Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Fun

My parents and Katie:

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So very ready!

I'm ready. I'm ready for a break. I'm ready to be with my family. I'm ready to make Christmas cookies. I'm ready to give presents. I'm super excited! I can't wait. Only a little bit longer.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Happy Winter!

Last week we started getting winter. It seems as though we have gotten ice more than snow here in past, and it started that way...

But the SNOW has come! Yay! It has been snowing a couple of days now and there is more in the forecast. If it is going to be cold there might as well be snow to play in!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My View

Looks like fun, huh? Well it is all coming to a bit of a closure today. I defend my thesis today. My thesis you ask? Well it isn't exactly finished, but it will be in a few months and I definitely have enough information to fill up a few hours. Today at 4, when it is over, I will be a happy camper!

Thanksgiving was wonderful! Erik and I drove to MN. It took a little longer than expected but we made it and that is what matters. We spent Thanksgiving Day with my family. It was very nice to see everyone. I enjoyed just sitting around and chatting. The next two days, Erik and I each spent time with our families. On Sunday we drove back and were wishing we had more time with our families.

I've been working quite a bit on this presentation. When it was mostly finished last night, Erik and I spent some time putting up Christmas lights and getting out decorations. We did not get a Christmas tree, but I decorated the Christmas Cactus. It makes me chuckle every time I look at it. I'll have to put up a picture later. It is funny looking, but it works just fine for us.

Monday, November 19, 2007

1400 miles, 5 states, exhaustion

It has been a busy couple of weeks. I went on a little road trip through 5 states. I don't have much to say, but here is a little recap...

I started my trip by driving north, to Fargo, to visit Katie. It was great to see her and where she is calling home away from home. We had a great day together. We went to see all of her wonderful artwork. She is so creative.

Below is the building that Katie takes her painting class. It is so cool with exposed architecture.

From Fargo, I drove east, had an interview. Yep. And then I drove south. I stayed with my parents. Had the interview part 2. Dad and I went out to lunch and Mom, Dad and I went out to dinner. Mom and I tried to go get Cities Sampler CDs but the last tickets were handed out about 3 people in front of us. It was a nice time. It was nice to hang out with my parents.

I also was able to deliver this baby quilt to my friend Gretchen and her husband Lance who are expecting a little girl very soon. It was nice to see them and see how happy they are.

I got back Thursday night. Kevin and Jen came over and we made apple pies. I undercooked one of them. Our oven is warmer on one side. We made the pies for Friday night when we had Thanksgiving for the grad students and families. It was a good time and a good turn out with lots of good food. Saturday I slept, Sunday I relaxed and did a little work.

Now, I'm waiting and looking forward to Thanksgiving! :)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Extended Halloween

Chocolate cake with an orange creme frosting and an ice cream cone covered in chocolate for the stem.

The whole wild crowd: Blackmail, Ghost, Dead Husker, Trailer Park Manager, Rodeo Queen, Old Lady, Peg Bundy, Hippie, Stickman, Stickwoman, Mime, Oscar the Grouch, The Husker Football team going down the drain, Burger King Guy, The Dude (Big Lebowski), and Huskers Guy.

Erik and I, a stick couple. :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


We carved our pumpkins last night. Can you figure out who did each pumpkin? ;)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Where I've been

This is where I've been... my cubicle... home sweet productivity. I'm on quite a deadline so I've been here.

This is a Green Ash by our apartment. It is beautiful. I think the autumn colors are just about over here, but it has been beautiful around here.

Saturday night Erik and I went over to Brenda & Chris's for a bonfire. It was nice to relax around a fire and hang out with friends for a while. We also got to enjoy their dogs. I love both of their dogs but I really like there Border Collie/Springer dog named Mongo. He is a sweetie.

I made
Apple and Oat Bran Muffins yesterday. They turned out better than I expected. I think I would add a little bit more cinnamon next time, but still very good. Otherwise I slept yesterday and enjoyed a day away from my cubicle. :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy and Healthy

I've been thinking a bit about what makes people healthy and I'm working on becoming a healthier person overall - mind and body. I've heard some people gain weight and get somewhat depressed when writing their thesis - I am determined that that won't happen to me.

