S: Riley's 15th year in review
BC: The End
FC: Christopher Riley Kemmer turns 16
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. Cathy Allen
2: We rented a beach house in San Diego right on the sand in Mission Beach. Water sports camp in the morning and the beach in the afternoon. We enjoyed a Padre game too, unfortunately they lost.
4: Riley has been on the NJB All Net Mean Machine for five years. Here he is with head coach Val Mejia, "coach" Jonny Bayeh and coach Robert. We had a team party to celebrate our years together. We thought this was the end, but, we decided on one more season and went undefeated.
5: Celebration cake
6: Riley all dressed up and excited to start his freshman year at ElDorado High School in Placentia California.
7: Riley has made the El Dorado freshman basketball team. What a great group of guys.
8: They are coached by coach Yu and coach Murdock. The varsity coach is coach Mounce.
10: We spent another weekend in San Diego and saw our dear friends the Krogmans. Riley and Emily have been friends since birth | We played a game of Mau Master. We laughed all night but Riley said it reminded him of math class. If you miss one day, you are lost for the whole semester. With this game, if you miss one thing you are lost for the whole game.. Well, he got lost...
11: Back in the hotel room, we played a game of Dicecapades. We were all laughing and having a great time. It was pouring rain outside.
12: Riley, Pearce and Josh enjoy their food. | The official Kemmer Family Thanksgiving was at the Hardings house this year. | Riley and Hannah
13: Riley and Grandpat enjoy an active game on the XBOX CONNECT. Here is Riley showing her what to do.
14: Christmas 2010 at the Kemmer's house. Grandpat and Grandad came up to help us celebrate.
15: Grandpat and Grandad pose by the Christmas tree full of Radko ornaments while Riley, Kelsey and our visiting Chinese student Helen wait on the stairs anxiously to see what Santa has delivered.
16: Uncle Fred gave Riley a remote control helicopter and Mom gave one to Dad. At first, they were flying way up in the air out of control. That is why Riley is laughing so hard.. After a bit of practice, they got it figured out.
18: The helicopter is about three inches long. You can see it in the picture of Riley.
19: Trinity waits to open her gifts. She got a HUGE new dog bed.
20: Riley enjoys spending time with the Kemmer family at Christmas.
21: Kayce is holding a knife out to Riley basically saying "dont you dare touch the dessert yet...back away!!"
22: All things grow better with love.
23: The Kemmers, Kimmers, Hardings, Halbergs, and visiting Hardings from England. A jolly good bunch.
24: Riley with his high school team and here he is guarding his friend James from Mean Machine.
26: Easter 2011 was at our house. Riley spent quality time bonding with cousins Michael and Ryan Starret. Riley found the golden egg in the egg hunt.
27: This year the Romeos and Starrets joined us for Easter so we took some Kemmer family pictures. Here are the cousins.
28: All things grow better with love. Grammy we love you and miss you!
31: For the egg hunt, they had to find eggs that had puzzle pieces in them. Once they had all the pieces and the puzzle was put together, there was a clue on the back of the puzzle to help them find their basket. It was team activity.
33: The kids, ready to attack the Easter egg hunt. | Aunt Joan,Aunt Diane, Aunt Debra, Mom, Aunt Cathy and Aunt Kayce: Riley is lucky to have so many wonderful ladies in his family.
34: I think Uncle Tom loved the bacon maple cupcake.
35: This year we had the Romeo's, Starrett's and the Barnums with us. | The cousins enjoy their time together.
36: For Mother's day, we went to the horse races. Riley and Kelsey learned the art of betting..dont tell their grandparents.. | We went with the Hardings and the Kimmers. I think we came out ahead. Us moms got to go down on the field and had a race named after us.
38: Grammy: Shirlene Brown Kemmer Born September 9, 1935. | Grammy loved you so much. She would come visit us every year for Easter. Here is all of Grammy's kids and Grandkids celebrating her 70th birthday.
39: Grammy and Grandpat came to help take care of you when you were born, July 28, 1995 | Grammy went be be with the Lord on April 3, 2011. Grammy we love you and will miss you...'til we meet again.
40: Riley and Grandad being creative with photography.
41: Grandpat and Grandad came to watch one of Riley's JV summer games.
42: Riley and James with Pastor Dan, heading to Ponderosa Pines for the 4th year. Damen playing hoops with Thomas in our yard.
44: Here are two of Rileys at home pastimes...volleyball and XBOX. Here is 20 tons of beach sand being delivered for our sand volleyball court. Shown here is a picture of some things Riley is selling on EBAY so he can get more money to buy more burgers.
45: Here is a picture of Riley's Dad and Mom (Dave and Libby) just to show that he does have parents.
46: Riley, DJ and Damen like to spend time together. Here they are at the beach. The three of them together spells "T-R-O-U-B-L-E."
48: Riley made the Junior Varsity team at the end of his Freshman year. He is one of 5 sophomores on the team.
49: For the summer season the El Dorado JV team had a record of 16 and 2. Riley was a starter all summer. He has been working so hard to continually improve.
51: Riley is a huge fan of the fat and juicy burger. Food trucks and diners are his favorite. Did you know you could get a four layer hamburger at In and Out, or one with grilled cheese buns from Grill 'em All food truck?
52: Riley, Damen and DJ looking quite content after their fourth serving at Fire and Ice, an all you can eat buffet. After dinner, they even ordered dessert. Happy 16th birthday to Riley, Damen and DJ.
53: To Riley on the celebration of your 16th birthday. On this day 16 years ago, July 28, 1995, you were born at Whittier Community Hospital. The first words the doctor said were "you got yourselves a boy!" It has been a thrilling journey ever since. We love you and are so proud of you. You are always enjoying life, making friends, playing basketball and honing your computer and XBOX skills. We are thrilled that you were offered your first official job on your 16th birthday and hope that God uses you and blesses you as you work at Ponderosa Pines Christian Conference Center near Big Bear. You have been there for camp enough years that you should be set. We pray that as you grow during your 16th year, that you will excel in school and on the basketball court and that you finally get your driver's license (B's for keys). Remember that if you focus on God, He will direct your path. We love you and are thrilled to call you son and brother. Dad, Mom and Kelsey