Chris and Karen Ensing


 I am back to work!

I would like to thank everybody for the sincere prayers said on my behalf.
 My recovery continues nicely without any complications. I attribute most of that to the skills of my doctors and the nursing staff at Memorial.

 The exercise schedule has progressed from walking eight (8) minutes three times a day covering several hundreds yards to forty five (45) minutes a day for about two miles. Sadie, our yellow Labrador, has been my constant companion. Karen, my wife, and the kids have been there for me as well.

Chris is at home and recovering nicely
He loves company, but please call before you visit
 Chris is recovering from quadruple bypass surgery (Thursday 12-Jan-2006)
 The surgery lasted about six hours and he is at Memorial Hospital in South Bend
 Visiting is restricted until this weekend.
 He is expected to be home in about a week and is looking at a complete recovery within two months.

 The exact date of a card party at his house will be set once he wakes up....



Andrew will be attending Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio

Andrew shines in baseball game May-22-2005 (original article from the South Bend Tribune)

Here is the article

Ensing boosts Marian


Tribune Staff Writer


MISHAWAKA -- His coach calls him a leader and there was no mistaking that Friday afternoon.

Marian senior catcher Andrew Ensing had three hits and three RBIs and also threw out a pair of runners as Marian posted an 11-5 victory over Mishawaka in Northern Indiana Conference baseball action at Baker Park.

"Andrew is definitely one of our leaders and today he gave a performance worthy of this title," said Marian coach Tim Prister, whose team overcame eight errors. "He came up big at the plate and then helped us regain the momentum with those throws."

Clinging to a 4-3 lead, the Knights (15-5, 11-5) sent 12 batters to the plate in the sixth inning and ended up pushing across seven runs with the help of five hits, two walks, and two miscues.

Winning pitcher Josh Grayckowski's two-run single sparked the outburst which helped Marian earn a share of second-place in the NIC (behind Penn) with Mishawaka (17-6, 11-5) and Clay (17-7, 11-5).

"We sometimes don't catch and throw the ball as well as we should, but we definitely have a quality hitting team," said Marian coach Tim Prister. "Coming in, we knew a win meant we'd finish tied for second and we were able to get the job done. We showed a lot of heart in winning today against a rival just as we did in beating another one on Wednesday (a 10-4 win over St. Joseph's)."

Already leading 1-0, Marian took advantage of a one-out error to tack on three runs in the fifth against Mishawaka righty Randy Schuster (6-2).

Andrew Piekarski delivered the first tally with a run-scoring double followed by a two-run, two-bagger by Ensing.

Things started to unravel a little bit for the Knights in the bottom of the frame, though, as Mishawaka benefited from three throwing errors and three hits to score three times.

With runners at first and second and one out, though, Ensing threw out Scott Versyp trying to steal third base.

"We had a hit-and-run play on because we thought we might be able to bleed a ground ball through the hole," said Mishawaka coach John Huemmer. "Unfortunately, we didn't make contact and their catcher made a great throw down there to get him easily."

Ensing then threw a strike to shortstop Trevor Nielsen to retire Mike Spencer at second base to end the threat.


Annie's First Communion 1989 - With Oma and Grand-Oma - With Andrew



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