Sunday, July 31, 2011

~from misty and lance's wedding day~

brooke and her dad. the groom and his men.

 the groom and the husband. chuck and rodney almost getting fired for sneaking a beer.

b&b with their dad. dad giving attitude back to daughter.

the wedding party

b&b hanging out downtown before the wedding.

a few more of the wedding and decor....very beautiful wedding.

Friday, July 29, 2011

~he likes to look at himself. a. lot.~

something otis has become quite fond of during the move
is the mirrors on the floor that i haven't hung up yet!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

~hard to believe they are now them~

here they are then......

 how do they do it. how do they grow so fast.
here are B&B in maine a long summer ago on vacation.

here they are in front of our house at the time...tearing up the streets!

nap time some time ago. 
i can't remember the last time the kids took a nap. it just don't happen anymore
unless they pull a very long night at a sleepover the night before.

 them now......

them now is so different.
but they still do the the same to my heart.
they rock my world!

~a quote and a joke!~

he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose
jim elliott

nebraska weather!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

~love this~

found here.

whoever thought of this display has a great imagination.

how's the move?? it's going.....

  1. we still don't have washer and dryer in new home. going to work on this today. which will bring lots and lots of laundry to catch up on. (sigh)
  2. otis is getting use to his new home and "space" but has been barking more. sometimes at absolutely nothing too.
  3. i'm driving back and forth to work with a time change. which is interesting. i left north platte at 6:50 a.m. and arrive at work at 6:30 a.m. it was like a magic trick.
  4. time change is confusing my son as he wanted to know why i didn't get home yesterday from work until 6:00 p.m. so i had to explain to my son where i'd been. (something wrong with that picture)usually its the kids explaining to the mom where they have been.
  5. everything is still in boxes. well not everything but most things.
  7. i still get lost when trying to find my new home if coming from a new direction (if that makes sense)
  8. our frig is still empty but clean:)
  9. we have no stove to cook on yet but just rec'd a email saying it's in and ready for pickup.
  10. can't hang up anything yet. which is making me antsy. our actual closing date is not until Aug. 2nd. so i just don't feel right poking holes in walls when it's not ours offically yet.

so it's going....and i can't wait for it to be done.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

~this weekend's plans and something i am dreading~

this weekend (well friday morning. starting the weekend a little early) we are headed to a wedding in hastings. actually the husband is in the wedding as one of the groomsmen. his buddy he went to iraq with is getting married and we are very excited for them. however..........
we are leaving this guy behind. he does not yet know our plans, but will soon find out.
i feel he will be so lost not only because this is our first time away for him but because we are moving too.
so he is noticing the empty house and the boxes being moved to the truck.
and then we are going to drop him off. i hope he realizes we are coming back for him.
he is such a good dog and we feel like he's always been a part of us. it's crazy how well he has fit in. especially since we've had dogs that haven't been as lucky with fitting in.
he brings us laughter, smiles, cuddles, love.
and for the next three days i'll be missing him. a...lot.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

~i've been thinking....

  1. moving is no fun! especially since the last move was a year ago!
  2. dogs need a lot of attention! i think these days otis is feeling neglected. been forever it seems that i've walked him because of the move.
  3. teenage girls i will never understand. i know i use to be one but i still don't understand how they think, nor do i want to try and understand.
  4. spiced chai tea is so good.
  5. teenage boys need reminded to shower often.
  6. THIS HUMIDITY! it's like a heat wave.  which makes for unhappy movers.
  7. worrying does absolutely no good, but i spend so much time doing it.
  8. my workplace has changed so much and not for the better. i'm thinking i'm unhappy there.
  9. stress does weird things to the body.
  10. sometimes i feel some people are not good for you. that we should just wish them well and move on. its hard to keep trying with people that never see their own faults, wrongs, or hang ups, but seem to always point out yours.
  11. i need to focus on God more than i am!

Friday, July 15, 2011

~i need to save a spot.....~

for one of these, on one of my walls in the new place.
i'm thinking for the office.
i love it. for pictures. notes. letters from teachers. reminder post-it. maybe mail.

~a few of the girls this summer~

Thursday, July 14, 2011

~yes it does~

i do this far to often. however i'm usually tripping forward.
like a my workplace. can't help but giggle at myself
and others when they do it too.
good thing i'm not alone when it comes to this.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

~worth sharing~

grilled guacamole recipe -the hubby does most the grilling. i will have to pass this on to him.

root beer float ice-cream cake -will have to try this one.

grilled peanut butter chicken - again for the husband......

cottage cheese pancakes - yes please!!!!

skinny chicken enchiladas - (from the blog eat yourself skinny) love her thinking!

bacon-wrapped tex-mex hot dogs - we've been having a lot of dogs lately with friend and family since BBQ season. what a way to spice it up a little!

~Need directions? ~

it's exciting to be on a trip and see signs like these.
this was taking from someone at our church but i must say i've ran across billboards with reminders of God's position on the road as well
(half the time when we see them i can't grab the camera quick enough to get the photo before we pass)
but it still puts a smile on my face.
 especially in today's world.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

~humor & a recipe~

not sure if i'd wear this around but i do love it.

and this! this seems too good to be true

Monday, July 11, 2011

~i'm feeling this quote right now~

"if you pick up a starving dog and feed him and make him warm and safe, he will not bite you.  and that's the principal difference between a dog and a man."  mark twain

those eyes. they get me EVERY TIME!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

~line 2 is good if you live where i live~

thought this was neat and nifty. found picture here at dancing creek designs along with the idea. print out for frame here. love crafty people who help us non-crafty people out.

Friday, July 8, 2011

~just over five months old~

  1. he's not a fan of bath time.
  2. toys keeping him busy. he is finally getting the point these are the things that are okay to chew.
  3. falling asleep on my purse....maybe waiting for a call.
  4. sunbathing....he loves to sunbath
  5. looking all over for him the other day. found him sleeping in the closet.
  6. he loves walks. he knows the word when it is spoken. he will go get his leash and carry it to the door.
  7. instead of lying on his bed he drags it everywhere???
  8. still wrestling with the bed.
  9. spoiled.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

~our kitchen to be~

just a sneak peak into our kitchen to be.
 we close on our home on August 1st.
then august 2nd we close on the new home in north platte.
every things new, every things white, every things plain.
i plan to get busy with painting and fixing this place up so it feels like home(as time permits)
we need to shop for appliances as you can see but plan to get that done soon too.

we will have to update you with photos when we are in.
but for now this is the kitchen. we thank everyone who has prayed for the quick sell of ours
and a less stressful move. we realize God is blessing this move since our home sold so quick.
others are sitting for years and we thought this would be the case with ours as well.
so appreciate the prayers. and our move is perfect timing for the kids starting in their new schools, which is huge blessing.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

~for your fourth~

found here

these look so pretty for this time of year.
so easy to do too. which is big to me.

Friday, July 1, 2011

~i'm no photographer, but love the idea~

was thinking it would be fun to do this challenge even if i'm no photographer. :)
found it here on ashley's blog.
(it's sounds even funner for those of you that are)

~july 1st & grandma okie's birthday today~

grandma okie and brooke (a couple years ago)

happy birthday!
 happy weekend too!
and an almost happy 4th of july!