Cute piggy saying "Hi!"

Welcome to Betz's website!

Hello, friends and family! 

Welcome to my website.  It's my passion!  When I'm not working, I spend every precious minute of spare time on one of a few things:

  • Gardening

  • Scrapbooking

  • Reunion planning for my high school class

  • Connecting family (580 on the Sundholm side; about 100 on the Dietzler side, and that's just my Mom's family!)

  • Spoiling my kitties ROTTEN and doing what I can to help save other animals

I hope you get something from your visit here, whether it's a chuckle, a connection with a family member you haven't seen in years, a raised eyebrow, or the reminder of a cherished memory of years gone by. 

Speaking of raised eyebrows:


It's surprising how frightened you can get when.... 8-foot-tall camel lumbers toward you from across a field.  It could bite you, or spit at you, or call you unflattering names.  On the other hand, it might turn out to be one of the most gentle, charming, magical creatures you've ever had the chance to encounter.  And it might nibble your shirt, thinking that the jungle greenery on your boob is a snack. And best of all, your boyfriend might have the foresight to have the camera ready to capture this magical moment in a photo.

Sometimes, you just have to take a chance...and pet the camel.

Derek, age 2ish Betz, age 2ish Derek, age 2ish Betz, age 2ish


Derek, summer of age 4 Betz, kindergarten Derek, 2nd grade Betz, 2nd grade


A high school pastime A high school pastime Derek's senior prom (with a girl named Peggy) Betz's senior prom (with a girl named Peggy--a pair of tickets was cheaper than two singles!)


(seeking Derek's class photo)
Derek, Class of '77    Betz, Class of '88 Derek during college...drinking Betz during college....drinking

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Mediocrity

Good Words
Movie ratings page
Love, Etc.

Education & Career
ACUI: my second love
Photos of Us
Our Pets



Betsy's Family
       Derek's Family


Home Life
Betsy's Hobbies
Derek's Hobbies
Movie Ratings
The Oscars
Home Improvement
Trips & Adventure
2010 recap letter

Our friends page



Stuff that makes me...
Feel all warm and fuzzy
Go "Awwwww"

Miscellany (a.k.a., "I'm a dork")
The Life and Times of Auntie Sarcastic
Quote of the Month
Words to live by

Links I can't live without
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