Thursday, November 10, 2011

From one generation to the next...

If anybody is familiar with our family, Ashlynn inherited many traits of Grandma Caroline. Never mind that she is the only granddaughter, she loves to go big - just like her grandma. She took those traits, confidence and compassion and decided to put on a bake sale last year benefiting ALS. Many of you contributed to that effort for which we were grateful.

The ALS association in Irvine was so touched with her donation and the work she put on, that she was invited down to Irvine this evening to honor her Grandma at their awards banquet. True to form, following in her Grandma's heritage, she made the family proud this evening.

Ashlynn ALS Banquet from Kate Rober on Vimeo.

Sorry for tablecloth in 1/2 the shot. My hands were shaking so bad, I had to balance the camera on the table for stability. It was an honor to associate with many ALS members and all the staff from the Irvine ALS chapter. May the world find a cure for this disease and long live the memory of Grandma Caroline.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Merry Christmas from Heaven

My house is clean and the Christmas music is on. I'm ready to decorate for Christmas! The first box I brought in happened to be my Moms Genealogy Tree. It had one ornament hanging on it....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The rest of the weekend....

BBQ and Pool Party!

Celebrating Kams B-day!

Saying Goodbye for this trip...

Monday, October 24, 2011

From the Orange County Register...

The Orange Family History Center, located in the rear of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orange, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday afternoon with an open house and dedication of the new Caroline Braxton Rober Internet Learning Center.

Following a presentation and a ribbon cutting ceremony, visitors had the opportunity to tour the center and use its various resources to learn about their ancestors.

The center, at 674 S. Yorba St., is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday and welcomes all guests regardless of religious affiliation.

Orange Family History Center Director Beth McCarty speaks during an open house and 20th anniversary celebration at the center on Saturday.

Randy Burnett - a stake president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which hosts the Orange Family History Center on its church grounds - speaks during Saturday's 20th anniversary celebration.

Larry Rober, husband of the late Caroline Braxton Rober, for which the new Internet Learning Center at the Orange Family History Center is named, was on hand to help dedicate the new center.

Lisa Rober, daughter-in-law of Caroline Braxton Rober, stands with Kamden Rober, left, and Davis Henderson, Caroline Braxton Rober's grandsons.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Caroline Rober Internet Learning Center

The highlight of the weekend in CA was the celebration of the Family History Centers 20th anniversary, and the dedication for the Caroline Rober Internet Learning Center.

As we mingled with people who work at the Family History Center it was amazing to hear how many people our Caroline taught. She truly was teaching the teachers as well as the students. It is such an honor to have her name associated with the learning center.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Walk to Defeat ALS 2011

It was such a great day! The park was gorgeous as was the weather! I can not begin to describe how touched I was to see so many different families who have all been effected by this horrible disease. It hits every race and every age but that Saturday we were all combined as one in our grief and resolve. A great example of this was when they called out all of the team names. One team was called "ALS sucks" and there was a collective laugh throughout the crowd. Not because it was particularly funny but because everyone there had a personal belief for how bad ALS truly is.

We did not hear our team name called and so at the very end they re-announced our team as "Last but not least - Sweet Caroline!" Then they said they wanted to hear it and we sang the chorus to Neil Diamonds Sweet Caroline. Then the  DJ played it for everyone. It was awesome and my Mom would have loved it.

Thank you to those of you who showed up to support us and for walking with us. Thank you to those who helped us raise money and donated so generouly. Between the two Sweet Caroline teams we raised almost $8000. What an accomplishment!

I wore your shoes for you Mommers. ALS may have taken your life but it never took your spirit.

Truly you defeated ALS!