Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Pie Fest!

I know it's been a while since my last blog. We've been super busy with family over Thanksgiving, which was SO fun. The Carlson's, Kristen and the girls, Grandma Sharon and Grandpa Sandy, Uncle Eric and Aunt Stephanie all made it to Arizona. We had a blast. Wish it could have lasted longer! As for Thanksgiving dinner, it was delicious, thanks to my amazing mom (and all the other helpers). We had a total of 11 pies (we had 14 people total for Thanksgiving dinner). Crazy! And some of us don't even like pie (unless it's chocolate...mmm). Kristen and the girls came on Friday and brought 3 or 4 more pies on top of that. Needless to say, everyone had exactly what they wanted. Scott decided he was not going to eat as much sugar after this weekend. When I asked why, he said "Bri, I ate 4 slices of pumpkin pie in 1 day!" (not to mention the other kinds he had) He had "duh" written all over his face! Tyson LOVED having all the kids around. Anytime any of the girls would pay attention to him, he would laugh and laugh. HE especially loved little Tessa (she's 2 months older than him). They played toys on the floor together which was adorable. I think he was much more fascinated with her than she was with him. He's feeling a bit lonely now that it's all over. I'm sure he's thinking his mom and dad are boring!
We were really sad we didn't get to make it up to Utah for Thanksgiving. We missed all our family up there. We are needing to plan a trip as soon as possible!
I'm so thankful for Scott and Tyson, my parents and siblings, and the rest of my wonderful family. I'm thankful for our friends, our cats and dog, our home, and chocolate. I'm especially thankful for the Gospel and the peace and happiness it can bring into our lives.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween (week)!

The Family at the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party.

Tyson and Momma just before leaving for the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party.

This year we attended our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. It was at Brittany and Curtis' house. We had lots of fun, ate pizza, hung out and carved pumpkins. The skull and crossbones pumpkin is ours. Scott cleaned out all the nasty insides (I hate that part of pumpkin carving), and he traced the pattern onto the pumpkin. I carved it. I think it turned out great. Too bad it shriveled by day 2, and was a NASTY mess by day 5 (Halloween).

Tyson in his "This is my costume..." onesie that Aunt Heather mailed him as a Halloween treat. So cute!

Tyson crawling like a turtle.

What a CUTE face!

Walking like a big boy in his ADORABLE turtle costume.

Crashed after Trunk-o-Treat.

This year Tyson dressed as a Turtle. It was the cutest costume I saw all of Halloween. He looked great in it too. We went to our wards Trunk-o-Treat on Wednesday night (the 29th). Tyson LOVED all the kids. He was SO excited, his little legs were kicking and his arms were going crazy while he sat on my lap as we passed out candy. We then took him around the cars to get his own candy (no, we don't really give him candy, but we HAD to show him off!) Everyone thought he was super cute! By the end of Trunk-o-Treat, he was EXHAUSTED. He crashed on daddy's lap. He is not wearing his hat because he did not really like it.
On Halloween night, we got him all dressed up again, and took him to my parents' house. We sat outside and passed out candy for a bit, then we took him Trick-or-Treating up and down my parents' street. He was pretty tired by this point, so he was a little dazed. But, it was a lot of fun to show him off. After that, we went to the Saxey's house where we hung out, had some dinner and watched a movie. Halloween was lots of fun this year! I haven't taken down my decorations yet because I love them SO much. I'm ready to start my count down for next year!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Schnepf Farms

The Family. Tyson is laughing.
Tyson and Mommy
Tyson trying to ride the goat.
Notice he's pulling the goats hair?!
Tyson wants to eat the goat here, look at his open mouth!

Tonight we went to Schnepf Farms. It was super fun. Tyson's favorite part was the barn with the animals. We saw goats, pigs, a cow, a donkey, some chickens and ducks. We even got to pet the goats. Tyson LOVES animals! We also watched a pig race, we rode on these bike 'cars' as a family, we took a Hay ride to see some deer, we ate churros and we picked out a big pumpkin (mostly I picked out the pumpkin, Tyson fell asleep, and Scott said 'that one is fine', haha). All in all, we had a really great time, and will for sure go again next year!

Tyson's first taste of food!

First Taste

Reaching for the bowl
"I don't really like this stuff"

Tyson had food (rice cereal) for the first time yesterday. He was really confused on his first bite. He ate about 10 tiny bites, then decided he was really sick of it. The whole time we were feeding him, he was reaching for the bowl. When he was finished, he was REALLY finished. I mean, he totally spit out the food onto us. We're going to keep trying!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Tyson had a doctor appointment yesterday. He weighs 15lbs3oz (50%), is 26.5in (90%) and his head is 43cm around (75.5%). So basically, he's perfect! (Isn't that what parents are supposed to write on these things?!) He also had his shots. I hate those shots. Last night and today he's had a fever and feels yucky. Poor kid. He did smile at the nurse right after the shots were over with though, so I don't think he's holding any grudges. He's such a flirt! We love him for it though!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gap's Casting Call

A friend took these photos of Tyson last week. I sent these into Gap's Casting Call (thanks Mindy). He's SO stinkin cute, and he has such a great personality. I really think it shows in these photos. Scott and I were looking at them last night, and I just couldn't believe how great and happy Tyson looked in every single one of them. He's great. We love him SO much!
PS. If he doesn't win (or at least get into the finals), the judges must be blind.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tyson and the Alligator

Laying on his Alligator
Eating his Alligator
Chilling on his Alligator watching TV.

