THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Monday, October 19, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday. This is the third year we have gone to Aplin Farms to pick pumpkins and sunflowers. It is always fun and this year bittersweet since we are moving. Thanks to our sweet friends the Thompsons and the Chavers for going with us.




Mary Selwyn and her two favorite girls, Coe and Uncle Care! (Owen and Anna Clare)




At this point Adeline has had enough of picture taking and has gone on to chewing on the stroller.



All the little pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.


The Thompson and Nichols girls




Mary Selwyn loves a bunny!


Ready to go


Daddy, Mary Selwyn and the witch that flew into that light pole







I'm packing them up and taking them with me.



Our loot. Doesn't look like much but we are easy to please. Mary Selwyn prefers pumpkins just her size!

Friday, October 16, 2009

BOO!

Our house is haunted.....Thanks Dona!




Mary Selwyn LOVES our new Halloween decorations!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A new day, a new attitude

First I need to thank everyone for sweet, encouraging words. Sometimes I feel if it weren't for my blog and facebook my life might be lacking in these areas, ha ha....only one reason I love them so much. Anyway, despite my previous post, I'm really not that disappointed to be moving to Madison. I'm just sad to leave Dothan. I think that is okay. I will like Madison just fine and I'm finding more and more people who live there or promise to come visit. Right now I'm just wrapped up in the stress of selling a house, moving, change and leaving Dothan. So I wanted to go on record and say that this move is going to be great and I'm sure it is God's plan because I don't understand it a bit. My friend Megan said that the times you don't understand God's plan can be the times you are blessed the most. I believe that and I'm excited about those blessings. I told you I would change my attitude, I just needed a day to sulk. I can't promise that will be my only day but they will be few are far between I hope. Plus Shay is so excited. It is hard for me not to find some excitement in all of his. Just continue to pray for everything to go smoothly and according to God's will.... Thanks for your support. I am very blessed.



Enough of that talk, it is wearing me out. Plus I can't be that sad when I have these sweet faces to look at everyday. Good thing they are going with us!! I think I may have posted pictures of MSN in this very same outfit a long, long time ago, but let me explain anyway. This outfit was Shay's when he was a baby. So we have dressed both of our girls in Daddy's Auburn suit for at least one game. Isn't it sweet. I love this picture.

And what could be better than a little girl in a monkey gown singing her ABCs?

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

And the Dart Lands....


...in Huntsville, Madison really. We will be moving there ASAP so please pray that our house sells quickly. If I'm being honest then I can't say that I am necessarily excited. This is not the location I was hoping for. No offense to the town. I'm sure it is fabulous and if I change my attitude, which I plan to do soon, just not today, I'm sure I will be very happy there. It is just going to be a huge transition. The next few months are going to be tough for many reasons and the fact that I just don't want to leave Dothan isn't making this any easier. On the up side some of our really good friends just moved there in August, so at least we already have one set of great friends and know someone. It is a great opportunity for Shay and I'm excited for him. He deserves it and is super excited....so I'm going to get that way too and support him in everyway I can. Again, pray for me please! A new adventure, I hope I'm ready.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sad News...

Looks like we are going to be moving. Where? That is yet to be determined. Shay's account here closed on Tuesday, with very little warning, and we are waiting for JB Hunt, or should I say the Lord, to tell us where to next. I cannot begin to tell you how sad it will be to leave this town that we have made our home. A part of me really thought we would be here forever. I actually don't think I realized how big that part was until this all came about. I am NOT ready to say good-bye to our friends, our church or our home, so right now I am refusing. I will save those tears for another blog.

As sad as I am, I am trusting the Lord. If He says it is time for us to leave Dothan than we will. I'm trying my hardest to be a good, supportive wife and praying for a wonderful opportunity to come available for Shay. Please pray that I maintain this attitude and cry when he is not looking. Also say a prayer that our house sells quickly, this is a major stress for us. (May be a challenge, as you can see one of the many other for sale signs in the background of the picture.)

We have many friends praying for us to be transferred to different towns. I told some friends from church that I am afraid God is going to be overwhelmed with the amount of towns being requested and He is just going to close his eyes and throw a dart. I guess I will let you know "where our dart lands..." as sweet Melinda put it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

God our Father

Mary Selwyn's new thing these days is, "Who made this/that?" She asks that about everything these days. Well Mary Selwyn loves the flowers that hang above my bed. She always pretends to smell them, though I am sure they smell like dust, and tells me how pretty they are.

Tuesday afternoon we were laying on my bed and she started going on and on about the flowers as usual. Then she looked at me and said, "Mommy who made those?" My first thought was they are fake flowers from Michael's. So I just said, "I don't know who made those." She looked back up at the flowers and then looked at me and said, "God our Father made them." I was so caught off guard by her answer I made her say it several times to be sure that is what she was saying. I guess she got frustrated with me and finally said, "Jewus loves me made them!" Isn't that the sweetest? Thanks to God our Father for sweet girls, sweet words and sweet memories.