Torrance Turkey Trot 2011

Stephanie, Morgan, and Ron run the Torrance Turkey Trot on Thankgiving Day. Paula Carlson also joined us, and Paula’s daughter, Eliisa, also ran, but Eliisa ran with her Cross Country teammates from South High.

ESHS Prom 2011

Stephanie and her boyfriend, Ryan Kigawa, a junior at El Segundo High School, attended the Junior/Senior Prom at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro. While Fort Mac has its origins as an Army facility, it is now run by the Air Force. One nice thing about having a prom on a military base is that parents …read more

ESHS Prom 2011

Tigers Tournament 2011

As has been the case ever since Ron can remember, the family played in the Tigers Basketball Tournament over Memorial Day weekend. Iris, Stephanie, and Morgan all had games on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Iris played at Pasadena City College, Morgan played at Whittier High School, and Stephanie played at Alhambra High. I believe all …read more

2011 Spring Break in Sedona

We spent this year’s spring break in Sedona, Arizona. Iris and Ron had visited Sedona once, before the kids were born, but remembered very little of their trip. We stayed at the Sedona Summit Resort on the west end of Sedona. It was a nice, luxurious two-bedroom unit with private baths and king size beds …read more

Run For Education

Ron, Stephanie, and Morgan ran the Run for Education this year. Morgan ran (or, mostly walked) because she could get extra credit for PE. She picked up Emiko from Iris along the way, so Emiko got some exercise. It’s a fairly hilly course, especially the last mile. This was the first year the race was …read more

Casey’s Birthday Lunch

Scott and Julie hosted a dim sum birthday lunch for Casey at The Palace Seafood Restaurant (formerly VIP Seafood). We had two tables in a nice private room, and several of Casey’s friends from his school, as well as a few of his teachers, came.

Firecracker 5K

Both Ron and Stephanie ran the Firecracker 5K this year. This is the second time Ron has run in the Year of the Rabbit; his first was 24 years ago (1987) when he ran the 10K. He still has the t-shirt from that race, although it doesn’t fit him very well anymore. They had a …read more

Stephanie’s 16th Birthday Dinner

We celebrated Stephanie’s 16th birthday with the Uematsus at Aki Restaurant in Santa Monica.

Barbara Oliver & Ron Burgess Wedding

On Jan. 15, 2011, Barbara Oliver & Ron Burgess were married at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. The weather was fabulously warm and the skies clear. The ceremony took place just before sunset. Barbara’s daughter, Lena, was the Maid of Honor.

Morgan’s 13th Birthday Party

We held a lock-in laser tag party at Laser Storm in Torrance for Morgan's 13th birthday. Ron stayed up all night with the girls. Actually, only a few stayed up all night. Most had gone to sleep, at least for a couple of hours, in one of the event rooms.