Ryan & Stacy

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Thanksgiving and Brithdays at the Nelsons

We have some pictures from Thanksgiving with John/Jen and Ryan/Stacy. Plus pictures from Holly's, Jordan's and my birthdays.

2008 Thanksgiving and Birthdays

Just in case the above link does not work for you.

Attention Everyone!

Hi!
Well, it has absolutley been FOR-E-VER since I have posted anything on here. I check out what is new every once in a while. And I'm sure some of you have heard that I have put together a Blog for Ryan, Avery and I. And I want you all to check it out and let me know what you think. Comments on the blog are welcome and much appreciated.

I have spent all day revamping and adding a little life to it! So Please! Check it out. And add it to your favorites list and keep tabs on us.

We love you all and we are so glad that we are a part of this family. Especially me. Thank you for all your love and support.

Lots of Love,
Stacy

http://nelsonfamest2003.blogspot.com/


Grand Canyon, Grand Vistas, Grandchildren, oh my...

Grand Canyon, Grand Vistas, Grandchildren, oh my...

Here are some pictures from Grandpa over the last little while.
I don't have a description of the first several but starting with the Grand Canyon we have:
"The first 2 are on the North rim as we came down to see you.
The second 6 are of a trip to Kent's Lake and several of nearby Anderson Meadow lake with fish jumping all on Beaver Mountain and hour and a half from Paragonah.
The last six are of the Rexburg Temple, Moose creek where we camped for several days and went to Church at the chapel near Mac's Inn and Mesa Falls on Henry's fork of the snake river."


Nelson's Visit to Colorado Springs

Nelson's Visit to Colorado Springs

Our vacation this year was to visit Rebecca and Reid in Colorado Springs, CO. It was great to have all of our family in one place and to hang out watching movies, swimming in the hotel pool, eating, playing games. We were able to see the Cluff's new-to-them home and to do some painting around their home (Rebecca employed some Tom Sawyer moves for that).

Jean and Evan recently moved to Colorado Springs, too, and live in the same ZIP code as Rebecca. We visit them Monday night and let everyone get reacquainted. Friday we fajitas with their family, played Apples to Apples (Mary Ann beat us all), and watched High School Musical 2 at two different times. Even though Evan was working in Dallas, TX, for most of the week only to be asked to go to South Africa on Friday, he and Jean treated Marilee and Richard to wonderful lunch at the Broadmoor. We spent three hours eating lunch and talking about jobs, kids, and how to solve the world's problems.

We didn't take many pictures, but we share them here.


Pre-MTC Party for Justin

Pre-MTC Party for Justin

Here are a few pictures of all those who have good wishes and admiration for Justin as he enters the MTC.
We had a lovely family Home evening in Rosanna and Pedro's house. Marilee and her girls sang "Sweet is the work" with their beautiful voices blending wonderfully. That set me up to teach the lesson on fear faith and the spirit. Justy is such a good example of humility, like Mike, that it was easy to show how being filled with charity will make them fearless as he enters into the unknown, possibly fearful, work of teaching the gospel. It was also easy to show by his example that remission of sins brings the gift of the Holy Ghost which in turns gives the gift of charity. In that audience it was natural to testify of the invitation of the the savior for all, no matter their transgressions, to come to him and become clean. We had a nice outpouring of the spirit.
Amazingly the member of the Mission Presidency who came to set Justy apart was our Mission President when we were in the Rochester Mission. That made his setting apart very special. Interesting how the Lord blesses us continually.


Our New SUV!

Our New SUV!

Check it out!! We finally have another(additional)vehicle!
I say, "WAAAHOOOO!!!!" Finally! no more getting Avery in and out of our little 2 door Honda Accord! We have a family vehicle.
The Silver Honda Pilot EX-L you see before you seats 8, has leather seats, and get this...it has a DVD player! Anyone wanna take a road trip? Let's say we watch Shanghai Noon while we drive? Sound good? It does to me!
I'm just excited for the fact that i have my own mode of transpertation. I'm not stuck at home all day! and since Avery loves to get out of the house, now we can actually go some where. I can run my errands and have fun doing.
I try to wake up every morning at 5:30 to go work out...but i'm not much of a morning person. So Marilee ended up watching Avery a couple times a week so that i could go in the afternoons (thank you marilee! It is much appreciated!). But now that i have this new car, i'm EXCITED to wake up at 5:30 in the morning to go and work out! I want to get any chance i can to drive it! Silly i know! but this is a big deal for out little family, and we are truely blessed to be able to afford this new car.
Heavenly Father has been very good to us! and we are thankful and humbled to be able to have a blessing such as this!
Anyway! i have blabbered on long enough!
Look at our SUV! Isn't it pretty!
Oh! My friends and I have a tradition! a very silly tradition! We name our cars! if you were to name a car...specifically our Honda Pilot, what would YOU name it?
okay for real this time, i'm done! love you all!


Avery's 6th Toe

Avery's 6th Toe

I sent out an email with this picture attatched. But I've gotten word that the picture didn't come through. So...Here it is! Avery's surgery is on June 6th. We are very nerveous about it...well...i am very nerveous about it. I'm going to miss that little 6th toe. but as you can see, we have proof for Avery that he did have it. Anyway. keep him in your prayers when it comes time for him to go under the knife.
thanks,
lots of love,
stacy


Sweet Potatoes and Apples anyone?

Sweet Potatoes and Apples anyone?

Ryan fed Avery his lunch! Sweet Potatoes and apples. And as with any baby eating food, it's ALL over the place!
Avery is now 8 months and 5 days old. He is on the verge of crawling and he is navigating himself everywhere. He is a rollie-pollie, tummy scootin' baby. And of course with all the traveling on the floor comes the falls, bumps and bruises. Ryan set Avery on the couch and walked away for a second...and I was across the room. I saw Avery go for the edge of the couch, and in slow motion he fell right on his head. well it wasn't slow motion, but looking back now it sure seemed like it. but it happened fast enough that i didn't quite reach him in time. i grabbed his wrist just has he landed on his head. we will be sure not to leave him on the couch alone anymore. He sure is a tough resiliant baby. cried for a few seconds and was back to play time.
we sure do love this wonderful little boy! he brings such joy to our lives. (and i'm saying this after staying up all night with him, i really do love him, despite the fact that i'm really tired.)


Yummy Elephant!

Yummy Elephant!

Hello All! Most recent picture of Avery for ya! He is getting so big...all the time...so cute and so big. Anyway. Just thought I would show you how he is doing. He is sitting up on his own now, with the occasional tipping over. He is also getting a good hang of rolling from his stomach to back. we also hear lots of "da da da's" from him and lots of coos and squeals. he is very social and talkative. He is such a joy to have in our lives.
We can't wait to see you all this month.
love you tons,
Stacy

What a cute little family!!!

What a cute little family!!!

Ahhh...


Labor Day Fun

Pictures from Labor Day. Click on the picture to see more and the individual comments on each one.

Chad's Birthday and Avery Pictures

Chad's Birthday and Avery Pictures

Here are some pictures about Chad's Birthday and Avery.


Even more Avery pictures!

Even more Avery pictures!

Here are some more pictures of this cutie!