"Bottling up both the sweet and tart of life's most precious moments. "

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Not much…

Not much makes a woman who is 10 months pregnant, coming off of 10 hours of sleep over the last 4 days and majorly emotional feel better… but this comes close… very close ;)

Thanks, Honey…


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Change is required….

With a new addition quickly coming it would seem that the name of our blog perhaps needs to change :(. The name “Boo-nanna” sprouted from our girls nicknames… Bekah Boo and Anna Banana (or more commonly known as “Monkey” which she is indeed). So, since we don’t want the youngest member of our family to feel like he is not included, we need a new name…

I am a blank and need your suggestions!

It can be anything. A name combo, a Bible reference, something that characterizes our family, something longer, something shorter… ANYTHING! Change is required! I am excited to hear all your ideas and especially excited to see all that I will get to blog about in the days, months and years to come. Exciting times are ahead!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Staying Occupied…

With the lower half of my body pretty much looking like this

and sitting here for the last 2 weeks…


… I have found many a minute to surf the blogging world. One blog that caught my eye is Tatertots and Jello. This girl has fantabulous ideas and it was she that inspired most of our crafty distractions over the last couple weeks…DSC_0169 The first thing we made was a Valentines day wreath out of coffee filters. The girls and I dyed some of the filters and painted some more. Then we twisted them into flowers and……


ta-da…… a little glue and a foam wreath form later we have a sassy center point for our mantle. Also from the same blog she had some “XOXO” inspired art. We chose to use the word “love”. My goal for our valentines decorating this year was to NOT purchase a single thing but use up what we have. So no ribbon to hang the wreath, how about a tape measure? Frames were in the garage sale pile in the garage. We made a fabric pom pom garland from a scrap of fabric and are currently making a red one to add to this one. Buttons and glitter were all things I had. We are still working on our final “February Mantle” debut. It’s been fun to have project that we are working on together and that cost Mamma nothin! :)


DSC_0179 I have had this project in mind since I found out we were expecting a boy. Decoupage might be my newest craft addiction. Added flair to a tin star too. ( Will post complete pictures of the baby’s room soon.)




The best thing to distract a busy mind is to busy the hands…… so I got out a ball of yarn and my trusty old crochet needles and tried my hand at making “snow bands”, basically thick head bands, for the girls. They turned out cute and these pictures don’t do them justice, but when your models are hungry for dinner, just woke up from a nap and both have ear infections…… not to mention you aren’t paying them, you take what you can get.

So here is Miss Silly


And here is Miss Grumpy




So there are a few ways, the Nelson girls have kept busy in recent weeks……crafting makes us happy. :)



And… today Rebekah Nelson made a break through… she can now say she can… tie her own shoes! Yipee!


January was….

Well it happened…… January came and went, the first month of 2010 has passed by and all without one post from your truly. Sorry friends. So for those of you who emailed me wondering if I was ok, alive, or just ever going to blog again… here is a January event recap.

In the beginning of the month some wonderful friends hosted a shower for me and our little boy! Opening boxes and bags of blue and bold colors, trucks and bugs gave me just a little glimpse of how much our world is about to change.

  How blessed I am to call these women friends. They are all people who have prayed for me, laughed with me, and shared many a memory. :) I have known them all for at least 16 years now and some even longer. What a comfort to know you have friends to count on.

It was a good day.


Thanks to Shanna and Rachel for hosting and Patti for getting some great pictures of the day!




With Micah’s arrival being the number one thing on our minds we thought it would be beneficial/ therapeutic for us to get away one last time as a family of four. So we headed out to Palm Springs for a three day weekend. When we go out to the condo we try to make our trips as uneventful (with as few outings) as possible and truly just relax. We really needed this time away. The girls learned how to roller skate (well almost), they played a lot with daddy, did quite a few crafts and we made one outing to the local children’s museum. (If you are ever in the Palm Springs area the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert  is a fabulous way to spend a day with kids!!!! Our girls could have stayed for much longer but Mamma was getting HUNGRY ;))


Both girls were complaining of sore bottoms the next morning. :)


We made “Shrinky Dinks”, window stickers, and played with lots of play-doh!

DSC_0060 The girls “played” catch with daddy, much to the enjoyment of mommy. :) They are learning…… but somehow I am thinking they are suited better for a sport that doesn’t require catching anything.


As seen by the photos below………

DSC_0064  (not exactly the position one should take when getting ready to catch a ball)

Bekah at least kept her eyes open, she tended to take more of a ballet/ yoga approach to her catching and throwing)


So when the catching wasn’t happening, we made our own game… “bottom ball”. By attaching the Velcro piece to the loops in their pants they were perfect targets for catching of a different sort. Call us “wierd”, “odd” and even “crazy”, but we were all laughing and it made for a fun time together.



Here are some pictures from our trip to the museum…

searching for artifacts…




The museum has a ‘69 Volkswagen Bug that the kids are allowed to paint.




And of course my girls love any chance to dress up and make believe. :)




and show their monkey side……


So our 3 day get away was a good time of focusing on our two little ladies who are about to get their world shaken (just a little).

And the month was finished with a big bang when our Sunday school class threw a shower for us. Once again, I was humbled by the generosity of friends and blessed by the love and support surrounding us.

( p.s. the beautiful cake was made by my sweet friend Aly at B Sweet Cakes and it was DELISH to say the least)



So those are the major events of the first month of this year. The rest of the month, there was rain, there was sunshine and mostly the girls and I stayed cozy in our house learning, crafting, watching movies, reading books, organizing rooms and shelves and getting ready for Micah. ( I might post about our crafty creations later.)

So here we are a few days into February and less than 2 weeks away from having our little boy! Of course we are praying, hoping, begging, and wanting him to come before then but know that God has the moment, minute, hour, and day perfectly chosen for his arrival. (I am just saying I wouldn’t have a problem if that time was right NOW! ;) )

Hope your 2010 is off to a good start! Oh and I haven’t said yet……

Happy New Year!