Sunday, December 30, 2007

The girls new ride

This is of the girls enjoying their new stang. Arwen got to drive a little and still needs to get a little longer in the legs and learn to move the wheel while mashing the gas pettle so that she does not run into things.

Below is after a long time riding and Arwen falling asleep while Tori rode her around. She stayed like this and slept for about 30 minutes. She was using the pillow that we had stuffed behind her to help her with reaching the peddles when she got the chance to drive eairler.

Picture of Lexi

Here is the updated picture of Lexi that I had done at the 32 weeks check up.

This is of her with her eyes closed facing you. her left arm is up by her head and hand above her head. She has the sweetest looking face with chubby cheeks and long forhead like her daddy. I think that her nose even is like her daddy a little on the large side and that little mouth is cute too.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

32 week OB appt today

We went in hoping that since Lexi was transverse (sidways) the last time that she would be back head down, SUPRISE she was head up like she loves to be. Dr. CHartrand even said that she is being a bit diffucult and refuses to stay in the best position.
We talked about c-section and doing it early if she is still head up at the next 2 appts. which will put me at 36 weeks and if she is head down talked about doing us a favor and inducing me at 37 weeks so that she is out for sure when company plans on being here. I told him that Velvet and Jesse will be here the week I am due and that we also had Greg's parents talking about coming out and my parents coming out also. He understood since everyone has to buy plane tickets.
I am really praying HARD to not have a c-section, I have been a little scared off by one friend telling me that it SUCKED major and I DO NOT want one if I can help it.

I got a profile picture of her today and boy is she a cutie. She has a long forhead like Greg, chubby cheeks and a nose like Greg's (big). As soon as I can find the cords for my printer I will scan a copy and post it for you all.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Morning

Our tree with the gifts under it.

Gifts from santa in the picture below. The girls in the new mustang! They were in a hurry to get outside to ride it around the yard. I bet they run the battery out by the end of the day.
Arwen playing in her gift from Santa.
THe girls unwrapping girfts from MeeMaw
The girls after they got just about all gifts unwrapped and left paper all over the place.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Our Christmas Weather

Ok, for today we had an mazing day with it only getting to 60 degrees with a light breeze and tonight it will be down to about 28 degrees. This is all also with no humidity.
Tomorrow it is to get only up to about 63 degrees and down to 42 degrees that night.

We really wanted snow for Christmas, but that is a lot to ask for in this area of Texas. Maybe at our next base we can get snow for Christmas!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

the girls

I took these pictures the other day of the girls

Tori in her new outfit that we were given when we lived on base. We got a few bags of clothing and I forgot about them until I was unpacking a few things and found them.

Arwen in her new cowboy hat that we got at a Christmas event in the park here in town. Tori also got a cowboy hat, but would not let me take a picture of it on her that day.

My 10 year anniversary gift

I LOVE my rings. Greg got a better ring a few years back for our 5th anniversary. I got these yesterday at the mall and LOVE them. I was able to wear them for a short time until my hands began to swell again. I can't wear them much due to that, but look forward to when I have Lexi and wil be able to wear them full time.

The center diamond is actually 4 smaller square diamonds and then all over the wedding band and other band its small square diamonds. Its about 1/2 ct more in total wight then my first ring, which I still have. I was not going to trade it in for anything in the world since it means so much to me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Baby Update

We had an appt today and the doctor said that Lexi looked good, but was on the small side for her weight, that is a good thing for me since I have them on the large side of 8 + pounds or way more.

We will have another appt in 2 weeks on the 26th of December. She did move from head down to now being sidways in my tummy, so we hope that she will move back down.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Strange Texas Weater

Ok so it was around the 80s yesterday by mid day, but by the time it hit 5pm it was almost 50 degrees. Today it only got to 50 degrees if that and tomorrow its to be in the 70's. WOW, I am SO ready for a steady temp instead of going back and forth between spring type weather and winter.

