Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday River Walk

This is Matt posting this time.  Over the last year and a half San Antonio has grown on me, I love the heat, the good people, and good entertainment.  We have been down to river walk many times and every time have a good time. 

 We went down Friday night after work and had dinner, walked around, and rode a river boat.

Merry Christmas!  I hope you all grow closer to your families and Christ during this holiday season!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Greetings

       We hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas filled with peace and happiness.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:11

He is the Light and the life of the world; yea, a Light that is Endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a Life which is Endless, that there can be no more death.
The Nielsens

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Camping in November

We went camping at Garner State park first of November and it was so much fun. Perfect weather and we all had a blast, although in a lot of the pictures Dani doesn't look so happy. Matt put up twinkle lights and everything; it was my first time camping with electricity at a campsite and the lights really made it special, hehe. We got there late, past bed time but the kids snoozed for 2 hours on the drive there and then woke up excited to help set everything up and then roast hot dogs and make s'mores. Peter slept great for the fist time in a tent. Matt made banana pancakes and bacon for breakfast and then we did a hike to a cave. We got the girls to hike all the way with out a single complaint by playing "Epic" as we hiked. Matt and Peter were Boggans, Dani was a leafmen, I was M.K. and Carlee was the future queen. We were trying to get the pod to the cave before the boggans got it so it could bloom in the right place in order for Carlee to be the next queen of the forest. Afterwords it was almost warm enough to swim in the Frio River. We did it anyway. The clear light green water was so inviting and was amazingly refreshing once you got past the initial shock of the cold. Matt and I did the rope swing and Carlee went all the way across the river with her dad. Dani got in long enough to pee.  

We went again a couple of weeks later with friends from church and it was shockingly colder, we are talkin' in the 30's.  There was an adventure to be had though, so we went as planned anyway.  And it was an adventure, but we had our tent in this little shelter and had a space heater in our tent.  Plus we all have down coats, Peter's is a very pink body suit because he has two older sisters, but it kept him warm and that's all that matters!     

And this is just a funny happening to make you smile as you finish looking at our blog. 
Happy December everyone!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall Fun

We went to a pumpkin patch and it was great money eating fun.  The girls painted pumpkins...
Dani got her pony ride...
rode in a barrel train...
played in the hay...
posed on some pumpkins and they got to play in bouncy houses, go down a giant slide several times on a burlap sack, and ride on some carnival ride swings.  October is a fun month. 
We got some yummy zombie corn from Papa and Grandma P.  Carlee is always being thoughtful, this time her kindness led her to make a trail of zombie corn for Danilyn to eat when she got up from her nap.  Sweet child.

Grandpa and Granny Nielsen came to our house for Halloween!!!  We put on our crazy wigs and went out in the lovely temperature to trick or treat with a nice witch (a costume my mom made for me when I was Dani's age), a skeleton and a elephant. 

Oh, yes and a Judo dude as well.

Peter has these pumpkin jams too.  Notice the hole in the toe?  Every single pair of footed cloths he has develop two holes where his big toes are.  He is constantly moving his toes up and down, up and down.  Kinda funny.  He was also a pea pod for our church's Trunk or Treat this  year and I was a chef, hehe.  I don't know where that picture is.  For Carlee's school  Halloween party I was Mrs. Incredible with the black boots and stuff and I wore Peter in the front pack with an Incredibles patch on it and Peter was Dash.  No picture of that one.  The girls got to dress up for Trick or Treating at Sea world too, but that was hot and not much fun.  It has cooled down and been a lot nicer, thank goodness!  I hope it was a fun month for the girls.  I am glad their costumes were easy this year, even then it all felt like a lot of work for me but we loved having Matt's parents here for a few days and getting to go to Dallas with them as well and meet precious baby Madeline.  Remember our monster garage door from last year?  We did that again this year and when I took it down a few days ago Dani cried and wailed, "My monster, my monster!"  I couldn't even tell her that it was no big deal we could do it again next year because I don't know what our garage door will look like next year.  See ya later October, hello November.