"A final gospel truth that will contribute to our understanding of and hence the quality of our marriages relates to the degree in which we involve the Savior in our relationships as husbands and wives. As designed by our Heavenly Father, marriage consists of our first entering into a covenant relationship with Christ and then with each other. He and his teachings must be the focal point of our togetherness. As we become more like him and grow closer to him, we will naturally become more loving and grow closer to each other"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Photo Dump!

Well.. surprise! It's been awhile since my last post! I don't have an excuse and I am not going to say "I've just been SOO busy!" Because although that may be true I see so many other dedicated bloggers keeping everyone updated and ya'll are just as busy! 

These pics are in the wrong order so I will tell what we've been up to in reverse! 

My little loves are just as happy as can be! They will be ONE next month and I just can't believe it! This year has gone by so quickly, makes me sad in some ways, but I really love the stage my kids are at now! They are SOO cute when they play together! Their favorite is to chase after each other then stop and turn around to scare the other then BUST up laughing! Cutest thing ever! They also have screaming contests! Not angry ones.. just being funny!! They take turns screaming super loud and shaking their heads back and forth at eachother! They are best of friends and I hope they always will be! 

The pictures below are from the other day while I was decorating for Christmas! I had the lights out and I had seen, on pinterest of coarse, cute pictures with babies in lights! Mine didn't turn out as great as the one I saw BUT I still loved it and the rugrats loved playing in the lights! 

Then we move back to Thanksgiving! We went to Las Vegas to my parents for the weekend! We had a fun time and got to see lots of family! However, anytime we have holiday/family get togethers I really do miss my family living in Logandale. Being able to go ride the fourwheelers or just being outside where it's still quiet, I miss those days.. a lot! It makes me sad that so much has changed! My siblings have their own families and started their own traditions. Life moves on, but sometimes I just wish it wouldn't! 

Below is my little Mommas boy Madden! He is such a mommas boy! It's so sweet (some days!!) He has the bigger attitude out of the two! We always say his name is MADden for a reason!! He knows what he wants and is NOT patient... at.ALL!! He is always the leader, Bostyn just thinks he is SO funny and tries to do everything that he is doing! I didn't teach Bostyn how to crawl or stand or hold her bottle... he did! She watches his every move then makes her attempt! So cute! 

And then there is my little Miss!! How I love this little girl! Bostyn is SUCH a sweet baby! She is very sensitive and takes it very personal if you get upset with her!! I think she is going to be a lot like me so I know that when she is older I am going to have to be careful with the things I say and do with her! She is a VERY happy girl and it's not often she will cry. This girl LOVES to eat! She doesn't love to be fed but loves to feed herself!! She likes to be independant, like her mother! She is very proud of herself when she has accomplished something! She always knows when to celebrate! She is a TOTAL daddys girl! And whenever robbie walks in the door she is doing her kissy face over and over and over!! 

The picture of Bost and Rob is showing Bostyns new "cheese" face! When I tell her to smile this is what I get!!! And the picture of me and Madden isn't the best but I don't have many pictures with me in them so it'll have to do!! 

Halloween!! We dressed them as little cows! SO CUTE! One of the girls in our ward was a nerd and Bostyn loved wearing her glasses!  

Family picture!! Two adorable babies and one HOT husband!! Love him!

One of my favorite pictures of these two! I want to get this one blown up and on a canvas for their room! We had gone out to Stalie Farm with some friends to go to the corn maze and petting zoo and such!

Last but not least! Our little BSU fans!! Start em young, raise em right!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

So much for the workout!

I woke up this morning with every intention of doing my P90X workout.. well, I got 30 minutes into it and gave up.. SURPRISE!!! I just have the hardest time working out at home. I really do try! I just do not enjoy it. I can go to a class at the gym and.. well actually that IS the only way I can stay committed (for that hour at least) I'm so bad! I complain about not being in shape and not feeling good about myself, yet, I do nothing to change it!!! I NEED HELP! 

I did get some great tips from a friend (thanks Ash) and so now I think i'm going to set aside money each week and if I actually achieve ANYTHING I can treat myself (at the end of the month) to something I wouldn't normally do, but each day I do NOTHING I have to take money out of my "poor me" fund! 

I blame these two below for my lack of desire to do anything worthwhile when i actually do get a break! Don't get me wrong I love my babies and they are GREAT babies, but even 2 great babies can do a number! I'm reading a book about the value of a woman and I just read that most women say the one thing they regret is not living in the moment with their kids. I want to do that, yesterday I was rocking Madds and just loving on him and LOVING that he actually wants me to hold him and play with him. 

My kids think I'm funny, they make me feel like the next American Idol the way the get so excited when I sing to them.. and TRUST ME, i'm terrible! They are so forgiving and innocent. They won't always be this way. One day they are going to tell their friends how lame their mother is and how crazy I seem! So for now, I'm going to just sllooowww down and cherish their stubborness! Plus how can you not LOVE these two faces! Perfection!

 This little guy ^ sure can move quick when the front door is open! He loves being outside!

