S: Bertha-Hewitt 2002-2012
FC: Graduate 2012 | Cassandra Eve Gordon
2: Grandma Pat | Grandpa Don
3: Great-Grandma Luedtke | Uncle Jeremy | MN March 1994 | Summer 1994 IA
4: Born at Iowa Lutheran Hospital Des Moines, Iowa February 24, 1994 1:03 a.m. 7 pounds 7 ounces 19 1/2 inches There was a blizzard outside, so much snow fell! Walked the hospital floors for hours before she decided it was time to visit the world.
5: Volleyball at NYM 2011
7: September 4, 1994 Dedication Nazarene Church Hewitt, MN | Fall 1995 JC Penny | Auntie Red
8: Grandparents | Grandpa & Grandma Gordon | Grandma & Grandpa Berndt
9: Leech Lake 1998 | June 1994
12: Great Grandpa Luedtke | Lion King was the first Disney movie purchased for Cassandra
13: Summer 1996
15: Uncle Danny | Spring 1996 | Summer 1994
16: Great- Grandpa Berndt | 2008 | 2010 | There's usually a discussion as to who will put the angel on the tree.
17: 2010 | 2002 | Relaxing on the box elder slices cut down over the summer; first winter in the house at 103 Jackson Ave SE, Wadena MN.
19: Balloons are her 2nd birthday; the Boar is the IA state fair 2000; Power Puff Girl is Halloween 2001--so warm that night, it was around 70 degrees in Des Moines; Grandpa Berndt on top was 1997 spring, Connie and Ed were in from Florida, Auntie Red had her salon appt with Cassandra before heading to the IA state fair 2001; had to capture the moment of her shaving her legs for the first time; dressing up with the Wutzke cousins; Dallas fan; little brother so chubby sitting at grandpa-grandma Berndt's; and of course Dillon and Cassandra checking out the newest icon....computers, she was one of the first kids in her class to have one at home, how times have changed!
20: 1996 | Flower Girl at Auntie Gina's Wedding
22: Justin's 2nd | Birthday's always full of balloons and candles, oh let's not forget the cake!
23: 17th Birthday | 17th Birthday | Birthdays always spent with family and dinner; her first was a large affair and daddy wouldn't let her try and eat her cake with any silverware....messy :) Second birthday had a theme, Lion King, after that it was simple and hanging out. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes won out for meal, the photo above was so delicious.........who knew the local grocery store in Detroit Lakes had a bakery with quite the spread!
24: Iowa Lutheran Hospital gave out certificates to new parents from the circus to use them in the lifetime of the child, we rounded up a group of friends in 1999 and we went......it was great!! Cassandra in her car seat is on her way to her first fishing trip. Aubrey to the left, they became friends when she was 8 months old, they spent countless hours together.
25: 1999 | 1998
28: 2005 | 2002 | 2004 | 2003
29: Vergas, MN | 2002
34: 2000 | August summer day, hanging out with cousin Kimberly at Paul Bunyan, Brainerd, where Kohl's sits today.
35: 1996 | Grand Vu Lodge Leech Lake MN 1998
37: 2003 | Clarissa Nursing Home with Alli | Clarissa Gym Performance | 2 0 0 3
39: 2 0 0 3 | Mitchel Corn Palace | 1880 Town | 2003
40: 2003 | South Dakota
41: Valley Fair 2011
42: Behind Mr Rushmore | Toured these caves one evening, makes no difference when to go they are pitch black and damp all the time.
44: South Dakota was the first of our family trips, we went June 2003; Mount Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Black Hills National Forest, The Badlands, Wall Drug, and the Mitchell Corn Palace. | Cassandra
46: Walt Disney World | 1994
47: 2009 Marching Band Florida, USA
48: Our Hotel above, right on the Beach!
50: D A Y T O N A
52: Chattanooga Tennessee
53: Smokey Mountains in the distance | It was a long walk up to the top of Ruby Falls but the view was spectacular!
55: 2 0 0 5 | One night only, the view from our Jr. Presidential suite was above the Horseshoe Falls in Canada, it was fabulous.
57: Philadelphia was our third stop; Niagara Falls, New York, we were headed to DC after the NASCAR race in Dover, DE. 2005
58: 2011 | The trip was 2005
60: On the boat ride out to see the Statue of Liberty, midnight cruise on Hudson.
