Category Archives: Family

Celebrating a Nugent birthday gathers the clan together

The Adventurers hosted a party to celebrate D’s Irish twin’s brother’s Billy’s 70th birthday today. It was the first time in a long time that the clan had gathered together, maybe since eldest brother’s Roger’s memorial some 15 years ago. … Continue reading

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Beat the heat in Moraga for what turns out to be the UCLA game of the century

L and son John were excited about the first UCLA game of the season against Texas A&M in the Rose Bowl. The point spread was 3, so hopes for a close, competitive game were high. It was not to be, … Continue reading

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The “big kids” are in the house for the traditional August weekend

For a couple of years, this has been a “James and Grace” weekend, sometimes on a road trip and sometimes in Menlo Park. This year it’s a stay-at-home adventure with lots of adventurous side trips. The Adventurers picked the kids … Continue reading

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Heading home but not before the traditional family portraits

Since the Adventurers have been visiting Nikki, Matt and the grand twins, Kai and Lily, there is on spot on the wrap around porch were the portraits are taken. So before they sat down for dinner last night (D made … Continue reading

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Amusing (and dirty faces) of the grand twins

Yesterday at lunch, Kai leaned against the screen on the window and the result was one sooty-looking boy. Today, the kids got popsicles after their swim lessons and the result was one very grapey- looking Lily. Of course, being grandparents, … Continue reading

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It’s twin time in Pasadena on a hot summer day

Ah yes, summer in Pasadena. It quickly came back to L as they rolled into town late morning. The day was a busy one. The giving out of silly gifts, including a Whoopy Cushion that got Kai and Lily’s attention … Continue reading

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Big event of the trip – the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Wednesday was the day to go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a place of both Adventurers’ youth. Grace had been there once before, last summer. It was the first time James, who is more timid about rides than his … Continue reading

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