Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May Crowning 2019 SJS

If this year is stagnant and uneventful (school activities) due to nCov19, last year was hectic for us.  Here's the timeline for last year

We had a day to rest after the brain-exhausting battle for the History Bowl, well not really a rest because we had to pack for our 3-day trip to Washington DC.  Then when we came back Saturday night from DC and the next morning, they had their  May Crowning.  These poor kids literally had a grueling tasks physically and mentally.
 But they showed up like real troopers for the May Crowning.
 This year's May Crowning got delayed but they had it once the  church reopened.
 For those non-Catholics who wonders what even is May Crowning, it  is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.  May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refer to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring the Virgin Mary as "the Queen of May"
 The 8th grade class chooses one of their peers to be the May Queen.
 Despite being tired, their smiles can melt everyone's hearts.
 A little celebration at Theo Yiannis after the occasion.
Now that the kids are done with the cyber works for school, I can slowly post  some of the events that I neglected to write about last year.  I just need some time and motivation lol.

Junior Dons #SportsBanquet2019

We missed out on a lot of  school events in 2020.  Everything was put to a complete halt while the 
pandemic is going on.I am glad that my son was able to enjoy the basketball season before the Covid19.  He wasn't able to enjoy track and field but they  pre-conditioned before that. Anyway, these photos were taken during their  sports banquet in May 10th of 2019, my daughter's last year at St. Joseph School.
My daughter was not able to play volleyball during her freshman year at Madonna but she was ready to play tennis, to bad it got cancelled as well.
 Hopefully when  everything gets back to normal, they will be able to play sports again. This  corona virus is really taking a toll on everything.
Rye with Julia and Mrs. Fuscardo.
EJ with the Zhao brothers and Michael I.

Track Coach, Mr. Buterbaugh

Jr. Don athletic team 2019

With Lydia M. and Juliana V.
Junior Dons 8th grade athletes

With Ally P and JV.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Earth Day 2020 Photo Shoot for Fun

This pandemic has been quite a challenge especially if you have very active children like mine.  Although home quarantine has been implemented, going out once in a while is a must.  We don’t want to miss out on the Spring atmosphere. 
On Earth Day, my son and I went out and walk in our neighborhood.  I thought it would be fun to take some photos do I brought my Canon Rebel camera.
Although he was resisting of me taking a lot of pictures of him, I still managed to capture some decent ones.
My son has grown a lot over the winter.  He is my height now and soon, I will be the shortest in my family.  That’s okay though, I love seeing them grow not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.
I hope and pray that this pandemic will soon be over.   We definitely miss going to church on Sundays.  We miss playing tennis 🎾 and we miss going to places without worry.
The kids are doing great with cyber classes but I can tell they miss going to school, miss their teachers, and miss Seung their friends.
I’m looking forward to having things go back to normal again.
“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” - Christopher McCandless

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception #DCtrip2019

This post is  way over due.  Here we are planning for the DC trip for my son and I haven't even posted anything about the trip that my daughter and I had last year.  My computer has finally crashed so I have no way of posting all of the events that happened last year.  Considering how busy our year was last year with lots of events involving our daughter.  It's gonna be so hard for me to catch with all of them when I get a new computer.  Right now, I am trying to use my husband's laptop but it has limited access to posting photos and other things.  Luckily, I was able to upload these photos before the computer crashed.
Anyway, we departed on May 3rd of 2019 to DC. I decided to chaperone since I have never gone to DC before. I thought it would be a great experience for me and my daughter together although I  know that she wouldn't want to hang out with me but at least I can see her enjoy the trip with her friends.  Our bus left at 6:30 am.  We were suppose to arrive  around 11:45 in Basilica but our bus missed an exit so we got delayed a little.  We didn't get to attend the  public mass but we were able to tour this humongous shrine. 
The exterior design of the shrine  is very impressive but I love the interior's intricate details.
With a big group of people touring, it was hard hearing the soft-spoken tour guide. I can tell how knowledgeable he was but I wish that the tour guide has a louder voice.
I will just let the photos speaks for itself since I could barely remember what was said during the tour.

I can't imagine how much it cost to build this shrine and to put all thew details, even the ceiling is so intricate. ...

Even the lighting is different from this church.
We only had a day of rest from our 3-day history bowl Charleston trip before we departed to DC so we were all still very physically  exhausted.
I am glad that the kids had to wear  a color-themed t-shirt each day, it's easier to identify them from the crowded place.

Lots of interesting things to see and information to take in, all we could do is absorb what we can and  enjoy the journey.  I finally got the chance to take a picture with my daughter.
Kids are exhausted and they were all complaining about their photos being taken but what's the beauty of it if we don't have photos to look back into so just smile for us ladies and gents, you'll be glad to see these photos in the years to come. This is a trip that you will only do once as a group so just enjoy every moment of it.  It's a joy for us parents to capture these moments.

May Crowning 2019 SJS

If this year is stagnant and uneventful (school activities) due to nCov19, last year was hectic for us.  Here's the timeline for last y...