S: Winter/Spring 2011
BC: Memories are a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
FC: Winter and Spring | January 1- June 12, 2011 | 2011
1: HAPPY | NEW YEAR | New Years Resolutions: No soda Get into shape Reading :) Scrapbooking
2: January 1, 2011
3: Grandma brought Bob, her new boyfriend, to meet the family. | Cuddling with my babies
4: I cleaned my room and now it's back to Fresno and a terrifying seven months of unknown. | January 2011 | Sending in my Pepperdine application! | New weird TrimStep shoes | This cereal name is epic.
6: What a nerd! | This weirdo thing is called Romanesco Broccoli.. The parental units got it in their basket this week.
7: Trip to | January 21-27, 2011 | Southern | California | We stopped at Lady Di's Cookies on the way down. Delicious brownies! | Fri. 1/21: Go to Grandma's Sat. 1/22: Shopping trip Sun. 1/23: Take Mary back to school Mon. 1/24: USD and Chapman Tues. 1/25: Pepperdine and Greg's birthday Wed. 1/26: Disneyland!!! Thu. 1/27: Drive home
8: In the Ugliest Outfit contest I won 2-1. | Mary got a shopping spree at the Brea Mall for Christmas, so we made a really fun Girls' Day out of it.
9: Mary got her ears double pierced on our adventure. | Claim Jumper! I actually ate my whole meal...fatty.
10: Mom and I took Mary back to school at Long Beach State, and went to dinner with Robyn, Mary's roommate.
11: We went to a weird Marie Callender's with this odd sign. | Today we visited the law schools at University of San Diego and Chapman University. USD had very Roman Catholic architecture which made me feel like I was visiting a mission. Chapman's campus was absolutely gorgeous and our tour guide really sold the school very well.
12: Dowtown L.A. on the way to Pepperdine | Playing Five Crowns back at Grandma's
13: I am really interested in a few of the programs at Pepperdine, such as the Nootbaar Institute for Law, Religion and Ethics. The Christian community at Pepperdine is also quite enticing and makes me really want to go there.
14: Happy 26th Birthday Greg!!! | !!!! | Ugly Cheesecake | Pretty Cheesecake
15: Super excited!!! | Greg and I decided to take each other to Disneyland for Christmas this year. We went on Greg's actual birthday, as it happened to fall in the middle of the week..
16: The Happiest Place on Earth! | The first ride of the day! ...the tram from the parking lot to the park. | Greg was very excited about his birthday button.
17: Second best ride in the park!
18: Greg really wanted to try to pull the sword from the stone.
19: After his first joke, the guide assured us that they don't get any better. | Best ride in the park!! | !!
20: During our lunch at the Blue Bayou, our goal was to get our waters over halfway empty before they refilled them...we failed.
21: We did this ride five times because Greg wanted to be a Galactic Hero. He even looked up cheats on-line... | He achieved Ranger 1st Class status, while I only reached Space Scout. On the last run I was helping Greg find the best targets, including the supposed secret one on Zurg at the end.
22: We went to Downtown Disney to get Greg's Fossil watch fixed and then dinner at Red Robin. Finally, a long drive home the next day.
23: Sub-par pasta for dinner. | February 2011
24: I've been craving cake for the last couple of days, so my mom who loves me got me some. :) | I got Nathan to enjoy hanging out with a kitty! | Working on Greg's coin collection.
25: I was actually beating Greg at bowling for a few frames!!! | Valentine's Day candy from the parents. :) | February 2011
26: February 14, 2011
27: "Your lipstick stains on the front lope of my left side brains. I knew I wouldn't forget you and so I went and let you blow my mind. Your sweet moonbeam-the smell of you in every single dream I dream. I knew when we collided, you're the one I have decided who's one of my kind..." | "Hey soul sister, ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo, the way you move ain't fair you know. Hey soul sister, I don't want to miss a single thing you do tonight." | "Just in time. I'm so glad you have a one track mind like me. You gave my life direction, a game show love connection we can't deny. I'm so obsessed. My heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest." | "The way you can cut a rug, watching you is the only drug I need. So gangster, I'm so thug, you're the only one I'm dreaming of. You see, I can be myself now finally. In fact there's nothing I can't be. I want the world to see you'll be with me." | Despite the fact that we live in the same apartment, I went three days without seeing Becca at all. | FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP!!! | February 2011 | Going to dinner to celebrate my first admission letter! | My letter finally came! Nervous about opening it..
