Chuck and I recently took a trip to my sister Deb's house in St. Joseph, Missouri..... Home of the Pony Express, and Jessee James and his brothers! It's a very cool "Old West" town. Lots of history there. But we were most interested in this........ My family..... My nephew, Ryan.... My nephews, Mason and Cailyn, and my neice Brooklyn (along with one very tired sister) This my nephew Shawn (Mason and Cailyn's dad) We ate ALOT!! My sister is an awesome cook, as well as decorator. She and Mike got all of the talent in the family. the rest of us are just good ol' boys! Mason is sooooo serious....but don't turn your back on him! He's quite the practical joker! Brooklyn was helping us with a family BBQ. She made a fruit salad out of Uncle Chuck! Deb and Christy (Ryans wife/Brooklyn's mom) were always in the kitchen. Occasionally, Deb got Ryan to do the yucky work. That's 3 pork loins they are cutting up. This family can eat! My brother in law, Lonnie, is the grand Chef! NO ONE touches his grill!! Even in the pouring down rain!
Poor Lonnie! (note the Ariel umbrella, courtesy of Brooklyn) Cailyn is the typical boy! His mom tried to teach him to stay out of the rain! Mason and Parker were always thinking about things to get in to! They got alot of their own pictures. They call them blackmail!! lol
We had a blast while we were there. It's the first time we've been back to St Joe in years! I miss my family sooooo much!
I'll post more pics of the inside of Deb's house later (it's amazing). We also took several cool mini trips I'll tell about. St. Joe is an awesome place to visit!