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Belleville Lake Outing

Doug Jr family outing with friends and relatives on Belleville Lake on July 2nd, 2022.


Christmas 2015

Christmas morning at Doug Sr's house for breakfast and gift opening.


Christmas 2016

Christmas morning at Doug Jr's house for Levi's gift opening. Then later at Doug Sr's house for breakfast and Bender family gift opening.


Christmas 2017

Christmas morning at Doug Sr's house for breakfast and gift opening with Doug Jr's family, Mike's family, Shelly and Jason, Karen, Doug Sr and Connie.


Christmas 2018

Christmas morning at Doug Sr's house for breakfast and gift opening with Doug Jr's family, Mike's family, Shelly and Karen, and Stacey.


Christmas 2019

Christmas morning at Doug Sr's house for breakfast and gift opening with Doug Jr's family, Mike's family, Shelly and Karen, Doug Sr and Connie.


Christmas 2021

Christmas morning at Doug Sr's house for breakfast and gift opening.


Derek 2015

Derek's pictures taken after first birthday in 2015.


Derek Fifth Birthday

Derek's fifth birthday party at his house on Maxwell in Carleton. This is his last birthday party at this house as they moved away shortly after.


Derek Is Born

Pictures of Derek James Bender shortly after his birth on January 19th, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Doug Sr

Some of my favorite pictures through the years...


Easter 2019

Easter egg hunt at Karen's house April 21st, 2019. This was the last year for Karen at her house on Otter Road.


Fourth of July 2017

Fourth of July celebration at Doug Sr. house. Hot day as usual for this time of year. Guests included Doug Jr's family, Mike's family, Shelly and Karen, Mike Sr and Connie.


Fourth of July 2018

Fourth of July celebrations at Doug Sr. house. Hot day as usual for this time of year. Guests included Doug Jr's family, Mike's family, Shelly and Pat.


Fourth of July 2020

Fourth of July celebrations at Doug Sr. house. Hot day as usual for this time of year.


Gina Wedding Trip

Pictures from trip to Gina's wedding.


Halloween 2015

Little Levi and Derek Trunk r Treating for the first time at St. John's Parking lot.


Halloween 2016

Halloween Trunk r Treat at St. John's Church lot on October 28th, 2016 featuring Levi, Derek and Acon.


Halloween 2017

Halloween Trunk r Treat held in St. John's gymnasium on October 27th, 2017 due to rain. Partakers Levi and Derek with special appearance of Isaac for first time at Halloween festivities.


Halloween 2018

Halloween Trunk r Treat at St. John's Church lot on October 26th, 2018 featuring Levi as Cat Boy, Derek as Spiderman and Isaac as little bear.


Isaac Fifth Birthday

Isaac's 5th Birthday celebration held at Doug's house in the pole barn on July 17th, 2022. Lots of guests and the weather was warm but pleasant.


Isaac First Birthday

Pictures and video taken at Isaac's first birthday on July 10th, 2018 at Isaac's house with family and friends.


Isaac Fourth Birthday

Isaac's 4h Birthday celebration held at Doug's house in the pole barn on July 17th, 2021 with family and friends.


Isaac Is Born

Pictures of Isaac Aaron Bender born on July 10th, 2017 to Doug and Jenny Bender at U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan and his first welcoming home.


Isaac Soccer Game

Isaac's first soccer game of his first soccer season on April 16th, 2022.


Levi and Isaac Boating

Pictures of Boat outing on Lake Erie with Levi and Isaac on June 30th, 2018. This was Isaac's first time ever on a boat.


Levi Baseball Practice

Levi's first baseball practice on April 16th, 2022 at Lajko Park in Huron Township.


Levi First Year Pictures

Here are some of Grandpa Bender's favorite pictures of Levi during his first year from 2014 - 2015. He seems to know that he is a star as he is always smiling and giving great poses...


Levi Fourth Birthday

Levi's fourth birthday party on October 18th, 2018 at his house. Numerous guests include Bender and Otter families and friends. Had a fun hay ride as well which was a first for both Levi and Derek.


Levi Is Born

Pictures of Levi Douglas Bender shortly after his birth on October 16th, 2014 at at Oakwood Hospital, Riverview, Michigan.


Levi Soccer 2019

Levi's first soccer practice on April 13th, 2019 at Willow Metro Park.


Mary Family Get Together

Laura's visit home to Mary's house in Livonia.


New Years Day 2022

Derek, Levi and Isaac at Roller Skating Ring in Canton with Mike and Rachel, Doug Sr and Mary.


New Years Eve 2020

New Years Eve at Doug Jr's house. Opening gifts due to covid delay for Christmas get together.