S: The Beginning 2011 with the clarkson-moores
BC: Stayed Tuned for the Second Half of 2011
1: In Memory of Miss Kitty AKA Not Bob - A stray showed up at Mom's the first year she moved back to the farm. He kept chasing her three small black kittens and she was getting upset. A neighbor said it looked like the cat of people that moved to Indiana, so since they were heading for a visit, boxed up Bob and took him on the trip. Turns out it was NOT Bob, so they brought him back and he turned out to be a she and co-existed with the kittens until March 2011. | Cats and dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
2: Milestones Jan 8 - Nell Marie turns 77 Jan 9 - Carol Lee turns 75 Jan 24 - Mexican vacation Jan 31 - Ozzie turn 2 Feb 9 - Jon and Becky Civil Service Feb 28 - Harriet turns 3 Mar 28 - Bella Lolita Faith arrives Apr 30 - European vacation May 7 - Andy and Sylvia Wed May 9 - Week with Maria May 28 - Zack high school graduation May 29 - Jon and Becky Church Wed May 31 - Haley Internship in Cabo Jun 9 - Beth and Dave 27 years Jun 12 - Sandy G.M. "50"
3: Book 2 of 2011 Jul 16 - Beth to Cabo to visit Haley Jul 27 - Carol Lee to Heaven Aug 22 - Sue Groves Stroke Sep 17 - Laila Danielle Gina arrives Sep 23 - Naples GNO vacation Sep 26 - Haley turn "21" Oct 27 - Titan Evan turns 3 Nov 9 - Jer & Melissa Engaged Dec 23 - Cody turns 26 Dec. 30 - Wobbles becomes Chanel Dec 31 - Happy New Year
4: From Snow Covered Columbus to Sunny Warm Mazatlan
5: January 21 - 29
6: Here's to a Great Mazatlan Vacation! | Let's get this party started!
7: Gloria Patron Gomez met us for dinner at Ponchos
8: Cabo San Lucas
9: Enjoying Paradise with Amaya and Jeff | Chato
12: Whale Watching Tour
13: Wild Ride to get to the Whales; better than a roller coaster. gut wrenching laughter! | Beach where Troy was filmed and near where Amaya&Jeff work.
14: Zip lining In the Sierra Madre Mountains | USA/ Canadian Team
15: Suiting Up to Soar and Swing
17: HUANA COA CANOPY ADVENTURE
18: Los Osuna Tequila Factory
21: Los Osuna Tequila Factory
22: The Amazing Cliff Diver
24: Costa De Ora
25: Walking around Old Mazatlan
27: Mango Margarita's Banana Foster for dessert On Beautiful Bright Table Cloths. Perfect last night.
28: Bella Lolita Faith Clarkson March 28, 2011 7 lb. 10 oz. 10:49 AM 19 inches
29: PASSING AROUND BABYBELLA
30: March 19th, Weekend at Mom's to paint bathroom, fix dryer vent, install kitchen faucet. Next trip; walk in shower. Mark and Jackie join us for an evening.
31: Spring hits Columbus
32: Spring is in the air | Dave's fitness plan goes to the dogs
33: Mother / Daughter Look Alike Contest | Ozzie / Harriet Grooming Day
34: April 30th, Flew to Philly, 8 hour layover until flight to Munich | Long Travel Day - Munich Bound
35: Finally Relaxing at Neunkirchner Strasse 52, Munich Germany
36: Fugen, Austria | .. | Austrian Alps
38: Haley fell in love with the Happy Cows. Sylvi relaxes in the sunshine and fresh mountain air.
39: Beiberbruk card game, Andy picking cooties out of Haley's hair, Andy as a blonde. Jetlag forced Beth to bed and the Schnapps started flowing, then the handstands, then the headstands. Let's drink to that, no wait they already did!!!
40: Easy going with Beth's Mountain Climbing Sandals
42: Back in Munich, checked into hotel, Cody arrived and we explored the city while Sylvia did last minute "wedding" prep!
45: Now this is a REAL door. Feeling quite petite!
47: The Glockenspiel Marienplatz
48: Hofbrauhaus | >..>
50: Gepetto's Shop | Around Munich. Yes that is Andy looking at a Map...shhhh
51: Posing on exhibits and with boars or is that bores?
