Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Update; Veterans Day

First of all, yesterday was Veterans Day, so I want to thank my dad, Greg, Jerry, Amy's Uncle Jeff, and any and all other veterans out there for their service!
Thanks to all of our active duty and former service members for keeping us, our country, and and our families safe.

In terms of our weekend, it was a good one, but I now realize that I did a really subpar job of shooting any pictures this weekend.

On Friday night we took the kids and went to Olive Garden for dinner.  It was nice.  The kids were good and ate all their food.

On Saturday morning I took Raylan to his soccer game.  Mom and Dad met us there to cheer him on.  It was his last game of the season with the Tiger Sharks.  Raylan played a good game and seemed to have a lot of fun.  He's really enjoyed soccer this year, and it's been fun to watch.
At the end of the game, Coach Josh handed out some medals and said a little bit to each kid about why they deserved a medal.  Raylan got praised for learning to really follow the ball and keep after it.  He went from not really understanding soccer to getting a couple of goals this year!

Tiger Shark team photo!

Raylan gets a medal!  Despite his strange, pained
expression here, Raylan was VERY excited
about his medal!
After the soccer game Saturday morning, I took Raylan to get his flu shot.  I had bribed him to behave for the flu shot with a promise of ice cream, so afterward we went to Dairy Queen.  He was very good.
Saturday afternoon I watched the Longhorns play Kansas State.  We somehow managed to win that game despite some ridiculous errors and bad plays.  A win is a win, and I'm happy to take it, but even in this win it was clear why we were never going to be contenders for a national title this year.  Texas still has a fundamental lack of discipline and consistency that drives me nuts.  We have great athletes, and on one play we might have beautiful execution, while on the next play, our heads clearly aren't in the game, and we make a stupid mistake.  Like I said, it's frustrating to watch, especially when it's clear that we have the skill and the talent to be a much better team.
Oh well.  We won!

On Sunday I took the kids to the park in the morning while Amy exercised.  The weather was beautiful, and we had a good time.  We played on the playscape, played on the swings, and kicked a soccer ball around.  Also, we stared intently into storm drains....

There is nothing in this one, either....
On Sunday afternoon, once Kiddo went down for her nap, I went for a bike ride.  It was great weather for it.

Clearing the noggin with a bike ride to Ladybird Lake
Sunday evening Frank came over and we played out acoustic guitars on the front porch (Reed was out of town, so no practice at his house).  We had a good time.

On Monday Amy and I both had the day off for Veterans Day.  Amy and I went to the gym, and then went to see Terminator: Dark Fate.  The movie was fun, and we had a good time.  During the movie, a cold front had blown in, and the day turned wet and very chilly (it was in the 40's during the day and below freezing over night).  My mom picked up the kids in the morning and took them to Catch Air.

Later, we drove out to Steiner Ranch to have dinner with Mom, Dad, and our kids.  Amy brought a lasagna that she had made the day before.  Mom provided salad and garlic bread.  It was all very good.  It was a nice dinner, and we had a good time.

And that was the weekend!

I'll try to take better pictures next weekend.....

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