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:
The Rabinovici-Bouchardy family, four children; eight syllables and currently residing in Paris, is very partial to the USA. Here's a part of the reason why: Fabienne and Jean's wedding took place in Las Vegas on September 20, 1996. Regretfully, we did not attend. But check out the French cowboy!! Like us, they married after having a child or two, in their case Fiona and Maeve! Gotta work on that timing!
This is a friendship that goes way back: Grand-père went to the same school as Faby's father back in the 1930s, and the two men belonged to the same theater troupe and hunted together in the 50s and 60s. Naturally enough, Marie-Hélène and Fabienne got to know each other, and after settling down with families in the 1990s sought each other out afresh.
We see them every year, either at home in Santa Cruz or at their home in Paris. During their visit in the summer of 2000, the Rabinovici clan went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with Daphné. Check them out there, and below!
This little duo on the left gives a great view of the glee in a splash!
For the dad as much as for Fiona and Leah, his little girls!
Okay, so let's move on from the Boardwalk. Back a few years to May 1997 and our wedding reception, at La Bellanderie, our lovely home in the Forest of Rambouillet, southwest of Paris. Faby and Jean came, of course, with their two daughters: Leah and Chenoah came later.
First, on the left, Fabienne took this wonderful shot of Maeve holding a nervous little Charlie's hand. He had yet to turn two.
On the right we see Grand-père beaming behind his three God-daughters, including Fabienne in the middle.
By the way, Marie-Christine is in blue: she is Marie-Hélène's Godmother. So her father's Goddaughter is her Godmother! Think about that one!
Next, we have two photos taken during a visit that we made to Faby and Jean in their Paris apartment in July 2004.
On the left we find the little Chenoah, very cute.
On the right, two men of the male gender (thank you Dave Barry) doing what such people do.
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