Thursday, June 30, 2011

These guys live in Alaska and climbed this mt; cant remember the name

Leo, Russell & Katrina, Amanda & Gordon Helminen
Resting at the top
wow, are they ever up high!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The following pics taken at wendy & pete moyryla's wedding june 25

Joanne Moyryla & her girls
Carolyn & Bill Moyryla
Bunch of Hill rellies at the wedding
Kirby Frantti, grandpa of Pete
Irene Frantti, grandma of Pete
Anni & Roland Hill, parents of the bride
Cutting the cake

Wendy & Pete Moyryla

Joanne & Matt Moyryla, parents of the groom

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My favorite photo

Peter Torola with Ellen Torola

Eleanor & Edwin Harmala

Steve & Judy Szyszkoski & Esther Tervo

Jim & Clarice Pesonen

Pete & Betty Wesa

Friday, June 24, 2011

Evelyn Helminen is in Armenia with the Peace Corps, the following are pics from armenia

Evi's host family in Armenia
reading about Armenia, it was surprising to find that the main religion there is Apostolic Lutheran. Ev said that most don't go to church unless it's an "event". the man's name is Gnel and lady's name is Gohar. a little bit primitive living, cement block house, heat water for a bath, no air cond; very hot in summer
Narrow street in the village

Evi's host children blowing bubbles

Taivalkoski's and new baby, they live in Alaska

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Babies (i'd like it if you would send pics of new babies and wedding pic...close up.

Liza May, daughter of Dan & Heidi Helminen, born May 28th
Vivian Rose, daughter of Megan & Aaron Larson, born June 14th

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dave & son Lennie (my golfing buddy) and their birthday cakes!
notice dave's has fewer candles than Lennies?
Licking the bowls after baking...Joyce & Darlene at camp, LacLaBelle...girls weekend when the boys were at Schlatter's
Cassie & Amie Helminen (Dan & Heidi's) with gramma Margie Helminen, at camp

Roger Haataja's 50th birthday party recently....picnic at
Calumet Waterworks Park

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Here is a belated photo of the wedding of Carl & Sita Daavettila, married Mar. 6, 2010
(Don and Charlotte's son who is living in Jackson, Wyo)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Judy Roepke's birthday is wed., the 15th...address 2 Park Ave., Calumet
Don't tell her i squealed on her!

Monday, June 13, 2011

From the casita deck...pete's new greenhouse in the back, he was able to use it once. I planted a bunch in there this year. hope to do more next spring if i am able. Lots of flowers in bud, and lots of planting to do. I love it.

little "fountain" pete made, his pond, and tons of forget-me-nots all over

Looking up towards the "casita" (little house in spanish). Pete and I sat on the porch in the evening and watched and listened to the birds
Bird feeders, tuberous begonias, chiminea

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lisa Rajala is making Juustoa (squeaky cheese) for St. John' taking orders in case you'd like some. Specs: 12 in. round (same as 9 x 13), whole $25 and half $15
e-mail her at Lisa.n.marty@hotmail or call 482-9340

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Whoa....what do we have here?

Who is this dude in Washington?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Matt & Lorene Kero and fam. at LacLaBelle
Taking a walk at LacLaBelle...Davin Helminen, Janine Kiilunen, Tina & Mitch Helminen, Larry & Lynn Sleeman
Me & Evelyn Helminen at her "farewell party" at LacLaBelle...she went to Armenia last week in the peace Corps for two years
Park Ave. gang at Anna Anttila's for dindin recently.
Park Ave. is senior housing in Calumet

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Calumet Graduates, 2011

Tall Brian Torola (Dave & Ann) and Me...Roger Helminen also graduated, but went to Alaska to work before graduation. So that's him standing on the left....

Calumet Graduates at the church

Betty & Ray Halonen celebrated their 50th wedding anniv. recently

Kastamo brothers
Bridal Shower for Shanna....SURPRISE! Mom Becky pinning on her corsage
Wedding is July 31st
Becky (Shanna's mom), Shanna and Carrie (Glen's mom)

Opening gifts

Minneapolis High School graduates and parents

From left: Timo, Cindy & Jodi Impola, Steve, Amy & Tyler Heinonen, Jeff, Peg & Carol Leudeman, Mark, Laura & Brita Peterson, Karl, Kathy & Kurt Oja, Mikko, Brita & Larissa Halonen, Tom, Chrys & Rhea Ylitalo, Jeff, Sally & Cindy Lewis, Tim, Linda & Tara Grangroth
Six out of the nine families have first-time graduates

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The following pics are from our spring music programs

Bruce Helminen (my gr/son) getting his K-Diploma
Hendrickson, Danny Loukus (I really enjoyed his singing!!!)

Green shirt top row my gr/child...Lowell Torola
Kids program...pick your gr/child out!
Julie & Jerry holding Julie & Tom Helppi's kids at the school program

Brannon and Trevor Torola on the drums

Orange shirt is my gr/son, Brannon Torola

Maria & Randy L'Esperance and half the crew