As I write this, we’re at right around 100 days away from being parents. That’s right, the countdown is nearing double digits. Side note: this blog post is best enjoyed while playing “The Final Countdown” as you read. One hundred days. It seems like an eternity and right around the corner at the same time. We still have plenty to do to prepare for B.K., like a lot, but there are a few steps we’ve taken or started to prepare for a bundle of joy.
PLYMOUTH – A new business plaza that will house six businesses in southeast Nebraska is starting to take shape.Construction has started on the Plymouth Plaza, a complex that will eventually be home to a variety of businesses on Highway 4 in Plymouth, a town of 400 people about 50 miles southwest of Lincoln.The complex is owned by two couples, Dustin and Elise Gronemeyer and Anthony and Robin Drewes, who will operate three of the six businesses: P Town Fitness, P Town’s Daily Grind Coffee and...
After keeping the secret for a whopping five days, Kayla and I decided to announce B.K.’s gender with a bang. We found out ourselves shortly before the Fourth of July. Given we always have a party for the Fourth anyway, that evening we decided to launch fireworks and smoke bombs in blue for a boy and pink for a girl to share the secret. The folks selling the fireworks may have been the most excited, telling everyone at the stand what I was doing and why I needed certain color fireworks.
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Selecting a term
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