Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas 2010.  Our big news this year was the birth of Braden.  We will add another grandchild in next year's card, so things are changing!  And we will also have a boyfriend here for our family Chrismas.  When you have kids and they are little, you don't think about the multiplying effect 25-30 years later. 

We are having our kid's Christmas here tonight.  The request is jambalya, with a portion without shrimp for Blake since he blows up like a balloon when he eats shell fish. Then we will go to my parent's in Pratt for Christmas Eve, and then the kids can go to the other sides of the families to celebrate Christmas.  Kyle's sister, Lori, will stay in Colorado this year, so we will have a quiet Christmas day.

Enjoy the holidays!
The Bauers

Monday, December 20, 2010


Surprised?   Another KSU picture.  And Tamara's first appearance in the Christmas picture.
Blake and Tamara's wedding.  Made for an easy choice this year.

The second wedding in two years.  This time Russ and Paige.
Just a fun picture taken at KSU after my folks were awarded as family of the year.  The small picture of Kyle and I was from our Alaska trip.

Check back in a day or two for this year's card.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Commercial Brought to you by Braden

Hello people!  This break in the parade of Christmas pictures is brought to you by me, Braden Bauer.  I visited Grandma and Grandpa's church and saw some people who gushed over me.  Then I played with my Sesame Street toy, watched a little football, and took a good nap.   And that makes me . . . .
Very Happy. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Thanksgiving in NYC.  It was cold, but a fun trip.
Another church directory picture.

KSU again.  An easy theme for our family and we were together for ballgames in the fall.

2005 - our first year in Clay Center. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I like this spur of the moment picture in the front yard.
A professsional photo taken at Pratt when my folks did a grandkids picture.

This was taken by Le at Marysville.  It is my favorite family picture with just the five of us.
On the beach at Santa Barbara.  The girl on the far right is Connie, our Rotary exchange student.   Flying into LAX was an experience just two months from 9-11.  We had a good Thanksgiving with Kyle's aunts and family in Santa Barbara.  We also saw Kevin Koehler at Pepperdine in Malibu and went to Disneyland during that vacation.  Connie really wanted to tour the studios in LA, but they were all closed because of 9-11.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


This picture was takine in Kyle's mom's yard.  I tried to lighten it up, but the exposure wasn't too great.  Those were different days for cameras and pictures!
One of many KSU photos.  It seemed to work out during a game weekend for someone to be there to take the picture.
They are growing up!
Church directory picture.  I think Abby wanted her two front teeth for Chrismas.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Enter Abby into the family.

1991 - In front of the old house.

1992- in the back yard.  Check out Blake's new glasses. 

1993- We took a trip to Disney World in November of that year. Why is it OK for Paige to sport the fanny pack?


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Here are the next four years.

My parents had a family picture taken this year, so this is a photographer's picture.  

Farm kids in 1987

We were gone and my mom took this picture, but I can't remember where we were.

Watch for Abby in 1990!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


It is a tradition for us to send a picture Christmas card, so I thought it would be fun to look at Christmas's past.

Blake really didn't walk yet in November of 1982, but he would stand next to things.  I am surprised I got him to stay still this long.

Who are those young kids???

Paige's debut after a hundred million takes.

Isn't it funny how we remember outfits from the past?  I liked that skirt and sweater from 1985.

More later.