FAMILY!!!




























































A month of fun....













Sun and Sand!

















HOORAY!!!!
Anna graduated!!!
Her scholar athletic ring presented to her upon graduation from the athletic department!
Celebrating!!!


Construction Underway….

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKER STUDENT ATHLETE RECOGNITION BANQUET
HIGHEST HONORS….
Ben's new baby….Etzel!!!  Welcome to the family my little girl!

Anna's "final" lap season….GO BIG RED!


































Merry Christmas…2013













Thankful….Thanksgiving 2013











Goin' Home...
No, I never really "grew up" in Minnesota, but this is where both my parents were born and raised.  My brother now lives there.  We made a great weekend trip this fall....
Here is to family!
The church where my parents were married.


My parents home town....many, MANY cousins still live in this community!
Siblings....
Family....


Minnesota vs Nebraska

We got to meet the newest member to our family, Will!
It was "pass the baby" time!









My husband and I have not been away, by ourselves,  for 15 years.  
He swept me away to North Captiva Island.
 You can only reach it by boat,....







 He is my number one supporter.
 He is not much for remembering dates, special occassions....
But....he totally pulled this one off without a hitch!
We are already planning our return trip....

Here's to 50!





Happy 4th!





29 Fabulous Years of "Togetherness"!

Outdoor Track Season has started!
Anna won her first heat and placed in the first meet! 
What really makes me proud.... 
 Anna received highest honors at the UNL's Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet.
Top scholastic award that night!  Woo Hoo!


My partners in crime....


This beautiful girl turns 22 today.
What an amazing woman she has become.  
Grace..
 Strength...
 Loyalty
Love...




This boy just hit the big 19!
So proud of how is growing up to be an outstanding young man.
Faithful, fun-loving and fabulous!





Nebraska Track & Field locker rooms have been remodeled!  How cool is this???














Helping hands!

Breck's 1st Christmas with the family!
Lulu strutting the walkway...
 Santa's #1 reindeer!

The sweetest smiles

 Christmas storytime....

Grammy Al and her kids!

Grammy's grandkids!



 Grammy Al

 Girls in charge!

Ben has had enough family!



Indoor Husker Track Season 2012/2013!

Mountain Fun!


Snow Day!!!

My three pups....

My birthday present with Audrey...kayak ride!  


GO BIG RED!!!






First Husker Cross-Country Track Meet!
Run, Anna, RUN!!!


College Bound!

COLORADO!






COLOR RUN!!!


PARTY!!!





GRADUATION...2012!
Our little boy is all grown up....(almost)! 







The last time Ben will run on the Burke Track... at State Track meet
 Ben's number one fan....his Grammy!  She rarely missed a meet!  I'm sure she'll come with us to many of both Anna and Ben's meets next year!


WAY TO GO!!!
Ben is on his way again to State!  He placed in both of his events....2nd in the open 400 and his 4 x 4 relay came in 2nd as well!  So proud!!!  Can't wait to cheer the Burke Boys on in just a few days!!!




Another great day for track!  The Burke boys are doing great and Ben is starting out strong!   



 Ben sporting my dad's cowboy hat!  Love it!



Anna had a great time on Spring Break!  College life is great!

Ben had another great meet.  So proud of him and all the Burke Boys!  They won the meet!!!  2 for 2 so far!  Go DOGS!
 Part of Ben's fan club!
 Ben leading the team on their victory lap!

 Ben and Coach B!
 Ben, Uncle Craig and Ben's mentor, Denny!
Enjoying the moment!

 Ben with his good friends Sam & Jordan!
 Sam, Ben, Jordan and Payton

 His hard work is paying off.....what a fun year this will be!

Outdoor track season has begun!  We are looking forward to a fabulous Senior Year for Ben!  He will be running and playing football in college next year!  His first meet was last weekend and he received gold medals in both of his events!  



A great way to start the season!  
Anna is just getting ready for her outdoor meets too!  
RUN, KIDS, RUN!!!



 This cutie patootie brought me lunch!  What a great break in the day!

Ben and one of his best friends, Marissa!

Anna crossing the finish line!


Anna's first Big 10 Track Meet....



Her cheering crowd...18 + loyal friends and family!!!





My "other" two brothers!


Here are a few of Ben's senior pictures that my wonderful friend, Tammy, took.  I guess Ben had them all in stitches!  No surprise!
Ben has such a great group of friends and I am soo excited to see what the future holds!
D.J., Ben, Jordan and Dion









Ben's wonderful friend, Jordan!

Ben's senior year...
I can hardly believe it!
Here is Ben and his buddies....total guy night for their Senior Homecoming....



 Ben's friend, Jordan, was King this year!  Woop Woop!














My wonderful friend, Tammy (check her out at :  http://mommylifewith5.blogspot.com/) took these fun pictures of Anna!  Tammy is sooo talented and does such beautiful, natural work!  
We love her!!!  (And her family)








Track Awards Night....





Anna will soon be home from college and ready to train with Ben!  If I haven't said it before....(HA), I will say it again....Anna made the women's UNL track team!  She and Ben are looking forward to training together this summer.  They really are the best of friends.....:)


Ben and his buddies heading stag for Prom!
Lookin' up young man!


 Miss Anna came home to check out her little brother before he headed out for the night!


Relay Meet...Woo Hoo!  Ben and his teammates did awesome!  I LOVE track and am soo excited for what looks to be an awesome season!!!



Jeff, my brother, stoped in town after visiitng our dad.  It was great to see him and his family!!!




Tabby is one of our favorite furry family members.  She has been very sick and we are so happy she is feeling like her ol' self!!!  We love Tabby and her brother, Tyler!!!  xoxo


My forever friend, Terry...and her hubby, Bob!!!  


Ol' college friends!!!!

20 years ago, the world got a little brighter!
Happy Birthday, Tweets!


Birthday Bash Weekend!








Typical evening....Dick and Coco watching TV....

Grammy, DJ and Deion

 Ben, Bo and Anna....taking Bo to get him settled at his new college!

Playing with my sister on the ice!...I'm the twisted sister...(hair thing goin' on)

LULU


SUMMIT!



GRAMMY AND HER FRIENDS!

COUSIN BO

Coco

 GUEST LOGAN

 GUEST BEZOO

 GUEST DUCHESS

FAMILY FUN!!!
 Anna and Audrey totally  unaware about what is about to happen...

ATTACK!
Ben taking aim at the unsuspecting!!!


FAMILY...
What can I say???

HAPPY HAPPY!
 Me and my handsome hubby!

HAPPILY EVER AFTER...
 First dance...Nick and Beth  xoxoxo

OUR FAMILY GROWS...
 Our beautiful "new" niece!


TYPICAL POSE OF THE NIGHT...
 The handsome groom, our nephew, Nick and Dick


BEST BUDDIES
My sister, Cathy and Me!!!


BEST FRIENDS!!!
 Ben and Anna!


GO BIG RED!!!
Anna, Ben and their friends at the first football game!


FUTURE HUSKERS?
Ben and his good friend, D.J.


THAT'S RIGHT...
 Anna and "her boys"!


NEWBIE...
 Not even in the family yet, and already giving us a bad time!!!

TAILGATE TIIME!!!
 Dick and his sister, Becky!


WHERE AM I???
Oh yea....someone has to take the pictures!
 Dick's crazy side of the family!!!

TRUE FRIENDS
 Awww...Summit will you play???


MY DAD!
My dad as I drove us around Fisher Fountain  then of course for a chocolate dipped cone and a strawberry malt!!!

SMILE!