S: 2011-2012 Family Scrapbook
FC: 2011-2012 Ben's Sophomore Year Family Scrapbook A Year in Review
1: August 15, 2011 Ben's first day of school. Van Meter High School Sophomore Year! First time driving to school on a school permit!
2: In August, 2011 100 mile an hour winds and extreme hail destroy hundreds of acres of crop in SW Iowa. Grant and Reid Hoppes come down to help with the clean-up.
3: 2011 Labor Day Family Picnic in Oakland, Iowa Standing left to right: Ben, Karen, Greg, Gma Nancy, Gpa Lynn, Jo, Amanda with Grace, Mike and Dee with Cordell Sitting left to right: Brenda, Rex, Jake, Jason and Megan
4: Season Opener Mason, Rex and Ben | Ben brings his friend Mason Downing | Ben brings his friend Grant Hoppes | Eric enjoys the game with Rex, Ben & Mason | Ben brings his friend Jake Eslick | Weekend fun for the whole family! | 2011 H U S K E R S E A S O N T I C K E T S | G O B I G R E D
5: The Big Game: Iowa vs. Nebraska | NEBRASKA WINS 20-7
6: 2011 Homecoming! Ben gets his truck decorated by the cheerleaders and takes Norwalk friend, Hannah Hoover to the dance.
7: Ben's Dinner Group Left to Right: Quinton Morrell and Kimmi Geitner, Steven Folkerts and Cassidy Clark, Will Seiler and Morgan Johnson, Ben Engstrand and Hannah Hoover, Grant Hoppes, Ross Wesselmann and Rachel Stelvor, Jake Eslick and Caroline Maher
8: Ben and Norwalk friend Hannah Hoover | Ben with Grant Hoppes | Back row: Quintin Morrell, Ross Wesselmann, Will Seiler, Grant Hoppes, Jake Eslick Front Row: Steven Folkerts and Ben Engstrand
10: Rex takes Ben, Grant and Reid to the game. Hawks win! | We join Joyce and the boys in Iowa City to help with a Pork Producers Event. | Handing out coupons!
11: Wells Fargo Tailgating Day! Nebraska vs. Minnesota Huskers win 41-14 | Jake joins us for a fun day! Jake and Ben go to the game. Jake's first Husker Game!!
12: 20th Anniversary of Girls Day Out! The whole family travels to Kansas City, Mo for a fun weekend on November 5th, 2011.
13: Making Memories! Ahhhh, the gift of time!
14: A Fun afternoon at Dave and Busters!
15: Ben gets all 4 impacted wisdom teeth pulled on Friday, November 18th, 2011.
16: Grace's First Birthday Party | Rex and Ben miss the party because of Ben's wisdom teeth. | November 19, 2011
17: Christmas 2011 | Our new Christmas Tree
18: Celebrating at home. Ben gets an IPhone for his big gift.
19: Santa brings Ben Dr. Drea Beats headphones! | Celebrating with the Engstrands.
20: Celebrating with the Blooms | The Cousins Joe, Amanda and Cordell, Jake and Jill, Luke and Jenna, Jason, Megan and Grace, and Ben
21: The Babies Make It Fun! Cordell Age 2 Grace Age 1
22: Florida Vacation with the Downing Family December 2011
23: The first day is spent enjoying the 81 degree weather at the pool at the Oakwater Condo resort.
24: A Fun Day at Hollywood Studios!
27: The two families playing a round of mini-golf. | C A P O N E S
28: Cocoa Beach
30: Spring Break 2012 Cancun with the Eslick Family Jerry, Alecia, Jess and Jake
34: Ben is invited to prom by Senior, Kaytlyn Ernst. April 21, 2012
35: Ben is one of five Sophomore boys invited. | Brandin, Ben F. and Ben | Brandin, Ben F. Jake C. Ben | Left: Reid, Brittany and Ben | Jake C, Valley student Maddie and Ben | Ashlyn R. and Ben | Reid and Ben
36: March 2012 we buy a second home near Tampa, Florida. We decorate in April and May. | 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on the 16th Fairway of the TPC Golf Course in Lutz, Florida.
37: Ben makes National Honor Society as a Sophomore
38: Jake Bryant marries Jill Meints, June 23, 2012 | Cordell takes a nap. | The Cousins; Amanda, Jake, Megan, Luke, and Ben
39: Great Grandma Barb | The Cousins | Gma Nancy, Gpa Lynn and Gma Phyllis | 2nd cousin Grace | Uncle Greg, Aunt Karen & Uncle Eric | Ben celebrates with Family at Pizza Hut, June 24th.
40: July 2012 Ozark / Cedar Point Vacation | Grant Hoppes aka "da Hoppa" joins us | Scared the ducks away with BB shots. | Everyone gets a Hole in One!
41: Ben crashes into the rocks and gets a rock in his foot. 5 days later, we get it out.
42: Trying to Slalom
43: The boys earn their boating license. | "I'm okay!"
44: GoApe Course near Indianapolis, IN. | Zip Line Crash Landing!
45: Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio | Sandusky Hotel | Special Tour above Touchdown Jesus | Ohio County Fair | Cedar Point
46: Grandpa Kenny and Grandma Barb celebrate 70th Anniversary! | Cordell's 3rd Birthday! | Colors Theme
47: USSSA Baseball Showcase in Florida, August 2012. We vacation in between games. Kenny Taylor, Austria teammate was also on the team!