Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Stats (blah blah blah)

OMG!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Arrival in Angelus Oaks a Success

After the all clear and anticipated three-and-a-half hour drive through winding roads and mid to extreme weather, alas the buses arrive safely in the mountains! Camp can now commence! It's going to be a very long week...until Friday. Ugh!!!

Camp Departure Delayed

Preparing for camp the twins anxiously gathered in the multipurpose rooms to have their temperatures taken! We crossed our fingers no one would have a fever! YES! They passed with flying colors! Whew! Relief!

But as luck would have it, the twins and their entire 6th grade class, sighed a collective sigh of discouragement when they learned their buses weren't allowed to leave the school grounds. The word was the roads leading to Angelus Oaks (around the Big Bear area) were closed indefinitely due to heavy snow storms. Snow plows can't plow until the snow dissipates.

The kids were sent to their classrooms to "wait out" the storms. The principal planned on checking in with the camp facilities and report back to the school superintendent every hour beginning at 10:30. This, after the departure was delayed from 9:00 am to 9:30 am. If by 10:30 they didn't yet get clearance, they would check one final time at 11:30 am. If they had not left departed by noon, they would have canceled departure until tomorrow. If they would not have left by noon tomorrow, the entire trip would have scratched. More finger crossing!!!

At 10:30, the doors from the principal's office flung open leading to the teacher's lounge where several PTA officers and myself, sat...waiting. "They're leaving," the principal said.

Then it was busy-work for all of us. I was assigned to buy 100 granola bars for the kids to snack on while on their bus ride. On the way to the market, I got a flat tire! Oiy!!!

The kids eagerly boarded the buses and off they were on their journey!

A public address was broadcast to all 6th parents via the auto phone service that buses had finally departed. Next anticipated update would be they arrived safely.

Don't uncross your fingers just yet!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tales of the Blackberry Blogger

Check out the clarity of this photo taken from my NEW Blackberry!!! I so love this thing! Love the model too, my son Aaron (cutie).

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Day in Troy part 3

Ariana and Aaron, along with their sixth grade classes, spent the day at
USC for their annual "A Day in Troy." These are snapshots of the
campus.
-Annie Rivera
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A Day in Troy part 2

Ariana and Aaron, along with their sixth grade classes, spent the day at
USC for their annual "A Day in Troy." These are snapshots of the
campus.
-Annie Rivera
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Sent from my T-Mobile Sidekick®

A Day in Troy

Ariana and Aaron, along with their sixth grade classes, spent the day at
USC for their annual "A Day in Troy." These are snapshots of the
campus.
-Annie Rivera
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Sent from my T-Mobile Sidekick®

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Campus Life

It's the first week of school. I managed to find a quiet spot to study
(this is rare).
-Annie Rivera
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Sent from my T-Mobile Sidekick®

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Christopher Made the Sports Highlights

During the Buena Park American Little League's All-Star run over the summer, Christopher's stellar performances on the mound and at-bats earned him a spot on a few highlight reels. A point of interest: pay special attention to the anchor's comments after each highlight. (Note: please turn off or down the volume of the automatic skyradio.com to the right in the sidebar before playing the highlight reel below).

video

Monday, January 07, 2008

Jeff and Michele's Wedding


Ariana and Christopher pose before the drive to Jeff & Michele's wedding in Riverside.

Ariana, Me & Christopher show off the threads before the wedding ceremony.

Mommy and Christopher take a minute to pose before the drive to Riverside.

A closer shot of Mommy and Christopher at home in front of the house.

Gordon and Grace in front of the chapel before the wedding ceremony in Riverside.

Christopher, Grace, Ariana, Me, Elysse and Uncle Bobby in front of the chapel before the wedding.

Joel, Auntie Linda and Christopher in front of the chapel before the wedding.

Uncle Bobby, Auntie Linda, Vicki and Grace in front of the chapel before the wedding.

Christopher (foreground), Ariana, Elysse, Uncle Ronnie (being silly) and Kalissa (in the background) prepare for the ceremony in the chapel.

Uncle Ronnie and Elysse bossom buddies pose in the chapel.

Kathy and Kalissa waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Kalissa gazes at her dad and cousin Elysse before the wedding inside the chapel.

Cousins Vicki, Gloria and Rod smile before the wedding ceremony begins.

Say "cheese!"

"Who me?"

An antiquated chandalier hangs above the chapel.

Ariana, Elysse and Cousin Cherisse await dinner to be served at the reception.

Ronnie and Christopher are chillin' just before dinner is served at the reception.

Kathy, Kalissa and Ronnie - a happy family.

Cousins Annie and Cherisse share a smile during the reception.

Christopher, Mommy and Ariana eagerly await dinner to be served at the reception.

Kathy, Kalissa, Me and Ronnie gather around Table 16 for a picture at the reception.

Dad, Me, Mom and Kathy sneak a photo op during the reception.

Dinner by candlelight.

Auntie Linda, Jr., Sylvia, Cherisse, Elysse, Ariana, Christopher, Me and Cousin Joel take an extended family photo at the reception.

Mom and the handsome groom Jeff pose during the "Money Dance" at the reception.

Brother and sister Jeff and Jaime hug during the "Money Dance" during the reception.

Grace and Jeanette take a great photo together during the reception.

Jeanette and Jeff pose during the "Money Dance" at the reception.

Auntie Linda, her grandson Ethan and Jeff during a photo op at the reception.

Jeff and Grace during the "Money Dance."

Cousins Grace and Jeff dance during the reception.

The guys - Cousins Joel and Jeff .

Christopher looks over than 12 doesn't he?

Jeff and Michele cut the wedding cake during the reception.

Jeff and Michele toast a glass of champagne during the reception.

Kalissa and her daddy look on at the festivities during the reception.

Elysse strikes a pose (and a smirk) on the dance floor at the reception.

Siblings Elysse, Christopher and Ariana take on the challenge of "line dancing" during the reception.

Elysse leads her brother Christopher and sister Ariana in line dancing during the reception.

Christopher tries to keep in step with his sisters during "line dancing" at the reception.

Elysse shows Ariana and Christopher how it's done during line dancing at the reception.

Sylvia, Jr. and Elysse take a breather during the reception.

More Aquino Family photos.

Annie takes a photo with the newlyweds Michele and Jeff.

Cousins!

The beautiful newly wedded couple - Jeff and Michele.

And....they lived happily ever after.
Hi Family and Friends,

This is the first chance I've had to post photos from Jeff and Michele's wedding. Enjoy!