FC: The Reyes Family 2011
1: This book is dedicated to Grandpa Donald Dean Ball March 25, 1925 to March 2, 2011
2: Happy New Year!
3: Following a typical bright and sunny New Year's Day, we had a very rare Santa Clarita snow storm. The kids played in it and Stuart even made a snow man!
4: THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR
5: SCVi Drama Club's performance of this zany musical included Marc as King Ageaus | January 12th & 13th
7: Carissa in 2011
8: January 2011 SCVi Goodwill Fundraiser Jarett & Stuart pulled their weight right alongside Mom. Helped raise $4000 for the school.
9: Stuart took a science class & Lego Engineering class at Huckleberry | He designed & built a watering system for plants, and created many Lego designs.
10: January 21, 2011 Dad & Stuart hiking in Vasquez Canyon
11: January 31, 2011 Professional Bull Riding Anaheim, CA | Stuart & Dad Boys' Night Out
12: Marc & Brennah auditioned for The Canyon Theater Guild's production of "Willy Wonka." Marc was cast in the ensemble, and worked as part of the stage crew. Brennah starred as an Oompah Loompah. They performed in 16 shows over 5 weeks.
13: The Transformation... | from Brennah to Oompah Loompah
16: Marc turned 14 today - Feb. 26th! | Marc's girlfriend, Jackie & her parents (above)
17: Gina & Chalo & Dad | Jarett & Stuart & Brennah (above) | Mom, Carissa & Grandpa | Between performances of Willy Wonka, we celebrated at El Trocadero. When we sang 'Happy Birthday,' the rest of the restaurant joined in. Many were other cast members! Fun!
18: Brennah & Jarett playing at the park
19: Grandpa & Grandma White (Top) Chalo & Gina (Bottom)
20: Marcum in 2011
22: Grandpa was laid to rest with his eternal sweetheart, Dorothy Ann (Reid) Ball at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, CA. | Donald Dean Ball | March 25, 1925 to March 2, 2011
23: MARCH 8, 2011
24: Stuart in 2011
27: Brennah in 2011
28: Marc is ordained a Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood.
29: Brennah portrays Betsy Ross in the SCVi 3rd grade Living Museum. | Brennah & Ms. Jen Doiron
30: In loving memory...
31: Charly | adopted in 1996 to March 15, 2011 | 2006
32: THREE WHITE DRESSES Santa Clarita Stake Laurels of Honor 2011
33: Baptism Day Carissa & Daddy | Looking forward to the future... | Blessing Day Carissa & Great Grandma Ball
34: The most expensive salad in the world. | From Rt to Lt: Marc, Gonzalo, Parker, Boris & Isaac.
35: April 2, 2011 General Conference Salt Lake City, Utah | Marc & Gonzalo visited Jaime, Jennifer & Melissa Reyes. They also attended conference with Uncle Boris and Parker Reyes.
36: On April 6, 2011 the Homeschool Explorers went on a field trip to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Mommy, Stuart, Brennah and Jarett went along with our friend, Skylar Gordon. They saw scuba divers feeding fish in the big tank, hand fed Rainbow Lories (Jarett got bit!), and got to pet sting rays, anemones & sea stars. It was a wonderful day!
38: TIME OUT FOR WOMEN April 8-9, 2011 Fresno, CA Mommy, Grandma & Carissa spent the weekend in Fresno with Aunt Cheri Bird, Nicole Bird, Stacie MacArthur & Kim Kirby. We met LDS celebrity speakers John Bytheway, Michael McLean & Mary Ellen Edmunds.
39: THE LOS ANGELES ZOO April 21, 2011 Mommy, Stuart & Jarett saw the new elephant exhibit, rode the tram, and had fun!
40: April 22, 2011 Marine Floating Lab - Channel Islands Homeschool Fieldtrip
43: Jarett in 2012
44: Grandma made the jacket. | Doesn't she look lov-e-ly!
45: Carissa had a blast at the Mormon Prom.
