Sunday, June 19, 2011

I moved

Hi Everyone.
I moved Herker Happenings!

Finally Starting the family tree...

So, I think that where we come from is very interesting (Stephan could careless).
So here is the start of our family tree.
Luckily, my sister in law, aunt in law, Grandma's family and Uncle have all done bunches of research.
Research I'm hoping to shamelessly beg they share since I've no clue how to go about it other that a few online sites, that may or may not be accurate.

What do you think of family history.
Interesting or silly?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

All Done!!!

Wrapped it up this weekend:)
And despite what your eyes are telling you it hangs perfectly straight ;)

Monday, May 23, 2011


OK , so you might remember this post from back a ways.
Well I made more progress on it this weekend
(i.e. it rained all weekend, thankfully we were no where near the tornadoes)
All that is left is to finish the last pocket and finish off the edges.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


So we did pre-pictures this week.
Here is the deal.
I went to school for Photography and do our family pictures with a wireless remote (tried the timer but it turns out I'm a TOTAL klutz). So this year we wanted some fun more relax pictures our ourselves (AKA I wanted more relaxed pictures Stephan never wants pictures of any kind).
So here is one of them.
I'll post more later on.
Alex Marie Photography did a GREAT job.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Family Photo Friday...

This is my sister Jenni's bridal Shower!
As you can see she got a bowl (and other things:).
This was at the Stidolph's place in June of 2003.
They got married in Aug that year :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Family Photo Friday...

This is my brother in law Pete and my Dad.
I think they were camping but I'm not sure.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The book is done!!!

My absolute most favorite thing about my job is my discount!! I ordered this one as an 8.5x11 Press Printed Book.
Some people don't like the standard paper for books
but I do.
It feels more like a storybook than if the paper is hinged or than an album does
(plus added bonus it is cheaper!)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm sorry but I have to get this off my chest...

I try to avoid big news topics as a rule, however I have to get this off my chest, and I'm sorry if this offends anyone.

I don't understand why some people are coming down on people my age for showing relief in the death of Bin Laden.

My only thought is that these people don't understand what that man meant to my generation. He tainted my childhood and the childhoods of my entire generation. And no matter how wonderful the whole rest of our lives are there will forever be that mark. I can't say that I feel joy at his death but I do freely admit to a feeling of relief and a lack of sorrow or remorse.

He was essentially my generation's Hitler.
A toxic force to the world.

It was not until I watched with my own eyes in real time a building full of human lives fall for no reason other than hate that I actually understood what that word really meant. For the first time, I had to face the possibility that my family and friends could be taken from my life for no reason other than that we live in America. So, to those who say we should be ashamed of people who feel and show relief that he is gone, I ask you to talk to your parents or grandparents and ask how they felt when news of Hitler's death came to the U.S. and perhaps they can help you understand why we feel the way we do. Perhaps chanting in the streets and the like was a poor choice of expression but let's not forget that the open and free choice of expression is one of things that has made us who we are.

It is not the end of evil in the world, sadly that will never be, but it means that that mark can start to fade bit by bit because we will never have to see the headline again that he planned the deaths of others or have to hear his toxic hatred recorded on a new video. And perhaps when the back to school ads start each fall from now on, my mind will go back to pain and fear I personally felt that day a bit less and less.

Thanks for listening.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Finally (warning Photo overload)

Well, it might have taken me nearly 3 years to get around to it but I have finally officially place the order for a book of our wedding day:)
And I wanted to share it with you all!