Friday, June 27, 2008


Allen has been a Star Wars nut since he was Cael's age. Now, the two buddies get to watch Star Wars together!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

While I was out...

Cael's so lucky! While I was on vacation with Mom and Dad, Cael stayed with Aunt Kassidy and Uncle Brent Gascho in Wood River when Allen was at work. Brent works for the town of Wood River, and had to do some work with some big equipment. Cael was so excited that Uncle Brent took a break and let hang out in the "dirt" for a while.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I haven't been posting for a while now, but last week my mom asked me what I was doing this week since she and Dad wanted to go for a vacation and needed a driver. So Tuesday Mom, Dad, and I headed up to Burwell to pick up my niece Kyla at a horse camp that she and my sister attended. From Burwell, we went to O'Neill and checked into our hotel. Wednesday we went to the Ashfall Fossil Beds by Orchard, then on to Valentine. We headed up to Smith Falls that afternoon. It's so cool! This is the bridge over the Niobrara River to get to the Falls. The Niobrara looking west. You can kind of see a little speck of some kids coming in from tubing. My mom and dad coming up the path to the Falls. Luckily, a lot of stuff now is handicap accessible. If my dad were writing this, he would say "handicap accessible," since a lot of stuff is marked that way, but it's still pretty hard to get around in some places. Smith Falls. Kyla and I stripped off our shoes and went down for a closer look. The water was pretty cold, but once our feet went numb, it wasn't too bad! We got back to Cairo this afternoon and wento into GI to show Grandma and Grandpa Stuhr Museum. Overall, it was a good couple of days!

Friday, June 13, 2008


What a ham! He gets it naturally from both sides though. Here's Cael's rendition of the VeggieTales theme song. I'm surprised the video is so steady seeing as how I was trying not to laugh too hard. And the Grammy goes to...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

He's Created a Monster...

I think Allen has created a monster with this one. He and Cael were playing Spiderman (big surprise) and Allen decided that Spidey should walk on the ceiling. I'm not sure how many times they did this. All I know is that Allen got a good workout.

Monday, June 9, 2008

A Prayer Request

My good friend Ben was supposed to come over for supper last night, but couldn't because he was helping out at his grandparents' house which is just down the road from his family's farm. They live close to a really small town northeast of Grand Island. This is his email to me yesterday after I asked which grandparents he was talking about. The basement had a crack in the wall and they were worried about the basement caving in: "Yeah, but we don't have any water on our place - it all goes east before it gets here. The water in the cattle yards was up to my chest in some places. We let the basement fill with water, so hopefully the pressure will be off that wall. Prayers are appreciated, and much needed. Roads are closed out here, and I've heard that one of the bridges on a county road is getting washed out. Makes me want to puke, but there's nothing we can do about it. No one alive has ever seen this much water around here, and there's still more water on the way." Please pray for the farmers and ranchers around here, as well as the people who are stranded by flooded roads. Like Ben said, prayers are much appreciated. Thanks!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Grocery shopping

I got Cael up pretty early this morning to go into Grand Island. We had a lot to do. Cael has started (or maybe is just kicking it up a notch) this whole trend of "I do it!" Gee, I have no idea where in the world he gets it... Anyway, as he was not letting me help him put on his shirt and flipping out because his head was stuck in the arm hole, yet screaming everytime I touched him to try to rectify the situation, I was thinking "I can't believe my mom didn't kill me when I was two!" After a screaming morning of getting dressed (whew!) we finally got to town. Hobby Lobby, Best Buy, Sam's Club, and by WalMart, I figured he had had enough and it was not going to be pretty. He was determined to walk, not ride as normal. He was a perfect angel! He held on to the cart whenever I told him and walked the entire way to the produce at the end. Probably an hour and a half (since we were traveling in two-year-old-speed) of walking, and he was still wonderful even with all of the candy right in front of him! I guess God knows when we need a little more grace. He certainly came through for me today.