Wednesday, April 29, 2009


As part of their Easter Grandma Cederstrom gave the girls these hand puppets to make and play with. Ella has had soooo much for playing with her cat. Elena enjoyed ripping the nose off her pig, but that was when she was still recovering from surgery so....

What is it? Part 2

Ok this what is it is A LOT easier than the last one.  If someone doesn't get this one right then you are not the friends and family that I think you are.  I will only give you until Thursday night this time, since it is soooooo easy!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Elena's Surgery

For those of you who are up at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, be thinking about me, I will be on the way to the hospital with Elena to get tubes in her ears.  Say a prayer for us, don't forget me, I am a nervous wreck.  I'll talk more tomorrow!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Easter part 1: Dying Easter Eggs

I realized tonight that I still haven't posted many Easter pictures...  I am losing my marbles.
So, here is installation of the Easter pictures.
Dying Easter Eggs

Monday, April 20, 2009

Little Miracles

Have you ever had a month that your bills just kept piling up, you were behind on this and that was coming due, and then something happens that you have to pay for a major expense and you have no idea how you are going to feed your family let alone pay your bills?  Well, we have had a month like that.  We felt liking we were pinching pennies anyway, and then my tooth started hurting...
Now having a tooth hurt for me isn't always that out of the ordinary cause occasionally my teeth hurt because of sinus pressure or something.  Well, this tooth wasn't getting better.  I finally went to the Dentist and he informed me that I had a cracked tooth, I would have to have a crown, and owe by-the-way we need $200 down before we will fix it.  Well, we got thinking, well when Dave gets paid we should be able to pay for the dentist... We paid the dentist and our bank account was running on fumes.
Two days later we went in for our semi-annual teeth cleanings.  ANOTHER bill to pay.
Later that day Elena had an appointment at the Ear Nose and Throat doctor.  OF COURSE she has to get tubes put her ears at the end of the month.
I didn't know what to do... I called my mom and cried (cause that's what us Lee Nielson decedants do best) and she said she could lend us some money for a couple of weeks.  MOM YOUR OUR FIRST MIRACLE!!!  Thank you so much!!!
The next day, on Friday,  I went to check the bank account to see if there was enough money to go to a fundraiser dinner for the youth in our ward.  There was $300 dollars more than I expected.  I got looking and someone else had put money in our account!  Whoever put that money in our account YOU'RE OUR SECOND MIRACLE!!
Next Saturday rolled around and we were feeling a little better, things were looking up.  Dave opened the mail and we couldn't believe our eyes.  The Workman's Comp Company that handled Dave's shoulder problems had sent us a check for over $1000!!  We seriously stood there and gaped at each other, could we really believe our eyes?  The check we got will not only cover Elena's surgery but probably our dental bills too!  I guess all things come in 3's, not just the bad things!  This was OUR THIRD MIRACLE!
Sometimes when we are doing everything we can, Little Miracles occur in our lives and we are given the help that we need.  We must just recognize them and be grateful for all our miracles big and small.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

That's What Part 1

Ok, so we have had some very good guesses on this picture.  Sherie and Sherrie's guesses that it was a cake project were probably the most like me, it did have to do with food, but...
No it isn't cake.  It is...
A Potato
Let me explain...
I threw a potato in the microwave because I wanted a baked potato for dinner the other night.  I went to the office to check my e-mail and when I came back the kitchen was full of smoke.  I don't know if it was a combination of me forgetting to poke holes in it and putting it in to long or if it was just a super potato but the thing started on fire!  (I'm lucky I didn't blow up my microwave!)  We decided to cut open the potato and this is what it looked like on the inside...

When you touched it, it crackled like a crusty piece of bread!!  It was pretty cool!!  
Helpful Hints from Life #3
When you bake a potato in the microwave you might want to watch it, cause if you get a "super-potato" it might just burn your house down!
Well, I think I have got more comments on this post then I ever have, maybe I will play this game once a week.  Keep watching for another addition of...
What is that?!?!?  (P.S. For future reference I will try to refrain from posting pictures of nasty things, I will just get pictures of normal things that might look nasty)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What is that?!?!? Part 1

Ok this is how your play the game, you look at the picture that follows and take you best guess at what you think it is.  After ALL of you have guessed, I will reveal what it is, and I will tell you the AWESOME story behind it!!  (I'm not kidding either, the story is pretty AWESOME!!!)
So... What is it?!?!?  
Leave your comments and we'll see if anyone is a genious and can figure out what it is!

Ella's Black-eye

Helpful Hints from Life #2
When someone tells you to "watch out" and they are 6 years old, that probably means that something is speeding towards your head that will not feel good if it hits you!
Do to mishaps beyond our control, (no we didn't beat our child) Ella ended up with a black-eye after our weekend away.  The colors that it turns get better everyday.  There was one day when it looked like I had put 4 colors of makeup on her to make her look like rainbow bright or something.  SERIOUSLY she had red, purple, blue, and green spreading across her eyelid!  It was AWESOME!!  

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Playing with "Kay"

I had so much fun playing with my cousin this weekend! I call him "Kay". He is two weeks younger than me.
Love Elena

Let it snow?!?

Flash back...
This is one of the prettiest pictures that I have of our yard in the snow this year.  The branches are all covered in snow, and the ground is white.  You would think that it was mid-December or atleast January, but no... it was APRIL 3, 2009!!  
Ella was so excited, cause it was the best snowball snow of the season!!  (Yes she did hit me with a snowball)  

Monday, April 13, 2009

My plea for patience

I have lots of fun Easter pics and videos but considering I got a crown put on my tooth and I feel like someone punched me in the face.... I think I will wait to blog until tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009