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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pregnant with NO baby

The meds that I am on now are working wonderful. I am starting to feel a lot better. The down side to the meds is the side effects are like I am pregnant. I will gain weight, get more zits, and be really moody! If you see me and I am 15lbs more, a face full of zits, smiling and crying at the same time know that it will pass in a month. Praise God that I am not going to the bathroom 20 times a day=)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Nathan has FAITH

It was around 11:30pm Tim and I where talking in bed. I was talking to him about how much pain I was in. We didn't know it but Nathan had walked in the room and this is what he said:

Nathan: Mom whats wrong?
Me: Um,(thinking to myself how to tell a 3 year old I have a colon problem) mommy's poop hurts!
Nathan: Lets pray for it!
Me: Ok.
Nathan: Jesus please help mommy's poop not hurt, please help her to take her medicine, Amen.

The next morning Nathan ran up to me and said "you are all better right" Nathan has so much faith!!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Update on Colonoscopy

I want to start out by thanking you all for praying for me and sending your sweet words. For those of you who don't know, I have a disease called Ulcerative Colitis (UC). I have had it for 8 years. The past few months the UC has gotten bad. We decided to have a Colonoscopy done on Christmas Eve. We found out that my large intestine is inflamed, irritated, and very sensitive. My large intestine is out of control. The Dr. decided to put me on some medicine for a month that will try to get the disease under control so we can manage it. The down side to the medicine is that it weakens my immune system and there are several side effects that would put a normal person in the hospital. I also can't get pregnant while taking this medicine. The small intestine hasn't been affected and the Dr. took several biopsy's from my colon to test them. We should get some results soon from the biopsy. Please continue to pray for me and my sweet family.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a word I do not like to say. If you don't know I have been very sick the past few months and I am not getting better. As of right now I am doing the prep work for my colonoscopy tomorrow morning. They do not know what is wrong with me but we are praying they will know soon! If you think about it please pray for me and my family tomorrow morning. Thanks sweet friends=)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Durango, Co 2008



























































Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fun Stuff

My sweet friend Ali http://theruhmans.blogspot.com/is doing this on her blog and I thought it would be fun. Ali is the best wife, mom, and friend there is. She teaches me something new everyday.

Outside my window...It is snowing

I am thinking...About going to Durango, Co in 2 days

I am thankful for...My husband that has taken care of me the past 4 days (the past 7 years)

I am reading...Don't Make Me Count to Three!

Around the house...Is fun, the boys and I played all day.

One of my favorite things...Is reading a book.

A few plans for the rest of the week: We are leaving for our family Vacation to Durango, Co. Tim and I will have been married for 7 years on December 15th. The boys get to play with snow all week long and be with there daddy and mommy.

Monday, December 8, 2008

SWITCH Leader Party

Last night we had 40 of our SWITCH leaders to our house for a Christmas party. I have been looking forward to this for a month. We are blessed to have a house that is 1,252 square feet big. Tim and I new it would be small but we think there is something about having people in your home. Yesterday morning I woke up REALLY sick. (I mean it was coming from both ends). So needless to say Tim had to clean, cook, and take care of the boys while I was in the bathroom all day and all night. Tim did a wonderful job, I am so proud of him!

On a said note Tim hired another youth pastor to help out with SWITCH, his name is Ryan Dowdy he is awesome!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Don't Make Me Count to Three!

You know when you are reading a book and its like the words come off the page and say this is for YOU! This happened to me last night as I was reading "Don't Make Me Count to Three!" Tim and I are so blessed to have 2 boys, but most of the time I don't know what I am doing. Something the book said was "rather than talking to your child, you talk with your child." WHAT!!! Why didn't I even think of that. When I am telling my children what to do and how to do it, I think I might try to talk with them, not at them.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ding Dongs and Trouble

I woke up today at 8:45 and could not believe Nathan was not up yet. I ran to his room and he was out!!! So I did what all good moms do I went back to bed=) A few minutes later Nathan woke up. I could not believe he slept so late. I found out later what he did last night while Tim and I where sleeping!!!

Me: Nathan why is trouble (the game) in your room?
Nathan: I played it last night when you and daddy sleep!
Me: What else did you do last night?
Nathan: I ate a Ding Dong too!!

