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:
http://www.zinzins.net/disneyland_weekend_2011.htm, http://www.zinzins.net/peace_train.htm, http://www.zinzins.net/manutd_v_barca.htm, http://www.zinzins.net/xmas_&_alex_birthday.htm.
We have six children, two of hers, two of his and two joint efforts (see Blending). They outnumber the parents, and know it. They preoccupy us and worry us and thrill us and warm us pretty much every day. There is always movement around us and in our home. Life without them would be unimaginably dull and self-centered. Life without them would be so sad. They fill this photograph album, and will surely fill the journal as it advances.
The most recent photos of the children can be accessed through the journal pages: 2008, 2009, 2010.
One day we hope that all of this will be a record that is meaningful for them of a time when they were too busy being children and growing up to notice what was going on around them.
But there are relatively few photographs of them all together: too much movement, too many things going on for each.
We collected a few for this page.
The photo on the left was taken at San Francisco International Airport in April of 1999, the last time that we dropped Nick and Tom off to return to Paris for longer than their summer vacation. (See History)
Airports don't feel so bad any more.
With four of the children having one parent living in France, we still spend a fair bit of time en route. Nick and Daphné are standing up behind the stroller, Alban, all smiles, is getting scrutinized by baby Alex in the stroller and Charlie is sticking his tongue out while Tom laughs his approval.
On the right above, Valentine's Day 2006, and all in valentine's colors. Well close. Charlie has on his Thierry Henry Arsenal shirt, which is more bordeaux than red. Nick was not home, although he had temporarily moved back in at the time. Tom was smiling despite his braces: good for you, kiddo! Here is another one from that evening.
On the left, ordering crepes at the Brest tall ships festival in the summer of 1996. We were based at La Grée and St Malo for the vacation.
Next, in Santa Cruz, at home for Alban's birthday party in September 2000. Daphné and Nick were in their orthodontic phase, but smiling anyway.
Below from summer 2000 is a shot of one of their then favorite play spaces, the hot tub on our deck at home.
Not all of our photos are very good in terms of quality or composition, but some of the poorer quality ones are great shots of the people in them. Here below is one of those, which they took of themselves on the deck using our digital movie camera during the summer of 2003. How lovable can you get!
They do not remain children for ever, of course, although they will always be our children.
By the summer of 2007, the older four had all graduated from high school. Two graduations pages are here and here. The older became teenagers very quickly, it seems. And in many ways remain teenagers! They have done a little moving out of the family home, and almost as much moving back in! Ah, the carousel of time.
Listing of Pages in the Site
. . . with Alban