"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why we call it the present."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We weren't able to do Christmas Cards this year so this will have to do. We love you all and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

*Family Christmas Date Night*

So every year for the last several years my awesome Mom, instead of buying us a Christmas Gift for Christmas Day, she takes all of the adults out for a Date Night. This is the first year that we have been able to go out with the WHOLE family... usually she would come down to St. George and the three of us would go out...We went to Red Lobster and can I just say STUFFED! We all ate SOOO much it makes me sick to even think about...I had 5 Root Beers, how disgusting is that! Anyway, we had the best time just talking and laughing.
Then we went to a play at the SERRA SHELL called the "NUNCRACKERS" and it was hilarious...I wont even try to explain it because I'll sound like an idiot but just so I remember:
"So are you Catholic? uhhhhhh..... "NO!"
"I've got the tinsel" "And I've got the balls!"

Mom, thanks again for the memory...we had a blast!

*mY gIrLy GiRl*

Man, I love this girl! She makes my day everyday! The other day she came and brought me one pink mitten then she left and came back with the other to put on, then brought her hat in for me to put on... when I went to go see what she was up to this is what I saw:She looked like she was ready to go shopping... LOVE HER! Her mittens were a little slippery so she kept dropping her baby and when she would go to pick her up she would drop everything else. CUTE GIRL!

*Here we go a Caroling....*

So for Family Home Evening we had all the family that could come over and have some Hot Soup and then we went around to our neighbors caroling. It was sooo much fun!
The kids loved sliding down every body's front yards.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well...... Um....
I know, I know it's crazy right? We were trying to get pregnant at the beginning of the year but have been preventing that from happening for several months with the knowledge that Chris was going back to school and we should wait AT LEAST until he got into the Nursing Program. Well, Heavenly Father had DIFFERENT plans for us. We are super excited because we know this baby is supposed to be with us. Because we were "preventing" I didn't really keep track of my cycle but when I went to the Dr. he told me, for now at least, that my due date is Aug.2, which puts me at almost 8 weeks. I have not felt that great, you know the usual, nauseous, dizzy, that kind of stuff. Anyway, we are excited and we will keep you updated.
This was our beautiful sunset the night we found out we were pregnant. I have not touched these pictures this was the true colors, isn't it beautiful!


*Yay For Snow!*

It FINALLY snowed! (O.k. it was a while ago:) But Hunter LOVED it! He played out there until we forced him to come in. I love living here... my Mom has the best sledding hill in her back yard and my kids have all the freedom in the world back there. I'm hoping it will snow again really soon!
(Hunter had no idea I was taking pictures of him:)

He definitely has some Nielsen in him with that tongue sticking out!

*The Angel Tree*

Last Monday for Family Home Evening my Mom wanted to take the kids to the mall and have them pick a name of a little boy or girl their age from the Angel Tree. It was so much fun! This was our first time ever doing this but it was such a good experience knowing that we have so much to be grateful for. We feel picked on because we can't afford to get the kids EVERYTHING they want for Christmas. These kids that we picked from the tree were wishing for a coat and shoes. It's amazing how much we truly do have. I feel so blessed to have a roof over my head, food to eat and everything we need to keep warm in the winter. This is something we will continue to do every year. I think the kids (and adults) can learn A LOT from this.

*Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree*

I'm not going to lie but we have totally slacked this year with Christmas. We didn't put our tree out well into the first week of December. (Usually we put it up the day after Thanksgiving) I ended up letting Hunter put up all of the decorations and it turned out really cute. (I haven't taken a picture of it done yet but when I do I will post a picture)

Thanks little Hunter for being such a BIG helper!

*Family Home Evening*

A couple of weeks ago (The first Monday of December) we had Kelly and Jen's family over for F.H.E. and we wrote letters to Santa and made Christmas chains. We numbered each of the chains with how many days we had till Christmas and every night when they took a number off there would be a matching scripture. It's actually been really fun and it helps remind us to read the scriptures:) After that my Mom read the kids "The Christmas Orange" It was a really fun night!
Hunter and Skyla got there letters from Santa Claus yesterday and they are so excited for Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

*Light Parade*

The day after Thanksgiving we decided to get the kids bundled up and take them downtown to the Spanish Fork Light Parade. They had just started it when I was with Miss Spanish Fork and we rode a Jeep in it...let's just say they have come a long way since then. They had a lot of fun different floats with lights. It was a COLD, fun night. (Except when Hunter spilled HOT chocolate ALL over my camera)

The kids LOVED it, they couldn't stop staring.

