a few weeks ago velzy randomly started to want to read "the night before christmas" every night, and so we read it, every night. luke is my favorite when he reads it cause he reads with a russian accent, and sounds like he has had a tad too much vodka. velzy loves it, she also loves santa. she has a little doll that grandma connie gave her, she gives it rides in her stroller and kisses and hugs it. she also points out all the santas that she sees wherever we are. i don't think that she gets the whole santa brings gifts idea this year, luckly, but she does like santa. so we were a little supprised when this happened: but, oh, i am so glad it did. this picture is so classic. we almost didn't go see santa but my grandma forced money upon us so we would go get the girls pictures with him. notice how santa is ever so gently holding velzy's arm down so that she is not reaching for us, and ivy's little and on velzy's shoulder, so cute. like i said, so glad we went. this is the sort of picture i wanted last year but didn't get. i can't wait to see what next year brings, i am sure ivy will really freak out.
anyways, we are off to california tommorrow to enjoy some colder weather and the billings side of the family. i should be packing, but you know how that goes...there are 1,000 ways to waste time when you should be getting ready for a trip.
ok, see many of you soon! i am so excited!