Academy of Distinguished Teachers

My wife, Minerva, was inducted into UTA's Academy of Distinguished Teachers in April 2005. Here she is with our proud sons Alex and Nicholas.

Minerva and the boys

Minerva, Nicholas, and Alex at the hospital right before we brought Nicholas home for the first time in February 2000.

The Boys and Me

Alex, Nicholas, and I just a few days after Nicholas was born in February 2000.

Snow in Arlington: Valentine's Day 2004

Nicholas and Alex had fun in the snow in Arlington on Valentine's Day 2004.

Alex at Fuerte San Felipe del Morro

Here's a picture of Alex at El Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico in July 2004.

Nicholas at Fuerte San Felipe del Morro

Here's a picture of Nicholas at El Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico in July 2004.

Raven's Quinceañera

My niece, Raven, celebrated her Quinceañera in June 2005. Here she is with her parents (my sister Mary and my brother-in-law David), her sister Ashton (the little one) and others.

Olga Belén and Lucas Gabriel

My twin niece (Olga Belén) and nephew (Lucas) came to Texas for their cousin Raven's Quinceañera. Their parents (my sister Olga and my brother-in-law Michael) are with them in the picture.

Quinceañera Singers

My brother Jonas, son Alex, and I provided the music for Raven's Quinceañera mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville in June 2005.

Proud Godparents!

Minerva and I became the godparents of our niece Isabella Marie Alvarez in Los Angeles, California in July 2005. My brother Jonas, my sister-in-law Sandy, and Father Nick are also in the picture.