Your love, O' Lord ,reaches to the heavens, your
faithfulness to the sky...

Saturday, June 30, 2012

15 Months in Review...

The last 15 months have been some of the best of my life. I love my little boy so much and can't believe how much he has grown!
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 Hopefully, there will be many more blogposts to come soon!

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Hurricane and a Earthquake

No the title of this blog post is not the title of my new favorite Indie's actually what I experienced last week. That's right folks, the Nelsons made it through both a hurricane and an earthquake in ONE week! I may need a massage and therapy after all the craziness...
Anyway, one thing I had time to reflect on, (after everything had died down)was my reaction to the disasters when they were happening. I had always envisioned myself being a pillar of strength during a crisis- calm, cool, collected, and doing exactly what needed to be done in order to survive. Turns out this is not the case AT ALL. For instance, when the earthquake hit Tuesday afternoon I was in the living room chatting on the phone with my mom while Samuel was sleeping peacefully in his crib. When the apartment started to shake here is what I did... (at least according to my mom cuz I don't remember all of it so well..)

ME: Mom, the apartment is shaking!
MOM: It's probably just the people next door moving stuff around or something..
ME: (I'm screaming now) NO, the apartment is literally moving back and forth!!!!!!
MOM: Ok, it might be an earthquake get under a doorway...
I'm literally running around in circles now
ME: Right a doorway..I'll be safe there! Wait, I have a baby! What about my baby?!?!?!?
I'm still running in circles....
ME: Right! I'll save Samuel!!!!
Still running in circles....

Anyway, by the time I got to Samuel the whole ordeal was over. I didn't even make it near a doorway in time...=(

So, all in all, here is what I learned...

1) I can't save myself or anyone else during a natural disaster...
2) Earthquakes cause buildings to shake back and forth not people in other apartments.
3) When I am in a natural disaster it's probably a good idea to get off the phone and concentrate on surviving...

I think God is trying to tell me something in all of this..maybe it's "Welcome to the east coast." (?)

Monday, July 4, 2011

A New Adventure

I had to take a long hiatus from blogging due to the fact that the Nelsons have moved across the country! That's of one week ago we are officially east coasters! I am so excited to be back on the east coast and most importantly, living in Maryland! I am so grateful for our new place and the fact that we are near restaurants and shopping. The other day I had to make a run to Babies R' Us and it only took me 30 minutes total...Woo-hoo!=)

Speaking of Babies...I have to show some updated pics of my little guy..he has grown so much- I can't believe he is already over 3 months old!

Anyway, will post more pics later of our new place once we get settled in...which may take awhile!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Taking Care of A Baby Is Hard Work

I think the title of this blog pretty much explains it all right now...=) Will try to post pics and stories as soon as I get more than four hours of sleep in a night...So maybe that will be when Samuel is 18? ( When do babies sleep at night?!!?!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Definitely feeling Prego....

As of today I am officially 34 weeks along! I am feeling pretty good though most days I am incredibly tired and have to force myself not to sleep all the time. So far though, my third trimester has treated me pretty well and I am so excited that in about 5-6 weeks we will be meeting our beautiful baby boy!
Anyway, as promised here are the long awaited pics of me prego...enjoy and please don't laugh!

Also, this past weekend was my baby shower. It was such a blessing getting to see and catch up with all of my sweet friends from my time on the Island. I felt so loved and appreciated by all of them! Pics of the shower to come soon...=)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The End of An Era

3 years ago when I moved to Whidbey Island, I had the blessing of making friends with a wonderful group of ladies. Over time we bonded and shared tears, laughter, sorrows, and trials together. We have made it through multiple deployments, dets, and babies being born. It has been wonderful getting to know them but sadly, our time together is quickly drawing to a close as the Navy life has called some of us away from the group. So far, Katy and Sarah have left for greener pastures and next is Jenny(then me..AHHH!) This past Saturday we held a farewell brunch for Jenny in order to say our goodbyes. It was a bittersweet time but though I know Jenny is leaving us now, I am confident we will all run into each other again in the future since that just seems to be how the military life works!

Thanks Jenny, Joy, Heather, Shelly, Katy, Sarah, Dawn, Tree, Christi, Anne, & Whitney for being in my life! It's been such a blessing!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This is what I look like..Sort of...

Recently, a lot of people have been asking me to post pics of my baby belly. Unfortunately, my husband took our camera overseas and left me with his broken down one from like 1998( which I have no idea how to use- even though I was alive in that year.) So, until I officially figure out how to post some pics of my belly (are you sure ya'll REALLY want to see it?) I have found some pictures that slightly resemble how big I have gotten...please enjoy...

Here's me out for a day at the beach....
and here I am enjoying a nice cocktail after a long day....

Finally, here I am performing at Sea World.... (Hey the money is terrible but the fish are SO good...)
I hope this helps give everyone an idea of what I look like as a prego woman....I am excited to announce that I am officially 31 weeks along as of yesterday.. Hopefully, only another 8 weeks or so until we meet our boy!