Archive for the ‘mirabella’ Category

she earned it

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

ice cream

Four shots and a finger stick deserves some ice cream, don’t you agree?


Saturday, July 30th, 2011

practicing photography

my karate kid

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

tae kwon do

spring fair

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

We managed to squeeze in a little fun time in between errands and chores this weekend. The church were Mirabella goes to preschool had a Spring Fair today.

red light green light

We only stayed for a short time, but she managed to play games, make crafts, get her face painted and have a cupcake. Add beautiful weather and we had all the ingredients for a fun spring morning.

face painting

happy arbor day!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Not quite what the founders had in mind, but it’s the thought that counts. Did you know Arbor Day was started in Nebraska?

planting a tree

spring break buddies

Friday, March 25th, 2011

spring break buddies

how long before she starts doing crosswords?

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

word search

what are the elk having for lunch?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I love to visit the bison at Pioneers Park, but my daughter isn’t a big fan. It’s tough trying to convince her to do a little drive by hello. (I know I’m the one driving, but without her buy in, the way home gets kind of whiny.)

I’ve discovered that sometimes I just need to try a couple of different approaches until I get the answer I want.

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Let’s drive by and visit the bison before we go home.

I don’t want to.

Why don’t you like visiting the bison?

I don’t know.

Do you like visiting the elk?

Sometimes, but I already saw them today.

Were they having lunch?


I bet they are having lunch now. It’s almost Noon. Want to check?


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pioneers park

I’m not sure what the elk are doing. The one on the left could be having lunch, don’t you think?

pioneers park

“Look Mama! A gaggle of geese!”

pioneers park

Last, but not least, the bison.

bella tells santa about santana

Monday, December 20th, 2010

bella and santa

My favorite part of Bella’s visit with Santa this year:

santa: Did you write this list by yourself?
bella: Yes. I wrote it at home while watching a Santana dvd. Santana is a guitar player.
santa: Yes, I know that. You know what? He told me what he wants for Christmas, too.

thanksgiving surprise

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

My husband had this crazy idea to fly home on the “busiest travel day” and surprise our families for Thanksgiving. It was a fast trip, but we squeezed in an amazing amount of quality family time. We also debunked the myth that Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. As for the media hype regarding security, there was not a body scanner nor pat down in sight.

thanksgiving surprise

Wednesday afternoon at the Lincoln Airport. You could hear a pin drop!

thanksgiving surprise

Bella with the Kundhi family.

thanksgiving surprise

Kundhi men fixing the ladies Thanksgiving dinner.

thanksgiving surprise

Bella with the Tamburello family.

thanksgiving surprise

Bella giving her great grandmom an hug and kiss.