Posts Tagged ‘Grafton’


We had a wonderful Christmas in Grafton with my family- lots of family gatherings, yummy food, and good times. It was especially fun to see Lauren’s excitement now that she understands the holiday. She loved singing Christmas carols and hymns (her favorites are Frosty and Hark the Herald Angels Sing), she repeatedly asked us to (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    Great pictures of Christmas in Grafton! I know how much your parents loved having you all together. Toby is the cutest little puppy too…. Love, Nana Jo



We’ve been busy traveling over the past couple of weekends and have had fun spending time with our families. It started with a trip up to Grafton that included some time with my extended family- Lauren had a blast with my cousins’ kids and had her first DQ chocolate malt and dilly bar… in the (Read the Rest…)

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  • Amy Johnson says:

    love the new look to the website too!!!!! Good job, josh!!!



Our summer travels continue and the last few weekends have included one trip back up to Grafton and two trips to the lake. The trip home again was for my cousin Mark’s wedding- he and Andrea had a beautiful outdoor reception at the Park River Bible Camp. Lauren’s favorite part of the reception was the (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    You have had a busy, fun summer! Love all the pictures from the family gatherings.

    It was great to see the pictures from your weekend at the lake! The kids have all grown up so since I saw them last at Lauren’s 1st birthday. Looks like you had a wonderful time even without the nice warm temperatures. Glad the fish were accommodating allowing for some great pics and fish stories. Lauren, you must have lured those fish in with your Dora fish bait:) Love, Nana Jo



We spent the 4th of July in Park River, ND, and had a great day with the Halls. My cousin Bjorn, his wife Sveta and their daughter, Bianca, made the trip from the east coast and we got to celebrate Bianca’s 2nd birthday with her! Lauren loved being one of the gang- my cousins’ kids (Read the Rest…)

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What a wonderful holiday season we had with our families!  We spent Christmas in Grafton and it was great to see my brothers, mom and dad, and lots of extended family.  Lauren especially had fun with my cousins’ kids and loved being part of the gang.  She received a harmonica from her uncles that she (Read the Rest…)

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  • Jessica says:

    I’m a little late in my comment here but I just loved all those pictures! Especially the ice cream ones – those are too precious. I have yet to eat the potato sausage – waiting for just the perfect night. :)

    Hope you’re all well … many hugs!


08
Jul
2008

We hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend!  We spent the weekend at the lake and enjoyed the beautiful weather with family and friends.  Lauren liked being in the water and even got a very slow ride on the jet ski.  It was a little harder for Josh and I to sit back and (Read the Rest…)

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  • Erin says:

    I love those pictures of Lauren eating the watermelon. Looks like the best way to enjoy it :) We are excited to see you this weekend and have the long anticipated “meeting of the cousins”!
    Love, Erin



We started off the new year in Grafton and had a fun time celebrating a late Christmas and New Years with my family. It was great to have Jeff and Jonny home- they loved playing with Lauren and gave her a baby grand piano of her own. She loves dancing to the music! I was (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    Our precious family! What a blessing to ALL be together for a few days . . . every minute seemed to just fly by! Lauren, you were loved and treasured by everyone . . . your smile just lights up every picture! Thanks, Josh and Steph, for capturing all those special moments . . . wonderful memories! Can’t wait for all the “firsts”you’ll give us in 2008, Lauren . . . don’t grow up too fast! Thanks for making the trip “Up North” . . . we loved every minute of our time together!
    Love and kisses from Grandma Mary



We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a great time in St. Cloud celebrating Lauren’s first Christmas with family and friends. Lauren enjoyed playing with Great Grandpa Paul in her jumper. She was excited to open gifts — so she could play with the gift wrap. She also got another visit from (Read the Rest…)

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  • Amy Johnson says:

    Oh my!! She is just the cutest!!! The 'outtakes' are just as cute as the photo you guys chose!! Looks like Lauren's first Christmas was a memorable one…for EVERYONE!!! Christmas hugs to you all…and a big kiss on those sweet cheeks of that sweet girl!!!


08
Jul
2007

It’s hard to believe Lauren will be a month old this week… it seems the days go by pretty quickly lately and she’s definitely more alert now which is fun. She’s a pretty content baby- we made it through church this morning without even a peep. Her cries are usually limited to hunger or a (Read the Rest…)

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  • Erin says:

    Ohhh, she is too precious. I feel like now I can see more of Josh in the photos, before it was total mini-Steph :) It looks like you guys had a lot of fun in Grafton! I can’t wait until we see her (and you two!) again. Love, Erin
    PS- I can’t get enough of those tiny sunglasses!


29
Jun
2007

2 Weeks Old

By: Steph | Tags: , , , , , , ,

We made it through another week! This week has been much better in terms of adjusting and getting used to each other… that first week was pretty tough (especially on mom). Feeding is going much better, although the frequency is still a little overwhelming, and there are still some scheduling kinks to work on. I’ve (Read the Rest…)

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  • Amy Johnson says:

    She’s gorgeous. Great job on the picture, Josh and Steph! She’s simply gorgeous. I hope you have some nice relaxing time at the cabin and in Grafton…can’t wait to hear all about it and get my hands on that beautiful girl…I have treats for her!


11
Apr
2007

Baby Photos

By: Steph | Tags: , , , ,

Not much to report this week so I just wanted to share some old baby photos! As I wrote in the previous entry, I’m getting anxious to meet the baby and see what he/she looks like… will he have Josh’s eyes or will she have my nose? We had a nice trip up to Grafton (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary Jo says:

    It can’t be “30″ years . . . seems like only yesterday, right, Nana Jo? What darling babies you were! I remember Grandma Wanda titled that picture
    “Stephanie Sunshine”! She took so-o-o-o many pictures of you, Steph . . .
    How great that “K” Keck has such a photo-pro dad, Josh . . . I’ll want LOTS for my grandma “brag book”! We had such a wonderful Easter with the three (whoops . . . ) FOUR of you here. Thanks for making the long trip up to the “tundra”! Love, Mom


03
Apr
2007

Week 31

By: Steph | Tags: , , , , , ,

So I think the belly has grown since the last time I wore this shirt! It seems like I’ve gotten much bigger just in the last couple of weeks. And we’re officially into the single-digit countdown… 9 weeks left! The due date is coming really fast which seems a little scary at times, but I’m (Read the Rest…)

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  • Laurie says:

    Oh My! That baby has sure grown!! Awesome! Oh my Teffie – I can hardly wait to hold, sing, kiss and rock that
    precious one (and may I say I have much practice in spoiling)!! Am so excited to see you on Sunday – have a safe
    trip up here, sit in back and put your feet up as much as possible!! Love, Great Auntie Laurie :-)