Photos and Videos Updated

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anthony.silva — Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 12:14 am

We just got caught up on photos & videos for the last month or so. Stop by the galleries and check them out! Here are some previews. In addition to Cinco De Mayo happening, we also went peach picking at Schnepf Farms with the Glynns - read all about it and see pictures at their site.

We’d like to submit the videos below for the Irony of the Year Awards…notice that the song playing out of our speakers in the backyard is “Imagine” which is a song about peace and unity…and then notice our daughters beating the Cinco De Mayo piñata to a pulp. Enjoy! :)

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Guestbook Back Online!

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anthony.silva — Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 12:47 am

This should make Mommy happy… :)

After a year or two of being out of commission due to getting too many spam posts, the guestbook is back and better than ever! It’s been converted over to the new visual format and uses a Captcha image/word recognition anti-spam filter so hopefully we won’t have those problems anymore. :) I also imported the old entries we had with their proper dates so you can see who said what and when.

Click here or click on the “Sign Guestbook” link under ”GUESTBOOK” on the side bar to sign it (even if you’ve already signed it, sign it again! :) ).

Shaun & Erika: The Musical

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anthony.silva — Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

2008_04_18_308.jpg This past Friday, we all went to see our long-time family friend Shaun get married to his girlfriend of 3+ years Erika. It was a beautiful and fun wedding complete with choreographed entrance walks, a singer, a swing dance by the bride and groom, breakdancers, and a scripted dance by the wedding party (among all the usual wedding hoopla)!

2008_04_18_360.jpg Fun times were had by all and we were happy to finally meet Shaun’s east-coast family and friends. Towards the end of the festivities, Mimi (and Yaya this time, too!) came out to dance again. After seeing the breakdancers, the girls appeared to be trying to duplicate their moves by running and skipping around the dance floor and kicking their legs up higher than usual. Mimi even did a body wave and Yaya did a superman (or girl, as it were) pose! (Sorry for the video quality below, but it was taken with Nana’s camera - watch all the way through to see Mimi’s body wave move!)

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Also, we’re completely up to date on photos AND videos AND posts for the first time in recent memory - ENJOY!

New Photo Galleries Up!

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anthony.silva — Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 12:46 am

After much tedium, the new format photo galleries are up and running! Notice on the sidebar we removed the old folder browser used by the old gallery software and have added simple text links to help you navigate where you want to go.

Each of the “X’s Photos” pages has a link to all of its contained galleries (labeled by month and year, just like the old gallery). Clicking on any of those galleries will get you to a gallery browse page where you can click on any image to see the fullsize version. When viewing the fullsize version, there are links in the bottom (white) part to go to the next and previous image without leaving the fullsize browser.

Next projects are getting caught up (again) on photos and posts and getting the guestbook up and running again (special request from Mommy!). We should also be adding some more title bar images in the near future.

We’ve also touched up the format of the sidebar and added small icons in a couple places for extra polish. :) Please enjoy and let us know what you think!

P.S. We have noticed some problems with how the galleries show up in firefox and safari so if you use either of those browsers, that’s why things might look a bit funny (it’s 2 against 1, so that means internet explorer is probably the one that’s actually displaying it wrong ;). We’ll be working on this in the near future as well…