Sunday, July 18, 2010


This past week has gone so quickly...I can't believe it's already Sunday. We have another busy week ahead of us as we get things ready for our annual trip to our cabin in Wisconsin. Here are a few pictures from the last few days. Ayla loves talking on the phone right now. If I'm talking to someone, she snatches the phone from me and won't give it back until the person on the other line is forced to hang up. She's talking to Daddy here...
On Friday evening, we went out to the winery again. It didn't go quite as well as the previous week because it was so so so hot and humid. Ayla was a trooper though and held up for as long as she could. When we headed home, there was a crazy sunset going on. The clouds around it almost looked like a giant funnel cloud.
This morning, we let Ayla play outside for a little bit before it got too was still very sticky though. I don't think we're going to get much relief from this weather for several days.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Yeh-Yeh with two of his three pretty little granddaughters. :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fun at home

Besides a quick trip to the mall and out for lunch, we were at home for much of the day.

Ayla still likes to haul every single blanket she owns into her crib. Now she likes to add one more on top to create a tent...and then just like before, she tosses everything back out.

We read the same couple of books to her every night before bed...Goodnight Moon is our favorite. I thought it was a strange book at first, but I have grown to love it. She has a few lines memorized and was "reading" them to us today.

Look at those big 'ol feet!

Re-discovering the touch-light on her nightstand.
Cardboard boxes make the best toys!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blog #2

Hello all!

I have decided to start another blog in order to separate personal photos and photos I take for others.

Stop by and visit me here.

Jenn & Leo

I was supposed to photograph Jenn and Leo last November (I went to high school with Jenn) but it was the same time I came down with that insanely awful sinus infection. They live in Reno so we finally rescheduled and they braved the Nebraska heat and humidity for a few fun hours of picture-taking. Congrats Jenn and Leo on your upcoming wedding (tomorrow!)


Thank you to my dad for taking the first several pictures...SO cute. Some of them were taken at the free splash park in my parents' neighborhood in Papillion. They took Ayla twice last week. She, of course, loved it.

It's been a great weekend so far. Yesterday evening, we met Dean's parents at Soaring Wings Winery in Springfield, Nebraska for some wine, food, and live outdoor music. It was a wonderful idea to go out was a beautiful evening and Ayla had a blast dancing to the music. There's nothing that puts a smile on my face quicker than seeing her have fun. I forgot my camera, so no pictures from there this time.

This morning, we got up and met Chris, Meghan, and Heidi for breakfast before heading down to the zoo for a couple of hours. Grandpa and Grandma met us there, much to Ayla's delight. :) She seemed to enjoy it more this time...she was excited to see chirp at the birds and roar at the lions. :)

This goat said, "Don't mind if I do!"

Waiting for the "choo-choo train" to leave the station.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend. We had a busy one filled with family, friends, running through sprinklers, celebrating Dean's birthday, celebrating a belated Father's Day and Marla's birthday, fireworks, food...and more food.

I love the look on Ayla's face...she looks like trouble. Grant and Ayla were born five days apart...I think this was their first date. They held hands going down the stairs but I was too busy drooling over their cuteness to get a picture of it happening.