S: Fernando's Trip To Abbeville, Louisiana October 13, 2012 - December 8, 2012
BC: Until We Meet Again... We have great memories !
FC: Catholic Student Exchange Program
1: Bus Arrived at 4:30. Let the Fun Begin!!! First stop Coyote Blues to eat. Awkward Moment... | The beginning of a friendship for a lifetime. | October 13, 2012 | Our first meeting. | Welcome To Louisiana !
2: Fernando's Home For Two Months
4: First Day of School For Fernando at Vermilion Catholic | 10/15/12
5: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." - Saint Augustine | Fernando's Room | Fernando came bearing gifts from his country - Beautiful Place mats, Candy, Coffee, a Beautiful Bag for Kaylee and some awesome pant for Mitchell. But the best gift we received is having Fernando came into our lives and sharing memories that will last forever !
6: Front row: Kyrie Collins, Emily Rung, Valerie Robichaux, Zon Morris, Natalie Camel, Katie Meaux, Jenci Sellers, Mary-Ellen Stakes, Rebecca Sagrera,Sloan Trahan, Ellie Boudreaux Second row: Hannah LeBlanc, Ashlyn Trahan, Lindsey Sagrera, Skylar Noel, Lauren Duhon, Morgan Theriot, Haley Jordan, Marie Abad Third row: Mitchell Guidry, Andrea Kieu, Clay LeBlanc, Hayden Ryder, Duke Steen, Dustin Desormeaux, Nick Hollier, Dillon Constantine, Fernando Minondo, Tyler Frederick, James Luquette Fourth row: Matt Wilson, Aaron Melebeck, Dustin Derouen, Joey Faulk, Alex Griffin, Paul Padilla, Hunter Orgeron, Reid Broussard, Zach Derouen, John McLain | Class of 2013 | Senior Class
7: Class of 2016 | Freshman Class | Front row: Cole Frederick, Kaylee Guidry, Maddie Landry, Caroline Landry, Anne-Marie Marceaux, Alexis Broussard, Camille Robichaux, Cailin Trahan, Leah Camel, Bailey David, Mary Meaux, Ryan Winmill Second row: Rodolfo Grajeda,Griffin Dyson, Dilan Comeaux, Caleb Bengtson, Ethan Menard, Third row: Caroline Williams, Issac McNeil, Caroline Castro, Camille Griffin, Sarah David, Kaitlyn Bertrand, Andrea Owens, Scarlett Alleman, Kelly White, Emile Trahan, Luke Cao Fourth row: Brandt Golden, Tyler DeRouen, Logan Detraz, Jacob Sagrera, Haley Faulk, Joshua Langlinais, Hannah Fontenot, Bailey Broussard, Anna, Tyler Romero, Chris Campbell Fifth row: Nicolas Fletcher, Andre Girouard, Garrett Broussard, Micah Dronet, Andre Dubois, William Noegel, Hunter Frith, Meredith Stutes, Cecile Desormeaux, Payton Trahan, Dyllin Parbs, Calvin LeMaire, Top Row: Andrew Romaine, Brandon Albert
8: Boudin | Fernando told us that Guatemala is known for their Famous Coffee and Rum. He showed us this awesome video of the making of this rum. | So of course, we had to go find it. Well worth the trip it was Delicious very smooth! Then Fernando's parents sent us a liter of Zacapa...Awesome ! | Bon Bon, Millionaires, Neiman Marcus Cookies, Peppermint Bark | Chocolate Chex Mix | Canes Sauce
9: CAJUN FOOD | Eating Filet Mignon and watch the USA and Guatemala Soccer Game to determine who goes to The World Cup ! | Crawfish Etouffee | Ceviche
10: October 18, 2012 | Kip Moore
11: Eric Church
12: Kellogg's Tour of GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONS 2012 | Alexandra Raisman
13: Gabby Douglas
14: UL OF LAFAYETTE BASKETBALL GAME
15: Fernando Minondo Mitchell Guidry Isabel Guzman Maci Ardoin Marcella Valenzuala Cecile Desormeaux Rodolfo Javier Grajeda Logan Detraz Maria Abad Lindsey Sagrera | Exchange Students and Host Student
17: Most farmers in South Louisiana plant rice. They use a combine to cut the rice crop. Then the rice is stored in the bins until it is dried (that is what we do for a living). The farmer decide when he wants to sell the rice. Then we ship the rice out to the mill for them to process it for the consumer.
18: Fernando's Welcome Party!
19: It's the little things that make life beautiful. | 10/20/12 | Doing what he loves - fishing and spending time with the boys
20: Fernando enjoying the day and fitting in to our family with ease. He already found the perfect place to chill out.
