Saturday, January 20, 2007

501st Garrison Holiday Party

Nearly 80 family & friends of the Southern California Garrison gathered for the annual holiday party at our home. We enjoyed food, photos, Rose Parade video, campfire, and a raucous gift exchange during this 12-hour event. Some sneaky stormtroopers even switched the flag in front of the house, to prove our home had officially been invaded!


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Vietnamese Cub/Girl Scout meeting, Irvine

R2-D2 & two stormtroopers made a post Rose Parade visit to a large group of Vietnamese Cub Scouts & Girl Scouts in Irvine. Michael spoke about how he built the droid, told the kids about the charity work done by the 501st, and answered various questions. Then the kids lined up for a turn operating the remote control to create R2's sound effects. We shared photos and newspaper clippings from the Rose Parade & other events.



Friday, January 12, 2007

Annunciation School soup kitchen fundraiser

This small charity event in Fullerton raised funds for a local soup kitchen.


Monday, January 1, 2007

2007 Rose Parade

Our R2-D2 appeared on the Lucasfilm float in the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade. Michael followed as a marching stormtrooper. The kids got to decorate the Endor float on a few different days, and they finally got to meet George Lucas at the dress rehearsal. We've got lots of photos posted at

http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=148477951/a=77753519_77753519/t_=77753519