I hope that the next time we move stations, we move somewhere that we actually get winter for a few months instead of this quacky weather we have here.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

29 week pregnant picture

Not sure if I look any larger or not from my 22 week picture, but here it is. I know that I am finally gaining some weight and it shows more in my face, but I am also having swelling issues in my hands, feet and face. This is also a new outfit I got during black Friday on the internet, since I was not about to get out super early to shop.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tonight's Dinner

Ok here is what we are having tonight: Chicken and Noodle Casserole

2 cans of soup: cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, cream of chicken and herbs or cream of chicken and mushroom
3/4 cup of chicken broth
3/4 c finely chopped onion
3/4 c finley chopped mushrooms
3/4 c finley chopped celery
3 c cooked elbow macoroni
1 1/2 c cooked cubed chicken
Shredded Cheese

Cook Chicken and macoroni and set aside.

Take the onion, mushrooms and celery and put into a microwave bowl and add in either water or chicken broth if you have extra and cook on high for about 10 minutes to soften it all. Then strain.

Mix together the soup, broth, chicken, macoroni and veggies and place into a backing dish. Top with cheese, as much as you want and bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees in the oven.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Pictures of the girls from This week

The girls in the backyard playing yesterday The girls trying to swing on the tire swing yesterday. Tori did not have any shoes on and had trouble staying on the tire.
Arwen was trying to be silly today with this picture of her. Not sure what she was really doing.
Tori was just being herself today with this one. She LOVES posing for the camera, but this time she decided not to.

Picture of our Tree

This is our tree for 2007. The girls this year helped in putting the decorations on the tree. When it got too hard they helped by handing the decorations to daddy to put on. This is the fullest we have ever had the tree with decorations.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Costumes

Here is the girls dressed up for Halloween

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Girls @ Sea World

These pictures were taken at Sea World this past weekend. They always decorate the park a few weeks before Halloween and have special activities just for Halloween. The girls had a blast, but Tori was not so sure about Jack at the Shamu show.

These skeletons were all over the park between the gates placed in a certain area of the park. It was the most haunted area of the park. They all were different, but tons of them.

This was at the entrance. This is where the big water fountain is. Jack preforms on the stage at night during certain times near closing time for the park.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The growing belly

Ok just so yall know how I am looking at this point in my pregnancy I will post a picture. now just keep in mind when you see this I am only 5 months pregnant (22 weeks). I tend to show really son with all my pregnancies and get large quick. I have done well with the weight. I have not gained anything so far and am still at my starting weight. I think that I have in the last 3 1/2 weeks gained maybe 2 pounds, but they say you should be gaining at least 1 pound per week, so I am still not doing so bad.

I will post an update after my appointment next Friday on how things are going, a picture of Lexi if I get one from the doc and then about weather or not I passed or failed the sugar test. Lets hope that I pass!

This Saturday

This Saturday we are going to Sea World with a friend of Greg's from high school and his family. My girls LOVE Sea World and can't get enough of it, guess its good we all have season passes!!

We were going to spend the night and then do the ZOO the next day, but with the baby shower coming and more unpacking needing to be done we asked for a rain check for that day.

I am hoping that its cool Saturday or at least cool for most of the day like it has been for the last 2 days. Its going to be hard on me being as big as I am doing all that walking around, so it would help for it to be cooler since my am always hot anyways.

Still unpacking....

We are still trying to get the house unpacked, but its getting there. Imagine having enough crap to fill a 3,100 square foot house and cram that into a 2,200 square foot house. Its a job I tell you! I am so sick of seeing boxes since we have moved now 3 times, that's right 3 TIMES in just 2 years, so most of our stuff have still been in boxes since the first move from Florida.

