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Victoria's Memory Book

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S: Victoria's High School Graduation Memory Book 1992 - 2011

FC: Life Portrait of Victoria Kathryn West 1992 - 2010

1: Presented to Victoria Kathryn West in honor of her high school graduation from Fountainview Academy June 19, 2011 We are so proud of you! With all our love, Mom & Dad

2: Welcome little one!! We were so excited when you arrived! Wednesday, October 21, 1992 at 5:40p.m. you were born at Mills Hospital in San Mateo, California. You weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz., and measured 20" long. You had a light/medium brown cute little mohawk hairdo! We liked several names, but settled on Victoria Kathryn!

3: The days passed quickly. We went to the mall, for walks, and took naps. Darby knew if she stuck close to you, she would get attention, too! | 3 months old

4: I loved your bunny bib, and it was especially sweet with your little bow!! | What a happy little thing you were! You loved to look at yourself in the mirror!

5: 6 months old! | You loved to eat tomatoes and strawberries in the garden! | But you had a hard time waiting for them to ripen!! | This was taken just after a bath!

6: 9 months old | 1st camping trip at the Klamath River! | Matthew's in the "oven"!

7: Oh you funny, funny girl!! How I loved those pelican bibs!! Sailing with Daddy's friend, Kelly Blythe! | And we read Baby's Christmas hundreds of times! | You spent HOURS on this jungle gym, while I watched from the sofa! Until you went to stay with Aunt Sherri until Matthew was due. It was sooo hard to hear you call her Mommy over the phone!!

8: Victoria's 1st birthday!!

9: What a sweetheart! She loves to go to the park, investigate new things and imitate Mommy!

10: Victoria's the big girl now! Matthew arrived February 17, 1994. She was SOOO excited that we brought home her OWN real LIVE baby!! After seeing babies in the store, and on the playground, she wanted one badly!!

11: Grandma & Grandpa West, and Nana & Grandpa Dickinson enjoyed getting to know you! | Victoria's favorite activity was to dump out her basket of colored beads on the tile floor, just to pick them up one by one, naming the colors, "Poipo, yayow!"

12: 2 years old | 3 years old

13: 4 years old

14: Hold you... hold you... hold you!!! | You loved to dump the money out, then put if all back in the jar again!

15: "Hey, Cuz!!" | Kelsi, Matthew, Doug, David & Victoria!! | Victoria, Anne & Matthew!

16: 1999 | Hiking Cascade Pass | Lookout Mountain with Dr. & Mrs. Dietrich

17: 1999 | First trip to Nana & Grandpa's house ALONE on the plane! You did great, and had a wonderful time!!

18: Summer 2000 | Camping at the Dietrich's cabin near Marblemount, WA | Everyone loved the silly noodles - even Darby! | We're off to visit Nana & Grandpa!

19: Silly you!!! You loved to sit atop the heater vent in our mobile home!! | A good hiding place was found in Fiona's closet!! It was a favorite for years!!

20: Fiona's first violin recital with Mary Caroll's studio (1998) | Train trip to Vancouver, B.C. with Nana & Grandpa to the Science Center, and Spaghetti Factory! | A walk to the barn, and to check on our house being built!

21: 2000 | Hey little zoo monkey!! | It's tulip time! The mud is so springy & squishy! | Even Sarah came this year!

22: 2000 | Picking cherries with Anna Mukamal at Grandma Loeffler's home. | The house is coming along! View from the loft looking toward the barn! | Victoria's 8th birthday!! Winnie the Pooh was the theme, and Mulders were here! | Mother's Day breakfast in bed!!

23: Curls and Easter just seem to go together! May Day surprises for our neighbors! | Victoria 7 years April, 2000

24: We had lots of fun while our house was being built | 2000 | Celebrating Grandpa's birthday! | The kid sized part of the loft! | Fun at Washington Park in Anacortes!

25: 2nd Grade | Picking blackberries the easy way!! | Lang's Horse & Pony Farm Camp | First day of school!! In Mrs. Jordan's 1-3 grade class!!

26: Fall 2000 | Wheelers visit! Mulders visit! West kids at Christmas, Victoria & Malita, riding the train to Vancouver, B.C.!!

27: Grandma West's birthday, Nana & Grandpa visit, face painting with Rachel Fowler, the loft at SAS, a costume class, and gingergread house!

28: Fall 2000

30: 2001 | Angel's kittens potluck at the fellowship hall climbing a tree at a park in Paso Robles sisterly love Santa Barbara beach Disneyland with Nana & Grandpa Dickinson

32: Early 2002 3rd Grade | Hobo days, skiing with Wheelers, winning the spelling bee, Easter egg hunt at Mrs. Smith's, Easter baskets, Bayview State Park.

33: 2002 | Summer & Fall 2002 | Thunder Canyon at Silverwood is so unpredictable!! Now that's WET!!! | First day 3rd grade Seattle Acquarium project Birch Bay waterslides Bringing Lucy home! Boating at Wheeler's and our pond!

