Sunday, August 22, 2010

I hate it when people never update their blogs.......!! So I am determined from this day forward to do better!

Well a few things have happened over the summer. Mainly James has turned 12 and now has the Priesthood. Which means he now passes the sacrament and is part of the YM program and Scouts. Yeah James!!

He loves Scouts and the camping that goes with it. They went to Ohiopile, PA this year, his favorite was the white water rafting. Darrin is one of their leaders and also really enjoyed scout camp!

I am now do the music in primary, which is amazing to me because I do not play an instrument or read music. I guess the only experience I needed was being able to sing a mean Pat Benetar Karaoke.
I am also working full time now for a German Chemical Company. I am doing Data input. I'm taking Word Documented technical data sheets and inputting them into the SAP system. It probably sounds boring, but I love it. We will see how the whole being a Mom and full time working thing works out though. After almost 6 weeks I still haven't figured that one out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's That Time Again!

Tis the time to diet!!!! Like a bear or squirrel for some reason the winter is the time for hibernation and storing fat for me. Hence my annual weight gain! Well spring is finally here, and so it is that I step on the scale (YIKES!) and realize it's time to start dieting again. Out goes the junk that's in the pantry, and in comes all the yummy fruit that you can get in the spring and summer. Of course don't forget the tread mill!!! Kept your fingers crossed for me!

The ENEMY!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Each year as I get older I find that I have more and more of an issue during the winter months. Call it cabin fever; or seasonal depression; or what ever, but by the end of February I am...for lack of a better word 'bummed'. We'll this year I found the cure to my yearly issue. From February 25th to March 1st this year I went to Cancun, Mexico with the girls. I loved being in the sunshine, it gave me back that glow and lifted my spirit!! We had a fabulous time! I was a little girl of about 8 I think the last time I swam in the ocean, I loved it. Shopping was a blast, and the food was great. We went to Xel -Ha park to snorkel one day which was an experience of a lifetime! It is the second largest coral reef in the world, dolphin encounters, tubing, snuba(combination scuba, and snorkeling), 5 different restaurants, and numerous snack places. Its all inclusive so when you come in the gate all is included. I have to go back with the kids they would die! It was great to experience new places and things(don't forget the sunshine), I love to travel. I am so thankful for a husband with out who I would not be able to do these things. Love you Hunny!!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pine Wood Derby

Having two boys in Cub Scouts always means February is Pine Wood Derby Month. This year however with Darrin being in Scouts and me in Young Womens (PowderPuff Derby), it pushed thing to the extremes. Four years ago Darrin made our ward's pinewood derby track so every year he sents it up, and takes it down. This year Darrin, and Lynn Merrell (Thanks Lynn), set the track up Tuesday, Cubs derby was Wednesday, and Scout/PowderPuff Derby was Thursday, not to mention the two week prep making four cars. The competion was stiff this year, but fun was had by all!!!

Lukes car is gold with the blue 'X', James' car is the red one, Darrin's car is the yellow flame car, and mine is the pink one of course the boys named it 'Blingalicious'.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


When Rebecca was two the Easter Bunny brought her this beautiful little kitten. She has been a member of the family for 18 years. She came when there were only two of us, and had seen the addition of a new Daddy, two new brothers, and countless other pets(birds, fish, hamsters, cats, and dogs) that have mostly come and gone. She has also moved several times, even across the country, and then to a new country. She passed away in her sleep last night, we loved her a lot, and will miss her!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I love my Zoo!!

Toledo Ohio's Zoo tag is 'I LOVE MY ZOO', and we do. We get a family membership every year. 2010 courtesy of Auntie Kari (thanks Kari). During the holiday season, the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland. The Lights Before Christmas event features over a million lights, over 200 images of some of the zoo's favorite animals, ice-carving demonstrations on Thursday evenings, carolers, holiday treats, the Swanton Area Railroad model trains, and visits with Santa in the Indoor Theatre. Also there is an 85-foot Norway spruce located behind the Conservatory. Adorned with over 32,000 lights, this spruce boasts more lights than the famous Christmas tree in New York City’s Rockefeller Center! This has become a definite Nicholson family tradition. The kids give it a definite thumbs up and we all love the hot chocolate.


Being the age I am has with somethings made me, you could say, old school. A while back now Relief Society changed its format somewhat. All I can say is I miss the way it used to be! So I can not wait each year for SUPER SATURDAY a short flash back to the past, when we sisters all get together to make and bake. I love it!! Here are the things I made this year. Oh...I wanted to send a shout out to Amy Lester and Janna Kurtz for their superior crafty skills!!