I'm Nicole. I'm a wife, a mom of three boys, a runner, a Girl Scout, and a photographer.
My husband- Justin- and I have one of those sappy love stories. We met in middle school, and although we didn't fall in love at first sight (we were only 12!), we did become friends. We stayed that way all the way through High School (nope, not High School Sweethearts, either), graduating together. I left for college, and Justin spent several years caring for his grandfather, who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. He sent me a random email one day, about three years after graduation, and asked that if I were coming home anytime soon (I'd moved to Durango, Colorado to go to college), that I please let him know. We made arrangements to meet shortly after that email, and we've been inseparable ever since.
Justin and I have three boys together. Christopher is six years old, Joshua is three years old, and Andrew is a newborn. Boy do they keep me busy! I wouldn't have it any other way though. I love that both of my boys got my love of reading. We can spend hours on end reading anything and everything. Christopher's current favorite is The Magic Treehouse series. Josh's favorite thing to read about is animals. My current favorite is Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Vern. When not reading, we spend a lot of time outside, playing in the sandbox and working on the yard.
When I'm not busy taking care of my beautiful family and running my business, I can usually be found doing one of three things: reading (as I mentioned above), running, and volunteering for Girl Scouts. I started running about a year ago, in an effort to meet a personal goal (running a 5K), and while I met my goal, I've now set a bigger one (running a 10K) that I hope to accomplish later this year.
I started volunteering for Girl Scouts when I could no longer be a girl member. I grew up in the program and just never left. My mom, my best friend, and I currently run a multi-age level troop in Peralta. You can read more about why I volunteer here.
Some other things about me include:
- I LOVE bright, happy colors, Snickers Bars, Happy Endings, and Camping
- I have a habit of taking photos of beautiful flowers whenever I see them
- I can trace my father's family back to 16th Century England
- I'm a former Band Nerd (I play(ed) the saxophone)
and, most importantly:
- I have been so blessed by Heavenly Father. I wouldn't be able to do any of this without Him.