It’s a scanned copy of a photo of my mother with my four oldest siblings. They are from left to right: Evelyn, Edwin, Eden, and Efren. I would guess that this photo was taken in the mid-1950’s. As you can see, the photo has seen better days – with torn corners, countless crease marks, faded areas, and overall signs of degradation thru the years. The photo is priceless. It is great that thru modern technology, the image will live on quite a bit longer.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I stopped in
These were some of the people that were dressed properly for that party:
My great-niece Cameron and niece Ina.
My great-niece Jen.
My nephew Jojie, sister Evelyn, and great-nephew Nathan.
With Nathan, who is now taller than I am.
But the most stylishly dressed person in the party: My great-nephew Jayan.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I was in
Just so I don’t get Mia, Mek’s younger sister, jealous. I also have a picture for her taken earlier this summer in
Saturday, August 1, 2009
This year’s event turned out to be an amazing weekend. We had the highest turn out ever. Over 110 people participated, with nearly 30 tents set up, 30+ vehicles to coordinate parking, and multitude of dogs to quiet down during camp quiet hours. It is nearly impossible to plan for such as event. Events of this magnitude will always have hiccups. We were able to adjust and adapt to these glitches without any major issues. Despite the smaller campsites, the vehicle parking situation, the lack of shady locations, and the hot weather, we ended up at great campground location with a marvelous view of the lake and the local landscape, camp participants more than willing to park the additional vehicles where they needed to be, delicious meals, variety of fun activities, and everyone working together to make the gathering special. Everything fell into place and everyone had an enjoyable experience.
All partook in the multitude of activities – from boating and jet-skiing around the lake, swimming by the marina, playing “pusoy”, morning yoga, crossfit exercise, and guitar playing and sing-alongs to just lounging around the shade and catching up on everyone’s state of affairs. The kids had a great time by the lakeside, making s’mores by the campfire, making mud pies, and outdoing each other with the biggest soap bubbles. Everyone enjoyed the variety of food during meals and the snacks served in between. It was certainly a weekend to remember.