Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cardinals vs Cubs

Michele and I traveled to St. Louis yesterday with our good friends John and Krissy to watch game two of a double header between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.

We got photo bombed by a Cubs fan outside of Busch stadium:

But, we had the last laugh, as the Cardinals destroyed the Cubs 13 to 2. A great night with great friends.

Road Trip - MSU

Justin, Brian, Nick and Kyle just prior to leaving on their road trip to Missouri State University to hang out with Alex over the long Labor Day weekend:

Monday, August 25, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Redux

My beautiful wife Michele completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday, and while doing so, challenged me to do the same within 24 hours. I accepted and completed the challenge this evening, and offer the following photo as proof:

Yes, the water was as cold as it looks.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Michel was challenged by one of her co-workers to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which seems to be all the rage right now. If you aren't familiar with this phenomenon, individuals are challenged to dump ice water over their head, challenge others to do so, and donate $10 to the ALS association.

Michele was video taped taking the challenge, but we couldn't retrieve the video from the smart phone. The best we could do is this screen shot:

Man oh man, but she looks cold!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Back to School

Wow, the first week of school is over already. Time seems to be in warp drive. I guess I'd better get the annual back-to-school photo posted before Christmas break sneaks up on me:

Since Nick will be in college this time next year, this will be my last official back to school photo. I suppose I could commemorate the day next year by taking a photo with just Cody in it, but that will depend upon how emotional I feel with both kids being gone.Yeah, I'll be happy for both of them, but at the same time, I'll be crying inside.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MSU Move in Weekend

It was move in weekend at Missouri State University this past weekend, so Michele, Nick, Kyle and I spent most of the weekend helping Alex get situated. The real fun was organizing the furniture in Alex's dorm room. The whole process reminded me of solving a rubic's cube. There was an ideal combination, we just had to figure it out.

All in all, Alex appears to be excited for the new direction his life is taking him. Michele and I are both excited and happy for him, but we're very sad to see our young boy leave the nest. Its only been 24 hours since we waved goodbye, and already we miss him dearly.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Illinois State Fair

Michele and I traveled to Springfield yesterday to watch and listen to some of our favorite bands. This was our second consecutive year of concert going at the Illinois State Fair.

This year's line up was awesome:


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