"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

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Element!

Hi Everyone!

I have been mulling an idea around in my head for quite a while now. And I think I have finally found that I have time to do it.

I have added a new element to our family blog. A "Recipies" section.

I find it hard to keep things interesting for dinner meals, and when I find a recipie that Ryan and I like I usually want to share it with the world. I don't think their isn't one person out there who doesn't get bored fixing the same things over and over again.

So, I am going to share with all of you these recipies. I have added the section to the Right Hand column of the blog. I will try to add a new recipie weekly. If there are any recipies that you want to share with me, or others just email them to me at thenelsons03@gmail.com and I will be more than happy to put them up for everyone to try.

I'm not sure if I will be emailing when I have updated the recipies. But I will try to find a way to keep them posted so that if you find yourself looking for something to make for dinner, you can just bring up our blog and get some ideas.

The first one is already posted. It's from the Campbell's website. It's such a wonderful site. I go to it all the time.

Okay. Well wish me luck! And if you could, send me some feed back as to how this whole thing works out, because I'm not sure it will work...but I am willing and determined to give it a try.

Love you all!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ryan's Rules

Something really exciting has happened!

Ryan works at a school called Discover Ranch. He is a tutor and a T.A. He was asked by one of the students graduating to speak at her graduation. His awesome speach resulted in the adminatration wanting him to give a similar speach for the schools website. The school titled it "Ryan's Rules." He wanted to everyone to know that he didn't call it that. They chose the title.

Anyway. Here is the link to the school's video page. You will see Ryan's face. His is the first video on there. When you click on the video it may take a while to load, so be patient.

He is so sincere and eloquent. I love this man with all my heart. I'm so greatful for his presence in our lives, and his willingness to help others on their path to success.

You're amazing Ryan! Keep up the awesome work!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Birthday Wishes...

Happy Birthday Stacy! ( Oh, who are we kidding, you all know it's me who writes the blog!)

Well, It was my 27th Birthday on Monday, and I had a ton of fun. A lot of fun staying in bed resting and reading a book because I have been sick for the last week and a half.

A few days before my birthday, on Saturday the 28th we had our family from upstairs join us for Pizza and strawberry shortcake. It was a lot of fun having them over to visit and play games with Avery.
Here is a picture of the yummy Strawberry Shortcake that I made. It is my favorite and I try to have it every year for my birthday.

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes on Facebook, the birthday cards and gifts. Turning 27 years old wasn't all that bad! Until I realized I was 3 years away from 30! I just won't think of it that way!

Thanks Again Everyone! I had a great Birthday!

Who would've Guessed?

Who would have guessed that turning 27 would be the birthday that I will remember for the rest of my life! Would you like to know why? Because, today I found my very first Gray Hair! AAHHH! Here is an article I thought was interesting. Hope it answers questions that we have always had to why our hair turns gray.

KidsHealth>Kids>Health Problems of Grown-Ups>Q & A About Getting Older>Why Does Hair Turn Gray?

Have you ever watched someone try to cover up gray hair by dyeing it? Or maybe you wonder why your granddad has a full head of silver hair when in old pictures it used to be dark brown? Getting gray, silver, or white hair is a natural part of growing older, and here's why.
Each hair on our heads is made up of two parts:
a shaft - the colored part we see growing out of our heads
a root - the bottom part, which keeps the hair anchored under the scalp
The root of every strand of hair is surrounded by a tube of tissue under the skin that is called the hair follicle (say: fah-lih-kul). Each hair follicle contains a certain number of pigment cells. These pigment cells continuously produce a chemical called melanin (say: meh-luh-nin) that gives the growing shaft of hair its color of brown, blonde, red, and anything in between.
Melanin is the same stuff that makes our skin's color fair or darker. It also helps determine whether a person will burn or tan in the sun. The dark or light color of someone's hair depends on how much melanin each hair contains.
As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color - like gray, silver, or white - as it grows. As people continue to get older, fewer pigment cells will be around to produce melanin. Eventually, the hair will look completely gray.
People can get gray hair at any age. Some people go gray at a young age - as early as when they are in high school or college - whereas others may be in their 30s or 40s before they see that first gray hair. How early we get gray hair is determined by our genes. This means that most of us will start having gray hairs around the same age that our parents or grandparents first did.
Gray hair is more noticeable in people with darker hair because it stands out, but people with naturally lighter hair are just as likely to go gray. From the time a person notices a few gray hairs, it may take more than 10 years for all of that person's hair to turn gray.
Some people think that a big shock or trauma can turn a person's hair white or gray overnight, but scientists don't really believe that this happens. Just in case, try not to freak out your parents too much. You don't want to be blamed for any of their gray hairs!
Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MDDate reviewed: August 2007