December 21, 2011



yesterday chad and i went to lincoln
and while we were in town we stopped to see
the memorial at the chi omega sorority house
in her honor.


it sits in a quiet little garden area
from what i understand,
it can be seen from the study room in the house.
am i right, chi o girls?


anne loved to read.
she also loved to buy and collect books.
i think we have yet to unearth all of the children's books
she purchased for her grandkids.

...her grandkids she would someday have
as she started buying these books long before her children were married.
they are stashed every where in the farm house.


we had intentions of walking across campus to see it
while we were in town on saturdays
for the husker games
it just never seemed to work out


i'm glad we waited.
we were able to enjoy the statue without being rushed
without the game day chaos
students are out of session and home for christmas break
so it was just chad and i and my camera


chad recently added some new ink to his arm.
the rosary is drawn to match the one she prayed on.
calla lilies were her favorite flower
and the yellow being her favorite color.

now, i'm not quite sure what she would have thought of the tattoo
but i do know that she would have loved this statue.

it's almost surreal to me to think that her honor is being memorialized at the university of nebraska
the school on my diploma

December 12, 2011


mr. cash has been on a roll lately.
an ornery little boy,
that cash has been.

i'm going to assume it has to do with his last molar coming in.
he seems to be a little more defiant when those teeth are breaking.
not to mention the whole hot buns issue that comes with them.

i'm going to assume that because then this streak of naughty will
subside after the tooth is in.
that it's not a new 2.5 year old personality trait.
please, lord, please.

he has had a couple days where he has refused to nap or go to sleep at night.
cash has always been a great sleeper, so it is very out of character
one night it took me almost an hour of putting him back into his room.
each time he would come out
arms in the air
and proudly say, "ta da!"
and then run back into his room.

the next afternoon he didn't want to nap.
i tried taking all the toys out of this room.
he didn't care.
so what's a desperate mom to do?
yes, i got out the pack n play and put him in it.
he hasn't figured out that he could crawl out if he tried.
he napped.
i win.

this morning he crawled in bed with me and our conversation went like this:
cash - "wake up mommy or you winkie donna fall off"
me - "yep. i better get up. i would hate for that to happen."

where does he get this stuff?
i think maybe i should watch dora a little closer.


December 1, 2011



this little guy's mommy finally shared these pictures
so now i can too.
isn't he sweet?
little lincoln at 4 weeks old.


my sister-in-law, miranda, asked me to take a few pictures of lincoln.
i had the day off one friday and chad was heading to lincoln for the weekend
so i thought it would be the perfect time for cash and i to meet the little babe.


so i packed up the yukon with a million props
and hit the road headed north.
cash and i drove 2 hours one way to see them.
as i was unloading the car, it hit me that i forgot my camera!!

the photographer forgot her camera.

lincoln was a dream baby that afternoon.
sleep the whole time.
i know this because i held him for hours.
you're going to have to trust me on that one
because, well, you know...
i didn't have my camera to document.

turns out, we had older sister's 2nd birthday party the following weekend.
i had another opportunity.
because of the birthday party preparation,
we didn't have endless time to work with.

but we made do
and i got 3 photos.

we'll try again, mr. lincoln.

you know i'm going to have that lens in my face.