Happy New Year!
It has become our family tradition that we celebrate New Year's Eve at the Space Needle, this is the third year we are featured on King 5 News!
Chinese New Year was also a great celebration, especially since we received our red envelopes.
January - March
Welcome to our 2015 newsletter. This year, Timmy graduated high school and Running Start and now attends Walla Walla University as a junior, majoring in Business. Jonny started the first year of high school. We hope you will enjoy your newsletter and would love to hear from you too.
Timmy & Jonny
April - June
October - December
Timmy (18), Jonny (14)
Mark & Kate
THE BIG CLIMB
While this was Timmy's 5th year of doing the Big Climb, it was Jonny's and mom's (Kate) first year. Though tiring beyond words, it was so rewarding to climb to the top of the Columbia Tower for a good cause - this is a fund raiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society to help blood cancer patients.
July - September
Ten years ago, we took an Alaska Inside Passage Cruise and this year we are repeating it. It was wonderful to go dog sledding and whale watching in Alaska. Our 7 day cruise took us to Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, and Victoria BC. We really enjoyed the beautiful nature at Tracy Arm too.
Timmy celebrated dual graduation, receiving High School diploma and Associate Degree at the same time.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
We celebrated Tommy's 8th birthday with special doggie treat we got for him. Tommy has bought so much joy into our family and we are so thankful to have him. He remains healthy and still very hyper like a puppy.
AS A DEACON
Jonny was ordained as a deacon at our home church in July.
END OF SCHOOL YEAR
Celebrating the last day of school with yummy burgers at Red Robin concluded Middle School for Jonny, and High School & Running Start for Timmy.
We had a great time in Hawaii. This was the first time for us to travel to this beautiful state. We visited Oahu and the Big Island, both of which we treasure. At Oahu, we enjoyed our time visiting relatives.
At Oahu, we visited the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor, and went snorkeling. At the Big Island, we visited the Mona Kea Obervatory, the Volcano National Park, the Green Sand Beach, the Mauna Lao Macadamia Nuts Factory, the Southern Most Point of the United States, the Panulu'u Bake Shop (southernmost bakery of the US), the Kazumura cave, and simply enjoyed the beautiful beaches.
TIMMY'S GRADUATION PARTY
We had nearly 200 guests at Timmy's graduation party in August, before he headed to Walla Walla University. Here is a slide show that was shown during the party
WESLEY HOME VISIT
Jonny and mom performed an hour program for the residents of Wesley Home in November. What a lovely group of elderly residents.
WALLA WALLA FAMILY WEEKEND
Family weekend at Walla Walla University was an opportunity for parents to attend classes with the students. There was a wonderful vesper service on Friday night, followed by apple crisp social. Sabbath morning at the University Church was followed by a lovely meal.
This holiday season, we will be traveling to Thailand, Korea, and Cambodia! We hope that wherever you are spending this special season, you have a wonderful time.
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From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Timmy & Jonny
HARP & PIANO RECITAL
Another Harp and Piano recital with the students of our mom's Music Studio. This was Timmy's last student recital before heading to Walla Walla University.
It was great to be in the Green River College Choir. The Spring concert features Disney Music
JONNY'S FIRST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL
Another Homeschool year, Jonny is now a high school freshman!
AUNTIE & UNCLE VISITING FROM THAILAND
In May, our auntie and uncle from Thailand came to visit us for a day while they were transiting on the cruise from Vancouver to California. We had so much fun taking them around Seattle, and visiting the famous Seattle Gum Wall
We love to go hiking. Throughout the year, we took many hiking trips. This particular one was Mr. Ellinor, the view at the summit was gorgeous.
OUR HALF BIRTHDAYS
Our mom has always surprised use with special desserts for our half birthdays.
Our Music Ministry continues throughout the year.
WORKING AT SUNSET LAKE SUMMER CAMP
Timmy worked at Sunset Lake Summer Camp this year. It was a great opportunity to learn, serve and watch many young children give their life to Jesus.
NO MORE BRACES
After about 7 years, Timmy finally got his braces off, just in time before he heads to the University
WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY
Situating in the dorm and ready to start the new school year. Now a Junior majoring in Business at Walla Walla University.
TIMMY PLAYED AT THE WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY CHURCH
During the second weekend there, Timmy had the opportunity to play a harp solo at the Walla Walla Unviersity Church
JONNY'S FIRST BOXING SMOKER
After doing Mixed Martial Arts for a little over a year, Jonny particiapted in his first Kiick boxing (Musay Thai) Smoker,
JONNY'S MUSEUM OF FLIGHT APPRENTICE PROGRAM
This year, Jonny was in the Museum of Flight Apprentice program, where he learned and was trained about the Museum of Flight and volunteered there.
TIMMY PLAYS WITH WWU ORCHESTRA
Timmy earned a Music Scholarship at Walla Walla University and is shown here playing one of the pieces.