Wednesday, January 25, 2012


January has flown by and the month is almost over.  We have had a great month and a lot of fun.  For some reason, I have not taken any pictures this whole month though.  If I want that nice new camera I keep telling Chantry about, I better start taking pictures :)  Here are some fun things we have done this month:

*Trip to St. George, ranger riding at Sand Hallow.
*Jeep rides up Cedar Mountain.
*Date night to the movie with my hotty hubby!
*Couple Bunko at Brooke and Chris' place, so fun and yummy food.
*Mini wedding shower for Marnie.
*Grandma Irva's birthday party at Pizza Factory.
*Chantry went to Mesquite with his brothers and dad for a mini bachelor party for Ladd.
*Dentist appointments
*Another date night out to dinner with hotty hubby!
*Ladd and Marnie's wedding....gained a wonderful sister in law and 3 new nieces/nephews. :)
*Became a pinterest addict and have a whole list of projects I want to complete.

It has been a fun month and a great start to a new year.  Hopefully I can be better about picture taking and blogging.

In the meantime, here are some pictures we got back from our family photo shoot.  I haven't got the CD yet, but here are a few that were emailed to me.  Enjoy!

My mom and my amazing sisters!

My favorite family of 4!

Me and the hotty hubby mentioned above :)

Mom, dad and my siblings, I am lucky to have such as great family!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nielsen party and Happy New Year

Our Nielsen family Christmas party is always the Saturday or Sunday after Christmas, which made it fall on New Year's Eve this year.  My sister, Sarah, set up with a photographer to get our family pictures taken.  I haven't seen them yet, but the photographer did a great job and I hope she got some great pictures.

Both Pateresa and Malia have super nice cameras, so they took a few extra of the kids.  I thought they got some good ones.  I can't wait to get the rest of the pictures to share. 











 Hartly and Yumei hosted our Christmas party this year and they did a great job.  We had yummy dinner complete with ham, cheesy potatoes, several yummy salads, yummy desserts, etc.
Me and my baby boy

Garrett and Hadlie

See the picture wall in the background? They put a picture collage of all of us over the fun to see us change and remember the memories.

Baby Taylor

Ready for pass the present

Kids getting ready to eat at the "kids" table.

My mom had the #1 pick at the white elephant gifts.


Marie getting ready to open the toilet that Alan and Malia brought....needless to say, nobody stole this present.

My cute Chessy

Uncle Dale, my mom, Cody and Jeff

Millie, my dad, and Lynn

Marie, Todd, Dylon and Deloy

Chestyn with his hat, scarf and gloves that he got in the kids gift exchange
It was a super fun Christmas party and I was glad it landed on New Year's Eve because our fun didn't end there.  We headed over to my mom's house for pizza and partying.  We played some fun games and brought in the New Year.  Chestyn made it til about 11:00 and Channer stayed up all the way til midnight. 


**Visited the Ideal Dairy...wouldn't be a trip to Richfield without it.
**Went and say my niece, Tiffany's, new house.
**Saw Ashlee and Jared's new house that they have lived in for a year, but we are barely getting by to see it.
**Made a visit over to my dad's.
**Had dinner at South China with our friends, Marcus and Keshia.
**Got a spur-of-the-moment motel room and the kids of course always love that.

It was a wonderful weekend and Chantry and I both had Monday off work and enjoyed a Ranger ride on the incredibly beautiful day.  We went with Chantry's dad and nephew, Wyatt.  We rode out to 2000 Flushes (so pretty) and saw the freight train go right in front of us.  The boys thought that was awesome.  I love long weekends and super sad the Holidays are over :(


I love the New Year and just feeling like you have a fresh start to whatever you want.  I am not making resolutions this year, but just plan on being a better me: A better wife, a better mom, a better sister, a better friend, a better auntie, better spiritually, better physically.  Just a better me! That is the best any of us can ever do anyway right?!