Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Natalee, Aunt Leith and Cousin Autumn
All smiles as they come out of the temple.
Rober boys taking a break during pictures.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
mom from the Disney Channel Show "Good Luck, Charlie"! The kids were pretty excited to see someone famous! Me. I was pretty embarrassed taking her picture.
Monday, November 14, 2011
These balloons were better than shirts to identify Team Sweet Caroline.
Ash walking up with all of the balloons to hand out to the team.
We always have a cute crowd of grandkids in this family!
To start the walk, each individual team was called out, indicating it was their turn to start the walk. I think they did this to avoid a huge crowd surging towards the starting line. We waited and waited patiently for them to call out Team Sweet Caroline. Finally when it was clear that they were done calling out the teams and we still hadn't been recognized, someone from the team went up to the announcers and pointed out the oversight. It was just an oversight, but to make up for it, they made a big deal about announcing Team Sweet Caroline! We all hooted and hollered, then they played "Sweet Caroline" for all of the walkers to enjoy!
Following the walk, we were able to attend a celebration for the Orange Family History Center where they dedicated a new learning center in honor of Mom. They had a ribbon cutting ceremony and everything! The pictures I got stink because my camera stinks! I could start an entirely separate blog dedicated to all of the stinky pictures I take with my little Canon Powershot.
Dad cutting the ribbon
Then we took a family trip out to the cemetery.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
If anybody is familiar with our family, Ashlynn inherited many traits of Grandma Caroline. Never mind that she is the only granddaughter, she loves to go big - just like her grandma. She took those traits, confidence and compassion and decided to put on a bake sale last year benefiting ALS. Many of you contributed to that effort for which we were grateful.
The ALS association in Irvine was so touched with her donation and the work she put on, that she was invited down to Irvine this evening to honor her Grandma at their awards banquet. True to form, following in her Grandma's heritage, she made the family proud this evening.
Ashlynn ALS Banquet from Kate Rober on Vimeo.
Sorry for tablecloth in 1/2 the shot. My hands were shaking so bad, I had to balance the camera on the table for stability. It was an honor to associate with many ALS members and all the staff from the Irvine ALS chapter. May the world find a cure for this disease and long live the memory of Grandma Caroline.