Sunday, November 29, 2009

More of the action...

Picture looking down from our hotel room and were we had dinner.
Some pictures of the girls in action.

Husker Volleyball in Lincoln

Nebraska Volleyball girls line up to get ready to play.Where the Nebraska huskers football team plays

Why is it someone always has to mess the picture up by looking away right at the moment they snap the photo?? I won't mention names.....but Brady is good at this.

The huddle


Spent Thanksgiving @ the Victory's this year. Karston, Alex, and Brady!
Destiny, Brooke, and Jerik!

Dog Pile
(Brooke, Jerik, Karston, Destiny)

Destiny, Brendon, and Tammy
(My neice, nephew, & sister-in-law)
After the dinner they said they were going to go watch football.
Yeah right, we all know what men do after stuffing themselves :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

ABC Preschool 2003-2004

Found a book Brady made while in Mrs. Neill's ABC preschool class. When asked how to make Chocolate Chip Cook he responded with:

Put in Chocolate Chips. Put in sugar, milk, and nothing else. Stir it.
Make round cookies. Put them on a pan. Put them in the oven
for......(Brady is deciding how many fingers to hold up)
.....six minutes.
Take them out with gloves. They cool for....
(once again deciding how many fingers to hold up)
......eight minutes.
I like chocolate milk with my cookies.
Brady Roberts Age 5

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Finally done making pies....they are chillin in the frig as we speak. So I have to keep my promise from the last post and get a picture on here for you to see.

So Easy...So Good

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and so much to be thankful for. We are going to spend it with family here in town who have requested I make Fresh Strawberry Pie. Made it last year and they want more. I will post picture tomorrow of how it turns out but here is recipe for your family if you want to give it a try....

Fresh Strawberry Pie
1-1/2 c. water
1-1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
1- 3 oz. box strawberry jello
3 to 4 c. fresh strawberries
Cook first three ingredients until clear. Add the Jello and stir well. Cool. Add the fresh strawberries halfed and quartered. Put in nine inch pie shell or graham cracker pie shell. Chill. Serve with whipped cream.
That's it. I told you it would be easy. Now go and enjoy with your family before they eat it all with out you. (Will post picture later)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Yes we did...

We put the Christmas tree up tonight. (or atleast started too) May need to purchase some new lights to finish.

Baked Cheese Cake

Made this for our Thanksgiving dinner we had at church on Sunday. It was pretty good if you like cheesecake. So here is the recipe if you would like to try. Chuck's favorite dessert is cheesecake so he definitely enjoyed it.

Baked Cheese Cake
1-1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
5 T. melted butter
1 T. white sugar
3- 8 oz pkgs. cream cheese
5 eggs
1 c. sugar
1-1/2 tsp.vanilla
3 c. sour cream
1/2 c. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix cracker crumbs, butter and sugar and put in 9 x 13" cake pan. Soften cream cheese to room temperature and put in large mixer bowl. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, with a wooden spoon. Slowly stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 cup sugar; mix very well. Pour into crumb crust and bake in slow oven 300 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven.
Topping: Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread on cheese cake and let set 3 minutes. Put back into oven and turn temperature up to 350 degrees. Bake 5 minutes. Chill for several hours or overnight. Can be served plain or put canned pie filling on top. Serve cold.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My little big man.

Brady's first deer he actually shot himself. Last year he went along with Chuck but was unable to fire. He left the house with Chuck at 5:00 a.m. this morning and at 7:00 a.m. I rec'd a call that he had shot his deer. Job well done my little big man....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let's hear it for the boys.....

A vet is an ordinary and extraordinary human being — someone who offered his life's vital years in the service of his country. He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and nothing more than the finest. Thank you!

He is a son, uncle, friend,

He is a husband,

a father, a true hero!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friends reunited...

Brooke was able to have a wonderful weekend with an old friend of hers that had moved away when they were in the 4th grade. Madison had come back to visit and stayed the night with Brooke Friday night and again on Saturday night. They just couldn't get enough time together. It was a good weekend for them and for me to watch them have so much fun together again.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Maine stands firm!!

Was happy to see Maine stand strong on this today.

"Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior" (Ephesians 5:22-23). "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25). "In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church” (Ephesians 5:28-29). “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Ephesians 5:31).

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kids Say the Darndest Things

A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

A father was at the beach with his children when his four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand. "Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked. "He died and went to Heaven," the dad replied. The boy thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him back down?

When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three year old came into the room when I was just getting ready to get into the shower. She said, "Mommy, you are getting fat!" I replied, "Yes, honey, remember Mommy has a baby growing in her tummy." "I know," she replied, but what's growing in your butt?"

A physician and her 4 year old daughter were in the car on the way to preschool. The doctor/mother had left her stethoscope on the car seat, and her little girl picked it up and began playing with it. "Be still, my heart," thought the mother, "my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps!" Then the child spoke into the instrument: "Welcome to McDonald's. May I take your order?"

When I was younger I used to love watching Kids Say the Darndest Things. Where do these kids get the things they say. Kids are honest. And cute. And funny. I've been wanting to mark down it a book of some sort what funny things my children have said and at what age. I know I've missed a lot of it but recently been reminded of how I need to get this done as they grow fast and oh how easily we forget things. Here are a few recent funny things my son has said just in the past week that I have wrote down and at some point will start a little scrapbook of them for us to look back on.

I mentioned my legs hurt while driving home in the car & Brady says "because you're growing" I say "GROWING??" He says "yeah growing smaller, kind of like a grandma, they grow smaller because they are all short"

Brady Age 10

I woke up by the sound of my son falling out of his bed with loud bang…So I go in there to see if he’s alright. I say “what happened buddy”. He says “I went to roll over on my tummy and the bed cut off” ….

Brady Age 10

Alrighty then!!! It can happen….my bed cuts off all the time….

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Brooke dressed up as Selena Gomez this year and Brady a Vampire.