S: Schmitz 2012
1: January- We moved to Long Beach, CA. from Lancaster, CA. | February & March Nana & Papa came for a visit. We visited Venice Beach, the Griffith Observatory, Orange County Great Park, Queen Mary, and Aquarium of the Pacific. Nana & Papa went to a live taping of Jeopardy! | In April Uncle Andy & Aunt Caro moved back to the U.S. from Japan and came for a visit. We visited Hollywood - saw the Cirque du Soleil show Iris, went to the Long Beach Grand Prix, and went to Disneyland. Dave, Uncle Andy, and Banon all went to Disneyland for the first time ever | In May, Hayley & Tommy visited from Michigan. We went to the aquarium, the beach, and spent Memorial Day at Grampa Jerry's house shooting guns and enjoying time with family. | We had the whole Schmitz family back in July! There was lots of swimming, we visited the aquarium, and then it was Aunt Sara, Asher, Nana & Papa's first time visiting Disneyland! | In August Banon went camping with Nana, Papa & Asher while Dave & Cassie went to The Great Taste of the MidWest in Madison, WI - always Fun TImes! | August we went to the San Diego Zoo | October- We moved from LA to Sacramento | October- Camping at Yosemite National Park!
2: Point Fermin Park San Pedro, California ~January 2012
4: Venice Beach, California ~February 2012
6: Orange County Great Park Irvine, California ~March 2012
7: Floating 400 ft in the air!
8: Nana & Papa helping make breakfast! Banon was pretending he had a "cooker" hat on!
9: Petting Sharks! | After going to The Aquarium of the Pacific we walked around Shoreline Village, Long Beach
11: Sunset at from Griffith Park
13: Long Beach Grand Prix | April 2012
19: June 2012
21: Fun | Family
23: Mickey's Soundsational Parade
26: Summer 2012 was the "Summer of Disney" This summer Nana, Papa, Dave, Andy, Sarah, Asher and Banon all went to Disneyland for the first time!
27: We visited the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. We saw dinosaurs, rare stones, and went into the butterfly pavilion.
28: Aquarium of the Pacific
29: At the aquarium we got to pet jelly fish, star fish, sea urchins, sting rays, and sharks!
31: ~July 2012
32: Great Taste of the MidWest Madison, WI. 2012
37: Banon was trying hard not to show he was very scared in the sky buckets!
39: -August 2012 | photo by Banon
42: Fishing with Grampa Jerry at Jackson Lake in the Angeles National Forest | September 2012
43: October 2012 We packed up, said "Good Bye" to Los Angeles and moved to Sacramento, CA. .....our family adventure continues!
44: High Hill Ranch East of Placerville, CA. We ate delicious apples, doughnuts, and apple cider. 10.13.2012
46: October 27 & 28 2012
47: Cascade Creek
48: El Capitan
50: We stopped for pictures in front of El Capital. The colors of the changing leaves were so awesome to drive through
51: There was a meadow with several deer - We were able to get VERY close!
53: Half Dome
57: Lake Tenaya