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Christmas with Carlson Family

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We celebrate Christmas with Paula Carlson’s family. Her parents were in town from Finland and Julie Downes was also with us. Morgan was in Disneyland with Jennifer, Scott, and Casey.

Paula

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We had dinner at Paula’s home to celebrate her 50th birthday. We had brought a couple of tri-tips to roast, while Julie Downes prepared a potato dish and brought a…

DDIP Reunion

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The 1980 Developmental Disabilities Immersion Program (DDIP), a group of 30 students and five staff members that Ron belonged to at UCLA, celebrated their 30 year reunion at Recreation Park…

Dinner with Vickie

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We had dinner with Vickie Johnson LaFleur. Vickie was the sister of Ron’s best friend growing up, Randall, who passed away in 1990. Vickie and Ron’s sister, Julie, were getting…

Oshogatsu

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As we have for the past few years, we hosted Oshogatsu. For four days, we had been shopping, chopping, cooking, cleaning, and arranging for our largest get-together of the year.…

Christmas Eve Dinner

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We hosted some friends for dinner on Christmas Eve. Paula and her three kids, Eliisa, Oliver and Niklas; Nikki and her son, Alec; and Grace and her daughter, Ava. Like…

Thanksgiving

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We hosted Thanksgiving at our home for the first time in many years. For the past few years, Iris’ niece, Jennifer, had been hosting it, but this year, Jennifer and…

Brycelyn Fukuji & Waldo Nagatsuka Wedding

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Our good friend and former babysitter, Bryce Fukuji, was married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Click here for more pics.

Dinner with Julie & Karen

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We had dinner with Ron’s good friend, Julie Downes, and her flatmate, Karen. Julie has been here for the past three months, working in Sid Finegold’s lab at the Wadsworth…

Disneyland with Kimberley

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We took Stephanie’s friend, Kimberley Davey, who was over on a holiday from England, to Disneyland for the evening. It happened that the Sangha Teens from Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple…