April 16, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: Earth Day

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Earth day 2013

Ready for Earth Day next Monday? Well, to get you ready, I have some Earth Day trivia for you.

Good luck on this week's trivia, and don't forget to comment at the end on how you do.

1. What day is Earth Day this year?
2. What year was the first Earth Day?
3. Which month is celebrated as Earth Month?
4. Who is credited with founding Earth Day?
5. What does the EPA stand for?
6. In 2009, what did the United Nations named April 22?
7. What year did Earth Day go global?
8. What other earth-friendly, Nebraska holiday falls in April?
9. Which president awarded the Earth Day founder the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995?
10. On Earth Day, remember to recycle and do you part. What is the most discarded item in the United States?

How did you do? Comment below on how you did! Thanks. . . .

April 14, 2013

Cherry Blossom Festival Adventures

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Brenna and Cole by Jefferson Memorial

During the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Cole and I paddled near the Jefferson Memorial.

Last Sunday, Cole and I traveled into Washington D.C. to experience the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We definitely were not the only ones who had this great idea. The city was buzzing and the metro was packed. Once we finally made it to the blossoms, we ran straight to the Tidal Basin Paddle Boats. Luckily I had scheduled a boat for noon, so we didn't have to wait in a long line. We walked right up to the front and hopped in a boat. . . .

April 12, 2013

Photo Friday: Studying in the Sun

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Cole studying

On a sunny spring day, Cole makes note cards out on the balcony.

It's been so nice here. Sun shining. Daffodils blooming. Kids playing. Pool opening. It's all been great except the increased allergic reactions on my part.

Today Cole enjoyed the weather out on our balcony while he made note cards for finals. . . .

April 5, 2013

Photo Friday: Happy Easter

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Happy Easter eggs

Happy Easter!

For Easter this year, we went to church, Cole made some lasagna, we chilled and we dyed eggs. All of the above turned out pretty good, and I have pictures to prove it.

Easter lasagna

Cole researched a recipe and made lasagna for Easter. . . .

April 3, 2013

#FirstWorldProblems Tweets

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

WaterIsLife.com #FirstWorldProblems Ad

WaterIsLife.com ad in our daily Wall Street Journal.

Yesterday in the Personal Journal section of the Wall Street Journal (really my favorite part of it because it's not wars or finances), I noticed a large, half-page ad. The ad (above) features a barefoot little girl meekly wielding a pick. It's an ad for WaterIsLife.com. . . .