Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Prairie Dog Rest Stop

Yikes! This one got a little too close to Ryan's fingers!

The kid's definitely thought that this was the best rest stop ever! They had so much fun!

Drive to Utah

This picture pretty much explains how Ryan feels about the 15 hour car ride from Omaha to Utah:

here he is in a middle of a tantrum

The kids actually did really well for the most part. We left at about 4 in the morning and got to Utah later that evening.

The kids favorite part of the trip was when we stopped at this rest stop in Wyoming and there were tons of prairie dogs. The kids loved them! I'll post some pictures soon!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ryan's Silly Face

Once in a while Ryan will make this funny face when he is acting silly. It's the funniest face ever! A couple of days ago I was able to get some pictures:

He looks a little crazy in this one!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Riley, Ryan, and Sadie had fun throwing snaps and watching Casey light a few small fireworks. When it got dark we drove around and watched all the firework shows around Omaha from our car. Riley will be excited when we get to see some more fireworks on the 24th when we go to Utah!

The kids waited patiently while Casey tried to get the black snakes to work.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Movie time with Grampa and Gramma!

We had a fun time when my parents came to visit. They came just a couple days after the big storm and so we still didn't have any power at our house. We decided to all stay at a hotel until the power came back on. We had fun watching some movies and Riley had a blast swimming with daddy! On Monday we went to the Bass Pro Shop and then we took the kids to see Kung Fu Panda. This was the first time we've taken the kids to see a movie. Riley was so excited! It was a really cute movie, and we all had a good time!

Here are a few pics from the Bass Pro Shop:

You can tell that Riley likes to put her shoes on by herself =)

Riley and Ryan loved the elevator

Here are some pictures from the movie:

We couldn't get Riley to smile...little stinker. I promise she was really happy and excited to see the movie!

The power finally came on the last day my parents were here and so we were able to spend a little bit of time at our house!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Here are some pictures from the storm last week:Our backyard...the toys used to be right up next to our house!

This is the street right in front of our house

This was one of the biggest trees in village green...so sad :(

Tree on top of someones house

this branch barely missed the cars

This is the tree by the one bedroom we used to live in

This storm was pretty scary! I think we were lucky not to have any damage to our house. The worst part was not having any power for 4 days. My parents came on Sunday and my dad was sad he missed the storm!


Two names you go by: Missy and Puff
Two things I'm wearing right now: grey shirt, and Casey's shorts
Two longest car rides: Any trip home to Utah with the kids is pretty long!
Two of my favorite things to do: Hang out with my family, nintendo
The two things you want very badly right now: go to PF Changs, hang out with Casey
Two animals you have or have had: Ginny, Leo
Two people who will fill this out: Kasie and Kamie
Two things you ate today: Quaker oatmeal squares, soup
Two people you last talked to: My parents, Casey
Two things you are doing tomorrow: playing with my kids, cleaning out my craft room
Two favorite holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving
Two favorite beverages: Sprite Zero, Strawberry lemonade from Red Robin