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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Some of you know that we had a very special event at our home a few weeks ago. I haven't made a post about it until now because it has been so hard to find time to sit and organize some pictures and a blog post!

A few weeks ago, an awesome thing happened. First, Vince, Amy, Ethan and Kyle were planning on making a trip to Houston to spend some time before school started. We were thrilled. I couldn't wait to show them the sights at Johnson Space Center. Neo kept counting down the days until Ethan would be here. Christian had meal plans made and our calendar set up with events.

And then, it got better. My nanny (godmother for most people) Michelle might be available to come and meet us in Houston! Wow. Everyone loves spending time with Michelle and Denise! Now we were really pumped.

Then it got even better. Michelle sent me a text message to let me know that Boo and Beth and their two boys were going to drive in from Baton Rouge to meet up with us as well! I can't tell you how excited we were.

And everyone made it into town, and the whole weekend was a blast. The kids played, we barbecued, we laughed... we all went down to Johnson Space Center and took tours. We also all went to Kemah to play and eat at the Aquarium restaurant.

We also had a small birthday celebration for Ethan.

What a great weekend. It was so much fun, that I'm gonna suggest we make it a standing event. I can't wait to get everyone together again.


Charlie still asks almost every day for "Michelle" and "Denise" (with that cute "s" sound of denise with his tongue between his teeth).

All of the pictures from the "Persi-nino" weekend are here.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Just got through BBQ'ing with some neighbors over at our place. Made some stuffed jalapenos that were fresh from my earthbox (they had cream cheese, cheddar, and bacon). Also had some grilled bacon-avocado bites. Grilled garlic shrimp. Some chicken legs. Hot dogs. Sausage. Grilled pineapple. Salad. Beans. Yum.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The rest of the Easter pictures are finally up now in the 2008 Easter folder. Sorry it took so long to get them there. There are some very cute pictures in there.


Also, we want to say thanks to Mrs. Pam for coming to visit and helping Christian with her new business. It was great to visit with her.

So what's going on these days? Well, we are pretty busy with work items, house items, taxes, jewelry stuff, kids, etc. Also, Christian and I started watching season 3 of Battlestar Galactica, which we have wanted to do for a long time. :)

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Monday, November 26, 2007
Thanksgiving in Louisiana was great... well, up until the very end when I got sick. But other than that, it was great.

We got to spend time with both sides of our family. I even had some time to get together with some old friends.

It was great seeing all of you, and we look forward to seeing you again. We really are blessed to have such a wonderful family and so many caring friends, and we are very thankful for that.

Pictures are here. I will add more to the folder as I get access to all the pictures that everyone else took.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Things are still going well around here. We had visits from my mom and Christian's mom which helped out a ton! Thanks guys! Christian posted a nice thank you note on her blog as well.

Charlie is doing well although he has problems with gas and diaper rash occasionally. I swear he passes wind like a 65 year old man sitting in a recliner watching sports does.

I got sick this morning with some sort of bug that is going around. Now we are doing our best to keep me away from the baby, but I'm afraid he might pick it up since I was walking with him last night. We'll see.

Charlie's October folder has more pictures. Also, some pics of maw-maw playing the Wii with Neo are in Neo's October folder.

Also, Happy Birthday Neo!!! Neo's birthday party is coming up and he is very excited.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007
Well, we had a good weekend, but no baby yet.

I have been worried for a while about Neo adjusting once the new addition arrives. Mainly, I was concerned about him not being able to play with me and mom, and not really having many other kids to play with.

And then, yesterday, this kid rides by on his bike, gets a little past the house, stops, and yells, "Hey!"

Neo said, "What?"

"You wanna go ride bikes?"

"Sure."

The kids name is John, and they spent all weekend together. He is a great kid with great manners. Christian and I met his parents this morning and they played together all day again (and were hard to separate). Later in the afternoon I took them for ice-cream. It looked like they had a really great weekend. They are already discussing sleep-overs and how soon they can get together and play again. Reminds me of the friendship I had with a friend named Karl growing up.

