Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

Pumpin Carving......

Woody & Buzz Lightyear.........and Jessie

Tonto & The Lone Ranger and Dweedle Dee & Dweedle Dumb
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First day of preschool 2013

Today is Daxton's {3rd} first day of preschool!!  He's a pro at this by now.  He didn't want us to take him, he wanted to ride the bus with Kennedi.  Even though I really wanted to take him for his first day, I just couldn't tell him he couldn't ride the bus.  
Monday, August 19, 2013

4th Grade!!!

This girl started 4th grade today!  She's getting so big..... And so blonde!!  
Sunday, August 18, 2013

End of Summer getaway!

We went with all of Shane's family to Midway/Parkc City for an end-of-summer getaway.

We had so much fun!

We swam in the Midway Crater....

...and went to Park City and did the Alpine Slide.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Movie night

I took Kenna and  Dax to Planes tonight and Shane took the babies to Young Men's.  We live in such a cute town....this is our Movie Theater, it's old, it has a stage!!  But, they make it fun.... They have Dusty and Mater outside and they are a big hit!!  Cute movie too!! 
Monday, August 12, 2013

The New Gun

Shane and I went out and shot his new gun today, it's a 300 Ultra Mag.  Of course we had to have a little contest to see who could get closest to the bullseye [we're a just a little competitive], and I was the big winner!!  We had so much fun!  🔫
Monday, June 17, 2013

Disneyland 2013

Our Disneyland vacation was a blast!

We went with Grandma & Grandpa Nelson, Matthew, Heather, Dodger, Mikenzee, and Kyler.

We rented a house a couple miles from Disneyland so we could all stay together.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bronse and Brody are 2!!

Happy 2nd birthday to thses cute boys!!!

Where better to spend your birthday then at Disneyland!!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

12 years!

Happy 12 years to us!!!  

Things just keep getting better!!
Monday, April 1, 2013

3/23/2013-That phone call you never want to get.....

I had just got done packing for our cruise that we were leaving for the next day and I was painting my fingernails when I heard Shane walking down the hall talking to someone on the phone.  It was after midnight, and I could tell by the way he was acting that something was wrong.  I didn't know who he was talking to, but I knew they were talking about a car wreck.  I started yelling at him "WHAT, WHAT!?!?"  He then just handed me the phone and quickly said Matthew and Heather we in an accident.  In those few second before I could get on the phone, a million things rushed through my mind....I was scared!!

My mom was on the phone and said that they were in a car accident, Matthew's leg was broke, they were taking Heather in for an emergency C-section (she was 34 wks along), and her leg might be broken as well.  Relief came for a minute, knowing they were alive and ok, but then the fear for Baby Dodger came to me.  I just kept thinking.....He's going to be sooo little, his lungs won't be developed, he hasn't developed the sucking reflex....yes random thoughts, I know.  As I sat the phone down after talking to my mom, I heard someone saying "Hello?  Hello?", and I realized I had accidentally called someone, and by this piont it was around 1:00 AM.  I picked up the phone and realized it was my sister-in-law, Jessica, who just so happened to be in St. George with Coby for the weekend.  We had her and Coby go over to the hospital to see what was going on, because we were having a hard time getting information.

They got to the hospital, and we got the news that Dodger was born, and sent over to the NICU, which is a different hospital.  Heather was in recovery and Coby and Jess were with Matthew as he waited for an MRI, because he was going to need surgery.  Coby was able to give Matthew a blessing, and keep us filled in on what was going on.

Some of Heather's family was there and they went with Dodger and sent us these pics....

He was born at 12:01 AM 3/24/13, 6lbs, 19.3 inches.....big boy for 6 weeks early.  

Coby and Jess were there with Heather when she came out of recovery, and She was in so much pain because she didn't have an epidural, they just knocked her out for the c-section.  

My parents drove all night to get to them, I couldn't go until the next morning, which was killing me!!  

When I got there at around 11:30 the next day, Heather was still in the ICU and Matthew was a floor above her in his own room.  They got Heather ready to transfer her over to the Mommy/Baby center where Dodger was, but they wheeled her in to see Matthew for a few  minutes first.....then Heather and I rode in the ambulance to the other hospital, and she finally got to meet her new baby boy!!  I face timed Matthew so he could be apart of it as much as possible.

As I was in there and talking to the NICU nurse, she explained to me how lucky Dodger was to be alive.  She said he had no heartbeat in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, and he had no heartbeat on the ultrasound in the ER.  The on-call Dr. wanted to hold off on doing a c-section and get Heather scanned first, but Heather's doctor was there and insisted on getting Dodger out right then.  He was born dead, white and limp, and they worked on him and revived him.  This still gives me chills and a stomach ache every time I think about it.  
He is one strong little Nelson!  He was intubated initially, but not for long, and required very little oxygen.  He picked up on nursing really fast and only had to stay in the hospital for 8 days!!  Amazing!! 


Here are some pretty neat photos......{top right} Little Dodge in his incubater, {top left} First family photo a few days later when Mattew was released, {bottom right} When Matthew was released, they moved a hospital bed into Heather's room for him, {bottom left}  Matthew passing Dodger in the ER right after he was born when they were taking him to the NICU.

{i might get some of the details wrong}  Matthew's knee cap was shattered, his Tibia was broke in half long ways,  and his ankle had a compound fracture......   Their car was completely TOTALED!

I feel so bad that this is the way they became parents, but this little family was so incredibly BLESSED....Dodger is a little Miracle Baby!!
Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy 9th birthday Kennedi

Happy 9th Birthday to this beautiful girl!!  
I couldn't have asked for a more kind, sweet, talented, or gorgeous little girl to be mine!!

He had a mini birthday party at Hang Time in Orem, and invited her 3 best friends, Aubrey, Elle, and Emma.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Little Man Mustache Bash Baby Shower

I have a little nephew on the way, and yesterday I threw my sister-in-law, Heather, a 
baby shower!!!

Here are the invites that I made on photoshop.....

Dessert Table!!

The dessert table had all kinds of goodies like Red Velvet Cake Pops, Peanut Buttercup Cookies, Cupcakes, Onesie Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Gumballs, and Sixlets!

The orange drink turned out SOOO yummy, you can find the recipe HERE.  I just used Mason Jars for the drinking glasses and put cute straws in them that I ordered from The TomKat Studio.

Full View...

I made this Diaper took about 100 diapers, ribbon, tulle, and I made the sign and mustaches on my Silhoutte.

We did 3 Subway Party Platters, 2 Pasta Salads, Chips, and little Fruit Cups.  I got the fruit cups and little Chevron bags for the utensils at The Tomkat Studio.  

I set up a little photo booth and had fun props for the girls to use, and gave them a Hashtag to use for sharing their pics on Instagram.  Then everyone got a Pacifier Necklace, for the "Don't Say BABY" game, and they chose a Mini Diaper and pinned it to themselves, and at the end of the shower, whoever had the "DIRTY DIAPER"  won.  

Photo Booth Shot!!!  Mikenzee, Me, my Mom, Kennedi, & Heather

Games prizes......I got the bags at The Tomkat Studio, and we filled them with Bath and Body Work soaps and lotions.

I made EVERY tag/label/sign/banner you've seen on my Silhoutte Portrait. {BEST INVENTION EVER!!!}

Thanks Yous........I got the mustache molds from Hobby Lobby and the wrapping paper on Etsy.

And here is the Lady & {BABY} of Honor!!!!