Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sophie at 6 Months

first words
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Sophie's been very talkative lately saying mama and dada a lot. Also, went to the doctor yesterday and she's 18.12 lbs. and 27 ½ inches long.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Alex dancing with Lauren
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Who would've thought I'd be dancing 15s in my 30s! Still, I had a great time drinking mojitos and hanging out with my cousins... any excuse to bring the family together is a good one. The 15s itself turned out awesome. Loved the Cuban theme!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Family History

I've been working on a digital scrapbook for my parents and I found this old photo of my great grandfather from the turn of the century (last century). Jose Ignacio Hernandez was the son of Canary Islander immigrants (Jose Antonio Hernandez and Encarnacion De la Nuez) who died in an ambush during the war for Cuba's independence. A relative of mine in Texas still has his war machetes!

I was also able to go back one more generation and get Jose Ignacio's grandparent's names (my great great great parents): Jose Sebastian Hernandez and Isabel Rodriguez Guerra.

Monday, August 23, 2010

9 years

al & mai
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Today Marge and I celebrate 9 years together. (2 and a half married) and it's been awesome... here's to 9 more years.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

General Update

Man, I haven't had time for anything geeky now that Sophie is much more active and demanding 100% of our attention. I haven't been able to see any TV and only 2 movies. I have been able to read though (usually at 6:30 am before she wakes up) because it's quiet and I can do it in short sessions (10 pages here, 5 pages there).

So far I've read: Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep, Larry Niven's Legacy of Heorot and I just started Larry Niven's Ringworld.

When I get done with Ringworld I'm going to hunt down and read Iain M. Banks' Consider Phlebas, which I heard was really worth the read.