S: Life and the fun people in it (2011)
2: Jeremy and me Just Goofin' Around
3: Jeremy's Grandma Johnson made him this hat.
5: Jasmine (Jazzy) | Jazzy loves her monkey. His name is Fred. Unfortunately a few months after these photos were taken Fred was murdered. Jazzy was devastated. She has been coping with her loss with a new monkey friend named Moe. By the way, Jeremy names these monkeys.
6: Terry's 60th Birthday | Old Prague Restaurant Vermillion, Oh | Debbie planned Terry's 60th birthday party as a surprise dinner at his favorite restaurant. I got to have my first taste of sauerkraut balls, and they were pretty good. We also sampled some Czech beers, served warm of course. | Jackie and Mel | Spencer and Jeremy's Aunt Nancy | May 7, 11
7: Terry and Jeremy's Uncle Jeff | Mrs. Debbie Smith | Luke and Aunt Denise | Jeremy and Me
8: We had a bonfire at our house for Jeremy's 32nd birthday. We had some friends over and celebrated with cheesecake. This was the first time we met Jeff and Kelli's baby Lorelei and the first time most of us met Mike's girlfriend kris. | Jeremy's 32nd Birthday
9: Lorelei | Kelli | Jodi, Jen and Lorelei | Jeff and Jeremy | Jeff and Mikey | Jen and Lorelei | Chris and Mikey
10: Mike and Jen's House Party
11: I had not been to Mike and Jen's new house yet. They had a party and I happened to have the night off. We danced to eighties music videos and had some drinks. In the morning Jen made us all breakfast.
12: 30th Grant | Camp Michawana, Hastings, MI June 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2011 | Family Reunion
13: Every year the Grant family holds a reunion. I took over the photography two years ago. The individual family photos are the biggest part of the job, but this year, I took several extras.
15: Left Page: L-R: Me and Reggie~Jeff, Reggie, Thomas~Eric~Jason (2nd Row) Mike WIlson~Uncle Dean~Jeff Wilson~Grant Wilson~Reggie and Caden(3rd Row) Laura Grant~Jenn Munson~Mike~Gma Grant~Emma Fielding and Sara Sisson~Carmen Grant~Eric and Caden~Jillian, Aunt Sharon Wilson and Bill Smith~ Aunt Sharon~Emma Fielding~ (5th row) Colton Brown, Kristin Wilson~Jeremy Smith~ Reggie and Missy~Uncle Dean and Dane~Aunt Carolyn and Aunt Sharon Right Page: L-R: Jeremy Smith~Grant Wilson~Beth Peterson and Jessica Philo (2nd row) Reggie, Caden, Colton~Caden, Jeffrey Wilson, Colton Brown~Holly Sisson, Carol Grant, Caden~ Mike and John Krone~Back Row: Michael, Thomas, Jeffrey, Jilly, Jeff, Kerry, Front Row: Bill Smith, Aunt Sharon, DJ, Beth Kimber, Brad (3rd Row) John and Carol Krone~Mike~Eric~Frank Sisson~ Reggie and Dane (4th Row) Aiden Grant~Ron and Debra Haney~Mary Carol~Brad Peterson~Michelle Philo (5th Row) Jason Waterwash and Jeremy~Reggie~Clyde Grant III~Bob Witwer~Rex Grant
16: Left page: L-R: Uncle Dean-Mom-Dane and Reggie-Ron Haney-Susan Jaynes (2nd Row) Judy Witwer-Shelly Grant-Aunt Carolyn-Deb Haney-Grandma Grant(Dorothy)(3rd Row) Josh Grant-Annebelle Cooke and Caden Grant-Dad and Aunt Sharon-Annebelle-Josh Grant and Caleb Grant(4th Row) Jeremy and Jeff Wilson-Dane Cooke and Jason Waterwash-Kerry Wilson and Missy Grant- Heather Grant and Caden Grant-Caden Grant | Right Page: L-R:Mom-Jason, Jeremy and Josh-Jessica Philo, Carmen Grant and Beth Peterson-Jillian Peterson and Mom-Danielle Peterson, Thomas Wilson, and Kerry Wilson (2nd Row) Jillian Peterson-Danielle Peterson- Danielle and Thomas-Michael Wilson, Sara Krone, Elizabeth Philo and Kimber Peterson-Jeffrey Wilson Jr and David Philo (3rd Row) Michael, Sara, Elizabeth and Jillian-Jillian and Danielle- Danielle-The kids-David Philo (4th Row) David-Jillian-The Kids-Mom-Reagan Cooke (5th Row) Thomas, Kerry, Danielle- Laura Grant, Annebelle, David, John Philo and Jeffrey-Jillian, Kimber, Elizabeth, Sara and Michelle Philo-Carmen and Jillian-Annebelle and Laura
20: Heidelberg for Andrea's 27th Birthday
21: We celebrated Andrea's birthday at the Heidelberg in Ann Arbor. Sara, Travis and Katrina drove down and Jeremy and I met everyone there. | July 9, 2011
22: For our first canoe trip, we got a few friends together and took an hour and a half trip down the Huron River. We started from Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery, traveled at a leisurely pace and stopped along the way for swimming.
