Tonight Joanna had a voice recital at Orange Coast College along with three other students of Dr. Susan Ali, her teacher. Of course, Joanna did a fabulous job!
Joanna sings Sweeter than Roses by Henry Purcell.
Joanna sings Batti, batti o bel Masetto from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Here’s a photo when the group took a bow. Josiah led a standing ovation!
Most of the family went to the recital and then Souplantation afterwards. Justin’s leg and back didn’t allow for him to go. Two of Joanna and Sarah’s friends, Katherine and Summer, were able to attend the recital and join us for supper.
The guys at one table.
Here’s another group of four.
Here are Joanna and Sarah joined by Katherine and Summer.
For more entertainment, watch the composite video.
Josiah helped Tim take a load of stuff to donate to Salvation Army.
Back in seventh grade (around 1971), Tim wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Here’s what got him started…a course that came with an audio cassette and a book. Remember this was before there were VHS tapes or even YouTube.
After loading up the SUV, we took a group photo and said our goodbyes before leaving for Des Moines.
For our pictures, Tim set up the camera with a 10-second time delay. Here’s a video of our picture taking.
This summer, Nicole, Victoria, Lizzie, Josiah, Jeri and Tim flew to the Midwest to visit family. We started our trip by waking at 3:00 AM for an early morning trip to LAX. We flew non-stop to Des Moines. After spending a night with Grandma Stogdill, we drove our rented SUV (a Kia Sorrento) to Moline, Illinois to visit Grandma Pau.
Most of the time, we just hung around the house. We would watch Wheel of Fortune in the evenings. We (especially Tim) helped sort through stuff.
Here’s Lizzie playing the electronic piano.
We worked (but never finished) a tortuous 1000-piece puzzle.
Josiah still found time to create new things. He turned a model plane launcher that was nearly 50-years old into a dart launcher.
Grandma made a lot of yummy food including sushi.
We really liked the vegetarian sushi that Grandma made for us.
On a sunny, Sunday evening, some of us went to the Pacific Amphitheatre at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA to see an acapella group, Straight No Chaser. It was a lot of fun! Joanna treated us with the tickets.
Here we are prior to the show.
Jon McLaughlin was the opening act for Straight No Chaser.
Straight No Chaser featured nine guys. The music and the visuals were fun and entertaining.
Our church had their usual picnic at Murdy Park today. The main activities are eating, talking and playing.
Here’s Lizzie wearing her “smart” glasses. She really doesn’t need glasses. But since Jeffrey has been wearing glasses to look smarter, Lizzie had to do it as well.
The weather was sunny with the temperature around 70 F…which is really nice. However the location of the picnic tables plus maybe the canopy creates a wind tunnel effect. So it is ALWAYS cold sitting at the tables.
Victoria and Joanna enjoying the day.
Josiah trying badminton.
Volleyball is a favorite sport. Here’s Jeffrey serving the ball.
We finally gathered up enough people to play Ultimate Frisbee. Here’s Jeffrey (near the center) preparing to throw the Frisbee.
Tim looks to pass the Frisbee.
Jeffrey goes up to catch a pass.
Justin (yellow jersey) and Andrew go for a pass.
Tim tries to catch a Frisbee.
From left to right, Jeffrey Pau, Christeen, Tim Pau, Tim, Stephen, Justin Pau, Lizzie Pau, and Jason Pau (slightly cut off).