S: Cory K - Your First 25 Years
BC: With love, Mom & Dad
FC: CORY K Your First 25 Years
1: We spent many enjoyable hours reviewing all our photos, both printed and digital. It was a truly collaborative endeavor; Mom designed the collages and pages while Dad did what he does best, scanning multitudes of old photos and enhancing poor quality shots. The best part of this project was revisiting our many shared experiences over the years. We know there are some events that are not included. Either we didn't have pictures, such as from your recent wedding party with school friends or Don the photographer was missing. Oh who knows, the camera wasn't always with us or your dinosaur ate them! In any case, please accept our apologies in advance. Enjoy sharing your past and create another 25 years of wonderful new adventures. May your future experiences be even more varied and fulfilling than were your past ones. With love, Mom and Dad Christmas 2011 | 'The Thinker' The sculpture behind 'Thinker Productions' | 'The New Eden' purchased by the City of Dawson Creek for display at City Hall | This photo book is dedicated to our son; a student of God and an artist with great potential. | 'Apex'
2: Every baby needs a lap. Henry Robin | We resided in a single-wide trailer on an acreage near Wabamun, AB until our move to Gundy, AB in the fall of 1988. You were such a well-behaved baby, with a never-ending smile that lit up a whole room. You had a weakness for chocolate mousse and spent many hours at Grandma and Grandpa Barefoot's a little way down the road. Born May 9, 1986 at University Hospital, Edmonton, AB 8 lb. 9 oz.
3: Babies are such a nice way to start people. Don Herold | 1986 - 1988
4: "A loving heart will always know the feelings words can't always show" | You loved playing in the water. Parent/toddler lessons 1988 | Grad 2004
5: MAKING MEMORIES | Christmas 1989 | Designed and silk-screened by Eric in 1996 | Wabamun Bikers 1987
6: 1989-1990 | Gundy, AB Preschool Years | Our Gundy home
7: What you liked to do: 1. Play dress up with hats and parade around the house 2. Play with Mr. Potato Head and wear the accessories 3. Go to Campus Kids Daycare 4. Visit Uncle Bruce's Farm in Tomslake | Your favorite hat
8: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu | Grandkids should be spoiled | 2010 Keremeos Visit | 1989
9: Edmonton 2004 Great Grandma Andrus Words of Wisdom for Cory during this visit: "Do what you love, and love what you do" | Kutschker Style | 1990 | 2004 | 1990 | Layla, born Nov 5, 2001 and Sachi, born Jan 30, 2000
10: My First ... | Toothless Grin 1994 | Bicycle 1991 | Your favorite route took you down the block to Grandma and Grandpa Anderson's.
11: Meal I Cooked 1993 | Train Ride 1992 You had everything you needed in your special Ninja Turtle bag. It was fun eating in the dining car. | Scrambled eggs and toast, with juice on the side. The start of a love affair with cooking and baking. | Bull Ride 1998 During the Dawson Creek Rodeo, you participated in the Exceptional Rodeo for kids
12: HAPPY BIRTHDAY | Your 1st | 1994 You had a party at Chuck E. Cheese in Edmonton | 1989
13: 8th at Chuck E Cheese -the hotspot in Edmonton for birthday | 1992 Beavers Troop gave you a surprise party after you had surgery that spring on both ankles. | 1988 | From 1st to 8th Birthday
14: Some Hobbies | Music has always had a special place in your heart | 2001 Birthday | My Very Own Piano 2002 | 1988 | 1990
15: SET BC provided computers at school... at home Dad always found a game or two for you to play | 1994 | 1996 | 1994
16: Always in my heart | After-school hot chocolate and fries Our own travel adventures Teaching you to read music Just spending time together | 2007 Briercrest Visit | 2008 Smitty's Breakfast after an all-night bus trip home from school
17: Cherished Memories | You are always in my heart and on my mind | I love you | Pouce Coupe Backyard 2008 | 2010 at Auntie Julie's
18: Trick or Treat | 1993 Dracula | 1997 The Mummy | 1988 Lion | This was your favorite candy
19: Boys will be boys | 1994 Hudson's Hope Garter Snake outside Peace Canyon Dam. We went camping before going to Aunty Julie's | 1999 "Need for Speed" was a game all the guys played | 1989 Helping to build a porch
20: 1989 | 1996 | 1989 | 1992 Snow Fort We had a huge snowball fight when it was done.