23: L-R: Dane Cooke, Missy Cooke, Jodi Hecker, Becky Grant, Jeremy Smith, Jay Fulton, Jen Fulton, Travis LaRue, Andrea Parsons. | July 16th, 2011
24: Missy and Dane came down and stayed at our house for the weekend of the canoe trip. On Saturday after the trip down the river we had a fire and made fire pies. Then we played Rockband and watched youtube videos.
27: We went to Jay's parents cabin a few times over the summer. This trip Jay's sister Lisa came up too. We went swimming and went out on the boat. There was a bad storm one evening and so the girls played the Settlers of Catan and the boys hung out out back.
28: Jeremy's friend Erin had tickets that she couldn't use for the Tigers game on September 3, 2011. I had said that we should try to go to a game this summer because I had never been to a Major League Baseball game before. She gave him a great deal for the tickets and a parking pass right by the stadium. The seats were just a few rows back from the Tigers dugout. We were able to see Miguel Cabrera hit a home run along with a few other players. Jeremy caught a shirt from a Tiger girl throwing them into the crowd! | Unfortunately there was big storm that blew over the stadium in the seventh inning that stopped play for a bit. We got soaked and headed home just after the players left the field. The Tigers were down 8 to 5 when we left. When we got home we looked up the score and they came back to win 9 to 8.
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32: Kelli Beckley | Mr. Jeff Beckley | Jay and Jeremy
33: After the game Jeremy and I met up with Kelli's birthday party at the tap room in Ypsi. | Kelli's crew | Mikey and Kris | Andrea came up to see us | Se | September 3, too
34: Jackie and Mel had Luke's 1st birthday party at their house. It was Disney themed and they had friends and family over. | Jeremy and I went down to Ohio for the weekend. Lukes present from us was a wagon. We also went and helped them decorate before the party.
35: Luke's 1st Birthday | Sept. 10 | 2011
36: September 17th, 2011 Williamston, Mi Wheatfield Inn. | Meranda and David | Meranda had five bridesmaids, April (Mer's collage friend), Kristin (David's sister), Ashley (Mer's cousin) and Jesica (Mer's sister in law), and me. Her colors were turquoise, brown and navy. David's cousin was the photographer and Josh Rocky was the DJ. She had the most amazing chocolate suckers that were filled with chocolate cake. batter.
40: FIREMAN'S FIELD DAYS 2011 | Laura and Jason came home for Fireman's Field Day this year and Lisa was able to come up. Travis and Sara's friends from Pennsylvania made the trip again this year as well. | Lee McCurdy and Travis Nack | Sara Nack and John Fletcher | Andrea, Lisa Griffes and Sara | Andrea and a large pair of glasses
41: Jerell, Sara and Me | Lisa Griffes and Me | Me and some beer | Carly Morris and me | \I had a booth for BG Imagery again this year. Friday night we went to Sara and Trav's house. Saturday night we went back to Missy and Dane's to hang out with Laura and Jason.
