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Our kids have been staying busy with new and exciting things. Justice is now working part-time at Subway as a “Sandwich Artist” while attending both Miramar and Mesa. He’s been doing a great job managing school, work, fitness, socializing, DJing and big brother duties. Aubreigh traded in her Marauder hat for some Falcon wings. Although we miss watching her play for the Lady Marauders, she will be hitting the courts with her travel team. It’s nice to hear what she’s been cooking up in her culinary class at Scripps and taste her latest creations including a blueberry and cream cheese strata she made for Shaye’s birthday – could she be the next Top Chef? Alyannah is enjoying the tail end of her 5th grade year and just toured Marshall Middle School. She celebrated her 11th birthday with 3 of her girlfriends at the SD Ice Arena last January and is continuing to pursue her love for music by taking piano lessons, which she seems to enjoy. Aly also saw snow for the first time at our family trip to Big Bear – she even went tubing down some serious hills! We are proud of Aly for making the Marshall Middle School choir. Ella had a few exciting “firsts” – she met The Fresh Beat Band at their concert last month and attended their VIP party with her cousin Addy. Like her big sister, she saw snow for the first time and went tubing down the big hills with her big brother. Ella also took her first plane ride to Hawaii were she went to the beaches and ate her first Hawaiian Shave Ice. She even got to play with Mickey at the character breakfast at the new Aulani Resort. Ella is very excited to be a Big Sister - in fact all of our kids are very excited to welcome their new Baby Sister in our family!

No longer just for Hollywood’s A-list celebrities, eyelash extensions are your answer to long, sexy, outrageously defined lashes. After just one visit to Lash Luxe studio, your entire beauty routine is transformed into an effortless ease. You will wake-up every morning looking and feeling glamorous and ready for the day. Verlee specializes in a patented technique perfected by Beverly Hills elite lash pioneer, Daniel Dinh. Certified in the Dinh method, ultra-lightweight, sterilized faux mink eyelash extensions are applied, one-by-one to your natural lashes. By blending the extensions seamlessly, they look and feel like your own lashes, only better! Verlee will design just the right look to accentuate your best features to ensure a flawless result you will love. We understand how busy women are. Your time is valuable and this service is dedicated to giving you something very precious: time and practical pampering. With professional eyelash extensions you will not only look better than ever, but you will save time every morning. You can also say goodbye to raccoon eyes forever!

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Maxwell’s Boxing is a family-owned, home-operated business located in Mira Mesa, with easy access off the 805 and 15 freeways. Unlike other gyms that are located indoors, our customized facility is located privately outdoors, taking advantage of the wonderful San Diego weather and fresh air. This translates into a better experience for our students, and most importantly, proper and effective training. Our venue provides the necessary equipment and training to help students achieve their goals. Whether a kid, or an adult, Maxwell’s Boxing caters to anyone. Maxwell’s Boxing is “100% Pure” Boxing”™ and students will achieve the highest level of success! Owner, Sherman Sadsarin, welcomes those who may be interested in learning the sport of boxing. A huge enthusiast of the sport for more than 30 years now, Sherman has trained at one of the foremost famous clubs in San Diego, Irish Spuds. He’s fought in amateur competitions, studied, and learned techniques, from the United States Institute of Amateur Athletics, which has helped him become successful. He is a licensed trainer by the U.S.A. Boxing Commission (home of boxing Olympians). Sherman’s philosophy in boxing is simplicity and direct focus with small classes. With that, successful results come in to play. He also implements the R.F.A.™ system with his students: Relax, Focus, and Application. He looks forward to meeting you!

Email to sign up for your first intro class. 10510 Bannister Way San Diego, CA 92126

Chocolate Chip & OREO Cookies 1 stick softened butter 6 Tablespoons sugar 6 Tablespoons brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ¼ cup flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 11 broken pieces Oreo Cookies 1 cup chocolate chips 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, and sugars until well combined. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well. 2. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl, stir to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients then stir in oreos and chocolate chips until just combined. 3. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Borrowed from the February 2012 issue of Woman’s Day magazine, here are 5 new ways to use a hairdryer. 1. Detach a photo from an album. To work a delicate photograph off one of those sticky pages, blow warm air onto the back of the page while gently tugging the photo free. 2. Dust tough-to-reach places. Set the dryer on cool and point it at dusty shelves or intricate knickknacks to blow the debris right off. (Start from the highest shelf to make gravity work for you. 3. Dewrinkle plastic shower curtains or table-cloths. Blow hot air onto fresh-out-of-the-bag material to "iron" out wrinklesjust keep the dryer 12 inches from the surface so it won't melt. 4. Perfect frosting or icing. To harden frosting on cakes or cookies, blow cool air directly on it. To brighten a dull finish, give the icing a hit of hot air. 5. Erase crayon marks or wax spills. Kids gone wild? Blow-dry the stain on high until the wax melts, then wipe with a soapy sponge.

Joe recently toured the new 787 DreamLiner, the latest and greatest Boeing creation that he was honored to work on. Here are some highlights of the new aircraft - we hope to travel in one some day in the future! JAL plans to do non-stop flight from SD direct to Tokyo starting in December. Visit for more. Cleaner, Healthier Air Fewer complaints of dizziness, headache, eye irritation, dryness due to the the newly introduced gaseous filtration system that also removes odors, irritants and gaseous contaminants. Spacious, Convenient Stowage The intuitive design of the bins make it easy for passengeres to open, load and close and allow for at least 4 large roll-aboard bags, minimizing the need to store bags beneath seats. Smoother Ride Through Turbulence The 787 is equipped with Smoother Ride Technology which means that it senses turbulence and commands wing control to counter it. This leads to a more comfortable experience and a reduction of passengers who have motion sickness.

It has been quite an eventful winter for our family! We were fortunate to take our family to San Francisco in December to celebrate the holidays with Jean and Yak; then to Big Bear in February with Michelle, Mike and Cash for some winter fun in the snow; and then finally to Hawaii with Ella, which was her first time on a plane and visiting the island - it was a great way to spend quality time with our youngest, who in a few months will no longer be the “baby” of our family. The burning question “Are you going to have another one?” has finally been answered, and we feel truly blessed. As you can see, we have been trying to pack a lot in as we await our newest (and final) family member, expected to arrive this August! We will soon be a family of 7 and they say 7 is a lucky number! And did you know in Chinese, the number 7 symbolizes “togetherness”? How perfect is that? Work is always interesting for us - Joe was excited to tour the new Boeing787 Dreamliner which he worked on and Shaye designed packaging of her company’s product - a first for her. We just celebrated our 5 year anniversary last February with a romantic and delicious dinner prepared by the Gaano kids (thanks kids!!!); a steak dinner at Morton’s in San Diego; and a trip back to Oahu, where we honeymooned 5 years ago. With Baby G expected to arrive this August, this trip was considered our last hoorah (for awhile) before we enter diaper duty once again. The nesting begins as we look forward to the new love of our lives. We hope you had a memorable winter and are enjoying spring so far! By the time the next issue comes out, we will likely have a new “cover girl”. : ) Take care and we hope to hear from you and see you all very soon.

Sophia & Mike Valenzuela on expecting their Baby Girl

Jim & Tania Nuezca on the arrival of their Baby Girl Aria Janice

Jaylynn Romen & Chima Udengwu on their Engagement & upcoming December wedding

Winter 2011-2012 Newsletter  
Winter 2011-2012 Newsletter  

Our family trips to San Francisco, Big Bear and Hawaii, our holidays and some big news...