Saturday, August 25, 2007
It's funny how certain things have to happen in order to make things feel official. For me having a real family photo taken made it finally official that yes we do have a family of three now. So everyone I am proud to introduce the Official Nielsen family to you: Matt, Amber and Carter Nielsen!!
P.S. I have to thank my wonderful Father-in law, Jay, for taking these great pictures for us.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
This last weekend Matt, Carter and I headed to DC for Todd's (Matt's little brother) wedding. We had a lot of fun. Thursday I toured the mall with Carter and Matt's family. We had fun but it was a lot of work at the same time. It was awesome to be able to spend time with family. Matt got into DC Thursday night. The "rehearsal dinner" happened Friday night. Todd and Sarah were sealed in the DC temple Saturday morning then after pictures we all rushed up to Philidelphia where Sarah is from for a luxorious reception. Overall it was great fun, even though we all were going off of as little sleep as possible. Below is the adorable newly wed couple right as they came out of the temple. Congratulations Todd and Sarah!!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
But yesterday we worked like dogs all day long and finally finished around midnight and now our basement is put all back to order except we haven't gotten our carpet reinstalled we just laid it back down. My biggest concern now is mold, but we've taken some precautions and I will try to watch everything like a hawk. Mold and water damage is a big concern here in Pittsburgh because everything is so old, I just hope I can keep ours to a minimum. Also, I kept thinking I needed to take pictures, but of course at midnight last night after I had just finished scrubbing everything down I realized I hadn't. Bummer.
Matt's second week as a resident was one of the craziest weeks we've had yet. He left at 4:30 a.m. and didn't get home until 10:30 p.m. if he came home at all (two of the nights he was on call). Carter didn't get to see his daddy at all that week. When Saturday rolled around we were sure Matt would be too exhausted to do anything with us. But he was a real trooper and was anxious to spend time with his family so we went hiking about an hour north of Pittsburgh in the gorgeous PA countryside.
As a baby shower gift my parents give each of the kids a baby hiking backpack and Carter loved his. He loves the outdoors and we're hoping for a die hard camper and hiker and if he has any Herzog in him in the inside (because he doesn't have a lot of it showing on the outside) then he for sure will be an outdoorsman.
I love seeing Carter and Matt hanging out together. It is cool to see their bond developing so strong so soon.