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Pacific Airshow 2021

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, eight of us went to the Pacific Airshow at Huntington Beach. The viewing area was a long stretch of the beach. All of us went except for Victoria (who had to work).

The Air Force Thunderbirds, Canadian Snowbirds, and Navy Blue Angels all performed along with a number of others. The crowd was estimated at 1.5 million people!

It was sunny and warm (temps in the 80s). A few of us got a bit too much sun.

Postscript. Due to an oil spill just off the coast, the Sunday show was canceled.

Click on any image below for full size.

Justin taking a picture of V-22 Osprey
Jeri and Tim
Jeri and the Thunderbirds
Sarah, Joanna, and Jeri
Jeri, Joanna, and Sarah watching the Snowbirds
Making a Heart
Justin, Jeri, Sarah, Joanna, Lizzie, and Josiah
Lizzie, Andrew, Josiah, Josh, and Jeffrey
Watching the Airshow on the Beach
Blue Angels Crossing Inverted
Joanna
Sarah
Jeri taking a picture of the Blue Angels
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Josiah at Sheep Hills

Josiah has enjoyed fixing up Jason’s old BMX bike. He’s learning to do wheelies and some tricks on it. There is a near-by dirt park for BMX bike riders that he really loves going to.

Here is a seven-second video clip from July 24, 2021.

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Concerts and Recitals

Stars and Stripes Forever

On Sunday evening, July 4th, 2021, Warner Avenue Baptist Church (in Huntington Beach, CA) had a special Fourth of July program. The evening started with a piano trio of “Stars and Stripes Forever” by Lizzie, Christeen, and Hannah.

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The Lord’s Prayer

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, Warner Avenue Baptist Church had a Scriptorium–an event where different individuals and groups of individuals quoted verses from a section of the Bible. This evening it was Matthew chapters 4 through 7.

The Lord’s Prayer is Matthew 6:9-13. Instead of quoting the verses, Victoria, Sarah, and Joanna sang them…quite beautifully. Lizzie played the piano for them.

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Only a Boy Named David

Christeen and Lizzie play a piano duet of “Only a Boy Named David” at our music recital on May 16, 2021.

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2021 Spring Recital

The young men from church performed “Come Thou Fount.”

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Ed and Nicole are engaged

On Saturday, Ed flew down from the Bay Area. Although his flight was delayed (first due to a bird strike and then to an engine problem), he finally arrived at John Wayne Airport and then our house around midafternoon. Around 4:00 PM, we finally leave from Laguna Beach to go on a hike (El Moro Canyon).

Unbeknownst to Nicole, Ed had already purchased an engagement ring and was planning to propose on the hike at the top of the hill. Also Ed’s brother and his wife had driven down from Sacramento the day before. They planned to hike to the top and hide so that they could be a part of the big event.

The hike is quite strenuous.

On the way to the top, Ed decides on a change of plans. So he stops at a scenic spot, gets on one knee, and proposes. Most of the group (including Ed’s brother and sister-in-law) end up missing the occasion.

Victoria messages the group and we hike back down to meet up from pictures.

We spend a little time taking a lot of pictures.

We got a family picture (though Jason, Hannah, and Evelyn aren’t included).

Back: Justin, Jeffrey, Ed, Nicole, Jeri, Tim, Victoria.
Front: Josiah, Sarah, Lizzie, and Joanna
Tim (Ed’s brother), Ed, Nicole, and Marissa

We then hiked back down.

Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom

Afterwards we drove back to South Coast Plaza for a celebration meal at Claim Jumper’s restaurant.

Hannah, Victoria, Josiah, Jeri, and Tim
Ed, Nicole, Tim, Marissa, Jeffrey, Joanna, and Sarah
Jeri, Tim, Justin, Josiah, Jason, Hannah, and Victoria

Because Nicole’s birthday was the next day, she got a mini-birthday cake. We also got a slice of the classic Motherload Cake to share with all.

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Because He Lives

Youth Choir sings “Because He Lives” at Warner Avenue Baptist Church on Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021).

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Weston’s Get-together

Kevin and Darlene Weston and their children drove out from Kansas to visit family and friends. On the night before their drive back, we invited all of the Weston clan along with the Ouatu family to our house for a get-together.

Here are some photos from the evening.

Josiah and the Weston children building with Duplos
Christeen, Reuben, and Lorna
Stephen, Bill, Reuben, and Robin
Jason, Evelyn, and Tim
Victoria, Jeffrey, Hannah, and Sarah
Three Weston boys – James, Adam, and Levi
Jeri and Cris
Lizzie and Christeen
Josh, Christeen, Lizzie, Victoria, Gabriella, and Cris
Around the table
Hannah, Jason, Kevin, Stephen, Johnny, Andrew, Josh, and Jeffrey
Christeen along with two boys shooting Nerf guns
Nerf battle in the parking lot
Darlene, Robin, and Bill
William and Josiah
Lorna and Addy
Jeri and Tim
Singing hymns
Hannah playing piano for the hymn sing
Playing a card game, Dutch Blitz
Lizzie, Hannah, Jeffrey, Johnny, Christeen, Andrew, and Josh
Stephen, Bill and Kevin
Hannah and Jason
Robin and Bill
Stephen, Lorna, and Reuben

Here is the Kevin Weston family. They have two twin boys, Adam and James. Because we’re not sure who is who in this photo, the caption might be incorrect.

Darlene, Kevin and Adam, Levi, James, Philip, William, Addy

Here is a short (two-minute) video collage of the evening.

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Low tide at Huntington Beach

Six of us went down to the beach – Jeri, Tim, Justin, Nicole, Victoria, and Lizzie. We (purposely) caught it at low tide. The temperature was in the 70s.

Here’s Lizzie walking along the beach.

Lizzie walking at low tide
Lizzie, Nicole, Jeri, and Victoria along the beach at low tide
Lizzie, Jeri, Nicole, Justin, Victoria, and Tim

A one-minute video composite.