Monday, March 10, 2014

Jump Rope for Heart!

Hi Family & Friends!
Michael came home from school last week SO excited about raising money for Jump Rope for Heart. His PE teacher talked about Michael's heart surgery & healthy heart in class, which made Michael really happy. He donated his birthday money to Jump Rope for Heart & is eager to help raise more to help other kids. You can visit his page & donate online here -

Thank you!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February 2014

Our Februarys are always soooo busy...M's bday, Andy's bday, Valentine's day. On M's actual bday, Andy was out of town, but my mom was visiting, so we had a special bday breakfast, cake & gifts. M got a Lego set he had really been wanting & several other Lego sets, so he spent most of his bday with Legos! Then for his party we did a Thunder themed painting party. I had been wanting to try a painting party for a while, so this was a great way to do my first one. It went great! The kids seemed to have a lot of fun & I did too! His sweet friends are such a neat group of kids - they are all from our neighborhood & are all in first grade together at M's school. BB & Papa, and Aunt Manda, Henry & Mackie came up for the weekend as well. It was so much fun to watch the cousins play together! We loved it! For Andy's bday (& Vday) we had a special treat this year - Andy's Aunt Margaret came up for a few days to visit & keep the kids for us to have a night away. We spent Saturday clothes shopping for Andy, had dinner at Cheever's (one of our favorites!) & stayed the night at the Renaissance downtown. The next morning we slept in, had a relaxing breakfast & did a little more shopping before heading home. It was fabulous :) 

Alisa Nelson Studio News!

Lots going on in my art world! I'm still teaching 3 art classes per week, with 17 students enrolled. I'm also doing 3 art camps this summer & continuing to do commissions occassionally. I really hope to open an Etsy store soon, and begin selling my work more. Here are a few pics of my recent work & pics of my studio after my Ikea shopping! 
5x7 watercolor ink in frame
24x48 acrylic 
 24x36 commissioned acrylic 

January 2014

On New Year's Day we headed to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl. Andy's brothers both worked  hospitality for the game, so we got to go to the game for free, along with a few special events. We also celebrated Christmas with the Nelson family...that will be growing this year! Steven & Hannah are engaged & getting married in August! I am so thankful to have 2 amazing sis-in-laws!! :) 

 Steven, Hannah & Kate
 Very special moment - Michael reading the Christmas story in Luke 2 with Granddad. 

 Funny/Cute cousin pictures -- Mackie was napping :)

 I drove over to Arlington one morning that week to see Carrie & her kids - love our annual kids on a couch pics :) 

Ready for our fun date to the Train concert at the Gaylord Texan! 
1. At the Gaylord! 2. Fun with Hannah & Steven 3. Fun at the Train concert! 
4. Posing with the concert sign! 
1. Ikea trip with Candice 2. Packed trip home because of Ikea trip :)
3. Fun with sis-in-laws at the Cotton Bowl! 4. Fun with hubby at the Cotton Bowl!