I'm Jen Nichols...I love hearing that name. Dave and I now live in West Jordan. Dave currently works at Pioneer Valley Hospital and Jordan Valley Medical Center. He is a Therapist for Pioneer Valley Hospital and does crisis work for them as well. Reagan is 3 yrs old and she is only getting cuter. Matthew just joined our little family on March 22, 2012. He is a sweet little guy. We are just enjoying the ride.
The Halloween party at aunt pam's is always fun. Reagan enjoys this every year. And this was Matthew's first time attending. Reagan was a witch and Matthew was a mummy. Dave was Superman and I didn't really dress up. I was the party pooper this time.
Here is Reagan with her two little cousins. Marcus was a swat guy. His costume was so cute and Kiara was a witch too just like Reagan. They all had so much fun together.
Dave and I did the Halloween half marathon this year with my sister in law Jenny. It was a lot of fun to see all the different costumes that people wore. It was fun and it was freezing! I think I was good till about mile 10 when My knees started to hurt. We started the race in Sundance so we had to go down the canyon and that did a number on my knees. I'm pretty sure that if we didn't have to go down that hill I would Dave and I would have been ok. But Dave has bad knees to begin with and that huge hill at the beginning did not help him any. But after the hill we kept a steady pace till about mile 10. But we kept going and finally I got to the point where it felt like my knees were going to blow and I had to stop. Dave was the same way. We were pretty much out of commission the rest of the day. Dave somehow did better than me though. He took some ib profen after the race, as did I and he felt better but it did nothing for me. And the next day was even worse. I couldn't even get out of bed. But was it worth it? yes it was. will I do it again? probably. Dave says no but I think he had fun. and now he can say that he ran a half marathon. It is a pretty cool accomplishment. Dave and I did dress up as super man and super girl. Our costumes were not nearly as elaborate as some people's costumes though. Still it was a blast.
I can't believe that Matthew is 7 months old already. We are so thankful to have him in our lives. He is such a happy little boy. Every day he is doing something different. I love that he smiles all the time. Reagan never did that it seemed like it took us forever to get her to smile just once. Not Matthew. Such a happy boy. We love you Matthew. Thank you for blessing our lives.
We love Halloween in this house. Dave and I have been pretty excited this year because now we have our very own home to decorate how we want for the hollidays. The pictures show spider webs covering the house. a skeleton caught in a spider web. a winged reaper that makes noise and lights up, a giant spider, a man stuck in the ground, and lots of pumpkins that we still need to carve. pictures of those soon to come. Dave and I wanted to to do so much more. we wanted our front yard to look like a grave yard with tombstones and skeletons sticking up fromt he ground. Oh well maybe next year.
Dave and I were just saying how we can't believe that we have a three year old. The time has gone by so fast. And Matthew is almost 7 months. Crazy!
The morning of Reagan's birthday Dave didn't get home till after 6am so I packed the kids up and took Reagan out for a birthday breakfast while her daddy got some much needed sleep. When we got home Dave was awake and could join us in the festivities. Dave and I got Reagan her first bike. She loved it so much she wanted to go ride it right away. It was pretty cold that day so she bundled up and Dave took her out and I had hot chocolate waiting for them when they got back in.
Reagan picket out her own birthday outfit all by herself.
Enjoying her gifts. Such a happy girl on such a special day.
She also picked out her own birthday cake. Maybe next year I will get creative and make her one myself.
Then we packed up everyone and headed to Gardener's village. it was so much fun but for some reason I can't put videos on my blog. So here is Matthew just hanging out in his stroller watching all the fun.
Reagan we can't believe you are 3. We love you so much and you add so much love and joy into our lives. You are such a funny,smart, and beautiful little girl. Thank you for being you.
I just love Conference weekend. We also had family pictures taken on Saturday so we should be getting those soon. I will post those later. Conference this time around was full of some really meaningful lessons for me and my family. A lot of things that were said I felt were for my family. But I know that is how a lot of people feel about conference. That is one of the things I love about it. That we all get something out of it. Reagan and I painted our nails during one of the sessions on sunday morning.
Here is the finished product :-)
Matthew was just hangin out enjoying a new toy. Looking cute as ever.
Matthew loves to just pose on his side all the time. We love it.
I love Conference time. And I sure do love this little man of mine. He is such a sweet little angel to have in our family.