34: Early 2003 | 4th Grade | Victoria wins music composition competition! | Fall festival costumes, Rosario campout!

35: 2004 | Tulip time!! Petunia, Blossom & Sweet Pea (Lucy's first litter) Victoria's flour baby! Birthday celebrations!

36: Summer 2004 | The home and barn we designed and built: 13393 Rector Road, Mount Vernon, Washington | Victoria with a Rhode Island Red chick | Park Butte!

37: Christmas at Nana & Grandpa's home | 2004 | Giingerbread houses at Skagit Adventist School Cousins fresh from a photo shoot!

38: 2005 7th Grade | "Give Us Our Daily Bread" Business!! | Ross Dam field trip! | Science rock lab | Ready for western Sabbath! | Canoeing on Baker Lake! | First day of school (homeschool)!

39: Emily Boudreau here for 13th B-day! Concert Mistress of Fidalgo Youth Symphony Grandparents come for Victoria & Matthew's baptisms Riding bikes with chickens! Matthew has whiplash from slip 'n slide

40: 2006 | 14th birthday! In Marysville house. | WMW Magazine Christmas gifts!! | American Girl Play was really well attended! | Science project studying viscosity.

41: Victoria's room in the Rector house!!

42: 2006 | Puppies from our coffee litter! | Hattie! | Sabbath hike at Camano Island State park! | Violin sharing time!

43: 2006 | New room in Marysville house! | Everyone helped paint!!

44: 2006 | Camp Wheeler! | Monroe Fair!! | Rosabelle! | Fun in the water!!

45: 2007 | Happy 15th Birthday! | After a hard day's work picking strawberries! | Anholm's house on Sabbath! | Poor Misty!!

46: HIking at Artist Point, to Park Butte, and backpacking with Pathfinders to Watson Lakes. You were quite the little model at Roozengarde! | Spring & Summer 2008

47: Won the concerto competition, and played the Bach double violin concerto with the Everett Junior Youth Symphony! You loved Mr. Goodwin, your 9th grade math teacher at Grace Academy! Helped raise money for the worthy student fund at Forest Park Christian School by putting on a benefit concert! | Christmas at Wheeler's Thistledown Lane house in Laclede, Idaho | Mrs. Picky, a.k.a. Mrs. Payton helped make it possible!

48: 2008 - 2009 10th Grade Hill Creek Christian School | Back to home school with Hill Creek. Bible Achievement team went all the way to Division at Andrews University! And Warren Dunes! | Ski day at Stevens Pass! | Happy birthday!

49: Fun at Rosario campout! | Ice caves with Lucy & Cruiser | Pathfinder world-wide Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin!! | Tulip fields with Lucy & Cruiser Family photo shoot before Victoria & Matthew head off to Fountainview Academy; taken at Seattle Arboretum in 93 degree heat!

50: Victoria's first year at Fountainview. - Setting up her dorm room - Christmas open house | Ice skating fun in Lillooet! | Last Christmas with the Wheelers in their Thistledown Lane house! | 2009 - 2010 school year

51: 2010 | Megan Metcalf | Melissa Guthrie | Raquel Soler | Jonathan Sharley | Randy, Robbie Folkenberg, Victoria, Raquel

52: Lincoln Memorial New York City skyline D.C. zoo Biking in Sunriver 50th Anniversary! | summer of 2010!

53: Nana & Grandpa were SO surprised when they arrived!! They both said it was the BEST day of their LIVES!! Everything was absolutely perfect, from the setting, to the weather, the colors, the flowers... even Nana's dress was PERFECT!! We only wish Kelsi had been there, too! (She was at Rosario taking Biology!)

54: Crater Lake Fiona's birthday cupcakes! Backpacking trip on your own! Whistling Winds room with Megan Metcalf Elisa Eliasdottir & Ezra Eliasson in Icelandic booth with you for International Supper | 2010

55: We drove down to Santa Barbara, and visited San Francisco on the way! Fun in S.B. even though it was raining! Sabbath afternoon walk at home. | 2010 Christmas

56: 2011 starts a new year! | Winter brings cold & snow! And skiing at Whistler! Daddy drove you and Matthew, Melissa Guthrie, Randy Folkenberg, Christian Welch, too!

57: Victoria's roomie, Megan Kyle Jacobson & Anne join in picture! | The classical concert was wonderful! All who could make it, truly enjoyed the program.

58: Winter and Spring, 2011 | Victoria helped at Pathfinder Fair! | Janelle Guthrie is the curl "master"! | Fiona, Anne, Victoria, Brittany | V, Anne, Brittany, Megan, Danielle, Melissa

59: Letters from Fiona and Matthew

61: Letters to Victoria from Dad & Mom


63: 2011 Graduate! | We are so proud of you!!!

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  • Title: Victoria's Memory Book
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