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1: End of summer adventures. | Shark teeth from G&G Garske. | Bread of Life fellowship hayride. | Jonah and Eric come to play.

2: Bread of Life All-saints party.

3: Met Matt and Jessie in Wray. Beth and Daniel came over too. Made popcorn balls with Grandma Jo. | Andrew and Alissa hid tigers in the bean bag chair. Some of the "snow" came out. The more they tried to put the "snow" back in, the more came out.!

4: A snow monster! | Singing and dancing by the tree.

5: Christmas in Seward and in Wray. | Fun with Joe Dowding.

6: Time Fun! | Sledding with Jeremy Sander. Flowers after being sick from Brenda Lenz.

7: Wray | Jessie, Beth, Alissa, Andrew, Matt, Daniel | What?

8: Pool side lunch - Andrew's idea. Riverboat ride with homeschoolers.

9: Campsight we stayed at for Ingram (GJo's) family reunion. | G&G Garske came for a visit. | VBS in Wray. | Day at the Children's zoo.

10: Harry Caray (Cubs announcer) leading "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" | Trying out the new Cubs outfit | Playing at a park near Aunt Irma's. Lincoln Park Zoo with Schenkel girls.

11: Harrison lake cabin again. Schenkel girls, Aunt Irma and Aunt El join us. | Rented a pontoon boat one afternoon. | Grandma Evelyn playinng with Andrew.

12: Brenden & his sister brought a gift. Andrew dressed up on his birthday. | Grandpa H bought a new toy! | Children's Museum.

13: 5 | Years old.

14: Top of Look Out Mountain. | Old Town, Andrew got to "drive". | Echo Lake

15: Shirley came with.

17: MAKING MEMORIES | Cheap rooms at the Marriot where Uncle Kelvin worked.

18: Idaho Springs - hiking and swimming in hot springs.

19: Tiny Town | Wray pool with Dan, Beth, Matt, Jessie | Uncle Kelvin by our van. | Home again.

20: Stuhr Museum with Aunt El and Aunt Irma. All Saints party - Andrew the fisherman " catches " Luke Menter. | At Dan and Beth's new home. | Andrew feeding Dion Yates, Carmen Yaates sits beside Alissa. Abby Hilgendorf standin in front, | Peter Pan & Tiger Lily-outfits made by Mom just for fun.

21: "Helping" Alissa open birthday presents. Mom made the baker's hats. | Pinuata at Sander's. | Andrew and Jonah were shepherds in the Christmas pagent at Presbyterian church. | Making cookies. | Alissa puts "dress" in chest of drawers while Andrew "lays" on the bed!

22: Garske Christmas | Dad's birthday.

23: Idaho Springs, CO

24: Andrew took ski lessons. We got together with G&G Southards at Uncle Kelvin's place.

25: A day at the children's museum in Denver.

26: Friends | Snowball fight with Shirley. | Sledding on Concordia's hill. | Eric Lenz

27: Family | Fun with Matt and Jessie-in Wray - | and at their house. | Easter in Topeka. | Helping Granddad with wallboard .

28: Mountain trip with Lenzs. | Enterntaining at Mother's Day tea.

29: Adventures at Uncle Marvin's

30: Summer Time! | VBS at Grandma Jo's church. Henry handing out Juicy Fruit gum. Eric stayed with us. Swimming in pond on way home. | Childrens Zoo with Kids Club

31: Dad had an NEA conference in KC. Shirley and Irene Lee went with us. | Potty break!

32: Went to a Cub's game in Chicago. Then to Dominos Farms in Ann Arbor. Got to see Uncle Mark's house and swim in the pool at Uncle Randy's apartment complex. Then we went to the lake cottage in Harrison. Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Fred came too.

33: Alissa giving the early morning present! Celebrated Granddad's birthday too. Jonah and Shirley joined us. | 6th

34: "He made me do it!" | "He made us do it!" | We met Aunt Irma & Aunt El at Amana Colonies. | Jacob, Eric, Jonah

35: 1st pulled tooth - by biting legos?! | Ruth & Judah All Saints Party | First day of school at OR

36: Decorating the tree, "camping" out near it, Christmas card photosl | SethSander

37: Family Christmas in Seward. Alissa and Dad's birthdays. | Giving Alissa her early morning present.

38: Christmas in Wray. | Taffy pull. | Tooth pull! | Uncle Mark came and brought Ann.

39: Granddad's real parrot. | Reading photo contest at the library.

40: Bread of Life outing to Children's museum and Holiday Inn. Shirley took Andrew and Alissa.

42: Kindergarten | Mrs. Pavel

44: Mom made berets. | Karol Kay park picnic/kids Shirley babysat for. | A family day at Mahoney State Park with Shirley. | Painting the kitchenette. | New cabinet door handles. | Digging the hole for a new tree. | "Andrew, I don't think you are supposed to be up there?!?!

45: A trip to the Rocky Mountains - even inside a mine. | Branched Oak with Shirley.

46: Children's Museum in Chicago - Jenny Schenkel. | Lake Michigan with Schenkel girls. | Harrison to the lake cottage. Local VBS. | Pudgy's Diner "all star"-our favorite breakfast place.

47: You promise not to spank me? | Up on the roof..... Ann Arbor.

49: Anthony Schissle, Tommy Unger, Eric Lenz Jonah Sander, Andrew, Jacob Wiegmann | Ariann saved Alissa from being the only girl. | 7th

50: Met all the Southards in Denver. Went to History museum and an amusement park. | Kid's Club

51: Painted t-shirts at Grandma Jo's,

52: Swimming in a pond on the way home from Wray. We met a biker and asked him to camp in our back yard as he didn't want to stay inside. He was used to outside and had a long way to go yet. | Lincoln day with Shirley.

