Walking Chicka at Pulgas Ridge

January 24 • Nice day to take Chicka for a walk at Pulgas Ridge in San Carlos

Hiking Brook Creek in Pacifica

February 7 • We hike to Brook Creek Falls in Pacifia, but then got car issues

Sheila’s Birthday in San Mateo

February 12 • The family celebrates Sheila's birthday with dinner in San Mateo

Dad & Cedric’s Birthday Celebration

February 13 • Family meet in Fremont to celebrate Dad and Cedric's birthday

Colin’s First Drumming Recital

February 13 • After the birthday celebrations we go to San Leandro's Fresh Pizza for recital

Biking Over the Golden Gate Bridge

February 15 • In San Francisco we bike over Golden Gate to Sausalito and ferry it back

Family Brunch Event in San Mateo

February 23 • Murphy brunch with special guests Cathy, Christine and Oleta

Day Ski Trip at Dodge Ridge Resort

March 2 • Warm midweek day ski trip to sunny slopes of Pinecrest's Dodge Ridge

Kelly’s Birthday Dinner in Cupertino

March 5 • Belated birthday celebration for Kelly at Joy Luck in Cupertino

Purchase New Living Room Rug

March 12 • We finally find a new living room rug that we like at Pottery Barn

St. Patrick’s Day in San Carlos

March 16 • Early St. Patrick's day dinner at the Cerna's home in San Carlos

Fight for Air Climb in San Francisco

March 18 • Despite not feeling 100% got our fastest times ascending the BofA Building

Day at San Mateo Central Park

March 27 • Spending a sunny Easter Sunday at the Japanese Garden in San Mateo

Easter Sunday in Menlo Park

March 27 • A quiet Easter Sunday morning at home with outdoor breakfast

My First PaintNite in Sunnyvale

March 28 • My first paint night with Marsha at PF Chang's restaurant in Sunnyvale

Los Angeles / Palm Springs - Day 1

April 2 • Drive down to LA on Toby's birthday, We visit Fred in West Hollywood

Los Angeles / Palm Springs - Day 2

April 3 • We drive from LA to Palm Springs and check into the Hacienda on Warm Sands

Los Angeles / Palm Springs - Day 3

April 4 • We take an early hike to Indian Canyons the rest all day by the pool

Los Angeles / Palm Springs - Day 4

April 5 • We relax by pool and have lunch before leaving Palm Springs to drive home

Colin & Cedric First Drumming Recital

April 8 • We attend Cedric's first drum recital along with Colin with family in Newark

Dinner with Friends at Three Seasons

April 15 • Friends get together for dinner in Palo Alto and to celebrate Toby's birthday

ACE Day at Santa Cruz Boardwalk

April 16 • Family join me for the annual ACE day at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Earth Day Festivities at Symantec

April 20 • Symantec celebrates Earth Day and my first ride on a Segway

Andrew’s Birthday Get Together

April 21 • Family gets together for birthday dinner at La Fiesta in Fremont

ACE Spring Conf. - Carowinds

April 29 - May 1 • Jim, Randy, Matt and I attend ACE Conference at Carowinds in N/S Carolina

ACE Spring Conf. - Dollywood

May 1 - 4 • We then drive to Tennessee to visit Dollywood and to see Lightening Rod

Mother’s Day Event in Santa Nella

May 7 • Family gets together in Santa Nella for a nice celebration of Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Event in San Mateo

May 8 • Sunday afternoon with the Murphy family celebrating Mother's Day with Kathy

Justin’s TKB Birthday Gathering

May 12 • The TKB Family takes Justin out to celebrate his birthday at SnoCrave in Cupertino

Dinner with William in Palo Alto

May 14 • William visits from Georgia with partner Carlton, we have dinner at Ruby Burma

Kenny’s Birthday Dinner Gathering

May 21 • TKB Family takes Kenny to celebrate his birthday at Shanghai in Santa Clara

Joker Media Day at Six Flags

May 25 • Media preview event for new coaster "Joker" at Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo

Memorial Day Local Bike Ride

May 30 • Short holiday bike ride around the neighborhood to the Menlo Park Seminary

Mike’s First Visit to Yosemite Park

June 5-6 • Take Mike for his first visit to see the splendors of Yosemite National Park

Murphy / Lacey Family Reunion

June 11 • Toby's Dad's side of the family reunion at Huddart Park in Woodside

Louie’s Palo Alto Birthday Brunch

June 18 • Friends gather at St. Michael's Alley in Palo Alto for brunch

Father’s Day / Mom’s Birthday

June 18 • Family gathers in Santa Nella. Do dinner at España in Los Banos

SymPride Event at Symantec

June 22 • I help out at the SymPride booth during Diversity and Inclusion Day at work

