Monday, September 29, 2008

The zoo

Saturday, Gavin and I got to meet up with our friends Calla and Andrea from Kearney. We had a good time. Gavin really was impressed by the goats, seals and these dinosaur eggs that he could play in. I have some pictures to put up later. Gavin also had a fun time giving Leo the Lion his trash to suck away! I remember loving that thing when I was little, I am so glad they fixed him and brought him back!

Forever 54

Today Stella would have been 55. I have not been able to visit her grave yet. Not sure why I just can’t bring myself to it yet. I want to visit her everyday and yet I always talk myself into something else. We are trying to get along with out you mom, but it is a challenge. I love and miss you and think of you everyday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nightingale Tribute

I just wanted to let everyone know that I received a call from one of Stella's friends Kathy Corbett. There is a Nebraska Nursing Association convention every year, and every year at this convention they read a list of names. She has added mom to that list knowing how much nursing meant to mom. It will be held in Kearney, NE the week of October 8-10, 2008 at the Holiday Inn. She didn't know which day it would be, but it will be a moment of silence for those names read, the call it the Nightingale Tribute. I am thinking she said there was a candlelight vigil also.

I just thought that it was neat that moms friends thought as much of her as we did.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Summer 2008

Wow, Summer 2008 is here are some pictures from the summer.
We got to babysit Baby Boen, and Gavin helped.

The Wiechman's at Gavin's 1st birthday.

Aunt Jessie, Gavin, Aunt Gina and Boen.

Grandma Stella and Boen.

I love this kid in a towel!! What is it about babies after their baths?

Gavin was helping me watch Boen, we decided he was ready to eat.

Is that for me?


Me, Dad and my birthday wagon!

Happy Birthday to me!

Just plain cute!

Bubbles at Aunt Brenda's house

The 4th of July in West Point

Swinging with my sister and cousins!

Silly boy!

Mohawk! What a handsome little guy!

I love him! What a first year he has given us, thank you for picking me to be your mommy!

A little fun

This was a busy weekend. Friday night my new company Kidwell had an open house and invited all of our customers, it was busy! I think it was a sucess though, we had approximately 200 people there. Saturday Brian had his company picnic, he went golfing in the morning then they had a lunch at Mahoney State Park, which by the way looks like a lot of fun for the Franssen reunion in 2010! Then after lunch we headed back to Lincoln for my picnic. They ordered the Husker game PPV and we had it on about 5 TV's through-out the building. Was a good time, as you can see below, Gavin and Brittany had a good time in the bounce house! Gavin was only in for about 5 minutes or so...then the big kids came and it was time to get out :) Enjoy the pictures below.

Monday, September 8, 2008


This is one of the most confusing times in my life. I went shopping with my friend Liz Saturday and had a wonderful time! Then I got home and sat for 5 minutes and felt guilty for having fun. Why? Why do I have to feel guilty for missing my mom and having fun, life should gone on...right? My emotions are messed up. So to move on with the rest of the weekend, Brian, Gavin and I went out to meet Dan and kids at Branched Oak for a few hours. I know the weather was not camping weather. But Lucas had such a blast 'entertaining' us and we had a nice dinner. Dan's birthday was Friday, so I think he needed the kids as a distraction.

Today's post isn't very informative, exciting, happy or anything special, just the random mood I happen to be in. Sorry