Its still all about Helena so far, she's quite the walker and talker now, verbal skills blowing up... but its also going to be about number two this year! Jen's pregnant again, with another girl, and her morning sickness is even worse this time! Yikes!
Its all about Helena this year, she's super cute but man she doesn't let us get much sleep! :)
Jen is with child (first one, and it's a girl!). Helena is born 8/10/10! Mike goes to Mammoth on solo snowboarding trips. We have mini weekend trips (San Jose, Las Vegas).
More Mammoth stuff (season pass baby!), Mike visits Grandma and family in Missouri. We moved to Agoura Hills. We went to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park (and Las Vegas) with friends. We got married (crazy I know!) and went on a cruise to Alaska with Jen's mom and Mike's parents and Aunt Linda. Sadness--Grandma Dingas passes and we went to Missouri for her memorial.
More Mammoth trips, Mike drives to Missouri with Ramona, we go to Kauaii HI with Mom, Mike visits Jen in Boston (temp Amgen assignment for 5 months) and we went around New England with our pup to peep--leafpeep that is (Newport, Portland, Provencetown, etc.)
NPOWR won the Technical Emmy Award for their novel internet video product (Mike led the technical team). Mike gets a job at Yahoo! (Santa Monica), Tim and Lien got married and had baby Ruby, went to Mammoth a few times, we visited Grandma Dingas and family in Missouri, did the Big Sur marathon, went to Portland OR
Sadness--Jen's Grandma's passes during the Vietnam vacation with Mom and Aunt Di Hong (Hanoi, Perfume Pagoda, Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Tam Coc, Hoa Luu, Sapa, Mekong Delta: Cal Rang, Can Tho, Chua Xu, Chau Doc, Cal Rang, Nui Ne Sand Dunes and beach, Cu Chi Tunnels, and of course Saigon), several trips to Mammoth, a couple of Vegas trips, a weekend in Seattle with Courage
Multiple Mammoth trips, Tahoe bike trip, Las Vegas, Punchbowl hike, brush fires get close to home, Mike worked for a start-up NPOWR (Oxnard) and head up the technical team.
Vietnam trip (Jen and Mom to Phu Quoc, Mekong, Med student visits and activities, and of course Saigon), Aruba with friends, Laughlin and Vegas, Playa del Carmen--Mexico (diving, visiting sites, and family friends), Tahoe, Mammoth
Europe trip (London, Paris, Barcelona, Ibiza), road trip down the CA coast, a couple of Vegas trips, New York with friends, Jen goes to Maryland with Mom (and visited NY too!)
Lots of snowboarding trips (Mammoth, a couple of Tahoe trips, Mountain high) with family and friends. We spent a lot of time remodeling our home this year, and on a super tight budget!
Courage enters our lives. We had trips to Las Vegas and Boston, MA. Mom and her 5 sisters reunite in Vietnam (no we didn't go with them). We started DIY remodeling our home (and for the next 2 years)--in case you were wonder why the fridge was in the living room...
World cruise vacation continued (Santiago Chile, Punta Arenas Chile, Easter Island, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Noumea New Caledonia, Sydney, Australia, Cairns Australia, Darwin , Bali Indonesia Australia, Semarang and Java Indonesia, Singapore, Sir Lanka Columbo, Victoria and Praslin Island Seychelles, Male Maldives, Mombasa Kenya, Mits'iwa Eritrea, Aqabah Jordan, Cairo Egypt, Tel Aviv Isreal, back to Greece, New York, and home—Whew!). We bought our first home at Oak Park. Mike goes to work for Alchemy (Los Angeles)
We went on little trips to Vegas, San Francisco, etc. mostly for weddings, and THEN we went on a huge trip: World Cruise (starting at New York, Athens Greece, Tunisia, Casablanca Morroco, Canary Island Spain, Cape Verde, Salvador de Bahia Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Buenos Aires Argentina, Falkland Islands, Antartica, Ushuala Argentina)—continued in Y2K.
Mike sells his company, Jen gets her MS in Biochemistry from UCR and enters the work force (oh no!), Jen gets a job at Mycogen (San Diego) for a couple of months, and then goes to Amgen (Thousand Oaks)
Mike goes back to school. He also started working in the UCR Libraray IS Department as an Intranet Developer/Admin.
Jen obtaines her BS from UCR in Biochemistry and Psychobiology (Neuroscience).
Jen started working as a Computer Lab Consultant at UCR for a couple of years. Jen started working in Dr. Curras' Lab, killing rats and taking out their brains for the next 3 years (it's for research folks!).
Mike started Inland Internet (internet provider company) with partners.
Jennifer and Mike met, and Mike works really hard to woo Jennifer.
Jen goes to UC Riverside after graduating from El Dorado High School.
Mike goes to UC Riverside after graduating from Temecula High School.
1974, August 3rd. Jennifer was born in Saigon, Vietnam.
1973, June 8th. Michael was born in Long Beach, California.