Sunday, November 8, 2009


Ugh, I'm tired of people being sick! We've been lucky because everyone seems to only be getting it for a day around here but seriously, it's barely November and everyone's sick everywhere!

I'm not usually a germ-a-phobe but I feel like my entire house needs sanitized from top to bottom. I know every towel in this house has been washed at least twice in the last week and when we all just sit around feeling like crap then nothing gets accomplished in this house other than dishes and laundry.

We are in the process of decluttering our house and trust me, when you live in a house this size with this many's time. I will feel so much better about it when we're all done but it has felt good to get done as much as we have. We were just really hoping for a more productive weekend since we had Corey home this weekend.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Arbor Day Farm

This past weekend Corey, Shaylynn, Jordyn and I went to the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City.  We had so much fun and learned alot too!  It was so peaceful and adventurous and the apples were delicious!

Here’s some random pictures from our day.


Jordyn had an owie so Shay was tending to it.


This was randomly placed on the trail.


Can you tell what this is?  It’s a bat that fell out of a box that Shay opened.  Needless to say, she wasn’t too excited to open the next ones.


What an adorable family I have!


On the Discovery Ride…an hour long tour of the entire acreage.


The Apple Trees (a very small portion)


Our family on the ride (Jordyn just woke up and Shay was eating a ring pop)


Sitting on the bridge



Thursday Kaden had eye surgery so we got to have a play  date with Kobie and Keenan!  Here are a few pictures from that as well!




The whole crew


The big kids riding the little 4-wheeler

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Say What?


The Nebraska State Fair!

Over Labor Day weekend we had some great friends, Kent and Erin Gerih, come down and spend time with us from McCook. Kent’s main goal for this trip was to go to Bass Pro Shops. They got in late Friday night (ok, late for me!) and we planned to get up and go in the morning. Well…we didn’t get started quite as soon as I had planned because I was simply going to go up to the Cenex and get the boys Biscuits and Gravy but it ended up taking me an hour. (long story) Anyways, I finally got back and we headed out. Kent had full intentions of being there at least half of the day, so they Campbells started off the trip with jerky, sour gummy worms, Diet Coke and Root Beer. The kids had a blast! They saw the fish, the boats (Corey and Jordyn enjoyed this part the most), and best of all…we did the hunting simulator! I really think I should take up hunting because I kinda kicked butt!! We had a great time and Kent found a little of what he was looking for as well.

After that we headed over to Quaker Steak and Lube for lunch. It was a cool place with yummy food! I had their fresh baked potato chips…mmmmmmm!

Saturday night we went to the One Eyed Dog in Eagle to watch the game. Needless to say, we were all ready for bed by the time we got home. Ok, so the girls, Erin and I were…the guys hunt out and drank a couple beers first.

Sunday we went to the State Fair! This was a first for Kent and Erin, but I’m sure it was the first of many since it’s moving to Grand Island.


Kent was supposed to eat a Corn Dog so we got his proof pictures!

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Then Erin and Corey tasted the Corn Dog!

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But the girls got their own!


Here’s some more pictures from the day.

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The whole crew watching the parade!


Thanks Kent and Erin for a great weekend! We had a blast with you guys and you’re welcome back anytime!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Busy Weekend!

Last weekend was Skyler's Confirmation. We went out and got to spend Saturday evening with Mom, Skyler, Niki, Keenan and Kobie. We went to eat supper at Kerry's. After we were finished, Mom and Skyler had stuff they needed to get home and take care of for Sunday so Corey, the girls and I along with Niki, Keenan and Kobie went to the park (it was nice!) and played for a good hour or so before we headed back to moms for bed. Kaden got to spend the afternoon/evening with Scott in the field!

Kaden and Jordyn did alot of strolling around with Corey at Hunters' Lounge in Waco during Skyler's Confirmation Open House. They both had fun and no one had any complaints :)

Guess this is what happens when you leave your boots lay never know who will be wearing them outta there!

