Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I made a tooth fairy pillow last night for Caleb. I explained the situation and the basic story over at ChristyNelson.net.
The kids loved the whole concept and it was fun to experience. Even though Caleb's lost over 6 teeth, this has been the first one that has actually made it home.
Today Eva wanted to dress up in our Halloween costume. The war paint was courtesy of preschool. She was quite the vision!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Carl got back from his Grandpa Nelson's funeral last night and had some great stories to share with me. I'm going to have him write some of those here on the blog so we'll have them documented. The photos are from our last trip to see Grandpa Nelson in July 2009.
Grandpa could always be found with something in his hand - a tennis racket, fishing pole, gardening tool, or conductor's baton. He was expert at all these hobbies (tennis, fishing, gardening, and music), and he achieved this by a combination of talent, love, and perseverance. I never once came close to beating him at tennis - I have the love and a little talent but that's about it. He also knew how to make other people happy, by telling stories/jokes or by providing loving service. He was always giving away his beautiful flowers, and he was always out in the garden early in the morning gathering fresh berries so that he and Grandma could fix us all delicious hot breakfasts when we were visiting their home.
Grandpa was very focused on achieving his career goals, but still gave quality time to his family. He grew up without much material wealth, the oldest in a family of 9 kids, but learned that by his industry he could be successful. Despite financial obstacles, he was able to create an opportunity for himself to enter college, and while there, not only worked at various jobs but participated in theater and music on campus and in traveling shows. He became interested in library science and later earned a master's degree in this field as well as an MBA. He had decided that he wanted to become director of libraries at BYU, and although he was turned down for this job and others, he eventually found success by the old adage, "try, try again." After being director of libraries at Eastern Oregon College and then earning his PhD at UC Berkeley, he gained a position at BYU and eventually achieved his ultimate career goal in the 1960s. He remained in the director's position for the rest of his career, where he made many significant contributions to the university libraries.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
When I was in Oklahoma, my sister and I went to Sally to get some cool hair supplies. We found these Curlformers and just had to try them.
Here is my before picture.
Then you put these curly-q doo-dads in the hair.
I've curled my hair several times with these and I've seen the best results when using them on damp hair and letting them air dry. The heat didn't work that great and overnight made me look like Annie.
So, what do you think?
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Our day started off in the car. We drove from Oklahoma to Nebraska. It was as fun as it looks.
We hurried home so the kids could go to the trunk or treat at church.