"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"

Friday, December 28, 2012

Nelson Family Christmas :)

We were spoiled and had two christmas celebrations this year. We went to Morgan the week before to spend time with Rob's parents. We had our first white christmas and the kids loved the snow! I'm not sure where all of the pictures went but it was a good time! 

Sunday before Christmas we drove down to surprise my family at church and stayed until Christmas night. If you read my post about us all being sick on our camping trip then you can just assume where this one is headed!! My little family brought the NASTY flu down with us and as a gift to my other family members we shared it with them! Pretty sure my family is never going to invite me to another family event! 

We still had so much fun and the kids were so cute and excited about it all! They loved playing with cousins and dogs! I loved being with my ENTIRE family and spend time with them! I love them all so much and miss them all the time! I would give anything to live by them! (anything but move to Vegas!!!!) 

We had a yummy white chili christmas eve dinner and ate way to much junk! We started some new things this year we are all hoping to make tradition! Here are some pictures from our stay!

Feeding Gunner ALL DAY LONG! 

My WONDERFUL parents!! Love them both so much!

He loves me I promise!! :) Such a handsome fella!!! 

Love their jammies!! 

All you Duck Dynasty Lovers... Did Willie show up to your white elephant exchange?!! We're BFF! 

Gift I got for my mother!! We all love this picture!

Madden and Charlie waiting at the top of the stairs for the rest of the gang!!

Lil' Miss confused about all the talk about Santa! 

SO FUNNY!! Love these cute cousins! 

Her favorite present!!! No surprise here!

Loves her grocery cart from auntie Kitty and Uncle Scooter!

Play days!

Life all kids, mine LOVE to be outside! And for the days its to cold out I try to improvise! Thats where the indoor slide comes in handy! We are always at the park and they are USUALLY so good to just play and not fight and help each other!  

These two are growing so fast and so much is changing! I am so thankful that I have captured so many moments with them and can show them all these photos one day! 

Madden is Mr. Lovable! This kids loves to play and talk sports!! He loves watching and playing basketball whenever he can and ask this one to flex and you are in for real gun show! He is my little lover thats for sure. Momma's boy to the core! And I love it! He is big time flirt and LOVES dancing and Toy Story!  

Then there is miss sass pants! Bostyn is turning 2, and for those who have a 2 year old know what I mean!! "MADDDDDEEEEEEENNNNNN stop it." "AGGHHHHHHHHHH.. NOOO" "BRUDDER, get it." "MOMMYYYYYYYYYY" "Doggie, shut up!" Just a few things we hear everyday! However, she is also the easiest kid ever! Attitude? YES, but she is a little mommy and loves to clean and put dishes away, Vacuum and turn on the dryer. She gives some NASTY looks but has the cutest dimples! Offer her food and she is your new best friend (gets it from her momma) She is VERY sensitive and likes to be in charge! so pretty much she is all GIRL!!! 

I would love to say AWW look how sweet my babies are! Giving high five and playing so well!! Thats what this picture says at least! Little do you know they were mid-fight, straight up gangsta baby style right here! (she always wins) The pictures that followed were of her walking away with a smirk on her face and him bawling his eyes on in the background! Thats true sibling love right there!!

Playing peek-a-boo right here and oh how I LOVE this picture!!

And I loveLOVE this one! I love dirty face, black and white photos. I am going to get one of bostyn and blow them up to hang in the bathroom!! Can't wait!

Young Women's calling

As a girl, turning 12 was a big deal in our church! It meant you got to enter young womens and be one of the cool kids! I LOVE young womens, I loved the activities and lessons, the leaders and the girls. I posted about getting to go to girls camp this year as the assistant camp director, well shortly after I was called as the Young Womens President of our ward. Never before have I felt so excited, overwhelmed, emotional, scared, terrified, nervous, and anxious. I have always wanted to serve with the youth of the church (even though I still consider myself one of them ;)) I think as a leader you are given a chance to make a lasted change. An impression and an impact. You are given the chance to teach these young girls about the gospel about the challenges they are going to face and about the faith to overcome them. 

The women that I serve are so beautiful! Truly beautiful.  The are strong and funny. Sensitive and smart. In the past few months my life has been so blessed because of them and their love for me! The leaders I am able to work with are each so different and so strong. I love them all SO much and I have never been more grateful for the timing of our Saviors plan. With this calling he has filling a gap in me that I was so desperately searching for. 

I am so proud of these girls and I look forward to working with and loving them! 

Some "Firsts"

I don't know how I will ever get caught up so I am just going to do as few as posts as needed to up catch up on the past 6 months! Let's start with some of the twins "firsts" 

First time going to the movies! We went to the dollar theater to see The Lorax! Cute show, and the kids did pretty good! 

I just stuffed them full of red vines and soda ...WATER.. 

First time going CAMPING!!!!! I have always loved camping and being out in nature. Listening to the birds and the flowing water. Enjoying the peace and quite, not having any cell service. Cooking dutch oven and drinking mountain dew... 

And then I had kids.......... WORSE.EXPERIENCE.OF.MY.LIFE

And that is by no means a lie! We were about 10 minutes from our destination and we see DEtOUR. ok no big deal... ya 2 miles per hour and 3 HOURS later! Someone please just kick me in the shins now! Bostyn started throwing up while we were heading up the mountain and I assumed it was motion sickness because I get very sick every time we drive.
 Well when the throwing up never ending and was passed from her to me, from me to Rob, from Rob to Ryan, Ryan to Tyler, Tyler to Katie, Katie to Dad, Dad to Mom (ya you get the picture!) It was terrible. Everyone was in terrible moods and just wanted to go home. HOWEVER, the fishing was AMAZING! I even held the fish (HUGE deal for me) Im DEATHLY afraid of fish, literally, deathly! There is a good chance a fish is going to eat me one day! Besides that it was miserable and none of us EVER want to go on a family trip together again! The very thought of us all being together makes me want to vomit :) 

Moving onto FIRST job! Bostyn is an extreme stylist!! She famous for getting you soaking wet while she is giving you a style and for combing her hair so hard you fear there will be nothing left when she is done! But I love this about her. She watches me to every haircut and just tells me what to do and after every client she climbs right up and asks her a cut! 

Lastly, first time looking alike in a photo! (ok maybe not the FIRST but I love this and had to share)