It’s another “Friends Friday” – “Who would you do?” mega-post.

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. Last week Ben did a “Dudes without razors” post – then a couple of days later, David followed it up with “Dudes with razors.” That got Keon and me thinking about joining pics of shaved and hairy guys and making them into a “Who would you do?”
It kind of works. A bunch of the men in these pics are “trimmed” or “manscaped” but we don’t really mind. Hope you have as much fun with these as we did putting them together.


Lots happening here at the Lake. The furniture, equipment and files “DrC” sent for the new “schoolhouse” got here Wednesday and we all helped with getting everything unloaded and put in place. Ben said he told the kids it was time for “summer vacation” and a break from school. When he did that, he said Dub, Bella and Tra got upset and wanted to know why they had to have a vacation. They wanted to keep having school and the rest of the kids agreed… so they’ve decided to have summer school four days per week (Monday through Thursday) from 9:00 a.m. till noon. We’re really glad they enjoy learning and the shorter days will still give them a break.
We finally got the boats out of storage (also on Wednesday) so we all headed out on the lake Thursday afternoon. The water temp is a delightful 75 degrees so it’s perfect for boating fun on the lake.
Ty and Damien got here Thursday evening and got moved into their new “cabin.” You can’t imagine how happy Austin is to have them here. They brought their huge screen t.v. and popcorn machine and are having the kids over for a “movie night sleepover” tonight. It’s good to have the whole gang together again.
We’ll have a busy Memorial Day weekend with boating, cookouts and celebrating having everyone together. We have American Flags and bunting on all the cabins so we won’t forget the reason for “Memorial Day.” Hope you all have safe, healthy, happy Holiday weekends.
xoxo Rick and Keon

Dude. It’s November, and the question is: “To shave – or not to shave?”

Hey, guys. It’s Rick and Keon. Cal texted us and asked if we’d be doing a “Friends Friday” post this week, and if so wanted to know if he could “tag onto it”. We told him “Yes” and “Of course” – so here you have it. Keon and I had fun putting this together. Some of the pics match better than others but hey, whether these guys “match up” or not, they’re still HOT 🙂


It’s Cal and we’ve got some good news. We met with Chance’s medical team on Wednesday and he’s set to have his cochlear implants done on Tuesday, November 26th. We’re excited for him and he’s obviously very excited about it himself. We understand that getting the implants is just the first step on his hearing journey, but we’ll be there for him – as will the Northland gang. We got approval from our insurance company in, like six hours after we submitted it, which is a blessing in itself. Ben and Dub have already made arrangements to miss school so they can be there with us on the 26th. We think is’s going to be an amazing Thanksgiving and we hope you’ll keep us in your thoughts and prayers. xoxo Cal and Alex