My blog began in 2005.  I write daily about whatever I am doing, mostly about my five children, my husband Christian (Mr. Nielson), our love life, my struggles, my blessings and my strong Mormon faith.  

In 2008, Christian and I were in a airplane crash which killed our friend and severely burned us.  I was burned over 80% of my body and in a coma for nearly 3 1/2 months.  Since that day, I have a new sense of what life is.  What it's about and how I a going to live. 

I choose to be happy despite ongoing pain and surgeries.

I wrote a book about this which was a New York Times Best Seller in April '12.

You should read it.



Book nook

When Mr. Nielson and I designed Fox Hill, I wanted a spot in my bedroom ...more

Lets be happy together

Marriage is so wonderful, isn't it? ...more

Thanks guys!

Yesterday I opened up my e-mail and read some of the most supportive and...more

Because of Him

I hope you had a wonderful Easter. I hope you felt peace, love and gratitude. I hope you were close to the ones you love ....more

Party Animal

Lottie turned TWO!!!!! On a chilly evening in April, the Nielson's donned animal masks and celebrated Charlotte turning two. I have over 15 different animal masks and let each of the Little Nies choose their favorite animal to be for the whole evening....more

Dear Mother

(Me and Mom in 1991) Happy Birthday Mother dear! I love you so much. You have supported me, stood by me, loved me and taught me all my life ....more

Poor poor Lottie

Poor Lottie because: -Double ear infection -Hives from amoxicillin which was given to her for that double ear infection -2 yr old molars are coming in and rocking her world (and mine) -Fluid in her ears from lingering ear infection and molars - Lottie is extremely exhausted since she doesn't sleep. ...more

I can do that.

“Motherhood is near to divinity....more

Spring Break '14 - The End

We pulled into Fox Hill late last night....more

Spring Break '14 Day 2

It's Friday, whaooooo. Today was spent at the beach again....more