S: Ben & Jackie
BC: A Great First Year!
FC: Our First Year | 2009-2010
1: Our beginning days together started out in remodeling 431 S 7th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Ben's condo before we were married). This was our first home in Downtown Minneapolis. Uncle Dave and Ben working on the condo.
2: We lived in our 450 square foot condo even during the remodeling, which was more like living in 200 square feet. We slept on the couch together as there was no room to pull down the murphy bed. You can see we had to move everything we had into the center of the room to lay the tile.
3: Our finished home! It was beautiful.
4: Mission, Texas December 2009 | Visiting Grandma & Paul
5: BendGrandma & Paul | Ben, Grandma & Paul
6: A ditch off the Rio Grand River | Colorful birds, wild pigs, & road runners.
7: Snowmobiling in Willmer, MN with Tim and Jillayne. | We got lots of snow in 2009
8: If I had to choose between loving you and breathing, I would use my last breath to say I LOVE YOU.
9: Our first Valentines dinner was at Moscow on the Hill, St Paul. We ate salmon, herring, and enjoyed our time together.
10: Happy Birthday Virginia!
12: March 19th, 2010
13: Tim & Jillayne Huisman's Wedding
14: Fridley Meeting Spring 2010 Potluck: Workers Harriet Cossentine & Martha Nelson
16: Ben's Hockey team won the championship.
17: 2010 AHA Mighty Northern Hockey Champions
19: Lansboro, MN Bike Trip
21: Our Bedroom
24: After Lansboro bike trip we stopped to visit my previous coworkers in Caledonia, MN. Dr. Frisch (George) & wife Ann, Darcy, Kathy, & Shannon. Desiree the new hygienist & several spouces where also there.
25: Cooling off in the heat of 2010 at Blue Lake
26: Jackie & Kristy | Charlie & Travis | Ryan & Charlie | Ben & Travis
27: Albert & Mary Steinbrecker touring us around Long Siding where Ben's grandpa Luther Jones grew up & first heard truth.
29: New Home... Closed on July 9th & moved in on July 10th, 2010. | 121 62nd Way NE Fridley, MN 55432
30: MAKING MEMORIES | Friends & Family helping us move in!!!
31: Charlie's bear shot in September. Estimated to be over 400 lbs. Shot with his bow. Zimmerman, MN.
32: Happy 35th Birthday Ben! | Good Morning! | Bill & Sheleen's family spent the night. Having breakfast together. | August 28th | Morning of Ben's Birthday we went biking along the Mississippi River. | Rooting for a Miller at a tractor pull
33: A warm day!
34: Many friends and family came over to our home for pulled pork sandwiches and German chocolate cake!
35: Happy 49th Birthday Mom!
36: 1 Year Anniversary | We ate at Manny's Steakhouse Downtown Minneapolis and spent the evening at Hotel W.
37: Side by side, year by year...
38: Random Shots | Ben & Brynn | Ben & Jackie Biking in Minneapolis | Jordan with curly hair? | Ben's rabbit shot in our backyard. | Does this weigh too much? | Jenna, Victoria & Kristy
39: Grandma Frank's Birthday | Dad's broken finger | Bill's deer shot bow hunting | Girls Day at the Spa | 80's | Singles Tennis Star
41: A weekend in Ely, MN with Bill & Sheleen. Our boys were preparing for a moose hunt in the fall while us girls spent time at Pebble Creek Spa & went shopping.
42: Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence | Breakfast. Fun times together.
43: A view from our hotel room