Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Joshua finishes elementary school

It was an amazing year for Josh.  He had an amazing teacher and they had a great year.  Daddy came in and helped with math and Josh had a pranking war that lasted the last few months of school.  His teacher Mrs. Gonzalez was one of a kind.  And our incredible principal Mrs. Robinson said good bye as she had to move to another school. 


Daddy finally got to use his birthday gift and he and mom went up and he raced a NASCAR!  He was amazing!  He could just feel how to drive the car.  At one point the car in front of him spun out and he was in a cloud of smoke, but he pulled through and drove right out of it!

Girls On The Run Is So Much Fun!

Mimi and I joined the Girls on the Run program that Ms. Spiking was coaching at Creekside.  Mom decided to assistant coach and loved doing the program with Mimi.  Practice was 2 days a week and we ended the season with a 5K called the Sparkle and Shine.  Nana even came and ran with Mimi and mom.  Daddy and the boys came and cheered us all on.  What a great day!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mimi turns 10!!!! Double Digits!
What a fun birthday!  You wanted a cake boss theme so we got zebra aprons for all the girls, made a plaque craft outside, had a fun pasta dinner in the dining room decorated with big bright colored glasses, and decorated cakes.  You had a blast and it was so fun to watch you with your friends.  Mom and daddy love you so much and are so proud of the young woman you are becoming.  You are very thoughtful of your friends.  Love big 10 year old!

He Is Risen!!!
Easter with the family is always fun! We woke up and you guys found your baskets.. you  love that!  We have been watching a show called Shark Tank and in your basket was one of the things from that show called a Freaker.  You guys thought that was pretty cool!  Then we headed to church with all the Nichols and then to Nanas from egg hunt, baking, dinner, and also celebrating Mimi and Elizabeth.  What a fun day! 

Well, we had a big trip planned to the dunes with all the family and mom got the flu the whole week of the february break.  I was pretty sick.  Stayed in bed for a week.  You guys and daddy did a great jo takingcare of me and having fun.  But we were all sad to miss the desert.  So when Spring Break came, we packed upi and headed to the DUNES!!!  It was awesome!  We met some new cool families, The Sheilds, and rode in the big dunes tons with the rzr.  It was awesome!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Years Eve in the dunes!

Bringing in ther New Year in the dunes was a first for us and probably a new tradition!  It was so awesome!  The Spikings went with us and the Boyers.  Everybody rode non stop!!! And learned how to baby dune!  It was so awesome!  Then New Years Eve, mommy, daddy and Mimi were the only ones who made it to midnight and the dunes came alive with lights, fire, AND FIREWORKS!  It was so beautiful!!!!  2012 was an amazing year and we are so excited about what 2013 is going to bring!
Lets do this!

Christmas Day!!!

We love Christmas day in our house!  Its such a fun morning full of surprises and fun!  This year Grandpa and Grandma Terry were here with us for 3 weeks.  It was fun to have them and so cool for htem to be here to see the kids open their gifts.  Joshs big gift was a new basketball hoop, Mimis big gift was gymnastics mats and Jacks big gift was a laptop which later turned into a kindle.  Jack and Mimi also got new bikes from Auntie Dana and Uncle Mark and Mimi got new bedding from grandpa and grandma.  It was such a fun day opening all the gifts and relaxing and playig all day.  daddy surprised mommy and bought her a kindle fire! She was STOKED!!!

Christmas Eve 2012

The Nichols/Morel Christmas Eve celebration is always such a magical day!  It starts with brunch and fun and then its time to open gifts.  All the kids get such fun and thoughtful presents.  Then we play and hang out.  This year we read a book called the Sparkle Box to help remind us about giving at Christmas and we acted out the Nativity story.  Then its a big roast dinner.  Jack tried roast this year and loved it! 

47 kiddos and 20 moms!!!

Our 3rd annual gingerbread decorating party was HUGE this year!  We had 47 kids and 20 moms show up for all the fun!  What a great day and fun way to celebrate with all the friends.  Thank goodness and grandma and grandpa Terry were down for a 3 week visit and Aunt Peggy too.  They were a huge help!  We are blessed with such great friends!!!