Next time your child sleeps in, ask them what they did at night=)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cruise Nov 2008












Thursday, November 13, 2008

Vacation

We are going on a 5 night cruise! Tim and I will have been married for 7 years in December. When Tim and I got married we said that we will always go on a trip together to work on our marriage once a year. We have done it every year! Sometimes we go to Mexico and sometimes we go to Dallas. People ask me all the time how we get to go on nice trips? All I can say is we have been blessed! God has blessed us with a trip every year=) Cant wait to show pictures when we get back. (the boys will be with grandma and grandpa all week)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I want!

The other night Micah (our 2 year old) was in his bed saying "I want, I want". I walked back to his room and said:

Me-Hey buddy whats going on?
Micah- I want, I want!
Me- Buddy what do you want milk, food?
Micah- I want you!!!

All he wanted was me to hold him and love on him. It made me think when was the last time I wanted to spend time with Jesus?

Monday, October 27, 2008

STOP YELLING

Today on our way to bible study the boys were yelling at each other and I looked at them and said "STOP YELLING". I thought to myself, I just did what I told them not to do... When am I going to get this mom thing down?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I love you

Last night Nathan had his sweet friend Caleb over . They were sitting in Tim's big green chair watching a movie and Caleb looks over at Nathan and says:

Caleb- Nathan I love you!
Nathan- I love you too!

It was so sweet. It made me think if a 3 year old can tell his friend he loves him I should tell people how much they mean to me more often. Thank you for being apart of the Knox Family!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friends

The past few days I have been sick. Last night was SWITCH which is one of my favorite nights of the week. I was so sick I had to go home (which was the first time in 8 years). My sweet friends Ashley and Kristi went to SWITCH last night to help my husband since there was a lot of leaders gone. They will never know how much it meant to me that they would stop what they were doing to go help my sweet husband. I hope everyone is blessed with great friends!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TV

The other day Nathan asked me to come to his room so we could talk. I walked to his room and sat on his bed with him, he looks up at me with his big blue eyes and says:

Nathan- Mom I like to say "shut up"
Me- What did you say?
Nathan- I like to say "shut up"
Me- Where did you learn that?
Nathan- On TV.

Can I say no more Toy Story in the car!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Food

Food is on of my favorite words. Tim and I love to eat anything that is bad for us. We could drink Dr. Pepper and Sweet Tea all day and forget all about water. Starting in the morning we are going to try to eat a lot better for our health and to lose weight before we go on a trip in a month. This is what we are going to eat:
Fruit's
Vegetable's
Whole Grain's
Meat
Dairy
WATER
This is really hard for us because we love cookies and chips. We can have something bad one time a week=) Is it hard for you to eat healthy? Why?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

$750

A few weeks ago Tim and I were getting gas. When we put our card in the gas pump it said YOU CARD IS DENIED. I call our bank and we had 0.03 in our checking account. I thought to myself "Tim does not get paid for 5 more days what are we going to do, we have NO food or gas now?" As we are driving home Tim calls a friend of ours and tells them he wants to clean their windows for FREE. Are you kidding me we have no money, we could make a lot of money if you charged them!!! (I thought to myself)

When we got home there was $100 in our mail box. We went to a park and a lady gave me $100 and said the Lord told her to give that to us. Within 4 days we had been given $750 before Tim got paid. God is so GOOD!!!!!! He will always provide for us. I am so blessed that I am married to Tim and that he leads our family.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Driving me Crazy

Today I was putting Nathan's shoes on and he looked at me and said "mom you are driving me crazy!". It broke my heart, because I have said that to him and I never want him to think that. What I learned today is think before I speak (kids are listening to everything you say). I did ask Nathan to forgive me for ever saying that to him.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Washing Windows

As most of you can see I have not been blogging a lot. I love to read blogs I am just not good at writing them! I had to tell you what happened today. As many of you know I am so in love with my husband. Today we went to wash windows (that is a little job we do on the side to make a little money) which I don't really like doing but I will always go if it means I get to spend time with Tim. As we are washing windows Tim keeps telling me how I keep missing spots and I just want to hit him in the head with my brush (I didn't). A few minutes later this family of 10 kids and 2 moms come and ask us what church we go to? I thought to my self how do they know we go to church? We talk to them for a bit. Then a few minutes later a man comes by and says Christ washes window! After that guy went by another man says God bless you guys! I then look down and see that we both have shirts on from church. I am so glad I didn't hit my sweet husband in the head!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kidney Stones

Today I woke up to my sweet husband feeling really sick! If anyone knows Tim they know he NEVER gets sick. He could not even walk so we went straight to the doctor. He has Kidney Stones and is at home now while nurse Nicole takes care of him. Please pray for my sweet husband.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Date Night

Saturday nights Nathan and I go on a date while Tim and Micah go hang out at the church.

