Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's been a while....

So, the last time I did a blog post we were a family of three living in north GA and just a few days away from the birth of our second baby girl, Anna. We are now a family of 5 living in TN!! Laura is now 5 and Anna isn't such a baby anymore. She will be 4 in just a few weeks and she's become a big sister too. Our third little girl, Emily is almost 9 months old.

We moved to Nashville, TN about 18 months ago. Eric got a great opportunity with a company up here and we took a leap of faith and moved. Although we really miss the mountains and the great friends we had there, Nashville is growing on me and starting to feel more like home. We really hate how far away we are from our families though. We went from 3-4 hrs away to 8+ hours. :( But the grandparents are all retired now and they make the drive to Nashville on a fairly regular basis. When they come for a visit, they usually stay a week at a time, so in some ways I feel like we actually spend more time with them now than when they used to make short weekend trips!

I decided to start blogging again to help me document our newest adventure...homeschooling! Based on where we are right now and our family, we felt like this was the best route for us this year. I hope blogging can help me remember some of the things we do and its a good way for the grandparents to see what we are up to. :)

It feels strange to be blogging again after such a long absence, but its good to be back!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Okay, so much for 'regular blogging'...I only have a second to post a quick hello and see if anybody ever even checks this anymore??

It's almost 11 and that's past my bedtime nowadays... :) I have lots of things to blog about in my head...maybe someday I will have some free time to actually write them down on here.

Hopefully, no promises though, I will be back soon....Goodnight!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

We now return to regularly scheduled blogging....

Hello and welcome back to life with the Nelken's....My apologies for taking so long to get back into blogging...I definitely didn't intend for Easter to be my last post, but the longer I was away, the easier it was to stay away...although I did feel guilty each time I read friends blogs and saw a link to mine with the 'last updated 4 months ago' tag. :)

So...what have we been up to? Since I last posted, several things have changed.

#1---We are welcoming Baby Nelken #2 into our home sometime in the next few weeks (more on that later) We found out I was pregnant again at the end of January, but I never posted it on my blog, because I wasn't telling anyone at work yet. That leads me to change #2.

#2---I quit work at the end of May! Leaving work was a pretty major change for me, but I do not regret it in the slightest! It had been my desire since before Laura was born to stay hone, but there was no way to make it work at that time. After we found out about baby #2, we really stepped up the efforts to make it happen. It has been almost 4 months now, and things are going really well. Finances have been noticibely tighter, but so far, things always work out. After calculating what it was going to cost in daycare for two, I believe money would be just as tight as it is now if I was working full time...and I would be missing out on so much.

#3---Our family continues to expand...My brother got married at the end of May and we welcomed Jennifer officially into the family...and then a couple of weeks later...we grew again....

#4---My sister Amy and her husband Cody found out they are expecting a baby! I am so happy for them and excited that Laura will have a little cousin to grow up with...they will find out at the end of Sept if its a boy or girl...but so far Amy says she's feeling its a boy. :)

#5---Eric went to Kenya this year with our church for two weeks..I will post a link to our facebook pictures.

I think that covers most of the events of the past 4 months...stay tuned for more detailed posts...Laura just woke up from her nap, so my computer time is over for a little while :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me,though he die,yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world." John 11:25-28

He is risen, He is risen indeed!

We hope you and your family had a blessed Easter Sunday!