This family was extra special to us…well, especially Annika since she was Annika’s 4th grade teacher! Of course, I always have a soft spot for teachers, but Mrs. Baumhardt is an extra special teacher! Not only that, but her husband is an amazing police officer. We met at Hastings Lake on a very cold day. The kind of day that makes you worry about being outside with a toddler. Nope, Benson was such a trooper!