Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Blog Update

A random smattering of photos from the past 8 weeks or so - accompanied by sundry matter-of-fact captions.  But, yes we're still alive and kicking - and looking forward to some more posts this fall!

June 19, 2016 - Hiking with friends (-and our new neighbors-) after church on Sunday.


June 24, 2016 - I joined Noah's concrete crew for a few days as we poured piers.


I was smiling...


...until I realized that the mud was over my boots.


The easy way to transport concrete.


June 25, 2016 - Celebrating Mrs. Jones' birthday with two treats: ballroom dancing - and ice cream.


July 7, 2016 - We mourned the death of my Mom's cousin, Sarah Bracy.



And we returned to the cemetery where we'd buried my grandpa a little over four months ago.


July 16, 2016 - On the bright side, we got to celebrate the first birthday of this little man...



And this little handful is such a blast to watch as she grows and learns.


Shopping at Stuff-Mart---I mean Ikea.

Feeling a little woozy?
Then she got the window scraper, and some rolls of toilet paper.
Then a rachet set and pliers and surround sound amplifiers.

July 30, 2016 - At the Muny for the opening night production of "Fiddler on the Roof."


August 2, 2016 - Voting in our state's primaries.


I did.

August 5, 2016 - A group shot after watching Jason Bourne.



Found this little guy (next to a dime) on our deck door.



August 12, 2016 - Noah and I hit the road for the 2016 Officer's Ball and for a weekend spent visitng with friends.





And odd things tend to happen when you stay up just way too late- and there's a camera to capture it.
But I'd say it was worth the RISK.




A beautiful sunset accompanied us on the way back home.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Busch, Bobbleheads, and Blasts

June 4, 2016 - The Jones family invited me to spend this evening at the ballpark as we played against the San Francisco Giants.



The Yadi and Waino bobblehead had to make it into the photo.


Siegrist whispering a joke into the ear of Eugene - Oh's Korean interpreter.
When you have a last name like Oh, there's plenty of fodder for jokes.
Ask me how I know. ;)


Carlos Martinez sporting his new hairstyle that - when combined with his strut out to the mound - reaffirmed in everyone's minds how appropriately he's nicknamed
 "El Gallo."



And only the internet would think of creating a 4 hour 40 minute video of this rooster.
And only the internet would rack up this video's view count to over 800k.



Today was this couple's 64th wedding anniversary and they wanted to celebrate by spending time with their first loves - the Cardinals for him - and the Giants for her.

They threw the first pitch(es) to the Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, and the Giant's manager, Bruce Bochy - both former major league catchers.


Photo from MLB


Two Matts heading to the dugout after warm ups


Molina, Wacha, and David Lilliquist (pitching coach) making their way from the bullpen


This girl was too cute standing around these guys as they exchanged the lineups


2B Kolten Wong - yeah, how crazy?  The only player in MLB history with the name "Wong" was drafted out of Hawaii and plays for St. Louis.









2016 breakout rookie, Aledmys Diaz, who had to defect from Cuba to make it to the Show.


Waino doing an interview with the telecasters



Beautiful midwest weather for baseball


After falling behind four runs, the Cardinals decided to bring out the lumber... 


...and they belted out 4 home runs!



Can you find the ball in the picture?






Happy walk out of the stadium after a 7-4 victory!