Monday, March 23, 2009

A Few More Moments

We had such a great time in Nebraska! It was hard to say goodbye, but we are thankful for the time that we got to spend with our family sharing meals, playing in the park, chasing down sandhill cranes and watching Milo and Otis(if you were there, then you know! ha ha!) We love you all!


We were so fortunate to get to see so many of our friends and family while we were in NE. Bobbie and Jacob came to see us on Friday night. Jacob is such a big boy now(7 yrs) and he was a great older cousin to Jackson. He and Jack took turns pushing eachother on the swings and played really nicely together despite the age difference. Georgia's Ted came to GI to have dinner with us and we got to listen to all of his fun stories. Uncle Dick came calling on Saturday morning and brought his main squeeze, Betty Mae to meet us. He got a big kick out of Jack at the park! The same day we got to see The Walsh Family(Lindsey, Trevor and Garrett), The Johns(Jordan, Desiree and Cayden) and last, but not least, Scott Lancaster(Becky and baby Cole were missed).

A Visit from the Bookmobile

Nanie works for the Grand Island Public Library and occasionally gets to drive the bookmobile. She arranged for a special visit for Jack! He loved being able to steer the steering wheel and honk the horn!

Fun with Nanie and Pop

Jack had great fun playing with Nanie and Pop while we were in Nebraska. I am sure that while they were sad that we had to go, they were probably exhausted from having to keep up with our little tornado.

Happy 32nd Birthday Bruiser!

Bryan celebrated his 32nd birthday in Nebraska this year! It was the first birthday in a decade that he was able to spend with his family, so it was special indeed. Great Nana Ruth made his very favorite cake(Confetti angel food with white confetti frosting. Eewwww! I know, but its his favorite!) and his Mom and Dad picked up a local favorite, Coney Dogs. As you can see, Jack helped his Daddy blow out his candles. I wonder what he wished for?

Portraits of a Family

Here are some of my favorite family photos from the trip to Nebraska. See Nanie-we didn't need a photographer afterall!

Nebraska and the Sandhill Crane Migration

Well, we packed up the Jack man and headed to Nebraska for a week. While we were there, the Sandhill Crane migration was in full swing. Each year for a few weeks in March, Sandhill Cranes make their migration to the Platte River. Bryan's brother, Sean, took us out in the country at sunset to watch them come in to land on the river for the night. It was amazing to see nearly 600,000 birds in cornfields, in the air, on the side of deserted country roads and on the beautifully sunlit river. Even the barren cornfields looked magical in that light.