Friday, December 3, 2010

for posterities sake...

So the past few weeks have flown by I feel like it keeps flying faster...i feel kinda like the teacups at disneyland! We have had a lot of fun this last while, we celebrated thanksgiving this year at jon's parents and as usaual the food was wonderful, it was a super nice day to spend with our family and be reminded of all the many things we have to be grateful for like, an eternal family, food on the table, our 4 kids, parents who have taught us great lessons, (even if we didn't always like them at the time), This year i braved the crowds on black friday with my sister-in-law and minus a few grouchy people it was a super fun night that started at 7:45p.m. in line at toys r us and ended at 6:00a.m. at my moms house where my girls had spent the night. Thanks Heather for the hot chocolate a great night!!! Cant wait till next year! In my family we have a tradition where on the Nielsen side we celebrate Christmas the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and there is always a theme that my Grandma puts together all year long, and this year the theme was Sheep and The Shepard. It was so neat to listen to my Grandma's sweet testimony of the Savior. I am grateful for the chance to hear her bare her testimony. And now its december and the list of holidays and birthdays are going to keep us busy this month. stay tuned for updates!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tis the season for all things cool (50 free shutterfly holiday cards)

in this world of all things digital i am greatful for my camera and being able to catch all those moments that would other wise fade a way, the other cool thing about digital days is being able to print your pictures in a second... literally! i know most peoples live are busy and who has time to drive all the way to the store when you can sit at home on your own computer and upload any and all the photos you want staight to shutterfly, and edit, pay, and they get mailed to you! I am in love!!! some of my favorite products that shutterfly offers are and this... oh yeah and this one too, this year for christmas i decided that i want to send out christmas cards, and this is the design i choose... this the sample...
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Monday, November 8, 2010

go check out this blog and then come shopping it's going to be good!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Peanut & The Bug

A few days ago the girls found all the dress up things and i got the honor to watch the wild and crazy fashion show. ( complete with pictures) we have alot of fun at our house! amidst all the estrogen, and drama, that comes with have the 3 of us girls in the house we seemed to always finds ways to enjoy ourselves!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

i have to say that halloween is so much more fun with kids and the pure excitment that ouzies out of them. jon was super sweet and took the girls trick or treating in his parents nieborhood while i helped get ready for the first annual Davies family Chilli cook off ( i took second place) Thank you Berta for the awesome recipie it totally rocked!!! we also carved pumpkins with the girls this year. it was so funny niether of them wanted to clean them out and dirty, so jon had to clean them. Hailee kept saying " dat's biscrusting" i tend to agree! brooklyn wanted to have a happy pumpkin and Hailee wanted a sad one!!! I got brave this year and let the girls choose what they wanted to be this year for halloween Miss B was a Pirate and The Bug was a Black Kitty. we had a ton of fun this year and we are looking forward to the next one!!!
the girls also got to roast their own hot dogs and marshmellow with the help of papa and daddy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Flower patch dance!!!

So the girls started dance class today, but do to some unforseen circumstances they were not able to dance but got to get a feel for the little studio and i think they are going to love it!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Summer in a nut shell

I haven't posted in a while and i have no good excuses, other than i just haven't, so this may be long winded! This summer has been full of happy, fun, and bittersweet things, i think im just going to list them, or this will take all day....
  1. drove to St. Goerge for the Davies family reunion got to spend time with great family and make awesome memories. watched Tarzan at Tuachan. ( super awesome!!!)
  2. headed to Lehi utah, drove in a nasty rainstorm with no windshield wipers and no radio, in the morning the battery was dead. ( dad saved the day!!!)
  3. celebrated the twins first birthday
  4. went to my great uncle ralph's funeral sad and happy day.
  5. Attendend my brother Kevin's sealing and reception such a wonderful day
  6. headed home from utah car started making some really weird sounds, got home safe took the car to the shop found out the rear engine was welded shut. no more "Green Van" as brooklyn says. needless to say counting my blessings we made it home safe.
  7. spent the night in the Emergancy room with brooklyn, she was severly dehydrated and running a really high fever. She needed an IV and a cathider to help her get better. oh the histeria that insued was classic!!!
  8. was able to attenend my brother dennis's sealing and reception!!! such a beautiful day
  9. celebrated Brooklyn's 4th birthday with family and close friends. that little girl sure is loved and spoiled!
  10. Went to the ER agian with brooklyn she got a craft puff ball stuck in her nasel cavity, and we found out that brooklyn has asthma! oh the fun of being a parent
  11. Hailee has gotten her share of bumps and brusies and one minor concusion over the last few months but seems to bounce right back with no issue, and be her happy playful self!!!

We have had tons of fun lots of tears but memories that we get to have forever!!! Here are a few pictures...

P.S. while we were in Utah at the church history museum the girls got to meet the General Primary Presidency. it was such a neat experience!

Friday, June 4, 2010


So i have decided that packing for a 10 day trip for Myself, Jon, Brooklyn, and Hailee ( who is potty training really well) is way more work than any one mom should deal with. the other night my mind would not slow down thinking of all the possible things that i would need for every possible situation whether they happen or not. by the time my head slowed down i had imagined a u-haul trailer attached to the car. Yikes I'm nuts!!! Jon just keeps saying if we don't have what we need when we get there we will just go get what we need at the store! well you can't get "mine" and "woofer" at any store!!! Anyways done with my ranting!!! i am really excited about our trip, first a family reunion and then my brothers wedding! it should be a great vacation!!!
that ratty looking pink blanket thing is called "mine" and we are in big trouble without it!!!

