S: Michael and Beth Carabine 2011
BC: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | Are we done yet???? | Can we do it again?
FC: Michael and Beth, Sebastian and Lily 2011
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
2: Christmas 2010 Barth family | KC, Jen and Kaylen and Cooper Barth
3: Christmas 2010 Dorsey family | Jim, Moni and Sydney and Will Dorsey.
4: Winter in Iowa 2010
5: Kaylen had surgery on a lump on her neck. It was a subcutaneous lymphangioma. The doctor got it all and she is healing. She named her bear Angie. December 29,2010
6: January 14,2011 Will is 10 years old.
8: Move from 930 Amy Circle, Carroll, Iowa to 3212 Koenigstein Ave, Norfolk Nebraska January 27, 2010
9: Cooper and Kaylen help me unpack in Norfolk
10: Sydney is 13! February 18, 2011 | Sydney
11: Sydney and her Dad and Vinnie. Sydney can out fish her Dad.
12: HELL | Michael started to work at Faith Regional Health Services on March 1, 2011
14: MAMMA MIA March 5, 2011
15: Old train station museum in Omaha. March 6, 2011
16: Sebastian is 3 years old today. March 27,2011 | 3
17: Young Frankenstein April 2, 2011
18: Kaylen and Cooper turned out to be really good riders. These two horses are the best kid horses ever. Kaylen had ridden before but this was Cooper's first time. He did great.
19: Spring Break April 2011 | Aunt Faye's for the day
21: Girls and Boy of Summer | Aunt Faye's house. Learning to love dragonflies.
22: Kelsey, Cooper, Kaylen and I went to the carnival when it came to town. It was rainy and cold but we had so much fun!!!
23: Cooper won the pirate mask at the carnival!
24: Bringing Lily Home Her eyes said "Come and buy me." I'll be as good as gold. I'll never chew your slippers I'll give you faith untold." Her eyes said "I'll amuse you, I'll take your mind away from silly little worries-- How you and I could play!" Her eyes said " Do not leave me; We three belong together. I'll follow you across the world through fair and stormy weather." Her eyes said "Come and buy me; I'll love you all the way"" Without a single second thought I took her home that day!!!
25: Lily Savanna Banana 2011 February 27, 2011
26: April 30, 2011 We went to Newport to Sandhills Puppy Paws and picked up Lily. She was so glad to see us. She instantly fell in love with her Daddy and snuggled in for the ride home.
27: Lily in her new home getting to know her Mom and brother.
28: May 8, 2011 I love when we can all be together. It was a great Mother's Day
29: May 11, 2011 Cooper is 6 today!!!!
31: May 21, 2011 Ashfall Fossil Beds We have the best adventures.
32: May 24,2011 Our 8th anniversary. 18 years together. | Would I do it all again? After all the years and all we've been through? Would I do it all again? Knowing now what I didn't know then? IN A HEARTBEAT!!!!!!!
33: Defying Gravity Something has changed within me, Something is not the same. I am through with playing by the rules of someone else's game. Too late for second guessing, Too late to go back to sleep. It's time to trusts my instincts.... Close my eyes....And Leap!!!! Together we are unlimited. Together we'll be the greatest Team!!!
34: June 3rd and 4th Faye and Amber and Aubrey came for the garage sale. Kaylen and Cooper were here and sold cookies. They made lots of money.
35: Michael wanted to know where the water from the faucet outside would go...would you believe...into the living room. Now we know...Had to bring out the extreme extractor!!!!
36: June 18, 2011 We left for Sedona Arizona. Fun and adventures.
37: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
38: The best times in life are spent just having fun together.
39: happy days | Traveling together and the stops along the way are the best memories ever. You people just make me smile!!!!
40: June 19, 2011 Kaylen wrote this for Grandpa on Father's Day.
41: Happy Father's Day, Grandpa
42: Saturday July 9, 2011, We went for a ride to Columbus Nebraska to have lunch and ended up driving home a new 2011 Tacoma pickup.
