Thursday, May 10, 2007
Pictures from our Nebraska trip!
I realize that we've been back home since late Monday night, but I'm just now getting some of my pictures from the Nebraska trip uploaded and I thought I'd share. We had such a wonderful time there, hanging out with my side of the family. Of course, the week flew by all too quickly!

Photo #1: Here's a picture of Snuggle Bug walking hand-in-hand with his cousin, Aiden. I was so pleased that he didn't need any "warm-up" time with this side of the family. Despite the fact that we live out of state and haven't seen them since last Thanksgiving, Snuggle Bug seemed to feel comfortable with everyone right away!

Photo #2: In this picture, Snuggle Bug is riding on a 3-wheeler driven by his Uncle Cole. Aiden is riding with him. Only on the farm is this kind of ride ever allowed and it was a short ride. On this day we were out at my Godparent's farm.

Photo #3: Still on the farm, Snuggle Bug is being pushed in the swing by my Godmother. He loves swinging! He also had fun seeing the calves, cows, sheep, lambs, and kitties, and riding in a big tractor with my Godfather.

Photo #4: Here Snuggle Bug is playing with his older cousin, Luke. Luke is 3 years older and Snuggle Bug loves to do whatever Luke does. They played nicely together the entire week.

Photo #5: Snuggle Bug and Aiden were thrilled with the tour that my brother, Adam, gave them of the fire station that Adam works at. After 3 long years of trying, Adam finally got hired on as a paid firefighter and we couldn't be happier or more proud. The little boys were thrilled with the chance to explore an entire fire station at their leisure!

Photo #6: I couldn't resist sharing this photo of Snuggle Bug getting his fingernails (and toenails) painted by his cousin, Regan. Snuggle Bug watched as I painted Regan's nails and then insisted that he get his done too. Thankfully he didn't seem to mind that it was clear nail polish that Regan used. Regan is, by far, Snuggle Bug's favorite cousin. He followed her around the entire week! We called him her little shadow. She loved it!

Photo #7: Last but not least, I'm showing a small sized picture of our family. This was taken the day of my nephew, Rowan's, confirmation. This was the reason we flew back home to Nebraska. I'm Rowan's Godmother, you see, and I couldn't miss this very important milestone in his journey of faith. I am so proud of the intelligent, faithful young man he has become!

I hope you've enjoyed my little picture show. :)

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At 12:25 AM, Blogger Judith said...

I so loved seeing the closeness of your family, begnning with those precious little boys walking hand in hand, and their checking out the fire station and the big red truck must have been just wonderful for them. Memories, memories!!!

At 5:17 AM, Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

What awesome pictures!!!! Thank you for sharing them. I know my boys at that age would have gone nuts being in a firetruck =))

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

Beautiful pictures, I LOVE pics of little ones.

My 4 year old just saw the firetruck and freaked out LOL

At 8:10 AM, Anonymous *~chelle~* said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation!

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

What a wonderful visit you had. I was also in Nebraska for a few days before flying to San Francisco. I will share about my trip soon but did post a couple photos. I took well over 100 pics to have a lot of sorting to do. I loved your photos. What a blast you all had!

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

great pictures! looks like snuggle bug really enjoyed his cousins!

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Omaha Mama said...

Came her from Fave Friday Ingredients at Big Blueberry Eyes...stayed when the word NEBRASKA caught my eye! There is no place like Nebraska!!!

Born and in Omaha now. :0)

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Barb said...

The photo of Snuggle Bug and Aiden is adorable. I love this age, about the same age as my little Cameron. I love the way they just love everyone.

Things are still very touch and go with Cameron - he's on his way to the pediatrician again today. We're having a difficult time getting his blood sugar under control but with any luck, he won't go back to the hospital.

I suddenly have a whole new appreciation for healthy little boys.


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