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2011 - A Year in Review

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S: DUSSO 2011

FC: 2011

1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen

2: January


4: Visiting Aunt Betty up in Oconto, Tony got to stop at Lambeau Field, Home of the Green Bay Packers. It was his first time seeing the renovations at the "Frozen Tundra."

6: Blizzard is coming... trying to keep the driveway clear!

10: SNOWPOCALYPSE 2011 - was quite a storm, left us with over 17 inches of snow. It was heavy and hard to shovel. Thankfully Mr. Lorin came to help up clear our driveway. Chicago was hit hard; leaving cars abandoned along Lake Shore Drive. It took several days to recover from this storm!

11: wonderland

13: Our Super Bowl Party! GO PACKERS!!!

14: Preston pulls first tooth!

15: Seems like the more teeth this child looses, the more mischievous he gets.... hmmmm???

17: Tony will always remember Aunt Betty for her love of schnauzers, rooter collectibles, and her kind heart. She always remembered our birthdays and was a rock for her community, Oconto. Rest eternal, grant her O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.

18: A brief stop in TN to visit our family. Aunt Janel plans a special "PARTY" with pizza and chips.... as requested by her favorite niece and nephews. Aunt Janel never disappoints - we had a super evening of fun!!!

19: A brief stop for BOILED PEANUTS. We all gave them a try, but overall only Tony would eat them again! ICK!

20: Spring Break 2011 leads us to Hilton Head, South Carolina. A weeks stay at at Harbour Point, we had some sunny days, but spring brings rain, so plenty of time for games and even a movie!

22: After a great first night's sleep we headed to church at Christ Lutheran Church and then straight to the beach!

23: Gotta love the feel of sand on your toes and the wind blowing in your hair! We love the beach!

24: A highlight of vacation is getting to pamper ourselves... the children couldn't wait to enjoy BUBBLE BATHS!!!

25: Another treat was driving to Tybee Island, GA to visit THE CRAB SHACK! | WHAT A FEAST!

26: The kiddos enjoyed their cereal on the "breakfast bar" each morning! | GAMES!



33: What a great vacation!

34: CHRIST HAS RISEN Alleluia!

37: spring | Bailey's Ballet

42: S U M M E R

43: FUN

44: We were able to celebrate with the entire Dusso family this summer, when Bryan and Amanda tied the knot! It was a beautiful wedding and all of us enjoyed visiting with our extended family! The children loved meeting cousins and dancing at the wedding reception!

46: Crystal Cave A visit to PA gives Grandma and Pop-Pop an opportunity to take Grant, Bailey and Preston on an adventure!

48: Celebrating Mom and Dad's 30th Anniversary! 8-01-11

50: Philadelphia, PA: Tony, Grant and Preston tour Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell.


58: An impromptu drive on Labor Day found us enjoying a beautiful day along the coast of Michigan. The children climbed this sand dune in New Buffalo, MI as Valerie snapped a picture on her camera phone.

59: First Day of School

60: Grant and Bailey are DOUBLE DIGITS

61: Grant and Bailey are ten years old. I remember the day they they were born, my have these years have gone by fast! They are still adorable and bring us so much joy. HAPPYBIRTHDAY | #10


63: BEDROOMS | Bailey and Grant needed some extra storage, so as part of their birthday gifts we did a little upgrading!

64: Bailey's 10th Birthday Party

66: Grant's 10th Birthday Party

68: Baby Shower for Aunt Janel and Uncle Phil

70: In 2011 the Milwaukee Brewers won their division and Brenda was able to get tickets for both Game 1 of the division series against Arizona and Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against St. Louis. The Brewers won both games! Their win over the Cardinals included a spectacular comeback when the Brewers scored 6 in the fifth inning. Unfortunately the Brew Crew only won one more game in the NLCS and they went home while St. Louis won it all. We had a blast though. They were the best games we ever saw!

72: family fishing fun

73: RINGER'S ROCK | Bailey, Grant and Daddy ring bells together for the first time during service at church.

75: I surprised Jennifer with a trip to Pennsylvania over her birthday weekend. I was nearly tackled when I showed up at her front door! It was an amazing weekend, full of special time with my sister and family. I was finally able to treat Jen to Alotta Colada at Red Lobster - the evening was full of laughter! The next day, all of us celebrated Jennifer's 35th birthday! GOOD TIMES!!!

77: Happy Halloween

80: Layton has arrived! Layton Forrest Tucker Tuesday, December 6, 2011 9lbs 7ozs - 20 1/2"

81: Our First Visit to see Layton! | We were so thrilled to be able to drive to Tennessee to meet Layton just a few days after he was born. Aunt Janel and Uncle Phil make great parents! Little Layton is adorable ! All of us were able to hold this precious bundle of joy!!!

82: Christkindlemart 2011


85: Sunday School Christmas Program... "Through the Eyes of the Friendly Beasts"


87: Christmas Pajamas!!!

93: FEST

94: Milwaukee County Zoo with Aunt Brenda

96: African Lion Cubs Born at the Zoo These three cubs were born at the zoo on July 24th and 25th to mother, Sanura, and father, Themba.

97: As part of our Christmas gift this year Aunt Brenda sponsored the cubs on our behalf of our family. | KIUME (Kee-u-mee) Male, name means "strong" in Swahili. NJERI (N-jeer-ee) Female, name means "warrior's daughter" in Swahili HUBERT Male, named after BMO Harris Bank's lion mascot.

98: Celebrating Christmas and New Year's Eve with Uncle Aaron!

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