Chris & Martin's ScrapBook 2019

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.

Martin T      ©2019 Theophilus

Go to Family photosGo to Motor ppicsGo to Music picsGo to ScenesGo to martin's work pics 

  Canine Family  •  476 Colorado Drive  •  Dancer • KD • Taffie •  Chris  •  Alpine   •  Marfa, Texas

(click on pics for larger version)

Go to Part A (January - June 2019

 

Chris and Taffie out for ride with Barbara and Jeannie

       

Martin BSO patrol

                

Thanksgiving FaceTime with Sharon, Anthony, Julius, Rowan and Linda + Desi & Tito

          

Happy Thanksgiving! • Chris cooked a wonderful turkey dinner, then we had strawberry cheesecake for desert at Barbara and Larry's

   

Greg successfully repaired our Studer A807

 

Folks working behind our property  • antenna/weather system check • video

    

Chris and Taffie heading out for ride

                           

November 23rd Sock Hop

      

Chris, Taffie & Holly (Farrier) • Chris covering stable fans • Deer

       

At 5:22 on 11/16/19, we heard a loud boom that shook the house and made Taffie jump while Chris was cleaning her hoofs. We thought maybe a high glider tank had exploded, however never found the cause

        

Chris & Taffie 11/16/19 • video

    

Greg working on Studer A807

          

Martin patrol BSO - Stony Point playground volunteers

   

Greg working on our Studer A807

                 

Second bedroom changes - sold bed adding couch

  

Bracken and Troubador's tree • sunset

              

Chris and Taffie cold morning and then nice day out for ride Nov 10

 

Trudy's on 30th street vent fire Saturday nite. We had breakfast at Trudy's Little Texas on Sunday

                     

Martin patrol Nov 9 - checking patrol car & patrolling

     

Taffie watching Chris clean out trainer garage and Efrain helping with clean out

                       

Chris and Martin met Union Pacific's Big Boy in Luling, TX on Nov 6th • BigBoy in Cheyenne, WY snow • video

    

Martin patrol 110219

     

Chris sold Bennie's horse trailer

     

Cold Nov 1st morning (24 degrees)

       

River Crossing Halloween hay ride

           

Chris and Barbara looking at Bennie's spreader and trainer and off to horse event • Chris cleaning Bennie's trailer and helping sell it.

         

Martin patrolling for the Bastrop Sheriff's Dept

        

Sunset

                          

In memory of both Bracken and Troubador, on October 13, 2019, we planted a Texas Live Oak tree in the back beside Bach's pecan tree. A portion of Bracken and Troubador's ashes were scattered around the smaller Live Oak in the front yard. That tree was chosen because Bracken and Troubador were always chasing squirrels to that tree. The rest of the ashes were scattered around the new tree in back. Taffie stood in the coral watching us spread the ashes. She had seemed to note Bracken's struggles the last couple of months. When we went inside after scattering the ashes, a squirrel came around the new tree and then went and laid on one of the fence spars near the tree, Was this the squirrel who always came up to the back porch and teased Bracken? They had many fun chases! Maybe...just interesting.

 

Chris and Taffie going out for ride

        

Chris cleaning out tack room, wasps nests & Taffie looking on

 

Martin Patrolling !0/12/19

       

Creatures of the night back porch and yellow jacket nest

       

Chris Taffie out for ride

   

Holly (farrier)with Taffie and Chris • Bennie's horse trailer

 

35th anniversary of Chris and Martin's first date

 

Greg Klinginsmith worked on Studer A807 - 10/03/19

      

Bastrop Chamber First Responder's Appreciation Luncheon &River Crossing Neighborhood Night Out

                        

Martin patrol September - Rick forgot to leave keys & brought them to the LEC • several Sept patrol

         

Chris and Martin toured the TxDPS Museum

 

Chris helping Martin reconfigure museum

   

Chris' Horsey party • Jeremy & David picking up MOMSR donations

       

Martin Bastrop PD ride out with Hamrick & Yarborough 08/30/19

   

Sunset • new camera in stable •

               

Martin patrol August

       

August 16, 2019 - Missing Bracken sooo !!! Martin & Bracken 10 am morning walks

       

Chris and Ken putting up back porch lights • Allen Johnson's pic of Taffie • Chris & Taffie • video

                                                   

Chris' Birthday  Part 2 • video

           

Reconfiguring the vintage collection & touring Austin's Mosaic Sound Collective

     

Mary and Mike with us at Abdulos • Edison in morning sunrise and living room cabinet •Chris & Dancer painting in morning sunrise

          

        

Chris' pre-B-Day card - view pdf • Birthday Flowers from Sharon, Anthony, Jules & Ro • Presents Martin & Chris

    

David's BDay party included Chris' BDay • video

       

Chris & Taffie • video

                   

Bonnie Brack February 1, 3007 - August 1, 2019 • Go to Bracken's page

On June 11th, we got up and found that she couldn’t walk on her left side. Our vet sent us to the north Austin vet hospital where they said it might be a more severe stroke or a brain tumor. They recommended steroids to see how she responded. Between the steroids and her incredible determination, she continued for seven weeks.

This morning, she could not walk at all. She was twelve and a half exactly today. She had a good life, but boy do we realize how much she was ingrained in our every moment.

 

Taffie with Shawn and bailing in background

    

Bracken sleeping near Chris • Chris Bracken & Taffie

   

Loading Bracken with the longer ramp

     

Chris with Bracken and washing Taffie in the evening

        

Bracken chased bunny then patrolled in the woods • Martin with Bracken

     

Martin patrol (no lights)

 

Taffie at sunset

            

Chris & Bracken at the stable • Chris, Taffie, Bracken and Martin on a cool late July evening • video

   

Sunset • We're both trading off staying in the living room -Chris with Bracken • Bracken & Martin back porch

   

Chris, Martin & David at  Hyde Park Grill - Chris will be covering gigs while DP in Europe & India • Bracken at Hyde Park • Chris, Martin, Carolyn and Bennie

 

Bracken back home • Watching rabbit at Bill's

      

Bracken at the stable, went for ride then Chris gave her a bath and brushing

              

Drone shots of home and the Vista pipeline at the Colorado River

 

Misty and Chris • Bracken and Martin HEB

     

Chris and Bracken • Holly (farrier)

    

Bracken & Martin out for regular morning walk, riding back from Austin and in the master bedroom

              

Martin worked traffic for the McDade Watermelon Festival Parade V

       

Chris cleaned out screened in porch, back deck and chairs and table set • Chris and Bracken out front

 

Chris washing Taffie on hot day prior to thunderstorm

 

Chris and Bracken at the stable

        

Bracken and Martin waiting for Chris at HEB • Brack watching Chris prepare supper and at the stable • waiting for Chris in the morning • sleeping

     

Chris, Taffie and Bracken out front grazing • video

          

We took Bracken to Wendy's - fries, no thank you! Hamburger, yes please! And a drink!

     

Bracken watching Chris and Taffie getting ready for ride and heading out • Chris bringing in Bennie's trash bin

 

Chris getting fence spars from Susie and Ron 8 Taffie at sunset

Bracken July 1, 2019

Go to Part A (January - June 2019)

 

"Phantom Productions" is the registered trademark of Phantom Productions, Inc. Copyright 2019
All pictures and content on this web site are the property of Phantom Productions, Inc.

Alpine •  Marfa, Texas

Chris at sunset in West Texas
picture of Troubador on his First Birthday
picture of the back of the house
picture of Dancer running Picture of Martin in museum December 2004
Martin, Mary,Jim and Chris working on IBAT History video
Chris & Dancer riding in River Crossing
                         
2011

2012

 2017  B