This last Saturday night we went to the dollar theater and watched Kung Fu Panda and went on a bike ride. It was wonderful, I really look forward to Saturday nights with Nathan. Last night was SWITCH and it was amazing!!!! When I picked Nathan up from LifeKIDS they said that Nathan did "Kung Fu Panda" on Tim's bosses youngest son. So, today we focused on it being okay to wrestle with daddy, but not okay with others.

I am thankful that Nathan and Micah are my little warriors. Plus they are so cute!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bible Study

I starting going to a Bible Study on Tuesday mornings with some really neat women. I cant wait to learn from each one of them. What is really neat is we all come from different places in life. Some work, some stay at home, some home school, some of the kids go to public or private school. I love to learn from different women. What is neat is we ALL love Jesus and our family's and we are woman of God!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Telling the TRUTH


Today is a sad day. My sweet son Nathan just lied to me for the first time. I knew he was not telling the truth and he keep saying he was. Why did this day have to come!! What should I do? What did you do the first time your child did not tell the truth? (I just want to go to my room and cry)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lake August 2008

Our Life Group leaders invited us to there lake house for a few days and we had a wonderful time. My husband Tim is blessed to get every 8th weekend off and a lot of times we go up to their lake house and spend time with each other. I am not sure if I have told you guys but I LOVE spending time with my 3 boys!!! ha ha


Mom getting Nathan ready to go out on the boat.
Tim (looking hot), Nathan, Jacob, and Adam having a great time being boys.
I love the lake.
Tim and Nathan had so much fun, they could live out there.
This is what Micah did the whole time sleep and eat. ha ha

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today



Today the boys and I where driving in the car and Nathan asked me a question:

Nathan: Mom what are we doing today?
Me: Nathan, what would you like to do today?
Nathan: Um let me think about it! Go to the park with YOU!!

All he wanted was to spend time with his mommy! I love being a mom and staying home with my sweet boys. It made me start thinking about how I am so thankful I get to stay home with my boys and help my husband whenever he needs. I am also reading a book that talks about we only have today, our we doing what we would be doing if we new we only had today with our children and husband? It makes you think!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Question

What do you do when someone says something mean to someone in your family? (I know what I want to do, and it is not the right thing)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Date Night

Tim and I had a great date night last night! As you know Tim is a pastor so he gets to work all weekend. Last night after we put the kids to bed we went out side and read a book together. It was amazing!!! I love spending time with my sweet boys Nathan and Micah, but I sure do love when they go to bed and I get Tim aka "daddy" all to myself=) I cant wait for another date night with my man!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Playgroup

Yesterday I had playgroup at my house. We have a big back yard with a kiddie pool and a swing set. I woke up and it was raining. I ran out to the kitchen and started to tell Tim:

Nicole- "We cant have playgroup at our house its to small to have 8-12 kids in it."
Tim- "What are you talking about?"
Nicole-"It is raining! We cant go out side now, so we cant have playgroup at our house!!"
Tim- "Nicole you need to stop. If you are in a good mood then everyone will have a great time.

I love that my man can put me in my place. (he has to do that a lot, you think I would learn) Playgroup was wonderful, the kids and moms had a great time.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

YMCA

This Friday was so awesome because my sweet husband and I started training for our 5K. We both get our work out clothes on and head up to the YMCA to run! At first we look at each other and say "this is so easy". Let me tell you by the end of it we where dead!!! (we are both still sore) We know now we need to get in shape. When Tim and I got married almost 7 years ago we weighed 120lbs -Nicole, 145lbs- Tim. Not so much anymore!!!! We are going to the YMCA tomorrow to run again, please pray for us we need it!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

5K

I was reading my friends blog today http://nataliewitcher.blogspot.com/ and she is going to run a 5K in 9 weeks and asked if anyone else wanted to do it. At first I thought "Why did I read her blog today?" Because to tell the truth I have gained a few pounds and have not been going to the gym, SO the last thing I Nicole want to do is work out. I truly started to think it was ok that I have gained weight. I told my self I am a mother of two and I am going to have more kids, so I can just lose the weight once I am done having kids. HA HA.

