Summer Highlights

Ok, next up is our action-packed summer!  Hold on to your hats because we are going to do this in one post!

My sweet nephew, Reese, was born. Ok, so this was technically in spring... oops!

We headed to the LSU alumni crawfish boil over in Chesterfield.

Even Caleb liked those mudbugs!

Caleb graduated from Ms. Erica's Preschool class.

Cousin Becca came to town and Will surprised us with tickets to see Jersey Boys at the Fox Theater.

Will put on another stripe.

We spent a great evening with some cousins of Will's mom. Some live here in St. Louis and others were visiting from Columbia.

We hosted another great murder mystery dinner set in 1969.

Before we knew it we were back in New Orleans visiting with Will's mom.

We then made the short drive over to Orange Beach, AL for some fun times with the Sages

On the way home we stopped off to see our other nephew, Sage.

Back home, Caleb attended VBS and I taught 20-something preschoolers. That was one exhausting week!

The whole Hobgood clan came in town for Reese's baptism.

More Escondons came in town from Columbia. We enjoyed some great Peruvian food, and Will played translator for me 🙂

We enjoyed some fun days with friends on the slip-and-slide and running in the sprinkler.

We drove over to Ohio to visit Aunt Chachi, Uncle Tim, and Becca. Some of us even enjoyed the Paul McCartney concert.

We took a fun family trip to Branson with our neighbors, the Paynes.

Playing at the water park, and fun at Silver Dollar City was a perfect way to wrap up our summer!


Well, I hope that wasn’t too much for everyone!  I will try my best to update more often!

Much love,




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Up and Running!

Here are a few pics to describe the things we did this spring!

Way back in Feb. we headed down to New Orleans for this guys wedding. Will was a reader during the ceremony.

Caleb joined in on some (g-rated) Mardi Gras fun!


We got to visit with some sweet friends whom we had not seen since our wedding!

Caleb played spring soccer.

Caleb has been riding his bike like a mad man! Yes, he is in his PJs, and he does normally wear a helmet!!

Next up, we headed to NYC where we visited with one of my favorite people, HT.

We attended Kyo and Tim's BEAUTIFUL wedding in Yonkers.

Last, but not least, Caleb took some much-needed swim lessons at the YMCA.

Well, that was our spring!  Only one more season to catch up on!







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Hello World!

Well, it was time for a switch!  After trying to (unsuccessfully) update our blogger page several times over the last few months, I got fed up! So, I am going to give WordPress a try to see if it is a little more user-friendly!  Here is a random test pic!

William, Caleb, and the Giraldo Great-Grandparents

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