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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

What a fun day...actually, we did something a little different this year. We had our Easter family dinner yesterday. Little nontraditional but it seemed to work for everyone; so, whynot? The food this year was also not our normal fare, not sure I can buy off on that next year...I mean I like fried chicken and potato salad (traditional and loaded), mac n cheese, and orzo salad, I'm just not quite certain they are my choice for Easter. Can you say, HAM? Next year if I am here there WILL BE ham!

When her LaLa made a trip to Lincoln last month he came home with this little outfit. This could be proof that we really should not allow him to shop for her unsupervised, this is only one of several things that made its way home with him that day...


 There was even a bunny tail on the bum! Her mamma made the tutu and hair bow. It didn't phase her to be posed in the eggs...

Happy Easter!!!

This morning our little Trigger made it to her first church service...she slept through it just as her mother did some 25 years ago. We then enjoyed BBQ for lunch and an afternoon of basketball watching. She had the most awake time ever today. She also fought sleep afterwards.

Meeting church folks.

Wearing her Easter dress and relaxing with G-Pa while mamma and daddy napped.


Saturday, March 26, 2016


What a sweet time we had with kinsfolk as we celebrated Trigger joining our family. So many took time to come and welcome her it was a totally wonderful morning of making memories.
In the que to hold Trigger

She was not a party animal at all, in fact, she slept through most of the commotion,  and excitement. She was quite the laid back party honoree...

 Hostesses with the mostest!

Thankful for such abundant love showed this precious little one. She will not be lacking for clothing, nor bibs or toys for several months! And what she might be lacking her mamma has some great gift cards to spend! What a blessing this gathering was with lots of laughter, yummy cake and baby holding!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Trigger meets some of the famdamily!

A few weeks ago there was an opportunity to see family so we took a little road trip. This was a full day but a neat day for Trigger. She got to meet aunts, cousins and her GiGi. Lunch at her mamma's current favorite restaurant was a bonus.

 With GiGi

 With her Auntie and theLittles

The others were just as taken with her and everyone enjoyed meeting her. All the great aunts from her mamma's side were there as well. It was just a really beautiful day and lots of lovin' went on with this little girl. She certainly had a big welcome to the family and came home with a whole new Spring/Summer wardrobe along with a few other things that will be fun to have as she grows.

She was an excellent traveler. Having ROADA to hang out in was very nice and provided plenty of space for her to stretch out, gave her mamma a place to to nurse her and others to come in and visit with her. She got her first state on this trip! Iowa has been checked off.

She made another trip just a few days ago traveling all the way to Missouri. She also added two additional states on this journey; Kansas as well as Missouri are now checked off. She was an excellent traveler once again her mamma said.

This trip allowed her to meet the rest of her GreatGrands. Talk about some very proud and excited folks, the smiles were big and wide as this meetin' and greetin' took place. She is certainly loved that is no doubt.

 Meeting Great Grandad and Great Grandma M

She also got to spend time with G-Pa and has been dubbed his Sweet Pea.

Lots of talking going on here.

In between meeting all her GreatGrands in the last 24 hours she had time to make her first trip to Grill! She slept through the whole experience...this kid is racking up experiences she will never remember but the rest of us will. We will tell her these stories over and over in the years to come, she is so little and so much fun to love. It's awesomeness.

White Grill

It was a great time and Trigger is being loved on from everyone. There is so much more in store this weekend, stay tuned.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Humphrey, Jr

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr


Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Doesn't seem like only 4 short weeks ago our world changed...but it did and she is ah-mazing! We have been in Omaha this past week and look forward with giddy excitement to daily pictures. Can't wait to see her again in a few days.

Her mama says she is starting to bust out of the preemie/newborn clothes. Which is awesome cause they swallowed her when we brought her home from the hospital. She was filling them out nicely when we left her last week. And at her 4 week well baby she checked out all good! Little like her mother but trending upward so that's what counts!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Zzz National Napping Day

I was so unaware of this day until today...

I participated. Don't let the picture fool you, MiRV was laying down just a few minutes after he snapped this picture. Nice to be able to take a break .and catch a quick little riposo.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Thoreau

It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend in a day; simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary from the real.

Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - Dylan

"How does it feel, how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone."

Bob Dylan