Thursday, November 1, 2012

What Jack's Been Up To


Riding the Train                                                                                                 Painting


in the


 Hanging with Daddy

 Playing Ball

 Picking & EATING Tomatoes out of the garden

 And of course, Loving on my Little Bro!

Here's a little music to send you on your way:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

One Month!

Dienye, we are so thankful for this past month.

You are such a sweet little boy.
You are very content to lay in our arms or in your swing.
You are a VERY good eater!
You are 10.5 lbs already!

We love your sweet coos and wonderful smell.

Big Bro can't stop giving you kisses, reading you books, finding your paci, and running to "hold you" when you start to cry.

You love to be cuddled up in a blanket.
You enjoy being outside just like your mommy.
We are so in love with you!

Thank you, Lord, for this precious gift.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Dylan and I are already in awe of this sweet word we see take form in our home now, Brothers
Neither one of us had a brother to grow up with but both wished we had. 
We are blessed already to see Jack and Dienye interact with one another with awe and love.

Brothers, such a mystery of a word to us but we are excited to watch it develop in our home over the years.
We pray that Jack and Dienye would wrestle and hug, run, jump and be rowdy, read books and color pictures, share secrets and defend one another and build each other up in the Lord.
Brothers, a bond that cannot be broken.


Dienye Peace Nealous
30 September 2012
8lbs 11oz
20.5 in

We are so happy to welcome Dienye into our Nealous Clan!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why I Love Family Dinners... never know what will happen.

A "GRAND" Visit

My Dad, Grandpa Eddie, came to visit us for 2 weeks in August. 
It was a great time but I'm not so sure Grandpa Eddie is too eager to come back;
it was HOT
and we worked him hard!

Here a few pics of my favorite project that was completed:

old door - notice the tape holding it together
and the cool bar functioning as a lock!
How to open old door - please
remember to put ALL your weight into it ;-)
old door gone FOREVER!!!!!
Jack and Gre-Paw pulling nails
new door being secured
Awwwwwww -
a NEW door that slides and doesn't
release shards of glass with each opening! 

We also managed to have some fun too:

We are already looking forward to Gre-Paw's next visit!! Love you, Daddy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Nesting Addiction

Decorating - never tried it but always wanted to. Hanging posters of Kirby Puckett and Freddie Prince Jr. on the walls doesn't count. I'm talking about really decorating a house - matching colors and styles, creating a "feel". I've never done this for a number of reasons the two major ones being 1. I don't have the money and 2. I don't have the 'eye' for it. However, this baby inside my belly is giving me an urge to finally put things on our walls. Without much of a budget for new items I searched through unpacked boxes to find treasures for our walls. I also came up with a 'game plan' for each room. Here is what's been happening so far:

My vision was to stick with our red, yellow, blue and green theme as well as be easy to update once #2 comes. To get the look I used frames we already had, painted a couple so they would fit the theme, and added a few items from Dylan and I's keepsakes. The frames are a great way to display photos and Jack's artwork and will be easy to update often.

This is my little artist. Jack loves to get messy with paint. Above: watercolors, I cut them down to fit in the frames for his wall. 
Below: shaving cream, food coloring, and glue, finished piece displayed in the big yellow frame (and on the cardboard airplane behind him!).

The Wall!
Another wall is for marvel superheroes. Dylan has had his eye on these metal posters for a long time. We purchased them in a cute little town called Fredricksburg. There are a few more we will purchase over time. 

Jack loves having pictures on his walls. When I peek in on him at the end of nap time I usually catch him doing one of two things 1. reading books or 2. pointing up at his walls saying, "Daddy." He thinks they are all Daddy!

Not much to show yet but I am really proud of the shelf we hung this past weekend. It was a shelf my grandma bought for me to display the dolls she gave me each birthday. I sanded it down and then painted it a maroonish color (its the same color that our other living room wall is painted). Besides the fact that we hung it too high (which is actually good since our son is climbing now!), I just LOVE this addition to our big empty wall. The birds were a housewarming gift from my Aunt Jenny.

Its crazy how once I allowed myself to start trying now I just can't stop thinking about more ways to decorate! I'm loving this new hobby. I have a lot more ideas I am excited to get up on our walls. I'll keep you updated!

Jack stacked those by himself! I'm a proud mama!