So, it was a good weekend, and we are waiting patiently for the new one. If you think you might be able to make it into Houston to visit after the baby comes, please check out Christian's post on her blog for more info. We want to coordinate visits so that we are aware of who is coming and when.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007
News news news... lets see if I can remember whats been going on.

Christian and I bought our first pieces of furniture. And being completely new to furniture shopping, we also spent way more money than we should have. Having said that, we did get some beautiful, well made furniture (all solid wood, no veneers, dovetailed joints, etc.) and it should last a long time. This was a bedroom set for the new master bedroom we are working on. I don't have any pictures of the room yet. We still have a few more things to do in there, so after we wrap those up and clean up the room, I will take some pictures. Christian and I really love the color we chose and the new look. It is starting to become our "sanctuary downstairs".

Neo went to the YMCA Camp Pinetree again. This time, he stayed for five days. He really enjoyed it. Pictures are here.

Mom, Emily, and Kam came to visit us last weekend and helped us get some things together in the baby room. Also, Mom helped out with cooking and cleaning, which was a huge help. Thanks guys. We really appreciate it. A couple of pictures of the boys playing are here.

Christian is doing well with the pregnancy. "Enfant" is still doing well and planning his escape.

Neo spent his 2nd to last week of summer vacation at a Karate Camp. Much of the camp was not about karate, but he did manage to get a couple of lessons in, and we think he may try some karate lessons after school this year.

Yesterday, while mowing the grass, I found that the backyard had lots of spider webs. As I was going around weed-eating, I ran across one huge web with two banana spiders in it. Some pictures of them are here, along with a video of me feeding her a worm. These spiders are actually called golden silk orb-weavers, and are very cool. Neo and I had fun catching lovebugs and throwing them into the web and watching the big spider eat them. We threw in a worm after lovebugs started getting boring. I thought the worm might be too big, but the big one attacked it immediately and started wrapping it up.

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Monday, May 28, 2007
We had a great visit in Louisiana. Neo and Kam played together almost non-stop. It is fun seeing them grow together. They played with the NERF guns Paw-paw bought quite a bit. They also went and picked a ton of blackberries, ate ice-cream, and went to see Spider-man 3.

One reason for the trip for us was to catch up with Emily since we couldn't be there for her graduation last weekend. We went over to Brent and Em's place on Saturday night and watched the UFC pay-per-view event. They introduced us to the sport, which we thought was pretty exciting. Now we just need to introduce them to Battlestar Galactica :) Thanks guys. We had a great time. We also gave Emily the graduation gift that we made for her. It's a paint brush holder/washer. We saw one like this online, but it was pretty expensive for such a small thing, so we decided to build a similar one. We decided not to use the steel canisters and also to make the cup disposable instead of using a fixed stainless steel cup. The other thing we did was make it non-symmetrical on purpose. So, one swing arm is longer than the other and we used various sized holes in the back. We put about 4 coats of polyurethane on it so it has quite a bit of shine. It also has some rubber feet on the bottom. I am really excited about the end result, and I think Em liked it too. Much of my excitement was because it was kind of my first detail oriented, small wood project.

The other thing we accomplished was collecting lots of old baby stuff that was in Louisiana - things that we had from when Neo was born and also some things that other people are sharing with us. Thanks to everyone who has helped us put all this together. This is going to save us quite a bit of money.

Pictures from our visit, mostly of the boys playing, are here.

Lastly, on this Memorial Day, we would like to thanks all those in our family who have spent time defending our country. Paw-Paw G. gave many years of service in World War II. Paw-paw Bergeron spent time in Korea, and Mr. Travis just recently returned home from Iraq. Thank you guys for your service. We all appreciate it.

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Friday, October 20, 2006
We want to thank Mom and Emily for coming into town last weekend with Kam. Neo really enjoyed getting to play with him. We have a few pictures in Neo and Kam's folders. I like the one of Kam in his new Superman clothes.

Also, Neo has a digital camera (a cheap one that I bought a while back for a project). He is taking his own pictures, downloading them hisself to his own computer running Edubuntu linux, and then viewing them with Google's Picasa. I have a script that runs every night that posts the pictures he downloads onto his website. You can see the ones he has taken and check for new ones here. Some of them are very good. I like this one. :)

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