S: Our Family ~2010
FC: Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. | Our Family ~2010
1: The toothleth thmile, The rowdy sibling rough housing, The multitasking, hoola-hooping/writing It all happens under one roof, between four walls. Walls that conceal from the reproving eye, socks amiss among goldfish crumbs and what looks like a sticky piece of, Hmmm, Pop Tart?! These walls protect the boisterous and blissful that dare to live here. Our family ...
2: Veronica celebrated her 7th Birthday with friends & family in our Pacifica home. | January & February - Birthday time! | Elia & Veronica | Cassandra | Joel & Helen were there too!
3: Birthdays are always fun at our place. Birthday person gets the cake of their choice. Check out the boyz and their pose. | 1st grade performance | Jayson's 13th Birthday! | Da Boyz | Nicole joined us for Jay's bday
4: the flowers are blooming | Spring Break picnic at Frontierland Park.. Anastaisia arrived in California on March 31st.
5: Having Grandma Rubi join us for two weeks was a special treat. We took her everywhere. These places were all new to Staisia also. And they had a nice chance to get familiar. | Staisia joined the IBL band and played the trumpet. She learned a bit of violing, sewing, etc.
6: One of our favorite places to visit is Lake Del Valle in Livermore. We hoped for warm weather but all the hoping in the world didn't save us. We were freezing!!! | Little Farm- Berkeley
7: sunny days are here again!
8: More pics of our outings with Grandma and Staisia. Natalia and hher 5th grade class. Jayson in the band.
9: Silly pics... Temple pics... Natalia playing the violin.
10: Natalia turns double digits! | Party time w/ Friends at Malibu Castle | Birthday Cake at Home, but...
11: spring | sunshine
12: Visiting the Coit Tower
13: spring semester @Skyline College I loved our outdoor Biology Labs. | OMG, several of us got soaked the day we went to the tide pools! | Aamon and I playing with a turtle we found at the Golden Gate Park | DNA research- awesome!
14: Skyline College Choir performing Rhythm of Life for the Skyline College Showcase. It was so exciting to be a part of this. In these pics: Leslie, Jude, Levi's mom, Michelle, John and Jamie among many others.
15: Just lift up your voice and sing.
16: Perfomring Brahms, Handel and other pieces.
17: In these pics: Miguel, Jenny, Emily, Freddy, Garrett, Pollyanna (PK), John, Tim, Levi, Matt.
18: Nick | Mark | Leo
19: A lot of sacrifices were made, by everyone... | Skyline College Graduation 2010 | Miguel and I were the only music major grads. John didn't get his AA in music, but he transferred the same year. He and Miguel are going to San Francisco State.
20: Love is in the air | Luis and Nicole at Linda Mar Beach
21: Nicole's Junior Prom. | Prom Pics at Nicole's House
22: We went to Florida and Tennessee in July. We stayed at Alfred's for the weekend... | Baby Sophia and I really hit it off. I fed her and rocked her to sleep. | ...celebrated Sophia's 1st Birthday... | ...enjoyed Reiden's home made pastries... | ...kissed under the, NOT mistletoe, but grapevines!...
23: spring is here! | Then we drove all the way to Tennessee for Sammy's wedding. Tracey was very kind and gave us free access to the entire house. We had a great visit.
25: It was a lovely 4th of July wedding in the country. The birds were singing, the wind was whistling in the trees. Sammy couldn't take his eyes off his beloved Tracey. It was wonderful to my brothers again and spend time with them and their families.
26: The reception was also lovely. And we didn't leave 'til we took pictures by the stream.
27: We spent our 4th of July night jumping on the trampoline and staring out into the night at the fireworks. And as they died out we searched the beautiful sky for our favorite constellations.
28: Nothing like a road trip to get in touch with your "wild side." | No texting
29: On our way to the airport, we made a small detour so that we could see the great Mississippi River. It's quite a sight.
30: We moved to the University Village in Albany, Ca.
31: We made new friends only to bid them farewell a few months later. | Noga, Sheera with their mom and baby sister.
32: This is Kyle, my little helper | "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." ~ Proverb from Guinea | Nef visiting Seattle for Business | Emily | Sophia
33: spring is here! | Mama Zoraida con tres de sus hijos y un nieto.
34: Halloween Party at our new ward, the Berkeley 1st Ward. In these pics, Sara, Nathan and Marianna.
35: As part of the UC Women's Chorale, I had the opportunity to solo as Belle. It was fun and a bit nerve racking.
36: Thanksgiving with the family
37: It was nice to have the whole family together again.. Luis didn't move to Albany with us. He got his own place in in Daly City.
38: My first semester at Cal was very busy with performances. We even performed at the Paramount Theater!
39: I loved seeing my name on the Big Screen!
40: Nef visiting Puerto Rico
43: Nef and his Midtoon
44: Ernie & Maritza Fe | December Wedding
45: Alfred and Baby Sofia | They Married in PR
46: More fun pics
47: In these pics: Ivy and the kids; Bebo, George, Delyila and Cindy. Mami at the beach. Friends from the SFSW
48: We had Christmas dinner at Helemy's house in Pacifica. | Natalia at Choir | Merry Go Round at Hilltop Mall | Luis and his 'new' car.
49: What an amazing year. We encountered lots of adventures as we moved to new places, met new people, began new challenges.
50: "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." ~ Proverb from Guinea | Gingerbread Village!
51: But just before the year ended, we gathered with some old friends and went to Frontierland Park. Here are Helen and Alexa.