Category Archives: Family Fun

Oh Boy! OBon!

My family and I went to two OBon festivals this month. Obon is a Japanese festival that honors deceased ancestors. Over time, in the part of California where we live, it has taken on more of a flavor of a … Continue reading

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Volcanic Birthday

My Beloved chose to celebrate her birthday a few days early at a nearby Japanese steak house. The reason for the venue? Our grandson Thomas had been there once before and loved seeing “the Volcano” the chef made out of … Continue reading

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Barracuda!

Our son Ben, his son Thomas, and I all enjoyed experiencing a San Jose Barracuda playoff game yesterday. We had great seats as you can see by how close we were to the players. San Jose hockey fans are fortunate … Continue reading

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“Hi, Shoe! Bye Shoe!”

At the start of a carousel ride while at Gilroy Garden’s amusement park yesterday, three-year-old Alex decided at the last second that the horse he was on was too big (shortly after he’d said he wanted to be on the big one). I … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

  Our trip to the redwoods took two minivans for the twelve of us. The highway  was jammed with cars headed for the beach over the mountains, so we took a scenic, windy, two-laned road through the mountains that unbeknownst to us … Continue reading

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Mustache Mania

Let’s face it, these guys are goofy! Last night we decorated eggs for a week-early Ester celebration tomorrow. Photos to come in a later post. We watched Thomas’ T-Ball game this morning and who the twins got bored to them … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment

Our tiny home is overflowing with love. And noise. And craziness. The reason: Five grandchildren under the age of five. Our son Brian and his wife and three boys are visiting from Maryland, and our other son Ben, and his wife … Continue reading

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