The Sacramento Speed Stackers Club demonstrated their expertise and skills at the West Sacramento Moose Kid's Holiday party. These kids are absolutley amazing! For information about Speed Stacking see this website: http://www.speedstacks.com/howTo.php
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The most traditional style of Piñata looks a bit like Sputnik,
with seven points each with streamers.
We baked 120 cupcakes for the party.
Santa and his helper arrive on a quad-runner.
Each child got a toy from Santa, one cupcake, a bag of candy
and a cup of soda.
Many thanks to Cathy for sending these great photos of
holiday festivities in the village of Mulege, Baja Sur Mexico.
Monday, December 29, 2008
In Mulege Mexico, the vaquero's dress up their horses and parade through town and back up to the mission. This year it started right down the road from us, so we had a great view!
Thanks to Cathy in Baja Mexico for sending these photos.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Trinity Presbyterian Church on Park Boulevard in West Sacramento has 60,000 Christmas Lights on every night until January 6th, 2009. Tune your car radio into 88.7 FM and you will see a synchronized ballet of lights dancing to the beat of the Christmas Carols playing.
See more Holiday Lights in West Sacramento here.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Helena Helmond's volunteer crew were busy sorting and delivering food baskets and toys to families needing assistance from the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project this weekend. Debbie, Tom and I delivered fresh rigatoni, salad and french bread (donated by the West Sacramento Women of Moose) so the crew could enjoy a hot lunch.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thank you to Prof. Phil Kass and daughter Lauren Kass for sharing these photos of their family Menorahs. Lauren says "the metal one was my Great Grandparents' and the stone one is from Israel"!
Trivia: Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian calendar.The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a special candelabrum, the Menorah or Hanukiah, one light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The Claire Giannini Hoffman Equine Athletic Performance Laboratory (EAPL) at UC Davis, completed in 2005, includes an equine exercise clinic with a treadmill for Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) patient examinations.
Trivia: Claire Giannini Hoffman was the first woman to serve on the boards of Bank of America and Sears, Roebuck & Company. In 1949 Mrs. Hoffman became a director of the Bank of America, succeeding her father, A.P. Giannini (Amadeo Giannini). A.P. Giannini was the founder of the Bank of Italy, later renamed Bank of America, and of the Banca d'America e d'Italia in San Francisco, in 1904. The bank was established to serve working class citizens of the area, especially Italians living in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. The bank survived the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 and was one of the first to offer loans to businesses to help rebuild the city.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Photos of the Slide Pool, the pool with beach entry, water features and lazy river, and the Competition/Lap Pool at the new River City High School and Rec Center
The West Sacramento Recreation Center at the new River City High School Campus held an open house last weekend. All individuals interested in using the Recreation Center must first get a Rec card from the Parks & Recreation Department at the Civic Center.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
On December 12, 2008, the full moon occurred closer to the Earth than it has done at any time for the past 15 years. Marv Perrigo sends us this great photo of the new moon over the Bahia Concepcíon (captured with his new Nikon).
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Russ purchased this bracelet for me in Mexico when we visited Tulum, the pre-Columbian Maya walled city along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea.
Trivia: On December 12, before the Christmas season "officially" begins on December 16, Mexicans join together for the festivities of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is one of the most important dates in the Mexican calendar. Las Posadas, Spanish for "The Inns", is a nine-day celebration with origins in Mexico beginning December 16th and ending December 24th.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Mauda Butte, Corine Orozco, Pat Bledsoe and Christy Jourdan representing the Kiwanis
Club of West Sacramento, presented Helena Helmold, Director of the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project, a donation from the Kiwanis for $1000 at the 4th Annual
Fund Raiser held at the West Sacramento Moose Family Center.
Kudos to Debbie Norton-Johnson and Christy Jourdan for all their
hard work in coordinating the 4th Annual Taco Night Fundraiser for the
West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project. The proceeds of the dinner and raffle
were over $1500.00 this year.
Moose members Ignacio and crew did a great job cooking up the taco, beans and rice for the dinner. Over 125 people attended the annual event held at the Moose Lodge in West Sacramento last Saturday evening.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Members of the U.S.S. Whitney Pearl Harbor Survivors Association were gathered
in San Diego last spring their annual convention. We met them while touring the Midway.
"National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" was established by Congress, by Public Law 103 308 as a time to commemorate Americans who died as a result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Link to National Geographic Pearl Harbor Memory Book.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
TACO NIGHT DINNER TO BENEFIT THE CHRISTMAS BASKET PROJECT
The West Sacramento Moose Family Center will host the 4th Annual Taco Fundrasier to benefit the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project on Saturday, December 6, 2008.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wendy with her UPS truck loaded to the ceiling with packages. The closer we get to the Christmas Holiday the faster you will see Wendy run! The UPS Package Handling Facility in West Sacramento is located at 1380 Shore Street off Harbor Boulevard.
Trivia: United Parcel Service, Inc., one of the world's largest package delivery companies, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Our family enjoys getting together to bake and decorate cookies each year. Here are some of our masterpieces!