Monday, December 29, 2008


We had a great Christmas! Lots of family and friends. We spent Christmas Eve with Jake's family at their traditional family party, and then spent the night at my parents house. Santa over did it for Lily despite her coloring on the walls at home with blue marker a few days before. He must really like her...! Lily was a little timid Christmas morning, but soon got into it and she was hard to stop! Betsy was just happy sucking on her Binky. After the "first" Christmas morning, we headed back to Jake's parents house, and did it all over again! Hope you all had a Merry one!

2 of my favorite gifts!

Look how excited Jaci gets on Christmas morning!

Dr. Lily! She's been saying she wants to be a Doctor when she grows up! Santa knows everything!...

Jessica and Eric's Cat Slash literally couldn't keep his paws off the tree and presents!

Lily said her favorite present was her rollerskates from Grandma and Grandpa

Sugar Plum Fairies! (AKA Meg and Lily)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hell froze over.

I'm probably the millionth person to blog about the Vegas snow, but I bet there aren't any pictures of it as cool as mine! :-) My sister in Law, Karly, MADE me do it....I was driving the car though, so I guess I was pretty willing. It took forever to get to the sign because everyone in Vegas was driving slow because of the snow, and I almost gave up. But Karl stayed focused and kept her eye on the prize, and it was worth it! Don't be jealous....

Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Humor--(from Lily)

Who knew Target was so culturally diverse that they make Hanukkah dog toys for even the Jewish dog? So, Lily and I were walking around the store and came upon the above toy. She grabbed it and looked at it a little confused and then said,'What is this? A Dinosaur foot?" I laughed so hard I had to stop pushing the cart. It was obvious from my reaction that her assumption was wrong, so then she said, " Oh, I think it's a brush."--that made me laugh harder. I mean, where would she have seen a Menorah before? I love that her little brain put that together. I still can't stop giggling. I had to take a pic with my phone so that the story would make sense. It just struck me so funny! But maybe it's just me, because Jake didn't find it so hilarious!...
(Ps....It's a stuffed Menorah dog toy, incase you couldn't make it out.)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Back on the wagon...

I'm a lifetime member at Weight Watchers...and proud of it! Betsy is 5 weeks old, and I wanted to start the weight loss journey early, and especially going into the Christmas season. I gave myself a freebie through Thanksgiving, but now it's time to get serious. I never fully lost all the weight I wanted after Lily, I just didn't buckle down. But this time is gonna be different! I'm gonna be honest, I have roughly 25 lbs. to lose to get to my goal weight. Today was my first day back, and since I'm a lifetimer, which means I've done the program before (about 4 years ago I lost 25 lbs.) and I just had a baby, they give me 12 weeks free to get back to goal weight. I think I can do it. I'm being very public about this because I feel like it makes me more accountable. I'll post periodic updates of how much I've lost. I'm hoping I can do it in my 3 month free time frame! If you want to do it with me, I'd be more than happy to go to the meetings with you! Let me know!! The journey begins...!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

3 going on 18!

Lily turned 3! We had a great party last night for her at my parents. Lots of noise and fun...just the way it should be! Lily got a ton of awesome gifts, from her roller coaster, to dolls, and pretend food and cooking supplies...even a goldfish! Happy Birthday Lilers! We Love you!

The Invitation!

Birthday Girl!

The Party Loot

Giant cupcakes


Frosting thief

The roller coaster was a hit! Lily had a hard time sharing...

Then Jessica had to try....and bent the wheels!

Wild Indians

The Nelson fam

Lily and I wearing our "Little Miss" shirts. She's of course Little Miss Chatterbox, while I'm Little Miss Bossy!

This is her pet fish which she named "Flower" that she got from her Aunt Jessica and Uncle Eric.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Turning 3!

Lily's Birthday is quickly approaching! The 17th to be exact. I sent out email invitations, and if you didnt get one it's cuz I dont have your email address. If you want to come, leave your email in a comment, or contact me at and I'd be more than happy to send one to you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

2 weeks!

I took some pics yesterday. Get your fill now cuz I'm not doing anymore photoshoots of her for 2 whole weeks! :-) I figured at month would be a good time to do another one.
Things are going pretty good. I'm trying to work my way through the "baby blues"...or whatever you want to call 'em. Mostly just anxiety and emotional. I dont know how a newly postpartum mom would not get it with the lack of sleep and all! I pretty much feel zombie-ish to be honest. But it's all good! She's a good baby, and Lily is starting to feel better after a week of being sick. That's enough to overwhelm anyone!
Trying to separate Lily from Betsy is a task! She just loves her and goes crazy if I don't let her help out. I just can't stand the thought of a sick 2-week-old baby though. Anyways, here's another bout of pictures of Betsy in all her cuteness!

Friday, October 31, 2008

So long October, Hello November!

Needless to say, October has been a crazy month for us. Here's a little recap of our adventures. Let's just hope November is a little more relaxing!

-Had my 10 year High School Reunion! Go BHS!

Can you find the matches?

-Finished Lily's new room!

Gotta jump on the new bed!

-Had a baby!

Labor and Delivery

"Hey! She doesn't have any teef, only a tounge!"

First Family Picture

Going home!

-Halloween: Went "Trunk or Treating"

Gigi made her a Beanie....Maybe it'll fit next year? Or as Grandpa says, maybe when she's nine! :-)

The candy Fiend...she can't even wait till she gets home!

This about sums up how we all feel! Hibernation anyone?