S: The Adelsecks ~ 2011
BC: And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Phillippians 1:9-11
1: We had no idea where 2011 would take us. It was filled with many joyful memories. Our family continues loving each other and growing more in love with Jesus every day. "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship , created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10
2: Run Amy, Run!!!
3: Amy ran another 1/2 marathon. She trained alone and conquered alone. Amy was the tortoise, Todd was the Hare. The Hare won. Our Christmas tree looks marvelous with another medal! This year was Amy's year of running 2 1/2 marathons and one full marathon.
4: Cameron & Collin partied together. They invited all the boys over to swim and play. Dan facilitated a sharing session honoring the birthday boys. It was great to see what amazing friends the Lord has brought into our boys lives.
5: O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. Psalm 15:1,2 | Joshua, Alexander, Cameron Josh, Jacob, Robert, Collin, Aidan, Matthew, Connor, Sean, Carson, Caleb, Ethan and Avery "Happy Heart" Joy.
6: O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, O Lord, our Lord how majestic is Your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1 & 9
7: Our Adventure Club traveled to Irvine Region Park to look for Bald Eagles. We grabbed our binoculars, sketched in our art books and forded streams looking for the elusive birds of prey!!! | Adventure Club
8: making | During spring break, we tripped to Sacramento to stay at the Wilmarth's mansion. All 8 kids had a blast playing in the backyard and the adults had great times of fellowship. The ladies went shopping, watched movies and ate!
10: LIVE | S I N G | Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord, all the earth. Ps 96:1
11: Avery celebrated Janna's birthday at a Janna Alayra concert. They were given special treatment and backstage passes!!! | The girls waiting for the concert to start. They got front row seating. | We rode a boat in Monterey.
12: Our Doheney State Beach field trip was lead by a lady who LOVED her job. She taught us all about marine mammals. We were instructed in the bones of the animals and how they were created to to move in the ocean. The kids were able to see real whale bones and see how small they were compared to them. After the hands on lecture the kids roamed the beach and found bones that drifted to land from the ocean.
14: One morning Amy woke up and suddenly told Dan that they should get a dog. Dan jumped on the idea while the getting was good. Amy searched Craigslist and within minutes they were on their way to find their canine companion. Bruin stole their heart - but Amy started having second thoughts. Too late... Dan wouldn't leave without him. The kids couldn't believe their gift! After a game of hide and seek, the kids stumbled on Bruin. They were shocked by their good fortune. We are so thankful to God for giving us BRUIN!!
16: is a little world created by love.
17: Cameron and I went to Forest Home for a Mother & Son retreat. We had a wonderful time playing dodge ball, "minute to win it" games, Frisbee golf and miniature golf. The fries were delicious! We had a great time. We spent some time with Annabel and Alexander who were there too. | Mother & son Retreat
19: After 10 seasons together VOYAGERS FC won the Championship! They came close many times, after 4 finals, 2 semi finals & 3 shoot outs they brought Home the trophy. Rumor is, Manger Brittan actually took it to bed the first week.
20: The earth is the Lord's and all it contains. 1 Cor 10:26
22: Salvation Speedway
23: This year Carson and Avery loved Sonrise Island. Carson's leader was Shelly McCay and Avery fell in love with her leader, Jenna Marshall. Cameron was on the worship team and Collin was a wonderful Jr leader.
24: It felt like we were having a pool party a week. Our pool brought great joy to everyone. Everyone loved dunking basketballs, diving, swimming or just jumping off the rocks. We had our Adventure Club awards ceremony and also said good-bye to the Madoles.
25: Summer Time Pool Parties and Friends!!!
26: The Waters Visit California | Avery & Jenna
27: Girls Night Out ~ Les Mis | The boys Jr High Camp | The men at a Chargers game | Lagoon Time with the Adelsecks
28: Collin's Striker Team won the Tournament. Collin, as captain, lead his team to victory and brought home the trophy.
29: Our love for UCLA soccer took us to watch the Bruins play Galaxy. We were able to see Donavan and Beckham playing. Beckham even gave the fans a stretch show. UCLA lost by 1, but it was a great game. | Our favorite Bruin with the #1 player in the USA. | Soccer | Beckham and the kids.
