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.