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July 4, 2010
A Visit with Krazy Kory
Miss Sheri and the boys spent a lot of time doing yard 'work this week. She keeps them motivated by offering them the chance to burn stuff as long as they keep busy. It's a really effective technique. We're hoping to talk to their middle school teachers this Fall and having them offer a similar rewards program at school.
On Tuesday night, the boys had their final golf lessons of the season with Coach Max. We were pleased to hear the coach say that Luke is hitting the ball well and that Avery is actually a pretty good player. Best of all, they only swung their clubs at each other a couple of times so they're becoming more disciplined in their games as well!
On Thursday, I went to lunch with an old friend, Steve Anderson. We hadn't seen each other in a few years. We talked about all sorts of ways we could get together and do creative things whether it be making videos, doing live performances, or creating something on the web with another. Now that we're excited about these possibilities, we probably won't see each other again for a few more years.
On Friday night, we all hopped in the car together for a road trip down to Des Moines to see our old buddy, Krazy Kory. We saw a whole bunch of deer on the way including this doe and her two pups. I was a bit offended while taking this picture because they were just sitting there staring at us like we were going to shoot them or something. Just a little bit stuck up I guess.
Krazy Kory was all ready for us right when we pulled into town. I said is that a rocket in your pocket or are you just excited to see us? Then we laughed and laughed.
Our evening started with a bang! I always enjoy bringing my boys around Kory because it gives me a good chance to explain to them about the rules in life. Such as, "Hey, dad! Aren't fireworks illegal in Iowa?" "Yes, sons. But law enforcement typically let's it slide on the 4th of July weekend." I then try to explain to them that when they get older, they'll know better when it's OK to break the law and that they shouldn't try to figure it out now. They then get the cutest little confused looks on their faces.
After things get settled down, Kory and I like to warm up to a cold beer and debate the merits of the different Iowa universities. Between the two of us, we've dropped out of all three of the major ones so we really know what we're talking about here.
Sunny was really happy when he heard he was going on vacation with us. Until he learned that it kind of sucks to hang out in a strange hotel room by yourself. He was glad to get back in the car again the next morning and try out another road trip instead.
Hogs and Kisses!
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"We can learn from past failures and mistakes, but we shouldn't get stuck there. We can keep future goals in mind, but we shouldn't get stuck there, either. The only way to reach our potential is to focus on what we must do now - this moment, this day - to perform effectively and win."
-- Joe Torre
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