Sunday, February 1, 2009

Update... finally.

Okay, I'm getting a bunch of crap about not updating everyone. I guess life isn't always fun so if blogging is about life then you get the good with the bad. Fair enough? My blog will be changing in May. Along with a lot of changes in my life. For now, hang in there! I still absolutely LOVE blogging and look forward to getting back into it. For those of you who don't know, Derek and I are getting divorced. We are trying to keep things as normal for the kids as possible, they are our number one priority. We love them with all our hearts.
Taylor is turning 12 in a few short months. WOW! He will receive the priesthood and be passing the sacrament. He is so mature for his age. I feel lucky to call him my son. He's taken on the roll of being the man of the house. It is unfair to have those kind of responsibilities at such a young age, but our situation is not ideal. Taylor has many, many friends. Good friends. He's known as being a true friend to them, he genuinely cares about others and is a peacemaker. He brightens up the room with his presence. He is a good student, his teacher this year told me she has been counting down the years until he was in 6th grade. We were thinking of moving up to Lehi over Christmas break and I had several phone calls from friends and teachers desperate to keep him stashed in their basement.
Zachary is almost 9. He started playing basketball a few weeks ago. He loves it. Devin and Logan are on his team. He is a very fast runner and I cant believe how well he dribbles the ball down the court. He bought some ankle weights that he has been wearing all over the place (including church). He swears it makes him run faster and jump higher. It has been so fun to watch him. He enjoys building. He got some "difficult" lego's for Christmas and built some cool castles and bionical figures. He is a very bright kid and I love him so much.
Devin will be 7 in a couple short weeks. He's still crazy about Yoshi. He writes his name on his school papers as "Devin Yoshi". He's making a Yoshi valentine box. We'll post some pic's. Devin is such a fun kid. He is always smiling and laughing. He brings so much pleasure to our home. At basketball he is more worried about making sure we're watching him than he is about anything else! It's great.
Valyssa, Booga, monster, terror... whatever you'd like to call her:) She never had a chance with all these boys showing her the way, did she? Well she's almost 4 now. I cant believe that! My baby? 4? It's true. She is a daddy's girl through and through. She absolutely adores Derek. She loves spending time with him. She tells me that she will live with daddy and just "visit" me. I don't blame her, he cant say no to her, no matter what, I think it's physically impossible for him. She has him just where she wants him. She looks exactly like I did at her age, my mom tells me it's like going into a time warp when she sees her. She's vicious and angelic all at the same time. We enjoy her so much.
Me? I'm doing fine. Hanging out in Price for a few more months and then off to Lehi we go. I am going to start school at UVU in the summer, I plan to go through the nursing program. I am thankful for supportive parents and family. I'm thankful for friends. I have had so much love and support from them all it is incredible. Thank you so much for the cards, letters, visits, phone calls and so many other things. I have learned a lot in the last several months and continue to learn daily about the things that are truly important in life. I am especially thankful for the gospel. It is the foundation you can fall back on anytime you need. I am thankful for my relationship with the Savior and the love He has for me. I will continue to learn and grow through all the challenges ahead as I keep my Father in Heaven with me. I love my family and feel very blessed at this juncture in my life.
Hope to hear from you all...
Love,
Nicole


5 comments:

Candace said...

I am happy you are blogging again! Maybe now I can actually talk to you on a normal basis now! I have been missing you for months and I know things are so hard and complicated right now but things will continue to get better and better. The kids will be fine and I love you!

Janet said...

theres a lot of things I want to say, but it just ends up being that i love you!
i hope that things will go smoothly these next few months.
hang in there!

Melissa said...

We miss you tons and are glad you are blogging again also since we don't see you very often. Hang in there, we love ya tons.

mike said...

Nicole it is so good to hear that things are getting a little bit normal. I am so glad to see the comments you have received from your blog. I worry so much about my children and the relationship they are having with each other. Each of my children and grandchildren are my life. When any of them are unhappy or going through hard times my heart aches for them. As long as we stay close to the Lord and live the gospel we will be blessed. I Love You!!! Dad

Amanda said...

I am such a blog stalker. I just wanted to say that I am so glad that your family is there for you and such a strong support. I am also happy to hear that you are going back to school, congrats on that and good luck with it. I am sad you are moving and we didn't ever follow through with plans, but understand.