Last weekend we went with Jon and Jan and family in their RV to our favorite spot along the ocean, just west of Lover's Point in Pacific Grove. Janae, Sadie, Joshua and Julia played on the beach. Jonathan and Scott did some photography in the tide pools, and Jan, Lynn and Jean sat on the bench or by the picture window in the RV to soak up the scenery and the sea air. A friendly pelican stayed within a few feet of us for 15 minutes or so. That was thrilling! We had snacks and chili dogs before coming home to get ready for the 2012-2013 school year.
Scott was hired by a painting contractor to work all summer at the Gilroy High School. He painted large numbers and letters on classroom doors (102) and painted giant letters of the school logo, Mustangs. He also painted two giant mustang horses. He finished two days before school started. The paint was hardly dry before he put his brushes away and began another year at a new school, Solarsano where he works as a paraprofessional.
Sadie celebrated her 4th birthday with a party "Under the Sea" at her grandpa and grandma Christian's home in Morgan Hill. The kids played in the water and had lots of delicious snacks. The grownups feasted on submarine sandwiches and fruit. Jessica made some wonderful treats, including a beautiful cake. Sadie is the red-head in the striped suit!
August 2, 2012 was Kendra and Kaley's 16th birthday. Since Kendra works at an archery shop, she already has her own bow. So she won't be the only one with a bow, Kaley now has her own bow! Shawn fixed up a little target area for them in the back yard using bales of straw. Shawn treated the girls to a ride on a helicopter around the Santa Cruz area. They loved it!
We helped Lance celebrate his 24th birthday with a family party on our patio, July 22, 2012. Lance is back in the Bay Area after completing his military assignment in Texas. Laura and Danielle drove out to meet him. We had quite a crowd eating ice cream and cake. Jon and Jan and kids Jordan, Janae, Julia and Joshua, Rory, Jess and Sadie and Charlotte, Shawn, Robyn, Kendra and Kaley, Laura, Danielle and Lance, Scott, Lynn and Jean.