Thursday, October 30, 2008


First off, let me remind everyone that Chipotle is giving away FREE burritos to all those that dress-up like a burrito! You would be CRAZY not to take advantage of this opportunity! Don't leave home without your aluminum foil!

We've been celebrating Halloween all month...especially this week. (Sadly though, aside from our visit to Chipotle, cladded in burrito gear, we don't have anything planned for the actual holiday.) But this is what we've been up to...

Carving Pumpkins!
Wyatt and I did not discuss how each of us were going to carve our pumpkins, so it's pretty fun that the final outcome seems as if there was some premeditation put into it. Wyatt's is the cannibal pumpkin. And mine is the worried pumpkin (which was inspired by these three little characters <:( It's perfect because it looks like my pumpkin is a bit uncomfortable by the whole pumpkin cannibalism. Next up...

I'm not really this creative. Thanks to a quick search on Google images, keyword "halloween cupcakes" I came up with these. I made them for the Halloween Party the Young Women's (I'm the secretary) halped put on for the Primary kids. I was in charge of the Cupcake walk... Sadly, as cute as I thought my cupcakes were, they weren't a hit with the little ones. They prefered the cupcakes adorned with Oreos and brightly colored candies...brats. I mean, what?!!!! Just kidding. They just haven't yet aquired a refined appreciation of art. Followed by the cupcake walk we had the...

Trunk-or-Treat!!!! Just to refresh your memory of what we did for last years event, please visit here. It was pretty rad (if I can toot my own horn). The problem, however, is that we set the bar TOO HIGH! So Wyatt and I have been throwing some ideas around the last few months and have been stewing on the one below.
Let me just say, the pictures DON'T do it justice. You really need to see this one in person to get the real idea of it. Everyone LOVED it (can I toot my own horn again?) and told us that we did indeed surpass last years creation. One of the little girls told her parents, "all we brought were these stinky pumpkins!" It made me laugh. Wyatt did take a video that portrayed our work a little better but it's not very exciting footage, so I'll spare you. "What are you going to do next year?", you ask? Move. We're going to move out of the ward...I don't know if we can keep raising the bar.

Hope you all have a Happy Halloween! Especially my sis-in-law Jeanna! It's her birthday! Happy Birthday Jeanna!!!!!! (Sorry I don't have any pictures of you from 1984... I'm sure you're probably releaved that I don't.)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy 39 Harold!!!!

Happy Birthday Harold!!!! I wish you lots of birthday cake and presents! P.S. Please take note of your very CUTE sister celebrating your birthday with you.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy 29 Schuyler!!!

Happy Birthday Schuyler!!! I hope you're smiling today the same way you are in the above picture. (Please take note of your VERY cute sister in the background).

I decided to take my cousin Janet's idea and post old-school pictures of my family members on their birthdays. Mostly because I decided to take on a project that may have been too big of a bite for me to chew... I volunteered to take all my family's Christmas slides and turn them into digital files. Imagine over 1,000 slides at a rate of one slide per minute... Yikes! Anyway, the picture I posted yesterday, today (and the one I'll post this next Sunday) were mixed in with all the slides. So I decided to showcase them all to see... Hope you enjoy 1984 - the year the Nichols lived in Berlin.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy 68 Dad!!!

Happy Birthday Dad!!! Hopefully you feel as young as 44 (like you were in this picture (not 7 years like the candles indicate)).

*Please take note of the Tostitos bag in the picture. I thought it was pretty rad.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Personal Shopper

I don't like shopping. I know, it doesn't sound like the typical words you'd hear from a woman's mouth, but it's true. I don't like shopping. I have tried on several occasions to enjoy the event but the end result is always the same - distaste. I will walk into a store browse the shelves and racks and be ready to leave in five minutes.

The problem with my non-hobby is this - I still want to look cute. And in order to look cute, I have to suffer through the pain of shopping. So I decided I need a Personal Shopper. I realize that they do offer such services at several department stores, free of charge. The problem with that is that I am in no financial position to purchase all my clothing at these department stores. Maybe one or two items... But then again, even if I was in a financial position to purchase all my clothing at these department stores - I wouldn't. Call me cheap but to spend more than $20 on a shirt is ridiculous! Some of my favorite articles of clothing were 3 or 4 dollar steals I found at Nordstrom Rack or TJ Maxx or Ross or even Target. I am of the group that prefers quantity over quality. If you go for quantity, you don't feel so bad if a couple of the items you buy go out of style next season. If you choose quality, you'll look cute for a season but then you'll be out of money for the next.

What I need is a friend to be my personal shopper. Someone who has great taste, looks for bargains and enjoys shopping. Someone that would find something cute for herself and buy me the exact item in my size (of course I'd reimburse her). Though I haven't quite worked out what the incentive for her would be... Maybe I'd have to find someone that just enjoyed shopping and would do it out of the goodness of her heart. That'd be nice. Perhaps someday my desired super power will come true. The one where I blink at a cute piece of clothing and an exact replica in my size shows up in my closet. That would be nice...

To any of my readers, if you love shopping and want to be my personal shopper, you're hired!