CUMC: ‘Once Upon a Parable’

It’s really just the beginning of the “May Memory Season” of capturing end-of-the-year pictures and videos for school activities and everything else. This weekend’s entry is the annual children’s musical performance at Campbell United Methodist Church.

“Once Upon a Parable” is a compilation of six Biblical stories, woven together with song and dance. Jocelyn, Felicia, […]

Talent Show “Reflection” for Jocelyn

This week was the annual Talent Show at Willow Glen Middle School. Among many great acts featuring singing and dancing, Jocelyn selected a song to perform solo in front of parents and peers.

From Friday, April 27, 2012 … Jocelyn sings “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan:

Mulan was originally released in 1998 — as was […]

Carol of the Jingle Bells

The “Diamond Ringers” youth bell choir directed by Karen had holiday double duty today, performing twice in the morning serices and a third time in an afternoon Christmas Concert at Campbell United Methodist Church.

If you missed it, here they are with “Carol of the Bells” from this morning and “Jingle Bells” form this afternoon […]

The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit

Setting aside the ban pun, this year’s Children’s Musical at Campbell United Methodist Church was another big hit!

Neither Jocelyn nor Felicia had a very big part, but their on-stage presence was enough to highlight an otherwise dreary Mother’s Day (no thanks to the San Jose Sharks and to the weather report). And they […]

O come, O come, Emmanuel

Presenting the popular Christmas hymn, as performed earlier today by the Diamond Ringers youth bell choir of Campbell United Methodist Church, under Karen’s direction (with special guest appearance from Aunt Jenni):

O Come, o Come Emmanuel from David Keller on Vimeo.

And you can read more about O come, O come, Emmanuel on Wikipedia.


“A-MAZE-ing Mania” … the Video Game!

Yeah, it’s been a while. Sorry … 😉

Summertime is crazy time here at the Martin-Keller Estate, where you never know what to expect. But we bet you didn’t expect Video Games!

A few weeks ago, Jocelyn and her friend Sarah attended a “video game camp” operated by Galileo Camps, and hosted at The Tech […]

Muggle Quidditch – World Cup Qualifying

While not yet confirmed by official sources, has learned that the next stage of World Cup Qualifying in Muggle Quidditch will likely take place in February, with the team from California hosting the reigning champion team from Tennessee.

This grainy video taken in the hills above Saratoga shows the Californian Martins conducting an inter-squad […]

Carol of the Bells

Merry Christmas to everyone! As a special holiday treat, Jocelyn taught herself to play the “Carol of the Bells” on the organ at our Cabin in Tahoe.

And she recorded it on her new Creativ Vado HD pocket video recorder. We hope you enjoy it!


“That’s ‘Cuz The Other Team Scored it”

Felicia scored her first official soccer goal today, sort of. … The score comes near the end, and listen closely for the extra bonus analysis from Felicia:

Well, sure, the ball got a little help from the other team, but it was going in anyway, right!

So, the Green Ninja’s didn’t technically win today. […]