Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Matt's aunt was here from Germany and asked for a live performance. Isn't he amazing??!!! He doesn't read music just goes by listening to it and from memory.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Katie and I at the burial.
My beautiful sisters and I.
My grandmother had been working on this for a surprise graduation gift for me. She had talked to my mother and said, "Don't tell Nicci because I want it to be a surprise." I think something inside of her knew that she was going to pass because weeks before she had told a friend that she had to get it done! These are the flowers (I have been wanting to do something with them anyway) from my wedding and the Salt Lake temple is when her and my grandpa were sealed in the Salt Lake temple along with my father. She went to the craft store and picked out the shadow box along with the satin at the bottom. On the little card it says, "Matthew and Nicole, Married on Feburary 15, 2008 in the Salt Lake Temple." When we arrived to her house from traveling all the way from Kansas and I saw it and couldn't believe she had done this. The gift really touched me and made miss her more. I love it and wish I could have told her in person how much it means to me. I will always cherish it. Matt wasn't to thrilled to have dead flowers in the house, oh well.
Then I just have to add this little side note because I am so proud of my father. My father, mother, Sarah, and I all ran a 5k in September. All of us made the goal to do it weeks before and "trained." It felt good to finish and accomplish a goal. My father has quit drinking pop and has started exercising. He has lost quite a bit of weight. Yeah!!!
I stayed where I did my internship as a preschool teacher. I am really enjoying and love working with that age group. A funny story is one day this little boy's parents asked him who worked with him that day and he replied, "Jicole." They were thinking, "Jicole? Oh does she have blue eyes and blonde hair?" He smiled and said, "Yes." So now whenever his parents see me they call me Jicole (I came home and told Matt and we both agreed it sounds like an African American name). Most of the children are so loving and one little boy will come up and say, "Mrs. Nichole, I love you."
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
My cap was driving me nuts all day. I felt like my hair was being killed by it. Matt was a real sweet heart and gave me these beautiful pearl necklace and earrings for my graduation gift.
This gown made me look like a large marge!
Some fun girls I had some classes with and gott to really know!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Then Wednesday night was Grad Night with President and Sister Clark. Sister Clark spoke first and then President Clark. They both did an excellent job. She discussed some people having fear and some people are just ready to hit the world hard after they graduate. I have been a little fearful because I always thought I would get pregnant and be a stay at home mom, but that is not what Heavenly Father has in store for us right now. No more school but hitting the workforce, kind of scary. I plan to work so I can help Matt get through school when he applies to KU. But Sister Clark read 1 Nephi 22: 25 which states, "And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth; and he numbereth his sheep, and they know him; and there shall be one fold and one shepherd; and he shall feed his sheep, and in him they shall find pasture." Heavenly Father knows your name and my name. He has a plan for me! It might be a different plan than what I am imagining but he will guide Matt and I. Just from that scripture I gain greater confidence, hope, faith, and strength. President Clark also talked about holding onto the Iron Rod by reading our scriptures, going to the temple, having Family Home Evening, and many other important principles. Then he discussed whirlwinds of dust and mists of darkness and how it is so important to grasp the iron rod. Then he told us to beware of the inner circle of people in the work force. They might or believe they have power. He said within ourselves we will see a change and start seeing work, hobbies, and extra curriculum activities are more important then family. I hope Matt and I can always remember family comes first. We will have darkness in this world, but President Clark remarked how that as darkness increase their will be more light in this world. I strongly believe that, look at the gospel spreading and temples being built! Students at Brigham Young University-Idaho will be a light unto the world and employees will wonder where they came from. President Clark said something to the effect of how wonderful it has been to live in "Zion." I am grateful for this University, and for the power it has had on my life. I am grateful that I could receive secular knowledge as well as gospel knowledge here. I know the Lord will bless us!
Then today I had the promoting to go to the temple this morning. I didn't have any assignments or projects due so I did and it was amazing! I love the Rexburg Temple, it is so beautiful. I love the feeling I get everytime I go, the spirit! I can't wait for our family to come and hopefully we can go! Then later today, I got an e-mail from a lady in KS telling me she received my resume and wants to interview me!!! The Lord truly does bless you when you listen and follow the promptings of the Lord. Only 2 more weeks till graduation!!!! Whoot Whoot!!!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Shar and I. Shar just recently had a cute little boy while I was pretending to be prego at the time with her.
My neighbor cut my hair and she did an excellent job! I love it! Short hair is so much eaiser to do!
Friday, February 20, 2009
A couple days before, my brother Scott called and was wanting to come up for the weekend. He is currently attending BYU. So Sunday we went down to Blackfoot and brought him back to Rexburg. I think he was a little bored because all day he kept saying, "So what do you guys do on Sundays?" I forgot how being married is so much different then the single life. Being single you go and mingle with people next door or acroos the way, especially on Sundays. I told him we usually watch a Disney movie, take a nap, prepare our lesson, go to church, eat dinner, and read scriptures/have a thought. I think he was a little bored but it was good to be with him. On Monday we went sledding at the Sand Dunes, which was such a blast!!!! Scott one time went down the dune and off a jump, he was literally flying in the air! Then missing some bushes. I then took him to Poky Monday afternoon. He is such a funny boy, he is sure enjoying the college life and dating all the ladies. He told us, "I just can't get enough of those tennis girls! They are so hot to watch while playing tennis!" He plans to put in his mission papers here soon, I hope real soon! On Sunday (our anniversary) Matt and I watched our wedding video. It was such a happy day for the both of us. I wish we could go back and relive that day! It was so fun to be with family and share our joyous day. I will always remember the feelings I had that day and the love I had/have for Matt. My mom was a great help to me and getting ready for the big moment. I am grateful for temples and that we can be sealed forever. Oh and I won't forget about the luncheon we had at the Lion's House. The food was a delight and so were the speaches, yes Scott just be prepared for your wedding! We have been very blessed to go to all the places and do all the things that we have done our first year of marriage. Matt and I joked though, when Scott settles down, we are going to call him and his wife and see if we can come and celebrate their 1st anniversary together. No it was fun to be with family on our anniversary and grateful he came up, we had a good time with him!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Matt totally cracked up when he saw me in my sexy ski bibs, I know I look like a dork but hey they kept me warm and from getting wet!