Danny & Family

Just Some Random Stories About Me and My Family

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Sat. Morn. Post - Vol. 18 - Turkey Weekend

Hi friends! Thanks to the magic of Blogger, I'm publishing this post today even though I'm far away from my home and my computer. I wrote this before leaving home on Thanksgiving morning, and scheduled it to publish on Sat. 11-28-09 at 7:00 a.m.

My Thanksgiving tradition is to meet up with my off road club out in the Mojave Desert and celebrate with friends out there. We have a pot luck dinner on Thanksgiving day complete with a turkey, and we ride all weekend long in the open riding areas about 150 miles north of Los Angeles. Around the time this post is published, I will be taking a Saturday morning ride on my quad with a couple of other dedicated morning riders.

I'll be sure and post pictures in the weeks to come. I also have to post an update on Brady's cheer competition from last weekend. I will tell you this much now - his squad won 1st place in their division.

See you next Saturday morning . . .


Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Sat. Morn. Post, Vol. 17 - Brady's 1st Competition

Later today, Laura, Nina and I will be attending Brady's first cheer competition. I've referred to Brady's co-ed cheer squad in an earlier post when we celebrated Brady's 16th birthday at San Clemente beach. Brady and his squad have been practicing now for months, and we will see them perform for the first time this afternoon. This is the first competition for the Senior Unlimited squad as it defends its World Champion title. I'll be sure and post some pictures. In the meantime, here are some pictures of Brady tumbling in our backyard:

See you next Saturday morning . . .


Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Sat. Morn. Post, Vol. 16 - Recent Events

Hi friends. I finally found some time to post something. Here are some recent events in my busy life that also show - despite how hectic things are - that I still have fun with my family.

My wife Laura and I were invited to a Halloween costume party on the Saturday before Halloween. We had a lot of fun, and enjoyed spending time with our friends. I dressed as a 60's hippie, and Laura was a referee. I've only posted a couple of pictures here, but many more were taken of our friends in their costumes.

This is one of those self-photos Laura is fond of. As you can see, the top of my head was cut off, but this one was the best of the bunch. Peace, out.

On the Friday night before Halloween, Nina and some of her cheerleader friends came over to our house to carve pumpkins, decorate cupcakes, and otherwise create much noise and a huge mess. Nina is in the back on the left.

This past weekend, the cheerleader conference competition took place. All of the other cheerleading squads from within the conference compete against each other by division. This is the highlight of the season for the girls. Here is Nina (2nd from the left) and some of her friends before competition started.

Inside the arena, parents, family members, and some of the football players (the boys that the girls cheer for during games throughout the season) watch the competition and cheer for their girls. Teams typically sit together in a group wearing their team colors. Here is our group from La Habra, and yes, that's me holding a sign for Nina. The La Habra sign is actually 3 signs being held (crooked) by 3 people.

After each division is done, the girls go into the stands and get flowers from their families. The girl to the left of Nina is our squad's best cheerleader in both ability and attitude. Unfortunately, she fell during the routine, but immediately got up and continued as if nothing happened. What a trouper!
Well, that's it for this week. I'll try to post again next Saturday morning. Take care . . .


Saturday, November 07, 2009

It Won't Be Long

No, not the Beatles song. It won't be long before I return to semi-regular blogging. Things have been so busy and hectic that I haven't had time to read or write blogs, or otherwise surf the web for fun. I haven't checked my personal e-mail account in over a week, and I'm barely able to spend much time on Facebook. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

I'll Be Back . . .yes, that's a Beatles title too