Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Phantom Graduate

Introducing Darrin's son, Gerrit- a.k.a. 'The Phantom Graduate'.

This is the best shot I got of him after the ceremony- call me super talented.

And here is Big D & G.

Below is Gerrit and his friend Tyler, with Gerrit's big purchase-Robin the wooden yard ornament. Graduation money well spent.

Congrats Gerrit!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Livin Large

As we sat crammed like sardines in the packed auditorium with NO AIR CONDITIONING last night and listened to yet another graduate quote Miley Cyrus, any smidgen of camera etiquette I might have possessed went right out the door. I just couldn't stop myself.


Did you REALLY pick out this 'Livin Large' wife beater T-shirt and think to yourself, "Dang, I should wear this to Jethro's gradumacation over at at the skool tonight"?


No, really?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Adaland Mansion

Today we toured the Adaland Mansion
in Philipi.

This was our tour guide posing next to her truck- she bought it new in '88- how great!

That's all for today, gotta go get ready for graduation now.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Misty Taste Of Moonshine...

...teardrop in my eye.

We are in West Virginia this week because Darrin's son is graduating from high school tomorrow!

Where oh where does the time go??

Today we checked out the oldest covered bridge in the state, it was very cool.

I love these last 2 shots!

Stay tuned for more fun and exciting things from West By God Virginia, where it's legal to marry your first cousin!
I'm not kidding.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sign Says

D and I enjoyed lunch at our new favorite place Pop-n-Doc's today. It's right over the state line in Decatur, NE overlooking the Mighty Missouri.

They have great signs on the ceiling.

D and I think this one describes our love for each other perfectly.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gone Fishin'

My creative urge that is.

I can't seem to come up with any funny or interesting Blog stories lately.

All I have for you today is this pic of Pete acting a little confused
in front of the first big baby item we've brought home.

Oh Pete, hang in there buddy, it's only going to get worse.

Friday, May 22, 2009

CL's First Video

Today we got to see & hear Chicken Little's heartbeat- now I'm really starting to believe that I'm actually growing a tiny person!

He/she was moving all around, kicking it's legs out and then crossing them.

They measured the baby and changed the due date from December 6th to November 27th.

Here is a little video clip:

And Chicken's first portrait:


Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I thought I got my stimulus check today.

All I saw was "Office of the President" and the big "Thank You!"

I never even looked at the Omaha return address.

Or the postage.

God I'm a dork.

I know. Shut up.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Southern Moms

I got an email today with this pic and a joke about Alabama parenting.

Joyce said it reminded her of my gorilla pic from the Atlanta Zoo....

Too funny!

Must be a southern thing.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I Love Shooting Kids

Yesterday I took some pics of this little cutie, Lauren.

She was adorable and sassy!

The best was when she got mad and pouted.

I LOVE the pout!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ho Ho No

I have a strange feeling that someday Chicken Little
will regret being a December baby.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tulip Festival

Today we drove up to Orange City to check out the Tulip Festival.

It was our first time to this town and it was really cute!

Enjoy the pics, I'll be over in the corner going into a funnel cake/caramel apple/corn dog coma.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Go Go Boots & Calendar News

First, I wanted to clear up any confusion about yesterday's post- there was some concern that I might be harboring human body parts in the backyard.

Nope, it's just a huge dog toy from IKEA. I love it.

Now on to the exciting news!

One of my photographs has been published in the Images of Western Iowa: The Loess Hills 2010 calendar!

No, I didn't make the cover.

Hell, I barely made the inside!

If you look really hard you'll find my teeny tiny sunflower picture way down in the corner of September.

I didn't name it 'Reaching for the Sky' either.

Oh well, at least one made it, right?

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Our dogs have absolutely ZERO chew toys.

That's why it makes perfect sense for them to steal empty food containers from the garbage.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oh How I Do Love Pink...

Pink Gerbers.

Pink raspberry/blackberry/strawberry/banana smoothie.

Pink snowsuit.

Sorry Chicken Little- if you're a boy I won't make you wear this.
In public.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My What Big Teeth You Have!

My little angels can look so fierce sometimes!

Can't they?