Happy birthday, dear Craig. Happy birthday to you!

Our friend Craig (Flip Flops Boy) has been a friend for as long as we’ve been blogging, but it’s been a long time since we’ve heard from him.
Sweet baby… Hope you’re well and happy and having the most wonderful birthday ever. We love you!

Happy birthday, dear Craig. Happy birthday to you!

Of the mistakes we’ve made, this is one of our biggest ever. April 12th is our excellent friend, Flip Flops Boy’s birthday and we missed it. Just zoned out and totally missed it. One of our best friends ever – and we didn’t do a post for his birthday.
So, here you go, babe. with our most sincere apologies. We love you and hope your birthday was the best ever. Hope you’ll forgive us?. xoxo
David and Ben

Ben and I are off to Colorado tomorrow morning. He’s excited about his interview with “Dr. M” and, of course I’m excited for him. He took Dub to Lowry City this afternoon and met up with gumma Nancy and Coco. I’m sure he’ll have fun being hopelessly spoiled while he’s in Springfield. (We’re secretly hoping he’ll bring some Pizza House pizza home with him next week 🙂 )
Ben didn’t tell you, but we had sort of a “group meeting” in the hot tub last Saturday evening. It was Keon, Rick, Alex, Ben and me. We had some drinks – smoked a little – and Ben told them about his upcoming interview in Colorado. The guys all listened attentively while Ben talked about the “pros” and “cons” of a possible relocation (if he should get an offer). The reaction was much as expected. Keon liked the idea because pot is legal in Colorado. Rick liked it because same-sex marriage has been going on there since 2014 and is widely accepted. Alex liked it because the hispanic population in Colorado is over 20% – compared to Missouri where it’s around 4%. Having discussed all that, the group’s conclusion was unanimous. The most important thing is what’s best for Dub. We’re so fortunate to have such amazing friends. They’re willing to stay in Missouri – or move to Colorado – or whatever – as long as Dub is happy and our group stays together. Just like that. No trauma. No big deal.
Concerning the blog… I’ve put together Denny’s post request and pre-posted it for tomorrow. Then, Rick will do a “Friends Friday” post – and Keon is doing a post on Saturday. We’ll be back on Sunday but won’t get the next post put together until Monday or possibly Tuesday. We’ll give you a report on our trip then.
In the interim, my hubby and I are looking forward to a brief change of scenery and some “us time.”
Love you guys,
David and Ben

Check it out, dude. Barefoot belly flops!

We did this post yesterday, but it got deleted because of the blog host change, so here goes again:
Last week, we got an e-mail from our excellent friend, FlipFlopsBoy – just checking-in and keeping in touch. As many of you know, we have a long history of blogging with FFB and thought it was time for another joint post. We e-mailed him and asked if he’d like to join us in putting up some more “barefoot belly flops.” (Our last “BFBF” post was on July 25, 2014 – and before that in June, 2013.)
Sixteen of these pics were selected by Ben – 16 by me – and 16 were sent to us by FFB. We’re hoping maybe you guys can tell us which set (#1 -#16: #17 – #32: and #33 through #48) are from each of us. FFB is a good friend and we always have fun blogging with him. We hope you enjoy these belly floppers as much as we enjoyed putting this together 🙂