S: Winter Memories 2010 - 2011
BC: 2010 -2011
FC: 2010 | Winter | Memories | 2011
1: Merry Christmas 2010 Grammy got a new set of Iowa pool table balls and a few new garden flags. Bob Sass made the stained glass Iowa hanging, so we had him make one for poppy. Lori made Rob a jar to hold Myster's ashes. We liked it so much. And Mitchell, of course, got his container of coins and some new Iowa things. | G rammy | Mitchell - age 13 | Poppy | Rob
2: Happy Holidays Lori made me a fruit-veggie bowl to match my kitchen...Mitchell is holding it showing the yellow inside--and she also gave me a MICHE purse...love it. Grammy gave me a new lounging outfit. love it, too. | 2010
3: Christmas with Aunt Karole 12-25-10
4: We always enjoy spending time with Aunt Karole... especially at the holidays. | It was so thoughtful of Grandma Bonnie to help Mitchell make this neck warmer...filled with rice. He made it just for me...thanks, babe.
5: It was a bittersweet day for Melanie as she prepared Sara and the other nurses for her ESA departure. Welcome to Mommyhood... Best Wishes to Melanie and Craig...
6: Happy 14th Birthday, Mitchell December 26, 2010
7: Lori | M a d d i e | M i t c h | M&M fighting over bubbles" | Making a Wish... Happiness Forever | Grammy, Mitch, Poppy | S c o t t | Grammy, Poppy, and Aunt Karole, and Scott, Lori, and Maddie all came over for brunch. We had a great time celebrating Mitchell's birthday with lots of laughter. | Lisa and Aunt Karole
8: It was quite a surprise for Mitchell to receive his first share of John Deere Stock from Grammy & Poppy for his birthday... What a perfect gift. Happy 14th Birthday, Mitchell. | 26 Dec 10
9: After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and birthday, we decided to just start ripping apart the kitchen... We'd been thinking about it for awhile ... so I told Rob just go get the saw and start cutting... then we'd have no other cholce than to remodel...so we did... these are all BEFORE pictures.
10: We removed all the ceramic tile below the cupboards and around the stove. Excited to get new paint, counter tops, sink, floor, lighting, and tile | MORE BEFORE PICTURES
11: 31 DEC 10 | Dad, Mom, Rob, Lisa
12: Mom & Dad | Another year has passed, and another eve we spent ringing in the new year together. | Rob & Lisa
13: Kevin on the dance floor... | Kevin & Marjie | Guess Who... | Penny & Wayne
14: Memories... | 2011 | are perhaps the best gifts of all | Welcome to:
15: Our very first proud moment of 2011 was helping Mitchell prepare for his driver's permit. It was a great day as we left the station... permit in hand. It's official, we have a new driver in the family. | 21 JAN 2011
16: Saturday, January 22, 2011 Junior High School Concert 5:00 p.m. West High School Auditorium Iowa City, Iowa | Today's Musical Selections:
17: Today the kids were conducted by Mr. William Owens. William Owens is a native of Gary, Indiana. His career as a music conductor spans over two decades, and he is very active as a composer, clinician and conductor throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1993, Owens has written over one hundred works for concert band, string orchestra and small ensemble. His music is programmed at prestigious venues such as the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and appears on required music lists both nationally and abroad. Principal commissions include those from the California Band Directors Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the Chicago Public Schools Bureau of Cultural Arts, and the Texas University Interscholastic League. His compositions "Courtlandt County Festival" and "Maesong" are recorded and analyzed in educational text by the GIA series Teaching Music through performance in Band. Owens is a repeat winner of the ASCAPlus Award, and a two-time recipient of the Forrest L. Buchtel Citation for Excellence in Band Composition. It was an honor for these kids to be under his direction today. | The Voxman Junior High Honor Band | M | U | S | I | C
18: Mitchell with all four of his very proud parents. | Poppy and Grammy | Aunt Karole
19: the Voxman Junior High Honor Band
20: You know it was a bad blizzard when even Eye Surgeons closed all offices for at least a day... | February 2, 2011 | SNOW, SNOW GO AWAY ...
21: Yay... a free day to play | I got all bundled up to play, then all Mitchell wanted to do was push me down in the snow. | HELP! I've fallen and Mitchell won't let me up!!
22: Ellen & Leah | Jared Crow | Harry Slagle | These girls were the bomb at apple stacking | Chelsie, Tracy, and Allison Harksen | After many unsuccessful attempts from different kids, Storm was actually the first one to get his apples in a stack...and keep them standing. | GREAT JOB, STORM!! | Johnny Applestack Contestant will try and stack five apples on top of each other in one minute.
23: Walcott Jr. High Fun Night March 4, 2011 | Colton Martz | "Minute-To-Win-It games" | Mitchell | Brandon | B r e n d a n | A | L | L | I | E
24: mITCHELL AND KELLY WALLICK WATCH AS LEAH TRIES TO BALANCE 5 DICE ON AN ICE CREAM STICK... | wALCOTT JR HIGH FUN NIGHT FUN & GAMES FOR THE KIDS
25: MOMMA'S In motion | 34 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP 1977-PRESENT | lISA (GRIPP) ANKNEY, SHERI (RALFS) FLACK, ANN (WILLIS) SCHULTZ | ALL OF US MOMMA'S HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME THESE PAST FEW WEEKS GETTING TOGETHER AND LEARNING OUR DANCE FOR FUN NIGHT. WE HAD T-SHIRTS MADE UP AND SURPRISED ALL THE KIDS...THEY LOVED IT...
26: We took a long weekend to visit Aunt Lori and Brian in their new home... | MaRcH 31, 2011
27: We love our Kitties... | bLoOmInGtOn, In | D.C.
28: Sisters are We | Lori and Brian | Lori & Lisa
29: Family we'll Be | Lisa & Rob | Mitchell & Aunt Lori
30: BoWLiNg FuN | March 23 & 24, 2011
31: ...and that's exactly what we did... especially, Rob... but we gave him plenty of TLC to help him get home. | below: Aunt Lori's 43rd birthday
32: the Annual spring City Wide Garage Sale Gary Kraft came out to grill brats & dogs again. It was a beautiful day just to hang... | Rob, Poppy, Mitchell | Gary Kraft, Aunt Karole | Saturday, May 7, 2011
33: We spent Mother's Day at Cedar Manor in Tipton with Grandma Volle | Poppy, Mitchell, Rob Lisa, Grandma, Grammy | Sunday, May 8, 2011
34: It was a beautiful day to spend at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago with the 8th graders for their last field trip at Walcott Jr. High. | Friday 29 April 2011 | My Crazy Group: Mitchell, Kyle McClure, Michael Buffenbarger Jarrett Berner, Bryce Holmes, Tyler Erskine
36: FRIENDS: 2000 - PRESENT | MITCHELL | MICHAEL | MICHAEL
37: The boys were such good sports every time I wanted a group photo -- no moans or groans... just smiles.!!
38: Jarrett, Mitchell, Tyler, Bryce, Kyle, Michael
39: Bryce, Kyle, Tyler
40: Mitchell | It was a nice surprise to read this small article in the school newspaper honoring Mitchell for his hard work over the past 2 years in band. There's no better feeling than being a very proud parent !!
41: HAPPY EASTER | SUNDAY, APRIL24, 2011
42: K Y L E | It was a gorgeous spring day for our annual Koberg Easter Egg Hunt. We, once again, had lots of great hiders and seekers. | K A R I S S A | K R I S T A L | APRIL | 24th | 2011
43: Shawn & Tiff | Rhett & K.C. | Kyle | Kristal's homemade Easter Bunny cake | HAPPY | EASTER