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Forever Four Family - Historical Events Index
2012
July
June
June
June
June
May - June
May - June
May
May
May
April
March
March
February
February
February
January
January
Sizzling 4th of July in Chicago with my whole family!
CAAM CDT Summer Camp and Program
CAAM CDT Summer Picnic and Flint Hills Festival Children's Parade
End of School Activities
Graduations, Concerts and Father's Day Celebrations
Maddie's Summer Soccer
Gabe's Summer Soccer
Memorial weekend Sleep Over and family gathering at the lake
Mother's Day, Festival of Nations and much more!
CAAM CDT Spring Recital - Girls Watching Opera
Easter, early spring and saying good-bye to a dear friend.
A fun break to visit Grandma and Grandpa plus Myrtle Beach
Julie's Birthday and a very strange warm winter.
Chinese New Year and Forever Family Day!
More fun winter activities including first-time roller skating mayhem!
Gabe's Fifth Birthday!
China the Beautiful - The CAAM Public Performace was great!
Winter Activities - including a number of birthdays and other celebrations.
2011
December
December
December
December
December
November
November
October
Sept - November
September
Aug - Sept
August
August
August
July
July
June
June
May - June
May - June
May
May
May
April
March
February
February
February
January
Christmas - Mom and dad visited! Tom and Sheri hosted Julie's family celebration.
Group 88 Holiday Party - A fine holiday celebration with great food and better company.
Maddy's 7th Birthday - A birthday party at Grand Slam and an American Girl Doll!.
December Activities - Non-stop Motion! Birthday parties, the zoo, cookies, shopping, friends
Chris' Birthday -
PF Chang and the big Surprise!.
Thanksgiving - This year we hosted Thanksgiving at our house. Lots of fun with Julie's family. Crossroads Family Fun Night! - Lots of fun with our family through adoption. All for a great Cause. Halloween was full of fun activities for the kids and their parents! Fall Activities - Six pages of activities including, Autumn Moon Festival, Soccer, Gymnastics and more
First day of school - Maddy the new 1st Grader. Gabe in his last year at pre-school
Last Days of Summer - Lake Harriet Band Concert and State Fair Fun
MN Chinese Daycare and Learning Center Graduation Ceremony and Recital
Stacy and her Family visit our house for a high school reunion and visit
Yogi Bear Weekend in Warrens, WI.
Michigan Dunes Vacation!
Summer Sizzle - A variety of activites from summer
Grandma Susie and Grandpa Tom visit and help with Gabe's recovery
Kindergarten end of school fun and early summer activities
Gabe's Medical Journal
Maddy and Gabe play summer soccer. Go Green Hornets! Go Stars!
Group 88 Memorial Day Dinner
CAAM Dance Recital - Fun at the Lilly Pond
May Days and Mothers day celebrations
Easter and a late April Thaw
March Celebrations
Walt Disney World
Gabe's 4th Birthday Party
Chinese New Year and surviving a very cold winter
Maddy's 6th Birthday party happened a little late. Star Wars the Clone Wars party
2010
December
November
October
Ocotber
Sept - Oct
September
August
August
August
July
June
June
June
May
May
April - May
April
March
February
February
February
January - Feb
January
January
January January
Christmas Celebrations. A quite Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Julie's family
A Thanksgiving Celebration with Julie's family at Laura and Craig's
Halloween fun with our own little Batman and Cleopatra
Wayne and Becky get married!
Fall Highlights with Grandma & Grandpa, Twins game and festivals
Maddy's First day of kindergarten!
Kindergarten end of school fun and early summer activities
Group 88 enjoys a summer break at the Wisconsin Dells
Maddy and Gabe play summer soccer. Go Green Hornets! Go Stars!
Dragon Festival, Concerta at the Lake and lots of fun family outings
Early summer fun with festivals, swimming and enjoying summer life
Aunt Mary Jo and Uncle Dennis' 50th Anniversary
Grandma and Grandpa visit for a perfect summer weekend
CAAM Recital - Merry Little Angels perform at Eden Prairie High School
Fun at the Festival of Nations!
Spring Fun - Como Park, Mall of America and Maddy's 1st season of soccer
Easter
Julie's Birthday and March Madness
Chinese New Year, Valentines and Dumplings
Forever Family Day Celebration
Gabe's 3rd Birthday celebration
Birthday Party Mania - Princesses, Ballerina and PJ's oh my!
Julie's family Christmas celebration happens in January so out of town niece's can attend
Great Grandma Agnes celebrates her 98th Birthday
Fightiing the cold with sledding, and fun in the snow New Years Eve fun with Goldy Gopher
2009
December
December
Nov - Dec
November
November
Sept - Oct
September
August
August
July
July
July
June
May
April - May
April
February
Jan - Feb
Jan - Feb
January
Maddy's 5th Birthday celebration
Christmas - Gabe's 1st Christmas with us. Grandma and Grandpa visit in the snow
China - Ghaungzhou - Gabe goes through the emigration process
China - Hohhot - First Meetings and completion of the Chinese adoption
China - Beijing - Getting situated and seeing the marvels of the city
Fall Fun, if we are not at a game, we must be at a festival!
Inagural Game at TCF Bank Staium - Go Gophers!
MN Chinese Day Care annual Recital
Trip with Group 88 families for a week at Grand Haven and the Michigan dunes
A trip tothe zoo
The Dragonboat Festival is a scorcher!
Independence Day at the Lake is lots of fun for Maddy and her cousins
Grandma and Grandpa visit, a wall, a wedding, tractors, swimming and a party
CAAM Dance Recital - Rainbow Ribbons
Springing into fun - Festivals, weddings and Spring Game
Easter Celebration
Julie's big birthday party
Chinese New Year and Forever Family Day
Princess Birthday Party Mania
New Year's Eve and Fun at Williams Arena
2008
December
December
November
October
September
September
August
June - July
June
June
June
May - June
May
April
April
February
February
January
Christmas - Our first Christmas in our new home.
Group 88 Holiday Party
Thanksgiving
Halloween - Maddy as the Caterpillar Princess
Grandparents visit for a special birthday edition of the tailgate
Golden Gopher Tailgate V
MN Chinese Day Care Recital and a trip to the State Fair!
South Carolina leg of our big East Coast Trip
A stop off in Williamsburg on our big East Coast Trip
Visiting with my sister and her family in Delaware with day trips to Philadelphia
After a long drive we arrive in Gettysburg for the first part of our big East Coast Trip
House is sold at long last, make offer on new house - CAAM Dance Recital
Bridget graduates from Loyolla in Chicago
Easter
Spring Fun - Playdates, Seeing the Play "When You Give a Mouse a Cookie"
Forever Family Day - An outing to the Children's Museum
Mia's Birthday Party
New Year's Eve Party with Mikayla and family
2007
December
December
November
October
September
September
September
August
July
July
June
May
April
Feb - March
February
Jan - Feb
Christmas - Our last Christmas in our old home.
Walt Disney World Vacation with the Grandma & Grandpa and Stacy's Family
Thanksgiving
Halloween - Maddy as Snow White
Golden Gopher Tailgate IV
Fall Activities - A Benfit for Mary and a Group 88 Wild Rumpus
Wisconsin Dells Tip just after Labor Day
Grandparents visit and MN Chinese Day Care Recital
Milwaukee Road Trip - Ball Game, Zoo and a family reunion
Hot Summer Days - 4th of July, Dragon Boat Festival and Special Celebrations
Splashing into Summer - Missing Mary and fun times with our Group 88 Family
Dancing into Summer - CAAM Dance Recital and Justin's Graduation
Easter Bunnies and Playdates
Chinese New Year and Julie's Birthday
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Trip
Forever Family Day - and birthdays
2006
December
December
November
November
October
September
September
August
July
July
June
June
May
April
April
Feb - March
February
February
Jan - Feb
Maddy's 2nd Birthday and first with us..
Maddy's First Christmas with us
Thanksgiving, playdates and a Group 88 Dinner
Grandpa Ed's 75th Birthday
Halloween - Maddy as a little Lady Bug
Golden Gopher Tailgate III
Gopher Games Playdates, a trip to Stillwater and fall colors
End of summer rush - zoo, state fair, playdate and renaisance festival
4th of July and Dragonboat races
Mary's 50th Birthday Party
Stacy and her family visit with trips to Minnehaha and the Zoo
Playdate in the city and a visit to the country for a graduation
Play Dates, Tea House, Como Zoo and a trip to Spring Valley for some roses
Baby Shower, Grandparents Visit and Baptism
Baby Shower for Maddy in Milwaukee
Settling In - Maddy in her new home
Guangzhou - Maddy processing through her US paperwork
Chongqing - Picking up Maddy and getting to know each other
Beijing - Arrival, A whole new world, getting our bearings and seeing the sights
2005
 
