Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Arm

Brooks likes to go to bed. He gets a little fussy between 9-10pm and he doesn't want to be held or fed he wants to be laid down in his bed. He is just like his mama that way when its bed time that is where I want to be. He always sticks his little arm out and I love it. Thank you for being such a fun baby Mr. Brooks. We love you so much.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


As I drive to work every morning I see a lot of high school aged kids running and I think I wish that was what I got to wake up and do instead of going to work. Then it makes me think of high school soccer conditioning. It was so so hard but I loved every minute of it. I loved getting up at 5am to go condition for hours at Storm Mountain Park, I loved when I finally would beat whoever I had been trying to all summer and I would get them, I even loved New Sports. If you played Jordan High Soccer you will know what I am talking about. As time has gone on from high school I have gotten more and more out of shape and gained a lot of weight. I don't care so much about the weight as I do the being in shape. I was in amazing shape back then and I think about how good I felt. As I have had my babies I have gotten less and less in the habit of working out because I want to spend as much time as possible with them after work and I can't imagine leaving them another hour when I only get two or three with them. For a while now I have been trying to figure out time to get back into shape. I can't go before work because Kade usually leaves between 4:30-5:00am. So on Sunday my cute brother Ryan calls me and asks me to run in the Sandy City 5K on the 4th of July as he asked I thought I don't really have time but I want to and I want to do something with Ryan. So I sat there for a minute and thought, I could go around 9 every night and just run around the neighborhood that way both kids are usually asleep and I won't miss out on time with them just with Kade but he is fully supportive of me and my dreams. Last night was the first night I went for a run. I was pretty out of shape but I managed to run more than I thought I would while listening to my music, some really good stuff ha ha. I wanted to thank Ryan for giving me the push that I needed, hopefully I will be able to keep it up and get back in shape. Ryan is always there to help me and be my rock, I am so lucky to have him in my life. He is one of the best friends I have ever had, love you so much poo. If you have any ideas for me please leave me a message :) Thanks.

Monday, June 20, 2011

2 Months

I took Brooks to his 2 month appointment on Friday and he is doing great. He weighs 12.68 lbs 71% & 23.03 inches long 50%. He is sleeping great and loves to sleep in his bed. He is a very happy baby and smiles at us all the time. We are so lucky to have this little angel in our lives. I hated watching him get shots but it must be done, he did so well. Little buddy you have been a delight to have in our home, you are so easy going and fun, we love you so much.

Father's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful father's day like we did. I am so lucky to have such wonderful men in my life. I am first grateful to the father of my children, Kade. He is such a wonderful father & husband and loves his kids so much. They have a great time together and I never have to worry when they are with him. I am so glad that I married a man who loves children. We made Kade his favorite breakfast and Mia went and jumped on him and told him Happy Father's Day it was so cute. Then she sang in sacrament meeting, it was pretty cute to see her up there. We gave Kade a present to go pick out a bbq :) and also a pair of shorts we are pretty excited about it and we are excited to see what he will pick out. I love you so much Kade and I am grateful for all your hard work and for providing for our family.

Secondly, I am grateful for my dad who has taught me a lot in life. He has taught me to always put family first, and to always follow the gospel and stay true to it. My love of sports comes from my dad. We can sit down and watch any game together and enjoy it we only disagree on one team....yep I am a Ute fan.My dad is one of my best friends and I love our daily conversations. I love you Dad thanks for all you do for me.

I am also grateful for a wonderful father in law who is so willing to help with anything. He has taught his son to be a great and involved father and I am so appreciative. We enjoyed our dinner and movie with him on Saturday, thanks so much for coming.

My brothers are also great fathers, one who is already a father and one who is about to be one. It is so fun to watch them get excited and to see how cute they are with my kids. We enjoyed our dinner and "shock" video on Sunday thanks so much for coming.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I want it that way that way

While I was on maternity leave we listened to a lot of music because I would just have my ipod on all day and I would tell Mia who was singing. Well I have a lot of Garth Brooks and Backstreet Boys on it, I know you are all shocked. She started catching on and she really started to like Backstreet Boys. Then a couple weeks ago I got the NKOTBSB album (New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys, they are on tour together, I know how lame can I get haha) The first song I always skip over its a New Kids song and its annoying so the next song is I want it that way. Mia love loves it so much. We used to listen to "Troy" High School Musical on the way to drop her off in the mornings and now she asks for I want it that way that way. She is obsessed with the song and can even sing it. What have I done? Well more damage than I thought :) The other day Kade picked her up and called me and said we are in a fight and I was thinking what, nothing has happened? He said that Mia asked him for Backstreet Boys and he first of all had a cd in his car, which is hillarious all in it self but secondly that he put it in for her. He is so wrapped around her finger that he was willing to listen to them. I love my little girl so much and I think it is so funny that she actually does like their music, every fanatics dream haha. Love you Miss Mia keep asking your daddy for the music :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Who reads me?

I always wonder who reads this so if you do will you let me know either on here or you can email me @ These are pictures from this weekend, Brooks our little Ute fan and Mia in her princess skirt being a pirate, hence the face.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Little Buddy

I have been lucky enough to bring my little buddy with me to work for a little while and I heard him laughing and looked over and he was being super cute. Love you Brooks, thanks for being so dang adorable :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brooks' Blessing

Richard Brooks Nichol was blessed on June 5, 2011. Kade did a wonderful job with the blessing and I am so blessed to be married to such a wonderful husband and father. We had so much support and we are grateful to all that came to the blessing and the lunch after. We are so lucky to have the rec building in our stake so we can use it for events like this that so many people can come to. Brooks was blessed in my youngest brothers, Dallin's blessing outfit and then we added the tie to make it match Kade's. (Yes Peterson's we stole the idea from you, and thank you for it!) It was a wonderful day and we had a nice time visiting with everyone. Thanks again to all those who came.

Grandma Great Copeland.

Ryan, Lola, Baby Boy Copeland, Us, Kristen, Dustin, and Hunter. We missed you Dally.

Brooks with his Uncle Ryan & Aunt Lola.

Me, Dad, Ryan, Brooks, Dustin.

Me and my twins.

Aunt Cheryl.

Aunt Misty.

Us, married 5 1/2 years and two kids later...CRAZY!!

Ryan, me and Sway.

Grandpa & Grandma Nichol with Brooks.

Kade, Brooks, Pete, and Wyatt. (One of Kade's best friends since he was little)

Uncle Greg & Brooks

I love this picture its so Josh.

Aunt Kacey.

Aunt Maggie.

Aunt B.

Ron and Lisa Copeland they were in from out of town and were able to come, it was so nice.

Pappy with Brooks and Hunter.

Pappy with Brooks.

Nana and Grandpa & Brooks.

Grammy Huny & Brooks.

My mom, me and Brooks.

Brook, me and Brooks (one of my best friends growing up).

Paula, Kiri, and Brooks I love the Prices, they are always so supportive of our family.

Dad, Grandma, Lisa, and Ron.

I love this picture of Kade and Brooks.

Our beautiful baby boy!

My Aunt Shari, me and Brooks.

Emily and Brooks.

Kristen, Dustin, and Brooks.

Both of Kade's grandma's and Brooks.

Grandma Helen and Brooks on her birthday!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Family Pictures

We got our family pictures taken when Brooks was just over a week old. Amy Bennion took them and she did an amazing job and was super patient with us. We had a great time. Thanks again, Amy!


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Kade and I met in high school. We have been married 6 years and we have a beautiful daughter Mia and son Brooks.