Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I know it isn't here yet but it's never too early to plan for the future and this can be yours for the small price of $7.50(plus shipping)...this vinyl measures 4x26 and is in orange, put it on your door(see example) or on a painted board...such a fun addition to the beginning of the holiday's!

PS...notice the pumpkin?

Friday, September 11, 2009


Today I am remembering...mostly of the events of this day eight years ago...I was working with the babies in my class, 6 1/2 months pregnant, just starting to get uncomfortable in my pregnancy and then hearing the first trade center building was hit...just thought it was an awful accident...at first I didn't think more then owe those families I felt sad for them...then the second building was hit and I panicked...the city panicked the nation panicked...parents came to get there children, I remember one mom worked at the court house and her husband came and said they moved everyone to the safe house...I thought should we have a safe house, what am I doing having a baby, bringing my sweet girl into this, what were we thinking...I had to call Rob and he calmed me down...reassured me that things will turn out alright in the end, he reminded me of the covenants we took the year before and that no matter what happens we will be together forever with our beautiful children...I love him so!

So as I remember that day and I look at those images and I remember how I felt or what I was doing I thank Heavenly Father for the greatest comfort of knowing no matter what happens here on earth there will be a greater and better place that I will end up, with my family which is the whole purpose of this journey right?

Monday, September 7, 2009


Picture day was Friday and I took these before they left for school that day! I love my kiddos!


So these were the best waffles EVER and you can have them too...it called for cake flour but I learned that if you add two T of cornstarch to all purpose flour you have a good substitute...it worked wonderfully, ALSO I didn't have to separate the eggs and whip, so nice. Here is where you can find the recipe...

newest project

So here is my newest fall project...Harvest with an apple or pumpkin, 4x18 for $3.50(not pictured)...we are doing a class for RS on Sept 23 @ 6pm(Wednesday), all are welcome please leave the kiddos at home!

The other board is one we can all relate to...LOST SOCKS, 6x12 for $5.00 ...if you want to attend I only have FOUR slots left(had seven) and you can do two boards each...just email me or call so I can
put your
name down!

**If you'd like me to make them for you double the price.** Shipping is extra.

Friday, September 4, 2009

To all of us who have been following...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

In Loving Memory

Lucas Tyler Nelson was born December 8, 2008 in American Fork, UT, to Aaron and Shannon Nelson. His three month battle with cancer came to an end the night of September 2, 2009. Lucas passed away at home in the loving arms of his parents. Throughout his journey, Lucas was a Brave Little Soul who unlocked the love and compassion in people's hearts. Because of him, friends and family bonds have been strengthened, faith has been renewed, many prayers have been offered, and lives have been changed forever. He is survived by his parents, Aaron and Shannon; brothers, Kaden and Jonas; grandparents, Bill and Donna Nelson, and Gordon and Barbara Anderson; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and great-grandparents. We thank the doctors and nurses who cared for Lucas, particularly the staff at Primary Children’s Medical Center. We also express our love and gratitude to family and friends who have given service and shown so much love and support.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 5th, 10:30am at the Silver Lake Stake Center, 4506 E Pony Express Pkwy, Eagle Mountain, UT, 84005. A viewing will be held, at the same location, Friday September 4th from 6-9pm and Saturday, September 5th from 9-10am. Interment will be at the American Fork Cemetary.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lucas is in Heavenly Fathers arms now

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We will miss you our sweet Angel...

Lucas passed away last night (September 2) at 10:55pm with Aaron and I laying beside him. He touched our lives and hearts and will be deeply missed. Thank you to all who have been a part of our lives through this difficult time. It is a bittersweet feeling as we are sad to see him go and yet relieved he is no longer in pain. We know that he is with our loving Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ and that they will take good care of him. We look forward to the day when we will be reunited.

