Derek and Elly Frink leave St. John' the Evangelist Catholic Church as the wedding party blows bubbles on them. Wedding party members, from left, are Nicole McGrew, Emily Willis, Megan Frink, Tim Silvers, Joey Hall, Sean Hargis and Ryan Bellinger. The wedding was Sept. 25.
Roy Johnston attends the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in May 2004. Pattie Johnston, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sidney and Tod Sutton, Lawrence, make a toast at Heron Island in Australia on the Great Barrier Reef. Sidney Sutton submitted the picture.
Baldwin High School football players from 1945 to 1947 spend some time with former coach Charles Bonebrake. They are back row, from left, Selmer Torkelson, Bud Jordan, Carl Prim and John Marks; second row, from left, Ralph Pearson, Tom Hobson, Dale Kring, Nick Kring and Gene Chubb; front row, from left, Noah Eberhart, Bonebrake and Tom Hitchcock.
Fletcher Humphrey-Austin, 1, Lawrence, kisses his reflection in the refrigerator at his grandparents' house. Fletcher is the son of Adam Austin and Deirdre Humphrey and the grandson of Hank and Deirdre Humphrey, all of Lawrence. Deirdre Humphrey, Fletcher's grandmother, submitted the picture.
Ben Bogart, 1, is ready for his first haircut from Mike Amyx, right. Ben is the fourth generation of Bogarts to get haircuts at Amyx Barber Shop, 842 1/2 Mass. With Ben, from left, are his father, Justin Bogart, his grandfather Mike Bogart, and great-grandfather John Bogart. The Bogarts have been customers of the Amyx Barber Shop for 48 years.
Katie Thompson, 8 months, left, and Blake Thompson, 1, take a ride in a red convertible. They are the children of Kimber and Bill Thompson, Ottawa, and the grandchildren of Natalie and Rob May, Baldwin. Mary Carter submitted the picture.
The Kansas-Paraguay Partners welcome teachers from Paraguay to observe teaching English as a second language. The group members, from left, are Kim Kreicker, Lawrence; Delia Farias, Marcela Cristaldo and Maria Eugenia Cubas Echauri, of Asuncion, Paraguay; and Nan Wilson, president, Overland Park.
Donovan Deathe, 4, left, watches his cousin Dustin Deathe, Eudora senior, walk off the field after winning a Division Four regional game against Coffeyville. Donovan is the son of Mike and Kate Deathe, Shawnee. Lacy Tuckness, Dustin's sister, took the picture, and Al Deathe submitted the picture.
Olivia Rothrock, 4, left, and Jack Foster, 4, catch up on their reading with Bryan Foster at a barbecue in the Indian Hills neighborhood in Lawrence. Ann Marie Foster submitted the picture.
Brooke Hanson, right, then 8 years old, receives a blessing from Pope John Paul II in 1988. She received her first communion at the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Brooke is the daughter of Jes and Donna Santaularia and now works in Lawrence. Donna Santaularia submitted the picture.
Nancy Helmstadter presents a medal of appreciation to Margaret Wulfkuhle for her 20 years of service as flag chairwoman for the Betty Washington Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Wulfkuhle has flown a flag over the Capitol each year, and it is then presented to different organizations or schools. Annie Merriam submitted the picture.
Kelsey Leonard gets an autograph from Priest Holmes, Kansas City Chiefs running back. Leonard's grandmother, Toni Lybarger, won a trip for 11 people to the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., through Southwest Airlines. The package included lunch with NFL stars Holmes, Tony Gonzalez, Peyton Manning, Jerome Bettis and ESPN's Chris Berman. Kelsey's mother, Jodi Wymore, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Brooklyn Rodriguez, 1, left, and Noah Mitchell, 2, chill out in the refrigerator. Brooklyn is the daughter of Keri Davenport and Phillip Rodriguez, and Noah is the son of Katie and Jeremy Mitchell, all of Lawrence. Keri Davenport submitted the picture.
Denise Pettengill celebrates her 50th birthday with a train trip from Lawrence to California to visit her sister and brother-in-law who live in Mount Shasta, Calif. Jim Kreider, Denise's husband, submitted the photo.
Brandon Mailand, Central Junior High School freshman, receives the John Saunders Iron Man Award for two years of no missed practices or game time. The award was renamed after coach John Saunders, who died of cancer. Lynn Saunders, John's wife, middle, and Martha Skeet, John's sister, accompany Mailand during the 2004 CJHS Award Banquet. Michelle Mailand submitted the picture.
Friends and family gave Eva Steffens, standing fourth from right, a surprise party for her 90th birthday on Jan. 29. Jo Ann Van Hoesen submitted the picture.
Cadets Matthew Maness, left, and Melina Lee, right, thank Gen. Wesley Clark for being the keynote speaker at the 500 Night Banquet and Ball at West Point Military Academy on Jan. 22. Maness is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. His parents, who submitted the picture, are Larry and Joan Stowell, Louisburg.
Cheyanne Curtiss, 2, helps her family shovel snow that fell Feb. 8. Cheyanne is the granddaughter of Dave and Susie Curtiss of Lawrence. Timothy Defrees submitted the picture.
T.J. McDowell, 10, hugs Maggie, his 1-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever. T.J. is the son of Tim McDowell and Terri Ferguson McDowell of Lawrence.
The Free State High School girls' basketball team played host to a Special Olympics Basketball Clinic on Jan. 15. Coach Kristel Lewis submitted the picture.
Owen Polson, 1, left, and Kayla Sieck, 5 months, get ready to attend a holiday party at Renee Saylor's home. Owen is the son of Aaron Polson and Aimee Ziegler, and Kayla is the daughter of Steve and Mindy Sieck, all of Lawrence.
Walker Eli Koberlein, 3, middle, joins in a five-generation family picture during his great-great-grandmother Mildred Brazeal's 98th birthday luncheon Jan. 8 in Liberty, Mo. Walker's family, from left, are great-grandmother Beverly Johnson, grandmother Linda Koberlein, Walker, father Stephen Koberlein and Brazeal.
MacKenzie Myers, 9, picks a pumpkin at Schaake's Pumpkin Patch in Lawrence. MacKenzie is the daughter of Tim and Terri Ferguson McDowell.
Bailey, the Pomeranian, hogs the spotlight at Christmas dinner. These friends from the Church of Resurrection in Leawood gathered at the house of Kim and Roberta Richey, Lecompton. Back row, from left, are Kim Richey, Dave Farver, Bill Lewis and Rod Annon. Front row, from left, are Roberta Richey, Cathy Farver, Verla Lewis and Coleen Annon. Roberta Richey submitted the picture.
Tyler Ottensmeier, 11, left, and Marcus Walbridge, 9, both of McLouth, attend the Kansas 50th Angus Futurity on Jan. 22 in Hutchinson. Ken Ottensmeier submitted the picture.
Gus Ketchell, 7 months, center, hangs out with his new friends, Wayne Simien, left, and Aaron Miles. Marcia Fisher, Ketchell's mother, submitted the picture.
The Red Hatted hens gather for a recent meeting. Pictured are, back row, from left, Virginia Boyd and Joyce Webb; second row, from left, Monica Dillon, Dixie Cooper, Sarah Campbell and Terri Osborn; front row, from left, Ellen Miller, Marcia Elliott and Ruby Webb. Marcia Elliott submitted the picture.
Addison Scout Basinski, 1, shows her Jayhawk pride. She is the daughter of Ben and Carri Basinski, Avon Lake, Ohio. Carri Basinski is a Kansas University graduate. Deb Geist, Addison's aunt in Lawrence, submitted the picture.