"The key to strengthening our families is having the Spirit of the Lord come into our homes. The goal of our families is to be on the strait and narrow path."
Robert D. Hales

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Finally! The unveiling of our home sweet home!

This is our TV/Living Room. This is what you see when you first walk in. To the left is our computer.

This is the fire place and what we call our "reading den." Of course its part of the TV/Living Room, but we like the shelves and the fire place. We can sit down in our comfortable recliner and read.

This is the view of the couch from the other side the room. You will notice that behind the couch is the computer desk mentioned earlier. And on the far side of this picture you will notice blue checkered curtains. The sliding door entrance is just behind those curtains.

Here is the couch again from standing right behind the recliner. Just so you get the feel of the whole room.

And this is the kitchen! Stacy's favorite room. This point of view is from the TV/ Living Room. Stacy feels like she is living the high life because we finally have a dishwasher that isn't Stacy herself. She has been doing dishes by hand for the last 3 1/5 years. It's nice to have a break from the dish pan hands!
Here is looking from the hallway to the kitchen. Isn't the kitchen so cute! The island is really nice for storage of our dish towels, napkins and table cloths. As well as extra counter space.

This is the hallway of which all the bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room branch off of.

Our bathroom.

Ryan and Stacy's bedroom.

Another shot of the Ryan and Stacy's bedroom from a different view.

Laundry room. It's so nice to have a laundry room that isn't also your bathroom like in our last place. The washer is around that corner and to the right. It's a tight fit, but it suits our needs just fine.

And last but not least. Avery's room. He loves it. There is lots of floor space to play with his toys.
Well that's it folks! The end of our "Home Sweet Home" tour. Hope you enjoyed seeing where we are living now. We are happy here and have been blessed ten fold to have this home to live in.
P.S. Emily, now when we chat on the phone you can picture me more clearly of where I am. When I say that I'm sitting on the couch, you know what that looks like.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! We sure did. Here are some pictures of a day spent in the snow, as well as our Christmas holiday pictures. Enjoy!

Avery all bundled up to play in the snow. We had just moved and had a yard full of wonderful snow to build a snow man.

Jordan, Holly and Avery building Frosty. I'm sure our favorite famous snow man was happy to make an appearance at the Nelson home!

Avery? Are you having fun yet? He did help pat Frosty's snow to make sure he wouldn't fall apart.

All done! Look at the proud, smiling faces of the Frosty team.

Thank you Holly and Jordan and Avery for making our holidays that much more fun...and a day later....

To Idaho we go...to celebrate Christmas with the Smiths, Horrocks', Erskines and Mom Deschenes.

Merry Christmas!! Stacy's sister Mary Ellen had her baby the morning of Christmas Eve. So on Christmas Day all the adults had to keep all the kids occupied and away from the presents so that we could all wait for Mary Ellen and Chris to bring baby boy Eirnin Christian home. Once they got home, we dove right into the festivities. Why don't you take a look and see how much fun we had.

All the kids had fun playing with this...well...I don't know what it's called. But it's a pretty cool doo-dad. Drew said, "Hayden, put it on your head." So, he did. I got a picture and I love it!

Mom! She took a picture of Stacy while Stacy took a picture of her!

Hallie, Hayden and Valancy waiting to open presents...who is going to pass them and who gets to open the first one?

Avery and his very own digital camera. He has had a lot of fun taking his own pictures. Thank goodness when he drops it, it doesn't break and it is water proof. Fisher-Price is a genious.

What could this present be? Avery got lots of cool Dinosaur books from Santa! He likes to read them often and tries to pronounce the names of all the dinosaurs.

This is Avery just chillin' on the couch eating treats and enjoying watching everyone open their presents.

And last but not least! One of the best pictures over taken. Christy and Hallie showing off their amazing talent for sticking out their tongues and touching their chins! Silly Girls!

We had such a wonderful time in Rigby, Idaho and thank you to Mary Ellen and Chris for having us in their home. Especially with the craziness of having a baby at the same time. We love our family and we are glad that we could spend the holidays with them.