Let's Catch Up: Life Lately

Let's catch up!  Life around here has been the fun kind of busy.  And instead of writing up several posts, I'm combining all our happenings into one post as I usually do.  Life at the Nelson home this February as documented in pictures:

We had the most beautiful snow storm roll through.  SNOW, at last!  The snow just kept coming down and down and down.  Of course we played in it!  Snow in our part of Idaho usually only lasts a couple of days.  We revel in its quiet beauty while we have it and then appreciate our dry roads two days later.  It's been rainy since, and rain isn't nearly as magical as snow.  Lucky us, we got more snow yesterday!  I suppose our prayers for much needed moisture are being answered.

^^Catching snowflakes on his tongue^^

^^Levi wore this sad face accompanied by a lot of wailing the whole entire time we played outside.  He wasn't cold.  He was frustrated he couldn't walk in the snow very well.  However, Levi finally decided it wasn't so bad when I pegged Jed with a snow ball.  Hehe.^^
^^Jed and his trucks.  They never get old.^^

^^Levi has a thing for soft blankets.  (A soft blanket + a hug = his comfort.)  Levi insists on sleeping with ALL of his soft blankets and he prefers it when I pile them all atop him when I put him to bed.  The silly kid just grins.^^ 
^^Pretty Dani with her pretty sweet baby girl^^
A couple of weekends ago I hosted a jewelry party through my friend, Stefanie.  It was so much fun to make a wish list from the Premiere Jewelry catalog, but even more fun to try many of the pieces on in person!  It's funny how I wasn't attracted to a certain piece, but when I tried it on it suddenly looked amazing.  I can't wait for the jewelry we ordered to arrive in the mail!
^^Levi and Jed enjoy wearing my headphones and watching our ski videos I put together over and over and over.  They don't hold a candle to the winter Olympics we've been watching every night, but the boys don't know any better.  Plus, the videos have cool music.  :)^^
^^A new favorite: the fishy game!  I remember playing this same game as a child, complete with sticker eyes that fell off in the bathtub.  Ha!^^
^^The second best thing to the zoo: the pet store!  While Bron was skiing Saturday morning, I entertained the boys at Petsmart.  The boys had never seen hamsters and guinea pigs before!  I kind of want a parakeet.  And after holding a puppy, Jed insisted that Tyke needs a friend.  Uh-oh!  The pet store might be a dangerous place for us.^^
^^Date night with my handsome hubby!  We attended an all-you-can-eat crab dinner.  It was a fund raiser for the Twin Falls High School boys' basketball team and dinner tasted delicious!  Love you, Honey.^^
That pretty much sums us up!  I'm not sure why, but this year the winter blues haven't settled onto my heart and soul.  Instead, this winter is flying by.  I think it has something to do with January being so warm and going on regular dates with my main squeeze.  The lack of depression for the first time in years makes me grateful and so very happy.  Bring on Spring, please!  (Okay, okay.  I know I need to wait at least four more weeks.)  Happy February!


  1. Oh my gosh.... SAME HERE! I was just thinking as I read this post that we've had hardly any snow (which is crazy for Cedar) and it's been so warm! I can't believe we are already over halfway through Feb! Winter is flying by and I've experience zero depression as well... YAY!
    Your snow pictures are beautiful, of course! And I love that you're getting so many dates! Who do you have babysit?

  2. I totally agree about the lack of winter blues. This winter has been fabulous! We've had plenty of snow on the ground, and it's been cold, but the sun has been out! Also, Hailey got that same fishing game for Christmas. It's a fun game, but it moves fast! I struggle as much as Hailey to catch a fish. Keira has it down though. She takes the fishing pole and whacks it over the top of the fish and knocks them all out. She gets more fish out than Hailey and I!

  3. I miss those little boys of yours! Your pictures of the snow are beautiful! I wish I could send Carter up to play for a day in it! I understand the winter blues so I'm glad it hasn't hit you and probably won't since spring is right around the corner! Yay!

  4. I just realized I used exclamation points in every sentence in my last comment....

  5. Seems like a perfect month! I love Levi's happy little face in bed, too sweet!

  6. What adorable pics!! I think you need to frame the one of Levi wrapped up in his blankets! The "fishy" game is a fun one over here too. It sounds like February has just been AWESOME.


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