I just wanted to share what a blogger wrote and I agree whole heartedly with her. This is from Kelli at

"Ultimately, what I think we need to remember is that we cannot shop ourselves green with new light bulbs or hybrid cars. We cannot eat ourselves thin with 100-calorie packs of crackers. We cannot pull ourselves out of financial ruin by shopping sales that “save.” Nice marketing ploys! If we make these choices because they fit in our budgeting, nutrition, environmental plans — that is another story. Simply, I think we can focus on using less and walking more — those two things alone will make us all healthier."

I also found another website that I have enjoyed looking at
It is a has some beautiful photos of a place Erik and I hope to live someday. :)

Erik and I went down to Nebraska City this weekend. We really enjoy that area. It is beautiful and the trees are just starting to change colors. It was a rainy weekend so I didn't take any pictures, but it was still a lot of fun. We went to Kimmel's Orchard and the Peddleton Outlet, had lunch and worked our way back to Lincoln.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The past week or so

This weekend we went to a Lincoln Stars hockey game. That was a lot of fun and I knew how many periods there are in hockey. :) haha. Saturday and Sunday we went to the farmers markets. Saturday we got jalapeno catfish cakes and Sunday we bought pumpkins, radishes, cabbage, bell peppers, and broccoli.

I got some huge zucchini from Martha and made zucchini brownies. I sent most of them right out of our house so I wouldn't chow down on them. I sent some to work with Erik, some to our neighbor, Abby, and I sent some all the way to Fargo, ND because test takers need to eat veggies - so zucchini brownies are just the thing. Forget that they have plenty of sugar in them. :)

And we caught up on cleaning and laundry, but that isn't fun but it did occupy a good part of the weekend.

I've been working on a presentation for school. I had it printed yesterday and then someone found 3 mistakes (2 typos and one redundant sentence) so I had to have it reprinted. That was a bit of a bummer.

Yesterday it was 84 outside and today the high is suppose to be 62. Quite a difference, but I'm definitely not complaining. I'd much prefer the cooler weather.

I have been reading the icanhascheezburger site a lot lately. They are just so funny.

Last night we went out for dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, La Paz. We met up with two of Erik's work friends. That was nice and I love eating there. It is in walking distance too so we enjoy the walk to and from there.

I've been window shopping lately online for clothes and electric tea kettles and area rugs - which are so darn expensive - definitely not worth it right now, but fun too look. I really dislike our carpet in our apartment. I've had an increasing disliking to the carpet for a few months now, but we won't have for too long, so it is fine, and it works.

We also dog sat last night. We watched Jessie for the night. He is a fun and good dog. I can't wait to have my own dog... and barn cats, and horses and maybe a rabbit too.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I spent some time at the barn taking pictures on Monday night. This little guy is such a sweetie.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

First Anniversary

Friday was such a nice day! I worked from home. I got a lot done in the morning, then when Erik came home we went to Pioneers Park and hiked around. There were these purple flowers everywhere and they were full of moths, bees and other insects.

When you are walking through the prairie you have to be aware that you scare up the grasshoppers when you are walking and they hop all over the place including on you. I had some hang on to my chacos and Erik counted over 10 in the first half of our hike that had landed on him. One landed on my pinkie and stuck - he didn't want to leave.

Erik and I came home and got cleaned up and we went out to dinner for our anniversary (even though it is on Sunday). We went to a local restaurant called Fireworks. It was an excellent dinner. We had flat bread with a red pepper dip for an appetizer. Erik had a Thai peanut pizza that was wonderful and I had rotisserie chicken with steamed vegetables and a baked potato. Our service at the restaurant was excellent. I don't think we have had such great service ever. We had about 7 different people help us. It was a great dinner and we'd go back to Fireworks again.

Then we came home and watched Music and Lyrics. It was a cute movie. It was a very nice night.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Busy busy bee

Oh my it has been a busy month. I can't believe it is already the end of the month - I'm freaking out a little about how much I have to do, but I can't work on things 24 hours a day - I need a break. I'll get through it anyways.

I found my sixth job to apply for today. I was surprised and excited. Maybe two weeks ago, I finished this little baby quilt for Abbey Wren. She was due the 24th, but has not arrived. Erik thinks she will come on our anniversary. I'm excited for Courtney and John!

