Chris & Martin's ScrapBook - 2009

These pages were initially created to transfer photos from traditional scrapbooks to the internet in order to both preserve and make the pictures and history available to family and friends. It has become more extensive than I intended. However, I see it as a way to save the details before they slip away.

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Happy New Year


Our neighbors Lynn and Rick hosted a New Year's Eve party at their home.  Great party and nice not to been on the roads.


This is a balloon artist at the Hyatt (one of the several entertainers Chris had at the Hyatt).   Chris and David had 8 New Years Eve events around Austin.


Chris needed to check on the entertainment at the Hyatt Lost Pines, so we had New Year's Eve diinner there.  As we were dining our neighbor Steve who is the Hyatt's manager came by driving two heavy horses pulling a trailer with kids.


Chris & Martin Skyping with Rowan, Julius, Linda, Sharon & Anthony.

Our Christmas Letter


A special present arrived on Boxing Day - our second grandson Rowan Grey Perez was born


Boxing day



Christmas Day 2009 & dinner with Barbara and Larry

Christmas at Sharon, Julius, Anthony and Linda


Neighborhood lights and our tree, music note and horse lights


Skype with Julius, Sharon, Linda and Anthony • Julius sings Rudolf movie


Cold morning



Spending time with the family • movie


The Driskill Christmas party - David Perkoff Music


TCDS Christmas dinner - The Commons - The University of Texas


Dan's Holiday party


Proposed Bastrop airport site across from River Crossing ...hopefully not with flight pattern over our neighborhood!

Bracken in rear view mirror


Central Texas Hot Air Balloon Association holiday party


NARAS (Grammy's) Holiday Party 12/09/09 with Christine Albert, Chris Gage & Marcia Ball - brief QT video clip




Cold and rain will not keep Chris from caring for KD & Dancer, nor does it defer Troubador and Bracken from loyalty standing watch


Chris and KD off to ride with Barbara at McKinney Roughs • movie

Barbara & Larry came over for Thanksgiving dinner


Troubador's birthday bones shared with Bracken


Bracken watching for Squirrels and birds

Martin - Yamaha at JIB


Troubador & Bracken 11/15/09 and with Dominique's Stella


Chris and KD heading to McKinney Roughs - movie

DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo  DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo  DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo  DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo 

For David Perkoff Music, we documented entertainment services for  the First Tee of Greater Austin featuring the Special Interest Band and host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo.  - view movie clips


Chris and Patty

Bracken in heat

Survey Crew ?11/09/09



Chris and Dominique heading out to McKinney Roughs to ride with Barbara 11/08/09


Dancer & ferrier


Chris and KD out for a ride



Julius' Birthday skype


Playing ball with Troubador and reluctant Bracken. • View movie •  Troubador's become good at handing us the ball.  The ball is not near as important as chasing squirrels

While Chris took Dominique to horse show, Martin rode Yamaha to Austin Del Valle Motorcross track


Chris & Martin's segment of the River Crossing Progressive Dinner 10/24/09


Barbara borrowing Chris' tractor • Bracken chasing squirrels



Chris and KD heading out to ride with Dominique & Barbara at McKinney Roughs • movie



Martin, Chris and Ken after Ken helped re-hang our swing in the trees •  Troubador persisting with "kick my ball" • Chris & ken composting


Chris and KD • Bracken • movie

Chris off to put Dancer and KD to bed.


Chris & Martin celebrated their 25th anniversary of their first date.  On October 5, 1985 they went to eat at Pelican's Wharf (now Hooter's); visited with music producer Peter Butcher at Rollingwood recording studio and then had drinks at the Hyatt Town Lake in Austin.

