Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I'm in a Pickle

So I did a really bad job of taking pictures on this vacation.

 Aunt Traci was always walking around with her fancy camera, so I just didn't take any. 

Kyle and Reed did talk me in to taking some action shots of them.

And I snapped this picture of the other set of  "twins" that were on the trip.

I documented JR's snow cone

I took 1 picture of everyone together.

And finally, proof that I was on the the form of a picture of me in a pickle.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pretty Sand and Water

The water and sand in Florida is some of the prettiest I've ever seen.

You'd think I would have done a better job at documenting it. 

Pretty sand

Pretty water

Yep, that's the extent of my beach pictures. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Yoga Ball was the Most Important Thing We Packed

We just got home from almost a week in Florida. 
This video is the whole, entire reason Kyle and Reed had been begging to go.

Friday, July 14, 2017


Kyle and Reed wanted me to take them and some friends to bingo night because one of the prizes was "A GUMBALL MACHINE!"  (We have a gumball machine upstairs.)

3/4 of my group was super in to bingo

1/4 of my group was super in to dinner.

But after dinner all bets were off, it was excitement all around.

None of mine walked away winners, but they still had an awesome time. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

One More Swim

I really did think I was done writing about swim team, but turns out I've got this one more.

We were out of town for the swim team banquet so we didn't know until after the fact that Reed won most improved boy 9-10. 

They only gave out most improved and best swimmer in each age group, and it was also nice to hear that the age group coaches were the ones that picked the winners.

I picked up his medal the other day, and it was a surprising end to the season (that we thought was already over). 

Monday, July 10, 2017

East TX

Kyle and Reed tried very hard to not let JR's Minnesota trip outdo their time at Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw's house.

They went fishing

 Made their yearly trip to their favorite Huntsville tourist destination. 

Spent a day at Incredible Pizza


Saw 3 movies- 

Here they are at 47 Meters Down.  They sent me this picture and I was texting them back to say they weren't allowed to see it, and...oh yeah, the picture was to let me know that they had just finished watching it! 

And, most importantly, got milkshakes on a daily basis

Saturday, July 8, 2017


JR and Granny Sherry are home from Minnesota. They had a great time and JR kept commenting on how nice everybody was to him.

He enjoyed seeing where Granny Sherry and Grandpa Gary grew up, and as he put it, "meeting all the family that looks like Reed." 

Speaking of meeting family, there was plenty of that.

He spent some time with Grandpa Gary's brother, Ronnie, who we think looks like the Duck Dynasty version of Gary.

And a handful of the many "little cousins" he has on Granny Sherry's side.  
(They are Sherry's great, great nephews so I have no idea what they would actually be called.)

He also got to go to The Mall of America  (which clearly he enjoyed).

The poor child finally got to eat at Bubba Gump's since we never take him with us, and not surprising, he answered all the trivia questions without a hesitation. 

He got to enjoy some Minnesota nature, but I think his favorite thing was playing cards every night.
I think he might have racked up quite the gambling debt...I think I owe some vikings some money.

And with him finally home, that means in the month of June he spent exactly 7 nights at home.
Must be nice to be JR.