Sunday, November 18, 2012

First Snow

We had our first little snow storm this season
And the girls LOVED every moment of it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Perfectly Perfect Timing

Here are some amazing pictures 
taken from Cali Walters, a photographer here in Pullman.

\The day after we had Emilia, I was told Cali was looking for a new born to photograph

A company gave her products and asked her to photograph them for their company

In return for photographing Emilia, we received all pictures on CD as well as a free session :)

It was perfect timing, and out of the many applicants, little Emilia was chosen. HOORAY :)

We had a great time - Thanks Cali!! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Emilia's Story

Finally, the story and some pictures :)

So, I went in for my 38 wk check up, and the Dr. told us
we were going to have the baby within the next day or two.  
So I decided I should probably take a  picture of the belly before it was too late :)

Our Dr. tried to set an induction for that day
But the hospital was full and wouldn't allow anyone who wasnt in active labor
Unfortunately, my body doesnt let me know it's in labor until its too late
(minutes before the baby arrives)

Well, our Dr was leaving town the next day and would be gone for a week
(worst timing ever!)

Let's be honest...we were nervous
...and more than nervous when our Dr. explained how to deliver our baby on our own

The next morning, we met with another Dr
She was amazed that I didnt acknowledge 
the strong contractions my body was having

Still no openings at the hospital
She was worried
We were worried

My mother, sister, and brother-in-law came
and miraculously, the hospital called that afternoon
An unexpected discharge came, which meant an opening for me :)

We arrived and 3 hours later, Emilia was born
We are SoOoOo grateful for the helping hands!!

When my family brought Crystal and Abigail to visit, it was priceless!!

The moment Little Crystal walked in the room
I could see her heart beaming as she sweetly walked over
and batted her eyes at her new sister

 She anxiously waited for daddy to put Millie in her lap, 
then ever so gently rocked her back and forth

After humming and gently rubbing her face, she quietly said
"Oh Millie, I've been waiting for you for years!!" 

I could hear the nurses giggling in the hall
Telling each other to look at that "Cute, sassy little movie star"
I immediately knew it was our little Abigail :)
As Abby strutted into my room with her bright smile and usual attire
(decorated head-to-toe with head band, sun glasses, dress, and purse)

The moment she saw me, her whole body shifted emotions
Shoulders dropped, glasses came off, and she ran over to me with tears in her eyes

All she wanted was to lay next to me and
For the next 10 minutes, she caressed my face and hair asking
"You okay, mommy? You okay?  It's okay mommy, I love you.  It's okay."
In the softest, most loving little voice.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Emilia Jewel Nielsen

Little Emilia Jewel Nielsen
She was born 8-15-2012
6 lbs 14 oz
19 inches long

We are sooo excited to have baby Millie here!!
I'll post more on her story and how life is adjusting
But here is a quick peek of our little girl, 
thanks to Calijenaephotography :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nelson Family

Oh I LOVE family pictures!!
Everyone together...Hooray!! :)
Here are each of Becky's siblings, oldest to youngest...
 Randall's Family
(Steph, Cody, Gabe, Eli, and Gracie)
 Philip's Family
(Kathryn and Spencer)
 Renae's Family
(Nathan, Sarah, Matthew, Daniel, and Joseph)
 Lisa's Family
We are so grateful for family! 
Thank you everyone for such great memories!!

On our Way

We had our first Family Reunion for Becky's family this summer.  With the family spread out across the US, it was so fun seeing everyone together. :)

On our way to the reunion, we drove through the Clear Water National Forest in Idaho.  It was honestly one of the most beautiful forests we've been through, so we decided to stop and camp for the night. :)
We found the perfect campground - next to a walking trail and river on one side, and warm lake and field on the other.  We even had fresh cut fire wood and newspaper left from whoever stayed there the previous night.  We couldn't believe our luck!

 We met up with Randy and his family in Salmon the next morning and went swimming before finishing the drive to grandma and grandpa's home.  We were so excited and had a great time with them!

The 4th of July was in Rexburg, mainly because we love the traditions there.

After being bullied by a few older children over thrown candy, uncles Randy and Robert made it their goal to get as much candy as possible for her.  It was adorable watching her face light up each time they put handfuls of candy into her purse.  
It was obvious she found herself two new hero's.
I just love these two pics of Randy & Crystal