S: Smith Family ~ 2008
FC: A YEAR IN REVIEW | 2008
1: Family Fun with the Cousins! Had nice evenings IN with Ben and Jon-jon as well as nights OUT for a wonderful musical with Becca and DJ.
2: Camp Fox is always a blast - especially when with Uncle Bill, DJ, and Don & Joshua Shafer
3: YMCA Indian Guides Camp Fox
4: Brandan Moran was Kaitie's escort to crown Mary. | Mary's Court
5: Hail Holy Queen enthroned above, Oh Maria. | Kaitie's selected essay was featured in the church bulletin.
9: We did it our way! Kaitie, Christine & Mom stayed an extra day to take in another Broadway show and to taste all that NYC had to offer!
10: OLL Spring Concert takes us from the roaring '20s...
11: ...up through the groovy '70s! | The night wouldn't be complete without meeting the Shafer's, Flynn's and Blatter's for ice cream!
12: The Crusaders had an undefeated season that placed them in the finals! | Kaitie & Christine display their medals! | Reanna joined Kaitie for a moment with the trophy! | It was a close game, unfortunately, La Reina took home the 1st place trophy.
13: Harry joined the Northridge Little League for the 2nd year and had a fun and successful season. Despite that, he has retired from baseball...for now.
14: Johanna's Confirmation with Bishop Wilkerson & Aunt Julie
15: Papa & Nana | Jo & Mel | Grandma & Grandpa
16: The Our Lady of Lourdes Class of 2008 | Kaitie, Gabi & Christine | Scholarship Luncheon
17: Reanna, Johanna & Melinda | Kaitie was a recipient of one of the Women's Council Scholarships!
18: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | Kaitie Kakes Graduates from OLL
19: Grandma & Grandpa | Melinda & Reanna | Papa & Nana | Uncle Bill & Aunt Clara | Becca & Aunt Cici | D.J. & Uncle Bill | Mrs. O'Donnel (Kinder) | Monsignor Peter | Mr. G.
20: The breakfast at school had a fun beach theme! | Kaities 1st grade buddy Amelia
21: The school hosted a lovely breakfast for the 8th graders and parents and we ended the day with a party at home!
22: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. | Greg turns the big 5-0!
23: Newest addition to the family, Jon-jon, joins the party!
24: June had endings and beginnings for Harry! | It was the end of 3rd grade with Mr. Watson & Mrs. Gonyea and friend John Francis...
25: ... as well as the last year of Indian Guides. But, it was the beginning of double digit birthdays!
26: Happiest Place on Earth! | For the first time ever, the kids had their portraits drawn.
27: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace. | It was a great day spent with the Shafer's!
28: Kaitie celebrated her birthday with an old-fashioned camp out in the backyard with pals Brenna, Gabi, Christine & Ixchel | JUNE
29: JULY | Mommy's best friends since Jr High, Theresa and Monica, get together for the day!
30: Hotel Del Coronado We escaped for a few days to this legendary hotel in San Diego! Harry did not appreciate the constant reminders that the grounds were believed to be haunted!
31: We filled the days with treats... | ... and LOTS of relaxing!
32: The Smitty Clan loves summer time!
34: Harry sports a new summer do! | Nic ~ charming as ever! | A visit to the local microbrewery has become a tradition.
35: Each year it gets harder and harder to get a spot, but through Larry Sr.'s magic, we always get at least one. The rest of us "camp out" at Motel 6 and spend the days together sunning, swimming and grabbing a bite.
37: It's our time to spend with old friends, like the Crevier's, and new family members!
38: We are not really sure how it happened, but SOMEHOW we got a beach site for a second week at Carpinteria! | We shared our good fortune with the Shafer's, who had never camped here before. | During this trip, we discovered that Pang had anything Mom needed in her purse...even socks!
39: The kids got a taste of everything, from setting up the shades, to our traditional Cabo's nite and Foster's run! | Every single day was warm and clear! The Shafer's kept saying we should do this every year! They had no idea what a true miracle this trip was.
40: Trick or Treat! | Still not too old for some trick or treating!
41: Cast of characters Harry: Warewolf Kaitie: A Sleeping Beauty (Get it, a princess in pjs?) Catherine: Sarah Palin Phillip: The Joker Johanna: Supergirl Melinda: Robin Hood Kimberly: Bat Woman Reanna: ??? Becca: Wicked Witch
43: A day to give thanks for ALL we have!
44: Christmas Cheer with the Dodgers! | Johanna & Kimberly took everything in. | Vin Scully has been the official Dodger announcer since 1950! | The boys dug the dugout!
45: The Dodgers had a Christmas party for select fans and SOMEHOW we got invited! It was a priceless day that included sitting in the dugout,and meeting some Dodger legends! | Andre Ethier | Jim Campanis '65 World Series | Derrel Thomas '81 World Series | Matt Kemp | James McDonald | < < < Harry is sporting a real World Series ring!
46: Christmas Eve spent with the Favre side of the fam!
47: The evening is always filled with laughter, music & lots of love.
49: J O Y
50: Rancho Las Palmas, Palm Springs Smith Family Christmas Get-away!
51: Dinner and a play with the Loren's (and Santa) !
52: Captured Moments! | MVP | Kitty | Jared | The year was filled with precious moments...wonderful achievements, meeting favorite celebs, adding new furry family members & lovin' the ones we already have! | Best friends
53: Latte | Starbuck | Martini | Homecoming | Winter formal | Jo's 1st car