Oct 2 2010

Rene & Joe Wilson’s Wedding

Morgan attended the wedding of the father and (now) stepmother of one of her best friends. It was a nice wedding at a private home here in El Segundo.

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Aug 23 2010

Camp Musubi

Morgan is attending Camp Musubi this week. The program is part educational and a lot of fun, with the focus on the Nikkei (Japanese immigrant) culture. This year, participants will be visiting Tanaka Farms in Orange County.

Aug 7 2010

LABCC 2010

Morgan attended LABCC (Los Angeles Buddhist Coordinating Council) camp again this summer. This was her third year, and it was a summer activity that she was very much looking forward to.

This year’s camp was again up at Camp Morningside in the San Bernadino mountains, up by Big Bear. The turnout was much […]

Jul 17 2010

Venice Obon 2010

As was the case last year, Stephanie couldn’t make the Obon Festival at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Her high school team was playing in the San Diego Classic during the same weekend. Morgan, Iris, & Ron had plenty to do, though, helping out at the Dango booth, the Udon booth, Chicken Teriyaki […]

Mar 27 2010

Run For Education 2010

Ron, Stephanie, and Morgan ran the Run For Education, which is a 5K run through the streets of El Segundo. This is the second year Morgan has run the race; she gets extra credit for PE when she runs, so there’s some motivation for her. Ron and Stephanie have run this for several years.

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Mar 14 2010

Girl Scout Cookies 2010

It’s once again the season for selling Girl Scout Cookies. This year’s new variety is Thank U Berry Much, a shortbread type cookie with dried cranberries. Fortunately, since Stephanie isn’t participating in Girl Scouts this year, we don’t have to worry about selling quite as many cookies. However, Iris is the cookie chair […]

Feb 27 2010

Peking Duck at Sea Empress

Iris’ mom, Sue, took us out for dinner. She wanted Chinese food, so we went to the Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant in Gardena. Morgan had a serious Jones for Peking Duck, and we intended to order a half a duck to keep her happy. The waiter, though, informed us they were having a special […]

Feb 1 2010

Morgan at OSS

Morgan left for Outdoor Science School (OSS), a five day camp experience for sixth graders at El Segundo Middle School held in the Malibu canyon area. Students have the opportunity to learn about different ecosystems by exploring the nearby tide pools as well as the canyons.

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Dec 18 2009

Morgan’s 12th Birthday

Morgan invited her basketball team and some friends from school to a sleep-over birthday party. The plan was to have a scavenger hunt the next day, so they started off by splitting up into teams, and each person made a t-shirt with their team’s color as part of the main design. Iris made […]

Aug 20 2009

Disneyland with Kimberley

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 were also at Disneyland for the day, so the girls were able to join up with them, and Morgan had a friend to […]