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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Turning 5

Eva's 5 now so I thought I'd share a few things about my favorite girl.

1. She lost her first tooth just days before her 5th birthday.

2. She gets in trouble at school sometimes because she's very protective of her "boyfriend". She told me today that it makes her so sad that other people like him because she liked him first! Is this starting already?

3. Her favorite TV show is The Super Hero Squad Show and she likes Hulk and Iron Man the best.

4. She is very sweet and cuddly. She often just wants to sit in my lap and tell me how much she loves me.

5. Eva is finally getting better about letting me fix her hair and she's starting to take more of an interest in wearing clothes that match and are clean.

6. Her favorite movie right now is This Is It. She asks to watch it daily and her favorites are the monsters (Thriller), Beat It, and are you walking (Smooth Criminal).

7. Eva's favorite color is pink.

8. Eva doesn't like cake or cookies. She blew out her candle in ice cream.

9. She has no fear. This girl is our little daredevil. She also likes to hike and camp--which makes her dad very, very happy.

10. She has some imaginary friends. They all have weird, made up names like Sheemy, and Keyloo. She likes to dress them up, too. Sometimes they are guitars. Sometimes they are the rail posts on the stairway.

Our little Eva is so wonderful and we are truly blessed to have her as a part of our family!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mini Me

It's possible that my daughter has seen me on more than a fair share of Skype calls lately. That's what happens when you have 3 business partners that live far away. She also kept throwing up her hands and shaking her head a lot. I wonder where she got that from?

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Eva lost her first tooth today. We did a mini photo shoot but didn't do it until it was dark and all Eva wanted to do was show off the tooth...not the cute hole in her smile. Caleb wanted in on the action, too. When I showed them this picture I told Caleb that he looked serious. Eva chimed in and said, "And I look AWESOME!".

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Promotion and Tenure

I think I need to learn the Nebraska fight song.

Some members of Carl's department at the University asked him to go up for tenure a year early. It doesn't hurt to try. So, for the past several months, he's been going through all the stuff that entails. Paperwork, reviews, more paperwork, waiting, etc....

It's been a little stressful.

Carl told me this morning that it's a done deal. He got it (effective August 16th). I can't help but feel super blessed at a time when so many others struggle with job security. He found out on the same day that UNL announced $3.6 million in cuts. I asked Carl if this could ever happen to him. He said the only way he could lose his job is if he royally screws up or they get rid of his whole department (which, for Mechanical Engineering is very unlikely).

Good thing I love it here.