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A Year In Review

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2: Fresh fallen snow through the eyes of the young... we had some large snow storms: sledding fun! | WINTER

3: MAKING MEMORIES | Crazy hat day at AWANA; our precious snuggly boy. | Devries Nature Center

4: Winter Basketball Camp Perry High School Lydia and Caleb had a wonderful time learning the basics and scrimmaging

5: Play Ball!

6: Winter Project | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. | ReMODELINg the basement


8: Freezer meals | Kim and I met a couple times to make yummy meals for the winter!

9: Painting project: busy winter, we repainted the upstairs- even had little helpers


11: For Caleb's 6th birthday he wanted to have his cousins stay the night- they went to see Megamind, and then played video games. The next day we had his party.

12: JACOB'S RD FARM | The boys decided to play in the mud and got quite chilly- Grandpa had to come rescue them and take home the naughty dog as well who had showed up.

13: Spring Planting: Added Maple Trees from our backyard nursery"

15: EASTER | happy | Spring Time | Church and a wonderful dinner at Ben's parents'

16: Such good buddies: Doug and Caleb

17: MSU Children's Garden Butterfly House Had a fun day with the Varney's! | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."

19: Fun in the children's garden- a lovely day! | 'All nature sings and round me rings the music of the sphere...'

21: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter

22: Family Night: BOWLING and PIZZA

23: Lydia's Spring Honors Recital Lydia performed very high on her SATs, and played very nice at the recital.

24: 2010-2011-Homeschooling didn't mean being home all the time- History came to life at the Michigan Historical Museum homeschool days; also the nature center and children's museums. | SCHOOL DAYS

25: We enjoyed studying "the ancients" (Egypt and the Old Testament) this year, also the wonderful universe God has created, reading great literature, and learning to divide and multiply. Coram Deo was a fantastic one day a week academy the kids attended this year!

26: Mackinaw Island

27: Winsome Women Ladies Retreat A fun, relaxing get-away with my Mom to Mackinaw Island. It had been years since I had been there. we enjoyed delicious food and speakers and concerts. | Highlight: Laura Story concert. LOVED it!

28: Hartwick Pines

33: Chalet: Memorial Weekend

35: Fun times: We decided to do an egg hunt in the woods. The idea was a real hit with the kids. As always lots of fun was at at the Lake City Beach!!

36: We invited Grandparents over to celebrate Caleb's accomplishments this year in Kindergarten. He reads them a story.

37: Kindergarten Graduation

38: Neighborhood Kickball: Ben looked like the pied piper with all the neighbor kids trailing behind to play kickball. Fun!

39: We introduced the kids to the place where we first began- when Ben asked me to join in the "Couples skate?:) The family night was quite hilarious- we were practically the only ones there- made for a funny hokey pokey time! The kids loved it though!

40: Fitzgerald Park Grand Ledge

43: 4th of July McCurdy Park

44: Lydia turns 8! For her birthday she had Mallorie stay the night and went to see Mr. Popper's Penguins and played tag (mom was "it" at the Park. They enjoyed her new face painting set by becoming penguins for the movie. Then played on the slip-and-slide the next day with the neighbors.

45: We had a fun time at Camp Bethel to welcome Scott and Tara home from China- little did we know they were going to be here to stay! Ben and Steve took the kids for wagon rides They LOVED it! | Summer Time!

46: Kitty Love...

47: It didn't take the kids long to reacquaint with the Dunford kids after they'd been in China for 3 years. | Augie, Caleb and Caedmon

55: GIRLS TRIP!!!!!! | I was so absolutely blessed to enjoy a getaway with these wonderful ladies!! What was on the agenda? Beach, shopping, laughing, pool, more shopping, great eats- with no cooking, more laughing, and even a pamper day at a spa! WONDERFUL!!

56: Shiawassee County Fair | The Kingsley family joined us for some fun at the fair- loved seeing the animals and playing on the tractors :)

58: Had a joint family party for Lydia and Levi- we enjoyed some time at the park and then came back for cake/ presents.

59: Levi shows Grandpa how to blow out the candles

64: HOLLAND | Aunt Mary, Uncle John and kids meet us in Holland for an end of the summer trip

65: Ben and Katie take a ten year anniversary cruise to New England/ Canada, and extend the trip with a couple days in NYC! Great times!! | Anniversary

67: Tried new pumpkin varieties this year. The kids had a blast building forts and going for wagon rides! We love Fall!

70: Lets Carve Pumpkins!

71: Elsie City Market

72: Trick or Treat | The family enjoyed a fun preschool Halloween party at Miss Kim's

74: Ella's 4th Birthday | Starring: Princesses Ella, Brynn, Abi and Annie and Prince Peter

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76: Thanksgiving with the Raleigh family

77: A Day to Give Thanks | Thanksgiving at Howards

78: Trimming the tree and baking ornaments

79: J O Y

80: Christmas in Holland Friday night Christmas parade and downtown shopping, hotel swimming and presents... a tradition we'

82: Christmas in Chicago with the Garvey family: Party at Aunt Mary and Uncle John's | FARKLE | Dylan, Grandpa, Brendan | Ben, Dylan, Brendan, Caleb | Mom, Levi and Dan

85: Perry Baptist Christmas Program- Caleb was a wise man and Lydia had a main speaking part and solo.

86: The kids were so excited to get a Wii for Christmas this year! | Stockings from Oma and Papi

87: J O Y

89: Caroling to neighbor Richard his last Christmas | Fondu Family fun! Erin brought lots of fun things from China for the kids. Cousin line-up.: they can almost all stand now!

90: Baking TIme

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  • Title: A Year In Review
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