 ^^ I love that they love eachother! Madden crawls toward Bostyn and they are both just cracking up at eachother the whole time! They were totally meant to come to this world together. They can't fuction without the other! its the cutest thing!!

And of coarse.. the newest little peanut to our Nelson Clan. LIAM! Ryan and Katie sure do make gorgeous babies! He's perfect! And makes me miss having a newborn (just for a brief moment!!) 

Well, I guess that's all for now! Robbie will be home from basketball soon and wouldn't it be nice if I had breakfast ready for him?! 

Also, next post WILL BE about something besides my love bugs! I need some variety here! It will be projects I actually COMPLETE from pinterest, not just pinned and dreamed about! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More Morrison Moments!

Well.. nothing exciting to blog about! We've just been having a whole lot of fun at our house watching the twins grow up and develope their little personalities! I feel so blessed that I am able to stay home with them and see them learn new things. But they are growing way to fast. They are 7 months this week and it makes me so sad every time I look at pictures from delivery day. Where has the time gone? 

*They still love the moment their Dad walks in the door from work! It's my favorite part of the day watching them get so excited! 
*They are still taking 4 two hour naps a day and sleeping from 9 to 7. 
*Bostyn can give kisses.. she sucks her bottom lip in until she makes the "smack" noise!!!!
*Madden wants to crawl SO badly but I am not in a hurry to teach him!!
*Bostyn can sit up but not roll over (can do it, chooses NOT to!!)
*Madden can't sit up (since he will only try to eat his feet!) but can roll across the room and back! 
*Bostyn gets a very "poor me" look when she watches us eat. (we've let her try a few things!)
*Madden could care less about adult food and usually spits it out!
*Both LOVE to go on fourwheeler rides and walks and bathtime. 
*Both will instantly stop crying, or stop whatever their doing if you start to sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
*Both will go to just about anyone!! Which is so nice!
*Madden finally stopped wanting to be swaddled but I can't break Bostyn of the habit. 
*And both are waking up now so this post is coming to a wrap!!!!!!

 ALWAYS so happy!

 Madds loving his sweet ride!

 And miss blue eyes getting a turn!

 Not sure anyone can be more relaxed than this!!!!

 The best family picture we've ever taken!!

 Blurry but ADORABLE!!

Loving bath time! 

 Always sticking his big toe in his mouth!

And I just had to add this picture because of how blessed I have felt/feel lately about the gospel in our lives. We are so richly blessed because of the foundation we have choosen to built our life upon. I wouldn't have it any other way and I am so humbled by countless blessings we have recieved. I am thankful for the priesthood which Robbie so strongly holds and cherishes. I am thankful for the love we feel from our ward and our family. I am thankful for the desire to become better and more christlike. I know it is because of the gospel that I always feel at peace. I know it is through the Lord that all is possible. And I know he will never stop loving me and teaching me as long as I am willing. I know that having the knowledge that my family can be together forever gives me joy beyond measure. And I know that I can be an instrument in his hands each and every day. I'm not out to sound preachy, just to testify of our Savior and the truths he wants to share and the willingness he has to be a beacon of light to each of us in the world today.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just another post!

We had a fun 4th of July! Its been my favorite holiday for many years and next year I really need to celebrate more! We watched fireworks from our house because I wasn't sure if the kids would like the "boom!" but that was a bust and the fireworks just looked so tiny! We had friends over and had a BBQ and way to much sweets!! Why is it that we think just because its a holiday we can eat all we want!! (please tell me I'm not the only one that uses this excuse!) 

The babies looked adorable in their outfits and they even got to stay up a few hours past their bedtime! However, that did NOT mean they slept in any longer, little stinks ;)  

I love taking pictures! Especially of these two little bugs! We needed something to pass the time on Sunday so we played around with the camera! I must have snapped a million shots but these are some of the few that they were actually looking at me!! 

This one below of Madden melts my heart! He was smiling up at his Dad and wanted nothing to do with me!! Robbie was gone all weekend so the babies were more than excited to have him home!

Anyway- enjoy MORE pictures of my sweet babies!! I can't stand to see myself in pictures so you won't see much of me, plus my babes are much better to look at!!!! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

June Fesitivties

*Well another month has come and gone, and it's been a busy one! The babies have grown more in the month of June then the rest of their past months! They are up to 16+ pounds and it still upsets me that I struggle to carry them around in their carseat yet I still have my nasty flappy arms! I thought for sure it would help thin them out.. NOPE!

*Summer hit St George with a bang this year! I guess it was bound to happen, that amazing spring weather never lasts! I was honesty on a walk with the kids at 8 a.m. and didn't get far before I had to turn around because I was dying of heat! but summer does mean POOL TIME! I love the pool, I think its the most relaxing thing to do! Until I had kids that is. I'm still learning that everything in my life is now changed because of these little nuggets! However, they seem to like it. We can't ever stay in for that long but Madden just discovered how to splash and Bostyn realized you can also drink the water! (nasty?? ya I know, but it keeps her so happy and I get to enjoy myself!) 

