This page is a portal to viewing our family's fun times, vacations, events, and other happenings. Each is a picture-filled narration of the outing.

The outings are listing from the most recent to the oldest one at the bottom. We hope you enjoy seeing what we've been up to! As always, feel free to drop us a e-mail.

Just thought I'd add this note/ disclaimer: We respect our friends and extended family's privacy, therefore some outings we go to we do not post here online. Also, some photos have background faces blurred because we did not get permission to post them here.


click here to view our July 2016

New! Farms, furry finds, and fungi are featured on our part 2 page of June and July 2016.

click here to view our June 2016

New! Wandering the woods and riding in a bike rodeo are some highlights of Part 1 or our June and July 2016 page.

click here to view our late spring adventures of 2016

We welcomed the end of school with many a wander. (Late-May to early June 2016)

click here to view our May adventures of 2016

We are wowed by creatures great and small during May 2016

click here to view our springtime of 2016

Shannon reflects on the spring of 2016.

click here to see how our winter went

We savor the simple pleasures over the mild winter of 2015-16.

click here to see journey through October 2015 with us

We enjoy a seasonally warm November, see many wonderful creations at the zoo, and do some creating of our own as we finish off 2015.

click here to see journey through October 2015 with us

We welcome Caleb back home and keep our head above the tide by leaning on love.

click here to see our adventures in September 2015

We beat the back-to-school-blues with many a frolic through the woods and end September with an out of this world experience.

click here to see our adventures in July and August 2015

We finish off July with the usual forest frolics, then do the county fair before meeting up with Caleb for our annual convention.

click here to see our end June 2015

Caleb flies off to Bethel while the rest of us roam the Twin Cities.

click here to see our end of May and early June 2015

We finish off May with lots of Legos, flowers, and frolics and start off June frantically filling our days with Caleb before he departs.

click here to see our mid-May of 2015

We avoid disaster twice and enjoy springtime's bounty.

click here to see our spring of 2015

We usher in spring with kite flying and rope swinging. Get blown away with our splashing good times.

click here to see how we wished it was spring already

March marched in warm and sunny. We returned to our usual hiking and s'mores park for some lollygagging.

click here to see our wild weathered winter

We entered a strange world of foggy mists and green grass instead of the usual Minnesota snow and ice this winter of 2014-15.

click here to see our autumn journeys

We continue our journeys through the glorious fall 2014.

click here to see our wanderings

Our outdoor wandering becomes a Wednesday habit during September 2014.

click here to see our end of summer antics

We seize opportunities to be outdoors while summer fades into fall.

click here to see what we did on our summer vacation

We go on a week vacation to a cabin in a national forest in August 2014.

click here to see what we did in the summer of 2014

We enjoy the lazy days of summer in 2014 including a trip to the fair.

click here to see our trip to Milwaukee in June 2014

We attend the Regional Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

click here to see what we did for our 20th anniversary 2014

We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a trip to the Minnesota Zoo and the Mall of America

click here to see what we did in the winter of 2013-14

We have a delightfully boring (if not cold) winter of 2013-14. Caleb also finished school!

click here to see what we did in the summer of 2013

We go to the fair and visit a farm as school starts back up in the summer and fall of 2013

click here to see what we did in the spring and summer of 2013

We have some fun in the sun during the spring and early summer of 2013

click here to see what we did in the winter of 2012-13

We have a boring winter in 2012-2013. Or was it?

click here to see what we did in the fall of 2012-13

We get close to some storm chasers, frolic on the farm, and a get adopted by a furry new member of our clan.

click here to see what we did in the summer of 2012

We finish of the summer of 2012 with a trip to Duluth and a frolic at the county fair.

click here to see what we did in the late spring of 2012

We end spring of 2012 with parties, water fun, and kick off summer with a mishap.

click here to see what we did in the spring of 2012

Spring 2012 was marred with a horrible loss for our family. However, we endured and continue on.

click here to see what we did in the winter of 2011-12

Winter 2011-12 had us all asking: where's the snow?

click here to see what we did in the autumn of 2011

We finish autumn with a trip to a farm and an apple orchard.

click here to see what we did in the fall of 2011

We start of fall 2011 with a stroll through some gardens and a day at a state park.

click here to see what we did at Pimushe Resort

We topped of our summer with a revisit to Pimushe Resort in northern Minnesota.

click here to see what we did in the summer of 2011

We had a summer of winners and one mishap during the summer of 2011.

click here to see what we did in the spring of 2011

We get through the long cool spring of 2011 by taking a trip to another zoo (with tragic consequences!)and romping around Valleyfair.

click here to see what we did in the winter of 2010-11

Our family grows by two feet! We also go snowshoeing and ape it up at the zoo.

click here to see what we did in the fall of 2010

Our family visits two different farms this fall, as well as visiting the fire station, a park, and getting to hug Mickey Mouse!

click here to see what we did in the summer of 2010

Our 2010 summer fun included a trip to the zoo, our annual convention, and a day at the fair.

click here to see what we did in South Dakota in 2010

The kids, Shannon, and Grandpa head for the hills again for a week of South Dakota adventure in June of 2010.

click here to see what we did in spring and summer of 2010

We spend our 14th anniversary as a family up in Duluth, and we visit Grandma Kaye at her new lakeside home.

click here to see what we did in the winter of 2009-10

We had a blast over the winter of 2009-10

click here to see what we did in the fall of 2009

All about the autumn of 2009

click here to see what we did in Omaha in 2009

We revisit Omaha and their zoo in the summer of 2009.

click here to go to the boy's summertime fun page

The boys bonded this summer with another lake Superior fishing trip and a day at Valleyfair.

click here to go to the summertime excitement page

We kick off the summer with farm fun, wild walkings, and an emergency!

click here to go to see what we did in the spring of 2009

We explore nature around us and visit the Minnesota Zoo in the spring of 2009.

click here to go to the winter romps page

Snow creations abound and we enjoy a romp around St. Paul during the 2008-09 winter.

click here to go to see what we did in the fall of 2008

We enjoy the 2008 fall colors at a local park.

click here to go to see what we did in the late summer of 2008

We finish off late summer 2008 with many adventures!

click here to go to the Pimushe page

We all head up to Pimushe Resort by Bemidji, Minnesota, for a week of summertime fun.

click here to go to the fishing trip page

The boys fish Lake Superior, and the girls have a big surprise for you! Both in the summer of 2008.

click here to go to see what we did in the spring of 2008

We celebrate our 14th anniversary in St. Paul, including a visit to Como Zoo. The family also frolics in the A Maze'n Farmyard. Both in spring 2008.

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The kids had fun during the winter of 2007-2008.

click here to go to our 2007 Omaha page

We venture to Omaha, Nebraska in the spring of 2007.

click here to go to the boys' baptism page

Alex and Caleb are baptized on May 12th, 2007.

click here to go to see what we did in the winter of 2006

We have fun in the snow at The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, we awe at a winter snowstorm, and watch the big spring thaw during the winter of 2006.

click here to go to Grand Marais with us

We head up to Grand Marais for a week at a cabin in September 2006.

click here to see how our gardening went

We get out our shovels and green thumbs and make us a real garden in the spring of 2006.

click here to see us moving in 2005

We pack up and move in late summer 2005.

click here to go to see Thomas the Tank Engine in the summer of 2005 page

We trek up to Duluth again to ride on Thomas the tank Engine in the summer 2005.

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Our week long RV trip to South Dakota in the summer of 2005.

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One of our trips to he Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud in summer 2005.

click here to go to Duluth in 2005

Our family celebrated our 11th anniversary with a trip to Duluth in April 2005.


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