S: Fun with the Merillats - 2010
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FC: Fun with the Merillats - 2010
1: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | Fun with the Merillats 2010
2: OSU | Go Buckeyes! | Ohio State vs Oregon in the Rose Bowl
3: While we bleed scarlet and gray,, U of M is good for one thing. They fixed Rissa's heart! Her 5 year check up with Dr. Rochini. at Mott's Children's Hospital
4: Happy 7th Birthday, Kale!
5: For Kale's 7th Birthday, he had a puppy party. His family gave him lots of nice gifts, clothes, Erector set, Knex, and other toys. We gave him a Chicago Bears shirt since we took him on his first trip to Chicago for his special day.
6: CHICAGO For Kale's 7th birthday we spent 2 days in Chicago. On day 1, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry, ate lunch at Ed Debevick's with Biscuit as our waiter and the world's smallest sundae. At night we walked through Millennium Park on our way to Willis (Sears) Tower.
7: On Day 2, we continued learning with a trip to the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Again we walked through Millennium Park to see the Bean in the daytime. We finished Kale's 1st trip to Chicago out at Navy Pier and lunch at Bubba Gump's. We Love you Buddy
8: Matt & Erika Collins
9: Party Time
10: Jamie & Allison's Baby Shower | Allison didn't want any games, but we made Jamie play one.: Guess the baby food! It was fun for all (except maybe Jamie)
11: Winter Fun in January! | After the wedding the girls donated 8" of hair.
12: Snow Days!!!
13: Winter Memories
14: 1st lost teeth!
15: Valentine's Dinner with Taryn!
16: Mini-Cheerleading Party in the USA! | Friends: Kelsey, Louissa, Grace, Holly & Ashlyn
17: Girls' Day In with Mommy | We had a fun girly day... Bubble baths, make-up sparkly nails, tea party lunch, glitter paints, visit to Julie & Jillian, and lots of love from Mommy!
18: Road Trip to Ypsi to meet Baby Tate - We all fell in love.
19: EASTER | happy | Palm Sunday with the Merillats
20: At Grandma Kunkle's
21: The Hunt Is On | Edgerton Easter Egg Hunt
22: The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."
23: it's always spring in a mother's heart | Time to get outside and enjoy the weather
24: WICKED The Musical | Davis Girls' Night Out | Zach Hanna as Boq / Tin Man | The tickets were LaFaye's Christmas present from her two favorite aunts.
25: Prom #10
26: wildcat league | t-ball | The girls joined in on the baseball fun this year. It's been fun balancing 3 different schedules at 3 different parks. Just the first of many years supporting each other.
27: Opening Day - May 15
28: Mrs. Wolf's class | Black Pine Animal Park Bixler Lake Park | Kovu: African Lion | chui: Black African Leopard | Tarzan: Chimpanzee
29: Last Day of School | Kindergarten and first grade were great! We learned a lot and loved our teachers. Chloe & Karissa survived the year in separate classes and both gained confidence and learned to be their own person. Kale has become quite the reader, winning the award for most books read in his class.
30: GO TEAM | BASEBALL | Kale enjoyed playing catcher this year | J.J Cameron K. Kaden Preston Arryn Kolby Levi EJ Kale Cameron H.
31: Hit one out of the park! | Our little ball player
32: Summer Dance Camp at Julie's School of Dance
33: Kale was stung on the nose
34: Janette & Lydia | Krista & Drew | Chloe, Rissa & Claire | Me & Krista | Cute Girls
35: Playing Ball | Merillats & Hoovers | Nick, Kasia, Sydney & Elise | It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~John Leonard
36: Microburst 2010 | Edgerton was hit by a bad storm this year. It wasn't a tornado, but the damage said otherwise: trees down and buildings damaged. Fortunately, no people were seriously injured. The historic town hall that was a source of discord in our town had to be demolished. While there was clean up to be done, we were all very thankful that it wasn't worse.
37: Last Game of the Season | Coach Everetts, Corey, Alex, Kailey, Cooper, Addie, Caden, Cole, Allison, Chloe, Karissa, Coach Meyers
38: Happy 6th Birthday Girls! | Ladybugs & Butterflies
39: A day at Silver Lake with best friends, swimming, catching fish, boating, floating, and enjoying each other's company
40: I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true. | 2nd Annual Birthday Party @ Junkers!
41: The Great Outdoors of Michigan: Fun Times with the Junkers
42: Chloe & Karissa's Special Day at Silver Beach
43: We love you! | The girls' special day consisted of a trip to Silver Beach on Lake Michigan. We went out for pizza, played at the beach and the splash park, walked around town and ate ice cream. What a great way to celebrate two special little girls!!!!
44: Fourth of July | Independence Day
45: Angola Balloons Aloft | Thanks to my family who waited more than 2 hours to see the balloons finally take off. I loved it!
