I've wrestled for sometime with blogging. Everyone does it. Why don't I do it? I mean, I'm an English Major; I spent my first couple years out of college writing for a non-profit social work agency in San Luis Obispo and was their main Editor. I've always been a writer. What's my problem? Why haven't I done this already? Well, for one, I have been a bit busy over the last four years having three boys all a year and a half apart and to be honest, I didn't really think I had much that was that interesting to write about. Nevertheless, I've wrestled and here it is. I've jumped into the blog world. I have no idea what I'll post about or even how often I'll post and I don't even want to tell you how long it took Steve and I to come up with a name but...I'll do my best. My three main loves in life are first of all my God and Savior Jesus Christ who is the author of my faith, then my husband and three boys-the laughter of my life, and lastly my love for cooking and baking. This blog will reflect all of these facets of myself and some others as well I'm sure. God is always faithful, my husband and children are a joy to me and sharing food with others is a lifelong hobby and source of pleasure as well. To God be the glory and may all I choose to write about reflect His goodness and pleasure!!
I am Nikki Dauphin, wife to Steve since July 2002, and mom to four boys and one little girl. Currently my husband is pursuing his PhD in mathematics, so as you can imagine, with five kids in tow, there are many adventures to behold! I'm learning how to raise a brood of boys and one precious princess, be a homemaker, how to be a lovely wife to my handsome and dashing husband and how to love those around me. Stop and stay awhile. Family stories, recipes, musings on life and lessons I'm learning are all a part of this blog. I love the life I've been given and thank God for His many blessings.
Steve-My amazing, fix-it, brilliant, math-loving, puzzle-solving husband is a Math PhD student pursuing his graduate degree through Colorado State University. He is also a Year Round Graduate Intern for Sandia National Labs researching and working on projects related to national security and preparing for his dissertation. We met at Cal Poly, SLO and were married in 2002. Seriously, he's my best friend.
Isaac-Laughter. My precious firstborn. Blue-eyed, blondie, logical, lefty. Particular, orderly, courageous, funny, and intelligent. Sees the world in patterns, numbers, colors and shapes. My first son. My joy.
Caleb-Brave. My mischevious secondborn. Brown-haired, coal-eyed, soldier. Needs explanations about how the world works. "Mathy", inquisitive, architectural and mechanical. Silly, passionate, tough, long-suffering and smart. My second son. My love.
Joshua-Saved by the Lord. My irreplaceable thirdborn. Bubbly, gregarious, social and playful. Loves to be surrounded by his family. Cuddly, kissable, chubby and charming. Life of the party, full of joy, overflowing with humor and laughter. My third son. My light.
Elliana-The Lord Has Heard. My long-awaited daughter. Petite, dark-eyed, beauty. Strong, coordinated, cheeky and spunky. Sharp as a tack and a flitting socialite. Loved by every member of her family. My fourth born. My only daughter. My treasure.
Nathan-God Has Given. My fourth son. Yet, it never gets old. My youngest little gift. Gentle, strong, sweet, angelic. Blonde and light-eyed. Littlest of them all but full of life and love. My fifth born. My littlest man. God's given. My gift.
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