Thursday, January 29, 2009

Heads up!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will not have a post tomorrow but I will have one Monday. I am not quite ready to make my next post. Just a heads up.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Alexander Haag

My plan of scanning some old photos and posting them on my blog really didn't work out like I had planned. I am still going to try to get some photos from the past posted on here but it just won't be this week. I wanted to make sure I got a post by Friday so maybe I will make an extra post of "Alex" pictures once I get this whole scanning thing figured out.

Okay - so person number one that I would like you to meet is Alex Haag. Alex graduated from Republican Valley High School in 1999. I met Alex while attending Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. After he graduated from MPCC he went on to UNK and graduated with his degree in Ag. Business. He lives in Indianola now and that is where I spend most of my weekends also! Since I wasn't able to use any pictures (yet) from our Mid-Plains days I just chose a couple pictures from the past year.

New Year's Eve 2007. He's real big on PDA!

Alex is a good cook when he gets in the "mood" to cook. Here he is doing what I like to call the "cooking dance" and the food he made up that night was very good!

Whenever Alex isn't at work he likes to go out to their family farm. He seems to be busy all the time if it's not at their farm then he is helping someone else on a different farm. This particular day we were helping a friend move cattle and Alex is on his horse Thunder.

Alex does not hunt. We were just out at the farm one day shooting some old guns.

This is a photo of us one night at Night Tracks in Indianola one weekend when his family was all in town.
Alex does not ride bucking broncs or bulls (or Dusty) but he does do some team roping. Obviously in this picture he is not roping but joking around on Dusty. Whenever they have roping practice at the arena in McCook Alex tries to make those. Last year he never competed in any competitions but the year before I went along with him and his partner to Broken Bow; it was a good time! Consider yourselves introduced to my pal Al! Next week we will be meeting his sister, Lindsey, one of my best friends!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Something to look forward to...

I have decided to try something new with my blog here at the beginning of the year. Why? Basically because I need to get a new digital camera and just haven't taken the plunge yet. Anyway, I have friends that don't live in the surrounding area (and friends that don't know the state of Nebraska stretches further west than Lincoln) that none of my friends here in this small village know. I want to change that! I am going to be doing a little "segment" each week of people that I would like all of you to meet! I am anticipating hilarious-ness (and tears) since some of these pictures date back 8 years ago! I am going to try to keep as much personal information out if the "segments" as I can but still enough for you to get an idea of who this person is and why they are my friend, or why I might still be their friend! I am going to HOPE that by every Friday I can give one person their "15 minutes of fame" on my blog. I hope you enjoy meeting new people because I know this is going to be a fun trip down memory lane for me!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Nick and Lindsey

Hey guys! I was wondering if you would send me those pictures from the time Alex and I were there visiting. Also, Lindsey I don't know if you still have them or not - but I can't find my Fort pictures. I know you sent them once but yeah - who knows where they are now. Anyway - if you have them could you please send them to me. Nick, aren't you proud - I am updating the blog!!!

Mama Cat turns 50!

For those of you that attended the surprise birthday party for my mom's 50th birthday, you know this post is really late!!! We have been so busy at work that I just have not had a chance to keep this thing updated! I am going to try to stay on top of things but I can't make any promises!! Anyway - we (me, Steven, Emily and Joseph) had a surprise birthday party for my mom. She was really surprised and had no idea! She told us that she knew we probably were going to have a party but she didn't think it was going to be the weekend before her birthday. There were a lot of people that showed up and it was really a lot of fun. These are some pictures from the evening.
Her birthday cake that Julie Vrbas made - it looked and tasted great!
The Humphrey fam. Steven, Janae and Evan were able to make it back and Emily and her boyfriend Justin were also able to make the trip. Mom had no idea they would all be coming back!!
My friend Dusti also made the trip!!! I met Dusti when I was going to school in North Platte and then she was one of my roommates when I lived in Omaha. She lives in Cody with her dad and she made the trip for the party!
Me and my sister
Not a really great photo but it's the only one I had of just Steven.
Emily Joseph
My mom and her mom. My grandma made the trip from Norfolk to surprise Mom. Along with my grandma, my grandpa and my aunt Debbie also came to join in the celebration.
My mom, Grandma and me.
Broseph and Gma.
Aunt Debbie and Grandma. Debbie is the second oldest of five; my mom is the middle child.
My grandpa Bob and Mom.
Grandpa and Debbie.
Mom opening some of her presents.
Grandpa, Mom, Debbie and Grandma. It was so great that they were able to make it back for the birthday party on such short notice!!
Something was pretty funny!! I made up flyers (which is in her hand) and put them around town letting everyone know that her birthday was on the 4th and to stop up to the elevator for cookies, rolls and coffee. The headline said - Look who is excited to turn 50 - and there was a picture of her when she was young and she isn't smiling at all - she actually has a scowl on her face. That may have been what was so funny in this picture.
Me, Mom and Emilia. The glasses make me laugh!!
Mom and Broseph feeling the love.
Torwards the end of the night!!!
It was a lot of fun and it was great that the party was kept a secret!! Thank you to everyone!