21: 2006 Boxing Day Curling with the Hills/ Hadlands | 1989 Tobogganing with Mom and Rose | 1990 - 2nd Annual Barefoot Ski Spree Uncle Dave was teaching you how to ski and you also tried a ski lesson.
22: Camping Adventures | 1993 Camping trip on way to Winfield Easter Seals Camp | 1998 Barefoot Trip | 1995 Fishing at Moonshine Lake | 1996 | 1991 On the Beatton River | 1995 Moonshine Prov. Park
23: You loved to help in the garden as long as you didn't have to pull weeds | 1989 | 2010 Summer job for the Dawson Creek Community Garden Society | 1989 | Over the years we went on a few camping trips. Your favorite part was the campfire. Remember the Clayhurst trip where we were rained out so bad, we grabbed the sopping tent and came home in the middle of the night?
24: "Family is not an important thing, it is everything" Michael J. Fox | Four Generations | 1998 Barefoot Camping Trip | 1992 - You had a chance to ride the train to see Great Grandma Bell in Winnipeg, MB. She passed away July 25th, 1993. We stayed at your Great Aunt Jean's and Great Uncle Al's
25: In Edmonton, heading to Briercrest 2009 | Barefoot Style | 1998 | 1998 | 1996
26: From Kindergarten to Grad
28: 1993 Columbia Ice Fields Tour | 2010 Riflery skills practice
29: Moments bridging time and space punctuate life like the stars in the night sky Moments to cherish for the rest of our lives Dad | "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana | 2006 Acting goofy as usual | 2010 | 2008 | 2004 | 1996
30: HAPPY BIRTHDAY | 1995 Sleepovers never go out of style.
31: Your favorite guy buddies were Sheldon, Lee and Robert. There were many birthday sleepovers and loads of pizza. | 1998 Off to fight the bad guys to earn your pizza. | 1996 Most birthdays, the fire pit was still under water, but you lucked out this year. | 1998 A baseball trio.
32: Oregon Coast 1994
33: Boissevain, MB 1998 | Road trip with Grandma and Grandpa Barefoot to visit Great Uncle Les and Great Aunt Irene. There was a great playground across the street from Uncle's apartment. | Tommy the Turtle | Killarney Lake, MB
34: 1998 - one of many bicycle rides around Pouce Coupe with Sheldon and Lee | 2002 Guitar lessons with Mike
35: 2008 - Kent and Cory fighting over the lemon meringue pie a specialty of Grandma Hill's | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while." | 1997 - Candice and Cory were great buddies | In 1994 Peter & Leslie of Winlaw, BC had a screen tent set up where we had percussion sessions
36: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | 1991 Our first Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Hill's in Fort St. John. . 'The Boys' - Heath, Cory, DJ & Cole - were a handful. | 1998
37: Hill Style | 2005 | 1998 | 1996 Gathering of the Clan | G.G. Dubeau passed away October 2005. Grandpa Hill passed away April 2003.
38: Summer Time! | 2010 | 1989 | 1998 Cool Dude
39: 2004 - For some reason, we always got smoked out with our Pouce Coupe fire pit. | 1992 Hot dog fanatic!
40: 1997 Gr. 7 Calgary / Lethbridge school trip - Tyrell Museum | 1996 Barkerville school trip | We stopped at Cape Canaveral after DisneyWorld and saw the shuttle moving to the launch pad. | Mom really enjoyed supervising your school trips. A great road trip with lots of fun stuff to do. | Same antics, different year Universal Studios, Florida
41: Florida, Caribbean and school trips | 1998 DisneyWorld. We saw so many characters, even at dinner. | 1998 Caribbean Cruise - you loved the attention from the Captain and he signed your book | 1998
42: Some of my Pets | 1994 Hammie had a hamster ball so he could travel all over the apartment. | 1995 Moses was your first cat. | 1996 Puddles was named after the patches on his coat.
