Aug 2 2009


Morgan attended LABCC (Los Angeles Buddhist Coordinating Council) camp again this summer. This was her second 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. Morgan was put into the […]

Jun 17 2009


After the 5th Grade Promotion, a group of families went to Benihana in Torrance to celebrate.

More pics here.

Jun 17 2009

Fifth Grade Promotion

Morgan graduated from Center Street School (she completed fifth grade) and will be attending El Segundo Middle School next year.

The school had a nice promotion ceremony, with Morgan getting a certificate for her participation in CAT (Cougar Action Team). Morgan also ended up with all As and Bs on her final report card; […]

May 31 2009

Girl Scout Court of Awards

Girl Scout Troop 5325, the one Stephanie and Morgan belong to, held their annual Court of Awards. Morgan received her Bronze Award for her volunteer hours at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter. Morgan bridged over from Juniors to Cadettes, and Stephanie bridged from Cadettes to Seniors.

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May 28 2009

El Segundo Spring Arts Festival

Both Stephanie and Morgan participated in the El Segundo Spring Arts Festival, Morgan with the Center Street School Cougar Choir and Stephanie with the El Segundo Middle School advanced band, the Aquatunes.


May 9 2009

Music in the Park

The Center Street School Cougar Choir performed at Universal Studio’s “Music in the Park” competition. The choir sang one warm-up piece, Pie Jesu, and two judged pieces, All Night, All Day and Exsultate Cantamos Festivo.

Morgan is in the top row, second from the left.

The Choir placed First and earned the second highest […]

Feb 23 2009

Firecracker 5K

Morgan, Stephanie, and Ron ran in the Los Angeles Firecracker 5K held in Chinatown. This is the first Firecracker for Morgan and the third one for Stephanie. Ron began running the 10K version more than 20 years ago, but his knee can only handle the 5K now. It is a very hilly […]

May 29 2008

Natural History Museum

The fourth grade classes at Center Street School in El Segundo took a field trip to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Ron volunteered to be one of the chaperones, and he met Morgan’s class at the museum. There were enough parent chaperones to break the class up into small groups, so, in […]

Jan 2 2008

Morgan’s 10th Birthday

Morgan’s birthday was actually Dec. 18, but we decided to celebrate it during her school’s winter break. Instead of a party, Morgan invited a couple of friends for an overnight trip to Disneyland. We booked a suite at the Disneyland hotel, which fit all six of us comfortably. The four kids took the bedroom while […]