Thursday, April 24, 2014


With a sister you cannot have a grudge,
She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.
Having a sister is not just a trend,
It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend.
- Shiv Sharma
I saw this photo online somewhere a few years ago right after 
I had cut Clane's hair into bobs.
I was determined to copy this photo when the girls hair grew out again.
Today is that day.
I think it's so sweet.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book nook

When Mr. Nielson and I designed Fox Hill, I wanted a spot in my bedroom
 to put my books- but I didn't want just any spot,
 I wanted this spot to also be used as a retreat for my children.
So we designed a little book nook.  
It's tucked away carefully in the corner of my bedroom
next to my desk and work space.
Someday I am going to wallpaper and add a cool chandelier, 
but for now it serves its purpose beautifully.
I think it's Lottie's favorite spot.
She goes in there and reads for hours while I answer e-mails o
or other chores around the house.
The bottom two shelves are filled with our favorite children's books
and its easily accessible for the Little Nies and I like it a lot.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thanks guys!

Yesterday I opened up my e-mail and read some of the most supportive and 
kind notes to me. I was very very touched.
I got letters from women who really opened up and shared insights to me
of their worlds and the struggles they face.
They wrote about their pain and heartache, joy and sorrow.
But I also read lots of happy and uplifting e-mails too.
I also couldn't help but cry as I read words of support that encouragement.
It recharged me and helped me feel like what I do is good, 
because sometimes it's hard and I wonder why 
I continue to blog or share my family.
I read these notes with love and sympathy.
I wanted to be better and try harder.
And to continue on.
So, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am sorry that I can't respond to all the wonderful e-mails,
but I'll do my best.

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