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Days 8 & 9: Catching Up…
Sorry for the lack of updates the past couple of days. It has been a very busy and family-filled blur. The weekend was great…meeting all my expectations and then some. I so much enjoyed talking to my relatives and catching up on their lives. I didn’t mislead you with the promise of pictures either; I have well over 200 that I still have yet to go through. The pictures require cropping and editing to bring out the most in them, so it will probably be a little while before I can sit down to do all that. I promise to share them when the editing gets completed though; “cross my heart.”
I picked out a few pictures to include in this post to tie you over until I can put up more for a slideshow. Most of these are cousins, nephews, and a niece with an uncle thrown in for good measure. I look forward to sharing more in the coming days; I’m really pleased about what I was able to capture with my camera, lots of memories.
Well, I think it’s time to get cleaned up. I have been left behind by my family. My dad took the boys out to lunch and a movie; my mom took Laurie, my sister, and my sister-in-law out for a “girl’s afternoon out.” I’m not sure how I got abandoned, but I’m thinking I shouldn’t let this opportunity pass. I’ll go hit up Popeye’s Chicken or a BBQ buffet where no one will keep score on what I get to eat (wink).
We take Stefan and Garrett to Jackson, MS tomorrow for the next leg of their summer adventure (they’re heading out to LAX for the Summer X-Games). I don’t know if I’ll be able to update the blog before now and tomorrow night, but I’ll try to post up something. Until then, Peace!
[Started to post this last night, but it was just a little too late…my eyes were closing on me. Sorry for the delay, but here ya go! Now, I got to get started on our next day’s adventure!]
No rain yesterday…so we hit the road a vistin’ heading over to bro-in-law Mike’s house in West Monroe. It was a great time of talking, playing games, swimming, and other stuffs…but in general, just enjoying the time together. It is always a great visit with Mike’s beautiful and loving family and yesterday was no exception. It is hard to say what the highlight of the day spent with Mike and family was, so rather than attempt to narrow it down, we just figured to go back over to their house today for a reevaluation. I think we have a miniature golf tournament on tap for the day. I’ll probably have to hold back on my PGA level putt-putt skills so the rest of the players can have a good time…(said with tongue firmly in cheek).
After we left the Lewis’ we headed just down the road (literally less than a couple miles away) to my brother Bradley’s house. We hung out without much of an agenda and enjoyed local cultural cuisine and a specialty of North Louisiana, Johnny’s Pizza…home of the Sweep the Kitchen! Woooo Hooooo! It was great! The rest of the evening Bradley and I played guitar together and worked on a song I have written. I’m new at the song writing craft and trying to get help from those with more experience; Brad has been writing his own music and mixing his songs for over 20 years now. I think he has a thing or 500 to teach me.
So, anyway, that was pretty much yesterday…stay tuned for today’s update later this evening (if I can keep my eyes open when we get home)