Dude. Check out this black boy bling!

We mentioned earlier how attached Chance is to Cal and how he’s becoming a smaller version of him. It’s the same with Travon and Keon. Tra walks like Keon, talks like him and laughs like him. Keon always wears a gold neck chain with a cross pendant. So, of course, Tra wears a gold neck chain with a cross pendant. We tease them – calling it “black boy bling.” It’s fascinating to watch the kids’ personalities develop.
I asked Ben who he thought Dub would emulate. He just chuckled and said “No way Dub’s gonna be like anyone else. He’ll always be his own unique Dub-self.” I’m sure he’s right about that 🙂


After having taken a few days off from Jeopardy while Bill Whitaker finished up his guest-hosting, we’re excited about the Tournament of Champions and Buzzy Cohen starting Monday. After Katie Couric, “Dr.” Oz, and Bill Whitaker, we feel we’ve earned it!

Dude. It’s Kwanzaa!

On Dec. 14th, our buddy, Jingle sent an e-mail saying (in part):
“Hey Buff! Saturday, December 26th marks the start of Kwanzaa. May I suggest (request??) a post of African-American dudes?!?!… Love you, John”
For anyone not familiar with the Holiday, here’s a definition from the web:
“Kwanzaa (/ˈkwɑːn.zə/) is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day.”
Thanks for the suggestion, babe. Hope these black dudes get you all hot and tingly – like they do us!

It’s a “Friends Friday” look at some black boy boxer bulges!

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. This wasn’t a planned post… it just sort of happened… but its ended up being one of my fav posts ever. The deal is, when we’re home, Keon lives in a baggy tee shirt, boxer briefs and flip flops. Travon loves us both, but he absolutely worships Keon. He mimics everything Keon does. I swear, he’s beginning to talk like Keon… walk like Keon and even smile like Keon. So, of course we got him some baggy tee shirts and boxer briefs and flip flops to wear around the house.
David and Ben say they think Travon sort of won the life lottery when we adopted him. He’s in an environment filled with love (plus Max and Muff) and I’m sure no boy ever had a better role model than my husband!