September 11-13, 2020
Thank you Luke Longlet who chose 71, the combined age of all of the boys living in Jake's House at The Nest!
Thank you Jean Gravelle who is praying for us to reach 100% of our goal!!
1, 19, 84
Thank you Stephanie Olson who chose 1 (the age of her daughter), 19 (the year she became a mother), and 84 (the year she was born)!
4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 23
Thank you Paul Merkouris (or Ms. Paula to the Nest kids). She chose to honor 3 kids that used to live at The Nest who now live in the USA. One whose birthday is today, 9-11, and turning 20; one who serves actively in the US AirForce and has a birthday on 4-23, and another one who was at the Nest for many years before being adopted to the USA and has a birthday 6-5!
Thank you Harpootlian Family who gave in honor of sweet William (their son) who has a birthday on 10/11!
Thank you to the Fore Family! They chose 62 (because that is the year Jamaica gained its independence!).
Thank you Doug Lowe for taking down #128 (his favorite number)!
Thank you Dave Ryan for taking down number 41 - he always had #41 in sports!
Thank you Jerri Ann Longlet who chose 60 and 72 because she's a great mom (SOMEONE running the board spilled coffee on those two tiles).
Thank you Jon and Alicia Rathmann for taking down 100 - because they are 100% ready to have a very sweet girl home!
Thank you Craig Cole for knocking out 140!
Thank you Jenni DeGerengel! She chose 77 (the year she was born).
Thank you Niki Walls! She had two special kids choose a number each, 10 and 7.
31, 94, 125
Thank you William Walls! He let Niki pick out numbers to get him to 250 - we love the teamwork.
10, 14, 15, 29
Thank you Tammy Stecroix! She chose 29, 15, 14, and 10 - the ages of her kids.
Thank you Abbi Garling who chose 101 because Jon just so happens to like the number and the kids love 101 Dalmatians!
Thank you Lauren Varga who chose 83 (the year she was born)!
Thank you Jami Andersen who chose -for her 12 trips to the Nest, for a sweet boy from the Nest who stole her heart and would have been 13 on 4-1, and for her 3 nephews and 7 nieces.(12+13+4+1+3+7=40)
Thank you Monica Merfalen for taking down number 43!
Thank you Lindsey Collatz Dana who chose 50 in memory of Jake Anderson!
Thank you Ulrich Family for knocking #143 off of our board!
7, 35, 63
Thank you Elizabeth Kirchenwitz! She chose 35 - her husband’s age and picked by her brother, 63 - the year her dad was born and picked by her mom, 7 - the month her son was born and picked by Elizabeth herself.
102, 103, 104, 105, 106
Thank you Lisa Smith (or Ms. Lisa to the Nest kids!). She chose 102, 103, 104, 105, and 106 to uncover that part of the puzzle!
Thank you Susan Fowler (a dear friend of Krusmarks) for choosing number 130!
Thank you Nancy Lowe!! She chose to knock 139 and 140 off of our board.
112, 113, 114, 124, 126
Thank you Lisa Carrig! They chose 112, 113, 114, 124, and 126 so we can all see that cute crab hiding behind those tiles!
Thank you Luke Longlet (AGAIN!) . He took 134 for the average temperature in Montego Bay of 79 and the average rainfall of 55. As many of you know water is precious and often needs to be trucked up the hill to The Nest for laundry and daily use!
Thank you Melissa Carmack! She chose 32 (the number of times she has visited the Nest) and 81 (the year she was born).
Thank you Joseph Morgan for choosing number 130!
121, 122, 123
Thank you Jerri Ann Longlet (AGAIN)! She is clearing the rest of a row by taking 121, 122, and 123.
69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 85, 87, 109, 116, 117
Thank you so much MJ Weidman!! She knocked almost all of the remaining numbers off of the board.
Thank you Elizabeth Lowe who gave in honor of her grandmother Annie Earle Burris who is 92, and one of the oldest girls at the Nest who turns 12 very soon.
