Concerts and Recitals

Singing “Hosanna” on Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Warner Avenue Baptist Church, we sang “Hosanna” (written by Ron and Shelley Hamilton).

Back: Jeffrey, Josiah, Tim
Front: Sarah, Jeri, Joanna, Victoria, Lizzie
Piano: Hannah

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Angels Carols

Christmas Recital December 12, 2021 at Warner Avenue Baptist Church in Huntington Beach, CA. From left to right, Joanna, Jeffrey, Victoria, Lizzie, Josh Ouatu, Josiah, Sarah, and Tim Stevens.

Sorry but my memory card filled up before the end of the piece.


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
Jeri taking a picture of the Blue Angels

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.

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.

Concerts and Recitals

Because He Lives

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