At the bottom on the left is an alphabetical list of the pages in this web site, to help you navigate if you feel so inclined.
A guide to our family photo album covering 1994-2010, showing the principal themes, is here.
A year by year guide to our family time-line from 1994 through 2007 is here.
A photo journal beginning in 2008 is here.
The most recent pages of the album, copies of posts from my WordPress family blog, http://ianstock.wordpress.com/, are linked here:
We owe this page to Crissy, Luke's charming girlfriend, who was kind enough to give us copies of a bunch of digital photos from her camera of Alban out and about with his friends. Luke is a good friend of Alban who spent weeks (or was it months?!) sleeping on the sofa or floor of Alban's room.
On the left are Alban with Crissy and Luke during one of their days out. The only problem with posting photos like this is that we have often no idea where they came from, the background and context of each photo. But we like the way that they say something about Alban and his friends, 19 year-olds at play, even if you don't know the particular context.
Video games are a known hobby, and here on the right is the group hanging out around a screen. It looks as if pizza is being consumed.
Below is another hobby, skateboarding. This one was taken at Scotts Valley skateboard park, which we recognize. Why someone is playing the guitar on the ramp is not entirely clear. Alban is poised for action with his board angled up.
Next is another banal photo. This one has Alban, Greg and friends in a car. Notable here are the number of people in the back seat of what is obviously a small car: four. Some things don't change from generation to generation!
Crissy also took several photos of the group of friends out for a day trip down the Monterey Bay to Carmel. Below are two of these, with Alban proudly smoking and everyone happy to pose for the camera. It is somehow reassuring that they enjoy such moments, just as we do!
Finally, we have a photo that is somewhat out of this collection. It was taken by Crissy, but in 2009. It is here because late in 2009 Alban is still doing very little, neither school of any kind nor a paying job. This last photo will stay here until he starts doing something, to give him a little motivation!!
Here are the other 2008 photo journal pages: Tom living in Paris, Ian on a short visit to family in England, Maman, Papa, Charlie and Alex taking a long weekend down the California coast, birthdays and other special days in 2008, soccer in 2008, portraits in 2008 and, last but not least, the main 2008 journal page.
Listing of Pages in the Site
. . . with Alban