53: Raking leaves into "rooms" with the Sander kids. Painting and redecorating Andrew's bedroom. Thanksgiving play at Our Redeemer.

54: Christmas in Seward with Shirley.

55: Christmas in Ann Arbor. | Dad & Alissa's birthdays. | Singing in front of the tree.

56: All I want .... is my two front teeth! | G & G Garske come for Adelle's first birthday. | Swimming at HoJos where Aunt Irma stayed while in Ann Arbor.

57: Snow fun.

58: Da | Mrs. Bangert and a trip to the zoo. | Jacob . Children's Museum in Lincoln. New deck.

59: Best Friends! | Street entertainment. | Shed's Aquarium and freezing Lake Michigan. | Aunt Irma had a happy birthday everyone party. | What intoxication looks like. | Grandpa Herb's parents, 1/2 brother and brother markers. | Cubs game with Aunt Irma, Aunt El and Nikki Schenkel.

60: Golf lessons in Seward. Justin and Kira play dress-up with Andrew and Alissa.

61: We went to Mays for a few days then on to Denver and stayed at the Marriot. We did | hiking in the mountains with Uncle Kelvin. Then we went | on to Wray where Daniel took us to the ranch where | he gave his horse a workout.

62: Happy 8th Birthday

63: The five of us went to Harrison for several days. The weather was cool so in the evenings we lit the fire. There was a carnival nearby.Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Randy and Uncle Mark came for the weekend.

64: Jessie, Mat, Beth,Alissa and Andrew walked in parade at Old Settlers Vernon days.

65: First day of first grade. | Fellowship retreat at Timber Lake.

66: Uncle Kelvin & Aunt Sara's wedding. | We made a doll for Mom! With Mrs. Butterworths help. | The Dream Team jacket finally arrives. | A limo ride before the bride and groom. | Andrew's room.

67: Zoo field trip. | Andrew stuck up in the Sheehan's boom truck on a field trip.

68: Ginger bread house made at school. | Alissa's early morning birthday gift.

69: A Christmas To Remember... | Made dream catchers with Uncle Marvin, paper mache popcorm bowls with the aunts. | Granddad's gift to the grandsons. | Aunt Irma sent gifts.

70: First piano recital. | Mirror image picture copying G&G slides. | King & Queen? | Shelves and wall hangings in bedroom. | Adelle's 2nd birthday.

71: Face painting at the zoo. | All dressed up for cousin Jonathan's wedding. | Trip to Galvaston with Uncle Mark, Uncle Randy, Grandpa, Grandma, and Shirley who came to babysit while Mom and Dad went to reception.

72: Ice skating at the Galeria Mall. | An adventure with a jelly fish. Watched people doing sand sculptures.

73: San Jacinto monument and Imax theater. | NASA | Battle- ship Texas. | Cousins Ryan & Lauren Homeyer.

74: Dad bought everyone in the Southards family tickets for the first Rockies/Cubs game.

75: Suppper after the game. | Fun at the Mays. | mile an hour wind took down our front tree. Beth came home with us. The clenam up crew? | Eric, Jonah, Andrew, Jacob. | 90

76: Birthday | 9th | Early morning present. | Burrito for breakfast... | Ire Kuchen for lunch!

77: A full sized basketball hoop. Yea! | Visited Joe in S. Sioux City. | E Free group outting - Branched Oak | Climbed a hill, ate pizza and played in bumper cars while there. | A new, full sized basketball hoop - Yea!

78: Andrew & Eric "help" Kevin roof the brick cottage. Tree from back of house comes down. | Dad comes to OR and plays kick ball. | Dad and Andrew go to a Nebraska football game.

79: Thanksgiving in Wray. Granddad gave each grandson some baseball cards. Adelle had trouble sleeping with her siblings. Andrew worked with Granddad in his workshop. | Decorated pumpkins at school.

80: Ice sculptures at the mall in Lincoln. | Andrew sews a ball. | Alissa's early morning present. | Ginger bread houses from school.

81: Christmas in Ann Arbor with Aunt Irma and Aunt El.

82: Wray for Easter. Branding project. | Adelle holds Andrew's chin to comb his hair! | School projects.

83: Aunt Irma rented a condo for all of us for a week. | July 4th parade at Aunt Irma's. | Chicago Museum of Natural History.

84: We biked around Mackinac Island, did some climbing and swimming.

85: "Good times are even better when they are shared" | Happy 10th !

86: Shirley joined us in the mountains. We swam in the hot springs pool. | A wrestling ring project. | Gifts from Shirley.

87: Went with Mays to fair in Burlington. Andrew entered the sack race and rode the carrousel. Grandma Jo, Matt, Jessie and Beth came to Seward. Jonah, Andrew & Matt did a paper routed for a week.

88: New: bike, computer, basketball court, dog, school year with football.

89: Different dressing for Lutheran Schools week. | Puppet show. | Sandhill cranes. Alissa's early morning present. Met Aunt Irma and Aunt El at Amana Colonies.

90: Making bird houses from gourds. | Christmas in Wray.

91: Girls from Taiwan made a meal for us. | During basketball!

92: Rode with this traveling Texas man for a ways. | Beecher Island. | Matt Leach. | Tubing with Beth.

93: Harrison Lake cottage. | Early birthday cake.

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