Monday, March 31, 2014


Things have been hectic this year, at school and at home. I'm doing my best right now to make sure that plans being made are in line with our family's goal of making each day great. We've got seven weeks left to make sure that this was our best school year yet!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


As we head into the second half of this Lenten season, this is my goal. Kind words only.


Saturday, March 29, 2014


We landed in Nebraska on Thursday to SNOW. I'm usually ready to come home after a vacation, but this made it a bit harder to be glad to be home! I missed that SUNSHINE. Bring on the warmth of summer, I'm ready to say goodbye to winter (and apparently wouldn't mind skipping spring!).

Friday, March 28, 2014


A trip to the races was a really fun way to spend an afternoon!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Flying home today for a lazy afternoon. A 3:30 a.m. wake up call certainly justifies our planned movie binge. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Phoenix Zoo. Day four was a blast!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


"I could retire here," says the Hubs. 

Suddenly he's picturing himself on a golf car, spending his retirement here. And so it begins.

Monday, March 24, 2014


The air here smells so sweet. It's fragrant and fresh and exactly what I needed!

Sunday, March 23, 2014


A little tradition. A glass of ginger ale on ice while flying through the air. I rarely drink it anywhere else. I suppose you could say it's become a bit of a superstition. 

Today B ordered one too, remembering my habit. It was a wonderful way to toast this fantastic, blessed life. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014


There's a fresh layer of spring snow in Nebraska this afternoon. 

Tomorrow we fly. Arizona, here we come!



Wait for us, palm trees. We're coming!! (Sunday...but still, it's getting close!)

Thursday, March 20, 2014


It's the First Day of Spring.

When it's spring, and I just need a smile...

This is the image I get. It's happiness and plaid all in one. It's the perfect mix of classic baby cuteness and just what I need right this minute.

Thanks, Buddy, for the smiles.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


You can call it what you want. Punching the shark. Eating the frog.

Today I went for spinal x-rays. I'd rather pretend all is well and that I don't have scoliosis.

Today I got over it and took a step forward toward health.

Not fun. But necessary.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014



First day of spring is in two days. I'm going to hang on to that. 

Monday, March 17, 2014


Green. And yum. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014


A day for rest. A little work. Some television.

Lovely, but with no photographic evidence. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014


Scrapbooking with friends at church was a great way to end this week!

Thursday, March 13, 2014


I never tire of this view. The fact that it came with the scent and feel of spring tonight made it even better!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014



Tuesday, March 11, 2014


I read a suggestion for a Lenten season activity. Go outside everyday and NOTICE SOMETHING. I love this. This is my new goal. 

Monday, March 10, 2014


She sang in a trio, had a few lines, a couple of costume was her final elementary music program. Buddy's was tonight too. It was all so fantastic.

Regarding Bee: we are starting to have a lot of "last times". She'll be done with elementary on May 21. Moving on to middle school. Of course we are excited, but we also need to shed a tear [or two] for these beautiful lasts.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Off the beaten path. We are beginning to hear whispers of spring!

Saturday, March 8, 2014


We've spent several weekends this winter watching Bee play basketball. Today is Buddy's day, he's having a blast!

Friday, March 7, 2014


Good old Mollie. She'll be thirteen this year. Some friends got bad news about their family dog this week and it makes me appreciate good old Mollie. 

She's been our loyal friend for twelve years!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Our girls basketball team is headed to the state tournament today. Big excitement for this town!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Photo: "How to overcome that seemingly impossible issue... Pray more words about it than you speak." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

Things at work have been...tricky lately. Stress is threatening to bring me down. So I remember this quote, which I love. And pray, pray, pray.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


50% chance of wintry mix tonight. This car wash I'm about to go through ought to up that to 100%. 

Monday, March 3, 2014


Will I be a day behind for all of March?! Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork...some day I will post palm trees and know that I survived until spring break!!!


We're craving spring around here. It was below zero all weekend.

What I need is some green grass, pastel color, daffodils and a jaunty plaid sport coat ~ I NEED spring!

Saturday, March 1, 2014


A gloomy winter drive to Omaha to meet our new nephew and do a little shopping. It seems like a trip to the "big city" now. I do believe we are becoming small town folks!