Highlights from the Last Year

Since our blogging has been so long in coming, and since we’re at the outset of a new year, here’s a scrapbook of some of our highlights from 2013. And if you haven’t yet checked our New Year’s Interviews with Carson and Coleman: https://mathises.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/new-years-interviews/

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In November, we made a surprise visit to Louisville, Kentucky, for cousin Hudson’s first birthday.

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The day after Thanksgiving, Carse and Cole got to ride with Uncle Dan (and cousins Hannah and Noelan) in the firetruck in Aitkin’s world famous Fish House Parade

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This was perhaps the event of the year. Monster trucks at the Metrodome with cousins Hannah and Noelan.

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Calling All Angels — the boys’ Christmas program at preschool.

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These goofs in their jammies and gloves and caps.

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The legendary Santa at Mall of America.

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Our little Tim-the-toolmen, looking strangely like little Dwight Schrutes on Christmas morning, with their new tools to help daddy.

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Two days snowmobiling at grandpa’s cabin.

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Big snowman and beautiful sunset at grandpa’s cabin.

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Silly faces during a photoshoot at grandma’s and grandpa’s in South Carolina in April.

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Megan, the matron of honor, and her long-time friend Jess, the bride, at her April wedding near Asheville, NC.

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The officiating minister and the official matron-of-honor. They make a good couple.

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Dirty boys.

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Coleman Richard Mathis.

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Carson Thomas Mathis.

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Brothers together.

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Daddy and the boys and Paul Bunyan on the boys’ third birthday in July.

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2013 was a year of reunions. Megan had her 10-year high-school reunion, and Megan’s family had a big reunion in August in Crosby, MN. We also hosted the Campus Outreach Minneapolis 10-year reunion in August.

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The boys with Grandma Jane and Grandpa Rick after seeing their first movie at the theater: Planes.

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This fall the boys started preschool at a Christian Montessori school called Hand in Hand. Here’s the boys with their mommy on their first day of school.

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Brothers waiting on the light rail en route to their first Twins game in September.

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Megan’s overnight in October in the Chick-fil-A parking lot to be one of “The First 100” into the new Maple Grove store.

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Happy Halloween! It’s a fireman and his dalmatian.

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Playing in the snow with their good friend Lily.

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Posing by Minnehaha Falls, nice and frozen, just a short walk from our house.

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Coley in the dental chair at Grandpa Rick’s office in South Carolina.

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The Mathis family picture of the year: Carson and Coleman with NFL MVP Adrian Peterson.

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