Erik and I were back in MN this weekend for another wedding for Danny and Odessa. It was a lovely wedding. I didn't get any good pictures because it was dark in the church.
On Friday we went out to dinner with Erik's parents and Saturday I went out to the ball park to meet my Dad for a few hours. It was a beautiful day. It was too short though. I didn't really want to leave.

We returned to Lincoln on Sunday with a half a brown grocery bag full of Haroldson apples so... I've been baking! :) I've made a rustic apple tart and apple cinnamon muffins. Erik said he knew someone at work that would take the apples I don't want but truthfully it has been a lot of fun baking with them.

Here's my rustic apple tart:

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Weekend

Saturday Erik and I rented a car and drove to Minnesota. We went to Kate & Alex's wedding in Owatonna. It was a very nice wedding and reception - they did a wonderful job and it was fun too. After the reception we drove up to my parents and spent the night there. Katie came home for the weekend and that was really nice to see her.
Kate & Alex

It has been a go go kind of few weeks. I'm ready for a little while in one place. Last night's sunset was beautiful.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Horse Fun

Mamasita (my favorite)

Missy (isn't she a beauty?!)

Tonight, we had Windsong lessons out at the barn. I love being out there. I have such a wonderful time and all my worries and stresses of the day disappear when I'm out there. I taught two lessons tonight and then rode Mamasita out in the field. It was a beautiful night! I'm thankful for the great temperatures lately!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Update :)

So I think someone was pushing for an update... I had been thinking about it too, but life was a little bit in the way and then when it wasn't I didn't really want to sit on my computer.

What have I been up to? I went to MN for Labor Day weekend. It was splendid and completely too short. Thursday we left in the afternoon, arrived at Erik's parents' house. Friday morning we left their house and continued northward to their cabin. We had a wonderful time at the cabin. After sitting in the car so long, Erik and I both went for a run and then jumped in the lake. It was cool but nice and refreshing. And the best part - I could see my feet!!! All the way down to my feet when I was vertical in the water! That was so nice when you compare it to NE lakes.

On Saturday, Erik went fishing with his brother and dad. I sat on the dock and put my feet in the water - wow was that a nice treat. I sat in the sky chair and did some reading. I'm reading this book: A Thousand Splendid Suns. It is very good. I don't want to put it down.
I also finished up these three whales for Erik's cousin's little girls. Aren't they cute!

Sunday, we left the cabin and drove to my parents house. We went to the Renaissance Festival. It was a really fun time! I was so happy to be hanging out with my parents! We had good food and a good time! We had a nice dinner at home and spent the evening talking until we were just about falling asleep in the living room. Unfortunately we had to leave in the morning. That was the crummy part. I really didn't want to leave. We will be back in a week, but it doesn't really matter it was just so nice and I didn't want to leave that comfort.

With the stress of traveling and no desire to go back to work, Erik and I were both a little under the weather. It was a strange and stressful week for both Erik and I. We are both glad last week is behind us. That is all I'm going to say about last week.

This past weekend, Erik and I got Chinese take out on Friday night. We got darts for our 'new' dart board from Mom and Dad's basement. Saturday we ran a couple errands and we rented the Rug Doctor. It was nice to get our carpets cleaned. They needed it so badly. We have terribly old carpet in our apartment and the carpet shows everything. Then Erik went and shot clays. I went on a few more errands. Then we had our neighbor, Abby, over for peanut butter chicken. It was a fun time. We played Mexican Train too. And of course we played with Jessie (Abby's oh so adorable dog) too.

Sunday we went to the farmers market, but mostly we stayed around the apartment. I worked on a present for a friend and got some extra sleep. Erik did some much needed laundry - that was very nice of him!

Today, I was incredibly productive at school. That was nice. I was surprised when it was already time to leave. I also found four jobs in Minnesota that I'm going to apply for. They are exciting possibilities!

So that is the story here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sitting in Ice Cream

It has been a dizzying past few days... sort of like there is just to much to do and I need to go in ten different directions.

Sunday I went out to the barn and work three of the horses that we use for therapeutic riding. I wish I could have ridden Mamasita longer and forgot about working the other two because she was super sweet and easy going. We went and rode in the field next door and it was beautiful out, a little hot and sticky, but beautiful. I did work the other two though and they were good too, but Mamasita is my favorite.