67: H o m e c o m i n g 2 0 1 1
68: U n i o n S t a t i o n | June 2005
71: Itasca State Park | 2009
72: Prom 2011
74: Two proms this season, Verndale and Bertha-Hewitt
77: 2008 | 2011 | Pep Band | v o l l e y b a l l
78: Took a couple of years off to be a Football Cheerleader
81: B H V
82: 18th Birthday spent at Wrestling Matches, but she had her nails done if you notice in the bottom left photo.... Hanging out at the Excel Energy Center
83: State Wrestling & Varsity Matches
84: June 2009 | July 2009
85: September 2011
86: Hewitt Days and Bertha Days 2010 | Washington DC
88: Homecoming 2011 | King Mathew Frethem Queen Allysa Theil
89: Sara had the camera and didn't realize she snapped the above picture. Great night!! | Great Smiles
90: H O M E C O M I N G 2 0 1 1
92: Hawaii | Hanauma Bay
93: North Shore
94: Pearl Harbor | Anchor weighs in at 20K lbs | It was 90 degrees almost the entire 9 days we were in Honolulu, thankfully we missed the 10 below blizzard going on at home in MN!!!
96: Honolulu Airport
98: December 20, 2008
100: Caesar's Palace | Stratosphere | Las Vegas 2008 | Everyone had their photo taken in front of this
101: Hoover Dam | Vegas and Utah
102: Las Vegas, NV
106: IOWA STATE FAIR
107: Went to the fair every year living in IA, up to 2001. Butter cow lady sculptor passed, wonder who will continue the tradition. | 2010
110: Christmas 2011 | New Year's Eve 2011
112: Easter 2009
113: Christmas 2010 | Christmas 2011 | Tradition started of funny boxers at christmas... Berndt Tradition circa 2010
116: Snapped this on the landing to the basement, couldn't see it with the naked eye......June 17th, 2010
117: Cassandra weeded the garden earlier in the day, since the flowers hadn't bloomed they looked liked weeds, so an hour before the tornado struck the flowers were replaced back into the garden and when the wind and hail were whipping through the trees the replanted flowers never moved.... However that large tree that has a branch down was bent in half by the wind! The left photo is the side street of M-State college. Storm chasers were in town and they made a season ender of this F4 tornado.
118: The pool is not replaced, the school is supposed to be up and running fall 2012, Merickl's is back to normal, 8 families left town for good and the house with the dishes-empty grass lot.
119: June 17th, 2010 | Started out as a nice sunny summer day and havoc struck in the afternoon, around 5 pm.
120: August 20, 2011
121: Persuasion on Cassandra's part brought us a new member of our family :)
123: May 12, 2012 | RELAXING | Vining August 2011 | Inspiration Peak
124: Summer's 2009-2010
125: Thanksgiving Morning 2011
126: That pumpkin outfit got a lot of mileage!3-4 years | H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N | 1998 | 2000 | 2008 | 2009
127: Tessa, Autumn, Cassandra, Sara Halloween 2011 Great carving skills and able to put some great make-up on............ | 2005
128: Verndale Prom 2011 | 2002
129: Spelling Bee 2nd & 3rd Place 2 years running | 2006 | 2007
130: 2003 | 2011 | 2003 | 2009
132: Prom | Autumn, Kathryn, Brady, Joseph, Alli, Austin, Cassandra, Brayden, Dylan, Rumor, Karenna, Tyler, Brenna, Andrew, Nicole, Autumn, Albert, Brooke, Daniel, Steph, Justin.
133: April 28, 2012
134: The perfect look
138: Duluth 2012 Split Rock Light House Lake Breeze Motel Gooseberry Falls Two Harbors Canal Park Glensheen Mansion
140: Temperature stayed a balmy 44 degrees the whole weekend, the rain stayed away during the day......there was 2 hours of sun.
144: POPS CONCERT 2012
145: Fine Arts Award | Vocal Ensemble, Fall Play, Jazz Band, Band Solo/Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band
146: McKee in Des Moines, IA was her first elementary school. Left IA December 2001 and started Bertha-Hewitt.