Monday, June 17, 2013


Jun 07 - We have been staying around Southern California to follow up with Ken's Cardiologist after his defibrillator surgery AND to because we wanted to go to Grandson Russell's high school graduation!!  Today we drove from TT Wilderness Lakes to Chula Vista, CA where Russell's Hilltop High School is located.

First we picked up Ken's son, Richard, and drove to the high school to check out the parking and seating at the football stadium.  We picked up a reserved parking tag so Ken and I would not have to climb the steep hill to the stadium.  We are so glad we did that!!  And, we were glad we were prepared with cushion seats and umbrella for the hot sun.

The Commencement speeches were enjoyable and brief!!  Unfortunately, the presentation of diplomas was so far away we were not able to get a picture of Russell receiving his diploma.  But, after the ceremony, we gathered on the field for family pictures!

Russell with his Mom, Jennifer and Dad, Richard!

Russell with his proud Grandfather and Step-Grandmother!

After the graduation, we took the family to dinner.  Richard suggested Phil's BBQ in San Diego as a good place for casual family gatherings.  He was so right!!

Here we are enjoying fellowship with our family and a great meal!  Richard, Russell, Jacob, Ken and Faye.

As you can see, Phil's does not skimp on the pulled pork BBQ!!  UUMMMMM!!!

Russell was a football hero at Hilltop HS, among the top players, and he was named for honors in the region.  He will be attending New Mexico Western under an athletic scholarship!!  We are soooo proud!!

Young Jacob has made us very proud also.  Jacob "graduated" from elementary to middle school and received the President's Award for Excellence!!!

Way to go boys!!  CONGRATULATIONS!!  Keep up the good work!!

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