Memorial Day 2014

Pardon the hiatus but we were away for the Memorial Day weekend.
We took a little trip up north to visit Mrs. Shife's family.
It was a much-needed break.
Here's some photographic evidence:

Cutest truck driver I have ever seen. One of the few times I was able to capture her smile before she turned away. It wasn't too long ago when she didn't mind sitting still for a picture. 

Kyle found the tall, tall grass and it turned out to be very advantageous for games of hide and seek 

 Hayden Belle cleared for take off. 

The kids with Grandma saying hello and goodbye to the cows. They named them Chuck, T-Bone, Hamburger and Sirloin.

Why yes of course I'm sharing with my cousin. I gave her a frisbee. Jeez. Back off old man.

 Side by side in the side by side. Grandpa's new ATV was a big hit with Kyle and Hayden.

 A hotly, contested game of tetherball against Kirby. I do believe Kyle's aerodynamic footy pajamas gave him the edge and eventual victory over the big, black dog. 

First catch of 2014 for Kyle Bunga.  

The fisherman and his haul. Get in my belly, fish. 

Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon.

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


  1. Looks like an absolutely wonderful time. I'm quite looking forward to having two little ones around.

  2. It's awesome Jon, and you and Steph will love it. I was just shocked at how different things became for our little family with 2 kiddos. Seemed like there wasn't enough time in the day to do the stuff we used to with no problems.

  3. Love all the pictures and it looks like the weather was pretty decent. I have a feeling you're the one who named the cows after your favorite meals. Sorry I scared you away from the dentist. And all because I just wanted to take care of myself. I have no advice for ya, and sure wouldn't force you into that chair.

  4. And a good time was had by all, it seems. Superb pictures of the kiddos... it makes my day to see them and their progress.

  5. Sorry, forgot to say thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm going to work backwards from now on... grins.

  6. Thank you kden. You might be right about the cows. And no worries about the dentist. I just need to go Your experience only reminded me that I need to do it and it will most likely be unpleasant.

  7. Thanks Val. Always glad to share the kiddos on the blog. And you are welcome for the birthday wishes. It's the least I can do. =)

  8. looks like a fabulous holiday weekend. my dad didn't take me anywhere.

  9. Not too shabby, BP. Maybe we need to have a talk with your old man.

  10. I guess it was a little chilly up north? Love your pics.

    It was hot and humid here in St. Louis. But that's great baseball weather.

  11. It's good to see cattle still being raised by regular people and not some huge corporation.

    Looks like good times, it's nice to get away once in a while.


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