Friday, December 26, 2008


The stocking were hung by our chimney with care...

And Santa came!!!

Jacob Ross Nichol's Lily Ann Nichol's Kali Emma Nichol's

They were so excited for Christmas!!! Lily loved her matching baby clothes they were dressed as twins all day. Jacob was so happy that Santa brought him what he asked for a Remote control Jeep. This was Kali's first Christmas she loved the paper, boxes, and ribbons. She is crawling all over the place and pulling her self up to everything. With her new toy she got for Christmas she is going to be walking before we know it.

Here they are with their gifts from Santa!

Kali found the cookies and milk we left out for Santa. He finished the milk but left a few cookies
that Kali helped her self too.

Jacob and Lily did chores around the house to help me out and earned a gift to give to each other. They did such a great Job and were so excited to give this year. When Jacob opened his he thought it was for Lily because they both gave glitter paint pens one was princesses and the other was Cars. (The name tag on Lily's gift reads... "To: Lily Meere chrismuse luve Jacob"

Here's Jacob and Lily opening their gift for Grandma and Grandpa Nichol.

I loved the shock on his face to see a helicopter and airplane.
Lily was so excited about her barbie and car.

Steven was so excited... He got a south west model airplane

The kids made reindeer's with their feet and hands

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Never enough time

I am in a season of life that I feel I never have enough time in any given day to do all the things I'd like to do. I know that it will pass quickly and I will wish for these days again. So I am trying to enjoy this journey I am on and love this season of my life. I do love it! I just find my self feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with all the things I'm not getting done. (Blogging being one of them) So instead of letting it get me down today I decided just to write a little something and then as I can I am going to post a few pictures from the past month.
Wow, where has December gone? I am so excited for Christmas I love all the lights and fun decorations. The baking and the yummy goodies which will have to go again after the holidays. Sugar is an int resting thing... it tastes so yummy but it sure makes me feel tired and sluggish.

This month has been filled with fun activities... I was in charge of our ward's Christmas party which was a great success thanks to my wonderful committee.

Then my parents came into town for a week. We had a wonderful time. We went to the temple, sewed Christmas presents for the girls, baked and let the kids open and play with a gift a day from Grandma and Grandpa. It was nice to see them look forward to the opening of a gift and then show thanks for it by using it and playing with grandma and grandpa. We played Rummikub, dress up, read books, shaved Jacob's face, did our nails and makeup... etc. Lots of fun! I traded places with my parents for a few days... well they stayed here with Jacob and Lily while I flew up to Salt Lake to see my sweet sister in law Whitney in the hospital. She delivered a still born baby boy. I was so grateful to be able to sit by her side for a day. Oh how I wish I could do more but I will be forever thankful for my parents and sister who made it possible to enjoy the time I was blessed with to share with her.

This week I went to our Relief society Christmas dinner and service auction. It was a great success. We have so many sisters willing and able to serve each other by teaching skills, baking, cooking, tending, etc. We were able to donate and also bid on services we would like. I baked bread and am going to give a pedicure to Julie Hepworth. I came away with 4 family home evening treats to be delivered, a yummy berry cheesecake (to be shared with Chad Stolle who really wanted kristen to get it) and cards invitation of my choice. I am so excited about this. How fun to give and receive such wonderful talents that we have been blessed with.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

much Thanks to be had...

I am Thankful for a Happy little girl who is so sweet and beautiful...

Kali gets so excited when we come in to get her out of her crib. I just love her so... Much!

Jacob and Lily watching their shows on the airplane ride to see our family for Thanksgiving...

Thank you Steven for buying these I-pods for my sanity... they were awesome!
I am so Thankful for the opportunity we had to fly to Utah for Thanksgiving.
Thank you everyone for changing your plans and letting us eat on Sunday instead of Thursday so that Steve could be there with us. I am Thankful for our job with Express Jet even though Steve had to work on Thanksgiving day!

I am so grateful that Grandpa & Grandma Quick have Spunky for the kids to love. They sure love this kitty... and she tolerates them chasing and teasing her.

Thank you "Luck 7" for always getting together when I come into town. I sure miss you girls and love to catch up when ever we get a chance. I love you girls!!!

Kali taking a bath in Grandma Quick's sink!
I am Thankful for clean, warm, running water!
We take so much for granted.

Kali's first Thanksgiving dinner. Yummy!! Yummy!! She was able to eat green beans, sweet potatoes, pieces of grandma's homemade rolls. She was sad to have it over but was ready for bed! Thank you so much Mom for a Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner!

Here are all the Grand kids on my side of the family. I am so Thankful for Family and all the wonderful memories we share. These are such good kids I just love em'!

What beautiful mountains we were able to enjoy up at Grandpa and Grandma Nichol's home in Midway. The kids love driving around on the golf cart and four wheeler. It is so much fun!

Great Grandma B and Kali

Generation to Generation... I am so Thankful for Eternal families.

Yes I know I will offend some of you including my mother-in-law when I say that I am
Thankful that the U of U won BYU at the Football game!
I am Thankful for fun memories, good food, and a great weekend up in Midway with Grandpa and Grandma Nichol... We love you so much!!!

The kids had so much fun painting, drawing and displaying all of their wonderful art work!
I am Thankful for my creative, happy, fun and energetic children who keep my life full of love and Joy! I am very Thankful for all of my family and friends.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Grandpa & Grandma Nichol came to visit!

How do you spell Happy? Let me show you in these photos....
H is for Holding beautiful grandbabies. I'm not sure if the girls
or Grandpa and Grandma are enjoying this more.

A is for alot of blocks... 30 but whose counting. Well the box they came in said 3o but that is only if you count the box they came in. Only 29 came in the package. Crazy!

P is for pair... these two are definatly two peas in a pod. Our little lefty took after his Grandpa.
They enjoyed spending the weekend together playing, playing, playing!

P is also for Precious!!! Need I say more.

Y is Yea! Thank you GrandPa & Grandma for coming to visit us. We enjoyed our weekend together and miss you very much!
Thanks for making Texas seem not quite so far away. We Love you!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Kids on Halloween night as a Pirate, barbie mariposa, and a pumpkin.

The kids left their candy on the floor and Kali was so excited she is crawling... there was no stopping her.

Lily loves her friends Danielle and Lindsay they had a great time trick or treating together.

What a sweet little Pumpkin.

What a fun group of kids they had so much fun running from door to door together
Carving pumpkins was fun even though I cut myself...
these little pumpkins are Happy.
Jacob and His best friend Indy at Trunk-or-Treat at the ward party.
Here Jacob is a firefighter on a scooter.

Our family at the Trunk or treat Parkway Halloween Party
We are Happy Hearts... because we got the Job with SouthWest Airlines!

Happy Halloween last month... Yes I know it's better late than never. We are working, working, working on getting the house ready to sell. It's nice to get things done but between that and a sick baby there is not much time for any thing else.

Family Pictures