S: Dennis and Kelly | 2011
FC: Dennis and Kelly 2011
1: Dennis and Kelly 2011
2: Ernesto's Last Amateur Fight January 15, 2011 in Pasco, WA Dennis and Ernesto Toscano have been friends since high school. After high school Ernie took up MMA fighting. Dennis, Kelly, Paul, Brandi, Bud and Sue made an effort to make it to as many of his fights as they could over the past two and a half years. January 15th was Ernie's last amateur fight and everyone was there to cheer him on as he won making his amateur record, 12wins/2losses.
3: Ernesto's First Pro Fight February 19, 2011 in Tacoma, WA Ernesto had his first pro fight at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA on February 19th. Paul and Brandi were not able to go due to the fact that you had to be 21 to get into the fights. So this time it was just Dennis, Kelly, Bud and Sue. Ernie was the first fight of the night and even though he took a punch to the jaw about 10 seconds into the first round he held his ground and won in the second round by rear naked choke. An extra bonus that night was that UFC fighter Cody McKenzie was also at the fights! We watched him on The Ultimate Fighter (a reality show where UFC hopefuls compete for a UFC contract)
4: The Arc of Tri-Cities' March for Respect 2011 March 26, 2011 | Every year, The Arc of Tri-Cities holds is annual March for Respect in honor of individuals with disabilities. This year Kelly was able to participate in the walk in honor of her sister, Natalie.
5: SUNDAY BASEBALL... | This is the 2nd year that Dennis and Paul Gilmour have played on the Mexican Baseball league for the Mattawa Cubs team, out of Mattawa, WA. They were asked to join the league by a co-worker of Paul's and have had a blast playing every Sunday that Dennis doesn't have to work.
6: Easter 2011 | This year we spent Easter with Paul, Brandi, Josh and Paul's family. We went over the night before Easter to color easter egss. On Easter day we went with them to lunch and then to the pet stores for Josh to look at fish, snakes and birds.
8: At Josh's 2nd birthday party Dennis was playing basketball with a few other people when he jumped up and landed on Kyle's foot, rolling his ankle. Dennis and Kelly ended up leaving the party to go to the urgent care to get an x-ray. Turns out he had bad sprain and possible hairline factor. | Dennis' Urgent Care Visit | May 8, 2011
9: 2011 Super Bowl League | Dennis has always been a big bowler and normally bowls in at least one league year around. This summer Dennis and Kelly bowled in the Super Bowl league at Spair Time Lanes with Paul Gilmour, Brandi Casey, and Kyle Casey. This was the first time that they ahd bowled a league together. | Dennis and Josh Bowling | Kelly and Brandi at Bowling | Dennis and Kelly in their bowling shirts
10: Dust Devils Baseball | The Tri-Cities Dust Devils are the local baseball team in the Tri-Cities. Going to games is always fun!
12: He asked.... | June 29, 2011 was our 5 year anniversary and like every other anniversary we had plans to go out to dinner after work. Dennis had to work until 6:00 so we were going to go to Olive Garden after he got off. He came home from work and we were getting ready to leave for dinner when he said, "I feel bad." Kelly asked why and he replied with, "I didn't get you anything." Kelly smiled and said, "I didn't get you anything either" and he said, "yeah you did, you got me that hat." She laughed and said, "wa-who a hat it's not a big deal." Thats when he pulled a little blue box out of his pocket and got down on one knee and said, "Kelly, will you marry me?" Of course she said yes, after asked "are you serious?" a couple times :-) | The Ring
13: ... and She Said Yes! | Believe it or not Kelly forgot to get a picture right after he asked so we took this picture outside Olive Garden while we were waiting for a table.
14: This year we spend the 4th of July with Paul, Brandi and Josh. We got up early and went to the parade, then to lunch at Olive Garden and back to our house to use our pool for the 1st time in the 2 years that we've lived there. | 4TH OF JULY 2011
15: 2011 Benton Franklin Fair
16: Shooting Guns | We went out with Mike, Andrea, Paul and Brandi to shoot guns and have some fun. Kelly had never shot guns like that before so it was something new but fun.
18: September 3rd Dennis woke up with his bottom right wisdom tooth really bothering him. We called around to a few placed and finally found one that could get him in on Sunday to take a look at it. They did an x-ray and decided to just take it out. | While there we found out that he still have a baby tooth! You'd never be able to tell though. | Bye Bye Wisdom Tooth!
19: Labor Day Weekend | Josh & Dennis watching the Dust Devils game | Kelly & Josh, and Brandi & Josh at the Labor Day BBQ.
20: Dennis and Paul started playing on a Tuesday night mens softball team in September. One night at the game Kelly and Josh found a ladybug. This was Josh's first time seeing a ladybug and he thought it was great!
22: Paul & Brandi's New House! Paul and Brandi got to move into their new house in October. Dennis and Kelly helped them get everything moved in and while Dennis was at work Kelly helped Brandi get things unpacked. This included washing dishes by hand (Paul got proof since it doesn't happen often) and helping Josh take a nap.
23: Along with a new house comes a new place to get together with friends
24: Dad's Baptism Kelly's dad was baptized into the church on October 8, 2011. We had planned to meet the family in Boise so they could meet Emma, their exchange student from Sweden, but when Kelly's dad called and asked if they would be willing to travel all the way to Idaho Falls for his baptism they said they would make it work. Eric was able to do the baptism and Steve Taylor, a long time friend of the family, was able to be in town to do the conformation. 1. JoAnn, Bill, Eric & their bishop 2. Steve Taylor, Bill & Eric 3. Bill & Eric with the sister missionaries 4. Bill and Eric 5. The Buyers Family with the sister missionaries | 1. | 2. | 3. | 4. | 5.
25: We were able to make a special trip to see Bonnie, Johnathan Alvarez's baby girl. | Since we were there right before Halloween, but didn't have time to go to the pumpkin patch we took pictures of us picking out pumpkins at the "Wal-Mart Pumpkin Patch" | Mya even got to go this visit! To everyone's surprise her and Avi got along great! | Kelly was able to talk her mom into making her Chicken Chili for dinner one night. | Snow in October! | Kelly and Grandpa Gonzales | Kelly and Grandma Gonzales
26: Fall Festivities | The Pumpkin Patch, Corn
27: Maze and Caramel Apples
28: Every Halloween we get Josh his Halloween costume. This year he was a monster! He loved knocking on the doors when he went trick-or-treating and growled when people opened the doors instead of saying "Trick or Treat". | H | A | L | L | O | W | E | E | N
29: Happy Thanksgiving
30: Christmas Eve we went over to the Cooper's house with Dennis' parents and the Walls. As always we exchanged games with Dennis' parents and had a blast playing games with everyone. We spend the night at Dennis' parents house and got up Christmas morning and opened presents. We were all very spoiled. Dennis' parents got us all something St. Louis Cardinals, Mya included. After opening presents and eating breakfast we got ready and went back over to the Cooper's house for a relaxing day and yummy Christmas dinner! The day after Christmas we went over to Paul and Brandi's to have Christmas with them and Josh. We got him a scooter and Dennis has fun playing with Josh and all his other toys while Paul tried to put the scooter together. One of the joys of being an uncle!!
33: HAPPY NEW YEAR!