Photo Bomb

The Shifes are back in town, and it is good to be home. We had a most excellent adventure in Las Vegas and it was a great way to close out September. Below you will find some highlights of our expedition in the form of photos. I hope you enjoy and I hope all is well in your world.

We let Kyle pack his suitcase and obviously Mrs. Shife and I missed the news about the fruit snack shortage in Las Vegas. He jammed every single fruit snack bag we had in the pantry into his suitcase.

Besides in desperate need of a pedicure, do you notice anything unusual about my feet? I got stung by a bee or a wasp right before we flew out and it swelled up quite nicely. I just thanked the bee or wasp gods that I did not get hit in the balls because well ... I think you can figure out why. 

Kyle cruising in my Uncle's neighborhood. He had a blast riding the car all over the place, and he also had a blast petting those three dogs in the background. Every morning the guy would walk his dogs - Kelly, Korey, and Katie MacDougal - by the house and Kyle would run out there to say hello. 

Any guesses on who the sober driver was for our night out on the town? Mrs. Shife and I took a picture after the concert we saw at The Hard Rock Cafe where we celebrated our anniversary, and one of us really celebrated. We saw The Gaslight Anthem, and they are quickly becoming my new favorite band. Loved seeing them live. They were awesome. And so is my wife for being the designated driver.

Little Miss Hayden showing off her smile, dimple, and walking skills. She was a big hit with everyone. 

Little Miss Hayden at the aquarium with Grandpa and Rene. It was the first time she met my Dad and I was so happy that we were able to spend some time with them.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.


  1. Good stuff there Shife.

  2. Thanks Just Bob. And I meant to tell you on your last comment about napping in the afternoon that Kyle has a bunk bed and he said you could borrow his bottom bunk any time. Have a good weekend.

  3. Loved this post, Matt. Had to smile at all the goodies in Kyle's suitcase and I smiled again over Hayden's pictures. Sounds like you had a very special anniversary celebration.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Snack shortage, that boy is thinking. Hope the foot's better. I think Kyle needs a Kelly, Korey, and Katie. Lovely pic of you and your wife and Hayden is perfectly pretty in pink.

  5. Kyle is smart. Always take your own food and drink when venturing to strange and foreign lands. Don't want to get a dose of 'Vegas revenge'.
    Nice grin there you big lush ;-) Happy Anniversary Shife. And maany mooore...!

  6. All of this is wonderful but the fruit snacks are the best. Kids. They are smart.

  7. There was a time when I was a kid that I packed nothing but matchbox cars. Glad you guys had a great trip.

  8. everything is comin up roses!

    and your cards knocked off those nogoodnik braves!

    life is good.

  9. Glad y'all are back.
    A nice trip once in a while is good for the soul.
    Great pics BTW!

  10. Great pics, man!

    Ouch, your left foot looks pretty swollen. And your lovely wife was great to drive your bloodshot eyes and your drunk ass around Vegas.

    Did Kyle feed the dogs fruitsnacks?


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