Thursday, December 31, 2009

January Birthdays!

Slow month for birthdays in January - only two!

Tom Sundblad will be 25 on January 30th!
On January 31st, Kyle Korzenowski will be 43.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kyle - Indoor Track

Kyle is on the Indoor Track team this winter. He has been running two events 600 M and 4 by 400M Relay, where he is the first runner. If you want to see him run - check out the video at this url: If you look real close - you can see Judy, Brenden and I watching the race.

Kyle running the 600M on December 22, 2009.

Kyle getting ready to run the 4 by 400M on December 29th.

Kyle handing off the baton.

The Best Christmas Gifts!

Every year someone gets that special gift! This year both Judy and Kyle got gifts that they have not been able to take off!

All year long, the boys and I have heard Judy ranting about how much she wanted a Snuggie for Christmas. So Brenden got her a Patriots one. She has been wearing it everywhere - shopping, working and even to Starbucks!

Kyle on the other hand wanted some pajamas with feet! So Brenden surprised him with pajamas. Yes - he does wear them to bed. He wears them along with his green Snuggie.
As for the rest of us - Parker got a red Snuggie, Brenden a U of Minnesota one (although it did not arrive in time for Christmas - they probably had a run on them in Minnesota) and I was the only one who did not get one. And no - I do not want one either!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kyle Korzenowski at Fall Lake in Ely Minnesota!

Kyle Korzenowski called us to say that he and his dog Amber would ski over to the live Cam on Fall Lake in Ely, Minnesota. I was able to capture him on the internet. If you want to check out the Cam -

or the one downtown Ely -

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Brenden & Mackenzie Olson!

Mackenzie Olson sent me this photo. She was visiting her cousin, Brenden at the SAE house at the University of Minnesota on December 22nd.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ice Fishing!

My brother Mike and his son Derek were up fishing this past weekend in Baudette, Minnesota.
He and Derek caught fish for Kyle & me for our Birthday! He also got Judy one.

Derek with Kyle's birthday catch!

Mike with Judy's fish.
Mike with my birthday fish! I can hardly wait until they arrive out here!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cousin's Kids at Halloween!

MacKensie Mahoney sent me these pictures of her and Brenden at Halloween this year. She said that he made a great "Grandma Olson".

Monday, November 30, 2009

December Birthdays!

Nine birthdays this month!

Parker Olson turns 14 on December 2nd. Love the blue hair & sunglasses!
Jackie Sypnieski will be 59 on December 11th!

On December 14th, Mike Hansen turns 22!

Kyle Olson turns 18 on December 18th.

Jon Olson also has a birthday on December 18. He turns 54!

Julie Olson will be 48 on December 19th.

Gavin Bennent will be 4 on December 24th. (If you have a photo - please send me it.)

Ann Sundblad is gets to celebrate her birthday on Christmas, December 25th. She will be 23.

Aiden Bennent will be 5 on December 29th. (If you have a photo - please send me it.)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Olson / Edwards!

Brenden spent Thanksgiving with his Aunt & Uncle, Mike & Deb. I see by the pictures that Deb sent, that he dressed up for the event.

Cousins - Derek, Mackenzie & Brenden enjoying a Guiness!
Playing Whist with Uncle Mike! I wonder why Deb isn't playing cards?

Marcus Sundblad's 2nd Birthday!

Debbie Sundblad sent me these photos she took at her grandson, Marcus Sundblad's 2nd Birthday Party on November 22nd. (His actual birthday was the 19th).

Thanksgiving 2009!

For the past several years we have celebrated Thanksgiving with the Keatings! Judy met Mary when we first moved here. They worked together at Filene's. It is great for us, as all I have to do is bring the turkey, stuffing and gravy - they do the rest.
Back - Steve, Jon, Judy & Mary
Front - Jack, Julia, Parker, William & Kyle

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Trot!

We ran the Volvo Turkey Trot 5K again this year. We all had our best times ever for this race.
Kyle - 19:53 - 59th
Parker - 25:08 - 297th
Judy - 25:52 - 351st
Jon - 26:02 - 366th

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kaeden James Senske born September 14, 2009!

My cousin Sandy sent me these photos of my cousin, Janet Koglin and her grandson, Kaeden James Senske who was born on September 14, 2009. Kaeden is the son of Stacy and James Senske who live in Apple Valley, MN. Stacy is Janet's daughter.

Janet Koglin with her garnson, Kaeden James.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kyle's last XC Race!

Kyle's ran his last XC race on Saturday, November 14th, the MIAA State Divisional Eastern Meet at Franklin Park. The weather was the horrible as it was raining and the course was a mud pit.

The team trying to keep dry before the race.
The team getting ready to run.
The beginning of the race. Can you find Kyle?

Kyle having fun in the mud.

Kyle racing to the finish line.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Katie Knott in New York City!

Katie Knott at Times Square in New York City. She was there to watch her friend run the New York City Marathon, November 1st.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009!

Halloween 2009 in Newton Center was very warm and windy!

I carved the pumpkins again and used some patterns that I had used in the past.

Tucker Marr and Parker getting ready to Trick or Treat. Parker was a bunny!

Judy and Kyle as Draco Malfoy.

Yes that is Brenden on the right. He borrowed some of my cousin Sandy's clothes.

Melissa Korzenowski went all out this year!
I wonder if the gun was real.