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.



Little Nie Selfies

It's a new week! Enjoy these fantastic selfies the Little Nies took on my phone. It's Monday, and I feel you need a good laugh...who doesn't? ...more

Steve, Matt, Page, Christopher, Andrew, Courtney, Jesse, Stephanie, Lucy

Last month all 9 of my sibling's got together for pictures. It was quite an ordeal having us all together with our varying schedules,...more

Project Lunch round 2

Since it's summer, I am carrying on my tradition: "Project Lunch". Which is where each Little Nie is in charge of Lunch one day a week. ...more

Summer is....

Summer is.....(by Claire and Jane Nielson)ice creamsprinklesfloatiesswimming swimming suitssunburnssunscreensunscreen in hairblack eyes and bruiseshot dogsscreaminglaughingcryingsliverscousinslate nightssunsetssparklers ...more

Fathers Day 2015

Yesterday we celebrated our fathers....more


I am really ready for the weekend!...more


My first few weeks of summer have been a whirlwind. I went to bed with dishes in my sink twice this week, ...more

Because family is there, come rain or shine.

Every year at the end of June, we usuallyhave a nice formal family photo shot. Blue Lily photography has been so amazing each year to work with.They are ideal photographers because I dream up something fun, or dramatic, or exciting, or normal,and they make it happen....more

Our Triumph.

The father of my children, Christian aka: Mr. Nielson can still today make my heart burst when I think about him. Even after almost 15 years of marriage ....more

6th grade Graduation

I realized I never wrote about when Jane graduated from elementary school. It's kind of a big deal, and will mean that next year she will join Claire in middle school. It also means that she will have class "periods"-- except she doesn't want me to call it that....more