Flat Susie’s Manicure

On June 24, 2010, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

I promised that as soon as I got a picture of Flat Susie’s manicure, I would share it.  See her beautiful nails?  She got in on the act and polished Lacy’s nails before she jetted off to South Dakota.  I’m expecting to hear any day now, that she has arrived for her visit with the [...]

I promised that as soon as I got a picture of Flat Susie’s manicure, I would share it.  See her beautiful nails?  She got in on the act and polished Lacy’s nails before she jetted off to South Dakota.  I’m expecting to hear any day now, that she has arrived for her visit with the Stolz’s.

Flat Susie receiving and giving a manicure!

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Flat Susie: On the Road Again

On June 19, 2010, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

It’s been a while since I updated you on Flat Susie’s journey.  We received the sweetest letter and some pictures from the Roger’s family in Omaha.  I’ll share them with you here. Hi, gals! Flat Susie couldn’t have arrived at a better time.  She arrived on May 14th, just as Grandma Rogers and Grandpa Jay came [...]

It’s been a while since I updated you on Flat Susie’s journey.  We received the sweetest letter and some pictures from the Roger’s family in Omaha.  I’ll share them with you here.

Hi, gals!

Flat Susie couldn’t have arrived at a better time.  She arrived on May 14th, just as Grandma Rogers and Grandpa Jay came to visit us from Wichita, Kansas.  As you can see from the pictures, we had quite the busy weekend.  Friday evening we sat outdoors by the fire sipping  hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows.  Flat Susie prefers hers rare, unlike Grandpa Jay, who prefers his blackened.

I think Flat Susie enjoyed watching Kyle’s flag football game Saturday morning.  It’s too bad we didn’t have some pom poms for her to cheer on the team.

After the game, we went to Oscars (our newest favorite pizza parlor) and had some oh so yummy pizza pie.

Then it was off for a walk across the new walking bridge across the Missouri River.  You can learn a little more about this bridge at the following site:



The highlight was when Flat Susie was in two states at one time – Iowa and Nebraska!

Then it was off for ice cream at Dairy Queen and another football game on Sunday.


We said goodbye to Susie Monday morning, as she left our house for her next adventure.  Thanks so much, Larissa, for sharing her with us.  We had a fabulous time!  And, personally, I rather enjoyed having another girl in the house, even if it was just for a short time. :)

Laura, Don, Brandon and Kyle


Thank you Roger’s Family for an exciting visit and the wonderful hospitality!

Well, Flat Susie made one more stop in Omaha, before moving on.   She stopped to visit Larissa’s big sister; and we have it on good authority that they both got manicures during the visit!  We’ll be watching for her gorgeous new fingernails in the next pictures.

Flat Susie’s journey continues as she wings her way to Hartford, SD to visit our good friends the Stolz’s!


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The Adventures of Flat Susie in Lincoln, Nebraska

On April 27, 2010, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

If you haven’t read about our Flat Susie school project, you can catch up on the activity, here and here.  Susie has completed the first leg of her journey and we received word from her as she left Lincoln, Nebraska on her way to Tifton, Georgia.  Thank you so much, Aunt Debi and Uncle Blaine, [...]

If you haven’t read about our Flat Susie school project, you can catch up on the activity, here and here.  Susie has completed the first leg of her journey and we received word from her as she left Lincoln, Nebraska on her way to Tifton, Georgia.  Thank you so much, Aunt Debi and Uncle Blaine, for being such great hosts!  Here’s what Susie had to say about Lincoln.

I arrived at Aunt Debi and Uncle Blaine’s home on Tuesday, April 20th.  Aunt Debi was so excited and welcomed me with open arms.  Matthew seemed a bit confused and not too interested in my visit.   Aunt Debi and Matt volunteer in the chapel at Tabitha on Tuesday mornings.  They take residents to chapel services and then back to their rooms when services are over.   After lunch I helped Aunt Debi and Matthew deliver a twin bed to one of Aunt Debi’s clients.  I also got to help Aunt Debi make tacos for supper and bake some cookies!  I even played with Lucy the cat.  After supper we watched the TV show Lost.

I really got some great pictures. If you want to see any of them full-sized, just right-click your mouse on the picture and select “View Image”. Then, using your browser’s back button will bring you right back here.

I got in a little Internet time.

Seat belts for everyone! In Nebraska, it's the law.

Delivering the mattress.

Playing with Lucy, the cat.

Aunt Debi had to work Wednesday – Friday so during the day  I stayed home with Matthew.  He is home schooled too, just like my third grader!  Aunt Debi’s job involves cleaning, cooking and running errands for people who need help.  Sometimes they go to doctor appointments or even out to lunch.  Uncle Blaine gets to work on a computer all day for his job.  He writes computer programs and designs web pages.

On Wednesday we ran an errand for Dan.  He got a new job as a landscaper and wasn’t going to have time to do it himself.  Yay Dan!!  We spent the afternoons and evenings outside.  I helped Aunt Debi dig up dandelions and weed around her flowers. We went grocery shopping, visited Mary and watched Judge Judy.  Matthew’s grandpa came on Friday and he let me take my picture with him.  On Friday I got to play with Dora and Uncle Blaine!

I loved working in the flowerbeds.

Don't you just love spring!!?!!

These lilacs smelled wonderful!

A fun afternoon with with Uncle Blaine and Dora.

My good friend, Matthew's Grandpa.

Aunt Debi made my visit spectacular. She's so much fun!


I also learned that Lincoln is home to the Nebraska State Capitol, Husker football, the Quilt Museum, the National Museum of Roller Skating, Morrill Hall (the University of Nebraska’s State Museum), and something called the Cornhusker Kickback!

I’m off to Tifton Georgia, now. I’m excited about what I might learn there. My third grader has explained to me that Mrs. Smith is a great animal lover, which I find very exciting. I also love peaches, which my third grader just discovered, is Georgia’s state fruit.

Flat Susie: The Journey Begins

On April 21, 2010, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

Flat Susie began her travels on Monday.  She and our third grader were so excited to begin the journey and discover all the things she will see and learn.  We had waited to send her on Monday, so that she would be here for the dance recital on Sunday evening.  However, in all my hurrying [...]

Flat Susie began her travels on Monday.  She and our third grader were so excited to begin the journey and discover all the things she will see and learn.  We had waited to send her on Monday, so that she would be here for the dance recital on Sunday evening.  However, in all my hurrying and preparations for the recital, poor Flat Susie was inadvertently left at home and we had to show her pictures from the evening.  When the video arrives of the whole recital, she will get a chance to see it more clearly.

Monday morning, Susie set out to visit Aunt Debi, in Lincoln, Nebraska and I understand that she had quite a busy day after she arrived on Tuesday morning.  We will update you with new pictures and information as she makes her way around the country.

We are learning a few facts about Nebraska and Lincoln, today, since that is the first stop for Susie. The details will be coming soon!

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