December
November
September
June
 
Christmas - waiting impatiently to travle to China for Maddy
Family trip to Disney World during Thanksgiving break
Golden Gopher Tailgate II
Grandpa Helen's Funeral and Family Gathering
 
2004
 
December
December
October
April
 
Christmas in South Carolina, Trip to Pigeon Forge and Bowling with Gophers in Nashville
Family Christmas at home
Golden Gopher Tailgate I
Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
 
2003
 
December
September
April
 
Christmas with a visit from my parents
Black Hills Road Trip in the convertable with the dogs!
Trip to Myrtle Beach South Carolina
 
2002
 
December
September
August
June
January
 
Christmas fun at home and in the country
Nice Duluth get-away with a stop at Gooseberry Falls
Trip to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco
Trip to Charleston and Greenwood, South Carolina
Grandma Agnes celebrates her 90th anniversary
 
2001
 
December
September
August
 
Christmas
Walt Disney World Vacation, with 20 members of the family
Visiting my sister in her home in Toledo, Ohio
 
2000
 
December
May
April
 
Christmas
Trip to Montreal and Quebec, Canada
A trip to Calawassie Island South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia
 
1999
 
December
December
March
 
Universal Studios, Disney World and Disney Cruise to the Bahamas
Christmas at home
A trip to Charleston, Hilton Head and Savannah
 
1998
December
September
September
 
Christmas at Laura's
Weekend trip to Duluth and the north shore of Lake Superior
A trip to Puerto Plato, Dominican Republic
 
1997
 
December
September
September
 
Our first Christmas as a maried couple
Honeymoon in Door County, Wisconsin
Our Wedding celebration
 
1996
 
December
September
 
Our first Christmas together in Minneapolis
Our first trip to Walt Disney World
 
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