Monday, September 28, 2009

Husker weekend!!

Go Big Red!! Kaitlyn and I were so lucky to go to the Nebraska game in Lincoln this last weekend! Her friend's mom got the tickets and they invited us. It was a great game to go to because it was Homecoming and it was the 300th consecutive sellout for the Huskers! This is no small feat. The streak began in 1962 and continues 47 years later! There is no college athletic program that has achieved this! Amazing!! We, of course, won...55 - 0. It was Kaitlyn's first Husker game, and definitely very memorable!!

Action shot during the game.

Jumbo screen with the 300th consecutive sellout logo.

Kaitlyn got a great shot of her two favorite players...defensive tackle, N. Suh, and kicker A. Henery (from last years CU game!).

Coming out of the tunnel!

1972 Heisman trophy winner, Johnny Rodgers!

Lil' Red

Down on the field with friends Katie P. and her mom.

Photo op in front of the logo.

Kaitlyn with Suh! Or at least a cardboard cut-out of him! :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Old Town

Kaitlyn has a friend with a really nice camera, who wanted to take some pictures of Kaitlyn. They went down to Old Town for a few hours and took a ton of photos. I have several favorites, so I'm sharing a few here.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Skechers!

Oh no! I discovered the Skechers store in Aurora, right by Archivers...wouldn't you know it! I don't stand a chance! But aren't they cute!!
They were having a one pair get the second pair for half price! Too cute!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day weekend

Kaitlyn and I went to Wichita Falls this last weekend to see Brianna for Labor Day, and it was also Brianna's birthday. We drove down, a long 12 hour trip, and drove back on Tuesday. There is not a lot of things to do in Wichita Falls, TX, but it was nice to spend time together. We did find a Nature Center with a cool butterfly garden. We learned a lot about butterflies that we didn't know before. The next day, we went to a park and took some fun pictures and found a beautiful waterfall. Here's a sample of some of our many pictures!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A great assembly!

Rachel Joy Scott

Today, at our high school, we had a wonderful and very powerful assembly called Rachel's Challenge. For those of you that don't remember, or are too young, Rachel Scott was the first student killed at Columbine on April 20th, 1999. Rachel's Challenge is a presentation going across the US, challenging students to 5 challenges....eliminate prejudices, choose positive influences, keep a daily journal, look for the little things, and tell people how much you care about them. Rachel's brother, Craig was our presenter today at PHS, and he certainly made a big impact. I have never seen such a captivated audience at a high school assembly before! The students were listening, and most everyone in the room shed tears. Rachel's brother was in Columbine the same day his sister died. In fact, he was hiding under a table in the library when the gun men came in and shot most of their victims. Two of his friends hiding under the same table did not come out alive. Yes....very powerful. But the main message was about how Rachel lived her life, and believed that we can start a chain reaction by showing some compassion to others. They have a great web site at, so check it out!

During a light-hearted moment in the middle of his presentation, Craig was showing the students some of his dance moves. The crowd loved it! Just as he was close to finishing his dancing, he announced "this is where I get to embarass one of your female teachers." Note to self - do not sit in the front row at a school assembly. Yep, you guessed it...I was the one chosen to be embarassed! Fabulous. So he pulled me out onto the floor and for 20 totally humiliating seconds, I had to dance with Craig Scott in front of PHS. Fun, but very embarassing.

Seriously, this was a very good assembly. They also have books if you're interested. I was amazed at the vision this young girl had about life and about knowing that she would have a short life. Very sad, but she has touched millions of lives, even in her death...much like Anne Frank.