Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016


What a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Boydee at the park

Took Boyd to two parks on Saturday. He also accompanied me on a trip to the auto parts store, the hardware store and the grocery store. 

He scored two toys, a "dino" and a hot wheels car, for hanging with me. It's a lot of fun to have Boyd hang with me on Saturday mornings... he does great staying close to me, but exploring at the same time. 

Also, Koko the dog joined us. She's always down for a ride in the truck...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Boyd Jones Construction

There's a construction company in Omaha called BOYD JONES. I saw their signs all over a construction site when I was last up there in May.

The other day I emailed them and asked if they had a T-shirt, or anything I could buy, for my son who is named Boyd Jones.

They emailed back and said, "no sweat, we'll mail you something — and great name!"

Now Boyd has his hat with his own name on it. And he loves it!

Looking good, Boyd Jones!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Boyd's golf swing, Age 5

Looking good, Boydee!

He parred # 9 at the pitch-and-putt. Sure, I teed him up closer to the green than the actual tee. But still, from 30 yards he hit it on in one and two-putted.

Monday, November 7, 2016

These two

Have a special bond, it's neat to watch.

I took this Sunday afternoon at the farm. Boyd instigated the hug.

I'm glad he didn't spell RED RUM

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Friday O'Pomp

Remember a hundred years ago, when I blogged nine times a week?

Evey plowed through book 5 of the "Land of Stories" series. 430 pages, bought it on Friday, she was finished by Tuesday afternoon.
Well, ok, yeah, sorry. That's not me anymore. Maybe that guy will make a comeback, who knows. Life has seasons, I've learned. Right now I'm in a "shut up and brood" season. Not much blogging goes in this stage, but I strive to brood hard. 

What'd you just say? You insensitive...

Here are a couple photos I time for Friday Old picso ffa my phone...
Adrianne bought this new back deck beer trough. I dig it. But we need more than just me drinking out of it, or else the ice melts pretty quick.
I texted back and forth with Abasolo over the weekend. Admitted I was in the  midst of a BIG PROJECT.

Painted the garage. Turns out I survived the ordeal AND actually made Adrianne happy. That happens again in 2145, when some random comet cruises by again. Looking forward to it!

So that's my weekend update, we'll try harder soon next week!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Is that Ice T?


Read the sign...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

To think, it was 10 years ago today...

...that we got married. Sorry I'm not in Kansas when you (probably) see this, but happy anniversary, Babe. I'll be home this evening for a quiet celebration, you, me and the kids.

(Don't worry, Adrianne and I already did a preemptive celebration at Red Rocks over the summer, then did another celebration in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.)

Ten years ago things were a lot different, in general. But one thing was very much the same: you were willing to put up with my dumb ass, and the two of us were very much in love.

Thanks for still putting up with my dumb ass, thank you for still loving me, thank you for this life you've led me to. I might still be a dumbass, but I'm smart enough to hold on tight to you.

Happy 10th anniversary, Adrianne Anita Jones. I love you.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Evey got a new book

She's tearing through the "Land of Stories" series... just finished book three, on to book four.

I usually buy these for her when I come home from business trips. This time, I bought two, stashing one for my next trip.

She got off school early today and had been reading upstairs all afternoon. Once she finished book three, she came down to tell me how she was FREAKING OUT about the cliffhanger ending of book three... that she almost threw the book and wanted to kick the dog.

I told her to relax... I was going to go check the mail.

I retrieved this book out of my hiding spot... and then started recording as she came out of the bathroom...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Jonesy's Jukebox, circa 2015

Noteworthy: CD 3 and 4 had Boyd confused, thinking that was my leg on CD 4. "Dad, why are you wearing those shoes?" "Well, never in public, son..." CD 11, "Eudora Kansas" is a mainstay and will never leave that jukebox... unless we move from Eudora.
I just came across theses photos... wanted to post them before they got lost forever. 

This is what I had in the jukebox for most of 2015. The theme was mostly, "random stuff" and less "my favorite bands ever." 

Also of note, I moved the jukebox into my new office for much of the year. It's back in the downstairs living room, now.

Lot of mix CDs here, "best of" and what not, just to mix it up in the jukebox. Evey's mad I took out Ghostbusters. Songs from KU remains, for game days... 

Favorite here is the photo of Boyd and Snickers, on the Beastie Boys album. I didn't listen to that "songs that inspired Led Zepp" CD much. Yes, that's Limp Bizkit. 

Lot of Pearl Jam in the juke back then. A rare (for me) Nirvana CD made the juke.

Pretty good page here. That Elliott Smith tribute album is great. Miss that Self CD.

Another good page, with TOOL, White Stripes, Kanye and Femmes. Can't complain. You'll notice the lower lamp was burnt out last year, my pal Copy Jesus showed me how to fix it (there was a part that needed replacement, not just the bulb!)

Missing a lot of album art, that drives me crazy. Soundgarden remains at CD 78. 

Good to have some Thorogood in the juke. Beck's Odelay and Radiohead's OK Computer are two of my all-times, I did remove them both. That Sonic Youth CD was fun, now I have Goo in there. Interpol's self-titled album, which I kind of forgot about. And of course Queens of the Stone Age! Another great page, minus the missing artwork.

Mad Season, Starsailor, Toadies and Snatch soundtrack. If you made it this far back in the jukebox... safe to say you were REWARDED.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Boyd's 5th birthday party

I don't have great photos of the party, but here are two of Boydee following his big 5th birthday party!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Happy 5th birthday, Boydee!

Photo above taken in April 2014, when he was 3-years-old... and the pic below taken a few weeks ago on Evey's first day of 4th grade and the beginning of his last year at Montessori School.