28: Home for Dad's Birthday! | February 25-27 2011
30: Greg and I started a puzzle... | ...and quit when it got hard. | Chester loves getting into boxes he can't fit in.
31: Heaven in a trifle dish. | Girls' Night Out
32: Much better pasta this time. :) | This creepy tree is outside my apartment complex... it confuses me... | Hanging out with the Tacos Marquitos Thursday crowd | March 2011
33: My typical TMT order...it's amazing! | I find the fact that these little poles are holding up that wall slightly terrifying... | Delicious cake!!
34: Daniel and Mary's Birthdays! | March 26-27, 2011 | Off-roading van? | Terrible movie! | White spaghetti! Woot! | Caitlin doesn't get this guy.
35: Bacon band-aids!
36: Mary wins this round....
38: March 30, 2011 | Shopping | Day | I was disturbed that this warning was deemed necessary on the strollers... | I swept the Ugly Outfit Contest 3-1 today!I maintain that it's because Mary lacked focus by looking for cute clothes as well. :P | Trying on formals just for fun. :) | Shopping | Day
39: April 5, 2011 Greg and I got to go mini golfing on a Tuesday! Not having school or a job right now makes me feel like I'm in perpetual Saturdays. | Mini Golf
40: I still find it amazing that this could be the view from my law school every day. The Admitted Student's Day was really great and made me really excited about Pepperdine. :) The day was opened with "You were all thoughtfully and prayerfully admitted to this school." I find that incredibly comforting. :) I'm very interested in the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics as well as the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. I'm also drawn to the university's commitment to helping students develop personally and spiritually along with academically. | Meeting Mom in Visalia to get new tires....just in case. | April 7-10, 2011 | Pepperdine Admitted Students Day | & | Visit to Redlands
41: Mary drove up to join Grandma, Bob and me for dinner and Five Crowns. :)
42: After a long drive from La Mirada to Redlands, I finally met up with my awesome friends!!
43: We went to The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe for dinner and Danielle got us an awesome discount since her brother works there. Woot woot! | Mango, Katie and Todd's kitty, liked having people over.
44: I tortured poor Jacob until I got a good picture. | Games!! We played some awesome rounds of Telestrations and Loaded Questions.
46: Caitlin and her wifey! | Delicious cookies! | Watching YouTube!
47: We had a blast hanging out, but the next morning I finally had to go back to Fresno. I had a new job a the hospital lined up from the temp. agency. | Good night sandwich!
48: Greg's fortunes led him to believe his cookie was poisoned and that he needed to accept his fate...lol | April 2011 | Poor Rebecca still can't eat solid foods after her tonsillectomy, so we had Cold Stone for dinner. :)
49: Easter Weekend | April 22-24, 2011
50: I was in charge of making the black egg this year since Daniel went to Caitlin's for the weekend. | Sisters before Saturday night church service. | Mama is always cooking something delicious!
51: My name is Mary Imbach. I am 19 years old. I attend Long Beach State and I will be coming to Porterville Thursday night. I apparently have no guests so I am exempt from this question. Besides Humpfrey, previously called Harvey, my bunny will be traveling with me (don't worry, he eats Bacon) and requires no sleeping arrangements. We will be departing Porterville Sunday night. (whenever you let me, as late as possible.) As for church, we have Sunday morning preference due to tradition and Humpfrey can do his job. However Saturday is a reasonable compromise. However, it would be weird to wear a spring dress on a Saturday night. Food is awesome. Humpfrey and I will have cardiac arrest. We will put it to the test, Mom's food is best. Love, Mary & Humpfrey | Yes, it is love...
