Weekly Journal Archives
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Our weekly family journals are intended as living history. So, we have resisted archiving them in any way other than printing them out and putting them into a three-ring binder for our own amusement. Besides which, we don’t want our family journals to be archived publicly.

But, a few journal entries are significant, and we wanted to make them available, if only so we can vicariously revisit various times in our lives.

August 16 2017: Family trip to Sand Pond
July 25 2017: Roy's trip to Yokohama, Japan
December 31 2016: year in review
2016 in photos

October 31 2016 to November 25 2016: Our new roof and solar power system
July 13 2016: Family trip to Berlin and Paris
May 31 2016: Ishida clan get-together in Big Bear over Memorial Day weekend
April 1 2016: Arsenic and Old Lace, Takumi's stay, Easter, more!
December 31 2015: year in review
2015 in photos

May 2015: Barbara's Notes from Japan (a month-long stay, with photos)
March 27 2015: The third part of Hibiki's stay with us (Anny's Fine Burgers, sayonara)
March 23 2015: The second part of Hibiki's stay with us (Anza Borrego Desert, SeaWorld)
March 18 2015: The first part of Hibiki's stay with us (arrival, Midway Museum)
December 31 2014: year in review
2014 in photos

August 20, 2014: Sand Pond and more, with photos.
January 10, 2014: A recap of our family trip to Japan!
December 31 2013 - January 1 2014: year in review
2013 in photos

November 24, 2013: A weekend at La Casa Del Zorro!
October 28, 2013: Disneyland!
August 19, 2013: Sierra camping trip to Sand Pond, Pacific Park redux, and more
June 7, 2013: U.S.S. Iowa, Santa Monica Pier, school performances and awards, and more
May 9, 2013: Our last trip to Barbara and Bill's treehouse cabin in Big Bear
April 8, 2013: Spring Break Part II including a busted garage door opener and camping in the desert
April 5, 2013: Spring Break Part I including Mission Santa Barbara and the Space Shuttle Endeavour
December 31 2012: year in review
2012 in photos

October 29 2012: Buddy
July 9 2012: The weekly journal covering our summer trip to Washington DC
June 8 2012: Kindle e-readers for the kids, school awards, and photos showing our yard renovation
April 30 2012: Leo's overnight field trip on the Californian, camping in the Lagunas with friends, and Bill's memorial
February 29 2012: Leap Years in review, John's mobile computing through the decades
December 31 2011: year in review
2011 in photos

September 10, 2011: The Great San Diego Blackout plus post-first-week-of-school
August 21, 2011: Sand Pond and Redwoods with 53 photos
July 11 2011: Roy and John go backpacking on San Jacinto with the Fernandez family, Ondine and Leo go to La Jolla
June 10 2011: Birthday celebrations for Bill and Roy, camping with familie Fernandez at Cibbett's Flat, Leo's school awards
February 20 2011: Centennial of Naval Aviation at North Island, Valentine's Day, more
December 31 2010: year in review
2010 in photos

Mexico Cruise Photo Album from a fabulous three-generation, 7-day cruise

August 20, 2010: Sand Pond
June 25, 2010: Leo Carrillo State Beach
December 31, 2009: year in review
2009 in photos

September 4, 2009: Auf Wiedersehen to Kevin
August 28, 2009: Kevin’s last week of class
August 24, 2009: Go-Cart! And, Balboa Park and the Midway Museum with Kevin
August 12, 2009: Sand Pond
June 15, 2009: Camp Balboa with Pack 951
December 31, 2008: year in review
2008 in photos
November 10, 2008: Roy, Leo, and John at Indian Hills Camp and Ondine’s kitchen project
June 16, 2008: Roy at Camp Balboa and Leo’s Kindergarten promotion
February 29, 2008: includes a look back at previous Leap Days
December 31, 2007: year in review
2007 in photos
October 22-26, 2007: the 2007 San Diego fires. Unlike in 2003, we were not evacuated.
August 4-12, 2007: our summer camping trip to Sand Pond included visits to Gold Lake and the Kentucky Mine.
Hawaii photo album and video clips from our 3-generation, 1-week stay in a gorgeous house on the North Shore of Hawaii. January 1, 2007: year in review
2006 in photos
December 20-21, 2006: Two parents, two kids, two days at Disneyland
August 5-13, 2006: our summer camping trip to Sand Pond included a visit to Snag Lake
December 31, 2005: year-in-review
2005 in photos
December 31, 2004: year-in-review
2004 in photos
Muelheim photo album and video clips from our six-week stay in Germany. December 31, 2003: year-in-review
October 26-November 2, 2003: a day-by-day account of the San Diego fires
August 11, 2003: our summer camping trip to Sand Pond
December 31, 2002: year-in-review
July 20, 2002: Leo's birth
December 31, 2001: year-in-review
December 31, 2000: year-in-review

