S: Kendall Rae Nelson 1997-2011
BC: This is my gift to you, Kendall Rae With all my love, Your Mom 11/06/2011
FC: Watch Me Grow Kendall Rae Nelson 1997-2011 The Rest is Yet to Come
1: So, mom and dad didn't know what I was. Mom wanted another girl and guess what? Her wishes came true!!!
2: Kendall Rae Nelson 7lbs. 5oz. 20 1/2 inches 7:25am
3: My girls. November 7, 1997, I'm ready to take my little ladies home. Kendall's original due date was November 5th. Nana flew into town on the 4th to be present for the birth of Kendall (we didn't know she was Kendall at the time). At about 5:00am on November 6th I went into labor and headed to the hospital with Nana. I was ready to have Kendall, but upon our arrival I was placed in a room where the nurses would asses my progress. The nurses were changing shifts and I knew by the time they checked on me it was going to be time to take action. Sure enough, the nurse finally checked me and found me at 8 centimeters. I was rushed to a room and the doctor was called. Just in time for Dr. Rhode's arrival I was ready. Dr. Rhode changed how I was positioned and thank goodness he did. After experiencing back labor and the reality that it was too late for any drugs, I gave one very strong push and Kendall greeted us all at once. No stopping at the shoulders for this one!! She was and still is absolutely beautiful!!! | I just have to touch her mom... She's my baby sister. | Beautiful Day
5: We had lots of visitors when Kendall first came home. It was great having Nana with us to help out the first week.
7: Hey Mom, I know what I'm doing. Just let me take care of my baby sister
8: My first Christmas. My sister loves to hold me. My mom loves to hold me. And my Nan loves to hold me.
9: Cara would get Mr. Potato Head's glasses and read to you! | Dr. Rhode delivered you and your sister | Valentine's Day
10: Great, Great Grandma Hostler. Grandma Hostler is Great Grandma Betty Nelson's mom. Grandma Betty is Grandpa Ed Nelson's mom. Grandpa Ed is my dad's dad. Thats 5 generations!
11: Hey sis, you wanta take a bath? | Cara always wanted to help with you!
12: Christmas 1998
15: A visit to Brian Brobjorg's
16: I love spending time with my Nan!
18: Growing up so fast. I love these pictures. I enjoyed finding coordinating outfits for both of you and these were some of my favorites. Both of you have always been such pretty girls!
19: Aunt T and I enjoyed getting the cousins together for pictures. We've been able to do it several times over the years and they make such wonderful memories. As you can see, you visited the zoo, your Nan's and Aunt T's often.
20: Your Cousin, Taryn Elise Breathwaite
21: was born June 15, 1999 | You Loved Her Then Just as You Love Her Now
22: Ahhh, relaxing on a visit at Brian Brobjorg's | At City Lake, Rocky Mount, we just made the move | Another shot at City Lake | Learning to ride a bike in the parking lot at Hampton Village Apts., Rocky Mount. We lived there for about 6 months before we got our home in Spring Hope. | Halloween...time to dig out the inside of the pumpkins...yuck! | Pretty Spring picture with Marisa | This was when we moved to North Carolina. June 2000
24: *Snow in North Carolina 2001. *My big sister is headed to Spring Hope Elementary School for 1st grade. *I got glasses at 4 years old. | *Standing in a whole created by dad digging up a tree to replant in our yard. *Helping mom paint a mural at the Senior Center. *I love my sister
25: *Mom on the boat at St.Pete's Beach, FL. What a nice time! *Another shot of the NC snow. *Dad made this go-cart for us. Fun and dangerous :-( | *North Carolina snow! *Dad on the 4-wheeler. We all had fun on that!! *At cousin Amy's (first wedding). We had a great time on the boat. Now Aim is married to Freddy Blackburn. We are so happy for them!
28: Nash County Relay for Life Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society We made the paper!!