53: When Mary tried to get the egg hidden in Grandma's tailpipe, it got pushed too far in there and Dad had to get it out with a shish kabob stick.... | ...it made a mess,but Frankie enjoyed the egg!
55: Mary decapitated this poor Peep before leaving to go back to Long Beach...
56: Mother's Day Weekend | May 6-8, 2011 | Mary and I took Mom to get pedicures. Can you guess whose toes are whose? | Chester needs to learn to relax... | Playing Tripoly!
57: The two mamas
58: Playing Horseshoes | Daniel had an epic round
59: Terrified of Grandma's crazy throws!! | Our family can wipe out a bag of these cookies in no time flat. | Mary and Payton, her stupid dog
60: C | May 20, 2011
61: Even though I technically finished school in December, today I crossed the stage to receive my Bachelor's Degree in Political Science! | I got to wear a triple tassel for graduating Summa Cum Laude.
63: Even though Cattleman's wasn't technically open until 4:00, our waitress was nice enough to arrange for us to come in early for my own graduation celebration, complete with personalized menus! It was awesome and the food was absolutely delicious!
64: Yes, Mary ate the bread bowl that the artichoke dip came in and wanted to eat the sundae bowl of sour cream... | My parents gave me my car for graduation! | Roses from Biff (Bob)
66: Crepes: a delicious excuse to eat dessert for breakfast!! | Morning time Rock Band! | We went bowling the following afternoon in further celebration of graduation. That night we didn't have enough tokens to play Loaded Questions, so Daniel got to be Darth Vader.
67: Redlands Girls' Graduation | Although I wasn't actually able to attend, Caitlin, Clara, and Katie all graduated from Redlands this spring. I'm so proud of all of them! | May 28, 2011
68: Clara graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Anthropology! | Katie graduated with her Bachelor's in History and a minor in Women's Studies!
69: Caitlin's earned a double degree in Mathematics and Computer Science! She graduated Summa Cum Laude as well, that crazy girl! | Chris, Danielle and Katie Franco were in attendance. | 2011
70: I got to join Jenna, her mom and Chase's family at SCICON's end of the year banquet, where Chase has been working as an intern for the past year. | SCICON | BANQUET | June 4, 2011 | Chase honoring one of his students who was awarded the Laurel Leaf Award. | This year's interns
71: "Hercules comes to mind as a choice for Chase since he often volunteers to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. Hercules was known for his great strength, courage, and agility. He had to be quick and clever to carry out those twelve famous labors and I can assure you that while Chase has been at SCICON, he has carried out far more than twelve labors in every single department of our program. But then again, gazing at the moon one night, it reminded me of a golf ball and then, bizarrely perhaps, of Chase. But as a former resource to the pros on the River Island golf course, Chase knows and exemplifies that in the game of golf, putting your all into each play can bring you an exceptional level of greatness. A true champion, not unlike Hercules, realizes the impact that every stroke has on the game. It's not just the drive, the pitch, or the putt that makes you a success. It's each swing you take. As you aim to perfect every aspect of your game, the skills you build bring you a lifetime of success. And we have long admired Chase's drive. I will check the night sky from time to time, smile at that golf ball moon, and remember Chase."
72: June 11-12, 2011 | Visiting James! | I promised James back in August that I would visit him sometime this year up at UC Santa Cruz. I finally came for graduation weekend-the last weekend he would be there. On Friday I enjoyed hanging out with him and his girlfriend, Brittany. We ate awesome ice cream, got in fun political discussions, met up with his sister Katie and his dad for laser tag, and then took a walk on the beach at night.
73: On Sunday morning I got to celebrate with James and his family as he officially received his Bachelor's degree in Physics. Rather than walking out to Pomp and Circumstance, James got to walk out to the Throne Room Theme from Star Wars: Episode IV. Nerds... | It's amazing that here we are, such close friends 13 years after meeting each other. Our relationship certainly reflects the fact that the first time we interacted James made me cry by making fun of me for not getting an A on a test.