Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thoughts on Motherhood

Just yesterday I was thinking how hard it was to be a mom- my kids always seem to need me all at the same time and my house is never fully clean. Many things are left half or partially done to be allowed to attend to a little person's needs. Sometimes it is maddening! As a mother I feel physically spread thin as well as mentally. You understand.

Today Draycin and Cael's preschool field trip was cancelled due to inclement weather. I decided to go anyway because everything was packed and I didn't want to see the disappointment on their faces after all the build up of how fun it would be. Lunch packed and jackets zipped off we went! The food was consumed quickly as the kids complained of freezing to death. Suddenly the sun came out and we went into the Willow park Zoo to see the animals. It was like magic all the animals out and ready to please the children! It was totally worth it to see the look on their faces and the pure glee in their skipping and squealing countenances! I AM SO THANKFUL TO BE A MOTHER!!! Not every moment is perfect, but I would take a thousand imperfect moments to be able to experience the sweet and seemingly perfect moments with my children! I am so grateful for these precious little people!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Random Pictures of 2011

One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go!
Allie's Utah performance at the end of her 4th grade year! She did really well!
I just love the grins and slime on their faces when the ice cream man stops in our neighborhood!
We had the amazing opportunity to go with Mark Mabry (Reflections of Christ) and take pictures for a reenactment of the Martin Willie handcart company that will be displayed in the central bishops store house in Salt Lake City. Will be done soon and I will have to do another post!
Josh took a chance at the flow rider and was miraculously unharmed! He did pretty well too!
We blessed Elden on December 4th 2011!

Brenton made the Christmas Recital! He and Allie are amazing pianists!
My sweet baby boy!
Daddy and Elden

Brenton and his Wrestling adventures! This is a great picture!
Our kids all dressed up for Halloween!
This is the cutest skeleton I have ever seen!
Our family at the Nelson Halloween party!
Josh and I went to a Real Salt Lake game and the One Republic concert after! Fun but tiring when you are in your 3rd trimester.
Bat Man and Robin- the fearless duo out to fight crime!
Look at that gorgeous!!
two months after Josh and I were married in 2005 we went camping at Strawberry and carved our names in a tree. 6 1/2 years later we went back to the same spot and found our tree. It was amazing really because it was one of the only trees left standing in the campground where there were once hundreds. We decided it was a good omen!
Draycin turned 5 and we celebrated by going to the Tree House!
Draycin Participated in the peewee lamb show and won most outstanding thanks to Grandma Nelson!
Brenton won showmanship at the pig show at Box Elder county! It's a really big deal!
Brenton turned 9 years old!
Cael turned 3 and became the amazing Bat Man!
Cael won prince at the Bear River 24th celebration!! He is such a cute boy!!
Allie turned 10! can you believe it??
I turned 26!
Josh and I in front of our tree. I think he was trying to be really sweet because I was 36 weeks pregnant when we tent camped for 4 days. Nice save honey!
Playing at the tree house!
Pumpkin time!
Our cute kids at the Box Elder county fair.
I hope you enjoy! Will post more when I have time! hugs!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Elden J Nelson

Announcing Elden J Nelson Born Friday October 7th 2011 at 7:43 am. Weighing 6 lbs 14 oz and measuring 20 inches long! Just as cute as can be!!
You can't tell that Josh is excited can you? ;)

He is so gorgeous!

Cael actually has surprised me with how well he has done and how much he loves his little brother!
It was a cold and stormy day when he came screaming!

All of our Cute Kids!!!

Coming home! Yay!!

He is such a sweet baby!!

We wouldn't know what to do without him!