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

Thursday, December 16, 2010


We got to see Grandpa for a Grand Total of 2 Hours last week....all I can say is, we'll take what we can get:) Jen and James and their cute kids moved from Logan to Texas and Dad came to help them move. They got to our house around midnight and stayed for breakfast and left by 8:00 am. My kids we ecstatic to see Grandpa and were devastated when he left. As soon as the moving truck left our place Hunter broke down, just heartbroken and then the rest of us (Including my Mom) broke down. It was a very sad moment but we are sooo glad we got to see them at all! We just love them so much!:)
Sklya DID NOT want to let go of Grandpa!
Look at Hunters little face...so sad!:(

Sweet Emma Lou! Gosh we love their family!

*Craft Time*

We decided to make little reindeer pots the other day and fill them with candy and give to someone that we were grateful for. I love doing crafts with my kids!

I love that Skyla put her arm around Hunter for this picture. They really are best friends and I couldn't be more grateful!

*Mom's Christmas Present*

Every year my Mom takes the all of the adults to dinner at
Red Lobster
and takes us to a Christmas Show at the Scera Shell which this year was
Plaid Tidings.
We always have the best time! I love love love being with my family and it's so awesome that we all live pretty close to each other!:)

This picture cracks me up. Jake went to put his hand around Megan's shoulder and grabbed my shoulder instead but he thought he grabbed something else;) His face is priceless!:)

Thanks again Mom, we had a BLAST!

*Ward Christmas Party*

We had such a good time at our ward Christmas party this year. It was a Nauvoo Christmas and they had a little village that had a Bakery, a Post office, and a place for kids to make little ice scate ornaments. The food was AMAZING, we had roast beef, potatoes and gravy and yummy rolls.

This is now my favorite picture! Skyla loves her Daddy so much and it shows here:) Love it!

*Christmas Decorations*

I love this pictures because Hunter is sticking his tongue out because he's concentrating so hard...it's a Nielsen trait:)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010



Thanksgiving was such a blast this year!
Ken asked Mom and I to make him a homemade Pumpkin Pie...we have NEVER made a pie before so we were excited for the challenge (well, I was:)
Here are some pictures of the process, I made the pumpkin part and mom did the pie part)

Jen and Kelly brought Rock Band over so the kids played while we waited for everyone to get there.

Chris made this beautiful table for Mom for Christmas but we gave it to her early so we could use it. (this is what I was staining the day Chris chopped his fingers:)

We played more Rock Band after dinner. So.Much.Fun!

My Mom the poser:)

After we played this we all had some amazing desserts and then put a movie on for the kids and the adults played the funnest game, it's called "Werewolf" it's kind of like Murder in the Dark.

*Leave me ALONE!*

Chris was just hanging out by Jagger while Mom and I were making Homemade Pumpkin Pie and we had Christmas Music on, Chris was singing to it and every time he would start singing Jagger would start bawling, it was SOOOO funny!
I didn't really capture it but that's the story behind it:)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

*After Church*

The last several weeks after church Little Lala is EXHAUSTED! She has fallen asleep while eating her dinner the last 3 weeks in a row. This was last Sunday and you COULD NOT wake her up to come to dinner. So sweet!:)

This was 2 weeks ago

Thursday, December 9, 2010

*Jagger's Sitting Up*

I'm a little late posting this but Jagger is totally sitting up on his own! CRAZY! The first time he did it was November 21, 2010 when we got home from church. He wasn't quiet 4 months yet. He's growing up way to fast!
He looks a little concerned sitting there:)
I love this boy's smile...he can turn my whole day around with that!

*Christmas Lights*