Tuesday, June 29, 2010

sock hop for dance camp...or not?

how cute are some of the socks these day??
brooke and her friends always have the cutest or most different socks on.
this time they wore them for a dance camp fundraiser called "sock hop"
150 of their friends (by word of mouth) showed up to dance the night away so that brooke and her dance team can go to dance camp this year in july.
i went last year with the girls and it was so much fun. wish i could go this year again.
thanks so much for supporting our dancers
we even made the girls work....

Monday, June 28, 2010

small town entertainment

i apologize these photos are a wee bit small, but being the good mother that i am i went to this with the kids and hubby without my camera. so chuck snapped a few with his phone and well this is what we got. but it was fun and loud...very loud.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

if you like slop. and if you like joes.

i've tried this recipe for slopply joes and i will be trying it again and again and again. it's that good! that is probably why it is found on the tasty kitchen website, yes?

Friday, June 18, 2010

the lake and the weekend....

two years ago there was no water in this part of the lake. it had dried up and filled with plants, trees, and weeds. last year it began to get water in it but no boats or ski crafts were still allowed.
and this year....well we have more and more water and the other day i saw boats cruising around in it. which means its getting deeper and deeper and soon my jet ski will be able to coast through the waters here. when i first moved here we use to camp around this sign "leave only your footprints please" and you use to be able to swim to this sign, climb on it, and jump off into the cool water. so as you can see we are inching our way to it again. oh boy, oh boy can't wait!

one of the boat docks that use to be closed

another boat dock that use to be closed. (picture from scott)

brooke last year getting ready to tube.
which i go pick up b and b at church camp tomorrow and they
don't know that their cousins are coming to do some more of this.
they will be excited. tired but excited.

brooke and cousin on jet ski last summer.
and this is where you will find us this weekend.

Hope everyone has a happy one!
Happy Father's Day to all you dads.
P.S I'll be missing mine.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

moving to maine??

if anyone knows someone that knows someone, who knows someone... that might be looking to move to the beautiful state of maine....my mom's selling her home there. you can find some photo's of it HERE

p.s. they have lobstah, not lobster :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ashley....young, talented.

photo by ashley taylor haack.

chuck's niece ashley is very good behind the camera. i have been very impressed with some of her work. i'm actually kind of jealous that i can't take pictures like her or see the things she can. great ideas and young mother of two gorgeous kids, i believe she could do really well for her family in making this a career.
just starting her shop on Etsy...check it out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

a week with no kids...just me and the husband

my kiddos left this afternoon for camp maranatha
they will be gone until Saturday morning until i have to go get them
remember church camps and how unexcited you were as a kid but then when you
finally got there you had so much fun your dreaded coming home.
i hope that is the experience my kids have this weekend.
lots of water, lots of fun, lots of new friends
we were at our good friends house last night for cards and he says to my son
"Brady, no kissing on the girls at camp"
and my son says
"i can't promise anything"
this is not only funny because it comes out of the mouth of a 11 year old
but also that it comes from my son's mouth.
brady is quiet, shy and just kinda goes with the flow
so when he said this it made us all bust a gut.
maybe with the quietness around the house i can get some much need house work done!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


thank you kerri for the decoration you left on my door. i absolutely love it.

Friday, June 11, 2010

summer pool days...

not sure who to give credit too for the photo, but i love it!

i grew up going to the pool all the time with my friends. around 1:00p.m when the pool opened i was in line waiting to be one of the first few kids to jump into the ice cold waters. (funny as a mom the water seems so much colder than when we were kids. or maybe being a kid we just didn't care) the pools were i grew up in gillette, wyo were just as packed as in the photo here. it was so much fun. alot of things have change from when we were growing up but one thing still has stayed the same and that is that my kiddos still wait in line for the pool here in Nebraska to open the doors at 1:00 with all their friends. they still have the rest periods where the whistles blow and you must sit our for 15 minutes to give the lifeguards a breather as well as the kids a break. i use to hate getting out of that water for those rest periods but as a mother i love them for my kids.

and for this weekend when we are not pool side we will be headed to grant and oshkosh for more softball and baseball games.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

tonight the men in black play....

tonight the boys play out of town. about a hour drive.
that is if the storms will stay away long enough.
good luck!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

life interrupted

sometimes life gets interrupted...you're strolling along and than bad things happen. my daughter turned the BIG 13 on May 29th this year and i missed it. i sat by my fathers hospital bed praying that her birthday would not be the day my dad died. although watching my dad suffer was the hardest thing in the world i hoped he would hold on and he did. my father passed the day after her 13th birthday. no day is a good day to have to say good-bye to your father but i am grateful i had the chance to tell him things i needed to tell him and for him to tell me the things on his heart. shortly after my daughter was born 13 years ago my dad came up with the nickname for his granddaughter....brook trout! and up until his final hours he was saying how much he loved everyone and how proud he was and he referred to brooke as his "brook trout."

brook trout & kendall & cake (we love cake)
two thumbs up

CAKE!! impressive.

her rapping brother brady and his friend colby
what's a birthday without rappers??

movie time.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Jeffrey C. Therrien Dec. 12, 1948 - May 30, 2010 (I love you man!) left one daughter to go home to another. tell Jodi Rae i'll be seeing her. No more suffering Dad, i find peace in that fact alone.