Monthly Archives: February 2012

frolics and follies

frolics and follies.  this is my sister’s blog.  I love it.  She recently posted about my Grandmother.  I echo everything she said.  She put beautifully into words what I have been thinking.  love you sis!



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What is on your Bucket List???

I feel like life runs in themes.  Well, at least mine does.  We learn line upon line and precept upon precept.  God knows I can only get one thing through my brain at a time.  Right now the undercurrent of my life seems to be that it is short.  I need to decide who I want to be and be it.  Know what I want to do and do it.  Life belongs to me and I should live it.  Recently I watched this clip from the Ellen show.  This woman is dying of cancer so her and her family made a “fun list” to direct their time together. To make it valuable.

A few years ago a friend introduced me to the Day Zero is a place to record your goals, discover new
challenges, and gain motivation to achieve them. What you do is build a list of 101 things you want to do – then track
your progress over the next 1001 days. It is a really neat site.  I have not looked at mine in over a year.  I have 386 days left and have only completed 19% of my goals.  Some of the goals I have completed include visiting the Grand Canyon, sleeping under the stars, leaving a note inside a book for someone and planting a garden.  Some goals I have yet to complete include going skydiving, getting a passport, going on vacation with just my dad and falling in love.  Right now my list only includes 74 things.  In order to seek inspiration for my making my list reach 101 goals I watched the movie The Bucket List.  If you have not seen it you should.  It is amazing and leaves you feeling good and excited about life.  Maybe after you watch it you will feel inspired to head over to and make a bucket list of your own.  And if you have any ideas of goals that I can add to my bucket list please PLEASE share.  Love, Nicole

Hiking a Glacier. Goal Complete!

21 February 2012

Learning about Grandma Eva

Fun at the Butterfly Pavilion

Happy Graduation Day Grandma!  Love you!


I cannot wait to see this.  It comes out in 2013!  It is going to be amazing.  I have watched this 7 minute trailer almost a dozen times now.

A Letter to Glee

Dear Glee,

My love for you has not been consistent.  And I am not sorry.  But today my love for you is true as true can be. Thank you Mark for letting me use your Plus.

I have had a number of people in my life commit suicide.  I have often thought to myself that I could have or should have done something different.  That maybe things might not have turned out the way they did.  The truth is that none of us can afford to think like that.  Maybe things would have been different or maybe not.  We will never know.

To this day I am filled with regret and a deep sense of shame regarding one experience in my life.  Luckily this story ends on a happy note.  It was a busy day and I was tired, emotionally.  I received a call from a dear friend.  I saw who was calling me and I chose not to answer it.  I felt like I did not have the energy to give to this person.  They called a few more times and I still did not answer my phone.  A few weeks later I went to lunch with this friend.  He told me that he had tried to get a hold of me a while back.  I knew what he was referring too.  He confided in me that on that day he was in a very dark place.  For some reason he felt he could turn to me.  He wanted to kill himself and was seriously thinking about it.  He didn’t know whom else to call.  My friend did not kill himself and is in a lot better place now.  Thank goodness.  When I think about this conversation today I am just as disappointed in myself as I was the day I heard it.  I vowed that if I was able I would always pick up the phone when a friend called because one just doesn’t ever know.  I love my friend and I let him down in his time of greatest need. I never want to do that again, to anyone.

So Glee,  Thank you.  Thank you for bringing me back.  Back in time.  Back to my memories.  Back to the truth that life is too short.  Today I vow to always cheer for the underdog AND the champions.  I vow to never hold back love or kindness.  And I vow to never text while I drive.

Warm Regards, Nicole

She Will Live in Your Bounty

Eva Marie

Yesterday is History. Tomorrow is a Mystery.  Today is a Gift that’s why it is called the Present.  THIS MOMENT IS MINE.

Dear Grandma, When I am very still and listen close with my heart I know just what you would say.  Thank you for being a guiding force in my life that keeps me moving forward.  When things are hard I think of you cheering me on. Thank you for believing in me and supporting me.  Thank you for always having a fresh view on things and helping me see things in a new light, a better light.  You are my hero.  Happy Valentine’s Day.  Love, Coley

The Great Thought

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I love this video.  It is beautiful.  It is so important to know who you are.  When you know who you are there is a kind of security that stands still as stone amidst a world and a life that is thrown about to and fro.  The world teaches us that who we are is determined by what we do for a living, how much money we make, our bodies, our sexual orientation or who we know.  But who we are, who we truly are has nothing to do with any of those things.  We are sons and daughters of God.  Children of a loving Heavenly Father.  How quick we are to forget.  How quick we are to ignore that fundamental truth when it suits us.  Regardless of our choices or what hand life deals us WHO WE ARE will not be removed from us.  We are loved fiercely by a God who fights for us.  Lets fight for ourselves by learning who we are, what our purpose is and where we are going.  I testify that God lives.  We are His Children.  Jesus is the Christ.  We are meant to live with them again.  To learn more visit or just ask me:)

Love Nicole

The Big Freak Out

If for some reason this link does not work for you will you please let me know. xoxonicole

I need a man….

Listen.  I live with my best friend.  We have a house together and raise a 2-year-old together.  I don’t know how you homosexuals do it. If you have a family together and can make it work kudos to you!  Seriously.  Because Liz and I need men in our lives.  Liz and I make a great team but the trash has not been taken out in over a week.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am woman hear me roar but I also know my role and I want to play it.  I love you Liz but it is time we got ourselves some boyfriends.

Nicole, Liz, Rocklyn


My Future Boyfriends