This was Hunter's favorite.


We had a Wonderful Thanksgiving this year. It was a lot different then in years past... it was the Knudsens turn for Thanksgiving but everybody has, in the last year, moved to Texas and we just moved so there was no way we could fly there so we had a random Thanksgiving. Jen and James came down with their kids and Sean and Tori and their sweet little girl came and my Mom. I think we all had a great time (I hope:) The food was awesome and the conversations were wonderful. I am so thankful for ALL of my family. I truely am blessed beyond belief!

I only took these four pictures...that's how it usually happens for me, on a big day where a lot is going on I forget to take lots of pictures. I'll work on it for Christmas.:)

Monday, November 30, 2009

*Big Move*

Well, it's official, we are all moved in!
The kids did such a great job helping us pack up and unpack! I am so grateful for all of the helping hands. We had so many people turn up and help us out. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We miss our old ward but are excited to be in our new one.

Chris' best friend Frankie came and helped us with our furniture the day before the men from our ward came. My brother Cory and his beautiful wife Elisha came and helped on Friday and Jake came late that night. We had an awesome turn out of men from our ward and if it hadn't been for all of these people we would probably still be loading the trailers.

Hunter took this picture:)

When we got to Spanish Fork we seriously had probably 15-20 people waiting to help us, how awesome is that! It took us 9 hours to pack up the trailers and about 1 1/2 to unload. We are just beyond grateful to you all!

Thanks again!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

*Sweet Peas*

Lets just say Lala
This chick cracks me up! We had peas the other night and she wouldn't even TRY them! So when Chris tried to assist her in eating the peas she cried and cried and cried! The funny thing about this first picture is that she had been throwing a fit about the peas for probably 10 minutes and when I finally decided to get the camera out she stopped crying instantly and smiled! Little Stinker! Chris was awesome, he WOULD NOT let her get away without eating her peas. Once she actually ate them she was fine but this first bite lasted a good 20 minutes!

It's official we are the MEANEST parents in the world! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

*Funnest and Scariest Halloween Ever!*

So Frank (Chris' Best Friend since birth, literally) and Marla (His awesome wife) invited us over for Halloween. They had three kinds of Chili and Cornbread, which was delicious. Then they had there Rhino hooked up to their trailer lined with bales of hay for us to ride on. How much fun is that!
This is the first house we went to and Lala wanted to do it by herself. Every time I would pick her up to help her she would growl at me.The reason why I put Scariest Halloween ever is um, well,
Talk about your worst nightmare! I was on the back of the trailer with Skyla talking to Marla and Chris was up in the front with Frank. Our group was ready to go across the street and Hunter was stopped there (because he knows he will get in trouble if he runs out in the street) So I told him to follow the group across the street, and he did. Then the rhino pulled forward like a half a block. We could still see the house the kids were just at. And I started looking for Hunter, couldn't see him so I asked Chris if he could see him. He couldn't and I figured he probley was somewhere in the middle of our group. Well the "Group" started filtering out and Hunter is nowhere to be found so Me, Chris and Frank start running the neighborhood, when we ran into each other and no one had found him yet, I started freaking out. (I literally was like "Honey, I'm really starting to Freak out" as tears start running down my face) Now I am completely panicked and people are coming up to me asking who I'm looking for, I would say "A cute hairy little pirate" We had probley 8 adults running through the neighborhood for a good 10 minutes (which is a LONG time in the moment) And then I hear someone yell "WE FOUND HIM!"
Holy Crap!
I never want to experience that again! Hunter didn't even realize what was going on. As I'm hugging him with my life he says "Hey Mom, Check out the candy I got!" and proceeds to take each piece of candy out on the ground, one at a time. Wow, I am so grateful that nothing worse happened. It defiantly makes you realize how fast something can go wrong. Let's just say he didn't let go of me or Chris' hand the rest of the night.

This is Gene and his wife Michelle. He is the one responsible for finding my son.
Thanks again Gene, your the best!

Our group

This was so awesome. There was a man riding around the streets as the headless horseman.

They were taking turns screaming.

When we got home Hunter couldn't wait to show us all of his candy.

We had such a good time and know it could have been way worse and are soooo grateful it wasn't.

Thanks again Frank and Marla for inviting us, we had a Blast!