My name is Nichole and I am a Florida girl, raised in the south and living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with my husband, Mike and our terrific kids. I am a passionate follower of Jesus (falling short every day) but loving the Lord with all my heart and soul despite all those times my flesh rears its ulgy head. I have been married to my man for 20 years and I absolutely love living our crazy chaotic life with him by my side. I am mom to 5 amazing kiddos, Cody who is 16, Grace is 10, Emily is 8 Joshua is 6and my precious son Connor who would have been 11 is now enjoying the splendor of Heaven. We have had the incredible experience of adopting all of our children. Cody, Connor and Grace were adopted in the USA while Emily and Joshua were adopted from China.
5 years ago my husband sold his law practice of 25 years and we loaded up our pack and headed west in search of a quieter and more purposeful life along the front range of the Rockies. I don't know that our life is any quieter but we definitely live with a much greater purpose and focus. We love having a great community to raise our pack not to mention some awesome views of the mountains. The only downside is that I have come to realize that I am not a cold weather girl. My husband is living a dream of writing a book while searching for ways he can serve the Lord in ministry.
I recently left my part time as an academic advisor and teacher in a local high school and am looking forward to assisting my husband in the upcoming release of his book, The Beckoning while taking care of my little pack of kiddos. On a typical day you can now find me cleaning, grocery shopping and lost in a sea of never ending laundry. I love all things adoption and seeing the beauty of orphaned children finding families, spending alone time with my man, being with my sister (which I don't get to do very often), visits with my best friend, Sara, cooking and putting together beautiful dinner parties, long outdoor runs, hikes with my family, strong coffee and having quiet moments to soak in God's Word. I love being the mama bear to our pack and although I do grow weary, frustrated and discouraged I wouldn't have it any other way. Our days are chocked full of fun, excitement and a lot of craziness as we enjoy life as a "Six Pack + One"!