Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Year in Review

Wow, has 2017 flown by!  Seems like we say this every year. Everyone tells you, “the older your kids get the faster the years go by”.  Well, they are telling the truth!!!!!  We haven’t written a newsletter for a few years, and thought we would hit the highlights of our year.

January was recovering time for Zeke who had his tonsil and adenoids removed.  


It was also a very sad month here, with our barn being torn down.  There are plans to put a building back up close to the location, but it is a very large project.





Mr Zeke celebrated his 6th birthday in March!
Miss Hannah turned 9 in April

Spring time means baseball, softball & ragball.  MANY hours were spent at the ball field.

                   


Then, the craziness of summer began.  Lots of pool time with swimming lessons.  
Over the 4th of July, we road tripped to Houston, Texas.  We spent a week there, with family and friends, spent a day at the Gulf of Mexico, and the Clevett family reunion.  
Then, we headed back home through Branson, Missouri,

where we stopped to celebrate Ezra’s 12th birthday!




Hannah and Ezra got to  go to Pennsylvania with their grandpa, ‘Papa Jack’ and visit his family.
 


The summer seems to end all too fast, with finishing fair projects, a week of the County Fair, Family Camp, and annual trip to Jellystone. All this gets squeezed in the last weeks before heading back to school.



Fall came, school started for all 4 kids.  Ezra 7th, Hannah 4th, Zeke 1st, and Kezia started preschool.    

Christian and I snuck one last motorcycle ride in with friends, before it got too cold.

Then, in October Kezia turned 4!!!!!


















Finishing off 2017 with our annual trip to Three Bears Resort.


Trip to North Carolina to see two of my sisters with Pa and Grandma.



May you have a blessed 2018
-The Nelson’s “Christian, Rachel, Ezra, Hannah, Zeke & Kezia”

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What I Wore 12/20

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day.  Sadly, I think it's been two months since I posted a 'What I Wore'.  Here is a little highlight from the last couple months.  I have been terrible at taking time to take a picture.  And I SERIOUSLY need to clean the mirror!!!!


The lightning is funny in this picture!
Dress - LuLaRoe // Jacket - Thrifted // Boots - JCPenney

Sweater - ShopKo // Tee - Oil Life // 
Jeggings - Maurices // Booties - DSW

Tee - Gap // Jeans - ?
Boots - JCPenny

Tunic - Walmart // Scarf - Amazon
Jeggings - Maurices // Boots - JCPenny

Tee - ? // Shirt - Thrifted //
Jeans - ? // Boots - Super old

Dress - LuLaRoe

 Hopefully in the new year, I will be better about just snapping a quick picture on my way out the door each day.  

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Currently 12/19

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


My helpers...All 4 of my kiddos like to be in the kitchen with me and help.  But I had to snap a quick picture of the girls Friday night as they help me make pizza.  There is just something so cute of them in little aprons.  


Finished up...Ezra had his last basketball game of the season.  Fun to see how much they have improved in their short season!


Concert...Been a busy week.  Last night Ezra also had his concert for band and choir.

Time flies...This guy is getting so tall and mature!  Had to laugh last night when we took this picture and I realized the older he gets the more he is starting to look like me.  I 'might' have a kid in the end that looks more like me then their daddy!!!!


Making...Fun night making lip balm, face wipes, lotion bars and cough rub.  



Monday, December 11, 2017

Currently 12/11

I just looked, yes it has been close to a month since I last posted.  Life has been crazy yet that isn't an excuse being my life is always crazy.  

We have been healthy for the most part, which is good for a family of 6.  Even with essential oils, we get busy, too much sugar, 3 different school germs, late nights, we pick up little things here and there.

Let's see...highlights of the last month!

Thanksgiving cookies



So blessed by family on Thanksgiving day.  


Our crew wasn't as big but that doesn't mean we were anymore quiet during a rousing game of Dutch Blitz!!!!!!!


God's Beautiful Creation...We have been having some incredible sunsets the last few weeks!


Family time...One night I even got the men to decorate some cookies!


Mini Vacation...Few of the kids, my sister and father in law headed to Justice, IL for a ministry weekend.  While we were there we did a mini essential oil roller class.  Miss Kezia LOVES to help and could probably teach the class!


Winter Weather is here to stay...So I pulled out the winter decor over the last few days.  Winter House Tour to come.


Stay warm & safe!

-Rachel

Monday, November 13, 2017

Currently 11/13

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.



Playing with...Playdoh is normally not allowed in my house but...my sister bought glitter Playdoh for Kezia's birthday.  Everyone enjoyed playing with it one night this week, and I mean EVERYONE! 



LOL Dad made an awesome snake!!!!


Celebrating...My parents have an anniversary tomorrow.  So I made them supper and brought it to them.  My apple pie turned out so pretty they wanted a picture with it.  So thankful for my parents!!!!!



Baking...Molasses cookies with essential oils.  They were super nummy.  Molasses cookies were one of my favorite my Grandma made.  Sadly these didn't stay as soft as her's.  I need to find her recipe!



Taking Time...Kezia is growing up so fast one me.  Today she was helping me work and looking through the Fleet Farm Wish Book.  Filing these memories into my mental file box.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What I Wore

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day.  Well, I haven't posted in over a month and honestly only have 1 picture to even share of what I've been wearing.  

It's been almost a month since my last 'What I Wore' post and sadly I still don't have much to post.  What's even funnier is I actually get dressed more days of the week but apparently even more busy then forget to snap a picture.






Monday, November 6, 2017

Currently 11/6

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


November is here...Each year I try to do a daily Thankful post.  I have so much to be thankful for.  


Last minute...I've gotten way too good at last minute birthday parties.  This week, my dad turns 71!  I'm so blessed to call him my dad.  Last minute parties can be so much fun.  Even added a friend who had spent the night Saturday night and had her birthday in October.



Basketball Season...has begun at my house.  My oldest loves sports of any kind.  He decided this year to participate in Middle School Basketball.  So fun to see him so excited about what he is participating in and see him grow as an individual.  Feels like he is growing up so fast lately!

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