Aug 19
2012

Well we managed to keep a hamster alive for more than a couple weeks this time around, but Bella still had a relatively short life. She passed away this afternoon as a result of an unknown cause. It was a bummer that this happened the day before Ivy’s first day of school, but she handled it pretty well. There were some tears from Ivy and lots of questions from Ada, but then they were playing the rest of the night so I don’t think they were too worried about it. Miss you Bella!

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Aug 16
2012

We took the girls out to the part tonight to let them in on a little surprise. They got to open a box filled with balloons to tell them if they were going to have a baby brother or a baby sister in December...

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Jun 27
2012

We got a new(er) truck tonight, a 2007 Nissan Frontier. It's a smaller truck so it actually fits nicely in the garage without too much fanfare. It also has 4 doors, which his old truck didn't, so it's much easier to get the kids in and out of it. Here it is!

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Jun 13
2012

Dawn, my mom and I went to Las Vegas for a girls' trip that we've been talking about doing for years. The girls stayed home with Eric and then their cousins Cassidy and Katie came to watch them during the day on Monday and Tuesday and they had a blast. We stayed at the Tropicana hotel which was lovely, and enjoyed the pool there during the day. We went shopping, and gambled a little - and didn't lose a lot. My brother Craig met us there for a couple days too. We all went and saw the show Jersey Boys about Frankie Vally and the Four Seasons. We all loved it, so I would highly recommend it. We saw a comedy show which was really funny, and just had a really fun time.

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Jun 03
2012

We took the kids to the Omaha zoo today for the first time. They enjoyed seeing all of the animals and exhibits. It was plenty hot, so they were tired after a while, but have been talking about it all night, so I'm pretty sure it was a hit. Here are a couple pics I snapped..

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May 06
2012

Our friends, Josh and Kim came to stay with us the night before the marathon so they didn't have to wake up really early and drive the 2 hours to Lincoln this morning. Kim and I followed the boys around at various mile markers and had a good time. It was plenty hot later in the day, but for the most part it was pretty nice. Eric and Josh survived without injury and finished in record time..well, as far as I'm concerned anyway. Here are a few pics of the event...

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Apr 30
2012

Just thought I'd post a couple pics from the girls' dentist appts today. He had great things to say about Ivy's teeth and brushing habits. I told him that Ada doesn't want any help when she's brushing so he tried to talk some sense into her. Her teeth are more crowded up front than Ivy's so he's going to watch that. Here are the pics!

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