Kyle Carpenter, 14, enjoys his birthday celebration at a Royals baseball game with his parents, Brent and Susan Carpenter, Lawrence, and his grandmother, Sue Carpenter, Coffeyville, who submitted the picture.
Steve Ilardi, left, Karin Feltman and Kirk Niles, of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, get ready to perform at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity MusicFest, which was at Abe & Jake's Landing. Angie Babbit, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Marian Wiseman and Jean Wright enjoy a stop during a cruise on the Royal Caribbean ship Jewel of the Seas to the British Virgin Islands. Jean Wright, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Wendell Terry and Barbara Newcomb get ready to take a ride in her 1939 customized Cheverolet on Terry's 70th Birthday. The ride was organized by his son Richard Terry and family friend Barb Newcomb. Richard Terry, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
Winners of the 2008 Sauer-Danfoss Scholarships for summer study in Germany receive their awards. From left are Friedemann Eisert, Lawrence High School German teacher; Anna Munzinger, LHS winner; Jaime Bryant, Sauer-Danfoss operations manager; Lea Greenberg, Free State High School winner; and Stuart Strecker, FSHS German teacher. The girls spent six weeks in Germany as part of the annual student exchange with Lawrence's sister city Eutin, Germany. Arla Jones submitted the picture.
Sherry Kay, secretary of the Kaw Valley Mycological Society, displays a rare, poisonous mushroom that she found in Bates Park in southeast Missouri. Richard Kay submitted the picture.
Four generations of the Kennett and Viner families get together in Londonderry, N.H. From left are Betty Kennett, great-grandmother, Lawrence, Konnie Kennett Viner, grandmother, her son, Brandon Viner, and his son, Cameron Viner, 4 months. Betty Kennett submitted the picture.
Jenny Haralson, from back left, Dana Robson and Lisa Leach meet Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum books, front row center. The three fans took a road trip to Omaha, Neb., to meet the author. Jenny Haralson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Larry and Rita Trebilcock celebrate their 40th anniversary at the Hereford House in Lawrence with the help of their children and grandchildren. In the back row, from left, are Brad and Kendra Trebilcock, Wendy Hensley, Larry and Rita Trebilcock, Francis and Charles Gripe, Bobby Gripe, and Thad and Shiela Trebilcock. In the front row are Brett Trebilcock, Adam Hensley, Talon Trebilcock, Abby Hensley, and Gage and Lexi Trebilcock. Kendra Trebilcock, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Nadia and Keira Yang, 2-year-old twins, celebrate with the Jayhawks. They live in Dallas and are the granddaughters of Kansas native Margie Ensign Yang, an Austin, Texas, resident who is the cousin of Nancy Bonner, Lawrence. Bonner submitted the photo.
Brownies in Corpus Christi Girl Scout Troop 7715 get ready to march in the troop's first Band Day Parade. With them are several members of the Kansas University marching band. Gail Meier, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jan Tucker, left, and Gary Moulton enjoy the view from the De Young Museum Tower in San Francisco. Gary Moulton, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Taylor Shuck, left, and Kailey Wingert, both age 14, get together at a family reunion. Taylor is the daughter of Brad and Carrie Shuck, Lawrence, and Kailey is the daughter of Kevin and Dana Wingert, Baldwin City. Brad Shuck submitted the picture.
The Kaw Valley Force U10 Girls win the 2008 Kansas Cup Soccer Tournament championship. From left are Aubin Murphy, April Hodges, Margaret Lockwood, Rachel Schuck, Abi Hummel, Sabrea Platz, Skylar Drum, Mia Romano, Carson Drake and Olivia Lemus with coach Riny de Boer, back. Not pictured is Natalie Clark. Pete Romano, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Toby, 6, left, and Austin Crettol, 3, and Kiley Montney, 1, enjoy some of the apples they picked from their grandparents' apple tree. They are the children of Shawn and Lisa Crettol and Jake and Lori Montney, and the grandchildren of Bruce and Sue Brown, all of Baldwin City. Sue Brown submitted the picture.
Jane Galvin, left, takes her friend Jennifer Reinert to dinner while showing her around in Dubai, UAE. Galvin served with Reinert in the Peace Corps in Albania and is now working in Dubai. Gabriella Galvin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Astronauts embark on a mission to celebrate Eila Deavours' sixth birthday party. From left are Jack VanSickle, Daphne and Sophie Sturm, Ellie White, Eila Deavours, Harper Sandefur and Owen Deavours. Laura Deavours, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Bonnie Miller, Lawrence, stands under the rainbow during a recent natural manifestation of the color spectrum. Her father, Max Miller, submitted the picture.