Here are some pictures of Tyson and his stuffed Alligator. He LOVES that toy! I think he thinks it is like the cats (He LOVES the cats) because it is soft like them. He also LOVES television. (I know, it's bad). His thought process (I'm assuming): "I love my alligator, I love my tv, what more could I ask for?" He also loves the fire truck on his shirt. I think Tyson had a great day.

Our Anniversary

We had a great Anniversary this year. We dropped Tyson off with my mom, and had a nice candlelit dinner of pasta and crab (we made it at home), and then watched 1 disc of How I Met Your Mother Season 3 (one of our favorite shows). It was so nice to relax with each other. Scott got me a new printer (it prints great photos) and beautiful red roses. He is such a great guy, and I'm so glad I married him. We have a great life together, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love you Scott!

Halloween Plates

One day I was playing around online and I found these SUPER cute silhouette plates. Danny Seo came up with the idea. They are just white plates I reglazed with black to make cool Halloween silhouettes. I think they turned out great. (Instructions: I want to make some for Fall (I'll just use leaves and do orange, red and yellow for glaze) and Christmas (haven't thought those over yet) and pretty much every holiday. I put them in my China Cabinet and they look so great! It cost me about $25 dollars, and some of the materials are reusable (sticker paper, which was the most expensive part). I picked up the plates at a secondhand store, so they were super cheap. You can buy the porcelain glaze at Michaels and it's like, 5 bucks (I also used me 40% off one item for that week). The hardest part was peeling off the sticker after glazing. That was VERY difficult. I even picked up GooGone (or whatever it's called) to try and get them off. But, there is still some gunk on the plates (I need to try again.) Anyway, it was a fun inexpensive project that turned out super cute! And yes, those are my toes at the bottom of the picture. Haha, I had to stand on the chair to get all the plates in the picture!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Great Day

Today has been a great day. First, Tyson and I went to Jennifer Hughes home so she could take pictures of Tyson. She got some beautiful pictures of him, and I'm so excited to get them in a couple of days and post them. Then Scott, Tyson and I went to Pita Jungle (my favorite food in the world) and we got some Hummus with chicken and I got a broiled chicken Pita. It was as delicious as ever. When we got home, Scott went to get the mail, and we received a letter from DES (Department of Economic Security). We were FINALLY approved for AHCCCS (health insurance). After 4 months of fighting, crying, and waiting, we were approved. I feel totally blessed. And to top it all off, tomorrow is our Anniversary! Crazy, right?! It's been a great day!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

This is why I love Coupons!

K-mart is doubling coupons up to $2 (so $2 would be $4), and this NEVER happens anywhere. Even though I despise K-mart, I thought I just couldn't pass this deal up. So this is what I got:

1 Clearasil Face Wash (.79)
2 Edge Shaving Cream (.79 each)
1 Large bag of Dental Floss Picks (2.50-no coupon)
2 Oral-B toothbrushes (.69 each)
1 box of condoms (1.49)
2 Tide Laundry Soap (26 loads) (3.00 each)
1 Beggin' Strips dog treats (1.29)
2 bags Better than Pig ear dog treats (9 per bag) (.67 each)
2 Glade Candles (.89 each)
1 Scott extra soft Toilet Paper (12 count) (3.50)
1 Dog Collar (5.49-no coupon)
1 bag Fun Size Snickers (1.00)
1 bag Snack Size Twix (1.00)
1 Large Dove Candy Bar (.29)
Total Spent: $32.26
Saved: $32.73

I love saving more than I spend. And I love a good deal!

Monday, September 22, 2008

All By Myself

Tyson already has the "all by myself" attitude! Scott was trying to feed him his bottle, and Tyson grabbed it from Scott and held it all by himself, finishing up the whole thing without hardly any help from daddy. I can't believe how fast he is growing up! On Sunday, he sat up all by himself on Kirsten's lap in church. He held himself up for a couple of minutes, and every time he started to wobble, he'd balance himself by leaning the other way. We are so proud of him, but I'm sad he's getting so big already!

Green Scene

Here is the shirt I made for Scott's business. It's pretty cool, right? I designed the logo (with the help of clipart, of course). I think it turned out well!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

In the Jungle

Here is Tyson in his (jungle) swing. You can't really tell in the picture, but he had the grumpiest face on. His eyebrows are crossed and angry. Even though he looked mad, he still looked super cute. He wasn't acting grumpy though. He fell asleep about 45 seconds after I took the picture. What a love bug! (Isn't his jungle swing cute!?)

Where there is love...

Here is the bracelet I made yesterday. I think it's really cute! I couldn't believe all of the super cute beads (etc.) I found at Michaels. I can't wait to go back and get more stuff. Uh oh.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tyson's new hat!

I was doing something back in the bedroom this morning, and Scott said "Hurry babe, I have to show you something". And this was it...Tyson is wearing his pajama pants on his head! Haha! Tyson thought it was hilarious too! What a cute baby.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


And if you're wondering what I do with my free time, here is the answer...He actually likes it. (I'm serious).

W is for Whale

Here is Tyson in his W is for Whale outfit (9/9/08). He looks fantastic in red. And look at that great smile!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I finally caved in.

After many requests for a blog, I finally caved in. Hopefully (depending on how faithful I am) this will keep anyone interested updated on how things are going at the Nelson home. So far, so good. =)