Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sanibel Island Fun

Two weekends ago the Nilsson family all met on Sanibel Island, FL for a lovely wedding!! We had a great time! Thanks to Mom and Dad Swann for watching the kids. The weekend was perfect, warm water, warm sun, alligators and fabulous people.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

How To Beat The Heat

Remember last week when it was 95 degrees outside. Well, we don't, because we chose to go to the mountains and play in the last bits of snow left!!!! It was fabulous, shorts, t-shirts and snow. The kids loved it!!!! Their parents enjoyed it a lot too!!


Our sweet little Evan celebrated 5 years of life with a Star Wars Party. We sure do love little Evan and you couldn't find a sweeter boy if you tried!!! Yes those are homemade light sabers made out of pool noodles!! Quite the hit with kids both young and old as you can see!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

"Princess Raia Turns 3"

My BABY turned 3 a few weeks ago. Here are a few of her photos. She loved her party, it was a "Purple Princess Party." She was very thankful for all of her gifts. We sure do love her and thank our lucky stars every day that she is ours.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dad's Day

In Church yesterday I taught a lesson to all 45 of the Primary Kids (that's a lot of kids for 2nd Ward) on the importance of families. I handed out a questionnaire to the kids that asked very general questions about themselves and their families. Like, How old Are You? How many brothers do you have? How many sisters? And a few more. One of the questions asked What is your favorite holiday? I would say that 98% of the kids answered Christmas. Probably because that was the holiday we just had, or maybe the present factor, who really knows. The point is.... I didn't really pay attention to that question because it didn't pertain to families and their differences very much. Bradon always makes his handouts into paper airplanes after church and I always throw them away by Sunday Evening. This Sunday I opened his airplane to read his answers. He answered them all correct, 7 years old, 1 brother, 2 sisters, and favorite food Pizza and Pancakes. The next answer was the most profound of them all. He had next to Favorite Holiday: Dad's Day!
Bradon has an amazing connection to his dad. One that I am sometimes a little jealous of. But yesterday I was humbled by it. His favorite holiday wasn't one that got him presents, or baskets full of chocolate, or dressing up and getting candy. It was simply the day that celebrates his favorite person in the whole wide world. His DAD!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

WOW- - It's Been A Long Time

Sorry to all of you faithful friends that check my blog. . . . it's been forever!!! Here are a few of the Festivities that have happened since the first few weeks of November. Darron's Birthday, Morgan's School Program, and Decorating the house in Christmas cheer. All important events, and all should have been shared. Darron and I also took a trip to Florida for my little brother's wedding. Maybe next time when we decide to pack light, we won't forget the camera!!! Oops. Anyhow, enjoy the pictures and I will try to keep you more up to date. Oh and by the way, my husband was called to be the 2nd Counselor in our Bishopric. That is also big news, but no pictures for that either.
Morgan thought of this all on her own. She turned our living room into a carnival for dad. We had games and tickets and prizes. It was great.

I made Darron a Cheescake. It was tasty, very time consuming, but tasty!

Morgan was one of the main dancers in her school program. She ate up the attention. She did a great job too!!

I had the kids put up the nativities this year. Bradon did this one, I told him he did it wrong, and then realized he has it more right then the rest of us. All the people and animals were there to look at Jesus. I love 7 year-old logic.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Vegetarian's Day

Bradon runs home from school yesterday and bursts through the door:

"Mom, mom we don't have any school tomorrow!"

I reply as though I know nothing about the upcoming holiday,"Why do you get the day off??"

Bradon replies, " Well because mom, it's Vegetarians Day!"

So to all you non meat eaters Bradon celebrates with you.

And to all you Veterans I do hope that you had a great celebration also!!!!!