Martin, Chris & ken  100409


Troubador & Bracken 100209 • movie


Ferrier 100109


Trou and Brac on 100109



While Chris took Dominique to a horse event, Martin breakfasted at JIB and went by Austin's Motorcross Track


Dr. Wolff and Troubador at A&M on 09/17/09 • Chris with hay and Trou and Brac on 091809 • Martin & Troubador 092009 • Troubador and Bracken waiting for Chris to check gig at Hyatt Lost Pines • Carl's hamburger on Sept 26th


Chris (Nanny) & Martin (Pop) made a trip to Columbus the middle of Sept.  We all went to Cincinnati to visit Sally and Don Gibson (Martin's Aunt and Uncle); drove by the OSU and USC stadium; attended a neighborhood picnic; and enjoyed much quality time with Julius, Sharon & Anthony! View Slide Show, or here are a few pics and a link to more pics and a movie


John Haddad celebrated his 65th birthday at El Sol y La Luna in Austin.  Floyd Domino & Jamie Hilboldt; Kerry Awn on stage; John with his 99 year old mother cutting his birthday cake; Chris and Stephanie (David Perkoff's wife).

Troubador doin' better 09/06/09


Barbara & Chris were taking KD to mcKinney Roughs, however KD wouldn't unload • movie


Bracken playing ball • Troubador improving 09/03/09 (picked up his ball and carried it around) • movie


Chris was backed into by a Septic truck and her Ridgeline is being repaired - repair shop pics & Bracken with Prius rental


Troubador was referred to the Texas A&M Small Animal Clinic in Bryan for an MRI • back home drinking water with Brackenview video clip

Last Wed (August 26, 2009), Troubador (4.5 years old) began having serious  bouts of what they call "reverse sneezing." It looked like he couldn't get his breath. He'd done that a brief couple of times over the last month, however, it quickly passed and we attributed it to allergies. We took him to our vet and after x-rays and other tests, she was concerned he was bloating and sent us to the South Austin Animal Hospital (where we'd taken Bach). They completed a sonogram and other blood work. Everything came back normal, so they suspicioned it was neurological, as now he was having more severe problems with disorientation and drooling. The Hospital kept him Wed nite and we brought him home Thursday. Later that day we took him back to the Hosp as he was worse. Friday morning they did a throat scan to be sure nothing was stuck or abnormal and every test again was fine. The vet said we might consider taking him to A&M for an MRI. We brought him home Saturday and stayed up all night with him. Initially getting better, then serious turned to worse. Sunday afternoon, as we were unable to get him up to go out, we called Gary who came and helped us load trou into the Murano. We took him back to the Emer Hosp, realizing it was very likely he'd have to be put down. The ER vet said we may need to put him down. However, he suggested that if he did have a brain tumor, or some swelling, he would try steroids (+ other meds) and see what happened over night. Monday morning he seemed to respond to the treatment. Troubador walked out on his own and jumped into the Murano.  The vet got us into the ER at A&M, so we drove to Bryan and they were able to do the MRI late Monday afternoon.  Dr. Wolf and his staff were excellent!!!

Turns out he has Encephalitis. There's no telling how he got it. It's more than I can describe, so here's a link they gave us.

The problem right now is that until they receive the blood work (3-6 weeks), they don't know what type of disease it is (fungal or infectious). The A&M vet thinks it has to do with his autoimmune system. So Troubador's getting 6 pills twice a day to cover all bases until they can refine the treatment. Unfortunately the prognosis is not good and it will shorten his life.  


Sunset as we returned from Texas A&M



Bracken & Troubador with Chris & Martin (from security cameras) • Bracken in studio


Sunset and Bracken & Troubador


Bracken attacking new sprinkler with trou looking on


Bracken & Troubador in for their regular afternoon break with C&M - In for the evening


Martin's working on a DVD documenting Phantom Productions' vintage recording collection


C&M took Dancer to A&M large animal hospital & she was given clean bill of health


Souvenir play at Bastrop Opera House with Liz & Bennie  •  Chris' birthday - Ken, Chris & Martin

Chris heading out to McKinney Roughs with KD to ride with Dominique and Barbara - movie of loading



Beautiful sunset with time lapse movie • house across


Skype with Julius, Sharon & Anthony


Chris & KD •  Chris, KD & Dominique


Ken, Chris & Martin Skyping with Sharon, Julius & Anthony


River Crossing's 2nd Annual 4th of July Parade • view photosview video


Chris after filling Bracken's tub



Barbara,Larry,Liz & Bennie joined Chris & Martin at the new Austin Music cafe where David and friends a great evening - view brief video


Chris & Dominique heading to McKinny Roughs to ride with Patty


Chris & Patty back from ride • (right ) Chris at Patty's for ride


Lightning over stable • view video


pics from Sharon of Julius at Columbus tractor show


24th Anniversary




Tractors in the neighborhood - video


Sunset in May 09


Chris & Dominique take horses to "bomb proofing" event • movie

Julius, Sharon and Anthony came to Texas! • view slide showQT movie


Mother's Day



Found these pics on two camera cards. Pics from Sheila and John's wedding; Linda, Sharon, Julius and Anthony's visit to Cedar Creek in 2008 and Austin Sunset with Chris' wind chimes


Ken helped Chris take down a tree damaged by wind and worked on the corral.


