Please share our life in 2007 through some of our photos


In February, Karen & Paul cruised from Singapore to Hong Kong

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Singapore & its Merlion symbol Bangkok, Thailand Saigon, Vietnam

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Hanoi, Vietnam Guangshou (Canton), China Hong Kong

We now have TWO college grads!


Erik & Amy celebrate Amy's graduation

from Pomona College



In May, Karen & Amy toured the Mediterranean, Athens and Egypt

Athens, Greece Pyramids

    Karen &The Sphinx

Other fun and travels in 2007

Donald & Audrey McDonald (Karen's mother)hosted a McDonald Clan Reunion

Paul visited many Van Buren cousins in Oregon

Three of the Van Burens: Phil, Jill & Paul

    A Wonderful Van Buren Family Reunion

  with Keith & Mary Hegnauer in Wisconsin

Cousins Esben & Tove Mortensen

 visited from Denmark

Cousins Alice & Tom Thomsen

visited from Oregon

Karen at a Political Campaign Button

 Show in Reno


So, where is Amy now?



Amy is studying for a masters degree in African Politics & International Economics at

John's Hopkins University's

School of Advanced

International Studies

in Washington, DC



Amy's condo in Washington, DC


In October, Paul received the University of South Dakota's Inman Award at Dakota Days

(USD's Homecoming) for his work with the USD Foundation - Go Coyotes!

Karen & Paul with the Inman Award

(named after an early USD President)

Karen makes friends with Charley Coyote

in the DakotaDome

Paul receives a game ball at half-time of the football game in the DakotaDome


Kitty Corner


Mrs. Norris, Cat on a Cold Tin Roof

Phantom, at 14 pounds outgrowing her cat bed

Pokey VI, guarding Paul's computer printer