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Monthly Archives: August 2008
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August 31, 2008 – 6:20 pm
August 28, 2008 – 8:18 am
As usual for me I’m the last one on board, but I couldn’t let the opportunity to help pass me by. I just couldn’t come up with an idea of what I could contribute. Today while in the shower it hit me, it is the small and simple things in life that make all the difference.
Stephanie was an expert at perfecting the small and simple moments. So in honor of her I will be auctioning off 10 childrens stories. My favorite small and simple moments are cuddling with my kids and reading to them.
- Olivia forms a band
- If I had a Dragon
- Swim Little Wombat Swim
- Once Upon a Time, The End
- Click Clack Splish Splash
- Albert, The Dog Who Liked to Ride in Taxis
- Chicken in the Kitchen
- and in honor of Gigs 3 Little Critter book
In addition because Stephanie loves pretty things I’ll auction off a hand made bracelet. It is made of Turquoise in honor of her home in Arizona. (I have pretty small wrists and it fits me perfect)
Last but not least for all you Utah County bidders I will do a photo shoot for you and your family scheduled any day in October. This would be a great opportunity to get your Christmas photos done. I’m willing to do up to 5 of these shoots so bid away.
Please place your bid by leaving a comment with your Bid Amount in the comments section of the item you are bidding on. For the childrens books bid for item #1, for the jewelry bid for item #2 and for the photography session please bid for #3.
Following the close of the auction, the winner will pay for their item via the Stephanie and Christian PayPal account. The winner will then forward the PayPal receipt email to email@example.com with their mailing address. I will then contact the person who donated the item and give them the winner’s shipping address and email to send the item.
Please bid in increments of one dollar. The auction will end at Midnight (MST) on Sunday, August 31.
Don’t forget to go over to Design Mom to see what other Nie Nie Esq things are being auctioned off!
August 26, 2008 – 7:27 pm
Snuggling and story time.
Did I ever mention how much I love bed time. Oh the sound of quiet
Now I’m going to go snuggle with the big guy.
August 26, 2008 – 2:36 pm
Lets just be honest, the best family nights are the ones when they A( all get along and B( listen. Last night we had a double success. To top it all off the cousins came to celebrate with us.
We celebrated back to school with a kid friendly dinner, and then topped it off with a family home evening were we introduced our families them for the year. I stole borrowed an idea from the fabulous NieNie and made “Be Prepared” our theme for the year.
We talked about being physically and spiritually prepared. We wrote a poster of our ideas on how to work on ways to be prepared.
Then we wrote our goals, hopes and dreams for the year on a balloon,
We saved the best for last and had homemade Blizzards for desert. (Can you believe the cousins didn’t know what a Blizzard was ;0) They are a staple in our family)
August 25, 2008 – 8:33 am
Endless energy is the only way to describe my adorable baby boy. Not much of a baby anymore, but he’ll always be my baby!
In my never ending quest to find constructive outlets for his abundant energy level we have discovered soccer!
Last week the big kids went off for their first week of school, while little man was stuck home all by himself awaiting his grand entrance into the life of a big kindergartner. So what does a good mother do to entertain a lonely, bored, almost kindergartner? Take him fishing of course.
Seriously how sweet is he! I love this little bug!
Today he is off on his kindergarten adventure. Wish him luck, and prayers for his teacher wouldn’t hurt either.
I’ll post photos and updates on his big day later.
PS If you are reading this in a reader click out of the reader and check out my new look. It is still a work in progress but so far I am loving it. Thanks to my amazingly gifted hubby!
August 24, 2008 – 4:55 pm
Words can’t explain how awesome last night was, but pictures can.
Can you believe how many people showed up?
And we have lift off!
My little man was quit the entrepreneur! He went around collecting money for Stephanie and Christian’s recovery fund. He had a goal of at least $50, and in the end he got close with $45. He took it really seriously and I couldn’t have been more proud.
How cute are Clair and Jane holding the donation jars. In the end we were able to raise $1,131.18 not bad for one night of fundraising.
August 23, 2008 – 11:02 am
Tonight hope will be floating all over Provo and Mesa as we launch balloons in honor of a fellow blogger and her Mr. Nielson. As they struggle to recover after a horrible plane crash we pray for them and celebrate their lives.
This blog as been all but abandoned for a long time now as I struggled with whether or not to continue blogging. There were many reasons why I considered giving up my blog, but most of all I felt like I didn’t have much to contribute. After reading a post from this funny lady, I realized that there is a place on the internet for all of us.
In the after math of Stephanie and Christian’s accident I have thought a lot about the beautiful things in life. Stephanie has a gift for seeing the beauty and the blessings in life and I want to try and be more like that. I also have went back and read through a lot of her older posts and I’m amazed at how inspired they are. I think our blogs can be used for many things, but I choose to use mine as place my children can look later to see the type of person their mother is striving to be.
If you are the praying type please keep Stephanie, Christian and their children in your prayers as they fight a good fight.