Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Being a native of Indiana, I grew up being used to rain. LOTS and LOTS of rain. Nebraska, however, is a different story. We typically get 14-16 inches of anual rain fall compared to the Hoosier states whopping 40-50 inches a year. On the rare occassion that we do get a big rain, it creates a lot of excitement. So we did what any
responsible fun parent would do... we took the kids 4-wheeling to see the overflowing dams and washed out roads!
So after 4.25" of rain in about 3 hours, we enjoyed a river and a lake on the place for a few days. Swimming anyone?!?!
|Overflowing Dam - The fences are almost under water!|
|Rippe Creek - We've never seen water here before!|
|Who would have thought playing in the rain was so much fun?!?!|
|A little cold... but ALL smiles!|
Friday, June 17, 2011
Yesterday I went on a "photo shoot" of sorts with our very talented intern, Lyndi. We spent a couple of hours taking photos of customer cattle at our place of employment as a new customer service project we're trying out. She has a much better eye (not to mention a much better camera) than me, but here are a few of my favorites I took.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
It's official. I'm getting old. My baby graduated this month... from preschool! I can hardly believe that 5 years have already gone by. I know we're supposed to enjoy every moment and all that jazz, but it's hard to see thru the constant laundry, cleaning, chores, work, errands, running from activity to activity, and on and on... I know they are growing up too fast. I know they will be out on their own before I realize it. So today... I'm just going to enjoy this moment and know he's still little. At least for a while.
|Nate with his Grandmas and Grandpas!!|
|Yep! That's my baby all right. Pretty sure I'm gonna blink and he will doing this again in high school!|
Monday, June 13, 2011
I know we're getting well past the Memorial Day weekend but I still wanted to post a few pictures from the service we attended. Personally, I think every day should be a day to remember the sacrifices our Military have made so I don't feel too bad doing this late! There were many services in the area and we stopped by several of the area cemeteries to leave flowers and visit family grave sites. I always love how Memorial Day brings new life to many of the otherwise isolated and deserted towns of the past. These particular pictures were taken in Norcatur, KS but the scenes were the same at many of the others we visited.