29: We moved to 922 Old Wilson Rd., Nashville in April 2004
30: Christmas 2004 We are always traveling for holidays. This year we had Christmas at home and then traveled to the Coast to have Christmas with our cousins and Nana & Papa.
31: Time on Nana & Papa's Pontoon boat. We love the water! | Our only Halloween with our cousins...that was fun! | Mama came to visit us in North Carolina. She saw the ocean for the first time! | Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to meee, Happy Birthday to me! Kendall's 7th Birthday
32: Garrett Scott Wilson Was Born February 21, 2005
33: Nash County Relay for Life
34: The Flanigan Flock at Disney 2005
36: Disney The Electric Light Parade Hanging out with Cousins Visit to Epcot
38: Mom deceided to coach a softball team when she registered us and she was told they needed another coach. Feeling a little like a fish out of water she asked Barry to be her assistant and upon the first practice gained two other assistants, John Judd and John Lascalette. We practiced and played at Glover Park in Nashville, which was right across from the neighborhood we lived in. We had a fun season. I improved a lot. Your mom sure does hope you enjoyed this time and experience.
40: -Another Halloween -Another snow -4th Grade Field Day -A visit with our cousins in PA -A visit to Lower Allen Community Park, PA -Christmas at 922 Old Wilson Road -Ice Skating with cousins at MacArthur Mall, Norfolk -Hershey Park, PA -My birthday
42: Happy Birthday Kendall
44: We spent time with them on the beach and for dinners. It was a very nice time! Mom had her birthday there and Barry took us shopping for her at the beach. | Our first week at the beach with Barry! We stayed in the left side of the cottage below. We were in North Topsail and Wendy, Todd, Sarah Beth and A.J. were up the road in the condo pictured. | July 2007
45: Too much fun! What a nice relaxing time at the beach...we loved it so much we plan to do it again.
46: Wedding Day June 21, 2008
48: Savanah Jeane Friend | February 2, 2009
49: Abigail Rose Friend
50: Jack feeds the chipmunks so they will come right up to you. Kendall enjoyed taking pictures of them up close. We always enjoy our visits to PA!
51: Soooooo fun! This was our first summer in Surf City, NC with Jeff, Jan and the boys. Summer of 2009. Jeff took the kids went crabbing at night with flashlights. Very cool!
54: More North Carolina Beach Summer 2009
55: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA Summer 2009 | Cheeeeese...
56: First day of middle school, 6th grade and Cara's first day of high school!
57: October November December
58: FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY
59: FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY
60: Christmas 2009 | Lots of folks to see...we visited with Andrea, Shawn and the girls during the week before Christmas. Then we headed up North to spend Christmas with Nin and Jack, and then we traveled to the Coast to spend New Year's (an unforgettable New Year's with Nan, Aunt & Uncle T, Aunt Pat & Uncle John, Aunt Celia, cousins and the rest of the crew. Moyock, North Carolina
63: In April 2010 we moved to 3576 Carraige Fram Rd Rocky Mount, NC
64: Summer | Summer
65: Summer | TIME
66: FLORIDA 2010 | Hahaha Shooting people with water | Time with Amy and Freddy | The Beach | Aunt Sharon
67: CupCake Wars | Feeding a calf with a bottle | Busch Gardens Tampa | Broke Down on I95 Across the Georgia Line
68: November 6, 2010 | You're a | Beautiful | Young Lady
69: Happy 13th Birthday Kendall
70: Kacie & Tommy's Wedding | Christmas Open House In Our New Home | 2010
71: Time with Fam Your Birthday Weekend | Nana and Aunt Celia's New House
73: “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” | “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked” -Bernard Meltzer | “true friendship isn't about being there when it's convenient; it's about being there when it's not.”
76: Band Camp 2011
77: Cara asked her band instructor if special consideration could be given to her little sister to allow her in the Color Guard. Kendall was in the eight grade, and they had never allowed an eighth grader to participate in the past. Cara pushed and made clear that Kendall was good! She got in!
84: Through The Years