Phil back here in Vegas.

We took Phil about 2 weeks ago to a dental appointment back in Temecula, and dropped him off at the house, thinking that he would be there until at least the next dental appointment which is in October. But we drove down today to get him and bring him back here. Its good cause next week bowling starts and he really enjoys watching us and knows the people in our league, etc., so he’s looking forward to that.

We stopped at Tom’s farms to eat and do the switcharoo, and had lunch with Susan and Nicole and Aurora.


Aurora, Sophia at 3 months old, huge earthquake, and jury duty.

The boys were out of school this week, so we had the chance to go out to watch them and Sophia. Ryan and Derek were out of school, Irene just took a few days off so we could watch them. We had to go to Temecula and drop Phil off since we still had him at our house. Aurora was very playful and friendly. Sh likes to make fish faces.


Fish face

Since we were watching Sophia, we couldn’t go to the park or go bowling, which Derek and Ryan really like to do, but we forgot our bowling shoes anyway, so that was good. We let the kids play out in the yard, and Janis bought them a new toy, an inflatable ball that squirts water out. We blew it up and they went out to the backyard and played with it and liked it a lot.

Sophia enjoyed watching them while sitting on Nana.

Sophia loved to laugh and smile. She was very happy. Here’s some new pictures of her.

We loved spending time with them. I forgot that I had Jury Duty scheduled for July 5th. I called on the 4th and they said that I had to go, so it was either drive all night on the 4th and be there downtown at July 4th, I got a real ad cold (IN TWO DAYS) and wasn’t going to be able to go to court even if I was in Vegas, We ended up not driving, and calling in the morning and they said they will give me another summons for a month out, and to make sure I will go to that one.

While we out there, Ridgecrest which is about 150 miles out in the desert north of Barstow, had a huge earthquake. The first one was 6.4 We felt it in the living room, Ryan and Derek were in their bedroom and didn’t feel it. Jenn called them out to the living room and explained what was happening. Derek was frightened when he felt it, Ryan seemed ok. On the 5th while Ryan and Derek were with Irene, there was a much longer, rolling quake. This one seemed stronger and lasted over a minute. Compared to the 6.4, it was at least a 7 (IMO). We were watching the Dodger game while it was going on, and the shaking of the cameras were visible. Janis said that it made her nauseous and dizzy for about an hour afterwards. That was confirmed as a 7.1 right after hit happened, but then was downgraded to a 6.9. It was later upgraded back to a 7.1. Thankfully perhaps, that it happened in the desert in a vary underpopulated area. It was crazy that everyone back east were going crazy, my cousin Rosemary kept on facebook asking if we were alright after each aftershock.


The boys and their toys!!

Happy 1st birthday to Aurora Ember!

Aurora’s first birthday party was held today a few days early to coincide with Memorial day and everyone having the day off. Nice day at Susan’s house in Aguanga. Justin’s family came and everyone had a good time.

Aurora came for a visit

November 24, 2018 Nicole and Justin came for a visit with Aurora. Phil was living with us at the time, so we got some nice photos of them together.. They came out for Thanksgiving weekend.

Aurora Ember, 1 month old (-3 days)

Went out to see Aurora Ember just 3 days shy of of her 1 month birthday. Nicole was still off work so we we had some nice pictures done.

Welcome Aurora Ember!

Janis great niece Aurora Ember came into this world at May 31, 2018 @ 12:03 A.M. wearing 7 lbs, 10 oz, and 20 1/2 inches long. At first she didn’t have a name, Mommy Nicole and daddy Justin were very happy.




Nicole and Aurora


Justin’s family, Grandma Debra, Aunt Keely, and Grandpa Mike


Grandparents with Aurora


Janis with Grandma Susan


Tom and Janis with Aurora Ember