Algebra - In 5th and 6th grade math. Yikes!
Braces - Kevin got braces at the beginning of the year. He's doing really good with them.
Cats - We added a new cat to the house. All 4 of our cats have been truck driver rescued cats.
Devil's Track Lake - Ken and his parents started work on the family cabin.
Elementary School - This is Sam's last year in Elementary School. It is hard to believe the kids are getting so grown.
Football - Kenny is really happy Brett Favre is helping the MN Vikings Football team win.
Girls Trip - Bonnie took a girls vacation to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico in February.
Homework - It's harder for us to help the kids with their homework. They bring home some pretty complex work sometimes.
Ignore - Our kids are getting really good at ignoring their parents.
Juggle - It is amazing how we juggle all 4 of our schedules.
Kickball - Bonnie made a proposal to the city athletic board to add youth kickball to its venue of sports. It was passed and 2009 brought the first organized youth kickball league to Eagan, MN. It was a very proud accomplishment for her.
Laguna Beach - Ken & Bonnie took a vacation with out the kids to California for her niece's wedding in California.
Middle School - Kevin entered Middle School in 2009.
NaNoWriMo - Bonnie finished her National Novel Writing Competition challenge of writing 50K words. 2010 will bring edits and trying to get it to a publisher.
Ocean - How we love to see the oceans. Bonnie saw the Caribbean & Pacific. Ken saw the Pacific.
Photography - Bonnie opened a Photo Studio in our home. She built it on her own, built a portfolio, and had 3 clients by the end of the year.
Quilt - We had a lady in MT make us a quilt using clothing from our kids when they were toddlers.
Robotics - Kevin's 6th grade Robotics team took 3rd place at their Regional tournamet, which qualified them to compete at the State Tournament in Jan 2010.
Softball - Ken continues to play softball with his brother. This is something they really enjoy.
Thanksgiving - We hosted Thanksgiving at our house. Bonnie got out all the old fancy dishes and we had quite the feast.
Used Piano - We got a free used piano (in very good condition) from Freecycle.org. Now we just need to learn to play it. Perhaps a 2010 venture?
Vitamin D - Bonnie was diagnosed with severe Vitamin D deficiency. She controls it by taking 3000 units of Vitamin D suppliments daily and tanning.
Weddings - 2009 was the year of weddings. We attended 5 weddings. One was in
California and Bonnie was a bridesmaid in one in MN.
X-Box 360 - The kids got X-Box 360 for Xmas. We haven't seen much of them since.
Youth Camp - Kevin went to CYC again this summer for a week. He really enjoys that week of summer.
Zoo - Bonnie saw her favorite actor Kevin Costner play in his band at the MN Zoo.
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