Sunday I also attempted to make banana bread with chocolate chips... and it didn't cook all the way through even though it appeared to have. I was frustrated. Later I made brownies. I brought them over to our friend's place with some ice cream and toppings for dessert. We went over there for dinner. It was a good time. They are expecting their first baby, a little girl, in a little under a month. Courtney also quilts so it was fun to talk about quilts and she has some software called Electronic Quilt. It is cool program that you can design your quilt with.

Yesterday Erik and I went to the dentist. I really don't like dentists. I think if we were staying here we would switch dentists and try a new place. Yesterday the dentist was a bit on the rude side. Not a good way to start the day. It was also the first day of classes here. It was weird having so many people on campus again. Not a whole lot has changed for me. I'm working on the same stuff but today I have class. I'm auditing a stream ecology class.

Last night Erik and I continued the craziness. I through a fit at the Walgreens photo people (3 of them and they still can't get things figured out). I won't get into it right now, but they are getting a letter that is for sure! Then we went swimming because we both needed to relax. Then we made dinner and did some laundry. Erik attempted to fix is computer from sending out emails without him - frustrating! Then we went out for Kimpy's leaving for AR and Kevin's and Chris' birthdays. It was fun. I spilled cherry coke all over myself, like a cherry coke shower - sticky. We also played some darts and that was fun. I think my chacos are still sticky today though. :)

Yesterday we also had a heat index of about 106 degrees. It is hot and sticky.

Today I saw this comic and I agree... I'll sit in some ice cream too.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sweatshirt Happy

It has been a busy time. This past week has sort of flown away quickly and I can't believe it is the end of August... shouldn't it still be the beginning? Oh well.

This weekend Erik and I went with Luis, Kevin and Jen down to Kansas City to go to our buddy's, Justin's, wedding. It was a good time and Kimpy was down there too and a friend of hers that lives in KC. It was a beautiful wedding and nice weather.

The weather has not been so beautiful since then. It has been hot and humid in the daytime and stormy at night, although I do think storms are beautiful. We have had some large storms roll through here lately. It is also hayfever season in Nebraska and my sinuses are throwing a major fit. It is hard to think with my sinuses ready to explode. I think the rain is helping though so that is good.

Last night I made Apple-Rhubarb crisp. It was very easy to make and the apples were from the farmers market and the rhubarb from one of Erik's co-workers. We enjoyed it tonight with some friends after coming back from Pawnee where some of our friends and Erik shoot clays. Mary and I walked to the lake while the rest shot. It was a bit on the rainy side but it was nice to be outside. Today it wasn't quite so hot and tonight I was able to wear a sweatshirt and that was so nice. I love sweatshirt weather!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


These are the days the pavement melts and the reason in parking lots there are depressions where the tires of cars sit. I do not like it! You can see the air - it has been so humid here. We've had heat indexes of 105-118. YUCK! There has been no biking and no running but still plenty of sweating. I was extremely jealous when I looked up high temps yesterday... Lincoln = 98, Prior Lake = 80, and Fargo = 73. Seriously too hot here!

This past Friday, a group of us went out to Pawnee Lake so those with guns or wished they had guns, could shoot clays. Mary and I weren't in that group. We watched for a bit and then went up to Branched Oak Lake were you could swim. (You can't swim in Pawnee because of blue-green algae). Although I think Branched Oak was pretty disgusting as far as swimming lakes are concerned. There was floating gobs of stuff that had algae on it and floated up from the bottom of the lake - it was gross. Also if you put your hands at your side, you couldn't see them. There was probably less than 2 feet visibility. I was glad to rinse off. The rest of the gun shooting group came and joined us and swam too. Then we went to a place called Merle's in Emerald, just outside of Lincoln for dinner. We had a good time and everyone ate very well - the food was very good. After Merles, we went to Chris and Mary's place to go swimming. It was nice to be in a chlorinated pool.

Saturday I did some baking for a party we had that night. That was about it during the day. Then we went to Brenda and Chris' house for a wedding/birthdays/summer party. It was fun to hang out in the backyard and everyone brought really good food too. Sunday I caught up on sleep and we went to the farmers' market and made pizza and then Kimpy and I fell asleep watching Whale Rider. It was a good afternoon. Chris and Mary invited us over for dinner. We gave them a waffle maker for a wedding present. They got married up in Nova Scotia in July. It was fun and Mary is a wonderful cook.

