Nie Nie Dialogues

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.



A Spring Cowboy

Today I opened a few windows in my house....more


I took this photo of my feet showing off my new ...more

After School

(Chatting today!) After school and after the Little Nies have raided the pantry or refrigerator for food, they start on their homework. ...more

To my girls:

"True Beauty is more than skin-deep. A woman whose countenance is aglow with both happiness and...more


Over the weekend and for some strange reason, ...more

Dreaming Blind

(Christian and I smooching in the Baltic Sea) The past few nights I have had very vivid dreams....more

Power in Trials

Today someone asked me if I remembered my airplane crash. ...more

Jane is a teenager now

( Chat with me today! Click on button) Jane turned 13 (A TEENAGER) on February 18th, the same day...more

50 years

Last Thursday my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Think of it: 50 birthdays together (100 birthday cakes). 50 Christmases trees to decorate together ....more

Just Beat it...

Recently I was contacted by a group of students from...more