Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Love Nie

Stephanie and Christian Nielsen are amazing people. On August 16, 2008 they were burned in a plane crash in New Mexico. Stephanie was burned over 83% of her body, Christian on over 30% of his. In an instant they lost everything, yet life goes on. Stephanie still writes on her blog about her 4 gorgeous children. She also writes about the pain of the daily physical therapies she must endure. Before the accident Stephanie was an artist, a mother, and a giver. After the accident she struggles with daily trials of even picking up her young children. But through it all she has her faith has remained strong. I can't imagine why God chose for this to happen, but he definitely chooses the strongest to endure His ordeals. Now Stephanie's insurance has refused to pay for the reconstructive surgery she needs to piece together her beautiful face. They say it would only be for cosmetic reasons. To help Stephanie raise the money she needs you can go to her blog at While you're there please read about this amazing woman and her unwavering spirit.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Easter!

We were lucky enough to celebrate Easter with both of our families this year! The weekend before Easter we celebrated with my mom and had a wonderful dinner and got to spend plenty of time together as a family. Easter afternoon we spent with Ryan's Mom. The kids had an egg hunt and we enjoyed more delicious food!

I then went up to my Grandma's house in Paradise Valley and got to spend some time with my Dad's side of the family. It was so nice to see everyone and spend time together!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


My fabulous family got together and sent us to Disneyland for my birthday! We stayed for 5 days and had the time of our life! Landen actually went on all of the "scary" rides this time (well at least he did once) and we all picked our favorites. Ryan voted "Tower of Terror," Landen said "Buzz Light Year," and I voted "Soarin' Over California." Disneyland is always a magical place and a great way to escape the reality of day-to-day life. Thanks you guys!