Tuesday, June 24, 2008


3 Joys


3 Fears

I HATE flying and I have to do it in two days. Pray for me.

I am terrified that someone might kidnap my children or hurt them in some way. I am also afraid I won't know what to do in emergency sutuations although I have already had to do the heimlich on Lily twice and we both lived through it.

I am afraid of World War 3

3 current collections/obsessions

I am absolutely obssesed with EVERYTHING my daughter does. I watch the videos I make of her about 100 times a day.

I am obssesed with cleaning. I wouldn't consider myself a clean freak but some people might say that.

My third one would have to be looking at blogs.

3 Random/Surprising facts about myslef.

I love kids cartoons. I could watch cartoon network all day. Good thing we don't have that channel.

The last job I had I yelled at my boss and told him I wasn't coming back for a few days then I walked away. He called me several times over the next few days and I ignored him. I thought for sure I was fired(which at that point I can't say I really cared) but when I went back he appologized for how he treated me. We actually had a really good relationship after that.

I get really nervous when I talk on the phone. Even if it is a close friend I still get hot and sweaty and my heart pounds. I hate talking on the phone.

Friday, June 20, 2008


The first thing Lily says when she wakes up in the morning is "Dog? Dog?" Jacob made a cute little slide show for her with lots of dogs. You can see it in her eyes how excited she is to be watching it. We couldn't figure out what the little spitting sound was all about but we soon figured out it was her barking. Her patting her leg is the sign for dog. Today I think she said dog for about an hour straight. Although I almost went crazy I still think this is such a cute age. Then again I think i've been saying that every month since she's been born. This is just a warning to my family for when we come see you in a week. Steer clear of the D O G word because once you get her going it is very hard to get her to stop.

Ants March

The day before we left on vacation I spent hours cleaning and scrubbing and making sure there was not even a crumb left out because I was trying to avaoid having ants. I guess I missed something.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day

It's MY day! I only get two of them a year, so I thought I'd better take advantage of it. It's nice to have those days in the year where my very existence is celebrated and all the stupid things I do are forgotten. But, I wouldn't even be a father if it weren't for my beautiful daughter. So I think we should celebrate her, too. When we first suspected Kat was pregnant, I freaked out and didn't talk to her much for the rest of the day. I couldn't believe I'd gone and done something so stupid. But it turned out to be quite the most wonderful thing. Lily is so special, and I'm always bragging about her, but it's only because I'm so crazy about her. I love walking into her room when she's awake and finding her smiling at me, so happy to be discovered again each morning.

And of course, I wouldn't have Lily if I didn't have Kat. Kat is the single greatest thing to happen in my life. She's the source of my creativity, humor, fun, and happiness. She's a spectacular mom and friend, and she cooks really really well, regardless of what she'll tell you. It wouldn't be a great Father's Day if it weren't for my amazing wife. I love my ladies more than anything.

Last but not least, there's my own Dad. He's been one of my best friends all my life. I love to talk to him on the phone and just chat, even though he wouldn't guess it since I never answer when he calls, but I always look forward to hearing his voice and telling him what's going on in my week. He's one of the first to read anything I write, and tell me how much he enjoys it. He's the hardest working person I know. And he's my hero. I love you, Dad! Below is a picture of my old man, as you can see, he has a great sense of humor:

Monday, June 9, 2008

Our trip to Nebraska

We spent the last week in Nebraska visiting family. Thanks Becky and Matt for letting us come and stay. We had so much fun. We have never done so much in one week. Lily went a little overboard with the necklaces this time. Her cousin Josie helped.
We went to Borders book store and the minute we walked in Lily just kept saying "books books" I took her back to the kids section and she was in heaven. She would pull a book off the shelf then sit down to read it and as soon as she was done she would go get another one.

The Zoo

We had so much fun at the Zoo. I think it was my favorite part of the trip because Lily loved it so much. She was fascinated with everything.

We spent a little time with one of Jacob's old high school friends, Erin, and her son, Jude. He's SO cute, even when he had a big blowout in the cafeteria.

Feeding the ducks

We went out to a lake to go swimming and on the way we stopped to feed some ducks. I couldn't let Lily hold the bread because as you can see these ducks were very snappy.

The Museum

We went to the Morril museum on the UNL campus. It was really neat. Here is Lily digging for dinosaur bones with dadHere she is walking down the hall touching every fossil on her way. Next to her is cousin Josie. Of course Lily found the books and then that is all she wanted to do.

This is what I would look like as a Monkey.