I have paint for Lexi's room and it will be pink and chocolate. I also have paint for Tori and Arwen's room and that's purple, Tori's favorite color. I also have painted the downstairs bathroom a red that I had at base housing in my main room that I LOVED. Since the bathroom down stairs has been deemed my room, I picked the color. I also got the color for the kitchen with the help of a friend Brooke who suggested grey. Its a dark grey that goes well with the colors in the counters. I have the kitchen half painted since I do not really want to be climbing latters at the stage in my pregnancy.

I have a baby shower that is being throwing for me November 3rd and it will be at my house since its bigger than base housing, so we got to get it unpacked and organized the best we can by then.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Our First Post

First off I would like to say Hello and thanks for stopping by our little page. The Nelson Clan is made of Greg, Brandie (me), Tori and Arwen. We also have Lexi who will be here in February, yes we have all girls and Greg is the only boy (poor daddy)!
Right now we live in Del Rio, TX due to military orders for Greg. He is working at Laughlin AFB as an Instructor Pilot and the XP at the wing building. We have been here for 2 years, but according to the military its only been 1 1/2 years. This base holds onto their people for at least 4 years, so we have a while before we can move again.

A little about each person:

Greg - He will be 40 in February, been in the military ever since he got out of High School (Redding, CA)and went to the Air Force Academy. he graduated from the Academy in 1990 and came here to Del Rio, TX for pilot training. After that he was banked due to the abundance of pilots and spent a few years as a maintaince officer at Pope AFB for the 41st ALS, He later became a pilot for the 41st ALF flying c-130's. This is where he met me. After we got married in 1997 he moved to Hurlburt Field, FL where he flew MC-130's for the 8th SOS. he did this job for 8 years. We kept getting our clock restarted due to the 8th SOS moving to Duke Field and then him going back to Hurlburt Field to work in HQ as DOOO, He still flew with the 8th SOS, but had other main jobs.
He FINALLY moved December of 2005. He has the chance to retire with his 20 years around 2010, but not sure if he will or not.

Brandie - I will be 29 in November. I was born and raised in North Carolina. I was adopted with my sister in 1985 and moved from Harmony, NC to Cameron, NC where I was raised with my adoptive parents and siblings. I meet Greg while in High School and we got married the year I graduated in 1997 that December. Yes as you can see we are about 10 1/2 years apart in age, but that does not matter to us. We moved to Florida where we stayed for 8 years or so and had our 2 daughters. We then FINALLY moved to another location in Texas, well very west Texas. I had never been to this part of the state before and was shocked at how much Spanish there was, but then again we live about 2 miles form the border of Mexico. This was my first time going to another country and I LOVED IT!! I am a full time stay home mom and I also do college online for my degree in Criminal Investigations. I will finish my AA in April and then take a month off and go back for my bachelor's degree.

Tori - Her full name is Victorianna Marie and she was born July 25, 2003. She is our first born and so full of life. She is our high achiever. She was talking very well at 12 months and was stated by the peds as talking at the level of a 15 month old. She did start walking a bit late (17 months). She is now 4 and very much ready to go to school. She just got glasses last month and is doing great with them. We were a bit disappointed that she needed them, but then I have really bad eyes and they say its hereditary.

Arwen - Her full name is Arwen Elizabeth, no its not a family name, well the Elizabeth part is, but Arwen came from Lord of the Rings Movie. We loved it so much that we said if we had another girl that she would have this name. She was born April 12, 2005. She is our second daughter. She is a tiny little girl. She is 2 1/2 and can still wear 18 month clothing. She is about 3 feet and her sister is 3'9" . She also only weighs right now 24 pounds. She eats a ton, but just a small.

Alexandrea Rose - She is due to arrive February 22, 2008, but I am not so sure she will come that late. Right now I am 21 weeks and 5 days pregnant with her. We found out at 19 weeks that she was a girl. Yes we were hoping for a boy, but we love her no matter what. I hear Girls rule, so in this house I guess they will. She is very active much of the day and pretty quite during the night. I have yet to really gain any weight with her, but the doctor says its ok since she is doing great and growing. I guess its a good thing for me since I am overweight.