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What a year 2007 has been! Many wonderful moments and memories made. Thank you for being a part of our year and a part of our lives! We look forward to many more moments and memories in 2008 with each of you. Happy New Year!
December 31, 2007
New Year's Eve at Andy and Danielle's

A wonderful New Year's Eve spent with Kirk and Lindsey at Andy and Danielle's.

December 25-31, 2007
Christmas in Hawaii

We were so lucky to be able to spend Christmas 2007 in Hawaii with Christian's family as well as Tara's brothers.  We stayed at the Marriott on Waikiki and enjoyed visiting the Hilton Hawaiian Village where Tara's brothers were staying.  We surfed, spent lots of time on the beach, climbed to the top of Diamond Head, at delicious food and relaxed to our hearts content.

December 22-25, 2007
Christmas in Huntington Beach

We had an early Christmas in Huntington Beach with Roland and Daniel.  During our time there we got to see The Christmas Pagent at the Crystal Cathedral.

December 13, 2007
Disneyland with Keira 2007

Tara and Christian spent some time in Huntington Beach over Christmas break.  While we were there we had the wonderful opportunity of taking Keira to Disneyland.  We had a ton of fun!  It's always a joy to spend time with our niece.

December 13, 2007
Mil/Dil Day 2007-San Francisco, CA

Tara and Janet spent a day in San Francisco together to get some Christmas shopping done.  Their shopping day has become something of a tradition for the two of them.  After a fun-filled day of shopping and eating, Christian joined them that evening for dinner at the Matterhorn and then on to Handel's Messiah at Davies Hall.

November 19-22, 2007
Thanksgiving, Quincy, IL

This year we spent Thanksgiving with Tara's family in Quincy, IL.  We were happy to have her brother, Kurt, back from Iraq and her grandparents were also visiting from Michigan.  We were even there in time to celebrate Bret's birthday!

November 15-16, 2007
Janet and Grandma Gails Birthday, San Francisco

Birthday celebration for Janet and Grandma Gail in San Francisco.

November 8-15, 2007
Oracle OpenWorld 2007, San Francisco

Another great week at Oracle OpenWorld. Lots of long hours spent working but we were rewarded with a chance to go to the OpenWorld Party and see Elton John.  It was an amazing show.

October 20-21, 2007
Christian's 29th Birthday,

To celebrate his special day, Janet, Gary, Kirk and Lindsey joined us in Capitola for the weekend.  We had a wonderful dinner at the Shadowbrook Restaurant, a favorite of ours. 

October 19, 2007
Kurt Visits

While in Iraq, Kurt communicated with students from Tara's kindergarten class and their third grade buddies.  They wrote many letters back and forth and Kurt even sent video messages to the kids.  Upon his return, those kindergartners were in first grade, the third graders now fourth graders and they all were estatic to meet him!  We were also estatic to have him home and have the opportunity to spend time together.

October 3-6, 2007
Kurt's Homecoming, Quincy, IL

Tara's brother, Kurt, had been serving in Baghdad, Iraq for a year and was finally home!  We were blessed to be able to be at Tara's parents house to celebrate his homecoming with family and friends. 

Sept 30-Oct 4, 2007
Adobe MAX 2007, Chicago
Christian goes to Chicago for Adobe MAX event.

September 6-13, 2007
VMware VMworld 2007, San Francisco
We didn't have to travel far for VMworld this year!  We always love staying in San Francisco and this was no exception.  Christian spent most all his time at Moscone while Tara enjoyed the time to shop and sight see.
September 3, 2007
Tara's Half Marathon, Disneyland

One of Tara's lifelong goals has been to run a half marathon, maybe even more than one!  She was able to accomplish that goal thanks to sister-in-law, Kelly.  Kelly had been planning to participate in the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon but got sick the weekend of the race.  Tara was happy to fill in for her!  She got up early Monday morning and began the race with Christian's Uncle Danny and cousin Rick.  She had the best time running through Disneyland, California Disney, Anaheim and finally finishing back at the entrance to Disneyland.  She made pretty good time, finishing in just over two hours!

August 18-21, 2007
Skiing on The Delta in August

Once again we headed to Galt and spent some time skiing on the Delta.

August 8-16, 2007
Cisco Global Sales FY08, Las Vegas

After returning from Michigan and Shanghai, the two of us packed up again and headed to Las Vegas for eight days!  Christian was working at Cisco Global Sales and Tara was there to relax before school began.  The highlight of the week was the opportunity to attend the Aerosmith concert with several of Christian's co-workers.  We had the best time!!

