Jason and Hannah’s Wedding Shower

Today after church, we had a faith-dish luncheon (a.k.a. pot luck) followed by a wedding shower for Jason and Hannah.

One of the activities was “Guess their ages.” We set out seven photos of Jason and seven of Hannah from baby to recent. Each participant then guessed the age for each photo.

Joanna, Jason, Hannah, and Jeri setting out the pictures. Click photo for full size.

Josiah and some of the other young boys enjoy playing with Nerf guns after church. They have built a “fort” in the corner of the fellowship hall.

Joshua and Josiah guarding their fort with Nerf guns. Click photo for full size.

The tables were nicely decorated and had various photos of the couple.

Hannah and Jason times two. Click photo for full size.

Hannah, Jason, Lizzie, and Victoria before the shower.

Hannah, Jason, Lizzie, and Victoria. Click photo for full size.

The special couple had the privilege of going through the lunch line first…with the rest of the family following.

Jason and Hannah getting food with Joanna, Jeri, Victoria, and Nicole following. Click photo for full size.

Jason took a group selfie of our table.

Eating lunch at the Wedding Shower. Click photo for full size.

Tim and Jeri.

Tim and Jeri at Jason and Hannah’s Wedding Shower. Click photo for full size.

Nicole and Victoria watching the Newlywed Game.

Nicole and Victoria during the Newlywed Game. Click photo for full size.

Jeffrey served as the game show host.

Jeffrey MCing the Newlywed Game. Click photo for full size.

Joanna assisted Jeffrey (together they worked on the questions the night before). Lizzie assisted by playing music (from Jeopardy) while the contestants worked on their answers.

Jeffrey as Master of Ceremonies of the Newlywed Game, Joanna his assistant, and Lizzie the music engineer. Click photo for full size.

Here is Hannah and Jason with matching answers of “necklace” to the question, “What was the guy’s first gift to the girl?”

Hannah and Jason sharing their answers. Click photo for full size.

Each couple had to sit back-to-back so they couldn’t see their partner’s answers.

Katrina, Hannah, and Jason playing the Newlywed Game. Click photo for full size.

Here is a nice picture taken using Tim’s new Pixel 3a phone using its Portrait mode.

Maureen and Sarah. Click photo for full size.

Another matching picture of the couple.

Jason and Hannah times two again. Click photo for full size.

Opening presents.

Jason and Hannah opening presents assisted by Joanna. Click photo for full size.

Here Hannah is opening a card.

Hannah opening a card. Click photo for full size.

Another nice picture using the Pixel 3a phone.

Jason and Hannah. Click photo for full size.
Soon-to-be Mr and Mrs. Click photo for full size.

After the shower, they came back to the Pau house and relaxed.

Jason and Hannah after the Wedding Shower. Click photo for full size.

Memorial Day Picnic 2019

As we have done for many years, we attended our church’s Memorial Day picnic. The weather was cool with temps in the 60’s F. Thus the “wind-tunnel” picnic table area was extra cool with some wearing “winter” jackets.

Here is Lizzie staying warm in the picnic shelter.

Lizze staying warm. Click photo for full size.

Tim played a little two-on-two basketball.

Tim playing basketball. Click photo for full size.

We used Jason’s truck to bring Josiah’s bicycle.

Josiah on his bicycle. Click photo for full size.

Nicole and Edward sitting in the warm sun.

Nicole and Edward sitting in the sun. Click photo for full size.

Joanna, Jeri, and Tim in the picnic shelter area.

Joanna, Jeri, and Tim in the chilly picnic area. Click photo for full size.

Here is a short video compilation.

Family Cruise to Mexico – Ensenada

So on Saturday, we make our one and only stop which is to Ensenada, Mexico. Jeri still isn’t feeling the greatest. The temperature was in the 60’s with off and on light rain.

Although Jason went to the gym early, the rest of us met in the Pride Dining Room for a sit-down breakfast (instead of doing the buffet).

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Here are Nicole, Lizzie, and Justin.

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After breakfast, we get off of the ship.

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We wandered up and down the main tourist street pretty close to the port. We found a mom-and-pop shop and did a little shopping.

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Here we are returning to the ship. In town, they were setting up for Mardi Gras celebration that evening.

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We head up to the Lido deck for a late lunch. Here is Jeffrey, Joanna, Sarah, Lizzie, and Jason.