43: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter | What hair colour this month? Christmas 2004 | 1994 Having fun at Killarney Lake playground while visiting Great Uncle Les | Target practice at Uncle Dwayne's shooting gallery, Danish Creek, BC 2009
44: 2001-One of many puzzles you finished | J O Y | 2002 Year of the iPod | 2002
45: 1987 Duffield Daycare-you went there while Mom ran the Duffield Store. Notice your Santa's footwear. | 1988 Helping Grandma Anderson decorate her Christmas tree | 1990 | 1990 At Grandma & Grandpa's house in Edmonton
46: Hot springs warmed by underground lava near Hilo. | Millennium New Year Dinner Party | Keck Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea
47: The Big Island, Hawaii 2000 & 2010 | Spinner Dolphin Watching Kayak Trip | Special Memories 2000 - The helicopter ride over, and walking Thurston's Tube underneath Volcano National Park. 2010 - The many beaches for sunning and snorkelling, then hot tubs at day's end.
48: You always loved dressing up and this opportunity to wear a tuxedo was extra special. Being able to share the dance with Candice topped off your enjoyment of the evening, but the best part for Mom was you walking her down the aisle. | Wedding Bells April 30, 1994
49: In 2003, you volunteered at the Pouce Coupe Library. The next summer they hired you, so you had to change your haircolour (again) to celebrate.
50: Camp Sagitawa The camper becomes a leader | 1998 | 1999 | You started going to Camp Sagitawa in 1998 after trying several others out and continued for several years. In 2005 you started volunteering, first as a prayer soldier and then as a cabin leader. You continue to bless them with your archery and riflery instructor skills as well as your talent with the children.
51: 2007 | 2006 Archery Instructor | 2006 Staff and Volunteers
52: Las Vegas 2002 | WaterWorld and Jaws sure made an impact, and scared us to death. | Lots of free street shows with pyrotechnics | BC Place-site of U2 | The wax museum had Bono, even before seeing him in person at the concert. | We enjoyed all the car shows, hands on at times | Star Trek had a huge display and a Quark's Restaurant
53: Universal Studios, Los Angeles 2004 | We stayed at a hostel in Vancouver for the U2 concert | 2005 U2 Concert Vancouver | T2 was a big attraction at Universal Studios. We went to many 3D performances.
54: Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. | In 2000 Kent rescued a Red-tailed hawk and kept it at his greenhouse for a while | Visit from Rose in 2002 | 2003 1st Exhibit at Dawson Creek Art Gallery
55: so many | LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH | Picking peaches and old war planes in Oliver 2011
56: Kurt & Doris were born Apr 15, 1989 | 2004 Age 15 | 1994 | 2002 Kurt and Doris visited Grandma and Grandpa Hill in Fort St. John | Four Generations
57: Our Family Through the Ages | 2000 After Hawaii trip | 1993 | 2008 | 2009
58: Grad 2004
59: South Peace Secondary High School
60: Post Secondary Adventures | University of Alberta 2004 - 05 | U of A was an adventure and the first move from home. You learned many of life's lessons and at that point became truly independent. The first trip to take you to Briercrest, we could tell instantly that you made the right choice in schools. You continue to amaze us with your determination and perseverance.
61: Briercrest College 2007 - present (2011) | 2007 | 2010 - You made Saskatchewan your permanent home. | "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." Proverbs 24: 3-4
62: 2006 Chillin' with Dave at Kent's over Christmas | 1995 Happy to get out of homework for at least a minute
63: 2008 - One of several treasure hunts at home
64: What a Hoot! May 2008
65: Vancouver Island Bus Vacation 2010 | Ever consider photography as a hobby? Spectacular!