Monday, June 30, 2014


My iPhone calls them moments, my photos. I loved this moment. We stopped at Joe's Crab Shack for lunch and the kids each excitedly ordered a kids steampot, happy to try crab legs for the first time. They loved it and were eager to try all kinds of new food. I hope they always stay open to new things, as we branch out into the world and continue to be more brave. Their enthusiasm is contagious!


Sunday, June 29, 2014


If you had asked twenty year old me if I'd ever be the mom unwilling to put on a wet suit for a second dip in a hotel pool, I would have said no way!

I'm that mom. This poolside chair is quite nice. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Sharing in another's joy is one of my favorite parts of this life. 

Friday, June 27, 2014


Bee's softball season is finished. 

There was potential for trophies with a win. Instead, she got to learn about how to lose with grace. Not as fun as a trophy, but maybe more valuable. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Bring on the annual love/hate relationship with fireworks!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Our deck is on the west side of our house, making my summer morning coffee time shady and cool. 

My Wicked mug makes one of my favorite summer habits even better!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Bee is going to have a new room...complete with a super cool plank ceiling! 

Monday, June 23, 2014


Glad her cone of shame came off - 20 days was sooooo long!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Funny how a little clean up can spark a whole lot more!

Friday, June 20, 2014


 B takes the stretch for an out at first.

Everything she does, she does with gusto. We should all take a cue from Bee.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Today he wanted to help, so he mopped the floor just the way his big sister does!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Watermelon Sangria = Summertime in a glass

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Tonight was Buddy's last little league game of the season and their first win!! It was all very exciting.


We sat at a softball game, reading on our phones about devastating tornadoes hitting our state. It's an odd feeling, so grateful to have been missed by the storm and so sad for our NE neighbors...

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Father's Day fun ~ cleaning out the garage. It seemed like a very Daddish thing to be doing!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


catching tiny toads

Friday, June 13, 2014


Yesterday, I had the opportunity to retake the Strengths Finder assessment. I had taken it several years ago and did again as part of my new teaching position. It was fun to see if anything changed. Not much difference, Empathy was #1 then and now.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


I love our big Nebraska sky! Even when the clouds can be a bit intimidating...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Summer means ditching your to do list when a friend asks if you want to go play. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


I've got this great dad. Everyone should get to have a great dad.


Us ~ 1978

Monday, June 9, 2014


Healthier eating and trying to keep it fresh. This dressing is now top on my list! YUM.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


I need to remember this...I need to write this on my heart...
Need to tattoo this EVERYWHERE.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Today began our summer clean up - old washing machine, old brown chair, and a big pile of cardboard. All gone. Looking forward to clean, tidy spaces!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Every day. So thankful.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


They are done again for this year, but sure bloomed beautifully!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


World's biggest blanket fort going on at our house today!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Light shot up through the clouds as the sun set tonight. 

Monday, June 2, 2014


A cupcake tasting is a happy way to celebrate!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Thirteen years ago tonight we had a rehearsal for the wedding...thirteen years later we are glad we went through with it! :-)