Tag: dedications

Way to Go, Wahlee!

Today, one of my very best friends achieved one of the most significant accomplishments of her life. Emily (aka Wahlee) has been working on her masters degree at BYU, and after much travail has completed her thesis and passed her defense. I was on campus when she passed to give her a big hug. She’s […]


The Tayviator is Thirty

This is my Tayviator. That’s Taylor + Aviator, if you didn’t already figure it out. He turned 30 today, and I want to tell you some of the reasons I love him. He’s a good big brother…he’s the oldest of seven and he makes sure that all of his siblings feel important. He’s good with […]

Family Life

Nine Years of Adventure

Dear Rosie, Excitement and boredom. Joy and sadness. Change and adaptation. Hugs and kisses. Creativity and silliness. Independence and bravery. Fun and Culture. Travel and Home. Love and empathy. Childlike, yet mature. Seven moves, four states, lots of great food and countless people who love you. I’m so blessed that you’re mine. Please don’t grow […]

Family Fun Life

Camarillo the Cali Camry

I’m really attached to my car. Last week, Camarillo the Cali Camry (Or Cami for short) hit 150,000 miles. I felt that it would be an opportune time to give an ode to my dear vehicle. We met in 2007 in Orange County. I’d been a Honda Girl who went to the lot originally scoping […]


To Liz and Mary

Dear Liz and Mary,I love you two! Thanks for such a fun time this weekend. You ladies are truly remarkable. I miss living close to you like crazy. I will never forget our night together of great food, great conversation, and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (post on that to follow). Love,Nicole

Farewell, Mary Ruth Taylor

Today I’ll be attending the memorial service for Taylor’s grandmother, Mary Ruth Taylor. She finally succumbed after a 25 year fight with Alzheimer’s. She had been staying in a care facility in Rexburg, ID for the last year or two, so I hadn’t seen her for a while. This is his second grandparent to pass […]

Oh, Kay!

It makes such a difference when you work with great people, even if only a few. My first day of work, I was strolling by Kay’s desk. She was perusing Zappos, and I sauntered in her cubicle and we began discussing our shoe preferences. (She’s a Merrell lady, while I prefer Keens). Then later in […]

Another Farewell

“I wish I could engrave on every heart what I so keenly know and feel. I bear unwavering testimony that our Heavenly Father and His divine Son, Jesus Christ, rule and reign, and that we must all understand that the gospel is everlasting.” Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917-2008

Everybody’s Got a Pretty Friend

Last week, Taylor and I were listening to his new Zune (I’m such an awesome wife for getting him what he really wanted for once). “Pretty Friend” by Frente came on, and Taylor said “Wow, this song really reminds me of 2001.” I burst out laughing. My cousin Susan and I used to listen to […]

Some Early Morning Humor

This is dedicated to Mme Underwood, Mme Larsen, and the French professor I had at Ricks (I can’t remember his name, but he reminded me of Mr. Bean): May I just say that I’ve recently become obsessed with Flight of the Conchords? This is my favorite clip…although Taylor and I have recently purchased the first […]