Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hello School

Hello first full week of school

hello middle school


hello early start time

hello 1st grade


hello bus


hello school year


hello…that’s truly enough and time for you to leave mom…


Monday, August 20, 2012

Are you ready?

Last Saturday, KU had their fan appreciation day. Have I adequately expressed my love for Lawrence? I LOVE LAWERENCE! We woke up bright and early and headed over to the KU campus. It was a beautiful day.



We got to watch the team run through some drills and afterward they allowed the fans to go onto the field and get autographs. I can’t say enough for how well organized it was and my kids had a blast. I appreciate how accessible the team and coach’s made themselves to fans. We got autographs from Dayne Crist (he’ll be our starting quarterback), Charlie Weis Jr, Tim Grunhard, and a couple other guys I don’t remember. Then the boys played some catch on the field.

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Of course no trip to Lawrence would be complete without an outing to Papa Kenos. Oh yum…

We only have 13 more day to the first KU football game. Hopefully this years team gives us a little more to cheer for.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer wind down

i’m not really sure what to post now and it seems awkward in a way but i will try.  i think we are all handling the loss of my dad in our own ways.  Which means we all have our own ways of handling grief and i don’t believe that there is a wrong way.  I spoke to a grief counselor today who reassured me that “i’m ok.”  :) 

To say this summer has been a blur, well that doesn’t even describe it.  So much, well most of it was consumed with taking care of my dad.  Being there for Dr appts, there when home health and later hospice game.  The stress of making sure he had what he needed, when he needed  it.  There is a bigger story there, but I don’t think appropriate to share on the interwebs.  Needless to say when it came to my family, they got the short end of the stick from me.  Luckily i have a great husband who 120% supported me…i just told him what i needed and when and he was there. 

Long story short, this will not go down as one of the best summers…for many reasons.  The last couple of weekends though we have tried to ‘make up for it.’

we headed to Omaha, NE a couple of weekends ago.  Chris qualified for the nationwide tour event in Omaha, so we opted to head out Saturday afternoon.  this little jaunt was a blast.  it was so so so nice to GET OUT OF TOWN, it was super fun to walk down memory lane; show the boys where we had lived, worked, gone to church and finally to watch a golf tournament. 

to break up the trip we stopped at St. Joseph to check out the Chiefs training camp.

 005 009 brothers…there was a lot of discussion between these two about what was going on on the field.010  kc wolf…ok at a distance but there was a certain someone who did not want to get close to this guy.


we love 810…especially the morning show!

after spending a little time at the training camp, we finished our venture to omaha.  my boys love love love staying at hotels. 

of course you have to try out the bed…make sure it’s bouncy enough

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for dinner we headed to the dundee dell…one of our old stomping grounds.  the location has changed from when we were living in omaha, but the food is the same or better.  it even smells like the old dundee dell.


we walked up the street from the dundee dell and showed the boys where we lived.  this old house has an apartment on the top floor that we rented for about 6 months.  oh what sweet memories…we were newlyweds, had moved to omaha and didn’t really know a soul…truly good times.


we drove by the church we went to.  St. Margaret Mary’s.  Picture won’t do it justice but this is a beautiful, beautiful church


luckily for us, chris didn’t tee off till late morning, so we enjoyed a leisurly breakfast before heading to the golf course.  they were adamant about no cameras so i didn’t sneak any pics, not even with my phone. 

it was a great time, even if we were only gone for a little over 24 hours.