Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Big Deal.

Today in the pouring rain, I ran some errands.
First stop was to the dry cleaners.  I ran (in the rain...remember) 
from my car to the store and was informed that since the 
Memorial holiday, all pick-ups were backed up.
They would call me when the clothes were done. 
I hope that phone call comes soon since Mr. Nielson's dark suit 
is needed for this weekend.
I got back in the car and went to the post office to pick up
 my mail and found out that that Mr. Nielson 
 had picked up the mail earlier that day. 
Strike 2.
Strike 3 was at the grocery store where I forgot half the things on my list and
 "blindly" bought what I thought I needed.  
Turns out it I didn't need any of it.
Last stop/strike: the bread store where the delicious fresh bread 
was still baking in the oven.  
So I bought yesterdays bread.  I know, I know, Big deal.  
Except fresh bread is sooooo good.
I thought as I drove home--still in the rain and empty handed,
that every woman has probably had a day like this and you'd probably
 high-five me because you've had a very similar day at one point in your life.
And these little things really aren't that big of a deal. 
 Inconvenient yes, but not that big of a deal.
Then I thought about my friend Lindsay who recently lost her husband.
That's a big deal.
There are SO many more bigger deals.
Today was not a big deal.

I am honored to be a part of the World Congress of Families this year.
Learn more about it HERE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring at Sundance

Yesterday, along with my brother Andrew and his family, 
Mr. Nielson and I took the Little Nies to one of our favorite spots in Utah- 
The green is really killin it up there.  The hills are amazing, 
the mountains majestic, and the trees beautiful.  
It was a little chilly and rained on us a few times, 
but all worth the experience.
(Lottie dropped her binkie off the lift and into oblivion moments after this photo)

 Check out these photos:

You know, Sundance has put in a new zip line, which will open next week. 
 It's epic.  I don't know if I will ever dare to actually ride it, 
but, you know, maybe.  
But probably not.  But maybe.  

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

Happy Memorial Day to one and all.  
We are eternally grateful to the men and women who fight 
and have fought so we can enjoy the freedoms we do. 
We honor and sustain you.
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