Saturday, October 6, 2007

Lisa and Mark's Birthday Barbecue & House Warming

The last three posts are from just a couple of days that we took off to celebrate our birthdays and have a big birthday/housewarming party while Mark's family was in town from British Columbia. On October 6th, seventy-one friends, family and music students came by to help us celebrate over the course of the day!

Foreground: Crystal Fitchett, Grace Yanagisawa and Al (in the white hat); Background: Frances Waffle, cousin Steve Hosohama, aunty Ann Hosohama, and cousin Norman Baker

Al, Vance Fitchett, Lisa Kato Fitchett and Grace chat under the gazebo. Foreground: Howard and Frances Waffle - the best neighbors ever!

Dan Krier, James Christopher, Tony Alvarez, Mark Fitchett, and Jack Greminger warm up with a few tunes. In the audience: Jeff and Julie Miller.

Duke Renny and Steve Catalano jump in...

Joe Rigano, Barbecue Maestro... started at 11am served 'em up all day! On the left: Pam Teren

Jamming on keyboards...

Joe Orrantia, Jennifer Calbi, Jared (2), and Jessica (4 months)

Jazz Flutist Stephanie James with Lucas Haan

Thursday, October 4, 2007


...Crystal, Todd and Vance Fitchett get a kick out of the huge floating granite ball at Disneyland...

Mark the birthday boy hanging out with his nephew "Goofy"