Thursday, April 29, 2010


Grandma passed away on Tuesday night. The funeral is Monday, and it sounds like lots of us will be making our way "home" to Nebraska to say our goodbyes.

I miss you already, Grandma.

Monday, April 26, 2010


I said goodbye to my Grandma yesterday. She's in the hospital and not going to be with us much longer. It's really hard to see her go.

She's the best grandma a girl could hope for - a loving, cookie baking, hug giving, real butter on your toast kind of grandma. I don't think I ever heard her say an unkind word to anyone.

I haven't lived close by to her for a long time, but I still thought of her often. I will miss her so much. I'm glad I got to tell her that I love her and to tell her goodbye.

I'm not sure I believe in heaven for me, but I strongly believe in heaven for Grandma. I know Grandpa is waiting patiently for her, and I know she'll be happy to see him.

Friday, April 23, 2010


We're sitting in boxes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Digging in the dirt

Doug and Ruby planted some trees on Sunday morning while Mark sprayed for weeds, Harper helped water, and I... ummm... supervised. :)
Harper's introduction to worms.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pony Ride

Pony Ride, originally uploaded by shellypaints.

Fun Day!

We started our day thinking that we'd head over to the antiques malls in Springfield, but while Harper was napping on the way there, we decided that we'd be so close to Columbus that we ought to go to the zoo. I'd been selling the whole trip up to that point as "oh boy! we get to ride in the car!" (which Harper was buying into by the way), but when she woke up from her nap we announced our new plan to see the animals which I have to admit was received with quite a bit more enthusiasm. At the zoo, they have Shetland pony rides, and after watching some of the kids ride, Harper decided that she wanted to ride too. Here we are waiting in line.And here's our little equestrian on her first ride. She really seemed to love it and wanted to ride again right after the ride was done.Here's Harper and Daddy walking with the puppy backpack. People look at us a bit funny, but that thing is a life saver. Video of pony ride coming up in next post.

We rounded out the day with a short trip to the antiques mall so I could get some "supplies", and then we even went over to Suzy's house to swing and play with Abbey and Isabel.

A big day of fun!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Day

We got to talk with Grandma and Aunt Julie in Kazakstan to wish them a Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

Yep, she got cuter while I was gone. Happy Easter, everyone!