Our Family

"By small and simple things are great things brought to pass."
-Alma 37:6

Monday, December 29, 2008

New pictures

O.K. so I tried to update things a bit but ran into some serious technical difficulties. I scanned the picture because I thought that it would be easy- not so much! Never mind that I scanned it off of a card which was already a copy. So the picture isn't that great but I will fix it later with the real picture and not a scan:)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas candy

Yesterday the Lyman girls all got together and made Christmas candy! It was lots of fun! We wanted to make some of my Moms candy but the only thing we could do was the Carmel's-because it was such a cloudy day. Instead we pretty much tried some new recipes. We made Mint truffles(recipe compliments of Kandice) which turned out so yummy-but tucked away in a safe place until the Christmas party. We also did the dipped pretzels and Almond Joys. We had tons of fun making candy but mostly just being together!!

Christmas Tree Hunting!!

To everyone wondering why I'm such a slacker lately with the whole blogging thing-SORRY! My camera is on the blitz and I don't have that many pictures to post. I'm looking at cameras and hopefully I'll be once again a blogging maniac. Here's a little update- We had a wonderful Thanksgiving we had dinner at Brandon's parents house and did the usual turkey, crafts and fun! Brandon's Grandpa came down and his Aunt Jennae and Uncle Ray and their family. It was lots of fun. I also had my first official lesson on making Grandma Nelsons dipped chocolates. It was a lot of fun and hopefully we'll continue the tradition and I can pass it on down to my kids.Laine and Havie are "BEST FRIENDS" Laine had a sleep over with "Her Girls" as she calls them. I'm so glad she has girl cousins to play with because there aren't any girls her age here!
Brandon leading the gang all around the mountain to find the perfect tree.

At last we finally find the "Perfect Tree" We found Bryan and Greg's trees really fast but we had to search a little longer to find our tree! It was a group effort but we finally found it- and it really is a pretty perfect tree!

Talmage, Anya, Laine and Haven

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More Than A Day
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much moreThan they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs

Monday, November 17, 2008

Picture Tag-take two!!

O.K. This is my sixth picture in my sixth file-Don't ask me what I was thinking before. This is what my kids do while I try to scrapbook. Sorry it's also my laundry room and obviously I wasn't on top of the laundry!!! You may think that Tal looks pretty funny in his boots but I am not kidding that is what he wanted to wear all summer and now it's cold he wants to wear his flip flops(I don't get it). He's stinkin cute anyways.

Picture Tag!!!!!

I've been tagged!! I went to my fourth file to find my fourth picture. Here it is!!! Sawyer looks like he's been crying and I think he's out in the garage-I'm not sure but he's a cutie:)

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Richard found him a honey for Halloween!!! We're so proud!!Talmage being a scary dinosaur!!ROAR!!! Well a scary dinosaur eating an apple:)

Anya(Cinderella) Laine(ARIEL-Mermaid) Haven (Belle) and their little Devil Sawyer!

Getting ready to go trick-or-treating at Great Grandma's and at Grandpa and Grandma's house.

We had such a fun Halloween the kids trick or treated at their Grandparents house in Wayne Co. and then we headed over to Fayette to have lots of fun with cousins. They got so much candy trick-or-treating that it's not even funny! After trick-or-treating we had a big 18th Birthday party for Sethy!!!


Grunts!! GRUNTS!!! I AM KING OF THE MOUNTAINS!!Old thunder stick strikes again!!


Talmage turned "6" on Oct. 28th! Can you believe it? We had such a fun party for him. He wanted a knight party so we had all the boys as knights and all the girls as princesses.Opening presents!! SPOILED!!!
Talmage wanted a sword cake! He blew out all his candles in one breath:)

All the cousins with their shields and swords! The kids all decorated their shields and then they got a sword. Brandon dressed up as the evil black knight and the kids worked together to defeat him!(poor Brando) he's such a good sport!!!

Talmage in front of his Birthday banner!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I've been tagged!!
High School Tag!
1 Did you date someone from your school? No
2 What kind of car did you drive? Ford Escort station wagon. wagmobile(among other names)
3 Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try? Yes, I had been driving for some time by then.
4 Were you a party animal? Yes but in a good way.
No5 Were you considered a flirt? I don't really know what to say about that.
6 Were you in a band, orchestra or choir? Band-percussion
7 Were you a nerd? probably
8 Were you on any varsity teams?
9 Did you get suspended or expelled? Yes, from Cheer and drama
10 Can you still sing the fight song? Yes
11 Who were your favorite teachers? Mr. Hill ( I got away with everything) Mrs. Gallaway-I really liked most of my teachers. I don't think they'll say the same about me:)
12 Where did you sit during lunch? Lunch room or the Hall.
13 What's your school's full name? Gunnison Valley High School.
14 What was your mascot and colors? Bulldog-Blue and white
15 Did you go to homecoming? Yes, but not with a date with friends.
16 If you could go back and do it all again, would you? No
17 What do you remember most about graduation? My Mom made me a really cute dress. I sat by my friend Michelle and the big baby made me cry. Then we went to Yuba Lake-FUN! FUN!
18 Where did you go on your Senior Skip Day? Some not cool place(the only class that didn't get to go to Cali.) We later as a group which consisted of our senior class went to Lake Powell that was cool.
19 Were you in any clubs? Speech and Drama
20 Have you gained some weight since then? REALLY?? That's just mean I've had three kids give me a break!
21 Who was your prom date? Charlie Tischner
22 Are you planning to go to your 10 year reunion? Do you mean 20 yr. maybe
23 Did you have a job while in high school? I worked at the Gunnison Dairy weighing hay trucks. O'h my heck I look at this and I was a nerd. Funny I thought I was pretty cool back then.
I tag Kim she was a nerd right along side me:)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Last Saturday was our anniversary -so we decided to go for a ride up in the mountains to see the changing leaves. It was so pretty and the weather was perfect! Talmage
All three sitting on a bunch of Thousand Lake rocks!
What a great way to spend the day! Brandon and I took the kids to Grandma's house and went on a real date that night. It was a great day and it's been a great seven years!!