46: Fun with the Rendlemans & Starks | Kale laughing during our ice fight | 8 Kids + Hot Day + Park = FUN!!!!
47: Kristy & Family Back in Ohio for a Visit | Cousins | Fireflies | Bowling
48: Little Miss Edgerton Pageant | Megan, Marissa, Allie | Emma
49: What is your favorite animal and why? "I like kitties because they're soft." | Queen Brooke
50: Edgerton Festival of the Flags | FREEDOM | "American Words to Live By"
51: CAMPING | Lake James Christian Camp | Camp was not the best experience for Kale. Saying good-bye was rough. He didn't want to stay, but he survived the night. He had some fun, but has no plans to return.
52: 10 years together Celebrating in Chicago
53: Knowing you will be with me in all my tomorrows, makes my today so wonderful.
54: We Love Our Zoo TOLEDO ZOO
55: Wishing you everything happy for your birthday! | Happy Birthday, Taryn!
56: Ft. Wayne Tincaps "MAKE SOME NOISE"
57: Crazy Family Fun at the Bowling Alley
58: REDS! | Kale's 1st Reds Game
59: Meeting Corbin | While the boys were at the game the girls spent the day with Jeni, Ken, Quinn & Corbin at the splash park
60: exploring and swimming at Great Wolf Lodge
61: Fun at Planet Snoopy | We learned that Rissa HATES rollercoasters!
62: butterfly house with Grandma
63: You Make My Sun Shine | Water Fight! | Ice Cream! | Slumber Party! At 12:30 Chloe was the only one awake. Rissa fell asleep coloring. | Fair in the Rain!
64: the Bus Crew Rissa, Chloe, Gannon, Holly, Leanna, Ray & Kale | Mrs. Muehlfeld Mrs. Wolf Mrs. Kimpel
65: Family Fun Day at Blixler Lake Park | We really didn't want to let go of summer, so we spent Fair Day enjoying the beautiful weather, hiking and playing together!
66: September 2010 Kale - age 7 Karissa - age 6 Chloe - age 6
68: Leader's Farm: Corn maze & Hayride | This year we traded Daddy our annual fall hike for a day on the farm. It was beautiful weather this year and we had fun getting lost in the corn, zip-lining, playing in the bounce house, sliding in the big black tube and going on a hayride.
69: reds playoffs | Playoff Game: Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies | Unfortunately the Reds lost in three games, but Keith has the theory that since they lost while he was there; they will make it to the World Series next year. Just like the Bears in 2005.
70: Oak Openings | We spent a beautiful fall day, hiking and doing a scavenger hunt in the woods with Grandma.
71: HOLY COW!!!! Traci is 40!!!!! We celebrated with a surprise party and a surprise in her yard. ROCK ON!!!!
72: the Pirate | the Senorita | the Hula-Girl
73: Rissa took a tumble while messing around with Kale. | Her mouth landed on a chair and we took our 1st trip to the ER. | There a doctor examined her and prescribed popsicles, popsicles, popsicles! | OUCH!
75: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
76: For Grandma's birthday we did all things Christmas: Gingerbread House Festival, Christmas on Solomon Farm, & the Living Nativity. We even treated Grandma to lunch at Olive Garden. | Rissa's Favorite House | Sleigh Ride on the Farm | Jesus is Born!
77: A cast of Grizzlies, Polar Bears and Pandas entertained us with songs like "Jingle Bears" and "Panda-monium." It was a Beary-Merry evening!
78: Merry Christmas
79: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
80: Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo
81: While at the zoo the kids made their 1st visit to Santa Claus. Chloe was so excited but then shy. | Barbie house Safari kit Barbies Legos
82: Christmas Eve Our Christmas Eve is full of traditions: Christmas Eve service What God wants for Christmas is YOU! New ornaments and jammies Finger food dinner the... the... the... THE GRINCH!
83: Merry CHRISTmas! Christmas morning was full of surprises, from big boxes packed with presents to small packages wrapped 11 times! We were all spoiled this year; we've been blessed. Thank you God for giving us all the greatest gift, your Son Jesus CHRIST
84: Christmas Days spent with family. It doesn't get any better!
85: Like friends, It's the Old Ornaments that mean the most.
86: First arrived the Junker's, then the Steins, and lastly the Hammonds.. What a great evening! We had to expand to two tables this year. Amazing that what started as a get-a-way for 9 college girls is now a yearly reunion for 4 of the girls and their 9 children. Friendships like these don't come along everyday and I thank God for them. It's fun as the years go by to watch our children form special friendships like ours. | 1996- 2010
87: 15th Annual Christmas at Jawn's Kid's Edition
88: z | z | Cookie Time!!!!
89: Enjoying time together with great friends!
90: Assistant Coach Kale | Hannah Sammy | Teaching Grandpa flags
91: Spider!!! | Fire Siren Winner! | 75 buddies | Mommy's black eye