Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Burkes Blessing 2009

This is Great G'pa Nielsen. He is from Oregon. He is a BRONCO NATION fan! He finally came out of the "closet" and is going back his Green and Yellow Duck state wearing
BLUE AND ORANGE.
We had the chance to bless Burke this last Sunday. (12/27/09)
Jason did a great job. My mother in law is so great. She always jots down the blessing. He are some highlights of the blessing:
· I bless you to grow to be a strong man with your beliefs in the church to be strong and your roots deep
· I bless you with health, strength and safety
· I bless you with a strong desire to study the scriptures and serve your Father in Heaven Faithfully
· I bless that when you are ready to serve the Lord on a mission that you will be able to teach those that you were placed on the earth to teach
· I bless you that when the time comes you will find a beautiful, strong bride that has the same values and strengths in the gospel as you
· Your Father in Heaven and family love you
· I bless you with anything else your Father in Heaven sees that you stand in need of.
I am thankful she does this. No matter how hard you try to remember, you tend to forget!

This is Jason's younger sister Darelyn and her sweet kids. Keller, Emery, and Amelia! We had such a blast! I feel like I don't see my kids when her kids are aound because they PLAY forever! Sun up to sun down!

I love this picture.
Great Grandparents: Cliff and Audrey Nielsen and my sweet Burke.

Taking this picture was like wrangling kittens!


Ok, my mom has a problem with looking at the camera. But at least we got a shot!

The Nielsen, Blue and Rock photo!

Brotherly love???????

I took this picture after everybody left! You can tell we had a lot of fun! Maybe a little too much fun!

I try to learn something new from Jason's mom when they come and visit. Last Christmas it was crochetting. This year she taught me how to make bread. This is my 1st loaf! I can't wait to try cinnamon rolls. (Well, Jason can't wait!)


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ahhh Crap!

I am a horrbile wife! I totally forgot my "Happy Birthday Jason, You're the best ever post!"

Man.....How will I ever live this one down???? Oh, wait....He doesn't care!


Happy 33rd Birthday anyways honey!


As Julia Childs would say:


"You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life!"

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"R" is for Reading!

I have not helped the girls with their homework for a while. G'ma Blue took that over while she was here, and I have not really gotten the December packets started. The girls BEG to do homework. It's not easy either. Mrs. T does not even give the girls the regular packet anymore (since October), they get the coveted "challenge" packet! Any who, I had them get it out today while I was stuck in the kitchen making some yummo chili. To my astonishment, THEY CAN READ????? When did I miss this? I cannot take credit whatsoever for this! My sister Jennifer was the gratest pre-school teacher of all time and had them so ready for kindergarten. So for it's all been a review for them. Mrs. T is great too. I was shocked to hear them sounding out the words and repeating them. We went to the library after naps and I let them get a ton of 1st reader books. They are proving to be more difficult than the homework, but I told them that practice makes.........you even better!
I am soooo glad my girls love school. By the second grade I hated it. Looking back, I know I had some learning struggles. My mom told me once that in the 4 th grade I got up and sharpened my pencil 22 times in one day. (The teacher told her this.) I guarantee it was because I did not understand the assignment and was killing time.
Keep it up girls! We are so proud of you!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lazy Dayz!

EVIL ELF???????????????????



Nattie is always asking to hold Burke! On Saturday they got all snuggled up together! So sweet!
The next pics are from our ward Christmas party! It was the Polar Express! There was not one detail forgotten! It really was a blast!















Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Burke

Hi G'ma and G'pa~ This is for you to see how big I have gotten! See you in a few weeks for my Blessing and my 1st Christmas! Love ya, Burkey Boy!
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

My baby~

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.






There really is no way to measure love. If there is, I know I am still in debt. I kiss Burke a thousand times a day. I smell is head just as many. I stare at him for moments on end. I thank my Heavenly Father for trusting me with this choice Spirit daily. I tear up to think he is a month old. I am proud of myself for savoring each second. I count my blessings multiple times a day, and hour. I smile when the big kids love on him, even if it's a little too rough. I wonder what the world has in store for him, and what he has in store for it.
Happy 1st month of being mine Burke. xxoo mama

Monday, November 30, 2009

Our House

These are some of my new decorations that I bought last year after Christmas at Target! I am so HAPPY with the way they look! The picture of the tree stinks. When you have twinkle lights it's almost impossible to get a good picture :(










Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkey Day Fun!











So as you can see we had a blast! I know that for sure because there are several pictures I could not post due to fear for my life!
The only really sucky part was that the night before I got Mastitis. BUMMER! But I am feeling much better today! I hope you all had a fun and thankful holiday!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Too many.......

I have too many blessings! I am thankful for so much. Although I am a little peeved because at this time I cannot find my camera. I think the pregnancy brain has not faded yet! :(

Burke is doing great! He weighed 7.2 oz at the doctor today. Yeah! He is finally picking up some weight! He is still tiny, but he is soooo strong. If you put him up at your shoulder he can rear his head way back. I am afraid of his neck breaking!

The kids are smitten with him! He is the first thing they think of when they wake up and the last thing thought of when they drift to sleep. I did not know how quickly they would accept him. There is no doubt in my mind that he picked us to live with here on earth. I feel so lucky to have him! Thank you Burke! Mama loves you!

The kids are all great as well! Smart, healthy, funny, a little too sassy, and very helpful! I could not do this without you guys helping! xoxoxox!

Jason is also done such a great job helping me! He adores his new little munchkin! I love to see him snuggle Burke. He usually is being bombed by the older kids, but makes time for all of them! He is SUPER busy! He is not only subbing full time, but coaching wrestling at a middle school as well. (Centennial starts up soon)!!! I love watching him coach the middle schoolers. They are tiny little guys, not the heavy weights, them is some big boys!!! Jason always grabs the boys and pulls them close after they win or loose. He talks to them and them gives them a hug and a smack! (It's a guy thing)!!!

We are counting all of our blessings! I hope you are too!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Whooosh!


That is how I feel the time how the time has gone by since Burke was born! Whooosh! Gone in a flash! All together he has been a DREAM baby. He eats well, sleeps well, is well tempered. I have ZERO complaints! My friend Natalie does a cute thing for her son Maddix once a month, a spotlight if you will. Well, a month is so much time to change for a new born, so thought I would do every few weeks for a couple months!

Burke likes:

To be swaddled
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His Soothie bink
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Snuggling
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Looking around
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Trying to eat my cheek
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His hands on his chest
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His big Brother and Sisters



Burke Dislikes:

To be naked
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Night time diaper changes
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Loud noises
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When I take too long to feed him
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Happy 2 weeks of life Burkster! In that short time you have forever changed mine!

xoxo mama

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Friday, November 13, 2009

The Woman's Remote!

Music to my Soul~


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Graden's wrestling practice