Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to Brenden

Today is officially the day.  Brenden is no longer a 20 something.  He is a 30 something.  

My parents threw him a root beer themed party with 30 different varieties of bottled root beer.  They never threw a party like this for any of their "real" children.  They went all out with root beer candy, root beer keg, decorations, root beer cupcakes. . .

We had a taste testing session where we rated the different flavors.  For instance, I had always thought that Dad's root beer was OK but comparing that to say Bulldog, it tastes like dirty socks.  Thanks for the party everyone!

Happy 30th Birthday Brenden!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Crop Circles

Need your lawn mowed?  

Brenden can do any design you ask for.  Circles, argyle, messages, names, polka dots, hounds tooth, plaid... the possibilities are endless. 
Can you tell he is enjoying having a yard?

Friday, July 16, 2010


Tonight Emmie was sitting on Julianne's lap, leaning back and then having Julianne pull her back up.  On one pull, Julianne heard a pop in Emmie's right elbow and the kiddo started screaming.  After a few minutes of her holding it, we decided to take her to the clinic.  The way there and in the waiting room she would use her other arm, but not her right one.  As you can imagine, lots of crying all the way.  The doctor said it was probably just "nursemaid elbow."  He did a few twists of her arm, it popped and within a couple minutes when I asked her where her owee was she showed me the wrong arm.  So just like that the pain was gone and she was running out to get her stickers.  Phew.  Good thing we didn't have to amputate. 

And sorry to Aaron and Whitney whose night of game playing with us was cut short.  At least we ate some good grub, right?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Every toddler should have facial hair.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


No, those aren't spots on your computer screen. I knew it was only a matter of time before Emmie got freckles and I have to say I am happy to report she is getting some! Now if she can just grow some hair.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Trip to Lincoln

My parents, Randy and Jody, along with my sister Carianne and her toddler Kate drove out last week to help us move into a new place.  It was so nice having them here.  They were a huge help! There is no way we could have done it without them.  Thank you!

We did manage to squeeze in some fun in between all the chaos.  Here is some proof...

A big thanks goes out to everyone who also came and helped us pack and unpack the moving truck.  You guys are awesome!