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We celebrated our New Year on the ice again this year at the New Huskie Hockey Rink in Romeoville, IL.  When the ice party was over, we went to Dan and Deb's house to relax and eat some of Dan's food treats. Click on the pictures below to enlarge them, use your browser's back button to return to this page.
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Audrey had the easiest ride.

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Michael started out with a helper, but he gave it up.

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My sister Mary (Above Left) and my wife Carole joined in the fun, without skates.  Mary's son, Jay, his wife, Jenine and her Grandchildren, Jeff, Nick and Lauren were all flying around the ice.

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Dan pulls Audrey on the sled.

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Jay,  Jenine, Jeff, Nick and Lauren 

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Michael watches his Uncle Ken, Uncle Dan and his Grandpa play hockey.

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Kathie talks to an old friend who is a scout for the Toronto Maple Leaves now.

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(above) Grace Michelle and their grandpa. (Right) Dan and Sabine with Grace and Audrey. (Below) Michelle and Grace with their Aunt Debbie.

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Dave and Nancy were visiting from Michigan.  Dave and Dan took Michael and their Twin boys to the Field Museum where they were Dozing with the Dinosaurs.

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Michael , Nick and Dave spent the Night of December 30 at the Field Museum of Natural History.  There were over 700 others there that night.  One lady kept Dave and Dan up with her loud snoring. 

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December 25, 2006 Christmas at Our House

December 17th, 2006 Cosley Zoo

December 2nd, 2006 Holy Trinity Christmas Party

November 23rd, 2006 Thanksgiving 

November 18th, 2006 Michelle's Oswego Horse Show

November 17th, 2006 I returned to the Ice (only as a Referee)

November 8, 2006 Transit of Mercury

October 31st 2006 Halloween

October 28, 2006 Fun with Grace and Michael

October 25, 2006 Carmela's first day

October 15th Fall celebration 43 floors above the LSD

October 7th Mike and Trina's Baby Shower

September 30th Michelle's 12th Birthday

September 16th White Fence Farm (End of "Cabin Fever")

September 1st Earth is no longer a Planet?

August 26th Audrey and Grace visit

August 14th my left hip was replaced.

August 6th My Sister Pat pays a visit

August 4th Michelle's Bandits Party

July 25th Four Field Trips in one day

July 19th Kathie gets her first coaching win

July 17, 2006 Kane County Cougars

July 15th, 2006 I watched 6 Games

July 8th 2005 Michelle's Softball 

June 27, 2006 Gone Fishing

June 24, 2006 Ken's Car

June 23, 2006 Milwaukee Polish Fest

June 19, 2006 Arboretum with my Daughters

June 9, 2006 Arboretum with 3 Grand kids

June 1, 2006 Michael Graduates from Kindergarten

May 28, 2006 Mom's 93rd Birthday

May 14, 2006 Happy Mother's Day

May 5, 2006 Busy Start of May 

April 21, 2006 Trip to the Arboretum

April 15, 2006 Easter Sunday

March 26, 2006 Grace's 4th Birthday Party

March 19, 2006 Michelle's Horse Show

March 2, 2006 My Son Dan and I went to Toronto and Played Hockey.

February 26, 2006 My 66th Birthday

February 16, 2006 Audrey's First Birthday

January 22, 2006 Iditeron Dogs at the Morton Arboretum

New Year's Day 2006 http://www.lopatka.net/1-6-06/index.htm

December 28, 2005 Lunch with old friends http://www.lopatka.net/Lynn/index.htm

December 23, 2005 Morton Arboretum

December 10, 2005 Winter Wonderland

December 3, 2005 Christmas Party

November 25, 2005 Happy Thanksgiving

November 10, 2005 Owl Pellets 

September 10, 2005 Michelle's 11th Birthday Party

September 6, 2005 Michelle's  Softball Team

August 27, 2005 Erin's Wedding

August 3, 2005 Check out my latest page about the Olden Days.