Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mikes Deer 2009

It was another great hunt in Wisconsin. We got to see friends and family, I did some shopping with Cricket and got to top off the trip when we had lunch with the Becks on the way home. Mike shot a nice buck 11pt and he wanted to share pics. I got a doe and didn't even think of a camera-even after we went and got them regisitered...GO FIGURE!

Halloween 2009

Okay I know a bit late but its been nuts. I can say they had a blast and that's what its all about

New pics

Morgan was tired and climbed into the pen at the Nebraska State Fair and her spring ewe never moved...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

WOW...remember me?

Okay so I haven't been good about this. Guess I should take time once and awhile.

Kids are doing great so here is an update:

BRYAN: LOVES 4th grade-a lot more work but still has a lot of fun and loves his teacher Mrs. Foltz. I think he is ready for baseball season to arrive. He has been a big help on the farm doing chores and helping out where needed. His latest addiction...TOP GUN. Wants to be Mavrick for halloween. Anyone have a spare costume? He said when he gets older he wants to join the Navy.

MORGAN: Is excited for 2nd grade and really enjoys school. She has 1st Communion this year (March 21). We found the pattern for her dress and my Mom is going to make it. 3rd year of dance has started and she can't get enough. I know she wishes it was more than 1 day a week.

PAUL: He is in pre-k and has already learned so much. He can't wait for kindergarten to start (but I can). He is in Wisconsin right now with Mike so its been quiet. I miss those imprompt hugs I get. (hey Bryan come hug your Mom) Paul loves to be outside and would be 24 hours a day but his Mom & Dad make him do stuff like eat, take baths and go to bed. He can't wait for Tom to combine behind our barn as he said he will be in the combine with him :)

Hope all is well with you...


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pics from the fair

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Platte County Fair

The fair was a great time for our family. Next year I am taking the week of vs. trying to run back and forth. Bryan started out the week with a Reserve Grand Champion in the Favorite Foods Revue. His table was on WWII with a meal from that era. Then he got a purple on his cookies, a purple on his photgraphy, blue on his model. He made a Higgins Boat (used during WWII), red on his cake-it was a giant dounut and he had frosting dripped down the side-the judge told him his frosting ability needed improvement. I told him she just didn't get the idea that the 8" cake was a decorated dounut! He got a purple on his calf, pen of 3 broilers, purple each on his two ewe lambs-one ended up reserve grand and his calf (a dairy calf) was reserve grand. He had fun!

Morgan is still a clover kid so she got participation ribbons and took: ducks, chickens, a banner and a poster on bike safety. She can't wait till next year!!

Enjoy the pics...this weekend we are headed to Verdigree to a cabin (Mike sheers for them) Rod, Karen, Karalyn & Caralina will be joining us.

Friday, June 26, 2009

more pics

The winning team They make their way around the bases and then each kid slid into home before a massive dog pile that even one of the coaches joined in on


Its official Shelby-1 is the Big 10 Champs and tournament champs finishing the season on an undefeated note! Bryan had so much fun this year and is already looking forward to next! Enjoy the pics :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Trip to Oregon

Mike & I were dropped off at the airport in the Twin Cities on Saturday, May 23. We hopped a plan to Portland, Oregon where we spent a week and a day having the time of our life seeing my Grandma & Aunt Amy & Uncle Jim. We headed to Cape Lookout State Park for a couple of days (thanks for the use of the camper Jim & Amy) and then back to Grandma's. On Sat. the 30th we headed to see Mike's cousin Julie and husband Bob along with his Aunt Betty, Aunt Jan & Uncle Bob. We had a great time catching up. I will write more about the trip later...but I need to get two young kids to come inside and head to bed...enjoy some of the pic's.

Ball season

Those were pictures of Bryan playing for Shelby 1. He loves playing baseball and has had a major improvement in his game this year. They have two more regular season games next week and then its district tournaments.

Tomorrow Mike & Morgan are headed to ID for the National Columbia Sheep show & sale. To say that Morgan is excited is an understatement!

Bryan playing ball

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Paul's 4th Bday pics

Friends having PIZZA!
See my cool cake?

MONSTER JAMS! The Bounty Hunter
taking over the center of the cake

SO proud of his new bike!

Running out side to see his NEW BIKE!
Notice the helmet and knee pads

Pictures from Paul's bday

What a birthday Paul had. There wasn't a thing he didn't get over excited about on his special day. Still hard to believe he is 4. He keeps reminding us that his new bed time is 8:01 vs. 8:00 when he was 3. Funny how those little minds think. He told me he wanted a MONSTER JAMS birthday cake so I have some pics for you along with a few of him and his new bike and from his bday party at Pizza Hut with friends...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We have a 4 year old

Well its official! We have a 4 year old in the house. If Paul wasn't already on a sugar high from the Easter Bunny, lets toss in a few gifts and a NEW BIKE into the mix. That kid was bouncing off the walls. I will post pics tomorrow as I forgot the camera at home. He loved all his gifts and within 10 minutes had his bike all figured out and wasn't going to let anyone help him.

He come running out of the house with his new bike helmet on (thanks Papa) and saw his bike and if the grin didn't tell you he was excited the laugh sure did. He had to attach his new flashlight from my Mom to his bike and away he went.

We made a monster truck cake and it turned out awesome. He wants me to make the same cake for Sunday when he has his party at Pizza Hut with his friends.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Wow I can't believe its been a month since I updated...okay over a month.

The kids are doing good. Bryan is getting ready for the start of baseball season. He should be back on the field in the next week or so. His new glove is all conditioned and thanks to Gina he knows how to keep it that way. For those that don't know, Gina is our daycare provider and an outstanding person that the kids just adore!

Morgan is getting ready for May 2. That will be her next dance program. She has 3 dances this year and LOVES tap. Ballet is also a favorite and she can't wait till she can take more advanced classes. Her doll from Aunt Ardala is a constent side kick for her.

Paul is counting the days till Sunday. Not as much for the Easter Bunny and the ham (his favorite food) but his 4th birthday. It is so hard to believe he will be 4. Seems like just yesterday Bryan & Morgan were asking when that little baby was going to get here! He is getting a bike!

We are hoping for more warm weather. A lot of rain and even snow lately. Today should be almost 60 and the same for tomorrow and guess what..>RAIN from Sunday-Friday. UGH.

This weekend we are taking on the bedrooms. Starting with Paul's we are going through clothes and toys and making piles. Paul said now that he will be 4 there are some "baby" toys we need to put away.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Mom is home

So, Mom goes to Texas and we get the run of the house...okay not really Grandma Mary and Dad were there. But we had fun with the toy train and our soft new blankets!

Mom called one night and said she had seen Phil Vassar. Go check out the pictures on her blog http://susanlittlefieldnebraska.blogspot.com/

She brought us back fun stuff and we even tried to clean the house for her!

Bryan, Morgan & Paul

ps...Bryan gets to sing by himself at Mass tomorrow:)

Monday, February 9, 2009


Okay I couldn't resist...my dear sweet daughter on Saturday thought since it was in the low 60's she should enjoy time outside. She said she needed to "work" on her tan! There is never a dull moment with her around:) Looks like something my sister Kathy and I would have done.
Speaking of, please visit her site, you can find the link through my blog. Last Monday her and Sean lost their home to a fire.