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My friend Tiffany is officially a baccalaureate and I couldn’t be more proud of her. At first I was a bit worried that she wasn’t going to make it to her own graduation on time. Luckily her last name is Wilborn which meant she was the 3rd to the last in line and that bought her time. Lucky girl.

Parents, in-laws, sisters, children and anyone whose anyone came out to congradulate her.

Okay now my turn.

After pictures we went to The Salt Grass Steak House.

They have a nice view.

What in tar-nations is going on here?

After dinner we went back to their place where I made strawberry margaritas for everyone, Hawaiian style.

Congratulations Tiff!  Now go get busy on that Masters.

It’s Adrian’s birthday and he is a big 5 years old this year.

Happy Birthday Adrian! from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

Birthday Wishes from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

I think we’re almost ready for some babies of our own.

Adrian Eating His Birthday Cake from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

There was a lightning storm going on. Pretty crazy and scary at the same time so after cake and presents we all gather around outside for a better view.

Happy Birthday Adrian.

It must be pretty obvious that I’m a camera clicking whore because I was asked to take photos of the students at a private elementry school.  This was a great experience for me and after this I realize that I definitely need more experience and that I should not work with kids, ever.

After taking all the student photos we gathered them all outside for a class photo. This was a lot harder than it seemed. Oh boy!

It was a bright sunny day.

Gotta admit though, some of these kids are pretty darn cute.

At least now I know as much as I love photography taking student photos is not my forte

The day after our anniversary just happens to be Chris and Tiffany Semmler’s anniversary,  August 26.  I actually remembered their anniversary, unlike mine own, because I took note of the date when she told me awhile back. Ray and I left them a card outside their door and we also volunteered ourselves to be babysitters so they could do what ever their hearts desired.  They took us up on the offer and next thing I know we’re at their house watching t.v. with the boys and picking up cheerios off the carpet.

They have pretty well behaved boys so it was no problem at all, that is, until we had to change the diaper.  Ray and I totally fucked that part up.  When Chris got home he laughed because we put the diaper on backwards.  I guess we need a little practice.

Bringing Kola along as bait was a wise decision.  Little kids love to follow him around for some reason.


When we first got to Austin we rented a cheap ass hotel for two days in hope that it would be enough time to find an apartment.  Well it wasn’t and in an effort to save money Ray called up Chris, Shane’s brother, and we ended up staying at his place for about five days.  He has a beautiful wife and four growing boys.  His boys are some of the cutest, well behaved boys I have ever come across.  Here are some photos I took of them.


This is Piellei, the eldest of the boys

getting ready

Ray’s getting ready for fatherhood.


The second to eldest and the most hyper one, Adrian.

Rocking Ray To Sleep from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

Kids Just Like Ray from Doan Chung on Vimeo.

the boys

There you have it.  I found my new family in Austin.