Tuesday, February 10, 2009

{ Heart Attack }

We made Chase a box of yummy candy, cards and many paper hearts.
It was a Heart Attack....

Saturday, December 27, 2008

{Christmas Eve.. Nielson Style :-}

On Christ-
mas Eve each year we have a fun tradition.

We don't put gifts under the tree until Christmas Eve
we take turns going to our rooms where the gifts are stashed.
We gather the gifts in our arms and ring a bell until the
gifts are hidden beneath the Christmas tree. Everyone is to
close there eyes until the ringing of the bell

Then everyone opens there eyes and goes
to the tree and tries to find which gifts
are for them.........

This has been a fun tradition
and one the kids
Look forward to
Each year.... Then after
we gather in the living
room and listen to Kelly
read the Christmas

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Party at the Nash's

Jensen Clan
Ry and Mark
Cute boy Mason
Ryan Ross
Heather and Joe

Playing Foose Ball
Jenny, Sheila and Annie

We got to talk to Chase !

Chase called and it was so great to hear from him. He is doing really good and he is very happy. We talked for about an hour and a half. He is in Wilkesboro, NC up in the mountains. Well actually he said that they are more like hill compared to Utah. He currently has about 7 investigators, which he is totally excited about. He really likes his companion, Elder Jenkins, who is from Bountiful. In fact, all of Chases companions have been from Utah. He said "Missionaries from North Carolina go to Utah and Missionaries from Utah go to North Carolina". Elder Jenkins is coming home in one month, January 27th. We talked about strange foods he has eaten like, Liver Mush, (Just gag me now). He also said that only about 20% of the people stay active once they are converted. He is in the heart of NASCAR racing, which Tanner thought was really cool, because Tanner is totally into cars. Kelly says that in the south if you ain't burning rubber than you ain't really drivin. It was really, really hard to say good-bye. He bore his testimony right before he hung up. (That was a tear jerker !) We have so many blessings in our life. We have a really great family, a missionary, the gospel, and a loving Heavenly Father.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Lights at Temple Square

Floating Bubble Lights in the Reflection Pond
Tanner and Ashley (Tanners friend)

Mason. Kelly and McKay
McKay and Mason

Kelly and I
Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus
This was floating in the middle of the reflection pond.

We spent Sunday evening at Temple Square. The Christmas Lights are absolutely beautiful. It's not just the lights, but the calm spiritual feeling you get when you walk the grounds around the temple. It was fun to be with the boys and spend a Sunday together as a family.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


These are pictures of just a few of my family members
Haley and Tanner
Dad (Grandpa Ross)

Mom (Grandma Ross)
Oakley and Kellen
Spencer and Amee
Terrie and Kelly
Haley and Emilee
Sherrie and Paul
Mckay and Mason
(sorry to many grand kids.. can't remember) and Kaylene
Jaxon (Check out the hair)
Mason and Britton
What a hottie. Michael Nash
Kayla (one on the way baby boy) and Hayes
Ann and Jan
Ed and Kathy
This will be the last "grandma sponsored" Thanksgiving which means that Grandma will no longer be doing all the planning and all the cooking. We really have a great Thanksgiving tradition with the whole Ross gang. Our family is so huge that we have to do it at a church house which makes it a blast. We play volleyball, dodge ball and we spend a lot of time just visiting. I am so grateful for my huge family and I love having an excuse to be with all of them at least once a year.