Thank you Ashley Fisher who chose 144 (the highest number) so that her husband Alex could not out-give her with just one number!
Thank you Lori-Anne Kuhlman who chose 97 (the year she graduated) and 79 (the year she was born)!
18, 24, 27
Thank you Jordan Moore who chose 8 (the number of times she's visited the Nest) and 13 (2013 - the first year she visited the Nest)!
Thank you Lisa Ziemer who knocked 22 off of our board!
47, 66, 67, 95, 97
Thank you Lisa Lemieux who chose 66, 67, 95, and 97 (the years all of her family members were born). Her mom was even represented with 47!
3, 14, 20, 27
Thank you Catherine Lyons! She chose 3 and 14 (her anniversary with her husband Dylan 03/14), 27 for the year her grandmother Annie Earle Burris was born (1927), and 20 for this year of changes, both good and bad.
Thank you Danielle Straka (AKA Ms. Danielle) for choosing 89 in honor of a very special boy that used to live at the Nest who celebrates a birthday on 8/9!
Thank you Tonja Lesmeister and family for giving in honor of their son Neyo, who's birthday is on the 28th. Neyo called Robin's Nest home for 4.5 years of his life!
2, 16, 21
Thank you Christine Longlet who chose 12, 16, and 21 for Baby Longlet's due date (2/16/21)! Congratulations!
Thank you Verlan Nikkel! She gave $40 for each granddaughter (Sawyer, Keira, and Rowyn).
Thank you Danny Legaspi! He chose 30 because his dog Hamilton ALMOST weighs 30 pounds.
64, 65, 76, 78, 88, 90
Thank you Cory and Courtney Nikkel! They cleared out 65, 64, 76, 88, 78 and 90, so we can all finally see the thank you sign and maybe flamingo hiding behind the number tiles!
Thank you Caroline Lupini, who gave in honor of Elizabeth's grandmother Annie Earle Burris!
Thank you (again) Ms. Jerri Ann! She chose 135 - the number of hours her and Luke have spent in the air traveling from Des Moines to Montego Bay to visit the Nest!
Thank you Jenni DeGerengel who chose 98 (the year her son was born)!
Thank you Deb Lloyd who chose 40, she has been married 40 years TODAY (9-12-2020)! Happy Anniversary!
Thank you Tim and Tina Reuer for knocking off 80 and 140!
Thank you Darlene Carlson for choosing number 139!
15, 40, 42, 93, 98
Thank you Mike and Jan Rygh! They chose 15 because that is when they brought Mark home (07/15). They picked 40 and 42 because those are the ages of Jeremiah and Mik. And finally they chose 93 and 98 because that is the year of Maria and Jacob's birth.
Thank you Pamela Maier for knocking out 49 and 51!
Thank you Kelly Kneath for knocking out 25 and 26!
132, 133, 142, 143
Thank you Larry Darby (our new onsite co-director) for knocking out 132, 133, 142, and 143!
Thank you Cindy Anderson! She chose 38 because that is how old Jake would be turning this year (the Jake behind Jake's house) and 112 just because.
46, 54, 82
Thank you Tisha and Kent Hall! They chose 46 and 52 (their ages) and 82 (the sum of all of their 5 kids age).
59, 61, 130
Thank you Cherie Greenhagen! She knocked out 59, 61, and 130.
Thank you Jane Smith! She chose 59 (her age) and 61 (her husband's age).
Thank you Samantha Wach who chose 115 (she first visited the Nest in 2015)!
52, 56, 57
Thank you Lynette Jennings! She chose 52, 56, and 57, the ages her brother, sister, and herself are turning this year.
Thank you Paul Mattson for clearing out 36 and 96!
Thank you Lori Debner for choosing 34 and 91!
45, 48, 58
Thank you Alex Fisher who chose 45, 48, 58 to CLEAR OUR BOARD (and out-give his wife Ashley by $7!).