Chris, Dominique & Patty out for ride • view video

Bracken jumping into the Murano "ready to go!"  Bracken's obedience training certificate

Flying Bracken • view video  •  Bracken's training certificate


Chris & Bracken w/Dominique & Stella at Dog class • Troubador looking on • view video



Chris & Dominique out for ride • view video


Hydro Mulching yard video


Ken, Chris & Martin Skyped with Julius & Anthony

Chris coming back from checking on Tracie's gig at the Hyatt Lost Pines Ball Room


Chris gave Marin a vacation Amtrak train trip from Austin to Alpine & on to El Paso • view slide show  • view video bonus track


Dominique and Barbara getting updated on Dancer and KD care • Martin in BDay hat & Beatles Abbey Road award from Chris


Picture frame from Julius, Sharon & Anthony


Skype call with Julius, Sharon & Anthony wishing Martin Happy BDay & Julius as Easter Bunny  - video

Martin receives NARAS (Grammy) certificate


Martin and Yamaha - video



Chris with Dancer on wash rack, Martin with Dancer & KD, Troubador and bracken and Martin in studio editing the TCDS DVDs - video


Chris taking and unloading Bracken & Troubador for vet visit



Spanish recording session with Ludim, Mike Genesis and Emmanuel

River Crossing Section II from airplane by Bennie Wallace

Picture of neighborhood shot from plane by Bennie Wallace



Marjorie's Birthday Party with horsy, artistry & architectural folks - view video

Jim Stricklan in Phantom Productions, Inc.'s studio recording narrative for TCDS Medicaid 101

Gordon Lightfoot - Bass Concert Hall - UT 03/03/09


March sunsets - drive into River Crossing



Fire East of Bastrop burned 750 acres and destroyed 25 homes.  We had just finished lunch when we saw the smoke - view brief movie


House across street 

Skyping with Julius, Sharon & Anthony - Anthony receiving massage and body blows from Julius


Chris & KD riding with Dominique, Patty and Patty's friend from Conn


Chris & Dancer mucking


Chris & Martin - Valentines - Christine Albert and Chris Gage with Chip Dolan at Tom & Vicki's - video

Chris & Martin - Valentines


Julius & Anthony & Chris & Martin - Skyping Valentines - video


Troubador & Bracken  •  Also movie of Bracken and Troubador playing rope and getting ready to go for a ride


Chris & Dominique walking horses & visiting new neighbors - video  - new neighbors house

Martin in Studio

EveryChild Annual Benefit at Stubbs BBQ 02/08/09    Chris, Nancy Rosenau, Dir EC, & Martin  Colleen and Nancy at EveryChild Stubbs benefit 2/08/09  Lisa at EC Stubbs benefit

EveryChild's Annual Benefit Event- Feb 8, 2009 at Stubb's Bar-B-Que, Austin, Texas


Troubador & Bracken


Dominique working with Chris & KD


C&M Superbowl Party

Bracken's 2 Year Old Birthday Feb1 - (hamburger patty at Jack-In-the-Box)



Chris & martin Skype with Julius, Sharon & Anthony 01/31/09


Chris and KD


Chris and KD returning from treatment


Skype video visit with Julius, Sharon & Anthony


Chris (Dancer) and Patty out for a ride while KD looks on

Chris and David working on DPM files


Peter and Elaine visited for a week around New Years - Peter, Elaine, Chris and Martin video visited with Sheila and Michael (UK) using Skype



Peter, Elaine, Ken, Chris and Martin celebrated New Years dinner together - view movie sharing some laughs and Skype


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