Thursday, December 31, 2009

{I'm still here...}

So many little time! Well, December is almost over and I have had so much to do that I just couldn't get to the computer for a post----clearly the blog isn't my priority! In the next few days, I'm going to show you some of what I have gotten done over the last few weeks----I hope to be able to blog more in the new year, but with all that we have going on, I just don't know if that will happen. I really enjoy this, but I never seem to find the time to do it. SO, as things go on in the Nelson house, I hope to let you know about them. Here are my three "babies" when we do the "pose with the cookies" right before bedtime on Christmas Eve! I'm sure my girls will be thrilled that I posted this!

One of the best things in December is Joshua's birthday on December 29th. What a fun day he had Tuesday.

My sister, Jennifer has been here for many of his birthdays since it's right after Christmas, so she has started taking Joshua out to breakfast on his birthday. They went to Panera this time and he took this huge book of Christmas seek and find that she had given him and they worked on it together. Then, she took him to Target to get him some early birthday presents---how cool would that be if you were a nine year old boy? Shoot, I'd let someone take me to Target and spend money on me and I'm just a little older than nine!

Later in the day our family went out to dinner. My parents and "Aunt Jen" came, too. The last couple years, Joshua has chosen Pei Wei as his birthday meal. We had such a great time there---love the food, love the atmosphere. After dinner we came home and had cupcakes and opened presents. Joshua decided since we had just eaten, that maybe it would be best to open the presents first----you know, to let our food digest a bit! Isn't he selfless and thoughtful about our well being? :)

Joshua is a fun kid---we are always amazed at what comes out of his mouth. Sometimes it's just silly, sometimes profound---but he keeps us laughing and reminds us of the Lord's grace in our lives. What a blessing he is to us. Just think, if we didn't have him, I'd have an empty nest in a few months---sooooooooo NOT ready for that. So, this is just one other reason I'm happy to have him in my own life!! He'll keep me young.....I hope! Thanks for peeking in on me today---I sincerely hope there's not another month before my next post!

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