Wednesday, September 29, 2010

good read for parents...

i read this today and found it very interesting and so true. if you have 5 extra minutes of your day i would encourage you to read this. it's very hard as parents to keep up on and stand firm. i've had to argue with my daughter at times why she won't be at practice on Sunday at 9:00 am. hopefully it will pay off and bring her to know the importance of what really matters in life. she never fusses over going to a volleyball camp but when it came to church camp this summer i heard for months how she didn't want to go(not that she had a say in the matter. i know child abuse)....but after arriving she had the time of her life and already told us she was making plans to attend next years church camp. keep the fight. it's getting harder to stick to what is right. but keep the fight.

hope you enjoy the article as much as I did.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

hard work deserves some down time

brady warming up before game.
With brady having football every night of the week (except church night)
and working hard. sweating lots. and getting completely pooped out.
we decided he deserved a break to watch the big boys.
college boys.

brady crusin' down the streets of lincoln
husker nation.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

cornhuskers & pumpkin patches...

this weekend chuck and brady headed to lincoln for some nebraska football.
they took chuck's friend ben and his son daniel with them, for some man/boy fun.
so brooke and i decided since it was sunny and nice today we would
head to the pumpkin patch.....
brooke's choice
{she went with this one because he had braces just like her}

brooke's choice for her brother since he wasn't with us
{i think she went with silly because she often thinks this of her little brother}
sad thing is, sometimes I can relate to this facial expression.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

i'm a meatloaf & potato kinda girl....

yes i must admit i love me some meat and potato's
and I found this recipe that looks like it would blend well in with my family.
Check it out HERE!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

big little fans....

so last night we watched the twins again!!
well brooke was, but i have her watch them at our house
incase she needs help since it's x2 on everything.

anyway, i love the shirts they wore....
on the front is emma their big sister and on the back her
jersey # for volleyball.
emma had a game last night and usually on game nights
we've been watching the boys so the parents
can enjoy the game.
it's a blast for us

Thursday, September 9, 2010

and now we travel....

tonight after work i headed to brooke's first volleyball game this year and she rocked it.
then off to my son's first football game right after that and he also rocked!
both games were in town tonight, but starting saturday we shall hit the roads again.
headed to sidney nebraska saturday....brooke
then north platte on monday night....brady
let the games begin!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

love this commercial!!!

cake servers

had to attend a wedding reception (which was beautiful) this weekend and above were a few of the cake servers. i was beginning to wonder if they would be able to handle it

Saturday, September 4, 2010

football and snacks.

chuck and i walked downtown today to the farmers market and picked up a few things
a guy was roasting chilles so we just had to get plasitc bag of those.
Peach salsa, one for us, and one for our friends house tonight to watch the huskers
(ya that's right, football season)

made these to take over for the game as well.
everytime i make them they seem to be
a very big hit.
cucumber sandwich
1 mini loaf rye bread
1 8oz pack of cream cheese soften
1 package italian recipe mix (shown below)
1 tablespoon mayo
2 cucumbers
Mix cream cheese with italian recipe mix well. Add 1 tablespoon mayo and mix well.
spread on slice of rye bread. top with slice of cucumber.
sprinkle with dill.

in other news: after try outs all week
brooke found out friday she made
show choir.
When I arrived home from work brady comes out of his room and said
"mom, brooke won't shut up about making show choir"
and then behind him comes big sister saying
"guess what, brady, i make show choir"
as she jumps on his back
he proceeds to give her a piggy back ride and they celebrate together.

Friday, September 3, 2010

getting inked??

I'm not really a fan of ink on yourself, but some are. And that's the neat thing about us, we all are different on how we express ourselves and/or things. Or some just like the look. brother, from another mother (just kidding he's from the same mother, i just think it's cool to say that)
he got inked, and he did this to remember my dad who passed away May 30th this year.
it's pretty cool and has a lot of meaning for him....for josh.

we watched the twins last night....

their giggles made us giggle

rock spank ryder on the back and said
"bad ryder"
we giggled.

ryder took off his shoe and said "hot feet"
we giggled.

they said "thanks" when handed their gold fish.
we giggled at how polite and well mannered they were.

we watched at the cuteness of them and giggled.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

God's glad i had my camera as we drove along side the water.

this stuff is good...

99 cents can get you some peace tea
it looks like a big beer can
but better then beer.
or for a few more weeks we can try the sun tea.
autumn is coming so cooler weather makes
me crave warm drinks.