Thursday, June 30, 2011

First post ever... June 22, 2008

I was looking through some of the first post to the blog.. This is the first one ever...Harper looks so little. Well, I guess is was 3 years ago. She was ONLY 3 1/2and already loving fireworks!

The 4th of July is only a few weeks away and Matt and Harper are already getting ready. She loves to go out the driveway and 'light' things off. Matt got her some kid friends sparklers (or at least as kid friendly as they can get) and she loves them. Cousin Craig was over last week and they started lighting thing off. They of course had to add in the ever so popular smoke bomb -which Harper wasn't so sure of at first but got the hang of it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Singing in the rain

After the hard rain, thunder and lightening was over.. Matt and Harper decided to go walk in the gutters. They had a ball. Only thing missing was a pop sickle stick!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The PIT's progress!

Mitch and Matt are making great progress on the monstrosity... oops, I mean the PIT!

It's alive...

I was going through some old email and came across this one that Matt has sent me on 06/14/2008. I know it's old, but it is sure funny!

It was an average Friday afternoon. We cleaned the shop like we do every week and I clocked out. I needed to run a couple errands down town, the bank, the parts store, nothing out of the ordinary. As I pointed the Intrepid towards town, I realized that something was different about this day, I couldn't explain it. There was a strange aura coming from the downtown area, kind of an erie glow, It was like I could see evil all around. I didn't pay too much attention to it, I figured I was just seeing things after a long day at work. I hit the bank and made it to the brake house and figured I'd drive by the pub for the hell of it and see if anyone was there. I got to 13th and L street and started smelling the most foul smell I have ever smelt. At first I thought I may have farted and not known about it, I sniffed towards my crotch and it checked out clear. By the time I got to 12th and L, the smell was unbearable and I could see the erie, evil glow was coming from around the corner on 11th street,,,,,,,,,,Right by the Pub!! It was if death itself was all around. I made it to the corner and went to turn left and there it was!! It was hidious, all orange and rust colored with the remnants of imitation wood grain trim and what was once white paint. Once again I had come face to face with my shamefull rusted past,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011





Thursday, June 16, 2011

Spaghetti Tacos

For those of you who have watched iCarly, you will understand this picture!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Holden's Humor

Thought I would add a couple of 'funnies' from Holden. Jayne told me about these and I will try to get them as close as i can remember....

Jayne, Holden, Katy & Caroline were heading to Marion for Jordan's graduation. Holder was getting bored so Jayne told him to look for cows and windmill. Holden asked what a windmill was so when they saw one Jayne pointed it and and explained what it did. "The windmill has pump that pumps the water up from the ground and that is what makes it turn." Holden was quiet for a bit and then says "I bet the
water sure gets dizzy." Jayne, let me know if I'm way off on this and I'll change it.

Jayne had taken Holden to Super Target and there was a bunch of Watermelons. Holden asked Jayne what they were and when she told them they were watermelons he got really excited and asked "If they were full of water?"....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rockport Trip

Brandy, Mitch, Harper, Matt and I went on our annual trip to Rockport MO for our 4th of July extravaganza. We left Mitch/Brandy's house about 9am and headed that way... We got all our loot and headed home.. stopping in Nebraska City @ Arby's for lunch... another one of our annual things!... 4th of July should be fun at Groveland Circle this year!!!! Come join us!

I want one of these.. and one of these and one of these....

Oh my goodness.....

Car is loaded and we are ready to head back to Nebraska

T-Ball Game

Mitch and Matt are coaching Harper's T-Ball teams this year. THE CUBS. We have 14 girls on the team and they are all having a lot of fun.


Good Game - Good Game

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


or as I called it (the Monstrosity sitting in my driveway) Which I was nicely asked to NOT call it that by Matt. "It's the PIT" Matt and Mitch's brainchild of a smoker they are beginning to build. The plan is to take pictures to cronical the building of the Pit.. THIS IS DAY ONE....
Trying to get wheels on it so they can stand it up.....

It worked.....

The Pose with the Pit

Action Shot

"Does that look straight to you"

As Mitch was grinding, the wheel broke off and got caught in his shirt.. Almost the first injury. LOL

Harper's first SLEEP OVER

Harper had her very first sleep over last night, with her best friend LIZ! After work yesterday I picked her up from BCC and took her over to Liz's house. She stayed the night and went and picked her up after work today.... She didn't mind being left at ALL. Figures, when Matt and I took her to KC to stay with Steph the first time, she was fine with us leaving... I know we were more worried about it than she was.. What was she, 3 1/2 years old the first time? Anyways..... Laura (Liz's mom) said they had a great time and played hard. Liz has a little sister named Gracee who loves to play with the 'older' girls. I have always thought that Harper would have made an Awesome big sister and seeing her with Gracee just proves it! Anyhow.... the girls were up until almost midnight (Laura is such a trooper, I'm not sure I could have done it)... They played all day and had a great time. Harper is one tired little girl. She fell asleep on the couch about 530 and I had to wake her up because she needed a shower... She showered and then laid on the couch and feel right asleep! Big thanks to Laura, Liz and Gracee for their generosity & kindness! Harper and I are glad for our new friends!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Harper's Humor Chapter 4 Page 4

Mitch, Matt & Harper met Nick & Colton at WildWood to fish on Sunday. On their way to the car they saw a guy putting his boat into the water. He had a eye patch on and when Harper walked by she asked him "Are you a pirate". He kind of chuckled and said "No". Harper then asked him "Why are you wearing a eye patch?"

Flower time Flower time

It's that time of year again when Matt and Harper get all the flowers planted. The didn't do as many as last year (YET) and have plans to go out and get some more. I would really like them to do the hanging baskets to put on each side of the garage. And, NO I didn't help. Wouldn't mind though, but this has kind of been a Daddy, Daughter Duo thing the last few years!

Hanging a new flag in Albion

Mom & Dad got a new flag so Sonja and Harper helped Grandpa hang the flag. After we hung the flag we all stood back and said the Pledge of Alegents. Was touching to see how proud Dad was to hang his new flag.