The Making Table

Last month the Little Nies and I enjoyed a wonderful day of art! Krisanne and Ann from The Making Table...more

Wiser girls

The photo below was taken on Mother's Day 2007. It was also used in the Mormon Message "The Power of Hope" in 2009. (You can watch that here--it's really beautiful) ....more

It's just a test.

Sometimes I look at old photos of myself just to remember what it felt like tobend my fingers and twist and move without pain and discomfort. Or remember what it was like wear lipstick. Sometimes I look at these photos with tears in my eyes because...more

Bathroom stall texting

Since Mr. Nielson and I were in Idaho for a funeral yesterday (more on that later), Claire was dropped off to school early today by my sweet sister Lucy. Around 9:10--about 15 minutes before school began,...more

Mourn with those that mourn

On April 15th, Randy Palmer (husband to Lindsay (center),...more


My dad's appendix burst yesterday in the wee hours of the morning. He's fine now and after a short surgery he's resting comfortably in the hospital. I spent the day with my mom and Charlotte while we waited for the surgeon...more


My friend Amy took this photo of our boys Nicholas and Thomas. Amy lives on the other side of Fox Hill. We each have 5 children and 4 out of our 5 match up perfectly: ...more

Identifying Mom

Last Sunday- on Mothers Day, during "primary", ...more

Mothers Day 2015

Mothers Day was a glorious day for me. The Little Nies made it special and of course Mr. Nielson showered...more


What would the month of May be like without celebrating Cinco de Mayo? When else can we wear our traditional and colorful Mexican dresses...more