Well, summer is over and a lot has happened since Bella returned from space and Denise's birthday so this is going to be a long post.

On May 17th we had Bella's christening. In retrospect, we probably should have had her baptised before sending her into space but NASA seemed to be in a big hurry.

Anyway, there were lots of people at the party and a good time was had by all.

Thanks to everyone who came and helped make the party a success.

We had a jumper for the kids at the christening. Turns out Hello Kitty had some surprises for us!

On May 23rd we went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with Papa, Nonnie and Alyssa. We had fun on the rides.

At the end of May, Rochelle and Elyssa came to visit. We went to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk again (you just can't go too many times!).

Rochelle said this was the first time Elyssa went on a ride by herself.

She looks like what we might call an "aggressive driver"!

We went shopping in San Francisco.

The girls went to Great America.

And we went bowling at Strike with Rochelle, Elyssa, Rick, Lea and Tehani.

Dudes got issues! Of course, he kicked all our asses in bowling.

In June, Bella started rolling over on her own.

Dad came to visit for a week. We took him to Napa and Half Moon Bay but mostly we just hung out.

Here we are at Rodney Strong vineyards.

Family resemblance?

The girls at Chateau St. Jean

On June 11th, Asheley graduated from CMS.

Congratulations Ash! We're so proud of you!

During the visits by Rochelle and Elyssa and Dad, we rented a minivan. We liked it so much we bought one.

In July, we took the minivan on a road trips to Big Sur...

and Mount Diablo.

We went north to see the giant redwoods with Uncle Frank, Auntie Debbie and Tehani...

and drove the new minivan through a tree.

In August, we went to Hakone Gardens and were underimpressed.

Nonnie took us to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk again (Thanks Nonnie!) and even Bella had fun!!

Really, she's having fun.

Bella started eating baby food.

And Asheley started high school.

That's it for now. We should have some new pictures in the gallery soon.

Esta Later