42: For Katrina's birthday party we meet at Applebee's in Howell. When I pulled in, all of the girls were standing around Andrea's car with the hood up. We walked over the mechanic's garage, just down the road, and had one come back with us. He looked at it but it was too hot to get a good look. So we went in and had lunch. We had the servers sing to Katrina and she got a free desert shot. After we ate, we had to call a tow truck. The mechanic had told us that he thought it was the motherboard of her Jeep. While we waited for the tow truck we went and got coffees and walked through a Halloween store.
43: Katrina's 27th Birthday Lunch
44: My college roommate Joy and her dog, Buddy, moved in with us for the month of October.
45: Kelli planned a surprise birthday party for Jeff at The Taproom.. Jeremy, Joy , Jodi and I went up for awhile. We had a few drinks and played shuffle board. | Jodi Flavell and Joy Haley | Joy, Kelli Beckley and Krystal | Kelli and Jeff Beckley | Jeff's birthday Party
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49: Reese is Kelli's brother. His work had an outing at Cedar Point and he was able to get extra tickets and Kelli invited me to go with them. We drove Kelli's car and we went down and stayed for and rode roller coasters all day and drove home.
50: Halloween Party Friday, October 28th, 2011 | Andrea and Travis had a Halloween party and all the girls came down in costumes. I borrowed a Dorothy costume from Joy. The boys all came too.
51: Amanda Parsons | Lucas Southard | Andrea Parsons | Katrina, Andrea, Becky, Sara | Melissa and Melanie
52: Amanda Parsons | Lucas Southard | Andrea Parsons | Katrina, Andrea, Becky, Sara | Melissa and Melanie
53: Andrea and Travis had a Halloween party and all the girls came down in costume. I borrowed my Dorothy costume from Joy. the boys all came too. | Halloween Party Friday, October 28th, 2011
54: Birthday Bash | Dane threw Missy a surprise party for her 30th birthday. We had the Grant family over too. We did all the October and September birthdays including Anna, Beth, Brad and Grandma Grant.
55: Missy's 30th Birthday
56: The Grant family Christmas party was at Mike and Jen's house this year. We had a potluck dinner and drinks. Santa came to visit the kids and heard what they all wanted for Christmas. We had a drawing for the adult gifts. This year I drew A. Joan, Jeremy drew Jen and Kimber and Brad drew the two of us individually. I got a coat and Jeremy got a variety of micro brews. | Santa's Visit
57: Christmas Eve 2011
59: Grandma's gifts | Grandma Grant used to make clothes for her grandkids every year. But more recently she has been making clothes for her great grandkids. It has been her thing to put candy in the pockets of the clothes she makes. This year she got a picture frame for a gift and we took a photo with her and her great grandkids wearing the clothes she made for them.
60: I had to work Christmas eve and Christmas Day. I got out of work around 2:30pm and then drove down to meet Jeremy and his family at his parents house for Christmas with them. His mom got us several coffee cups and she bought me a silver necklace. We bought a tricycle for Luke, Harry Potter on Blue Ray for Jackie and Mel. We played an incredibly old version of trivial pursuit before bed. Monday morning we all went to breakfast.
61: The Smith Family Christmas | Christmas Day Evening Elyria, Ohio
63: Jodi had a small dinner party for New Years Eve. She made a dish called drunken pasta, instead of using water to cook the noodles, you use wine. It was delicious! Jay, Jen, Ella, Mikey, Kris, Jodi and her friends, Drew, Sarahanne, and Jeremy and I enjoyed the festivities. It was a calm evening with friends, food, drinks and of course Dick Clark and the ball dropping.
64: It was Jeremy's family's year for Christmas. We had my family Christmas January 6th and 7th. My mom was babysitting Hayden for the weekend, so he was there too. I made Missy, Anna and Reggie pajama pants. They seemed to like those. My favorite part of Christmas has always been being with my family. A. Sharon and A. Donna come over on Sunday to be with us too.
65: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma!
66: Oh Aunt Bones... | Don't worry the bottle was empty.
67: After presents we all played a few games and things got a little goofy. Brooke came over to hang out with us. Anna and I played a short game of truth or dare and the whole group played trivial pursuit, boys vs girls. Girls won... of course.