Simone Herlihy, left, and Abby Wagner, both age 9, show their Jayhawk spirit. They are classmates at St. John's School in Lawrence. Simone is the daughter of Peter and Laura Herlihy, Lawrence, and Abby is the daughter of Scott Wagner, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
James Brown, left, Lawrence, and Martin Vollertsen, Eutin, Germany, rehearse for their surprise performance at Eutin's annual German-American dinner. Brown is assistant professor of German literature at Kansas University. Vollertsen is president of Friends of Lawrence and a former police chief of Eutin. Susan Brown, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Ron Derusseau, left, Lawrence, and his grandson, Quinn Derusseau, 9, prepare to kayak on a recent trip to Homer, Alaska. Quinn is the son of Brad and Ginnie Derusseau, Leawood. Michelle Derusseau, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Dow Janes Investment Club visits the original Starbucks in Seattle. In the back row, from left, are Betsy Joy, Georgia Orchard, Sally Hudnall, Virginia Curran and Carol Hatton. In the front row are Joanie Bauman, Diane Sanders, Lucy Smith, Jo Price, Alice Ann Johnston, Anne Russell, Ruby Shade, Barb Showen, Betty Alderson and Barb Bishop. Ruby Shade, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Olivia Lange, left, Jensen Bergmann and Kate Lawrence, all age 6, get ready to have their ears pierced at Claire's. Olivia is the daughter of Chris and Julie Lange, Baldwin City, Jensen is the daughter of David and Kim Bergmann, Lawrence, and Kate is the daughter of L.D. and Kristi Lawrence, Lawrence. Kim Bergmann submitted the picture.
Teammates on West Junior High School's ninth-grade volleyball team are all former students of St. John's Catholic School. In the back row, from left, are Marissa Billie, Jordan Noll, Alex Hill, Rachel Harkin and Taylor McNabb. In the front row are Kylee Loneker and Katie Johnson. Lisa Harkin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Natalie Rose Toth, 3 months, discovers her first flower. She is the daughter of J.C. and Kelly Payne Toth, Olathe, and the granddaughter of Bob and Sonjia Payne and the great-granddaughter of Margaret Eilts, all of Lawrence. Sonjia Payne submitted the picture.
Avery Nicole Brown, 6 months, and dog Max, left, are stuck inside during a rainy day. Avery is the daughter of R.J. Brown and Heather Rothwell, Perry, and the granddaughter of Roger and Patti Brown, Perry, and Tim and Lani Rothwell, Lawrence. Heather Rothwell submitted the picture.
From left, Patrick Cary, 6; Megan Peterson, 10; Bridget, 12, and Joseph Cary, 10; Thomas, 12, Matthew, 9, and John Peterson, 9, visit the Garden of Eden in Lucas. They are the children of Dan and Susan Cary and Kent and Patricia Peterson, all of Lawrence. Patricia Peterson submitted the picture.
Zachary Laushman, 2 months, is already on his way to becoming a Jayhawk fan. He is the son of Andy and Katie Laushman, Walnut Creek, Calif. He is the great-grandson of Bob and Donna Laushman, Lawrence. Bob Laushman submitted the picture.
Jane, left, and Dave Galvin, right, dress up in traditional local attire on a visit to Mongolia. They are both former Lawrence residents and Kansas University graduates. Gabriella Galvin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Children line up for the annual Casagrande/Chindamo Halloween Party that took place recently. Back row, from left, are Madeline Nachtigal, Jacob Gillespie, Matthew Watson, Linc Lechtenberg, Christopher Woodward, Lou Fincher, Ashlyn Schwarz, Kyle Flachsbarth, Jack Rack and Bryce Smith. Middle row are Grant Glasgow, Victoria Flores, Will Hedges, Finn Lechtenberg and Camden Schwarz. Front row are Zachary Bloch, Emma Francis Smith, Siena Casagrande, Jenna Gillespie, Macy Nachtigal, Faith Hedges, Kaylen Flachsbarth, Sophia Chindamo and Ford Lechtenberg. The poodle is April Williams. Ellen Chindamo, Lawrence, submitted the picture.