November 27, 2021


Sunday, January 10, 2010
Had a great Christmas with everyone in Louisiana and a great New Year's at home. Now we are just trying to brave the cold in Houston, keep the pipes from bursting, and watch the Saints do well in the playoffs!

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Sunday, January 04, 2009
Another year gone. Wow.

Christmas this year was really nice. I've got lots of great pics in the Christmas 2008 folder. This is one of mt favorite shots:

One really neat highlight was trading my jalapenos for various things. We left with our jalapenos and came back with jalapenos, satsumas, oranges, nectarines, kumquats, lemons, pecans, and blackberries. I gave away huge bags of fruits to lots of friends, family, and neighbors. The best part was seeing all those boys in the back of my truck eating oranges and satsumas until their bellies swole up!

Of course, it was great to see all 6 of the boys together. This will be a true force to be reckoned with in a few years.

Happy New Year to everyone.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007
What an amazing Christmas! We managed to get in some time with all sides of the family and had a great time. Neo really enjoyed himself. I think Charlie did too, although he is a little easier to please at this point. Thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful gifts.

All of our Christmas pictures are here, although I don't have some of the pictures that others took. If you took some on your camera, please send me a link to them or email them to me.

Also, congrats to Blake and Chelsea on the court date for their adoption! You can read about their adoption here. Also, they are still trying to raise money for travel to Ethiopia, so if you would like to donate to help them, see the note in the upper right of their website to send them a few dollars through PayPal.

Happy New Years! We are really looking forward to a wonderful 2008.

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Monday, December 17, 2007
"I can't put my arms down!"

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Neo had his CCD Christmas play tonight. Very cute. Neo did great.

Pictures and a couple of video clips are here.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007
First, I'll apologize to Vince and Amy for stealing an idea from them, but they sent me a Christmas card that was so darn cute and funny, we just had to make one of our own.

So, here ya go. Merry Christmas from our family to yours.


Saturday, December 30, 2006
Ok, I've got the pictures up on the website. You can see the pictures Christian and I took in the Christmas 2006 folder, along with the subfolder of pics from vince and amy.

And I've also got Neo's website all synced with his new computer/camera setup so that as he takes pictures and comes home and docks it, the pictures will show up on the website the next day, so be sure to check it for updates. You can see his pictures here.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
We really enjoyed Christmas 2006. We are still working to get some things in order here at home now that we are back, and I haven't gotten the pictures off of my camera yet to put on the website (or from neo's camera for that matter), but I will definitely do that soon.

After work I have been working to get a different computer set up for neo so mom can use his current one. Once I do that, hopefully i can set up another method to post his pictures to his website.

But thanks again to everyone who let us invade. It was a great trip. The food was second only to the company. Also, thanks to everyone who gave Neo all of the great gifts. He had a great Christmas.


Sunday, December 03, 2006
The Christmas season is upon is! Neo is about to burst with excitement. He has spent alot of time making his wish-list. His Christmas wish list is linked to from his page.

We are having a wonderful weekend. We BBQ'd yesterday and had some amazing bacon-wrapped pork thingies (bacon-wrapped pork? I guess that is redundant isn't it...). And today, Christian fired up the slow-cooker and made an ubelievable dish with meat that fell apart if you just stared at it.

Looking forward to Christmas, although we are a bit unsure of Christmas plans. Eventually I am going to set the bulletin board back up to discuss these things. For now, let's get the emails flowin'.

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Monday, January 02, 2006
Definitely much to report.

Before leaving for Louisiana, Neo and I worked on staining and varnishing some "Cajun Cadillacs" that Paw-Paw "G" had made for us. Christian wrote the letters on them and then we applied a couple of coats of varnish on top. I gave away a couple of them to some guys that I work with. Thank you Paw-Paw "G" for the pirogues - we had a lot of fun working on them. Some pics are here.

Our holiday season officially began on December 23rd. We left Houston very late (about 9:00 PM) on our way to Louisiana. Although we got there late, it was a great trip.

We spent Christmas Eve at the Graffagnino's. Neo and Kameron had a blast playing with one another and opening presents. Christmas day was spent at the Bergeron's which was also a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who helped out so much with Neo's Christmas. He received so much and was quite the happy boy. You can see pictures from all of the Christmas festivities here.

Another reason we were in Louisiana was to attend a wedding for one of our favorite people in the whole world... Lori. Neo was the ring bearer in her wedding and was so excited to play a part in it. Check out how sharp he looked! The wedding was amazing and so was the reception. We wish Lori and Travis the best and are very happy for them. A few pictures from the bridal luncheon, rehearsal, and wedding are here (including a video of Neo walking down the aisle).

While we were in Louisiana, we visited the Scott fire station. There, Neo got to climb on the truck, wear a real fire suit, ride in the truck, and even turn on the siren! He had a blast. Pics from the visit are in Neo's folder here.

New Year's was a calm one for us. We bought a few fireworks for Neo (mainly sparklers and smoke bombs), and watched some movies.

When we got home, Neo and I took some time to sand, paint, and assemble a wood train from a kit the Uncle Vince gave to us. It came out pretty good.

Overall, it was a great trip and a great holiday season for us. Now... back to real life.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
It looks like something got screwed up with the forum database, so it is no longer available. Thankfully, I think we are all ready for Christmas, so we don't need it anymore for that.

I also think that this is going to be the catalyst required for me to rewrite the website and host it on another machine. It may take me a while, but after the rewrite we will have a better forum, a flash enabled photo gallery, much faster and efficient loading of pages, etc. To do this, I will have to rewrite the main site, my "frankie" site, neo's site, the robot website, and christian's cloud 9 creations site, so it may take me a while :) Bear with me!

In other news, we have a few Christmas pics up showing our new Christmas tree. At the bottom of the page, we have a couple of family pictures. Beware though - they are slightly larger images than normal. The Christmas 2005 folder is under "Events" or you can click here.


Thursday, December 30, 2004
I added a few pictures from Vince's camera. It shows the snowman that we made. All of the new pictures are at the bottom, so you will have to scroll down. You can see them here.

Also, I added a few computer drawings of the proposed camp we are dreaming up. This is one of them. You can see all of them here.


Sunday, December 26, 2004
I think we just had what might be called the best Christmas ever. It all started with waking up on Christmas morning to a a white Christmas! Look here at the pictures for proof! It was beautiful. Vince and I went and made a snowman on the golf course which is somehow still standing outside.

Brent, Emily and Kameron came on Christmas day and everything has been wonderful. Neo and Kameron have been playing with each other non-stop. We played basketball, had some wonderful food, and opened many presents. All of the pictures are here.

This was one for the history books.

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Friday, December 24, 2004
It's official: it is snowing in Houston, TX. It's no blizzard, but it is snowing.

Mom, Dad, and Paw-Paw just got here. Now we just need Vince, Amy, Emily, Brent, Ethan, and Kameron!


Saturday, December 04, 2004
The pictures from the Graffagnino Thanksgiving in Opelousas, as well as pictures from eating crawfish in Baton Rouge, are now on the website (thanks Vince). Check them out here when you get a chance (scroll to the bottom).

Also, we should start discussing Christmas plans. I have heard discussion of having Christmas in Houston, but before we commit, we should look at who can make it, sleeping arrangments, dates when people will arrive/depart, etc. Let's get some posts going in the forum.

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