Funeral details to follow.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nelson Family Blog

I asked Aaron and Shannon if I could post this and they said yes...it is totally heart wrenching BUT revealing and a great thing to be reminded of...thank you Nelson family for sharing your family with us...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Heavy Hearts, Thankful Hearts

Lucas slipped into a Coma sometime in the afternoon yesterday, Sunday, as he was being held by loved ones. Our hospice nurse came out last night to confirm his unresponsive state as a Coma. We are grateful to all who have come to visit and as always to all those who have been Angels to us throughout Lucas' struggle. Our faith is strong, but our hearts are broken. We feel a calm assurance that Lucas will be fine and soon will be with his Father in Heaven and his Savior. We lovingly and respectfully ask that visits be limited to immediate family and please understand that we would love to visit with everyone, but our time with Lucas seems limited. We appreciate your continued prayers for our family as it has given us much strength and support. I wish we could give more personal responses to all of your comments and acts of kindness, please take this as our way of saying thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Lucas is a very special boy sent to unlock the love in people's hearts and teach us lessons we might not otherwise learn. It seems his mission is drawing to a close. We love you our friends. Thank you.


The Brave Little Soul

The Brave Little Soul
By: John Alessi

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. He especially enjoyed the love he saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day he saw suffering in the world. He approached God and sadly asked, "Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?" God paused for a moment and replied, "Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people's hearts." The little soul was confused. "What do you mean," he asked. God replied, "Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone." The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, "The suffering soul unlocks the love in people's hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer - to unlock this love - to create this miracle for the good of all humanity."

Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain himself. With his wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied. "I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!" God smiled and said, "You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you". God and the brave soul shared a smile, and then embraced.

In parting, God said, "Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed." Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through his suffering and God's strength, he unlocked the goodness and love in people's hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love. Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those that were always too busy found time. Many began new spiritual journeys, some regained lost faith - many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. Everyone prayed. Peace and love reigned. Lives changed forever. It was good. The world was a better place. The miracle had happened. God was pleased.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This is an amazing story...about faith and eternal families, thanks B for sharing...as I approach my forever membership in this amazing church(12 years on the 7th)...I see how others are and wonder if their faith dictates who they are...I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I know who I am and follow him in FAITH...because I have faith, I live my belief I know Heavenly Father lives, I know he sent his son, so we could have eternal life and I know that we have a modern day Prophet and his name is President Thomas S Monson I also know that it is crazy for people to pay someone to tell them what to think...I think for myself, I make my own decisions...BUT I do consult others...with no payment required(aka Heavenly Father) So why do you ask someone whether or not you will be together forever when no one has told you, but that person you paid...he will tell you anything, you're paying him right! (my ramblings)

I am thankful for the words together for all time and eternity...that brings me peace in my hardest momments, which at this time are not so hard. to be cont'd...

Best Deals

Ok, so I pride myself in finding the best food deals around and I think I did pretty good this week...I went to Publix and The Fresh Market. I know your thinking those are the most expensive stores BUT you have to shop the deals and eat the deals too!

So Publix has there pasta on special this month which is Barilla and Ragu sauce both for $2, that feeds our family of five two meals with a side of green beans or salad both of which are on sale. But my best deal was A1 steak sauce BOGO and I bought one for $1.88 and I had a $2 off coupon so it was FREE and chicken was on sale $.99 a lb and I bought lots of drumsticks because they cook the fastest(with soccer I need it) and add potatoes 5lbs for $1.99 and add a salad or green beans which are also on sale...other things I bought there were A Jamima Pancakes BOGO $2.69 minus my $.75 coupon and the kiddos have a fast meal in the morning. Also Danimals yogurt 2/$4 and I had 2 $1 off coupons. Ended up being one dollar each. I also bought strawberry tofu...now I don't usually buy tofu but I saw it and Rob and I are trying to be good so smoothies will work in the morning. STRAWBERRY tofu was on sale $1.50 (I tried it this morning and it was yummy...couldn't get it away from G) I also bought other stuff but on to the Fresh Market...

I love them because of their fresh fruits and veggies...and their prices. This weeks special asparagus $1.98 lb (yay for Rob who LOVES it)...peaches the size of soft balls on sale all month, $.98 lb(what a steal @ Publix $1.49 or 69 lb), green beans $.98 lb got lots and braeburn apples $.98 lb They had there giant 2 inch cupcakes for $.99 but we forwent those THIS week:) Also red pepper was $2.98 lb, most big peppers are 1/2 lb, you do the math. Strawberry's were $2.50 lb and giant kiwi we're $1.99 lb I bought two for a $1 a little pricey but big. Also we get there olive bar once in a while because it is the same price as everywhere else and twice the selection...today's pick...kalamata olives with feta cheese, yummy on a pizza...