Alexia's note for today:

Alexia says:

Whoo Hoo Cowboys in Texas! not the football cowboys, the real ones

Monday, April 14, 2008


Today was a day of criminals who did not care if they hurt anyone. I don't know if it is my lack of patience today, or that I just happened to get a lot of calls from people who did not seem to care they broke the law. Generally I have a lot of patients for clients, but today seemed endless. Many people wanted to tell me how the County Attorney was out to get them. That's right folks, County Attorney's have nothing better to do them find random people and charge them with crimes. Most of the time they find people that they have never met! Beware, you may be next. But no fear, I know two great criminal defense guys who will help.

I need a new job. That's right all you co-workers who read this. I said it. I need a new job, today anyway. Tomorrow who knows....

And for all of you that want to hear about the exciting life of Alexia.... She is roller skating in PE. Last week she fell a lot, but today was the first day with no falls. Yeah Alexia! We also had the Primary talent show Friday night. Her talent was the POGO Stick. She jumped 12 times. Her personal best is 27. It was voted the most unique talent of the night and the POGO stick was a big hit with the other kids afterwards. The whole talent show was a lot of fun and I will try to get pictures out soon.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Seeing Grandma

We are back from Omaha with Grandma Jody and it was a blast. We went to the zoo, Winter Quarters Visitors Center, and did some general sight seeing and shopping. The zoo was the big highlight for Alexia. I have to say that this is one of the best zoos that I have ever been to. The animals were very playful and energetic. Alexia's favorites were the polar bear who was doing backstrokes and showing off in the water and the gorilla who was racing the kids and banging on the glass. He was really fun because he would look at everyone with big innocent eyes, then he would start running along the glass and hit the window wherever a group of kids were sitting, scaring them. He also seemed to have a lot of fun when the kids would race him along the glass.

I personally liked the hummingbirds. They had several different species and they were some of the most beautiful colors you would ever see. Overall, I think all three of us had a favorite part of the zoo and loved how playful all the animals were. It seems that spring is in the air at he Omaha zoo and all the animals wanted to show off. Jeanne, you would appreciate that we were almost close enough to touch the elephants and Alexia wanted Grandma to buy one to take home to you. I had to explain to her that you can't take an elephant on an airplane, maybe next time.

We also went to the Winter Quarters Temple and Visitors Center. The temple was closed for maintenance, but it sits adjacent to the cemetery where some of our family ancestors may be buried. Mom took all kinds of pictures so she can figure out if anyone is buried there. I think that was the highlight of her trip. The temple was beautiful. It sits nestled in the valley of Omaha's biggest hill that we could see. We went through the tour at the visitors center and the Sister missionary that was talking to us was so good with Alexia. They played little games during the tour and she let Alexia pull a handcart, which Alexia has told me that she could pull all the way around the world if we wanted her too. She can be a silly girl.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I Want My Voice Back

I have figured out what heaven might be like for Brian. I have not been able to talk for three days! O.K. it probably has not been that great since he has had to listen to me cough, throw up, and generally act miserable. I will admit that it has been nice to have him take care of me.

Alexia and I are excited because we get to go see grandma in the morning. I don't think that Brian is entirely comfortable with me driving by myself, but aside from having no voice still I feel fine. I will admit that it was a rough week. I missed two days of work with about 24 hours where I got out of bed maybe twice. I did manage to play the sympathy card with my coworkers and they only called a few times while I was home. Lucky me.

Well, we need to get to bed so we can drive to Omaha in the morning. Grandma has promised that we can just stay in the hotel room sick all weekend if we need to. She will do anything to see Alexia.