BC: The End | By suzE 2009 | of 2009
1: BODEGA BAY Book Club Weekend Get-Away | 2009
2: Evan | 14 | turns | After Last year's bash- we celebrate in A more low key way- By taking evan out for his favorite food- | lobster!
3: L | a | u | r | e | n | On the occasion of her Bat-Mitzvah
4: WASHINGTON D.C. | Evan went on the 8th grade Spring break trip to DC and Virginia. In less than a week, they saw all the monuments, a ton of museums, Gettysburg, Williamsburg, Monticello and Mount Vernon.
5: No wonder I'm asleep. We were on the go from dawn until late at night!
6: Senior Ball | Olivia | Julia | Grace | Grace | Julia | John | Inbar & the girls
7: 4. Get certificate | After trying out, Evan announced names at the ceremony | To Do: 1. Dress up 2. Pose for photos 3. Announce names at ceremony | and # 5... | Way to go! | Way to go!
8: A | very's Big Day | Susie was so touched and pleased that Avery gave her the rose meant for an influential and special person in her life
9: Day | 1993 at Jen's graduation | Now | ...and then... | As you can see by the huge smile on her face, Avery is thrilled to graduate! And we're excited to be there! Then Avery's out til dawn at a fabulous grad night party (which Susie worked on for months) themed "To Infinity and Beyond" - movies the kids grew up with.
10: Cousins in SF | The day after graduation, the Katzs' and Epsteins' went to the Ferry Building and to Baker Beach where the cousins discovered nudists - much to their chagrin! | !
11: M o c k | T r i a l | Spring Training | in Scottsdale, AZ | Celebrated by popovers at the Cliffhouse | The Miramonte team won regionals and went to Riverside to compete at State! | Evan's 8th grade photo ID | Avery's Tufts photo ID
12: Land of the Midnight Sun | Adventure Treks | Matanuska Glacier | Laura needs help! | Olivia | Ave climbing Kate belaying | Caitlin | Backpacking in Chugach Mountains | Maddie Prince William Sound Doug | Maddie
13: Alaska Challenge | Maddie,Doug,Sally & Ave | What a great group! | Talent show: A,Leah,Laura & Blythe | Toria,Katie,Maddie,Ave,Caitlin Prince William Sound | Rachelle,Maddie,Leah,Laura, A & Blythe- Chugash Mountains | Denali | Rachelle,Ave & Blythe | Camping in Denali Stete Park | The Last Frontier
14: Lunch with Harriet & Randy | Lunch with Ellen Freund (which happens to be German for friend) and us in 1979! | Spent the day at Stinson with Ken & Sue | Annelise & Julia
15: Book Club Celebration at Siam Orchid | Peggy Melanie Aliza | Jane Susie Me Micki Steph | Susie
16: While Avery was in Alaska, Evan went to CAL camp and the three of us went on a spontaneous getaway to Half Moon Bay, staying at the Beach House and enjoying the warm weather.
17: Brazil 7/18-8/2 | A Fun Family Vacation! | Rio de Janeiro Salvador Morro de Sao Paulo Pantanal | Fun Family Vacation!
19: Sunset at the lighthouse in Salvador on Susie's birthday | In front of the House of Parliament in Salvador taken by our energetic guide | Highlights: Hanging on Copacabana Beach Views from SugarLoaf Mountain The Corcovado Touring Pelourinho in Salvador Cheering a soccer game at Macarena Stadium Being surprised by champagne & fruit on my birthday Watching Capoeira Dining on the sand in Morro de Sao Paulo Seeing anteater, capybara, sea otters & caymans Horseback riding in the Pantanal Wonderful food & accommodations Lapa party scene at night Beautiful sunsets
20: Tufts | Avery goes to College! | Susie takes Avery to settle her in her dorm room. Here she is at the end of the day! | The Convocation Ceremony was touching, inspiring and a wonderful welcome for the incoming freshman class.
21: In front of her dorm | Maddie from Menlo Park | Lunch with Maddie, Emma and their parents | Painting the cannon is a Tufts tradition | Posing with Jumbo the school mascot | Avery is very happy at Tufts | PARENTS WEEKEND
22: Freshman Football | Evan started out as #33 then became #52 to play offense and defense.
23: Freshman Football | The Mats had a terrible season but Evan played well and enjoyed the game.
24: Hiking the rim trail | Susie's favorite walk- this path is deceptively steep but the views are incredible!
25: Big D | and Onie | visit
26: Jackie, Jen, the cousins and I have a great time going on all the rides using our awesome all day fast passes! | !
27: Berna's twins | Berna's twins | Thanksgiving | in LA | with the usual suspects | Our fab hosts
28: in | Orinda | We woke up to snow on the ground for the first time since we moved here.
29: Gail, Geno and Adam join us as we follow our annual tradition of buying gifts for the needy, wrapping them, lighting the candles and then eating!
30: We went to Coronado, staying at the Loews, over X'mas and had a wonderful time playing on the Hotel Del Coronado beach, biking, hanging by the pool and eating out. We got nice weather while the rest of the country froze!It was a great family bonding getaway!
32: Guests: Mel & Rich, Susie & Gary, Coral, Micki & Bob, Terry & Tim, Peggy & Paul, Kelly & Greg, Steph & John, Aliza & Peter and Deb & Jim | We have dancing as usual and lots of yummy food but this year,to celebrate the advent of 2010, we give everyone a quiz about events of the last decade. Tie between the Coopers and the Metzners with the booby prize going to the Leachs!