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Here are Victoria, Nicole, Jeri, and Tim eating lunch near the Blue Iguana grill.

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Josiah absolutely loved the pizza! Like all of the food, the pizza was free and unlimited.

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Sarah and Josiah played a game of bean bag toss.

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Then some got in the hot tub.

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In the evening was our last supper of the cruise. So sad.

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We did catch another comedy show by Paul Lyons. He was really funny. Tim got a side ache from laughing so hard. Victoria and Tim enjoyed visiting with him after the show.

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Here’s a video montage of the day.

Family Cruise to Mexico – Formal Night Pictures

For Friday night’s supper, we dressed up. Then after the comedy show, we had our picture taken in a number of locations.

Back: Nicole, Jason, Justin. Second-to-back row: Joanna, Jeffrey, Sarah. Second-to-front row: Tim, Jeri, Lizzie. Front row: Victoria, Josiah. Click for full size.

Here are Victoria, Sarah, Lizzie, Nicole, and Joanna looking beautiful.

Jeffrey plays the piano (kind of) for his sisters.

Jeffrey at the piano with Lizzie, Nicole, Victoria, Joanna, and Sarah. Click for full size.

Here are some individual shots. First Nicole.

Nicole. Click for full size.

Here is Jeffrey.

Jeffrey. Click for full size.

Sarah’s picture on the piano turned out really well.

Sarah on the piano. Click for full size.

Lizzie reclining on a bench.

Lizzie. Click for full size.

Here is Victoria.

Victoria. Click for full size.

Jeffrey and the girls took a few extra pictures.

Back: Joanna, Victoria, Jeffrey, Sarah. Front: Lizzie, Nicole. Click for full size.
Jeffrey, Victoria, Nicole, and Lizzie (front). Click for full size.

Family Cruise to Mexico – Day at Sea

A day at sea is always relaxing.

Here are Jeffrey, Joanna, and Jason in the Atrium listening to live entertainment.

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They had a Tea Time in one of the restaurants. They served drinks and nice little snacks. This picture is a bit blurry.

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In the evening, we got dressed for formal night. We posed for some selfies outside of the restaurant. Here are all of the guys.

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Jason, Jeffrey, and Josiah trying to look serious.

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Jason, Sarah, Nicole, and Jeri at dinner.

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Jeffrey, Lizzie, and Justin at dinner.

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The food is always yummy…including the desserts.

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Immediately after dinner, most of us went to the 7:30 PM comedy show.

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After the show, we went and had our pictures taken by different photographers and different locations. Here are the girls getting their picture taken.

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Here is a video montage of the day.

Family Cruise to Mexico – First Night

As a Christmas present for the family, Jeri and Tim purchased a three-day cruise to Mexico for everyone. This gift included Christmas money from Grandma Pau.

We embarked the Carnival Imagination on Thursday, February 28, 2019, around 2 PM. First stop once on-board was the lunch buffet.

We chose to dine at 6:00 PM each night in the Spirit dining room. They assigned a large table for all eleven of us. Of course, the food was excellent!

Josiah, Joanna, Sarah, Nicole, Jeffrey, Victoria, and Lizzie looking at the menu. Click for full size.

Lizzie, Justin (with lasagna), and Jeri (with the Indian entree) at supper.

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Crispy Portobello Mushroom. Yum!

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Here is a short video montage.

Short video montage

Sunset at the Huntington Beach Pier

On Thursday evening around sunset, the tide was scheduled to be fairly low (which makes for good pictures). So Justin, Josiah, and Tim drove down to the beach to take some pictures. The temperature was around 50 F and the breeze was quite chilly.

Here’s Justin taking some pictures. You can see that the tide is out.

Justin setting up for sunset pictures.

The combination of rain clouds and the sun setting created an orange glow. Ruby’s Diner is a restaurant at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier.

Sun behind Ruby’s Diner

In this picture, Catalina Island is visible in the distance on the left.

A video of our time at the beach

Semi-formal Winter Country Dance

Saturday evening, a group of young people (mostly home schoolers or home school graduates) met at the Duck Club in Irvine for an evening of old country line dancing. Since this was Josiah’s first time, he was skeptical as to whether he’d enjoy himself. Of course, he had a GREAT time and said that he’d definitely come back.

