Dude. It’s time for another visit to Rick’s “Whatever” folder.

Hey, all. It’s Rick. Been a while since we visited my “whatever” folder, so I thought it was time.
We got some excellent news yesterday. On Friday, the grandparents will be two weeks beyond their second covid shot – so they’re coming to the lake next Saturday. It’ll be David’s birthday so we’re planning a party over at the Koala Cove clubhouse. Ben asked the kids what they wanted to eat at the party and they all said fish tacos and fried ice cream. So, Keon and I have planned the menu and all the guys will bring food. Since it’ll be his birthday, David won’t have to cook for a change 🙂
Travon is so excited about seeing the grands he’s beside himself. Pop-Pops is one of his favorite people in the whole world, but he’ll have to share him with Dub and the other kids.
We hope you guys are all well and happy and vaccinated. Maybe we’ve turned the corner and will eventually get back to a (somewhat more) normal world!
xoxo Rick and Keon

Time for a peek into Rick’s “Whatever folder”

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. Sorry it’s been so long since Keon and I have posted, but 2020 has been an insane year for us. I’ve learned that running a business remotely is harder than you might think. Having said that, our nursery business is about to finish its most profitable year ever. Getting out of the in-person retail part of the business turned out to be the right decision at the right time.
Anyway, we’re beginning to get excited about the Holidays. We’ve finished decorating the cabins and they’re pretty spectacular at night. Jim says people in Branson can probably see the glow. Now, if we just had some snow, the kids would be really happy.
Hope you’re doing well surviving the pandemic. Maybe someday we’ll all look back on this and think having our storage areas full of toilet paper, paper towels and hand sanitizer was pretty funny! xoxo Rick and Keon

It’s a “Friends Friday” look at the (?) bad-boys!

Hey, guys. It’s Rick and Keon. You’re probably wondering why we’re showing you MUGSHOTS on our last post of 2017. There’s a reason. See, we think overcrowded prisons in the United States are a result – not of guys (and girls) being bad people – but, rather, of not having a fair chance in life. Kids from broken homes. Sons and daughters of druggies. Kids who don’t have enough to eat or decent clothes to wear or a chance at a good education. And (if you’ll permit us) a greed-infused government that doesn’t give a shit about anything but getting richer while the poor get poorer and kids turn to drugs and crime and end up in prison. So, we’re gonna do something. It’s a tiny thing, really, but we know we can make a difference.
We’ve decided to become “foster parents.” Several months ago we enlisted the aid of an excellent LGBG attorney and started the process. We’ve met all the qualifications and taken the required courses… and moved to a single family home with a fenced yard that meets every foster home requirement. With Keon’s job that lets him do most of his work from home, our attorney tells us we’re ideal foster parent candidates. So, we’ve filed all the paperwork and are waiting for a placement. We don’t know when it’ll happen – or whether our first foster child will be a boy or girl – or what age – but it doesn’t matter to us. We know we’re going to be foster parents – and we know we’re gonna give a kid (kids?) a good opportunity in life like Dub and Austin and Erik and Issie have. We haven’t said anything about it before because, I guess we’re a little superstitious or something. We know this isn’t necessarily going to be easy… but we’re fully committed to it and we’re gonna make it work. We hope maybe each of you will say a little prayer for us and give us your support if (when?) things get tough.
While we’re waiting, we’re wishing each of you good health and every happiness in the coming year. As Tiny Tim said, “God bless us, every one!” We love you.
Rick and Keon