Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kwanzaa Celebration at the beautiful city hall.

This was a really nice celebration. I loved the way that this ceremony got started. They spend a minute or two inviting
all their past families members to be with them;
The children sang wonderfully.
Looked to me that Kwanzaa is about empowering African American children and others to live the a good respectable life
(it was all good)
Got to share this time with Dorothy.
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A fun day in the city!

Spent the day with Dorothy, Chuck and their sweet granddaughter, Courtney.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

The rest of us Bornkamps enjoyed our evening together.



Me and Gordon

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Grandsons Dlyan and Derek loved their gifts.


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Ella's first Christmas!

Brent, Ella and Miriam....
Ella like the paper mostly...
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Christmas Eve Family Dinner!

Very fun evening at son Kevin's house. This was Ella's first Christmas and she was the main attraction. We all enjoyed her and everyone....
Glad we flew back for this occasion.

Dylan, me, Gordon, Ella, Garrick, Brent, Miriam, Derek, Kevin & Amar.

Merry Christmas!

Remember the reason for the season.
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Hats anyone???

I have been having a great time making hats for friends
and family...Here's two I made for two little girl friends.

I also made the two hats that Nobie and Alexandria are wearing...
and Ella too....
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Nobie n Alexandria!

Our wonderful friends we met last year took us out to dinner....
Very good....dessert was Nutella and chocolate chip pizzetta..
OMGosh Simply Wonderful
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20th street transformed by Cory n David!

Cory and David have done a MARVELOUS transformation of the house.
So happy they are happy and we are happy too.
We have such wonderful friends...
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Beautiful Ella!

Just having fun!
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He never saw this coming!

We surprised youngest son Garrick with a small Christmas tree,
ornaments and presents....
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Meeting up again!!!

Friends from Southern California came up to be with
their beautiful grandson and we were lucky enough
to get to spend a few hours with them too.
Thanks, Sam and Bob!!
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Back in San Francisco for the Christmas.

Back from Oklahoma and now in San Francisco to be with some of our family for Christmas and New Years.....

This will be Ella's first Christmas and we really wanted to be here....so we are staying for about 3 weeks.....hope they can STAND Gordon for that long....HAHAHAHA.......

We are heading for Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco tonight.....can't wait.....

(remember the reason for the season)

Love, Laura

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oaklahoma City Memorial!

We rushed from Lawton, OK (after Mike's graduation) to see the
Oklahoma City Memorial!
Very sad!
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Michael Kosbia
Our wonderful grandson!

Grandma Judy, Mike, me, Gordon and Ryan!
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Grad day!

This is Mike and his Godfather Ryan who took time off to be here to help celebrate Mike's big day!

Our Mike, Ryan and Mike's friend Mike...
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Just one grandpa....

Gordon shared the day with Mike....
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Two grandma's!

Yes, 20 years ago we never knew we would be together for
our grandsons boot camp graduation.
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