46: FAMILY NIGHT at Fin's Glow-In-The-Dark Miniature Golf Course April 22, 2011 We had a lot of fun golfing together. Jarett had a hard time getting the shark to swallow the ball, but he finally succeeded with Mom's help. | Brennah strikes a pose. | Jarett's favorite hole.
47: Marc's Shoes | Determined Golfer | Stuart (above center) takes the game very seriously. | A night of entertain-ment & exercise for Mom & Dad.
48: PACK 607 ANNUAL CUB SCOUT PINEWOOD DERBY
50: Stuart placed flags on Grandpa & Grandpa Ball's Graves for Memorial Day. | Stuart spent the weekend with his Grandpa & Grandpa White. They visited the pier & played pool. | May 28, 2011
51: Carissa's glamor photo shoot. Summer 2011 Photographer - Nicole Bird
52: Tamarack Carlsbad, Ca June 17-25 2011
53: Summertime Fun!
54: Daddy teaches Jarett how to swim. | Brennah poses for the camera.
56: Spent most of the time at the beach and the pool, as usual...
58: The San Diego LDSTemple Father's Day 6/19/2011
59: girls' day out | Glorious Godiva | Out to Lunch
60: Mother Daughter Tea Saugus 2nd Ward Activity Days Mom, Brennah Kiki Egetoe, Hailey Bair & Skylar Gordan
61: We had a wonderful visit from our cousins from TN/OH. Top to bottom: Marc, Parker, Carissa, Brennah, Stuart, Miya, Isaac & Jarett. Bottom left: Gonzalo & Boris. (Note their sons' poses above. Not planned.)
62: Boris, Nancy, Parker, Miya, and Isaac Reyes - our cousins from Tennessee - came to visit for a few days. We all went to the beach and spent lots of time hanging out together. It was so hard to say good-bye!
63: Dad's project this summer was his vegetable garden, which produced onions, zucchini, and peppers galore!
64: Carissa & Jarett digging in the dirt!
65: Stuart's building fences and baking bread! | July 2011
66: Aren't they cute? Carissa and Jarett fell asleep together on the couch. I just couldn't resist snapping a few shots. My oldest and youngest babies. Awwwwww.....
67: Summer 2011 was busy this year. Stuart ended up in ER with a bee sting that really messed up his foot, Gonzalo had knee surgery, Mom and the kids saw "1776" at The Glendale Center Theater, and the whole family visited Dad's office and saw "Les Miserables" in Los Angeles.
68: BOY SCOUT CAMP Camp Chawanakee July 2011 Marc caught a Rubber Boa and learned the Hakka, a traditional war chant from New Zealand. He also enjoyed fishing and swimming.
69: TWILIGHT CAMP at Castaic Lake July 2011 Stuart enjoyed kayaking, rock climbing, and engineering.
70: 2011 was a wonderful and busy year for Lauri. She attended an SCBWI Writers Retreat in September (that's her singing Karaoke with her roomy Toni Gallagher), won 1st place in the Orange County SCBWI writing contest w/The Crystal Keeper, and started the countdown toward publication of The Rock of Ivanore.
71: September 2011 DISCOVER SCIENCE CENTER Pasadena, CA
73: Trick or Treat!
74: Cut the Cake!
75: Make a Wish! | Jarett turned 4 years old! We celebrated by going to Legoland!!!
76: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today
77: Carissa turned 18 on November 18th, and we celebrated with a huge birthday karaoke bash! And then Mom and Carissa saw Katy Perry in concert!
79: the musical adventures of flat stanley Starring a lot of CTG kids, and... BRENNAH REYES!!!
80: TRIM THE TREE
82: Stuart turned 11 on December 16th! We ate dinner at a Chinese restaurant, had lizard cake (the frosting fell off) and opened presents!
84: Gonzalo & Lauri's 19th Wedding Anniversary | Daddy bought Mommy the original oil painting of her book's cover art by tristan elwell. Cool!!!
85: J is for Jarett
87: Like friends, It's the Old Ornaments that mean the most. | Christmas | 2011