S: Our family album
BC: That's all folks!
1: This book was created in 2011 by Teresa Thomas as a way to capture many family events, trips and wonderful times with her husband, Bill, and son Ian Thomas. For example, here we are at the Aviary in the San Diego Zoo.
2: A trip to Yosemite
4: Bill and his brisket, at Carmel, with his book, and me on a Segway.
5: Scenes from Santa Cruz, SIX Super Bowl trophies, us with the "big dumb head," and Bill "Shoe" Thomas at Universal.
6: Ian Growing By Leaps and Bounds
7: Ian likes caps, robots and imagination play. Here he is at home in Mt. Lebo, Castle Shannon and at Legoland (founded in 1999, the year Ian was born), San Diego Zoo and Colonial Days at Howe
8: Ian is a collector and he displayed his Bionicle and Star Wars collections at the Mount Lebanon Library. He also plays YuGiOh and baseball and swims for Mount Lebanon's Aqua Club. And he builds and paints Warhammer 40K models.
10: Katrina: A Really Great (Big) Cat | When Katrina was adopted from the shelter, she weighed four pounds and grew to 13 as an adult. She loves boxes, her cat tree and looking out the window.
12: Gathering Together
13: Spooky Times For Halloween, we start with lots of lights and carved pumpkins. Ian has had many outstanding costumes, some handmade by Grandma Thomas.
14: Christmas Celebrations | Christmas mornings start with our gift exchange. There are often Legos.
15: Chelf and Snowette, the Santa collection, handmade stockings by Grandma Sokol, Mom's Dept. 56 Nativity scene and a pile of gifts for Ian.
16: Kiawah Island, South Carolina | Kiawah sunsets are unmatched, with Ian at Charleston Aquarium, a condo area, playing golf on the hottest day of summer, Danger Alligators says it all...
18: Stars in the sky spark, lighting the crystal clear night. The stars always spark.-- Haiku by Ian
21: Kiawah 2011
23: In Santa Cruz, California | After Christmas in the Big Apple | The Mall in Washington DC | Ian at the Oyster Roast, Kiawah Island | Bill in the 'Burgh | At Universal, Orlando
24: Ian and Mom on the road in Charleston and foodie shopping in New York City.
26: San Diego's Balboa Park was breathtaking. Here we are smiling for Ian at a blustery Mission Beach. The boat that Bill and Ian are standing in front of had a role in the movies, Master and Commander and Pirates of the Caribbean.
27: Hanging in sunny California
28: The garden at our inn and spa at LaJolla
29: Legoland in Carlsbad That's Ian with a giant Bionicle!
30: The guys from Coronado Island -- that's our hotel in the background -- and with Darth at Legoland in Carlsbad.
31: Rugged LaJolla
32: Bill brewed his first ale in 2011; in San Diego, inspired by a famous kiss (thanks for the great photo, Ian!)