S: Our Family 2011
FC: Our Family 2011
1: Houston Half Marathon 2011 | January 30
2: Natasha, started out the new year with gymnastics and her classroom mascot, Woodsey. He went with us everywhere, gymnastics, swimming, a birthday party, outside to play in the snow, and of course slept with Natasha every night for a week!! | January
3: Natasha and her friends.
4: Lesley, Nathan, and Jayson | Garden of
5: the Gods
6: Daddy Daughter Dance | February
7: Hangin' out at home...
8: Natasha loves bubbles! She had just gotten some new bubbles and immediately went outside and started playing with them. I really enjoyed watching her. She had the time of her life! | March
9: Natasha's first major haircut!!! | She donated it to Locks of Love
10: I went to the park with the girls to get some photos. I was trying some new things and was able to get some fun images. I really love the ones with them together. | April
11: Live Laugh Love
12: Marcus decided to run track this year. He ran the mile and the two mile. He was also given the chance to run an 800 leg in a relay. He made it look easy.
13: Natasha received a sportsmanship award after one of her soccer games. I think it had to do with keeping a good attitude at all times. She was really excited about it.
14: Natasha's first soccer team... "The Animals". She had a great time each week, and of course she loved her team mates.
15: Every Saturday morning Natasha would wake up and immediately get dressed for her game. She never complained about going. It was great!!! | By their last game her team understood the basic idea behind the game. They played eight games and were undefeated until the championship.
18: Easter Candy War | The kids had gotten some coconut M&M's from the Easter Bunny. They were not the preferred candy,..they tasted like tropicana suntan lotion. Marcus and Gabrielle thought it was a good idea to play catch. They tossed them into each others mouths, and sometimes threw them hard enough to break them against the house.
20: Sky Dancers | The new girls (Gammas) lined up and waited for their Big sisters to place a flower in their hands. It was really neat to watch.
21: Gabrielle with Morgan Sullivan | Mother-Daughter Brunch | Kyra's Jasmines | The Gammas | May
22: Gabrielle danced with Studio One for two years. This was her last recital. Next Year she will dance with her schools drill team---The Skydancers.
24: Natasha's graduation from Kindergarten. Her teacher was Mrs. Farris. Natasha just loved her class and her teacher.
26: Gabrielle's 14th Birthday Celebration | Gabrielle's Birthday Table at home. I can't believe she is a teenager. It seems like only yesterday that she was licking the frosting off her "Doll Cake". She has become quite a fantastic young lady. I'm proud to be her mom.
27: For Gabrielle's friend party, we bought a fire pit and made smores. She had a great night with all her friends.They ate and talked and ran around the backyard and played on the swing.
28: Family Photo 2011
30: July | We visited the Hurst Castle while in central California. | Natasha and Marcus posed for tons of pictures here, and Gabrielle didn't feel so well after the car ride there.
33: Tynan was telling us about how Andrew's family would make s'mores with peanut butter cups... YUMMY!!!!
34: The Birk Women | Anne is a Fabulous Cook!!! | Musi, Tynan, Gabrielle, Nina and Kitty
35: Dinner Together Each night we took turns with cooking dinner. It was always our favorite part of the day. We had a great time talking, laughing and snacking--see Musi and Tynan. We really love seeing everyone each year, and hope this tradition continues. | Tynan, Musi, Michelle, Nina, Gabrielle, Anne, Natasha, Sherry, and Kitty
37: Visiting the wineries of Paso Robles
41: Row, row, row your boat... We went on a nice boat ride, unfortunately, Michael's boat stopped working. So, John and Michael had to row the boat with their hands to get us to shore. When we made it to shore a neighbor towed us back to Michael's house. It was an adventure. | Getting a tow
42: While in San Francisco we stayed in a flat on the famous Lombard Street
43: Natasha lost two teeth while on vacation!
44: Our first day in San Francisco we took a bus tour of the city. It was interesting, and fun. We sat on the top of the bus and froze! The Golden Gate Bridge was covered in fog...That's San Francisco!
45: This is original Banksy graffiti. This made Marcus's day to see this piece of art.
46: Waiting for the trolley. We had to wait for a while for our turn. I've always wanted to ride a street car, so it was worth the wait!!!
48: These are some of Marcus's senior pictures. He was such a ham. He was not bothered at all to have his photos taken with a bunch of people walking around. | Strike | a | pose!!!
49: Natasha was also not bothered by the crowds. She just couldn't stop her body from moving. She loves to dance!
52: Muir Wood Forest | Our last day in Northern California we went to Muir Wood Forest. We had a nice day walking around looking at all the amazing trees.. When we left we drove to Johnny Garlics Restaurant in Santa Rosa.
55: On our first day in Washington we went to Mt. Saint Helen's. It was an amazing sight.
56: Pat and Laurie took us to Seattle to the fish market. The fish market was full of people. We also saw the original Starbucks, it had a line going out the door. | The Lock
59: The first place we went in Tacoma was the Almond Roca Factory. This is my favorite candy!!! After the factory we went on a bridge with blown glass surrounding it. Tacoma is a really beautiful city.
60: Point Defiance | We walked on the beach and across logs. We had a nice sack lunch. The view of Mt. Ranier was amazing.
61: Gig Harbor
62: First Day of School
63: Gabrielle Freshman Timber Creek High School Sky Dancer Percussionist Pre-AP Classes | Marcus Senior Central High School Cross Country Track AP Classes HOSA | Natasha Kindergarten Woodland Springs Elementary Swimmer Gymnastics Triathlete
64: Sky Dancers | Football Season
65: Gabrielle "with" her band friends. This is the closest they were able to sit with each other all season
67: Cross Country
68: Natasha's First Triathlon
69: Natasha did awesome at her first triathlon. I didn't think she had a good time, but when it was over she said she wanted to do another one.
70: Natasha's second triathlon: The Monster Triathlon | October
71: SWIM BIKE RUN | Marcus helped Natasha during this event. He got her out of the pool and into the transition area. Then he ran with her at the end.
72: Halloween | Fairy Princess | Fairy in Training | Cool Superhero | Pathetic Sidekick
74: November 11th, 2011 : 11.11.11 | Kameron and Kendra Haas' Wedding
76: Thanksgiving with the Volpes
78: Sky Dancer Dance Clinic
79: This is the first year that Natasha participated in the Sky Dancer dance clinic. Gabrielle was there to teach her a dance routine. They performed this routine at a varsity basketball game.
80: Natasha's 7th Birthday | Natasha with her birthday presents and the chocolate cinnamon cupcakes that Gabrielle made.
82: Christmas with the Haucks
85: Christmas Day pictures 2011
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