Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Ted!

Today, Halloween 2008, Ted is celebrating his 29th birthday. We'll go to their house tomorrow for an "Spagetti" dinner to celebrate with them.

Ana, Mike and Aurora are Trick-or-Treating at Grandpa's neighborhood. I stayed home to welcome the Trick-or-Treaters of our neighborhood.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tio Carlos Castillo in 1956

Nuestro tío Carlos Castillo en el período de 1956 al 1958 fué el Presidente del Club Alianza en Maracaibo. Esta foto me la envió Felix Canelon via BlackBerry.
Yo tengo recuerdos de visitas al club y de bañarme en la piscina frente al Lago de Maracaibo. Recuerdo que hacía frío por las tardecitas por la brisa que soplaba. Tambien recuerdo haber ido a un "baile" con orquesta como también a ver películas en la sala de cine con pantalla al aire libre. Que buenos recuerdos. En esa época los primos Castillo López vivían en la casa de los "Dos Caminos".

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Family Sunday Breakfast at the Cardenas

Mila invited the family to a tipical venezuelan-american sunday brunch: arepas, blackbeans, "carne mechada", "cachapas", "nata", "queso fresco rayado", avocado, bacon, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, etc.

Mila took the pictures shown here.

Following I mentioned the people present at the brunch: Hosts - Mila, Saul and Carla, Guests: Claudia and Kyle came from College Station, Ely, DeAnna, Ely II and Madeleine came from Channelview, Christi y Ruli came from Houston - Memorial, and from Tomball: Ana, Mike & Aurora, Grandma Lina and me (Mary).

We had a great time and ate deliciously. Ted and Jennifer were not able to come. They were camping at Huntsville this weekend and they took Quincy with them.

Claudia and Kyle were going to stop at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Magnolia on their way back to College Station.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Abuelita Lina en Houston

Mila, Carla, Aurorita y yo fuimos a recibir a la abuelita Lina al aeropuerto. Viene a pasar tres semanas con nosotros. Después de recibirla y en camino a casa de Jenny y Ted nos paramos a tomar un snak en "Chick Fil A". En frente a Chick Fil A Mila y yo tomamos las fotos que aquí anexo. (Las tres primeras las tomé con mi camara - las siguientes las tomó Mila con su camara)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baffin Bay & Riviera Texas - Ely's Fishing Trip

Every year around this time Ely goes "deep sea fishing" with some friends. Last weekend they went to Baffin Bay. They stayed at Wild Horse Lodge ( They brought back some beautiful pictures that I am posting here today with their permission.

Fishing Guide: John Johnson

Ely's Friends: Ricky and Gordon

Friday, October 10, 2008

Canelón López Siblings in 1957

This picture was taken in 1957 in front of our rented house in "Las Cuarentas" an area of Cabimas, Venezuela.

From Left to Right (Age):

Bottom - Omar (4), Jorge (6), Jesus (7), Freddy (2)

Top - Mila (6 months), Mary (3)

On the right edge of the picture you can see the silhouette of "mami" (28)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Aurorita Modeling

Ana, Mike and Aurora have been invited to a weding in the coming weeks and Aurora was modeling the dress that she'll be wearing... What do you think?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Jenny's 28!

We celebrated Jenny's 28th Birthday with a lunch at Goode Company Seafood. We all liked the mexican style "ceviche" called Campechana. We were trying to figure out the ingredients and we all agreed on: crabmeat, shrimp, avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion, olive oil, lemon/lime... It is soooo good! I should have taken a picture of it... Happy Birthday Jenny.

Sunday, October 5, 2008