Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Time 2016

We had much going on...

December 23rd Christmas Adam Party: photos

December 24th Christmas Eve in Nipomo: photos

We had a Kansan couple with us all week. December 25th: photos

December 26-30, the four of us enjoyed Cambria and Pine Mountain: photos

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas at the Atascadero Zoo

Despite the temps at 30 or below, we thoroughly enjoyed a little adventure to the Atascadero Zoo to see the animals receive their Christmas presents. And the visit to Denny's following was pretty fun as well. Judy wasn't there, but they did have chocolate milk! All the pics are here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Gingerbread Houses

Our wonderful babysitter organized this activity. You can tell whose is whose if you think about the ages and personalities... They fit!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cosmic Chorus

Singing a Christmas song for Grace5Cities... All the pics are here.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Santa Arrives by Train

We boarded the same Amtrak Pacific Surfliner as Santa (and his wife) in Grover Beach and arrived to throngs of people on the platform in SLO. Santa went over to the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum to greet all the kids from a "throne" on the La Cuesta. The odd pic shows the progress thus far on our Christmas window at home - getting close. All the pics are here.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Braised ribs (Lexi loved 'em), gramma's rolls, 7-layer salad with plenty of dressing, rainbow jello, garlic mashed potatoes, and a turkey (wait for it...). Nothing like cooking with the kids. And we got started on the Christmas window. Very thankful... More pics here.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

And then it's gone

Months of work to get to the audition. Months of work from cast members, crew members, production team, etc. And two weekends of a fabulous run. And here we are. It's over. I've been through this enough times now to know that there really is such a thing as post-show blues. And this was a big deal for Annie. The biggest. Things are gonna be a little quiet around the house until the next audition pops up on the horizon.

Below are a few final photos gleaned mostly from Facebook and friends.

Here are previous sets of Annie photos: She gets the roleAt the AG LibraryLoad-InFinal Dress4th Show of the run.


And poof, it was gone.

My favorite moment in the show was when
Daddy Warbucks carried a sleeping Annie
off stage. Here the two wait for their cue.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

4th Annie Jr show is done

All of a sudden half the run is over! What a fabulous ride it's been so far! The kids are doing extraordinarily well, and the sell-out crowds are reacting appropriately. Here are some photos from today. The rest of today's photos are here.

Chauffeur and Bodyguard, Uncle Jon

You could count 4 generations in this show,
At least 3 and a half.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Final Dress

Tonight was final dress rehearsal for Annie Jr (depending on how you categorize the preview show tomorrow night). Anyway, things are taking shape nicely, and all our girls (Nana, Tracy, Serafina, and Sandy) are doing well. Thanks to Gregg Wolff and Tracy Waitkus Photography for these shots from tonight's rehearsal.