43: We've been together since way back when I want you to know, after all these years. You're the one I want whispering in my ear. You're still the one I want to talk to in bed. Still the one that turns my head We're still having fun and your still the one. You're still the one that makes me laugh Still the one that's my better half We're still having fun and you're still the one. You're the one that I love to touch Still the one and I can't get enough We're still having fun and you're still the one You're still the one that makes me strong Still the one that I want to take along We're still having fun and you're still the one. July 3rd 1993 to Now!!!!
44: July 21, 2011 Trevor has to come to the hospital in Norfolk because he has a perforated colon. Aubrey and her Mom come stay with Aunt Beth and Uncle Michael while he is getting better. Aubrey becomes friends with Sebastian,,,,kind of. Sebastian earned the name bad kitty cause he slaps Aubrey's hands when he has had enough. Grouchy old kitty.
45: The dog is happier to see Aubrey. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship if Aubrey can just talk someone into bailing her out of jail. | Aubrey couldn't find the phone to call and see how her Daddy was , so she tried to use the tv remote. "Daddy please get well I will be up to see you soon."
47: August 3, 2011 Sydney and Will and I had a wonderful adventure at Ashfall Fossil Beds. Then we had a great lunch at Green Gables. I like exploring with these kids.
49: Sydney and Will and I had a wonderful time together. We went bowling, to garage sales and then just kicked back and relaxed at home with Lily.
50: Cooper is 6 and this is his first year playing football. Grandma thinks he was the most improved player.
51: YMCA 2011 Dolphins
52: Oh, What a night Late December back in '63, What a very special time for me. Cause I remember....What a night, | September 10, 2011 Kaylen, Kelsey, Colleen and I go rock out to the Jersey Boys. We always have a great time on our "girl adventures".
53: Kaylen and Cooper and Colleen and I went to Wayne to see Kelsey and we went to the planetarium. It was fun seeing Kelsey's room and walking over to the planetarium to see the show. We went to eat Chinese food. Fun afternoon.
55: We spend some time in Brenham Texas. This is where they make Blue Bell Ice Cream. And there is nothin' better than Blue Bell Ice Cream
56: You can tell you are almost "home" by the scenery and the wonderful smells of good food you can only find when you go home!!! | Texas
57: Happiness... Getting to spend your birthday with family. September 27, 2011
58: Chris, Donna, Blake, Marla, Michael, Beth and Lily. 2011
60: Jim | 42 candles
61: October 15 | before | after | Aubrey's 1st haircut.... Aunt Beth gave her Daddy his 1st haircut too au | Aubrey is so good and sits soooo still!!!
62: Colleen, Kaylen and Cooper and Grandma at Poppy's Pumpkin Patch 2011
64: We take a walk in the woods and find all kinds of photo ops. Thanks goodness these kids don't mind getting their pictures taken. It was a cold day but warmer in the woods.
66: Happy Halloween 2011 | Cooper | Kaylen | Will
67: Lily | Kaylen and Cooper
68: Colleen, Faye and I went to Omaha to see Spamalot. The show was interesting but the people around us provided the most entertainment. November 5, 2011
69: The kids go back to School Sydney is in the 8th grade Will is in the 5th grade Kaylen is in the 4th grade Cooper is in the 1st grade. 2011 | 8th Grade
70: Some of the fun things we love to do....... is shop and snuggle | And....eat out. The Black Bear Diner in Sioux City, Ia | And just be silly!!
72: Kaylen is 10 years old November 28, 2011 | Kaylen
73: We spend Thanksgiving in Omaha this year at KC and Jen's. We help decorate their Christmas tree and help Kaylen celebrate her 10th birthday.
75: Kaylen plays in a Christmas concert at Reagan Elementary on in November 30 2011.
76: It's my party!!!!!!!
77: Michael, Jim, Sydney, Will, Colleen, Kelsey, Lily, Sebastian, Nina, KC, Jen, Kaylen and Cooper help me celebrate my birthday. | December 23 | 61
78: Grandpa was using the electric knife to carve the turkey and Kaylen asked why he was using a chain saw to open up the turkey!!
79: Christmas with the Barth's | 2011
80: Christmas with the Dorsey's 2011