Banos Familia

A place to gather events, ideas and family...all in one place, while we are far away

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Banos Familia

Dear All:

I thought it would be helpful for us to have a blog so that in addition to emailing, we may post messages here as well. Please use this site for whatever you wish: messages, pictures (especially of Lucy!) thoughts, recipies, requests, etc.

My hope is that with this site, we will be able to communicate with each other even more.

Please know that although I am up in Washington, I am thinking of you all, and hoping that things will be back to as normal as possible very soon.

Much love,


At 7:06 AM, Blogger Betsy Rinehart said...

What a wonderful idea, Sarah. And thanks to Becky for the e-mail addresses!

In case anyone would like to add Dan to the e-mail list, his e-mail is

The big news for us is that Dan accepted his offer from Bain for the Dallas office as of yesterday evening! We'll be heading down to Texas once he graduates in June. He's thrilled about the opportunity, and we can't wait to finally be closer to everyone. House hunting will begin in earnest in Dec/Jan, and we'll be looking for enough room for visitors!

Hope everyone is doing well despite having to leave once again. Take care and please let us know how everything goes.


At 8:54 AM, Blogger Julie Vaicius said...

Thanks for starting the blog Sarah. Great idea.
Betsy and Dan, congrats on the job. I can't wait to bring Lucy to visit you guys in Dallas.
Christian, Lucy, mom, pop, abbey and loki and I are all living under one roof in Thib right now. Christian's mom is also in town so you can imagine that we are on top of each other. Mom is ready to turn the dogs over to Kermit. Christian and I have a terrible commute every morning from Thib to Lafayette but it is easy knowing that Lucy is in the best hands possible. We are ready to get our lives back to normal but know that it will be a long time before that happens. I will post some pics of Lucy and the house whenever I get to a scanner.
Oh, there are 2 really cute black puppies in Thib. I think they came from ugly dog/dixie/regina.

At 8:57 AM, Blogger cj said...

hi y'all-- just wanted to say hi from baton rouge and thanks so so much to sarah for thinking of this awesome idea. much love to all of you-- and congratulations betsy and dan! i know you're excited to be closer to home.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger cathie eustis said...

Thanks Sarah for a great idea and a beautiful way to be in touch. Hopefully it will help "de-fragment" our very fragmented lives these days.
You all know how I'm not exactly a "country girl" so you might say a few prayers that I learn to settle into a slower pace of life, not be so afraid of lizards and snakes, and learn to love two big dogs always breathing on me or swatting me with their tails..they seem to always be on top of me.
Lucy's beautiful smile makes everything right with the world, especially when it doesn't feel so right at the moment. I also witnessed the most exquisite sunrise I've every seen on my bikeride this morning.
Maybe my plans are not always the best ones after all...
Congratulations will definitely be nice to have you all closer to us!

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Charlotte Banos said...

Again, a great idea, Sarah. this is a great way for everyone to keep in touch. I am at work and laughing so hard at everyone's emails. Thibodaux, our home away from home! The new dog at Thib. sounds like it couldn't be more of a mutt - hopefully it is dry in Thib. because thats when the dogs are the worst. Give Aunt Cathie a few months and she will be the pro at hunting down snakes and throwing lizards of the porch by their tails.

Although there is a lot of discomfort right now, it is great that everyone is healthy and happy. It is hard to be so far away right now - I feel so helpless. I miss all of you so much. Hopefully we can all be together over the holidays. Julie and Christian, I can't wait to meet Lucy.

It is typical sunny here in LA - staring at the city from my desk.

I miss and love all of you. Everyone, please stay well. If I can help in any way, pelase let me know.

Love, Charlotte

At 11:21 AM, Blogger sarah poitevent said...

If anyone has pictures (ie: of Lucy)--email them to me and I will post--so glad that we can use this as a forum to keep in touch! xo

At 11:26 AM, Blogger anne said...

Hi all,

Sarah this is wonderful and Betsy and Dan, great news that you will be heading to Texas. We evacuated Houston last night and are in East Hampton at one of the Cowen's friends home, just praying and hoping that we can get back to Houston on Monday or Tuesday and the temporary life that we are calling home. This has been an extraordinary three weeks --at times a test of faith, at times faith-affirming. Love to all of you.

At 9:15 AM, Blogger sarah poitevent said...

Mom and Dad, in tow with Grandmom and William are in Greenville MS, until the storm hits, then hopefully back to Houston. Anne, glad you are up there--enjoy it!!


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