Christmas Play 2013

On Sunday evening, December 15, 2013, our church presented a Christmas play called “A Christmas to Believe In.” Our family had some major roles in putting it together. It began a few months earlier when Elizabeth asked if we could do a play. Because Tim had directed a Christmas play at church a few years […]

USS Iowa

We concluded our family vacation with a visit to the U.S.S. Iowa. It is docked in the Port of LA in San Pedro…about a 40-minute drive from our house. A self-guided tour winds through various parts of the ship. We were able to get up close to the 16″ guns as well as see many […]

California Screamin’

A favorite attraction in California Adventure is the rollercoaster, California Screamin. Here’s a collection of pictures. Nicole and Elizabeth Ready to Launch Sarah and Josiah in the Last Row Jason and Josiah Returning Josiah, Sarah, Jeri, and Tim Elizabeth and Tim in the front row of the first car

Family Photo at Disneyland

Tim took two days of vacation, April 9th and 10th. We purposely chose a Tuesday and Wednesday because the crowds would be smaller at Disneyland on those days. On Tuesday, we were at California Adventure from about 1 PM until 6 PM when some of us had to leave to pickup a food co-op order. […]

Four of Us at Disneyland

On Friday, April 12th, 2013, we achieved a significant milestone by releasing a new version of our software. I was able to leave work a little early. Instead of taking the bus home, a co-worker dropped me off at Harbor and MacArthur. Jeri, Elizabeth, and Josiah picked me up in the Carl’s Jr.’s parking lot […]

Disneyland March 2013

Because Tim and Elizabeth’s annual passes for Disneyland expire in mid-April, we’ve been going to Disneyland more often. “We have to get our money’s worth” is the motto. Because we purchased the rest of the family’s passes later, they can go through the end of May. So Tim and Lizzie are sad as the end […]

Opera Magnifica

The OCC Music Department presented “Opera Magnifica!,” directed by Susan Ali, on Saturday, February 23rd, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Students performed arias and ensemble numbers from operatic hits from many lands and many eras. Sarah and Joanna sang “Dew Fairies’ Song” from Humperdink’s opera Hansel and Gretel. They were also […]

Josiah and Tinker Bell

Everyone (except Tim and Jason who had to work) went to California Adventure on Friday (Jan. 18, 2013). The weather was hot…sunny with temperatures reaching the low 80s. They got to the park early and did a number of rides including California Screamin’ (roller coaster), Mickey’s Fun Wheel (ferris wheel with swinging gondolas), Goofy’s Sky […]