Kristin Colahan-Sederstrom, left, and Dan Rathbun hold their new puppies, Gracie and Eris. Colahan-Sederstrom, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
H. Maverick Feldt, a fifth-grader at Vinland Elementary School, donates two years' worth of hair to Locks of Love after a haircut at the Blue Dot Salon in Lawrence. His mother, Marsene Feldt, submitted the picture.
Matthew, 1, left, Brittany, 6, Alyssa, 4, and Jordyn Hoffman, 3, put on their new Christmas pajamas to wait for Santa. Matthew, Brittany and Alyssa are the children of Brian and Kim Hoffman and the grandchildren of Bob and Edwinia Hoffman and Dennis and Wanda Schmidt, and Jordyn is the daughter of Scott and Chris Hoffman and the granddaughter of Bob and Edwinia Hoffman and Rick and Theresa Aldrich, all of Lawrence. Kim Hoffman submitted the picture.
Mia Manley, 5, and her brother, Kole, 2, visit Mia's garden at the home of her friend and next door neighbor, Dave House, Eudora, who built her the garden in his backyard. Mia and Kole are the children of Colby and Lisa Manley, Eudora. Rose House submitted the picture.
Cub Scout Pack 3370 representatives, from left, Jason and Jared Bennett, Logan Dedloff, Jon Mitts and Keion Brown gather around their 2007 Festival of Trees entry at the offices of Stephens Real Estate, who purchased the tree at auction to benefit Shelter, Inc. Wayne Dedloff, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Prudence and Bill Wilson, left, Teri Ediger and Kelli Bates successfully complete the Washington, D.C., Marine Corps Marathon in October of 2007. Josh Ediger, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Addison Callaway, 7 months, tries on the new cowgirl boots she got for Christmas. She is the daughter of Wesley and Heather Callaway, the granddaughter of Aaron and Jana Callaway and the great-granddaughter of Bob and Darlene Slapar, Eudora, who submitted the picture.
Barbara Wood, left, has a laugh with Diana Carlin and her husband, Joe Pierron, all of Lawrence, at the KU Alumni Association tailgate party in Miami about a sign Pierron prepared for the Jayhawks' Orange Bowl appearance. Keith Wood, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Meagan Hunt, left, a third-grader at Broken Arrow School, donates her hair to Locks of Love. Debbie Flint of Creative Style then styled Meagan's hair. Lisa Hunt, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Tristan, 8, left, and Haven Rethman, 5, play in a pile of leaves. They are the children of Dennis and Monica Rethman, Lawrence. Marg Hadl, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Trevor Huff, 1, says "I love you" in sign language. He is the son of Christopher and Gaylene Huff, Independence, Mo. His grandmother, Jean Gilliam, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Chuck Warner, former U.S. Bank president, got his office toilet-papered by fellow employees upon his retirement. Janice Oeschlaeger, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Goofy, left, fights with Donald and Pluto in a tug-of-war over Trudy Gilliland at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Gerald Oneslager, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Madison Best, 8 months, dresses up in her new Kansas University gear and proclaims the Jayhawks to be No. 1. She is the daughter of Ray and Meghan Best and the granddaughter of Dennis and Diana Reed, all of Longmont, Colo., and all formerly of Lawrence. Dennis Reed submitted the picture.
Brothers Garrett, 10, left, and Gage Bernard, 6, play in their snow cave. Katherine Bernard, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Eudora High School senior Matthew Abel signs on to play baseball at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid, Okla. Standing, from left, are his brother, Mark Abel, his sister, Katelyn Abel, NOC coaches Chance Jeffery and Raydon Leaton, his parents, Chris and Theresa Abel, and EHS head baseball coach Shaun Edmondson. Theresa Abel submitted the picture.
Friends get together for the Barn Dances with the Les Gillian Band at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., every October. The couples are, from left, Don and Fran Long, Ponca City, Okla.; Bud and Dot Johnson, Lawrence; Alden and Mariann Bradley, Eudora; Bill and Lucile Rice and Doc and Jan Kunc, all of Lawrence; Les and Martha Gillian, Ponca City, Okla.; and Tom Havenkrat and Sharon Newell, both of Lawrence. Mariann Bradley submitted the picture.
Sunflower school staff members introduce students to Mission Possible as a kickoff to their bullying prevention program. Jason Jones, Sunflower School principal, submitted the picture.
Mary Newport, left, Christina Pickering, state Sen. Tim Huelskamp, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Joseph Ginzel and Thomas Hinkel pose for a photo in Sebelius' office. The students served as pages for Huelskamp, R-Fowler, in January. Mary is the daughter of Tim and Erin Newport, Topeka, Christina is the daughter of Bill and Mary Ann Pickering, Topeka, Joseph is the son of John and Lori Ginzel, Topeka, and Thomas is the son of Troy and Laura Hinkel, Lawrence.
Friends, from left, Nicholas Howard, 7; Drew Vereen, 9; Spencer Conard, 9; and Matthew Howard, 7, watch in amazement as their canine companion goes directly to the dreaded triple-dog dare. John Conard submitted the photo.
Former Free State Firebird Sara Hilliard and former Lawrence Lion Emma Mercer are now teammates for the Oklahoma City University Stars women's wrestling team. They posed after a duel in November at the OCU Freedom Center. Sara is the daughter of James and Cathy Hilliard, Lawrence. Emma is the daughter of Jeff and Susie Mercer, Lawrence.
The Lawrence Gymnastics Academy optional team poses for a picture after the KC Co-Ed meet. Pictured from left are Rachael Schaffer, 15, daughter of Van and Rose Schaffer; Annie Soderberg, 12, daughter of Jim and Susan Soderberg; Jaqueline Zaitz, 13, daughter of Carol McGarity; Rosie Schaumburg, 12, daughter of Joe and Kelly Schaumburg; and Genny Salvatore, 17, daughter of Mark and Pat Salvatore. Bailey Schaumburg submitted the photo.
The gang at TimberCreek Kids day care takes a break for a photo. From left are Macey Wales, daughter of Crystal and Travis Wales; Emma Koerner, daughter of Leslie and David Koerner; and Cullen DeWolf, son of Patrick and Buffy DeWolf, all of Lawrence. Buffy DeWolf submitted the photo.
Brooks Tipton, 7, meets the Cat in the Hat after the Prairie Park second-grade musical featuring the famed feline. Brooks is the son of Kirk and Kelli Tipton and the grandson of Bill and Barbara McCrary and Charles and Celeste Tipton, all of Lawrence. Barbara McCrary submitted the photo.
Grace Farney, 4, makes snow angels. Her mother, Melanie Farney, submitted the photo.
Ben Farney, 7, makes snow angels. His mother, Melanie Farney, submitted the photo.
Tony May, front, cooks up some Japanese-style food for 18 friends. Christina Diedle helps on another grill in the background. Linda Hyler submitted the picture.
Ernie Shaw, left, acting director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, presents Fred DeVictor with the KPRA Hall of Fame Award during a special ceremony in Wichita. DeVictor recently retired as director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Doug Vance, Topeka, submitted the picture.
Katy Meston-Ward, 6, left, and Simon Ruland, 5, dance together at the Lawrence Barn Dance Association's family barn dance. Katy is the daughter of Jenine Meston and Dan Ward, Lawrence, and Simon is the son of Sandy Beverly and Kevin Ruland, Lawrence. Beverly submitted the picture.