Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nick's a Working Man

Nick has been working at Hy-Vee for a couple of months now, and I finally managed to get some pictures of him in his natural working habitat:


Friday, March 13, 2015

San Antonio: Misc. Photos

One of the stops we made on our trip was to the Alamo. It was smaller than I expected, but it was very cool:
 
The Alamo






Who needs Daniel Boone when you got Don and Dave?

Uh oh, that pink pistol looks very formidable
While shopping at the base PX, we met Sergeant Rambo, a very well trained three legged dog:

Sergeant Rambo
Some of my best photos were of Kyle and Sara. They make a great couple, don't you think?

Sara and Kyle

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

San Antonio: River Walk

The River Walk is a must see location in downtown San Antonio, which is where we ended up on our last day with Kyle:

Sara and Kyle

Kyle and Sara with the band

Sara and Kyle

David, Kyle and Michele

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

San Antonio: Graduation

I didn't think it got very cold in Southern Texas, but I learned differently on the day Kyle graduated. Temps were in the low 30's, and with the wind, we experienced wind chills in the mid 20's. It was cold!

Team Gibson on their way to the graduation ceremony
 
A selfie of Team Gibson freezing, but still smiling

320 TRS Flight 111

Flight 111 passes by the grandstands

Karen, Kyle and Don


Monday, March 09, 2015

San Antonio: Touring the Parade Grounds

The day before Kyles' graduation, we took a walk around the parade grounds, which had many planes lining its border:



























Sunday, March 08, 2015

San Antonio: Coin Ceremony

Following the Airmen's Run, we watched as Kyle and the rest of his flight received the Airman's Coin:

Kyle's flight marches into position

Attention!

Distributing the coins

Lots of graduates

Salute!

Following the coin ceremony, the spectators were allowed to approach their airman:

Kyle and Sara reunited

Sara is holding on tight

Karen, Kyle and Don

David, Kyle and Michele

Kyle's Airman Coin

Sara and Kyle
It was great to finally talk to Kyle after 2 months.

Next up, we tour the graduation grounds with Kyle, and as one would expect, I took lots of pictures. Stay tuned...

Saturday, March 07, 2015

San Antonio: Airman's Run

Last month, Michele and I flew to San Antonio to watch our good friend Kyle graduate from Air Force basic training. Aside from the weather being unusually cold for Southern Texas, we had a great time with Kyle, his girlfriend Sara, and Kyle's parents Don and Karen.

Naturally, I took lots of pictures.

Here are some shots from the Airmen's Run:

The Airmen enter the spectator viewing area.

Team Gibson smiles for the camera





Kyle makes eye contact with team Gibson

Kyle's flight makes their first pass

Kyle and flight approach for second pass

Kyle's flight getting closer 

Kyle's flight on the final turn

Team Gibson goes wild
I captured a ton of great pictures on this trip, and I'll be posting more of them over the next week or so. Stay tuned...

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Cody Loves the Snow

Snow has been falling on and off for about 15 hours now, and it's predicted to continue for another 6 or so. Cody and I decided that a little bit of snow was not going to keep us from the great outdoors, so we headed over to our favorite walking spot.



Saturday, January 31, 2015

Family Photo


Monday, January 26, 2015

Michele Loves Harry & David

But, she doesn't seem to like having her picture taken while leaving Harry & David.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rest in Peace Judy

Michele and I made a quick trip to Iowa this weekend to attend her Aunt Judy's funeral. As with any family related gathering, I took lots of pictures.
 
Russ with his grandchildren and great grandchildren

Bo, Haily, Jerad, Cory, Russ, Jake, Bethany, Maggie, Chad
 
Greg, Maralie, Russ, Melody and Darrell


Bob and Russ

Michele, Jean, Bob, Mike and Marilyn