FC: Guidroz 2011
2: Welcome to our life in the Midwest... 2011 was a very good year!
4: We left off last year at Thanksgiving. Tyler and Andrew helped Memere' celebrate her birthday! Ouida flew in for the Holidays and we stopped off in Lawrenceburg for Andrew's Christmas program.
5: Christmas Eve Dinner at McCormick & Schmick's
6: Christmas Day at Justin and Elaine's House! | Justin and Elaine hosted...Andrew debuted his newest addition to his costume collection: Iron Man!
10: Justin Turns 34! Tyler and Andrew are experts at blowing out candles.
11: Ashley and Ryan went skiing at Perfect North Slopes by Justin's house before joining in the birthday celebration.
12: Training for Team USA! Tyler continued playing Ice Hockey this year.
14: Weekend trip to see Ashley at her home in Ann Arbor. First visit to relax without a project list!
15: Ashley and Keith spent a lot of time with friends going to concerts and trying to stay warm!
16: The Easter Bunny always makes a stop at Memere' and Grand Pere's house. Tyler's new favorite past time: board games!
17: Tyler Turns 8! | Justin and Elaine threw a wonderful party for Tyler and his friends which included a trip to the kid gym, BE Active and a sleep-over!
19: Justin and Elaine were only half-way through the Birthday celebration...still have eight boys to take home for a sleep-over!
20: Tyler and his friends played Wii and eventually went to bed. | Happy Birthday Tyler!
21: Ashley, Keith and Ryan visit New Orleans in May | At the Creole Creamery on Prytania Street with Charlene. | Dinner with Aunt Leslie Harry and Soledad.
22: New Orleans Jazz Fest Thank goodness for the Blues and Gospel tents - the only place for shade!
23: Ashley and Ryan returned from Jazz Fest for Mother's Day! That deserves a toast!
24: Happy Mother's Day! | ...and Tyler and Andrew showered Elaine with gifts as well!
26: Cruise to Alaska
31: "I'm on top of the world", not really, just a big rock! Jim and I enjoyed hiking, exploring and zip lining.
33: Justin,Elaine and the boys traveled to Ft Myers Beach, Florida for summer vacation. Lots of sand castles were built!
36: Family Canoe Trip on the White River and a joint celebration of Jim and Ryan's Birthdays! Luckily Tyler was with Jim when their canoe capsized.
39: A quick weekend trip to New Orleans to celebrate Mother's birthday... Summer ended with a 2nd canoe trip with Justin's family down the White Water River in Ohio.... 7 miles downstream gives you a very good workout!
41: Andrew's first day of Pre-K at Youthland Academy! | Tyler begins 2nd grade at St. Lawrence Catholic School!
42: Andrew Turns Five!!!
43: A great party at BE Active where Andrew and his friends played in the foam pit, climbed a rock wall and jumped on inflatables.
44: The best part of the party was opening presents. Andrew got another costume! (Ben Ten)
46: Sunday afternoon activity at Jump In while Justin and Elaine study for an upcoming test.
49: Ashley's Birthday! | Jim's idea of a perfect "girly" gift - an electric blower!
50: Thanksgiving at our house!
51: One more trip to the Big Easy to visit Dad and Leslie.
52: Kreihs cousin reunion at Aunt Jackie's house in Mandeville.
53: Someone once told me, "life is an adventure...and only I can choose to make the most of it". So while we live far from home, our family is always close in our hearts. May you have a wonderful Christmas and find beauty in all things great and small. Enjoy your adventures in 2012! all our love.....