July 30-Aug 3, 2007
The Farm, Calumet

Although Christian had to be in Shanghai, Tara was able to fly to Michigan to spend a week with her brothers, parents and grandparents at The Farm in Calumet.  Chad and Keira made a surprise visit which pleased us all to have them there.  It was a wonderful week!

July 22-29 , 2007
Oracle OpenWorld APAC, Shanghai

Christian visits Shanghai for Oracle OpenWorld event.

July 21-22 , 2007
Catalina Races, Long Beach

Another trip to Southern California.  This time to watch Christian's cousin's compete in the annual Long Beach to Catalina race.  We spent the morning and afternoon with the Anderson's at the Long Beach pier watching the race on the JumboTron.  We had a ton of fun playing with the little cousins, catching up with the newlyweds and celebrating Andy and Glen's accomplishments.  We were so glad that Chad and Keira were able to come spend the afternoon and evening with us as well.

July 14-15 , 2007
Kirk and Lindsey's Wedding, Riverside

We traveled to Southern California to celebrate the wedding of Christian's brother, Kirk, to Lindsey Johnston.  It was a beautiful weekend filled with family, friends, food and fun.  They were married in a quaint chapel at The Mission Inn.  The bride was stunning and the groom, completely smitten.  Congratulations Kirk and Lindsey!!  We love you!

July 7, 2007
Water Skiing on the Delta
Christian and Tara headed to Galt to spend a weekend with Gary and Janet.  We took advantage of the beautiful weather by taking the boat out on the Delta and spent one afternoon skiing!
June 20-25, 2007
Kauai Vacation- Summer 2007

The perfect kick-off to summer vacation!  We spent a week at the Marriott Resort in Kauai.  It was a beautiful, relaxing setting and we enjoyed every minute of it!  Surprisingly, Tara took the opportunity to brave SCUBA diving for the first time.  She took a four hour lesson in the hotel pool, then headed out the next day with Christian and the instructor.  It was quite the experience and although she's glad she tried it, she's not sure when she would ever do it again! 

May 19, 2007
Annual Woodside Auction 2007

The theme was to choose your favorite decade.  We were never able to fully appreciate the Disco Era but we love the clothes and the music!  We had a very fun night with staff and parents from Woodside Elementary.  Tara was offered $200 for the boots...but she still has them.

May 5-8, 2007
Tara's 28th Birthday at Disneyland

After having taken Keira to Disneyland numerous times, Tara decided it would be the ideal place to celebrate her 28th birthday.  Chad, Kelly and Keira joined us for the day as did Kirk, Lindsey, Roland, Daniel and even Janet who was there for a Dental Convention.  What a fun memory!

April 14, 2007
Christian's 10 Year High School Reunion
Hard to believe it's been 10 years already since the good ol' days of high school!  Christian was happy to be able to attend and reunite with classmates at his 10 year high school reunion at Lodi Academy.  We spent the afternoon at the academy then joined his classmates that evening for dinner at the Spaghetti Factory in Stockton.
April 8-10, 2007
Weekend in Huntington Beach

We flew down to Southern California to spend time with Christian's dad, Roland who had recently returned from Africa.  We were able to spend time with the Anderson's as well as Chad and Keira, Tara's brother and niece. 

March 30-April 6, 2007
Cisco Partner Summit, Las Vegas

Christian worked the Cisco Partner Summit event in Las Vegas.  Tara flew down for the weekend to enjoy the hotel and visit with Kirk and Lindsey who drove over from Loma Linda. 

  Keira's First Birthday
February 22, 2007

Tara had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Southern California celebrating niece, Keira's, first birthday!  She was very excited to be there on the actual day and be able to take her out and show her a good time.  Where else would you take a one-year-old than....Rodeo Drive, baby!  They were joined by Daniel and all three had a wonderful time without doing too much damage.

February 14-16, 2007
Valentines Day and Brandon's Visit

Christian got Tara a Nintendo Wii for Valentine's Day this year.  We thought it would be fun to have our niece, Brandon, break it in with us.  She came over and had a sleepover at our place in Redwood City.

Jan 25-30, 2007
Citrix Summit 2007, Orlando

Christian flew to Orlando for a week to work at the Citrix event.