52: Sites and Sounds of Munich
54: Lothar and Effie host get acquainted dinner | The Elf House
56: May 6, 2011, Civil Service in Registry Office
57: July 11, 2011 | Sylvia and Andy's Families | Charlotte, Betti, Marcus, Felix
59: Sealed with a kiss
60: Celebration Lunch at Andy & Sylvi favorite Italian Restaurant | Marcus Norbert Michael Haley Andy | Andy Beth Dave Cody Andy
62: Lake Starnberg, (English) Starnberger See (German)
63: Hotel Vier Johreszeiten Starnberg
65: The Beautiful Chapel on the hill in the quaint village.
66: Sylvia and Andreas
68: love you forever
71: and what a celebration it was
73: "BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER, AND IT WILL COME TRUE"
74: Then we head to the beautiful village of Umhaussen | Mother's Day Cookies by Maria | Watering the Community Gardens. Fresh Veggies coming soon! | We have arrived via train from Munich in the beautiful city of Innsbruck
75: Umhausen is in the Imst district, population of 2913. In the area of the community lies the highest waterfall of Tyrol with 150 metres.
77: The gorgeous home of the Auers' Hannie's new kitchen, heart of the home, action, laughter.
78: Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir
79: How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~John Muir
80: One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~William Shakespeare | I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. ~Frank Lloyd Wright | Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~Juvenal, Satires
82: Great things are done when (wo)men and mountains meet.~William Blake
84: Snow and Ice Cold Glacier Lake Water in May | Hiking past the mountain cabin
85: Spring Time Snow Angels
87: Those silly Knoedl making girls!
90: Gorgeous day to drive through the Dolomites of Southern Tirol arriving in the Italian city of Bolzano, renamed from Bozen after WWI when Southern Tirol was given to Italy.
92: II Monastero di Sabiona verso Lazfons e Verdinges, Dolomites
93: You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the handsome prince.
96: Thursday, September 19, 1991 – 1.30 p.m. Tisenjoch - 3210 m above sea level Otztal Alps (South Tyrol, Italy) Two German hikers found a body that turned out to be Otzi, 3,500 year old mummy.
97: Plotting our plans to "Break Otzi out" after being "taken" from University of Innsbruck to Bolzano claiming he was found on Italian soil.
98: Schenna or Scena is situated on the sunny hill just above Meran in South Tyrol, embedded in vineyards and orchards – at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. Features spectacular mountain views of the Meran and the Etschtal valley. Met Sepp Innerhofer at Schennerhof for dinner.
99: South Tirol a predominantly German-speaking area of Austria, used as a bargaining chip following World War I. In 1919 it was “given” to Italy and ethnic cleansing started; encouraging Italian immigration and banning the German tongue and traditions. South Tyrolean Liberation Committee (Befreiungsausschuss Südtirol (BAS)), which campaigned for the break-away of South Tyrol from Italy. In 1961, the BAS staged the so-called Feuernacht (Night of Fire), the destruction of several dozen electricity pylons, which escalated the South Tyrol conflict. The Italian state viewed the BAS as a terrorist and separatist organization, while large parts of the South Tyroleans regarded them as freedom fighters. Sepp Innerhofer (born 13 April 1928 in Scena) is the only living founding member of the Liberation Committee Südtirol (BAS). He lost all his personal possessions and spent time in prison. Eventually in 1971, South Tirol were granted the right to govern themselves. He is a fruit grower in South Tyrol and holds regularly throughout Tyrol (mainly in South Tyrol) lectures on the historical and political context around the Italianisation Tyrol and deals with the events related to the bonfire night.
100: Alpenzoo Innsbruck | Fritz, the bear, died soon after our visit.
101: Beautiful Innsbruck
102: Never say good-bye, only until we meet again
103: Train from Innsbruck to Munich | Haley heads for Hungary and The Netherlands, Beth heads back to Columbus, Ohio, USA
104: Congratulations to Zachary Clay Lusher 2011 Graduate Cabell Midland HS
105: Celebrating Zack!!
107: Parties Galore | Carlee turns 9
108: It's time to get ready! No BC you can't wear that tie! | IT'S THE BIG DAY!!!!
109: Family and Friends Gathering for the "I Do's"
112: Lots of smiles and laughter as we shared Becky and Jon's special day.
115: Our wedding day has finally come...
116: SIDEWALK CHALK FUN | CRIME SCENE
117: June 25 Wild Wonderful West Virginia
118: We pulled it off. Planing, planning and more planning equals SURPRISE SANDY!YOU ARE "50" | SURPRISE
119: "BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER, AND IT WILL COME TRUE"