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

Music to my Soul~


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Graden's wrestling practice