Sunday, October 28, 2007

Do it for the children!

I showed Claremarie the blog about the Hannah concert. She was highly disappointed that there was only one "compliment". Come on people. Help make her day and leave a "compliment." Kids....always good for a laugh in between the crying and yelling and vomiting and coughing and doctor visits, but enough about our weekend.......

Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's Hannah Time

For the last week it has been all Hannah (Montana) all the time around our house and also in Omaha. Sam said even at Menards all the adults were talking about it. It was a great show, kind of like watching high school musical live. We had pretty good seats. For those of you familiar with the Qwest, we were sitting in the first row of the upper level in the middle of the venue. The show was very family friendly. I especially appreciated the fact that Hannah/Miley and all her dancers wore very modest clothing all night. They all changed about 10 times and I think the most racy it got was sleeveless. Claremarie has been so excited about going. Even though Camden loves Hannah too we decided to let Claremarie invite her friend Lauren. (Camden was fine. He got to play with his friend Ben all night.) Sam and I also went. There were so many little girls and a surprising number of boys as well. The Jonas Brothers were first (another Disney creation) then Miley came out for awhile followed by Hannah Montana and then Miley closed down the show. The Hannah portion of the show was definitely the most popular. Claremarie and Lauren loved the lights, fireworks, and confetti at the end. All in all a very fun night.

Before we went to the show, we gave them both Hannah t-shirts that I got at Younkers, face tattoos and hair glitter (from Nobbies). On the way to the concert we let them open little gift bags that had a Hannah activity book, Hannah rings (Nobbies) and glow bracelets and necklaces. This saved us a lot of time (no standing in line to purchase things at the concert) and money (t-shirts were $30-50 and glow necklaces were $10, I paid less than $25/per kid for everything). The girls loved everything. Claremarie has been telling everyone that the concert was "AWESOME".

Everyone keeps asking how we got tickets and how much we paid. Even though I feel that the latter is kind of a personal question I also don't want everyone thinking we spent hundreds of dollars for the tickets. So, we got the tickets in the presale by having a free, temporary membership in the Miley Cyrus fan club and they were $40.00 a piece.

Monday, October 15, 2007


This blog is going dark for the week as we are out of town and only have minimal access to the internet. What a week to be gone especially due to the events in Husker Nation today. I guess there will be plenty of time to hash things over next week. Check back for an update and for vacation photos this weekend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Halloween is coming!

I really have no intention of turning this into a political blog, especially since some of you are not of the same mind as I am. I may start another one where I can vent. I think I may need a place to do that over the coming year!!! With that being said, this picture is too good not to share.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The "Problem"

On the way home from Awana on Wed. night Sam and Claremarie were reminiscing about the days before she was in school. Every Wed. when Sam was home with her they would have bowtie pasta with ham and alfredo sauce for lunch. They were discussing how good that always used to be and Claremarie says somewhat disgustedly, "Yeah, we don't get to have that anymore ever since your alcohol problem." Sam said he was laughing so hard he could hardly drive. He did correct her by saying, "You mean my cholesterol problem." She just said, "All I know is that I don't get alfredo anymore!"