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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Emery as Acolyte

Congratulation Emery on becoming an Acolyte today. Great job!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Denburn Woods Pig Roast '14























Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Morning Golf Outing

Beautiful way to start the weekend ... and picture-perfect weather.







Thursday, June 26, 2014

World Cup Watch Party - USA vs Germany

Our interest in the World Cup has continued to increase through the years ... in large part because of our relationship with friends in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.  So what better way to watch the USA vs. Germany game than to visit Chicago's Hofbrauhaus?

It was exciting to watch the game with a mixed room of both American and German fans.  While I cheered for the USA, I realized while I was watching that - because of the exchange with the Musikschule in Bietigheim-Bissingen - I actually know many more of the German players than the American ones.  I also realized today  ... when I went into my closet to see if I had a USA soccer shirt ... that I have five German jerseys, and not a single USA jersey.  Again, a byproduct of the exchange.

In the end, I think the correct result happened today.  Germany looked to be the better team (at least today).  They won the group, and advance to the next stage.  But the USA also deserved to advance to the next stage ... and even with the 0 - 1 loss today, they have.  It will be fun to continue following the World Cup, as a family, over the next two weeks.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Molly's Cupcakes

Many thanks to the Williams family for taking Emery on a "birthday outing" to Chicago earlier this week!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

3 on 3 Charity Tournament for Ronald McDonald House

Emery played in a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament this morning - on the campus of "Hamburger University" to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Her team finished with 2 wins, and 2 losses, which was good for 2nd place in their age bracket.  Most importantly, everyone had fun and raised money for a great cause!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kinman/Teague Reunion @ Millennium Park

We had such a great time tonight ... taking in the sights of the city ... the sounds of the Grant Park Symphony ... but most importantly reconnecting with Mike, Robin and Hayden Kinman. (Schroedter ... we missed you!)  











G-Bird & Papa In Town

We wish it could have lasted longer, but we are always grateful for any opportunity to catch up with family!  Thanks G-Bird and Papa for your visit to Downers Grove!



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Upgraded Ride

Emery combined birthday money with saved money, and upgraded her ride today. I didn't realize how small the old bike (her very first bike) was for her until we put he new bike next to other. 

I was reminded of this moment from 2010.

Can someone please stop time?!

Lookin' good Peaches!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mission Trip Launch

Travel Mercies and Godspeed to Miles, and all the Youth of St. Andrews Church as they embark on a 5-day Mission Trip.

Undefeated Season!

Congrats to Emery and all the "Trouble Makers!"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hillcrest Clap-Out

Congratulations Hillcrest Class of 2020.

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First Day / Last Day of Elementary School

Miles on his first day of Kindergarten, and today ... his last day of 6th grade.

Monday, June 09, 2014