Monday, December 30, 2013

a date night for three

It is snapshot with the phone...
the quality of the image is nothing to be excited about...
but the gaps in her teeth, her hair past her shoulders, sitting on her dad's lap
(yes his legs are running along the bench...we are classy like that at Nielsen's)
make me want to remember this image forever.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

snowshoeing with sisters

We are never quite so adventurous until Annie comes home.
Snowshoeing with these two was one of my very favorite memories this Christmas.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas morning

May Christmases always be as magically as this morning felt today~

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Early on a November sweet friend Catie drove up with us to the family cabin at freeze her tail no friend has ever done before! take our family's pictures.  Thanks for suffering frostbite for us---dear Catie!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grandparent Party

We had our annual GRANDPARENT PARTY!!!  Sophie and I played a duet of Good King Wenceslas on the piano.  Kate and Ellie played the songs they had learned for their Christmas Concert this year.  To the grandmas we gave duvet slippers (Restoration Hardware).  To Papa Davis we have a hands-free magnifying glass (Restoration Hardware).  To Papa Miller we gave him the final revision/edit of his life history!  We hope all of the grandparents will write their life histories so that we can give that gift again!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving dinner

Surrounded by family you love...
and delicious food...
does it get any better than Thanksgiving!?!?!?

on the menu:
turkey + ham
cornbread stuffing
(my very favorite thing about Thanksgiving dinner...thanks Mom!!!!)
(Dede's specialty!)
mashed potatoes
(Danny's specialty)
cranberry orange sauce
corn with Ritz cracker topping
(Davis tradition)
stuffed celery- pineapple/cream cheese + green olive/cream cheese
(Miller tradition)
raspberry jello pretzel salad
(Dede and Sharon both brought one each in case the other forgot)
deviled eggs
(Sharon's specialty)
roasted asparugus
pumpkin + pecan pie
pumpkin ginger cake with caramel sauce
(my sister loves me!)

As grateful as we felt for this delicious meal...we are so much more grateful for the people we love!!!
Even nephews who cross their eyes in all of their family pictures :) 

  ummmm...Wesley ;)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

my most thankful things

So thankful for the five of us...

photocredit:  Jenny Freeman, THANK YOU Jenny!!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

falling snow

I get a pit in my stomach when I think of icy roads, cold toes, snow in March...winter.
But even I can appreciate the beauty in the snow falling.
It makes everything it touches look a bit more magical.

Monday, October 28, 2013

a glimpse of our day...

I was sitting with Ellie as she waited for her ride to swim team.
She had a few minutes so she picked up her guitar.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

road trip

 For UEA we decided to head to Arizona!  It is always sunny and warm!  There are lots of people we love to visit there!  It was my niece's birthday!  AND I wanted to take our family pictures in an orange grove :)  The highlight was not the family pictures (why did I not choose my outfit more carefully...I look 5 months pregnant...and I am not!) the highlight was the people we saw and spent time with!  Those people were hard to leave.  We will be back!