Since there were (as always) more females than males, Jeri didn’t dance. Some of the girls/ladies danced as males to even things out.

Jeri, Josiah, and Tim at the Duck Club. Click photo for full size.

Line Dance at the Duck Club. Click photo for full size.

No prior dance knowledge or experience was required to participate. The Hendricks led the dances and always gave us thorough instruction before each one. They would walk us through it and then call out the moves during the dances (similar to a square dance).

Listening to instructions. Click photo for full size.

Run the River was a fun dance. Each group of four would eventually run down the river (the line of other dancers).

Run the River. Click photo for full size.

The Hand Jive required way too much coordination. It was a series of (seemingly simple) hand movements that were nearly impossible to repeat correctly.

Lizzie doing the Hand Jive. Click photo for full size.

Tim doing the Hand Jive. Click photo for full size.

Christmas Day 2018

We started with a Christmas Day service at 11:00 AM. We sang some Christmas carols, shared some stories of God’s blessings, and Pastor shared a Christmas message.

Back home, the women worked hard in the kitchen.

Jeri, Joanna, Nicole, and Grandma Stogdill working in the kitchen. Click photo for full size.

Sarah having a snack since Christmas dinner isn’t for a while. Click photo for full size.

Jeffrey got Jeri’s saxophone out of the attic and worked at playing it.

Jeffrey picking up Jeri’s saxophone for the first time. Click photo for full size.

Just before dinner, we took our family photo.

Joanna was helping Nicole get ready.

Joanna touching up Nicole’s lips. Click photo for full size.

Getting ready for our family photo. Click photo for full size.

Family photo 2018. Front: Nicole, Sarah, Joanna, Lizzie, Victoria, and Jeri. Back: Tim, Justin, Josiah, Grandma Stogdill, Jason, and Jeffrey.

Family photo 2018. Front Nicole, Sarah, Joanna, Lizzie, Victoria, and Jeri. Back Tim, Justin, Josiah, Grandma Stogdill, Jason, and Jeffrey. Click photo for full size.

A crazy version.

Crazy family photo 2018. Click photo for full size.

Finally around mid-afternoon, the food is ready!

Sarah and Jeri with plates of food. Click photo for full size.

Joanna, Sarah (by stove), Nicole, Lizzie, and Victoria. Click photo for full size.

Around the table starting in the lower left with Lizzie, Nicole, Jeffrey, Victoria, Justin, Grandma Stogdill, Jeri, Joanna, Jason, Josiah, Sarah, and Tim.

Around the table starting in the lower left with Lizzie, Nicole, Jeffrey, Victoria, Justin, Grandma Stogdill, Jeri, Joanna, Jason, Josiah, Sarah, and Tim. Click photo for full size.

Jeri, Nicole, Sarah, Victoria, and Lizzie went to Eileen Bouma’s to wish her a Merry Christmas. Sarah and Victoria finally returned around 5:30 PM after which we could open presents.

Opening presents. Click photo for full size.

Justin got a Cole Porter songbook for Christmas. Here he’s playing from it. Jeffrey sings along.

Justin playing and Jeffrey singing out of Justin’s new Cole Porter songbook. Click photo for full size.

Jason, Lizzie, Joanna, and Nicole playing Forbidden Island while Justin and Jeffrey are at the piano. Click photo for full size.

Here’s a video montage that runs about 1 minute 18 seconds.

Christmas Eve 2018 and Celebrating Lizzie’s Birthday

Tim, Jeri, Grandma Stogdill, Sarah, Jeffrey, and Lizzie went to Westminster Mall in the morning. We got hungry so Grandma treated us to pretzels.

Sarah, Lizzie, and Jeffrey at Westminster Mall. Click photo for full size.

Having pretzels at Westminster Mall. Click photo for full size.

Josiah was a master chef and created a swan from an apple.

Josiah with his swan created from an apple. Click photo for full size.

Holland is back from Texas and is visiting her family. So she and Josiah played together.

Josiah playing with Holland. Click photo for full size.

We celebrated Lizzie’s birthday one day late. We had apple crisp instead of cake.

Celebrating Lizzie’s Birthday. Click photo for full size.

Jason entertained us with his phone by applying Facebook filters which added hilarious features to people’s faces.

Here are some of the videos that he made.

Here’s a video montage of the day.