30: First day of High school
31: Cameron entered into public school not knowing what to expect, but ended up loving it. He had to eat food from different cultures for Honors Spanish 4. Cameron also put together a video with Connor for their Early College classes and for Literature. While reading To Kill A Mockingbird, he actually stabbed himself in the eye with a pen. Some kids take book titles too seriously! Everything was great except zero period. Starting school at 6:45 was brutal.
32: History | club | Rome to the Reformation
33: The Felicianos, Burns and Adelsecks shared a wonderful year of studying about the Romans. Dan thinks it is ridiculous that we call it a club. Back in his day it was called a "class". But not everyone is as cool as club president Amy! | Building an Aquadute
34: Star Ranch This is one of my favorite field trips of the year. Our hike was guided by a bird expert who shared his love for birds and identified many species. We were able see the tree where a barn owl was nesting. They showed us how woodpeckers store acorns in the trees. The second part of our field trip was lead by a guy who taught about tracking animals. We were then able to go to different stations and determine what animals visited the spots we set up.
36: Carson & Ms. Elly | Taekwondo Boys
37: Carson has found his sport. He and Caleb started Taekwondo and have been going through the ranks. Not only are they learning the forms and kicks, but the studio teaches character. Carson is AWESOME!
38: For our 17 year anniversary trip we went to watch UCLA men's soccer win the first Pac-12 title. We had a great time with Jon and Angie. We visit Cal Berkley and Stanford. Dan gave me a new wedding ring. | San Fransisco
39: Dan and Amy 17 - years and counting... "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together". Psalm 34;3
40: I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. Ps 9:1
41: Bolsa Chica Wildlife Preserve We observed birds and their interactions in the wetlands. The highlight of the trip was the caterpillars that crawled up our legs as we were walking. Our tour guide got frustrated at our kids and all their questions. Perhaps he needs a new career...
42: Trick or | Treat | Our family dressed up in a deck of cards that Cameron designed. We went out with friends. Carson was attacked by a bigger dog that was jealous of his cute outfit.
44: Go Patriots !
45: Cameron Adelseck #13 High School Soccer Scored the first goal and many others AS Center Midfielder.
46: Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven. Psalm 148:13
47: We went to Santiago Oaks Regional Park. We were able to enjoy the beauty of California in Autumn.
48: History Club ~ Roman Feast
49: We sat on the floor and ate with our fingers. | We all got dressed up. Cameron, Collin and Caleb served the royalty. They held their cool even when they were bossed around by the girls.
50: What was going to be the best ending to Chandler's college soccer career ending in the Final Four. We were winning the whole game, but we gave up a goal in the last 5 mins. and went to a shoot out and lost. Avery said it was the worst day of her life. Her Bruins have never let her down before. | Collin and Avery running the flags after the first goal. | Collin learns the meaning of devastation | Avery in the depths of despair.
51: We went and had ribs at Dreamland in Alabama!! We also drank Alabama gold, sweet tea! | We set up a 2 v 2 soccer game with Jon Spencer, Matt, Dan & Collin
52: The Winkler Christmas Party 2011
53: Another year of great food, wonderful friends and fun games. We love the Winkler's Christmas party.
54: Our annual Christmas Eve Brunch with the Burns was a hit. We played Minute to Win it games designed by Cameron and Collin. We had a wonderful brunch. Amy went wild and changed the menu this year. Instead of the Egg dish she made Hammies. Not everyone was happy about the change, but it is good enough to try again next year. | Christmas Traditions
55: The day after Christmas tradition with the Adelsecks and Levasheffs was a smash hit. Every year the kids get better and every year the adults get slower!
56: merry | The Older Adelsecks & Orlips joined us for Christmas Eve Dinner. The highlight of the evening was singing the 12 Days of Christmas at the table. Cameron and Grandpa stole the show.
58: We had a wonderful Christmas back in our new old home - Braeburn! The move back was special - almost nostalgic. We enjoyed family friends and reflected on our Savior who gave His life so we could live. So thankful!!!