21: Shuffleboard | Football
22: Fernando's Birthday | October 25, 2012
23: We were so lucky to get to celebrate Fernando's 17th Birthday at our home. Unfortunately that night Mitchell had to be in Baton Rouge, but he got many birthday wishes and candy at school from all his new friends especially the girls. Everybody loves Fernando! | 17th
24: If you live with Mitchell, then you live with Baseball !
25: It's all about trying new thing and always having a open mind, Fernando has been awesome with that.
26: Lion King Day at School - October 29, 2012
27: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | "Good times are even better when they are shared" | Powder Puff | 10/30/12 | Alex Nick Tyler Fernando Aaron John Griffin Hollier Frederick Melebeck McLain
30: Ellie Boudreaux | Matt Wilson | Sloan Trahan | Duke Steen | Mary-Ellen Stakes | Katie Meaux | Joey Faulk | Natalie Camel | Mitchell Guidry
31: Dillon Constantine | Skylar Noel | Clay LeBlanc | Lauren Duhon | Dustin Desormeaux | Lindsey Sagrera | Hayden Ryder | Ashlyn Trahan | Paul Padilla
32: The Best Powder Puff Ever
34: Fernando Rocking the hair... | Coach Mac wants nothing to do with this.. | Karo proud as can be..
36: Homecoming Week beginnings alot of crazy traditions. The tradition thats has to be one of the kids favorite is toilet papering your friends home... Yes your friends home. It did not take Fernando long to learn how to master the art of toilet papering, but by Wednesday he passed out after school from all the late nights.
38: VERMILION CATHOLIC HOMECOMING PARADE
39: Friday, November 2, 2012
40: Football Games | #6 Dustin Desormeaux | Duke Steen | #11 Brennan Gallet | Karo checking on his boys
41: Mitchell & Fernando | #25 Joey Faulk | Christopher Sagrera | We are VC
42: VermilionCatholic Homecoming
44: AshlynTrahan | Homecoming Court
45: 2012 Homecoming Queen Katie Meaux
47: MARY-ELLEN STAKES | FERNANDO MINONDO | THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
49: Mary Ellen & Fernando
50: Mitchell & Natalie Camel
51: Kaylee & Brandt Golden
54: Joey Faulk | Whitney Freeland | The Court and Their Escort Dancing. | T-Fred | Rebecca Sagrera
55: Nicholas Hollier Brittany Hanks | Zon Morris | Maria Abad | Wes Meaux, Fernando, Tyler, Drake Broussard
56: Mitchell's Love... Baseball | BALL! | Check out Fernando running in the background.
58: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
59: Karo got Fernando to smile, because right before the picture he give him a kiss on the cheek.
60: Always playing something
67: Showing us where he runs in Guatemala.
69: Which door should I pick?
70: December 3, 2012 Pokeno Group
71: Holiday Memories That Will Last A Lifetime!
73: Mom and Dad, Doing Great in New Orleans! See You Soon Love Fernando | November 29, 2012
74: Jackson Square
76: New Orleans
77: Bring back the Yo-Yo
79: Loving the food over here... Needed a bigger fork!
81: RAW LIVE
82: IT'S ALL ABOUT CRAWFISH !
83: Thanks to Jason (Lee's brother) for taking us Crawfishing.
85: Maggie one smart dog
86: ALWAYS PLAYING!
87: Basketball Rules! Always Have Fun!
88: THE CRAWFISH DIP...
89: CRAWFISH TONIGHT | FINALLY, we got Fernando some crawfish before he has to leave, and of cause he loved them. His mouth was on fire but that did not stop him. He loves the mushroom but his favorite has to be the crawfish dip.
91: Discovering new TOYS.
92: Fernando's Goal
93: LAST MORNING December 8, 2012 The day that we all have been dreading.
94: Our experience has been amazing, we could not have asked for a better person to come into our family!! The morning Fernando left is the day we find out that we were in the 008 Magazine (It's not Sport Illustrated like your friend) but pretty cool anyway...
96: GOOD BYES | are awful | The day we came back home from bring you to meet the bus...I already missed you!!
97: Gone into this experience, We were not expecting someone to come into our lives for only two months and touch our lives the way you did. Honestly, the day you left it was extremely hard. I felt you had became such a great addition into our family (just the perfect fit). Your parents have so much to be proud of you for, everyday you were always a joy to be around. We could not have asked for a sweeter, kinder person then you. We loved how you were so willing to try and experience everything during your stay. You also made us realize how much we take for granted and how we have forgot to enjoy the little things in our life. You will ALWAYS have a place in our heart and our home. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH and can not wait until we meet again. Thanks again for making this experience AWESOME. Love, Lee, Milissa, Kaylee and Mitchell Oh by the way, Ceviche just does not taste the same without you. Miss you everyday!