Thursday, June 21, 2012

~on being YOU!!

it's so easy as teenagers humans to envy someone else.
i'm hoping brooke gets it. that she is special. different from all the rest.
for a reason, a purpose.
i love the quote i heard...i can't even remember where...
something about the people in the magazines and on TV don't even look like themselves.
if we'd all be who we were created to be..
something i need to remember too. not just the young ladies.
brooke and her friend did these pictures at a friends house and i thought they made a statement!
a positive one.

then they took a break for some music.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


here in nebraska it's been hot.
on my desktop it read this about 1 o'clock
luckily i have a indoor job.
my husband is not so lucky.
he works outside alot and the heat has been a killer.

yesterday about 2 ish....

and just when you think it can't get hotter.....

it does...

this is about 4 p.m. last night when i drove my son to baseball practice.
can you believe they had a two hour practice in this stuff?
the boys did great in it, of course lots and lots of water.

Monday, June 18, 2012

~a couple things~

kids and i made these the other day for chuck on father's day. big hit at our house.

the other night brady hit a home run!
he is doing pretty good in baseball this year.
i was a little nervous as he didn't play last year, since we were moving.

last weekend we headed to denver since my brother flew in from maine.
we decided to take otis this time and he did real well.
it was hot most days in the car, but we kept him comfortable.

here he is fast asleep on brooke's purse.
he's such a good boy.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day!

father's day did not stop my husband from working.
he's been wanting a flag pole since the day we moved into our home
(11 months to be exact)
so i thought it would be a great father's day gift from the kids to order him one.
i just forgot all the work it takes to put it up. :)
not to mention it reached 103 degrees here this afternoon.
so the timing was not the best but i'm happy to say....

it's up.
and it's not to windy today, which is very unusual, but i will not complain.
wind is not my favorite thing.

Anyway it has been a great weekend for everyone at my place.
parade, rodeo, BBQ'S, and lots of family time.

Happy Father's Day All!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

this weekend was very enjoyable.
met up with my best friend from childhood.
nic and i have been friends since the second grade.
we did lunches and visited at the hotel all weekend long.
the weekend was filled with sun, laughter, family photos,
great food, craft fairs in the park, old memories, shaved ice
and everything you could ask for.
we went to scottsbluff to get our family photos done by our neice, Ashley.
met up with her beautiful family, was able to see our good friends the dishman's who recently
opened a grocery store there. see here.
at chilis with my family and Nicole's family.
we let all the kids get smores one night at whiskey creek.
they were silent and happy for a long time with this.
brooke hanging out at hotel, waiting for family photos.
whiskey creek dinner with friends.
shaved ice at the park
(thank God, as it was 97 degrees)
this is were we spent a few hours at the craft fair.
neat little ice cream mobile..
my son enjoying his shaved ice in grape flavoring.

my husband, my best friends husband, and their little girl.
it was truely a fun weekend.
we talked ALOT about when we'd be getting together again.