I built Allison a headboard out of pallets for her birthday, here it is! From my parents, she got the matching lamps.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Merry Christmas from Colorado!
It was great this year because we had the parents out here to celebrate with us. Christmas Eve at their house, here are some pictures...
...and Christmas at our house...
Sweet potato cheesecake for dessert, my wife is amazing!
Here are some random pics of the zoo recently, it has been very beautiful with the snow.
After doing some hoof trimming on a Rocky Mountain Goat I gave her a nice manicure. Steve Jansma would be proud : )
We got an awesome zoo puzzle from Grandma Barb in Montana, so naturally we had to finish it immediately! Looks great, thanks Grandma!
Thanks Aunt Margaret for the gourmet popcorn!
That's all from Lake Wobegon, hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Christmas is such a fun season, especially in Colorado! For the past two weeks, Anthony and I have been indulging in Christmas movies, egg nog, white chocolate mochas, ugly Christmas sweater thrifting, holiday parties, and best of all- cutting down our own Christmas tree! Last weekend we drove up to Woodland Park and searched for our perfect tree. In Colorado, you can cut your own tree for $10/permit. The cutting area spans for miles, so it's a great adventure! It took us 2 hours to find the perfect one, which means something other than a Charlie Brown or Dr. Seuss looking Christmas tree : ) But, I think we found a pretty good one. It's a little over 10 feet tall and fills our vaulted ceiling living room quite nicely. Then with all the Christmas decorations from Aunt Tracy (and the Will's Co.) our house looks so festive for Christmas!
The Tools: A Hatchet and An Ax
In his element
Our tree! Before we chopped it down.
Hauling it to the car
Making it look easy : )
Cranberries and Burlap
A little sparse, but it fills the room
Mink stocking that Grandma made
Thanks Kelly for snowman plate!
Coffeehouse tree in our bedroom
Anthony and I went home over Thanksgiving and had a great time seeing everyone! We enjoyed all the family dinners, going to the casino with Grandpa, cooking Thanksgiving dinner with mom, playing games and watching movies, and decorating the tree. Here are some pictures from the trip:
At Tracy's decorating seminar
Grandma and Grandpa
Decorating the tree
Dad and I
Hanging out with Zoie
Cait and I (watching the Macy's Day Parade)
Caitlyn, Kevin and Allison
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Lately there have been a lot of new projects in the Nelson household.
1. Our couch arrived! It fits so nicely and now we have lots of seating, please come visit :)
2. I painted a new picture! I pinned this quote a while back and have been waiting to paint it on something and Anthony built the frame! "God doesn't lead us into deep waters to drown us but to cleanse us."
3. Anthony put a new floor in our master bathroom! We bought adhesive tiles from Lowes and Anthony installed them. I came home from work one day and he had the whole bathroom done, complete with a lit candle. It was very sweet.
4. File cabinet! This was a craigslist find, which I painted and added new handles. Finally after 8 months of living in our home, we have organized our home closing paperwork, which is a lot of papers!