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Hello! I’m Nicolette, commonly referred to as Nic or Pumpkin. Born and raised in Redondo Beach, CA, with my younger brother, Cole, and my dad, Eric. We’re a pretty close-knit family who spends the majority of the time laughing at our mistakes and enjoying life for the insane rollercoaster that it is.

I spent the first 15 years of my life, from the moment I can remember, on ice. It sure wasn’t your average childhood, but I loved every minute of it. From ice time, to off-ice, to ballet, to ballroom, to lift class, it was a whirlwind of ups and downs but my parents supported me through it all.

In 2008 we (skating partner and parents) travelled to Salt Lake City for Junior Nationals. My skating partner and I (I practiced two disciplines of figure skating, ice dancing and solo freeskating), gained the 5th place National title that year, and we felt like we were on top of the world!

Fast forward to 2011, time to apply to college! I went on a college road trip with my mom and visited Colorado University at Colorado Springs, Portland State University, and the University of Utah. I applied to a handful of others, but I was admitted to the U (no not the University of Miami) and that was that!

I graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in Strategic Communications, GO UTES! I’m still trying to figure out what exactly I want to do with my life, but there’s nothing more I enjoy than being with my family in sunny California. We have three other members of our family, pugs! Jack, The Bro, and Roxy. You’ll see their darling faces soon enough!

Jack in particular is like my own little toddler. He’s a 12yr old pug, who’s slowly losing his sight and also has trouble with his back, so he’s a bit of a funny sight. However, he’s the sweetest love bug who enjoys his toys more than any other dog we’ve ever had, and really loves to be in my lap whenever possible.

My mom is really my best friend, so getting to work on this blog with her is so much fun. We spend a great deal of time laughing at our fails and enjoying our successes, so please, explore and follow us on our journey!