S: My First Mixbook!
FC: Roche Family Christmas Trip Daytona Beach 2008
1: December 2008 at the Wydham Hotel, Daytona Beach, Ocean Walk | Here we all are on our annual Roche family Christmas trip. Every year Bob and JoAnne graciously host as many families that can get away. After a family vote last year we chose Daytona Beach for 2008. This year we had a special treat. A lot of the older cousins could make it, including Nicole, Collin, Kevin, Bobby, Jimmy & girlfriend Katlin, and Jack. The hotel has several amazing pools and is situated right on the beach. Also, another great feature is that the hotel in next to a small shopping area that has a movie theatre. This was great for the chillier days.
2: Mary's catching a few rays by the pool, gearing up for her new adventures with CAbi!! | Chillin' by the Pool
3: Jim coolin' it by the pool. He found this great place to sit back, enjoy the weather and see what's happening in the news.
4: Slip, Slidin'... Away! The hotel had several great pools, both inside and out. They even had their own water slide, which Tommy really loved!
5: Meghan loved the hotel water playground too! The hotel had so many fun activities we almost didn't need to leave it the whole trip.
6: Triple Threat Nicole, Collin, and Kevin on the deck behind the hotel.
8: Jimmy & Katlin | ahhh..young love.
9: Buff Beach Boys
10: Go Long... | Jimmy, Kevin and Jack show some skill with the football. And maybe catch a few rays too....
12: Meghan and Jimmy playing frisbee.
13: Mommy & Me
14: Tommy float's away on the hotel's lazy river.
15: Pool Side Pals
17: Surf's Up! | John & Maria battle the waves...and each other.
18: Beach Buds
19: Tommy and Meghan had a blast in and out of the water. Between the sand, and surf these two really ruled the beach!
20: Jack, John, Joey and Thomas flex for the camera!! | Macho, Macho Man...
21: Maria playing football. | more beach fun... | Jimmy & Jack strike a pose. | Nicole & Maria catching some rays. | Lookin' fine, Nicole!!.
24: Karaoke Night | Tailgaters
25: Collin | Collin helps to get the ball rolling by belting out a Beatle's classic, "Oh, Darlin". | oh, Darlin
26: Mary & Bob | Brown eyed girl | Mary and Bobby sing a little Van Morrison, "Brown Eyed Girl".
27: Jeff | Twist and Shout | Jeff croons another great Beatles hit, "Twist and Shout". He also plays a mean blow-up guitar!
28: Jack & Jim | Born to be wild | Jack and Jim sing an old hit from high school. A little tune by Steppenwolf.
29: Kevin & Joe | Hotel california | Kevin and Joe doing a little Eagles for the crowd.
30: Kevin & Collin | Ob-la-di, ob-la-da | Kevin and Collin sing another Beatles hit. It's a great crowd sing-a-long, esp. during the chorus.
31: Bob | Wild Thing | Bobby fires away at this classic little number.
32: Kevin | Love her madly | Kevin dives into a classic by the Doors, "Don't you love her madly.."
33: Theresa & Maria | Bohemian Rhapsody | Theresa and Maria duet the sad little song by Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody".
34: Collin & Joe | Buttercup | Collin and Joe sing another Beatles hit, "Build me up, Buttercup".
35: Mary & Jeff | Cruisin' | Mary & Jeff perform a little duet, Huey Lewis & Gwenyth Paltrow style! "I love it when we're cruisin together..."
36: Collin, Kevin and friend... | Yellow Submarine | Collin, Kevin and some guy Kevin made friends with at the bar, sing the silly tale about a yellow sub!
37: Don't let the sun go down on me | Jeanne & weird dude from the bar | Chuck enlists a reluctant Jeanne to help with this emotional Elton John song. "...although I search myself, there's always someone else I see.."
38: Jack & Joe Although the D.J. didn't pick the right version of "American Pie", Jack and Joe still belted out this classic with ease. | American Pie
39: Theresa, Kevin, Jack & Kate | Tearin' up my heart | No karaoke session would be complete without a little N'Sync. Here Theresa, Kevin, Jack and Kate ham up this vintage 90's song.
40: Bob, Kevin | & Jack | Hootie & the blowfish | Bob, Kevin & Jack have fun with the 90's classic by Hootie and the Blowfish...
41: & Jack | Hold my hand | ...we especially love this band because we know a couple of the band members, Mark Bryan and Dean Felber.