Thursday, December 24, 2009

Elder Nelson

Scott is the one on the right!
My little brother is serving a mission in Minnesota. Yes he may be freezing to death, I worry about that often. I love this kid so much he is growing and changing and doing a great job. My little Ryan reminds me alot of Scott. Scott was the baby in our family and he was such a beautiful baby. Blue eyes, blond hair, and just so cute. I miss him alot, but he will be coming home in August. One of my mom's friends was visiting out in Minnesota and stopped to have lunch with Scott. Here are some pictures of the "fine young man"! And here is what she had to say about him: "He is a fine young man who is serving the Lord and doing the things he knows are right."
Scott is on the right!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Away in a Manger

Chris made me this manger for a primary lesson. I couldn't help but lay me sweet baby boy in it and take some pictures! How cute is he?! I am sad that Christmas is almost here I want to celebrate for a whole month more. Merry Christmas! A reenactment of what the Christ child looked like in that scratchy hay!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ryan's Room

It's about time for Mr. Ryan to be moving out of mom and dad's room and into his own. Yesterday Chris hung some pictures on his walls. It looks great, but it's only the beginning!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

100 free photo cards

This is from one of the blogs I read, do both sets of 50 free cards and end up with 100! :

Wow! In addition to the 50 free cards offer that I already told you about here, you can get another 50 free custom photo cards with free shipping.Go here and order 50 4x8 photo cards. Once you put them in the cart, use the code newbaby at checkout and you should get the cards for free--including free shipping! You must create an account to use the code.I just placed two separate orders of 50 cards each for a total of 100 free custom Christmas photo cards!Thanks, For the Mommas and My Frugal Adventures!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Card Photos

Here is a sneak peak of our Christmas card photos. Well I'm undecided on which one to use, we just got them done today. I'm quite pleased. I guess I planned for the worst!
Okay there was some hair pulling!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Chris did it! He graduated from Paramedic school! Way to go babe!
( Wow we are a family of five now, good luck ever getting all the kids to look at the camera!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Men's dress shirt= Little girls dress

Does this dress look familiar?

(Brooks is wearing a teal swimsuit under her dress, that is not part of the sleeves)

Oh that's right it's Chris' shirt from our engagements. It doesn't fit anymore. 4 1/2 years of marriage will do that to ya. (Oh and sorry I didn't ask if I could cut up your shirt Chris, but look how cute it is.)

I have conquered another sewing project. If you want to make one here is the site with the tutorial on it:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beautiful Baby!

Brittany Rulis is an amazing photographer. She did this photo shoot of Ryan. She was so patient with him, since he cried for about oh 3 hours! Thank you thank you for your great work! Go check out her web site and give her a call if you need and pictures done!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I took this little guy to church for the first time today! He was so good, but I should have left his sisters home...Don't even want to go there!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Can a girl ever have too many? I carry my purple one every where even if I have my diaper bag, but a new one would never hurt. Check out the giveaway they are having for a bag from Handbag Heaven has such cute stuff!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pumpkin Picking

Today our family went and picked pumpkins over at the orchard. It was alot of fun! This is my little guy, isn't he getting big.
Grandma Lori got to come with us. She also got to see Brooklyn at dance class today!
Brooklyn looked all over for the perfect pumpkin...
And this is the one she chose, I'm not even sure it's a pumpkin. Hailey enjoyed looking at them, but got tired very quickly.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Weekend Getaway

The last couple of days we spent up in Utah at the Burr's cabin. We all had a great time! I'm so glad Chris was able to take some time off.

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Ryan took this as a chance to relax and also meet his Great-Grandma Nelson!

Hailey enjoyed: candy, singing, looking at animals, hiking, and swinging! Brooklyn: posed, went 4-wheeling, swung, cried a little, looked for animals, hiked, climbed trees, and posed some more!

Chris: took care of the 4-wheelers, had a gun show, helped little girls climb trees, sang, fed his son, held his son, hiked with his son, and loved his wife!

I enjoyed my kids, and my husband, and the beauty.


Here are Ryan and Peter weighing in. Ryan weighed 5 lbs 14 oz...and Peter weighed 9 lbs 10 oz. Natalie you are a champ. Ryan better gain some weight to catch up with his cousin.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Peter is here!!!

My sister and I were due 4 days apart. Her due date was on sunday and she ended up having him yesterday. My due date still hasn't come and my baby is over a month old. Kinda funny how things work out. Go check out her blog and see my cute new nephew!!! Congrats Natalie and Willie!

Friday, September 4, 2009

He's Home

The last time I held him in the hospital. I was so ready to get him home!It has been 24 hours and we making things work with three kids. Chris goes to work tomorrow, so we will see how I do. It was so nice to bring Ryan home. In order to leave the hospital he had to be able to sit in his car seat for an hour and still be breathing, I had to watch a CPR video, and I had to be wheeled to my car...kinda silly, but whatever they wanted us to do I was more than willing! Ryan's first look at our house...well he's always asleep, so the first time coming home!The girls were so happy to have brother home. They took turns holding him and loving him.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today's the day!

My little man came home today. Three weeks seemed like forever to have my son be away from me. But he's home and everything is good. He is healthy. Pictures to come.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

...the rest of the family

That's right I do have more than one child. I have been trying to keep everyone posted about Ryan and I seem to be forgetting about the rest of my family. We are all doing great and enjoying this time that Chris has off work. Yesterday we made some time to spend together as a family, instead of just driving back and forth to the hospital all day. Chris got a handsome haircut, we had friends over, and the best part was the baseball game!(Not for real! I cut the rest shortly after!)Walking into that game.Up so high!Look at my little players.Aunty Kylie and Uncle Jeff came too!The snow cones may have turned our tounges blue, but when you are melting anything will do.This is the first time I have been with my mom when she has gotten to hold my handsome little man! He is so cute!
I even got to enjoy lunch out with my friends this week. (Ash you were missed) It was so good to see them and get caught up. Laying in bed for 5 weeks you can really miss alot!