Archive of family portraits from the top of our weekly journal pages. From early 1998 to January 21, 2002, our weekly journal was hosted on a free web host that didn't permit picture uploading; we moved it to our own server to eliminate the pop-ups, and at the same time uploaded our portraits (such as they are). You can see we’ve made some attempt to keep them current.
August 28, 2017 to present (photo taken 08/05/17)
May 9, 2016 to August 28, 2017
June 7, 2015 to May 9, 2016
June 17, 2014 to June 7, 2015 (photo taken 06-16-14)
August 19, 2013 to June 17 2014 (photo taken 08-08-13)
April 5, 2013 to August 19, 2013 (photo taken 03-31-13)
November 16, 2012 to April 5, 2013 (photo taken 11-16-12)
April 30, 2012 to November 16 2012 (photo taken 04-29-12)
August 21, 2011 to April 30 2012 (photo taken 08-14-11 in the Redwoods)
June 14, 2011 to August 21, 2011 (photo taken 06-13-11)
August 20, 2010 to June 14, 2011 (photo taken 08-11-10 at the Mountain Creek Restaurant in Sierra City)
July 2, 2010 to August 20, 2010 (photo taken 06-28-10 on a Hornblower "adventure cruise" in The Big Bay)
May 2, 2010 to July 2, 2010 (photo taken 05-02-10 in the House of Sweden, Balboa Park)
January 1, 2010 to May 2, 2010 (photo taken 12-26-09 at Grammy’s)
December 18, 2009 to December 31, 2009 (holiday card photo)
August 16, 2009 to December 18, 2009 (back from camping)
August 15, 2009 to August 16, 2009 (just a quick edit)
March 9, 2009 to August 15, 2009
January 2, 2009 to March 9, 2009 (holiday card photo outtake)
December 19, 2008 to January 2, 2009 (holiday card photo)
March 10, 2008 to December 19, 2008
January 1, 2008 to March 9, 2008
August 14, 2007 to January 1, 2008 (Sand Pond)
July 3, 2007 to August 14, 2007 (At Volcano House, Hawaii)
January 15, 2007 to July 3, 2007 (by Leo)
December 8, 2006 to January 15, 2007 (holiday card photo)
November 3, 2006 to December 8, 2006 (drawn by Leo)
October 16, 2006 to November 3, 2006 (stamped by Leo)
August 16, 2006 to October 16, 2006 (a Sand Pond special)
July 7, 2006 to August 16 2006 (Buddy joins the family)
April 9, 2006 to July 7 2006 (a Sedona special)
January 1, 2006 to April 9, 2006 (by Roy)
December 5, 2005 to January 1, 2006 (holiday card photo)
January 1, 2005 to December 5, 2005
December 10, 2004 to January 1, 2005 (holiday photo)
September 5, 2004 (a Gasometer special featuring us with Peter, Klaus und Marlies)
September 2, 2004 (a Landschaftspark special)
August 26, 2004 (a Muelheim special)
August 12, 2004 (a Hagen special)
August 8, 2004 (a Heidelberg special)
July 23, 2004 to December 10, 2004
January 8, 2004 to January 16, 2004 (a San Diego snow special)
January 1, 2004 to July 23, 2004
December 15, 2003 to January 1, 2004 (holiday card photo)
August 22, 2003 to December 15, 2003
January 1, 2003 to August 22, 2003
December 19, 2002 to January 1, 2003 (holiday card photo)
August 19, 2002 to August 26, 2002 (a car trip special)
July 21, 2002 to December 19, 2002
January 21, 2002 to July 21, 2002

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