*We had family pictures done while we were in Logandale for a friends wedding! Laura Leavitt did a great job but I think I'll wait quite some time before trying to attempt this again! It.Was.HOT!!! The kids were screaming most of the time! Robbie wouldn't let me cut his hair but then changed his mind the NEXT MORNING! Agh.. I told him he could go pay someone to do it because I was so mad!! And my jeans were so stretched out that I had to pull them up every 10 seconds, which also isn't easy anymore with a baby in your hands! Anyway- despite all of that I think Laura got some fun shots and I can't wait to hang them in the house!

We(I) were so brave and left the kids with my mom and sister in law for a few days while we went to San Diego! I was thinking about it for weeks about how I was going to enjoy the sun and RELAX every second... nope! Didn't happen.... SURPRISE! Literally the sun was out for 10 minutes of our entire trip! We went to the beach and had to wear a jacket! The pool at the condo was always full! (I don't really like to swim with strangers!) We did get to go to a baseball game! My absolute FAVORITE thing to do in the world! It was the Padres Vs. Braves and I am a huge lover of Chipper Jones so sitting right behind the dugout was right up my alley! (whistle whistle!) We also went to the temple and some other historical  LDS sites.. amazing. That's really all I can say, it was amazing! To escape the busy world and just enjoy the spirit and be overcome with emotion was the best ending to our trip. I had to add in a few temple pictures because I think the San Diego temple it beyond what any word can be used to describe it. 

Any-who.. So many other things happened in June and I can't believe were in July and that we'll be married for 3 years on the 25th! Exciting! 

OH WAIT! the greatest thing that happened in June... Baby Girl Butler was born! My best friend had her baby girl on June 30th! She happily welcomed her early arrival and she is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to meet her! Heather is my best friend and I couldn't be happier for her and her gorgeous little family! 

Ok yea. Thats all I am going to blog about today! I think I've let Bostyn cry long enough in her crib!!! KIDDING............ maybe! ;) 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cafe Rio lovers.. this is for you!

I, like many others, love a good pork salad from Cafe Rio! I have attempted to make it many times from different recipes claiming to be the "real deal" Well in my opinion this is the closest it gets! It was SO yummy and addicting! The only thing different I did was instead of using a fresh lime for the dressing and rice, I just used the juice you can buy from the store. 

Anyway- if any of you out there give this a try let me know what you think! We loved it and will for sure be making it again and again!! 

2 pounds pork (we like to use boneless pork ribs)
3 cans Coke (NOT diet)
1/4 c. brown sugar
dash garlic salt
1/4 c. water
1 can diced green chilies
3/4 (1ooz) can red enchilada sauce (I used Old El Paso brand, medium spiciness)
1 c. brown sugar

Put the pork in a heavy duty Ziploc bag to marinade. Add about a can and a half of coke and about 1/4 c. of brown sugar. Marinade for a few hours or overnight.

Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can of coke, water, and garlic salt in crock pot on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily, but don't let it get TOO dry). Remove pork from crock pot and drain any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork.

In a food processor or blender, blend 1/2 can Coke, chilies, enchilada sauce and remaining brown sugar (about a cup, you can add a little more or less to taste..). If it looks too thick, add more Coke little by little.
Put shredded pork and sauce in crock pot and cook on low for 2 hours. That's it!

1 c. uncooked rice
1 tsp. butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 can (15 oz) chicken broth
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

In a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, 1 tsp. lime, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl combine lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice and mix in as you fluff the rice.

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/3 c. tomato juice
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro

In a nonstick skillet, cook garlic and cumin in olive oil over medium heat until you can smell it. Add beans, tomato juice, and salt. Continually stir until heated through. Just before serving stir in the cilantro. (**NOTE** we added a can of corn, drained, to the beans with a dash of cumin and chili powder, it was AWESOME! We recommend doing this even though it's not "traditional Cafe Rio")

1 packet TRADITIONAL Hidden Valley Ranch mix (not BUTTERMILK)
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. buttermilk
2 tomatillos, remove husk, diced
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno (we like it SPICY so we kept the seeds in it, if you like it mild, just remove the seeds)

**compliments from favfamilyrecipes.com**

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Is May REALLY almost over?!

I've totally turned into one of those bloggers that only posts about her adorable babies! They control my life these days! We have been having a lot of fun and took our first road trip but of coarse I forgot to take pictures of that! We visited with Courtney and my best friend Heather up in Provo! Katie and Shelby came along for the ride and it was an adventure!! Never again will I leave this house without their swing and bouncer! 

Anyway- things have been amazing and the kids are growing to fast!
@ 4 months...
Bostyn: 13.14 pounds and 24 inches
Madden: 14.2 pounds and 25 inches

I've been so bad about taking pictures and home videos for them to see when they are older. I have the video camera out every day but have yet to use it! I will try to do better!
Well - I won't go on and on about how much I adore these litte ones so just enjoy the few pictures! And the pictures at the bottom are some of my favorites from a 2 year old photo shoot I did for a friend!!

They love to lay by eachother and talk!

She is getting WAY to big!! 

 Showing how they can sit up & stand! (with our help of coarse)

 ..He just wanted to take a nap but I wanted pictures!!!

My friends ADORABLE little boy! He just turned 2 so she wanted to get pictures done!