Frameline 40 Film Festival in SF

June 23 • We see "Spa Night" at the LGTBA festival during Pride Week in San Francisco

Beach Day at Grey Whale Cove

June 26 • We spend a day in the fog and sun at our favorite Gray Whale Cove in Pacifica

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

June 29 • Treat Cedric and Colin for a coaster day at Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo

Hiking the Hills by Hallmark Park

July 4 • On Independence Day we take a short hike in the hills above Belmont

Paint Night and Dinner in Sunnyvale

July 11 • I attend my second Paint Nite with Marsha at PF Changs in Sunnyvale

Weil Day at San Francisco Zoo

July 23 • Toby's company's family picnic day and lunch event at San Francisco Zoo

Camping at Richardson’s Grove - Day 1

July 24 • Visit Fern Canyon and Redwood National Park along the coast

Camping at Richardson’s Grove - Day 2

July 25 • Visit Fern Canyon and Redwood National Park along the coast

Camping at Richardson’s Grove - Day 3

July 26 • Visit Fern Canyon and Redwood National Park along the coast

Camping at Richardson’s Grove - Day 4

July 27 • Visit Fern Canyon and Redwood National Park along the coast

SF New Museum of Modern Art

July 28 • Visit the newly reopened and vastly expanded Modern Art Museum in SF

Kathy’s Birthday in San Carlos

July 30 • Celebrating Kathy's birthday at Tim and Patty's home in San Carlos

Europe Day 1 - Fly out from SFO

August 11 • Take United from SFO to New Jersey, then red eye to Barcelona

Europe Day 2 - Arrive in Barcelona

August 12 • We arrive in Barcelona, Spain and stay at the funky Axel hotel

Europe Day 3 - PortAventura Park

August 13 • Take the train to our first foreign amusement park, PortAventura

Europe Day 4 - Full Day in Barcelona

August 14 • We explore the town visiting Segrada Familia Basilica and La Pegrada

Europe Day 5 - Embark Cruise Ship

August 15 • We board the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship that afternoon and then we depart

Europe Day 6 - Monaco, Nice & Eze

August 16 • Tour Monte Carlo, then bus to Nice France along the coast and also Eze

Europe Day 7 - Livornia, Italy

August 17 • Stop at Livornia / Florence but we stay on the boat to relax

Europe Day 8 - Civitavecchia, Italy

August 18 • Short visit of the port town of Rome before heading back to the boat

Europe Day 9 - Palermo, Sicily

August 19 • Bus tour around Palermo the visit seaside resort town of Mondello

Europe Day 10 - Naples, Italy

August 20 • Boat tour along the Amalfi coast then visit the historic Pompeii ruins

Europe Day 11 - Full Day at Sea

August 21 • Relaxing full day at sea. Splash 'pool party' tea dance and gorgeous sunset

Europe Day 12 - Santorini, Greece

August 22 • First time in Greece, tour white washed town of Oia and Fira

Europe Day 13 - Bodrum, Turkey

August 23 • First time in Turkey, tour the castle and the shop the bustling markets

Europe Day 15 - Mykonos, Greece

August 24 • Take tour to Elia Beach then explore the quaint town and famous windmills

Europe Day 16 - Disembark in Athens

August 25 • Say goodbye to the cruise, check into hotel in Athens and explore

Europe Day 17 - Athens, Greece

August 26 • Visit all the ancient ruins like the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis

Europe Day 18 - Fly Back Home

August # • Last day we depart Athens to New Jersey then home to San Francisco

Celebrating the August Birthdays

August 28 • Charley, Cameron and Georgia's birthday get together in San Martin

Colin & Cedric’s Live Drumming Event

September 9 • First time performing with a live band at Tribu in Union City

Birthday Celebration for Julie

September 10 • Birthday dinner at Cascal's in Mt. View then gifts at Jimmy's

Celebrating Martha’s Birthday

September 11 • Celebration with a family get together at the Cerna’s in San Carlos

Candle Craft Event in Menlo Park

September 18 • Fall leaves decoupage on mason jars as candle holders

Anniversary Dinner at Mountain House

September 23 • Celebrating 12 years together up at Mountain House Restaurant

Tony & Petey’s Wedding Celebration

September 24 • Celebrating the union of Tony and Petey at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg

San Francisco’s Castro Street Fair

October 2 • Spend a few hours up in San Francisco to hang out at the annual Castro Street Fair

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