S: Wiest family photos 2011
2: We started the year celebrating Mom's 84th birthday. She was on her way to Mayo for a consultation. In March she had total shoulder replacement. Linda was able to help with her care and we had quality time together.
3: Grandparents Day~Clay Elementary Natalie is in 1st grade, Claire is in Kindergarten. | January 2011
4: Rachael is 20 weeks. Half way through her pregnancy. | We visited a Korean spa and enjoyed the relaxation, exfoliating massage with aromic oils, many saunas and extreme pampering!. | Jana visited Rachael's family | February
5: Playing at the beach is a favorite. Give Levi a stick and he's happy!.
6: Levi loves to be outside and he investigates everything!
8: brought lots of remodeling. Tom spent many hours planning, then laying a beautiful wooden floor, new trim, took off wallpaper, painted, new hardware on the cabinets. new quartz counter tops, sink, appliances and lighting. This was also the Spring for a new roof. We watched 5 skilled brothers do it in almost one day! | With a sigh of relief..... Tom lays the LAST piece!! | It's BEAUTIFUL!
9: This is our new kitchen, plus a look at our porch that joins it.
10: The fun antics of Lauryn!
11: Playing dress up and tea parties are always fun!
12: Rachael & Levi were with us Easter weekend! | April
13: Easter celebration at Radiant Church, then Easter baskets for the kids!
14: Wherever Mattie was, there was Levi!
16: It was a bit cold and windy, | but what good memories we made!
17: Papa showed Levi the art of eating a yummy cookie AND watching golf!
18: Mom and George visited on their way to Mayo, the day after Easter. Her shoulder was healing.
19: Sunday after church, the girls are all smiles
20: A day in | May
21: Clowning Around! | Sisters having fun
23: The place we call home
24: In June we visited Mom and went fishing at Fred's. It was the first time I had fished since I was a teenage girl with my Dad. I thought of Dad and cried . . . grieving the loss. . . my children never knew their sweet Grampa. Then the rain came. I didn't want to break away from memories of my Dad. Had he lived, my kids would know how to fish!. Many things would have been different. | Fred showed us how to clean a fish. We both did it! Then Fred hopped in his pond to wash off. | June
25: Father's Day we went fishing. We have a lot to learn!
26: Luke & Amy spent the month of July in Iowa!
27: They missed a bit of the record heat in Dallas
28: Luke and Amy fixed us an amazing Korean meal with sesame oil and lots of veggies!
29: The kids went on a date, and we got to play with the girls!
30: Lost Island Goofy Golf on a beautiful summer day
31: I saw all 3 kids in the same day...almost until my plane got delayed! | I'm off to California to meet Rosalyn!
32: Rosalyn DeAnn Lund was born July 8. She was 6 lbs 14 ozs 19" long. Rachael had an easy, quick delivery .
33: Rosalyn is wearing Rachael's first dress!
36: We visited Coronado Island
37: Rosalyn's first sunset at the beach, 2 weeks old
38: Fun at the park for Levi and Gramma
39: The guys are headed, early in the morning, to the John Deere Golf Classic. Luke and Jonathan decided to go for the Texas look!
41: A beautiful day for a wedding!
42: A glimpse into Summer
46: The girls are ready for school. Natalie has new glasses and Claire got her hair cut. Lauryn does acrobats with Dad!
47: Linda and I took Mom on a train to Chicago to visit Darcie. We ate at fun places and enjoyed a very special weekend.
48: we visited Luke & Amy. They live in a multi-cultural housing complex. | They have many new friends from numerous countries. Kids visit often | September
49: Visited a beautiful lake in Dallas and met the president of their school | We went to an amazing football game w/100's in just the band!
50: We took a trip to Ledges Park. We had a picnic, hike and enjoyed the beautiful fall day. | October
52: Playing dress up! | Charming! | Love U darling! | Glamorous!
53: Rosalyn is 3 months
54: Rachael, Levi & Roz visited in October. We played in the leaves, bonfire, rode the gator, enjoyed the Fall together
55: Bonfire | Leaves | Tractor | Smiles | Pumpkin
57: Our little ones, Levi, Lauryn, Natalie, Rosalyn & Claire
58: Mom was able to visit also and we went to Radiant church together on Sunday!
60: This Christmas Luke & Amy traveled to the Middle East, and Rachael's family stayed in CA. Mom & George made it though and we enjoyed Jonathan's family for a few days. It was warm with no snow. Tom even blew leaves December 31! | Celebrating Jesus' birth!
61: God with us!
62: Ice Skating during Christmas break