Skyler and her sponsors, Niki and Clay.

Shay had her Spring Program last Friday night and did a wonderful job singing all of her songs. Their last day of school was Tuesday so she's off until August! (We're already finding lots of things to do OUTSIDE to keep them busy!)
We have definately been spending alot of time outside the last few days while it's been nice but of course our girls know EXACTLY how to make mud if they can't find any to play in. We've already got a routine set up for when we come back in the house and it consists of dropping their shoes and all of their clothes right inside the back door and straight to the tub. They've been getting multiple baths in a day!
The kids got to ride around with Corey and Brody while I packed for Confirmation. Both of them always have such a great time when they're out riding!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Been Busy!

Yep, it's been a while, but I'll guarantee you that we've been busy! A couple weeks ago we went to Claire Ehler's birthday party at the Children's Museum and the girls had a blast! Well, all the kids had a blast (even Corey!).

Kaden and Jordyn were definately lovin on each other!!

I know you're all surprised but they got to dress up and Shay LOVED it!

Here's the boys! Having a house full of girls, there must be something to even it out. Duke and Rocky were finally able to be caught on camera snuggling. They know as soon as I get the camera out most of the time and are both up and moving. Ya know, they wouldn't want anyone to think that they actually get along and like each other!

It got nice outside finally! The girls had a great time playing but since there wasn't any mud to play in, they made their own with the water from Duke's dish and the dirt by the house. Jordyn wanted her hands clean...since she was already dirty, I showed her how to wash them in the dish and wipe them on her shirt! :)

Shay and Jordyn had alot of fun at Easter! We went to the Seward Country Club with the Cradick side of the family and then drove to Ceresco to hang out with Sharon and the Peterson side of the family! Most parents have nice pictures of their kids in their Easter dresses together...not this one. If I try to take their pictures together on purpose it ends up frustrating me because they're both pains in the butt! Here's Shay above, outside of Sharon's house, looking for candy!

The Easter Bunny came to Grandma Cheryl's house and hid the eggs outside this year!

Hope you're all enjoying the spring and wonderful weather as much as we are!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Skating Fun!

The last couple weekends Corey has been out of town teaching. He taught in St. Louis and then New York this weekend. We though have definately been keeping busy. The girls and I have spent alot of time at the rink from helping with birthday parties, to playing dodgeball, to riding on the scooters.

Shay has been taking skating lessons at the rink also on Thursday nights. She is having a blast. She's a pretty good skater so now Rhonda's teaching her to skate backwards and do her crossovers when she's turning.

I'm very excited to say I'll be getting in my very own skates this week as well!! I'm definately excited about that.

Of course, Julie's always taking pictures!

Shay went to Taylor's birthday party at the rink last Saturday morning!

As you can see, Jordyn was a tad bit tired and Brody skated around with her (he's a much better skater...I wouldn't do it because we'd both wipe out) and she crashed on him. After she was out he decided he'd better sit down! Millie and him are watching her sleep!

We have met some of the most amazing people being at the rink. Vince and Julie love our girls as do most of the other people that go there! They're all very helpful and wanting to play with and hold/carry Jordyn around too. They definately all help us me with my sanity when it's just us!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ice Skating and Playing!

Last weekend we took the girls to Mahoney State Park to play and try out Shay's Ice Skates. Both girls had a blast. We met up with Lori and Rena there and some of their family that we also hung out with at Vala's Pumpkin Patch this last fall. There is a huge play area that you can climb in, up, around, slides and ball pits. They had a blast. We got there around 12:30 and left around 5:30. $2 a person over the age of 2 so all of us got in and played for $6!!!

Last Friday we put braids in Shay's hair and took them out on Wednesday night before i left for Minnesota. The pictures at the bottom are of her braids and then the after curls that she had waited for the whole time!!!

The girls!

The girls!
Jordyn's 4-wheeler