2012 -  Thanksgiving in California

Just went out to spend time with the family.  First holiday since we lost Patti.  Didn’t do much the first three days.  Some work projects around the folks house. 



2012 -  Biking with Mary

17 miles round-trip

from Skiatook to Sperry and back.



2012 -  Lake Oologah Hiking

with Geri & Steve

A short hike at Lake Oologah.




2012 -  Pawhuska Tallgrass

Prairie Preserve Trail 


Three mile figure-8 trail.



2012 -  California Trip for

Patti’s Memorial Service 

The main purpose of this trip was to participate in the memorial service for my youngest sister, Patti Schott.  She died from cancer on June 5th, 2012.  One week after my last visit with her.  I had been going out every other month since November to spend time with her and the rest of my family in anticipation of this milestone in our family’s life.  We knew it was coming, dreading it, but not without hope as we knew that she fully trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord.  




 2012 -  Joey, Bryan, Phil, and Steve on Lake Taneycomo 


Joey catches the BIG one!

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2012 -  Joey, Jen, Dillon,

AND Sophie return from Korea 

The kids return from South Korea after 2 years there.  WITH AN EXTRA BAG!!  Welcome to the USA Sophie!