Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Chris (Then & Now)

I decided to combine both the pictures from Chris’ birthday yesterday and the Family Flashback pics in this post.

Chris has the week off from both the church and teaching, which seems like a gift already but we got him some stuff anyway… ;o)

chris bday 01 Mostly stuff for the car…

chris bday 02 CD cases for the visors. He’s getting tired of having cd’s randomly fall out while driving.

chris bday 03And an emergency kit for the car with all the stuff you might need in an emergency. Hopefully we don’t have one, but it’s good to be prepared…

We also went to for supper after Zack got off work at one of our favorite burger joints in town. Then we came home and played Yahtzee and cribbage. It was a very nice day!

Here is Chris’ birthday back in 1999…

FF Chris Birthday 2 FF Chris Birthday Obviously it was a t-shirt year in 1999. ;o)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fencing Tournament

Saturday was Andy’s first fencing tournament with the fencing club at LCC. He participated in the foil fencing portion. He didn’t win any matches but he got to fence several times and even got his picture in the paper!!!

309245_10200096999161833_716099486_n photo courtesy of TDN.com

If you want to read the article, you can check it out HERE.

I took some shots, too… but none were as good as that one. :o)

fencing tournament 10 fencing tournament 01 fencing tournament 02 fencing tournament 03 fencing tournament 04 fencing tournament 05 fencing tournament 06 fencing tournament 07 fencing tournament 08 fencing tournament 09 Each fencer is hooked up to a system that tracks each touch of the sword to the vest they wear. The match is 3 minutes long and played to 5 points.

I don’t think Andy will get another chance to do a tournament before he graduates, but I’m glad he got the opportunity to be a part of the LCC fencing club!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Family Flashback – Valentine’s 2002

Thinking back at Valentine’s Days past, this one tops the list. In fact, I’m not sure we can top it EVER! Spending Valentine’s Day in Disneyland was the BEST!!!

It was the boys’ very first time to the Happiest Place on Earth. We arrived late on the 13th and immediately went to Downtown Disney…

FFDL12  02.13.02 - Family by California Park 02.13.02 - Family by California Park 2 02.14.02 - Andy in A at DL  02.14.02 - Family on L at DL 

Andy and the Leingangs on their respective letters

We spent the entire day in Disneyland… perfect weather, no lines. Apparently no one wants to spend Valentine’s at Disneyland??? Crazy!!!

FFDL11 FFDL10Grandma got a scooter… it’s even better than a stroller for hauling stuff!


Being at Disneyland is a bit overwhelming when you’re only 5.


But getting to drive makes up for it…


So does the Dumbo ride!

02.14.02 - ZAW on Rope Bridge at DL, up close 02.14.02 - Andy About to be Eaten at DL 02.14.02 - Caged for Circus Train Ride  02.14.02 - Grandpa Frank and Theresa in Car

FFDL05  Hanging out in Toon Town…02.14.02 - Grandpa Frank and Will We even got to have our picture taken with Mickey! William was NOT happy about it!

02.14.02 - Family with Mickey Mouse

FFDL08I think we’ll have to spend Valentine’s there again someday…

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Will Turns 16!

I can’t believe our baby turned 16 on Thursday! Now is when time starts to go even faster!

Thursday, although his birthday, was just another day. The celebration was on Friday. But we did have a few fun things on his actual day!

First off… gifts!

Will bday 01 Which one first???

Will bday 02

What is it???

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Lego school supplies make you the coolest guy in school!

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Now you will be a Master Photographer!

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So excited about a cord! Just wait until he sees the real gift…

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Now you can post pics on Instagram! ;o)

After the chicken & waffle dinner, we watched “Inception” on the new TV. But we got so into the movie and posting these pics that we totally forgot about dessert!!! AHHHHHH!!!!

FF Wills 3 01 We laughed so hard at this one that our stomachs hurt! LOL

Everyone but Will was just too tired to have dessert. But I just couldn’t let his birthday pass and not take a picture of birthday cake and candles…

Unfortunately, we were still so giggly from the flashback pictures that we couldn’t fake the moment without laughing!

Will bday 07Will bday 08Will bday 09Will bday 10    “What??? I couldn’t do it!”

On Friday, we drove down to Washington Square for dinner at Red Robin and a trip to the Lego Store.

William was so excited about his new set that he stayed up until 2:40am putting it together!

Will bday 12 He was also so excited about the pictures he’s going to take with it that I wasn’t able to get a picture of it completed before he set it all up for the shot! But it is amazing set!

Pictures coming soon…

So proud of the young man that God has made him to be and anxious to see what He has for his future!!!