Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thoughts from Church

The Relief Society lesson was "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus" by Elder Neil L Andersen from the recent conference. Quote "Have our children felt the power of the Savior's miracles? Do our children believe that "it is by faith that miracles are wrought", and do they pray for miracles in their own lives?". Comments continued with ways to remind children of miracles that have happened to them. A Sister said that we need to let Heavenly Father now that we remember the miracles He's blessed us with so that we might be worthy for more blessings. Another woman told of when they go to say prayers at night she reminds her child of when they had a blessing and they felt better, that it happened because Jesus loves them so much and when they pray they show Jesus that they love him.
Sometimes its hard to remember those times if they aren't written down so I'm doing that now and I was trying to remember a time when Nahlia was part of a miracle I can think of two. When we were in SLC, she was around one, she was sick and crying and crying, we couldn't figure out what was wrong or how to console her. As it got later into the night Nathan gave her a blessing and as soon as it was over she had stopped crying and slept perfectly through the night. That probably happens a lot but to fairly new parents tired and out of ideas it was a miracle. The second is the car accident, in that it could have been so much worse because of the speeds we were going we feel it was a miracle that Nathan was able to keep control of the car.
The talk also included quotes from Elder Daniel Forrest father one being, "Two men can do anything as long as one of them is the Lord"

Congradulations Linzy

This weekend Linzy graduated from BYU-I, health science. We wish we could have been there to celebrate but are so excited for her accomplishment. She graduated Magna Cum Laude so extra props.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


On July 8th Jordan Matthew Nielsen was born at 2:50pm to Giffard, Jenna, and Maddox. He was 9lbs and 22 inches. From what I'm hearing hes pretty big. His nickname Jordi is a favorite name from Giffards mission in Spain. We look forward to seeing him and the family soon!!

Nahlia Story

Location: Sprint
Nahlia: "I want a phone"
Mommy: "When you're older"
Nahlia: "I'm older today"

My feelings - "No you are only this big"

Location: Bathroom
Topic: My Little Pony safe to sallow toothpaste
Daddy: "Oh My Little Pony"
Nahlia: "No my little poney"
Daddy: "No thats what it's called My Little Pony"
Nahlia: "No it's my little pony"
Daddy: "No see" pointing to the box "it's called My . . Little . . Pony"
Nahlia: "Oh"

4th of July Weekend

On Fridays and Saturdays they play free movies out on the lawn next to the carousel at the District so we went to check it out. The movie Nahlia had no interest in but she sat with us for a little while. It helped that some friends came and sat by us. She really loves the carousel and running around with the other kids that are there. They have free popcorn too. Nathan doesn't like just taking the free stuff so we try to by something. We've been once more and both times Nahlia has spilt her drink all over the blanket so the three of us have to huddle (cuddle) all together. She actually did pretty well when we saw Curious George but it's getting to hot for Nathan and I so we are looking forward to the fall movies. Brooklyn and Lukas Nathan and I both had to work Sunday so between that and church we had just made it to watch the fireworks display at Basic High School. We ended up about two blocks away in a parking lot, maybe next year we'll be able to participate in all the activities: parade, games, bbq. Nathan has been waiting to watch something out of the back of the car so it worked out nice. Her favorite thing this year was the sparklers. Nathan let her stand by him while he was lighting one of the bigger ones and he told her to run when it was light, so she ran very far away. Everyone after she would yell run and not even watch.