S: McKinley Adventures 2011
BC: 2011 Memories
FC: McKinley Adventures | 2011
1: This year we decided to try things we normally wouldn't do, to make the weekends into small adventures! Although this year was tough with Lyndsey looking for a job and going through the unemployment process, we were really blessed to see the Lord's provision in tangible ways despite the financial stress. We were also able to experience many different adventures this year, which was crazy! Ken completed another successful year at McMaster-Carr, and was promoted to the Export Department. We also had some really sweet family time with Bemidji, Kansas, hunting trips, Becky's wedding, and the holidays. Ken shot his biggest game bird yet, and Lyndsey also had her first hunting success. At the end of the year we moved to Seal Beach. We are reminded of God's faithfulness through Hillary and John’s large strides toward better health, good relationships with friends, and the Christmas bonus that was the exact amount of our moving costs, and a credit card. We were very thankful for 2011 – the lessons learned, the hardships, the struggles, the sweet times, the closer we grew in our marriage, and the great family memories. | 2011 Re-cap
2: January | Pig Hunting in Tehachapi, CA
3: Hollywood Griffith Observatory and Rodeo Drive | With Greg, Katie, Kayln, Ken & Lyndz
4: Hockey Games! Go Ducks! | Lyndz & Hill
5: Screwtape Letters Play at the Glendale Playhouse | January
6: February | Beach Trips!
7: These are some of the cakes throughout the year! | Cake Decorating Class
8: March | Belated Valentines Day Lake Arrowhead | Belated Valentines Day Celebration Lake Arrowhead
9: We trained Ponce at "K & L's Doggy Boot-camp" | Jessie had her baby shower in L.A | Jolene and Ken's wedding 03-26-2011 | Bachelor Finale Party
10: Whale Watching in Newport Beach! | March
11: With Shawn, Tim, Meredith, Hillary, Ken & Lyndz
12: March | Dinner at Claim Jumpers | Surprise party in Apple Valley | Ken turns 28!
13: Ken's birthday fishing trip, Newport Beach | Frozen Bananas!
14: April | Becky and Mark's wedding April, 22nd 2011
15: We also went to San Diego... car broke down and took the train home. "Can we order a tow?" :) | Poppy Reserve visit with the McKinleys... but, there were barely any poppies :) | April
16: Easter Brunch at Mimi's Cafe
17: EASTER | happy | Spring Time | Easter Egg Hunt!
18: Lyme Awareness Month. Here we are at the Annual Lyme Awareness walk in Hesperia, CA | May
19: Hillary put on a showing of Under our Skin at Biola!
20: May | College Graduations
21: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH
22: Monster Trucks | May
23: San Bernardino County Fair
24: Mother's Day: celebrating amazing mothers! Lobster and Checker Cake | May
25: All Shook Up Play at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, CA
26: In the beginning of June we celebrated Greg's birthday. We also finished a marriage class at church and had a celebratory dress-up dinner at P.F. Chang's! Not to mention happy hour at Rutabegortz!
27: Grad Cohort Reunion Bonfire | Huntington Beach, CA
28: Family trip to Bemedji, MN | June
31: Palm Springs | June
32: Gondola ride date. NewportBeach, CA | July
33: Genny's birthday party at the YardHouse
34: San Diego Weekend at Sea World and Kimpton
36: Sea World Photo Shoot | August
37: Kimpton Hotels | We also went to L.A later in August. to celebrate Hill's birthday! Beach, fancy Kimpton dinner and glow-stick-war! Kelsey gets-it-done.com!
38: Lyndsey's 29th BIRTHDAY in San Diego | September | Off to the races and a dog show!
39: Sunset dinner at the beach, Jazz Bar, Kimpton, and dancing at Kelsey's!
40: September | Don and Lyndsey's birthday celebration in Apple Valley | First time Don heard a singing card, he loved it!!
41: Women of Faith Conference at the Honda Center in Anaheim - 3 generations! | And Grammmy's 89th birthday!
42: Food Truck rally with the Allies! | September
43: Family day at Ron and LeAnn's in Palm Springs
44: Deer Hunting Trip with Mark, Ken, Greg, Lyndz, Nate and Bruce Parsons, and Rich Glass. | September
46: Ken and I were the only ones that saw bears, six total! And so close! | September | Our Tent spot | The view from the where we camped | Hidden Deer!
49: San Dimas, CA Rodeo with Becky
50: October | Gorgeous waves!
51: Camping at Crystal Cove State Beach | First time camping on our own - we felt so "grown-up"
52: October | Anniversary Trip!
53: We went on our first official hike, read a lot and roasted some marsh-mellows on our camp-stove!
54: Anniversary weekend at Ron & LeAnn's. October 12th, 2007
55: Date Night: Color Me Mine | October
56: October | Kansas and the Hansa Center for Healing with Hillary
57: November | Kerry's wedding reception Nov. 5th
58: San Diego Sister visit! I took the train to hang out with Kelsey. We got our eyebrows and hair done, as well as attempted to make pizza :) The next day we went to Sea World! | November
59: Sea World visit with Kelsey | Touched dolphins, took the sky tram and saw amazing sunsets
61: Thanksgiving in Redding: Lots of Fall colors, fun games, Landon's first family holiday and hunting!
62: November | Ken's trophy Turkey!
63: Hunting at the Ranch | Lyndsey's first! | Great year for the brothers!
64: CA Coast Trip home | Kelsey got us the hook ups at the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Fransisco | Beautiful Lobby | China Town! | Free breakfast!
65: San Fransisco! Bikes, Trolley ride, Palace of Fine Arts, and dinner | November
66: November | Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel and Redwoods! | Road Trip! | Hot tub in the back ;)
67: Down the coast.... | Stop in Monetary, Los Lobos State Park (with reenactment proposal), PCH pee & race stops, and finally scrabble in Solvang | Coffee in Monetary | "Proposal" spot
68: December | McMaster-Carr Christmas Party December 3rd, Dancing and long lines in the valet!
69: Cohort Christmas Party | Dinner with the Reiders!
70: And here's where it all started :) Game night with the Hackbarthes | We also found out there we were moving right before Christmas, so here is our sad little tree that never came out of the net. But the smell was amazing! | December
71: Moving Time! | New Years Eve: Garage Sale and Move!! Jonathan, Shawn, Mom & John, Rachel, Hill, Ken and I got it all done that day! Rachel and I hung up signs at 6am... adventures of the morning: hanging signs, ripping off my tee-shirt to be able to see out the window, screwing on the siding that fell of the car lol - it was crazy! Ken and I fell asleep at 11:30pm, didn't even make it to New Years :)
73: J O Y | Christmas at Kelsey's Kimpton!
74: Miscellaneous Photos from the year
75: The End...