That yellow/gray thing that she is sleeping on is "woofer" i promise it was a dog once upon a time.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Mothers day this year was bittersweet for me... dont get me wrong jon and the girls spoiled me rotten jon bought me a Kitchenaid and i'm in love with it, and my girls ( really it was jon but it was sweet nonetheless) bought me two rose bushes one pink and one yellow!!! The only part that was not as good was that i kept thinking about Ashley and Nichole and how much fun we would be having with crazy 11 month old twins, and watching as jon tried to go shopping with all 4 of the girls would be hysterical!!! i know that my girls are safe and happy where they are and doing what they need to but just for a moment i wished they were here...

I am a really lucky mom to have such a wonderful family. I am truley blessed even when the moments are rough!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Hailee!!!!!!!!!

My baby turned 2 on Wednesday the 21st and i figured i should post about it. this little girl got super spoiled this year, my grandma was in town (for my sisters wedding) and grams makes the most amazing cakes ever and so she made Hailee a lovely purple princess birthday cake. ( which she loved and devoured) Hailee also got some new photos done thanks to our great friend Natalie and her wonderful talent!!! THANKS!!! Happy Bitrhday Bug!!!
Typical Hailee!!! Always trying to be super cute. She can always put a smile on my face!!! So i want to put some pics up of brooklyn to so here y"all go!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

coloring easter eggs...

This is the first year that we decorated Easter eggs with our girls, and it was tons of fun! once Hailee learned that she shouldn't drink the colored water, she wanted nothing to do with it. Brooklyn had a blast and didn't want to stop dying eggs. i think that we might turns this into a new Easter tradition!!!!
I think that the eggs turned out great!!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Let the Easter festivities begin!!!

So today we had a super fun Easter egg hunt put on by Heather!!! the kids had a blast, i just wish i could have gotten more pictures... but there are still more fun things to do this weekend!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The family is growing....

Now when i say that the family is growing i do not mean to say that i am growing, i mean that by August of this year three of my siblings will be married and therefore the family is growing!!!
Katlyn & Taylor are getting married April 23rd
Kevin & Katie are getting married June 19th
Dennis & Lauren are getting married August 13th
So my family is growing and its great! I do feel slightly old knowing that they are growing up and making wise and righteous choices. Aaahhh.... all is well with the world!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Paddy's day

HAPPY ST.PATRICKS DAY!!! pictures coming soon!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

reality check...

all i hear right now is the giggles from my kitchen table as my girls eat thier lunch, and my sweet hailee saying "tant ju mommas" ( translation: thank you mom) and i look back on the past few hours where all i did was yell and get mad at them for not listening and doing what i asked them to do. as i walked into our office i passed a few pics of all our girls and i saw our sweet twins and I was reminded that all to soon everything could be gone and how ungrateful i was being. in truth the reality of things is that i shouldn"t have yelled instead i should have stopped what i was doing and shown them, and taught them what to do. i am still learning to take advantage of every moment i have with my kids, and to enjoy it in the moment, because all too soon those moments will be gone.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

...did you think to pray?

So every month or so i like to get pictures of my girls so this morning while Hailee was napping brooklyn and i had a little photo shoot! as any 3 year old is she was goofy as could be, but while we were taking pics she did this....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My new favorite quote!!!

“When you have come to the edge of all light that you know, and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly”

Thursday, February 11, 2010

sisters, sisters, never were there such devoted sisters!!

if you can name the movie that my post title came from i will make you a plate of yummy cake balls!!!
Anyways not always is that saying true in our house but as of late they sure are trying to be the best of friends. i hope that as they grow up and go their different ways that they can still be just as close then as they are now!!! I love my girls!!!!!
Brooklyn when she was almost 2 and hailee when she was still tiny!
Brooklyn is almost 4 now , and Hailee is almost 2! boy how time flies!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Katlyn's Bridal Shower

so i had some fun thanks to a great friend!!! ( thanks Natalie)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Today I am Grateful...

Today I am grateful for many things.... (here are just a few!)
  1. My Heavenly Father, who teaches me that through our trials however small or great they may be that he is always there, as long as i'm willing to ask.
  2. My hubby, who amidst my tears and complaining he still loves me and always finds a way to let me know how important i am to him.
  3. Brooklyn, i am so blessed to have her in my life she reminds me that I am the "best mommy ever" ( even when i think i'm failing)
  4. Hailee, what do i say about her. She reminds me that life is simple and that smile, and her chub and her sweet loves.
  5. Ashley and Nichole, i cant even begin to explain the lessons learned, and the gratitude i feel from being blessed to be their mommy, even for a short while.
There are so many things that I am grateful for and i could go on and on but i won't!!! What are you grateful for?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Operation BooBoo Bunny

I would like to introduce you to my new best Friend, his name is BooBoo! Today he became the hero of the day, when even mommy kisses couldn't fix poor Hailee's BOOBOO!!! Hailee today made friends with the lanolium floor and her teeth met her lip, and well i think you get the picture, but just in case you dont here are a few to help you see.......... we had a rough little while trying to get the bleeding to stop but booboo is the hero, that and the fact that he was really cold!!!