Monday, November 1, 2010

As most of you may know we are expecting a new baby in June?
I made these shirts to tell Jared!

The kids are so excited! Brooklyn is always telling me to
"rest and take it easy, cause mom ... the baby."

I put this together for Halloween and wore it to the ward party.
I don't think very many people thought to look down cause I was surprised with how few comments I got with out pointing it out.


Brooklyn went as a Prima Ballerina but wanted to change about a week before.
I told her no way it took to much work to make your costume to switch now.

Jared and Brody went as Phinease and Ferb. (Our favorite show!!!) At our family party I was Dr. Doofinsmerks (I have no idea on how to spell that name) But had to change my costume cause They were pretty firm on no cross dressing at the ward party.
We already can't wait until next year and what we are all going dress up as.


Thursday, August 19, 2010




Nicol Family Reunion

First day Deer Creek Reservoir

It was a very windy day, but we still got in to our waists evey though it was realy cold.

The kids had fun writting in the sand if you can call it that.

Brooklyn was so brave and rode the quad then ended up really liking it.
We got to see Case's hourses and feed them. Brody was so scared and he couldn't believe how many hourses there were. Everywhere we turned he would say, "There's another one!"
Brooklyn and her new best friend Jaycee.


We were so good at shooting.
Oh Yeah. Jared got all of his clay pigeons and I got two in a row.

We had a great time.
What a beautiful cabin and location. We had a great time
celebrating all the holidays!It's always fun when we get to know
our relatives better than before.
Our family camping trip.
Jared left me in charge of reserving the spot and I
found one that I thought was
close to the lake. It was about 5 min. from it
and practically a resort for RVers.
There was a swiming pool, showers, play ground
and a gift shop. And if we forgot anything we
only lived 5 min away.


Father and son fishing.

The kids loved all the games we played.

We made dotch oven dinner too.

Pizza!!!
It was great!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Well, I've been put to work this summer painting our kitchen and bedroom.
I have hired on the kids to help with the priming.
Brody found a secret place under the desk
and decided it would make a great little bed for him.

Some how he got paint on his back?

Here is our bedroom I am so excited to have finaly done this!
I have one feature wall with stripes. The lighting was a little weird but one color is
just a lighter and with a super glossey finish.
This is the ball of tape we made after we were done!

We have been having a lot of fun with our Seven Peaks Passes.


They both love the water and I think we can all agree Brooklyn's tan is amazing!!
(double how tan she is in this picture and that is what she is now.)
We had fun when Sandra was in town and we went out to Midway and Heber.

This is for all of you who didn't get to come to that little mikeshake place with the trains.
(I can never remember the name and can't think right now)

"neener neener neener!"


We also played at the park across the street.





Thursday, May 27, 2010

So a lot has happened the last month or two. If you haven't heard already Jared was let go from his job at Symantic. Along with the rest of his department (40 People!). We were so upset and confused and distraught and nervous and the list could go on! But Jared got right to work the day he was sent home he was making calls and emailing and doing all he could for the time being. With all those people let go at the same time in the same field it was harder because they were all interviewing for the same jobs in the area. Jared was out of work on Tuesday, had three or four interviews in the first week and had a job by the next Wednesday (officially Thursday). I have to say, he is amazing. Such a hard worker and really worked hard to find a job. He was the first one to get hired!! It was crazy though, we went through so many emotions. It was a true testimony builder in faith, prayer, and always having a good amount in savings. We later found out Symantec let go about 400 more people company wide to make room for two companies they bought the following week. So no hurt feelings.
So the new job!!! It's with ITS they are partners with Symantec except Jared has an Inside sales and Outside sales position when before it was just an inside sales support role. By moving to this company he has jumped the job "latter" about 3 positions! So it payed off in the end. There are some good things and some harder things that come with the job. Jared gets to work at home!! But he has to work at the only desk we have so I'm never on the computer during the day. (it's ok though with the warm weather I'm outside anyway.) He gets to travel to some cool places but mostly without us and he doesn't have time to sight see. Last week he was in DC for three days. Jared has a very large territory to cover, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and now they added all of California, plus his government deals in DC! He gets to work close with the president of the company though so that will be a great support.
Through all this there is a lot to be thankful for in the end. It really comes down to what is important, we have our health and our family. And thanks to Symantec and our severance money we bought a new car for Jared. Since we were too nervous to drive his old car on the freeway and the seat belt broke.
Ta Da!
2006 Nissan 350 Z
Our splurge!!

Just a two seater but we figure, get it now while

the kids are young and we don't have to drive them around

to lessons or practices.
Of course with the custom BYU licence plate too.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BYU Spring Preview

Brody was very cuddly
He kept telling Jared that he wanted to play football too.

We got to sit on the third row and watch.


We were really interested in the new quaterback for next season.



We also saw some past stars who went pro and Lavell was there too of course.

Our first sun burn of the Year!

Yes that is my arm.

Brody got it pretty bad too.


In my deffence we hadn't had a hot day yet this year.
I didn't even notice until about a half hour after coming inside.
Easter Sunday!

I loved Brody in this new linen suit.
We went to Grandma and Grandpa's for conference.
We had an easter egg hunt and decorated cookies.

Brody ate as we went of course.