This week it has been busy. I've been working on my thesis (this will be a common phrase for the next 4 months). :) And that is really about it. Erik and I went to HuHot last night for dinner - we didn't want to cook. It was very good.

Okay, back to work. :)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Pike's Place Fun

Our first full day in Washington we went and got lost in Seattle... I mean we saw more of Seattle than we expected. :) We went to Pikes Place Market. It was quite fun but this is my favorite pic from the time in Seattle.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sunday, August 5, 2007


We are back from here...

...more to come later!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's Finished!

I just finished this quilt today! Yay! My first real adult sized quilt! Here is the happy receipent below, Kimpy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Katie!

Happy 21st Birthday Katie!

Today is my little sisters birthday... here is a picture of us with our cousin when we were just a little younger. (I'm in the back with Katie on the right and Ericka on the left).

This weekend Erik's brother, Ryan, visited us. It was great! We enjoyed having him here and catching up. Erik and Ryan went shooting on Saturday and I worked on a project (a secret). I'm almost finished with it and very excited to be. I made cookies to send back with Ryan along with Katie's birthday present. It was nice to have the package hand delivered. :)

Sunday I had softball. Those little first graders are just so much fun. They are so easily excited - made for a fun afternoon. Sunday evening we went out for dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, La Paz, with some friends and hung out at home.

Monday I got to see my friend and her little girl, Addison Grace. She was so cute. She was born on June 5th. It was great to see them both!

Tonight a big group of SNR students went out to dinner at Imperial Palace, a great chinese restaurant. I was talking to a friend about Blanding's Turtles tonight and then got on the Star Tribune and found this article: I love these turtles! I've helped rescue some of the eggs from the side of the road near my parent's house that a turtle named Stephanie laid there. I went tracking a few years ago through Murphy too and that was a lot of fun. Cool to be a part of helping them out.

Friday, July 20, 2007

HOT = Sweaty

It has been incredibly hot this week. Right around 99 degrees. Monday at softball we took it pretty easy because it was so hot... I dripped with sweat without doing a whole lot. It was nasty. I don't like Nebraska for it's heat. I couldn't imagine living further south - yikes.
I've been doing a whole bunch of nothing-all-that-exciting this week. I'm working on some data at school. I've been coming home and working on some projects. Yesterday I went on a light run and came back super sweaty... It was cooler yesterday, but it was very humid too. Last night Erik and went to DQ and sat in the back of his pickup. That was nice.
I've called my sister a couple times this week too. It has been fun to talk to her. Her 21st birthday is next week. Erik's brother is coming down for the weekend. That will be nice too. I'm sure we will have a good time.
We are counting the days until our honeymoon vacation. I'm so excited! I've been looking up places I want to go see while we are there. I'm mentally all ready. I even made a list of the things I need to pack. It is going to be much cooler in WA so maybe I'll get to wear a sweatshirt - ooh I've been wishing for cooler weather!
That's it here. Like I said nothing-all-that-exciting, but I'm sure that it will pick up for the weekend. :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Horse Races

Friday night was race night. A group of us went out to the horse races at State Fair Park. It was only $1.50 to get in. Erik and I bet on some horses and broke even. Later in the night we hung out at Patty's Pub. It was a good night.

I asked some guy to take our picture... the guy was none to happy
and so for pay backs he cut off John and Erik. :(

Saturday Erik went with Jen, Kevin and Justin to Cabela's. Jen bought herself a gun. She was very excited about it. I think Erik was happy to help out too. I stayed home and worked on some projects. Then later we grilled some burgers and went swimming.

It has been a very hot weekend. We swam again today. When it finally got cool enough to be outside, about 9 tonight, Erik and I decided to go for a walk. We got over the bridge and were walking down the path when I was stabbed by a fat stick. It was my own fault but it stabbed me right in the big toe and deep. Unfortunately, it bled a whole bunch so we decided to walk back and didn't get to go for our walk. Erik did, however, fill up his first aid kit today for our trip, so we were prepared for the stick incident.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

What flower are you?

You Are A Lily

You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.
People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.
You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.
Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.

