Archive for the ‘Family Life’ category

Mourning my Grandmother’s Death

November 5, 2008

Sunday November 2, 2008 – while I was working at Open City Bistro I received a phone call @ 10:11pm from my mother crying, she said ” Chea` my momma is dead”!!  Right then and there I broke down in front of the police, co-workers, customers, bar-backs and all.  For at that moment I felt my soul leave my body leaving me powerless and feeling so very helpless.  Im thankful my mother had the courage to call my sister and brother-in-law before she called me and have them in route to where I was, for she knew this was news I could not handle alone.

I would like to thank all the well wishers from BONA Fitness, Elite Martial Arts, Open City, Union Bar, Zepplin, Pandora, Epic Lounge, Pravada (formerly) Crome, DECO, and all those who I missed thank you!!  i know I have to be strong right now….if not for myself for my mother who is hurting the most!!

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Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. Luv you grandma! I hate you missed history in the making!!


Family Thanksgiving 2007

July 17, 2008

Thanksgiving as grown to be one of my favorites holidays as I’ve gotten older. I believe the underlying meaning of the holiday, being thankful and having love for the ones close to you, is the thing that I truly appreciate. Man, I’m getting to be a sap in my old age! Anyways, we had Thanksgiving Dinner at Aunt Grace’s place in Katy this year. Pics below:

Thanksgiving Dinner.

The family enjoying post-dinner wine and storytelling.

My sis took everyone’s money in Poker.

My cousin Sam, broke at the poker table.

An empty house as everyone sleeps.

A sober Mike & Kris with a tipsy Mom and Aunt.

Kris with our Uncle Ed

Aunt Grace’s nanny, Lilly, making turkey pot pie.

Greg playing the guitar.

My dad and uncles.

Aunt Grace’s Holiday Piano.

Uncle Ed and Aunt Kitty.

The poker table.

Awkward smiles.

Jenarais & Jess’ Baby Shower

July 17, 2008

Here are some pics from Jenarais and Jessica’s Baby Shower at Ballpark Lofts, as well as some from Vanessa Fuselier’s Birthday.

The view of Elite from the office.

Hangin’ with the kiddies @ Jess & Jessica’s Baby Shower

Eddie makin’ it rain during the poker game.

Kara and Katie chillin’.

Playin’ for keeps.

1.5 Flipinos

Betting on Babies.

Watchin’ Forrest upset Shogun at Kara’s.

Kris with our Sister-In-Law

Beer on the floor?

Andy & Katie

Bet Winner.

Vanessa’s Birthday Party!

Mike’s Birthday Too!

Alpha, Grant, and Catherine.

10 Degrees of Seperation.

Bolivian Dinner Party

July 17, 2008

Pictures from Tuesday’s Authentic Bolivian Dinner Party

Lilly cooking for the crew.

Awww. Sisters.

Mustard Chicken Preparation.

Me & the Berm.

Attack of the Kitchen Utensils.

“Family Photo”

Dinner is served.

Chris and his salad.

Thales Rivas Baby Shower

July 17, 2008

Here are some overdue pics of the Baby Shower that Lindsey, Chris, and I threw for Jordan, Alaina, & Baby Bean! It was co-ed so it was a little different than the average baby games and diapers. I’m so glad that everyone had a good time and enjoyed the turkey I baked! Thanks so much also to Vanessa and Steve for offering so much help. You guys are so sweet! Jordan & Alaina, putting you two together was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. If nothing else, I’m just glad to be a part of your lives and sharing this wonderful occasion with y’all. I genuinely love you guys so much. Here are the pics…

Papa Jordan

Alaina’s Best Friend


Mark makes a surprise appearance from Waco

My Uncle Vinnie

Me & Spencer hiding from girlie games

“You People”

We’re both showing.

Bonus Shots from Last Weekend

Saturday – Chris repairing my poor car

Kris jacking himself off as usual.

Off to drop Venessa off and find a deal in the Berg!

The Bachelor Party – Alpha Males

First Round KO againt Rico

The Bachelor

Rico Suave

More Damn Alpha Males

Preparing the Mess. Yikes!