Thursday, June 24, 2010


Bryson and his good friend and fellow baseball player, Collin Johnson

Bryson had his end of the season baseball party last night. His coach, Rick Johnson, got the Boilermaker Special (a train on wheels) for everyone to ride. They even got to ride it right past our house!

Bryson had a great season. He is now playing All Stars with 4-5 practices a week and the tournament the beginning of July!

Kaitlyn finished her soccer season the middle of May. She was very successful with several goals! She loved having her dad as her assistant coach!

On May 8th Kevin and Brody ran the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon! It is the largest half marathon in the country, with 35,000 participants! They ran to the Indy 500 Speedway, around it, and back. They started about 2/3 of the way back in the crowd and from the time the race started, it took them almost 25 minutes just to reach the starting point. When they officially started the race, the people in front were already to mile 5. For the entire 13.1 miles, there wasn't a moment that they were not surrounded by other people.

This was Kevin's first race and he did great! Thanks Brody for coming from Washington DC to run it with Kevin. Next time I plan to join you guys!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

End of School Year

It has been summer for 3 weeks but here are some of the great end of the school year memories!

The elementary school does a Taulman Mile. Each grade takes a turn and runs a mile. Kevin was the best and ran it with Kaitlyn and then immediately did it again with Bryson!

Kaitlyn with her good friend, Reagan Kastens, and her wonderful kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Wojtalewicz.

Bryson with his great second grade teacher, Mrs. Gerlach.

Bryson was the dog in their end of the year class play.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


We took the kids fishing on Saturday and they loved it!

Alyssa was our bait girl. She loved helping everyone get any type of worm that was wanted.

Kaitlyn caught the first fish! She caught 2.

Bryson caught 3 fish!

This one fell off the hook and he wouldn't touch it (however, we were impressed that a few times he did put on his own worm)

Alyssa caught 3 fish!

Unfortunetly the tiny fish in the above photo fell off the hook and the hook got Alyssa's finger. She was okay but it did scare her. She still wanted to fish but when she caught her third fish she had no desire to hold the line.

They did an article in our local newspaper about our family fishing. There is a great photo of Kevin and Alyssa and quotes from Bryson and Kaitlyn!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chicago Temple

Geocaching at Turkey Run

Sam Engers, Bryson, Benjamin Dunford; Julia Engers, Katherine Dunford, Alyssa, Emma Dunford, Annie Dunford, Kaitlyn

Kevin got an to open his father's day present early - a GPS for geocaching! We tried it out Memorial Day Weekend when we went hiking at Turkey Run State Park with our neighbors, Engers and Dunfords. The kids loved getting to treasure hunt!
Bryson going up the ladders.

Kaitlyn, Alyssa, and Julia playing in the river.