FC: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
1: May 2009 | Momma & Hunter | may 2009
3: who graduated? | walking the stage | give me that | the man who made it possible
4: Truck Fever | There wasn't a whole lot that impressed you at this age, but as soon as you got in the back of Dad's truck life was good.
5: 1 yr old - May 09
6: May 2009
7: Bethany you absolutely LOVED this dress. So much that within months you totally wore it out! I guess it must be a Dora thing. | It's a Dora Thing
8: Superior Shoot 2009 | This is the 1st traditional shoot that we went to as a family in Superior Wisconsin.
11: Well, here we are back for another round of summer sports. Since soccer didn't work out so well last year we decided to try something with more structure...T ball.
12: This is one of our favorite days of the year. Right away in the morning, but after we dress in all red, white, an we put on our red, white and blue, we go to the Saint Joseph 4th of July parade. After that we play about $10 worth of kid games, and then head home for some lunch. After that it's time to go to hurry up and wait for the fire work show. 7-09
14: For Triniti & Bethany this was a day of fun with friends, family, and presents. For Erin, this was the day when the masterpiece would be revealed. The 20 lb, 3 layer cake of course. With the help of Melissa Gunderson the cake took hrs of solid confusion, frustration, laughing, icing fondant, and memories... | sunny days
15: Triniti 7 | Bethany 3 | make a wish
16: Hunter and Dad | *grab a tube *carry it up the stairs of the tallest slide *slide down and repeat for hours | hanging out by the pool | not a care in the world...
17: Mini golf at Pirates Cove in Brainerd. | This weekend (July 09) was going to be spent in a tent on a lake somewhere, but since we live in MN it is no surprise that in July it could be too cold for that. Instead we went to Brainerd at the Three Bear Waterpark. The kids got their own closed off room to play video games in at night, Chris and Erin got to watch movies in peace, we all had a blast at the waterpark, mini golf was. . . not worth keeping score. . . and the family memories are priceless.
18: those boots
19: any man can be | a father | but it takes someone | special to be | a dad | August 2009
20: You | guys | LOVE | to | set | up | your | Littlest | Pet | Shop | in | the | town | the | drive | way | August '09
21: Little PINK Corvette
22: September | 2009
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24: Off to 2nd Grade (in peace)
25: Sometimes I catch you quietly reading... | 9.09
26: Nobody else stood a chance against these two on the dance floor. They definitely have some amazing moves.
27: Mikkolai and Bethany 2009
29: I found these pictures of Chris and I while I was looking through Melissa and Dan's wedding pictures and instantly fell in love with them. I knew when I saw them that these were the best pictures of us that we have ever taken, and to be honest I don't even remember taking them. This is how I want people to see us together... happy and in love. Of course we have our moments of frustration, usually due to miscommunication, but for the most part these pictures describe how we are together in our marriage. Chris & Erin August 2009 | So In Love
30: Sunshine | Every morning Bethany wakes up, walks into my room, gets right up to my face and says, "Mom my tummy is starving for cereal."
31: unter Dan | 1 1/2 years
32: Halloween 2009
33: Orange | This was my first year out deer hunting. Chris & I got to sit together in an old shed to wait for our kill. We saw 2 deer as the sun came up, but they were too far to shoot. I did enjoy the experience and am excited to go hunting next year. 11-09
35: Playing "Taboo" is one of Triniti's favorite things to do when we get together with Grammy Lisa, Aunt Steph, and Uncle Tim. It is really fun to watch her play because she gets so into it, and her facial expressions are so cute! Dec. 09
37: these are a few | of my | favorite | things...
40: Stitches | I LOVE that you love to cross stitch! It is something I enjoyed as a child as well. January 2010
41: icture perfect
42: all wrapped up | We were out of clean towels so I grabbed this hand towel and wrapped it around you. All you could do was look down and laugh.
43: wonderfully made | A few things you should know about me: | *Leader *Visionary *Fun *Risk taker *Compassionate *Creative *Witty *Bold *Adventurous *Loving *Teacher *Learner *Friend
44: This is how Chris and Erin spent Valentines Day of 2010. Out on the ice, cold, in a fish house, with the kids.
45: I think we spent more time setting up than fishing and we didn't catch a thing, but we sure had a fun time trying!!
46: Maverick | Feb. 2010 | For weeks Chris wanted a miniature Beagle. He researched and looked up pictures of them. He also talked about how nice it would be to have a dog in the truck with him. The only thing he was waiting for was Erin's approval. Not wanting to keep him from his childlike excitement she finally said... fine.
47: It was a cold evening in February, and Chris and Hunter drove out to pick out their pup. There was a whole litter of them to chose from, but this was the only one that came right up to them. It was also the only one with spots on its legs. They took him home and named him Maverick.
48: I don't get it... | you guys don't ever want to | go to bed, but you | like to pretend to. | March 2010
49: Every so often Chris will have flowers sent to the house for me. I love it because I know he is thinking of me. | Thinking | of | you
51: Happy 2nd birthday Hunter! (And happy 26th birthday Chris.) You actually had two parties for your birthday. One at home and one at Sammi's Pizza. I wanted you to have a really cool cake, and since you were in love with trucks, it made sense to me to make you a truck cake. At the 2nd party we ate cupcakes and you got a blue frosting mustache. You also got trucks as almost all of your gifts!! Your favorite thing to do with the trucks was line them up in straight rows. April 2010