Well I am going to run the 5K with Natalie in 9 weeks. (oh did I really write that) If you want to do it with us let us know=)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Camp 2008

We got back from camp on Sunday! Everyone that didn't go keeps asking me "how was camp?" I really don't have words for it. I think that is how it will be when we are in heaven, we just cant tell someone how wonderful it is, you have to be there to see it. When you see 750 teenagers worshipping God you will never get that out of your head. Tim and I am so blessed to do what we do.

When we got home I could not wait to see my sweet boys. They stayed at Tim's parents and had a great time. Since we have been back I have had a wonderful time loving on them. At camp I could see how many students are hurting and they just want a mom or dad to say they are proud of them, or they love them. So today don't forget to hold your babies even if there 26 and 29 they will ALWAYS be your babies and they ALWAYS need to hear they our loved and you are proud of them!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Being Sick


Last night after SWITCH I got really sick. When I say sick I mean it was coming out of every where!!! My sweet husband was up with me all night and stayed home with me all day to take care of me and the boys. He had so much to do for work today I felt so bad. He never once said anything negative about staying home today and how much he needs to get done for camp next week. It got me thinking about how my attitude and what it might be when I have plans to do something and something comes up. I hope and pray that I will be like my man. Thanks Tim for all you do for our family! (even though I know he does not read my blog) ha ha

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Dancing with Nathan

Last night we where watching TV on the couch and Nathan looked up at me with his BIG blue eyes and said:

Nathan- Mom do you want to dance?
Me- I would love to, fast or slow?
Nathan- Slow!
Me- Do you want me to hold you or stay on the ground?
Nathan- I want you to hold me close and I sing a slow song to you.

Can you say I am the luckiest women in the world!!! I sure love that boy.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Husband


So last night at SWITCH I was talking with some of my sweet friends and I said something nice about Tim my husband. They started to laugh. I said what?? They said well we where just talking about you the other day and how you always talk nice about Tim. At first I was like oh I am sorry. But then it got me thinking. Why do I say nice things about Tim to people. Well its because its true!!!!! He is the best husband, father, and friend for Nicole. I wake up everyday and cant believe how blessed I am to be married to Tim Knox and how blessed my children are to have him as a father. I hope you feel the same way about your husband and if you are not married God will bless you with a perfect husband just like he did for me.



Friday, June 6, 2008

The Lake/June 2008

We went to our Life Group leaders lake house last week for a few days. We had a great time reading, playing games, swimming, and just being together.

Nathan started liking it once we started to going!

Nathan and Micah in the pool. Mommy and Micah at the pool.
Tim riding Nathan's bike. Nathan is going to get daddy.
The family out to eat.
We thought about buying this boat. But then we found out to put gas in it would be one month salary. Ha Ha
The boys on the boat.
Micah driving the boat. How cute is he!

We are so blessed to have life group leaders that want to bless us with family time. Getting away with my 3 boys is just what a women needs!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stuff

This past weekend my husband took off the WHOLE weekend plus Monday and Tuesday!!! We went to our Life Group leaders lake house with the boys and had a wonderful time. I love being Tim Knox's wife and Nathan and Micah's mom. (I will post pictures later)

Today we went to the Library and joined the reading program and we went to the park. Next, we took Tim to the church so he could get ready for tonight. Nathan said in the car:

Nathan- Mom where are we going?
Me- We are taking dad to work.
Nathan- Why? (his new favorite word)
Me- So he can make us money.
Nathan- Oh, well I want to go with him so I can make penny's.

We just both laughed!!! (we love making penny's)

Tonight is SWITCH and I cant wait to love on some teenagers and youth leaders. Tim and I really look forward to Wednesday night (we came back from the lake because we love it so much). SWITCH in the summer is a lot of fun, we are smaller and you really get to know the students and leaders.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Today was a great day! Tim had the day off for Memorial day. We went for a walk to get breakfast, went to Pelican Bay to swim, grilled out at the house, and made smores to finish the day. The boys are tired and so are we!




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