Monday, January 12, 2009

We Love Aunt Nicole!


So last month on the 17th was my baby sister Nicole's birthday, her 22nd!! With all the chaos of Christmas, I decided to wait until after the first of the year so that the Happy Birthday post would not get lost in the shuffle!!

We are so proud of Nicole as she is in her last semester of Nursing school!!! We are sad as we do not get to see her as much as she goes to school an hour away =(....but she is fixing to graduate and we could not be more excited to have her home!! My perfect scenario would be for her to be working in the hospital when I have this baby. Claire looks so much like Nicole and I sometimes have flashbacks to when we were little and I used to mother Nic when Claire makes a certain expression.

We are so proud of her and what she has accomplished and the strong woman she has become!!!! Here is a quick funny story about Nic...

When we were younger (I was probably 16, Tara was 14 and Nicole was 10), our grandmother on our Dad's side came in town and gave each of us a rather large check!! We were so excited and as you would expect of us girls (me and Tara), running around screaming as Mom told us we could spend it on whatever we wanted!!!! Tara and I were discussing all the many, clothes, shoes, purses, ect we planned to buy. We were so excited and all over the place, Nicole was just sitting on the fireplace, just as quiet and calm. Mom asked her "Nicole, what are you going to buy?". Nicole replied, very calmly "I am going to buy an Easy Bake Oven.".

We all laughed and still do every time we remember this story! So, guess what Nicole got Claire for her birthday this year...
So...we love you Nicole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Nicole said...

awww!!! Thanks Rachel!! i love you guys too!!!

Anderson Family said...

HEY! We missed you today! Hope yall are ok! Meghan wasn't there today & the sub didn't know the dance.....so Claire didn't miss anything. See ya next week : )

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Awe, that was sweet!

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

What a cool gift! I used to love using mine! Great pictures!

Sarah said...

I can't wait until my nieces are old enough to get them easy bake ovens!! I loved mine!! haha!

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday, Nicole!!

She looks just like you Rachel! =)

morewineplease said...

such a sweet post! such pretty girls!

Brooke Bertalan said...

Oh my gosh, what cute pictures! I love that story. That is hilarious. This is a sweet post. I love Nicole too.

Tara Gibson said...

i remember that like it was yesterday! so funny.. i think we bought doc martens! oh my!

Kim said...

What a sweet post!
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. =)