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Monday, July 19, 2010

an afternoon @ the zoo

the como zoo! it was a perfect day to visit the zoo. the place was packed with visitors shuffling from one exhibit to another. as we made our way around the zoo we saw: one polar bear pacing, a lion sleeping in the sun, a tiger roaming, a giraffe excessively licking a pole, a primate with a tshirt on it's head, and several hundred butterflies fluttering about. it was a great day!

a pre-zoo picnic - jimmy johns

fran, tim and i - by the zebras

sisters and a giraffe

the butterfly exhibit

photo ops by the water


@ the cabin

we spent the afternoon @ the lake. mom made brats, we picked wild raspberries, and got a little sun. it was a beautiful day. the colors of the lake and sky were breathtaking.

dad's 50th

my dad turned 50 this month. a surprise party was thrown in his honor @ the portage in floodwood. we had good food, lots of laughs, and caught up with family and friends. i love my family! happy 50th dad!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

waco on the 4th

tim and i have never repeated a 4th of july venue. since we've met, every year we have gone somewhere new to celebrate our nations independence. but, we had such a great time last year in waco, we knew we needed to come back. a big thanks to kate and mike and lou and kathy for your very generous hospitality. you make us feel like part of the family.

happy 4th of july!

becca and i

tim and kate

the three amigos - check out last years 4th pic - all three are wearing the same exact shirts. there is no way this could have been planned. they didn't even realize it.

elivs - he was amazing!


in june we went to the musical production of wicked. tim and i went with three other couples. first we went to fireside pies, yummy! if you have not seen wicked, it's a must. you will not be disappointed. we had a very fun, relaxing evening.

becca and i @fireside pies - yummy!

becca, jackie, and i @ fireside pies - did i mention yummy!

during intermission @ wicked

Monday, May 10, 2010


my friend becca did such a wonderful job organizing and arranging the lsro and lsoc athletic banquet! i am so proud of her! great job becca, you're amazing!!

athletic banquet 2010

tonight was the lsro athletic banquet. tim surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. it was a sweet surprise. all of the kids looked so nice dressed up. a fun night was had by all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

God's promise

just a little reminder that He has it all under control! He is so good!
(the rainbow was so large that i could not include the whole arch in the picture.)

weekend trip to mn

this past weekend, i traveled north to mn. the purpose of my trip was to see my great grandma helen (93) who has recently been sick. mom and i discussed and thought it was best for me to come and visit before summer. my weekend was packed full of fun and adventure. lots of time was spent catching up with old friends. in just about 48 hours i crammed two parties, two trips to the villa vista, the floodwood farm and feed swap meet, an afternoon with pam, cody, and harlee, and church. it went by crazy fast. in a weekend that i thought i would snap tons of pictures, i took two. actually, i didn't take any. (thanks auntie pam) i am so blessed to have such amazing family and friends.

ross (25), great grandma helen (93), me (29)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

random - tag

1. open your first photo folder on your computer
2. scroll to the 10th picture
3. post that picture and the story behind it's just what it looks like. tim slow-motion walking towards me. ;) this was taken in san antonio, tx on our pre-honeymoon. after our wedding in mn, we flew back to texas and headed down to the beautiful san antonio. we walked the river walk, shopped, ate at riverside restaurants, and even ventured to six flags. it was a lot of fun. looking through these photos, i realized that we didn't get a single picture of the two of us. weird! good memories, kindof a weird photo.

this was the next've gotta look close, that's right it is me! :)

to all my fantastic readers out there, now it's your turn.

Monday, March 8, 2010

happy birthday rossco!

on march 11, my sweet baby brother turns another year older. i remember vividly going to target with dad and tabi to pick out the little outfit we were going to take you home from the hospital in. i love you ross and i am so blessed to have you in my life. i hope that your birthday is wonderful! i love you!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

snow day 2.11.10

snow in texas! snow! can you believe it! school was let out early today and we just got the call that school is canceled tomorrow! yes! it's hard to believe that these were taken in texas. the most recent news cast said that we are projected to get up to 10 inches of snow! it has been snowing since 3 am and it hasn't stopped since. :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

happy birthday grandma elsie!!

happy birthday to you! love you so much!

Friday, January 1, 2010

runyons....why wouldn't ya?

a trip to mn would not be complete without a trip to runyons. a prefect reason to go, papa's birthday!

sisters and me (missing katie)

leanne and ryan (the newlyweds)

chris and fran

papa and nannie

uncle dennis and me

tim and papa

mother and son :)

ding dong....happy birthday jesus

what a great trip to mn! the end of our trip brought us to eden prairie. we enjoyed lots of laughs, great food, hours of wii (mario style), and lots of great memories were made. tim had to go back to tx early, so i wanted to capture some pictures to make sure he didn't feel left out. :)

the sisters and i @ jake's

the food was yummy. bret and chris give it rave reviews.

leanne and fran

earlier that day ryan had to go back home. obviously bret and katie did not want him to leave.

katie was cold, since the heat lowers after 10, so she used the christmas stockings to warm up.


happy birthday papa!

cute hat!