Again, you see Leni's cousin and us sitting in the town square of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Austin one day was playing with some of their toys at these peoples home where he took a battery out of a doll and got battery acid on his hands which he transferred to one of his eyes. He was screaming and so we rushed him down to the Hospital where they promptly did an eyewash and told us that he would be OK. This was in Karlsruhe.
As you see, Austin stole the show on all occasions as he was such a cute 3 year old and the only baby around. Ralf and Carolin LOVED interacting with him. It was right around this time that Ralf and Carolin were married and they sent us their invitation Wedding photo, a few months after we were home in the USA.
The first one is a very old photograph. It is when I was 12 years old!
The LDS church puts on 'Mother/Daughter Dates' and 'Father/Daughter Dates' when the youth are in their teens, so that they can be closer to their parents. This is one of my mom and me, while we lived in Springville, Utah. They had a nice luncheon for us and then we got to read very nice letters our Mothers had written us. I thought this was very nice. I had grown up MUCH closer to my father and my Oma, then my mother so as you can see in this photo, I was a little shy about standing next to my mom. I wasn't that close to her. She was MUCH closer to Melissa (Missy) and so these situations were awkward for me, but nonetheless a nice day.
Several photos are of Austin's professional photos shoots as a young toddler.
Here's one is of my good friends new baby, James. I had worked with her in California when Bernd and I had first moved there.
Then you see a photo of me in 1990. We were still living in Baker Garden Apartments there in Placentia CA., since Austin would have been only 7 months old.
Then you see a nice photo of our new black Ford Explorer SUV. It was a very nice car and this one is a car we had while we lived in Mission Viejo in our very first Home where Jordan was born. Bernd bought and sold cars, so I think we got this one at the Auction. We only lived in Mission Viejo for a short 2 years. From Summer 1991 to Summer 1993