Friday, December 26, 2008


I love all the activities and traditions that lead up to Christmas. The baking, lights, Sea World, Animal Park, and shopping, and gift exchanges with family and friends get us all geared up and in the Christmas spirit.

Our Christmas Eve got a rough start this year and boy was I disappointed, I (Bonnie) got the puking flu! I puked all day and missed the big Nichols Christmas celebration. I cried and cried in between my puking. Desperate to not miss Christmas I begged God to heal me quick. although y healing wasn't quite quick enough to make it too any of Christmas Eve (I was finally able to sit upright and have my feet touch the ground at 2:30 a.m. Christmas morning) it did come in time for me to enjoy Christmas day.

Troy was amazing! He did all of Christmas Eve, bustling the kids and getting them down to bed. He unearthed all the presents (fortunatley I had them wrapped already) and set them under the tree and when I came down the hall at 2:30 he was finishing the last few screws on some of Jacks gifts. He was amazing!

The kids woke up Christmas morning and I jumped out of bed to join the excited looks on their faces. It was so magical! I am so thankful I felt better! Thank you Jesus for your healing power! We had a day of fun and games! It was absolutely wonderful!

I hope you all had a magical and wonderful Christmas too!

Here are just a couple photos!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The TERRIFIC two's!!!

It is hard to believe that our baby turned 2!!! Something about being 2 makes them no longer seem like babies or even toddlers. He is 2 going on 6! What a fantastic little little guy he is. I am so blessed to be his mommy and so thankful that he still loves to cuddle.

He had a birthday party complete with family and friends and although we missed some of you terribly. Being that he is our Christmas baby, there are so many fun things to do for his parties. We made gingerbread houses (thanks to Katies help) and did some crafts and the kids got an early Christmas gift... a BOUNCY HOUSE to bounce the day away.

I have so enjoyed this little man and his life. He is so full of fun and adventure and yet takes moments to sit and cuddle and love you up. He truly is a joy of life and we had such a wonderful time celebrating him. Happy Birthday Buddy!

Friday, December 12, 2008

There were 2 in the bed and the little one said....

We let the kids fall asleep in our bed and this is what we walked into the other night. I think we may need to upgrade to a king.


What a fun night with good friends. We went to their home and baked some good old fashioned sugar cookies. They have a big cookie decorating party every year and the kids wanted to help get thebaking started. We had flour and frosting everywhere and Mimi was given a very special gift that our friend Terry's mom made for her. It was a beautiful apron. Jack had a great time driving trucks with daddy and Terry.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


We made fresh squeezed orange juice yesterday from the trees in our yard. We were out for a little walk and started picking the oranges in the backyard. We had a lot of fruit come in recently.. i didn't know it would come this late in the season. But anyways, we decided to take some inside and juice. The funny part was our juicer is electric (compliments of grandpa) and even though it does most of the work the kids still thought they needed to squeeze and make faces. So here is a couple faces of hard work.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree...

We are into the Christmas spirit at the Nichols house. We are loving every fun little piece of this awesome season. Joshua got to make an ornament for school about what he celebrates at Christmas and so of course we made a manger scene. It is awesome to hear him describe why we celebrate Jesus at Christmas. The best part is hearing him say.. "And we get presents because the Jesus got presents from the wise men." LOL. I have no idea where he learned that, but it works for me! Here we are getting our tree with Nana and Jack had his first taste of a candy cane. Don't think he'll try that again. He really wanted to like it but just couldn't. He put it in his mouth 6-7 times and made the same face every time. It was hysterical.

Hope your Christmas is starting off with a bang and full of joy!