Thursday, March 29, 2007


I can see. The world is amazing, I did not know that it was so bright and cheery.

Everything is looking better.

Even You...!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Spring has finally arrived...

We got up on Friday morning and welcomed a beautiful spring morning. It was too nice a day to stay indoors, so I decided that we needed to make a trip to the zoo!

Mason loves to go to the zoo and see all the animals. We had lunch in the bear canyon (even the polar bear wanted to get in our picture). And then we made it over to the lions and tigers (which is his favorite part). There is a very chatty tiger (pictured post growl) at our zoo and Mason will growl back at him (pictured). It's really cute.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wait for it...

Mason can have a major meltdown in seconds. In these pictures it would appear that I just stole his ice cream cone, but really I wouldn't let him play with the camera. I know...what a meanie. I just wanted to show off his first black eye (which he got from falling down in his crib). And then as fast as it came, it goes away.

This is a new thing around here. This is his way of saying "No mama."

(I had to sneak in on Brig's account...I'm having issues with my account)

Saturday, March 03, 2007


"Adam 8, we have a domestic disturbance at 1203 90th St., we need all available oficers on the scene immediately, be aware, the suspect is driving a 5 ton snow plow, he has already blocked in half of one driveway, and we believe that with the help of his 20 ton Komat'su front end loader, they may attempt to block in at least 2 more driveways, after the snow plow gets un-stuck, I repeat, the snow plow is stuck, he may be leaking sand out the back of the bucket, take all precautions, bring a colorful pail and a little plastic shovel, maybe some sun tan loation, do not, I repeat, do not attempt to build a sand castle in the driveway."

Here's the scoop, that is a big snow plow, he got stuck in front of the only BAD neighbors in the whole neighborhood. We have been trapped for 3 days. These guys are doing us a favor. So, snow plow man gets totally stuck and has to call his buddy Komat'su, now that is what we will call "Big Playa." Big Playa gets stuck too.

Enter idiot neighbor...

The dude comes running out of his house screaming at the plow-man, because in addition to beign totally stuck (doing us a favor), he gets some snow in idiot neighbors driveway. Seriously, 10 minutes worth of work to clear out, I would have been thankful for an hours worth of work. So what does idiot neigbor do?, he back inside and calls the cops. The cops came and were wondering what was going on, they meet idiot neighbor, figure out that he is a lunatic, and then yell at idiot neighbor to calm down and go back in his house.

I almost had to get out the Landcruiser, a.k.a. "Snow-Plow Recovery Vehicle. Fortunately it didn't come to that, my Doc sandles had enough traction to pull them both out.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

March 2007 Blizzard...
A blizzard came through Omaha today and dumped almost a foot of snow. This was another "Thunder snowstorms" -- that is were there is lightning and thunder. Weird if you ask me. There were also really strong winds (up to 58 mph at the airport) and so the there are tons of snow drifts.

When we woke up this morning we had to wander around the house until we could find a window to look out. The snow kept falling all day. Luckily, Brig didn't have to go to work, because even with 4 wheel drive he couldn't make it up our street. I saw some of our neighbors walking home (briefcase in hand) because our street is impassible. There is a 4 foot snow drift outside on what should be the street. We haven't seen a snow plow all day.

We spent the day watching people dig their trucks out of the street. The funniest was a group of 4 who went out for a gallon of milk. I know this because after their truck got stuck they walked up the street clutching their jug. I don't know what it is about a blizzard, but apparently it's a survival instinct to stock up on milk.

We are surviving (even without running to the store for a gallon on milk). I guess we could harness the dogs if we needed to go to the store. Fortunately for them, that is only a mile away.

Oh, and the socks on Mason's hands are our makeshift mittens.