Posts Tagged ‘Steph’


We had some fun carving pumpkins and making Halloween cupcakes with Lauren last weekend.

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  • Nana Jo says:

    Lauren, You and Mommy and Daddy are super speedy pumpkin carvers! The cupcakes you helped make were cute and look yummy. I'm sure you had fun decorating them. Have fun charming the neighborhood in your princess costume tonight. Love you.



Lauren made it to the MN State Fair for her third year and it wouldn’t have been complete without a picture of her in cheese on a stick cut-out! We spent almost a whole day there, longer than we anticipated, because the day was so nice and Lauren was having such a good time. Besides (Read the Rest…)

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  • Erin says:

    Oh, Lauren! You are such a big girl these days, but just as cute and precious as day one!



Thanks to Bumpa Hall, I had the chance to sneak out to Hazeltine on Monday morning and watch the first practice round of the PGA Championship. After spending an extra 15 minutes on the shuttle to the course thanks to a driver that didn’t know how to get there, I was immediately surprised to see (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    Josh, what amazing pictures . . . has Sports Illustrated contacted you yet?! Nick can’t wait to get there! Miss Lauren looked like she enjoyed it, too . . . you’ll have to get her working on her game! Love, Grandma Mary



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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Lauren had a fun birthday weekend at the lake!  Grandma Mary and Bumpa Nick joined us at Keck’s cabin with Opa Rob, Nana Jo, Auntie EJ and Annie. Josh and I had been preparing her all week for the activities of the weekend and it wasn’t long before she was rattling off her guests, her (Read the Rest…)

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  • Great Auntie Laurie says:

    Oh – I was waiting for these photos! Josh – they are awesome!! Am so lonesome for all of you! Can’t wait to see you over the 4th! Much love, Great Auntie Laurie



I had a surprise visit from my family a couple of weeks ago- it was a total shock to come home from work and find them all there waiting!  I was pretty emotional at first, but after they assured me that it was just a fun surprise, I was able to relax and calm down (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    It was just the BEST, wasn’t it?! Lauren. you had your uncles wrapped around your little finger . . . must have been that smile of yours that melts everyone’s hearts!
    We treasured every minute of our time with all of you . . . thanks, Josh, for your help in pulling off the surprise! Love, Grandma Mary


12
Apr
2009

Happy Easter!

By: Steph | Tags: , , , ,

We had a fun Easter weekend at home.  It started with a family festival at church on Saturday morning where we made a flower pot, sang songs and Lauren got to hunt for Easter eggs.  She loved opening the plastic eggs over and over again, whether there was a treat in there or not! Saturday (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    Lauren, we loved looking at all the pictures of you celebrating Easter . . . you just looked so grown up and so smart doing everything that the “big kids” do! Thanks for the great family picture, too! I would love a copy of that one! Love you guys, Grandma Mary



We spent a wonderful week in Arizona visiting Rob, Joanne and extended family!  It was a treat to get away from the cold weather for a while and we had some fun outings while we were there.  Lauren did really well with all of the traveling and schedule changes.  She was very happy to spend (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    It was wonderful to have you all here. Lauren was such a little traveler — by car or backpack. We loved spending the week with you. The pictures of the Desert Botanical Gardens are beautiful! We are looking forward to seeing you back in Minnnesota soon–and picking up reading the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” again Lauren. And, just for the record, those pictures I took in Sedona do NOT accurately depict the severity of the “drop” below the stone bridge:) Love to you all, Nana Jo


28
Oct
2008

Dancing Queen

By: Josh | Tags: , , ,

Every once and awhile Lauren will get in a mood that causes Steph and I to stop everything we’re doing and just sit and watch. Tonight was one of those nights and luckily the video camera was handy. Maybe it was the pizza, or more likely the cookies after dinner. Whatever the cause, it provided (Read the Rest…)

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  • Nana Jo says:

    That was such a treat! A great way to start my day — with the dancing queen:) She definitely loves music and keeping the beat. It looks like she has the “brush it off” down pat too. And the “circle.” She’s ready for dance class. Love you all



We recently spent a week visiting my brothers in Oregon.  My parents went, too, and we all had a great time together!  We stayed busy in Portland, taking in some of the area sights and spending time with Jeff and Jon’s friends.  The highlight of the trip was spending the holiday weekend in Pacific City (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    What a great time we all had together! The pictures really captured the beauty of the Oregon coast, Josh . . . thanks for getting them on the site so I can savor all those special times again. Lauren really got to know her uncles . . . loved all the close-ups of her and those sweet little toes, too! Great memories of the “once in a lifetime” vacation! Love you guys, Mom



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19
May
2008

Fargo 1/2 Marathon

By: Steph | Tags: ,

We did it! My couisn Jess and I ran the Fargo 1/2 Marathon this past weekend and it was a great experience. It really was a fun one to take part in … so many people came out to cheer on the runners and it was a such beautiful morning to be out running! We (Read the Rest…)

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  • Grandma Mary says:

    What a great run, Steph and Jessie! Congratulations on such good times . . . you two make a great team! Josh, your pics tell the whole story, too! I’m inspired . . . maybe next year, eh? Aren’t cousins the BEST . . . Lauren, you’re gonna get one real soon! Lucky you! Fun time for all of us . . . thanks!