I'm not sure about what it says about me, but lilies happen to be one of my favorite flowers! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Quiet Days

Oh it has been a little while since I posted last. Friday, Erik and I watched the movie Big Lebowski, made pizza and hung out with Jessie. It was just a laid back night. Saturday we went to the Omaha farmers market. I'd have to say we were disappointed in the market. It was smushed into a small parking lot instead of in the streets of the Old Market. We did get some raw sunflower honey that is very good, garlic, and some beef seasoning. We did enjoy walking around the Old Market looking at all the stores. It was fun and we just took our time. On our way back to Lincoln we stopped at Cabela's. Later in the day we went swimming and saw Pirates 3. That was fun to see. I don't think it was the best Pirates, but I'm not sure which was better 1 or 2.
Sunday morning was slow. I worked on a few projects and we just hung out. I had softball in the afternoon. That was fun too. We grilled brats and made pasta salad for dinner. It was very good.
Monday was back to work. I'm trying to get my data reorganized so that I can run some statistics on it but it is taking so long to get it how I want it. Oh well. I'm going to start writing here and I've made myself some deadlines for parts of my thesis so that I can stay on track.
Monday night, I had softball practice. It was low key. It is so fun to make one little change in a girls throwing and she can throw so much better for that little adjustment. Karen came back from field work in Cuba, so Kimpy made her a cake. We went to her house and hung out for a little while. It was great to see Karen.
Last night, Erik and I made BLTs. They were so good! A little messy but very good. I also put money on our laundry card earlier in the afternoon. I went to do laundry and the card wouldn't work. I had the washer full of our sheets with the detergent - that was kind of a bummer. I guess I'm doing some laundry today instead of last night.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


On Monday, I went to lunch with Christina and Noah. We went to Imperial Palace. They have such great food there! It was an Asian cuisine kind of day, because after softball practice, we went to the Blue Orchid to celebrate John's birthday. Then we came back to our place for cake of course. Softball practice was interesting... 5 girls showed up of 14, but it was the 4th of July week so I understand. But then the most annoying girl shows up and complains the entire time, doesn't pay attention and gets beaned not only in the chin and top of her head but also right in the stomach. You'd think she'd learn to pay attention. Oh well.

Tuesday was a busy day at school (as was Monday). I had a lot of data to play around with, but somehow it just isn't that much fun. Tuesday night I had zucchinoos from Kim... zucchini cut in half and the insides partially taken out and then stuffed with rice and some other good stuff with melted cheese on top. Then Erik and I got to watch Jessie, our neighbor's Shiba Inu for the evening. Mostly I got to, because unfortunately Erik had to go to a meeting, but he got to play for a while. He is a very sweet dog maybe about a year old. I'd love to have a dog like Jessie.

On the 4th, we decided to go to Schramm State Park. It is an old fish hatchery. It is kind of run down. You can tell they haven't put too much into it lately, but it was nice to get out and see some fish and go for a hike. It was certainly a hot day for a hike too, but you can't let it stop you, because then you'd never go outside in Nebraska during the summer.

After hiking about, we went to eat at Holyland Cuisine. It was wonderful. Then we did a little shopping. We went to South Point Mall. Looked around in Scheels and a few other places. I got a great deal on some white capris at Old Navy. The time got away from us a bit and we hurried home so that I could make Peach Crisp for the party. Erik and I peeled all the peaches and made the peach crisp. I took twenty minute snooze and then we were on our way. We went to Gloria and Robert's house and had a potluck dinner there and watched fireworks.

Nebraska fireworks are a little bit different than I'm used to. There are more legal fireworks here than there are in the great state of MN. And EVERYONE shoots them off, no matter where they live it seems. We sat along the road and Robert shot them off in the road. The road was not blocked off, so cars came by every once in a while and some drivers were so stupid and just drove along side a firework going off. There were fireworks going off everywhere. You could look in any direction and see fireworks going off the next block over or a couple blocks over. It was crazy. We could also see the fireworks that they city puts on from Gloria and Robert's house. That was fun too. It was set to music on the radio so we listened to that too. When we drove home, there was haze from one end of town to the other end from all the fireworks. The fireworks continued through the night... although they were suppose to stop at midnight. We are all a little tired today, but it was a fun day.

Here is Robert lighting some fireworks... doesn't it look like is head is missing?

Hula girl fireworks

Sparklers - fun and scary with some many little kids not thinking
about where they are pointing theirs.