Sunday, December 19, 2010

I graduated Nursing School!!!

My Pinning Ceremony was fantastic! It was so fun of tradition from wearing white, to being pinned, to saying the Florence Nightingale pledge under candlelight... it was very nicely done and I enjoy it!

And the after party at Auntie Laura's was of course the highlight of the week! Aunt Marylou and Uncle Al came down from Phoenix, Becky and Eli came down from Gilbert, Ernie and Crystal came to dinner as well and it was just delightful!

My open house the following Friday was super fun as well!

Cookie Love--Nicole

We've been enjoying our fair share of cookies around here. From parties, friends, living at Grandma's house and the small amount of baking I've done, my girls are becoming quite used to asking, "Can I have a cookie?" And really, how can I resist those cute faces? Especially since their mommy seems to have developed quite the sweet tooth this pregnancy. Stay tuned for how we're doing in the January "cookie detox" program!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Making gingerbread houses

So glad to be a part of carrying on fun Christmas traditions!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas--Nicole

Christmas time!

T and Jon finally got their wish with a real tree this year thanks to Jon's enterprising spirit to sell trees. It's cloudy today and I am baking chocolate chip pumpkin bread and listening to Christmas music and looking forward to being all together over the holidays. I read a great devotion in "Come Thou Long -Expected Jesus "
Luke 2:10-12 "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased"
I have read this verse so many times but never thought about the order of the words in this verse. God has made our peace with us through Christ His son. Our job as His children is to give Him glory and this is how we are most satisfied and this is where we find our true peace. The world wants peace without God and I am am tempted at times to want this never lasting peace amidst trials and chaos and forget why I am on this earth to give Him glory! May you bring HIm must glory during this season of your busy lives. Love you MOM

Friday, December 3, 2010

A few changes--Nicole

Living at Lynn and Terri's home has brought many changes to our family...a couple of our favorites being reading the paper and hot cocoa by the fire!