Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wolfs in Ely, Minnesota!

My brother-in-law, Kyle Korzenowski sent me these photos. They were taken on Fall Lake just off shore from his cabin. He spotted wolf tracks on Thursday, evening (Dec. 29) when he was skiing on the lake at dusk. He also found fresh wolf tracks in his yard and woods onto the lake on Friday morning. There was a lone wolf finishing off the carcass when he got up in the morning, but it ran across the lake as he got down to the lake with his camera.
Wolf Track
Gabe Korzenowski with the trail of blood.
All that is left of the deer that the wolf got. Their cabin is in the upper far right of the photo.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

January Birthdays!

We start 2012 with four birthdays in January.

Art Koglin, will be 68 on Jan. 5th.

On January 20th, Janet (Ryan) Koglin turns 66.

Tom Sundblad will be 27 on January, 30th.

Kyle Korzenowski turns 45 on the last day of January, January 31st.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Time is a time to spend with Friends and Family!

Below are some photos of the activities we had spending time the boys and friends

Kyle went up to Camp Coniston for their annual Christmas get together for staff. Can you find him?

And on Dec. 26th, Tommy, Katie and Jacquie, fellow CITs with Brenden came by to visit.

On Dec. 22, we had dinner with our friend's kids from Australia, Edward and Eloise Andrews. They were spending Christmas in Boston.

On Dec. 23rd we had dinner with our friends the Norbergs and Mitchells.

Christmas eve before the storm.

All ready with our Ugly Christmas Sweaters. (Actually mine was not.)

The Christmas eve group with their "Ugly" Christmas Sweaters.

It wa sthe second year that we have had the Lewis and Berkeley/Peterson Familes over for Christmas Eve.

Jon, Parker, Rita Berkeley, Duncan Peterson, Sam Peterson, Julia Lewis and Chris Lewis

Front: Judy, Brenden, Kyle, Debbe Lewis and Pearl Lewis

Eating and drinking and having a good time. Debbe, Julia, Dunca (who also has a birthday on Christmas eve) Kyle and Chris

Jon, Sam and Rita

Brenden, Debbe and Julia

Chris, Pearl, Parker and Judy

Julia with her "Yankee Swap" gift.

Rita with her gift, "Jingle Jugs" which played the song "Tits & Beer".

And no - I was not the one who brought that gift.

Julie Celebrates her 50th with Patsy!

Julie sent me these photos of her celebrating her 50th birthday with friends. They went to see a "Patsy Cline" show. From the pictures - it looks like a good time was had by all.

Indoor Track Time Again!

It is that time of year for indoor track. Parker has run in two races so far.

He ran the mile and his times were: Dec. 18, MSTCA Winter Festival - 5:08:75 and Dec. 21, DCL - 5:03:25.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Julie and Mike visit their great grandchildren!

Julie sent me these photos from their recent trip to Wasilla (what stae - I have no clue).

Mike Blair with his great granddaughter - Hazel.

Their great grandson - Conner.

Winter Wonderland Parade in Chippewa Falls!

Dan Wilson sent me these photos of the Winter Wonderland Parade that took place in early Dec. He gave his company the idea 3 years ago and they have been doing it ever since. Fortunately - they even got snow.

Lori catching snowflakes on her tongue.

Judy's visit to see her Mom, Barb!

Judy went down to Destin Florida in late Nov. to see her Mom, Barb and her sister Karen since they come up here.

Judy, Karen and Barb

Paris, Judy, Melisse and Karen

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December Birthdays!

8 Birthdays in December!

Parker Olson will be 16 on December 2nd and will be old enough to get his driving permit.

Anna Ketchum turns 38 on December 3rd.

Jackie Sypnieski in the smart vest will be 61 on December 11th.

On December 14th, Mike Hansen will be 24.

Do they even make dickies anymore? Jon will be 56 years old on December 18th.

Kyle Olson turns 20 on December 18th. Only one more year before he can have a beer.

Julie sucking on a Slow Poke turns the big "50" on December 19th.

And on Christmas, Ann Sundblad will be 25!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The Olson/Korzenowski family celebrated Thanksgiving with running a Turkey Trot 5K again.
Brenden and his girlfriend Dani even ran one in Minneapolis. Brenden ran it in 19:44 and Dani around 29 minutes. As for our times, Kyle ran it in 22:22 and took 146th, Judy ran it in 26:03 and took 333rd and I ran it in 27:01 and took 402nd. There were over 1200 runners.

Before the race. Parker did not run as he is hurt.

Our friends, the Kellys run it every year with us.

Kyle just before the finish line.

Bringing up the rear - slow poke me.

After the race - Bill Kelly, Jon, Judy and Kyle.

Later that day we spend Thanksgiving with our friends the Keatings.
Jon, Kyle, Judy, Julia, Parker, Steve, Jack, Will and Mary

Deb Edwards sent me this photo. Brenden stopped by on Thanksgiving.
Derek Olson, Brenden Olson & Mackenzie Olson

Katie & Matt visit Kay & Glen in Colorado

Kay sent me these photos of when Katie and Matt visited them recently. Katie was out there for two weeks of training.
Katie Knott, Matt Knott & Kay Seela
Katie Knott, Matt Knott & Glen Seela