Weekend in Salt Lake City

We went up to SLC to visit Pops and Marcia it was a great weekend. They took us to the Church Family History building were they are currently serving their mission. We walked around Temple Square and a few other places it was a lot of fun. The kids loved the waterfalls!!
The temple grounds are so beautiful this time of year-any time really.
Laine looking in the water
Once again in front of water- I'm surprised I didn't go home with wet kids:)
We had such a great weekend we spent Friday with my Dad and Marcia and then we went up to Kaysville to spent time with Brandon's Family. Brando's cousin was visiting from back east. Talmage and Laine and Sawyer had lots of fun with cousins and Aunts and Uncles and Grandparents-We found out their getting some new cousins on the Nelson side (Pretty exciting stuff) We had such a great time with family. We then went back down to SLC to go to church with my Dad and Marcia. It's pretty cool their ward is in the Joseph Smith memorial Building. They have a special missionary ward so pretty much every one is old and we were the only ones with kids it was crazy how noisy our kids sounded in Sacrament and they were being REALLY good! We had a pretty awesome weekend:)

Monday, September 8, 2008

All about LAINE!!!

Age: 3
Nicknames: Laine Bug, Bug Juice, Buggy
Favorite activity(ies): Dancing, color, read books
Favorite food(s): noodle,macaroni and cheese,french fries
Least favorite food(s): paper
Favorite music: All I wanna Do-ooo-oooo
Favorite Movie: Sleep over,Princess, Cinderella, Little Mermaid
Favorite toy(s): Cinderella, Babies, shoes
Favorite book(s): Miss spiders tea party
Favorite items of clothing: red dress, moms shoes
What makes me happy: being nice, Heavenly Father and Jesus, Grandma and Grandpa, beautiful stuff.
What makes me sad:fighting over each others toys,when Joncey colors on me.
Favorite color: Pink,Yellow and purple.
Best Friend: Havie and Joncey (thats her imaginary friend)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Talmage's first day of Kindergarten!!!!

What a big kindergartner!!!!!Talmage's first day of school. Brandon and I took him to school and he was so excited to be there it didn't matter who went with him! His teacher is Miss Davis and he thinks she's great. He looks so cute and such a big boy!
We got to the school, Talmage walked in and got right down to business-meanwhile Mom is outside the door holding back tears because my baby is in kindergarten!
He got off the bus and Brando was there to pick him up and take him home on the motorcycle. Talmage was all smiles he loves school!!


Laine, Anya, Haven, Talmage and Dayton heading down to look at the fish.
Rolling down the hills at Grandpa Jensen's fish hatchery!
More Rolling!!!
A tour of the new spawn trailer.
Sawyer and Havie

Wayne County Fair

The theme for the fair this year was building family memories-So my Young Women came up with the idea of a family road trip. Brandon made us an awesome sign and we found the best car for the trip...... This is the sign Brando made for us "Building family memories mile by mile"
This beauty is the car we found for the trip-She's a beauty! "reminds me of our old station wag when I was REALLY young!" Notice Grandma on the roof HA!HA!
We had Dayton, Havie and Anya with us for the weekend it was a lot of fun having them for the parade-Talmage and Laine love to have cousins come and stay:) They got so much candy that it wasn't even funny-I guess that's what happens when you're the cutest kids at the fair!
They have a place for memorial flags for all the veterans in the war.It was really a cool thing.
All the kids wanted to climb on the big tractors they had on display, Brando wanted to climb up to but it was too hard with the back pack on! Poor Brando:)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jensen Camp

Jensen Family Camp 2008Talmage and Laine were so excited to go on this hike because they were pretty sure that we would come across a bear! No bears (thank goodness) but we did see a lot of really pretty country!
Brandon made the kids a teeter totter-What a Dad!
Talmage looked so cute playing his game-He was oblivious to anything going on around him:)
Laine and her strong muscles helping G-ma carry a pole to the stack!
SOOOOOOOOOO BIG!! Sawyer climbing on old tree stumps-the little dare devil!

Pioneer Day!

I know I am so slow at posting things this last month. I didn't want to skip over fun things so we'll go back in time for just a little bit. 24th of July in Bicknell-We had a parade and fun games at the park. Good Times! Talmage and his buddy Trevor walking in the parade-they were pretty cool with their guns!
Brandon on the only kind of horse he'll probably ever get on! Laine in her cute little pioneer dress and Sawyer all dressed up for the parade.

Soccer Camp!!!!

Talmage was in a 4H soccer camp this summer. He had so much fun! His coaches were great and Talmage was a natural at it!:)