Thursday, July 29, 2010


It's hard to believe that the hot and humid summer days of Nebraska are slipping quickly behind us.  In two weeks we will be on our way home to Tennessee for more than five weeks. By the time we return it will be mid-September and the fall will be fast approaching.   The boys and I have been hard at summer time play while Daddy is hard at work.  
The past month has been filled with swim classes and playing in the pool.  Both the boys have become quite the little swimmers.

Star City Shores.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Down on the Dairy

One very hot summer day the boys and I ventured 20 miles south to Firth, Nebraska for the Prairieland Dairy Days.
The entire event was free, and therefore packed.  But we had the patience to wait in line for homemade ice cream.
And for Bug to take a barrel ride.  He was so very brave and I was so very proud of him for riding all by himself.
Bear and I waited and watched in the burning down sun.  Bear was very concerned where his "Bubba" was going and pointed for him and shouted, "Bubba? Bubba?" the whole time he was out of sight.
The corn box was a hit, and in the shade.

 Three weeks later we still have dried ice cream in our stroller, but it was worth it.  The cold chocolate milk helped.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jersey Quilt

Made from athletic jerseys dating all the way back to my first soccer team at 5 years old. The sashing and binding is hand-dyed fabric made by my Aunt Yvette.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Obsessed with my camera.

Oh the clarity, the shutter speed,and aperture ability. Olympus E-420, I love you.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Birthday and Christmas came early this year.

While every one else is opening presents this Christmas, I will busily be snapping shots of them with my new camera!!!!!! I have been interested in photography for quite awhile now and have been wanting a DSLR for a looong time.  
Bug now thinks he is in control of our old camera and managed to take this very becoming picture of me on our way in to the UNL Natural History museum. Don't I look like I know what I'm doing just holding that beauty?  Well don't believe it, because I am in way over my head, but am SOOO stoaked to learn all about it.  Watch out world of photography (or the storage space on our computer) here I come!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bug's 3rd Birthday Party

Thanks for coming friends! Bug exclaimed, "This is the BEST party I ever SAW!"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Double Birthdays and Guitar Cake

Bug shares a birthday with Uncle Grayson this Thursday.  We celebrated Grayson's Birthday while he was visiting with this rockin' electric guitar cake.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Independence Day Weekend

We were so happy to have our family from Tennessee drive up for the holiday (minus Grammy...we missed you!).  Bug was more than thrilled to have his two AWESOME uncles to play with.  Here is what our weekend looked like:
Red, White, and Blue get-up.
 Ward Breakfast and Parade.
Toy Story 3!!!
Water fights.
Tents inside the house.
Lots of boys.
And more fireworks.  That is 25,000 firecrackers you're looking at.  Yep that's right, our neighborhood doesn't mess around.  We heard/saw/smelt/dreamt fireworks for about three days straight.
Thanks for coming Pops, Uncle Grayson, and Uncle Sam! We love you and Bug has us all pretending to be one of you as we go about our day. (I get to be you, Grammy...cause we are both "Grils!")