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

Dude. It’s a “Friends Friday” look into our “whatever” folder…

Hey, guys. It’s Keon. I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought maybe it was time for a look into our “whatever” folder.
We’re all excited about the Chiefs’ game tomorrow against the Colts. Excited – and really nervous. The Chiefs have never beaten the Colts in a playoff game and their record in playoff games isn’t pretty. We’re still being optimistic and hoping for the best. The whole gang is going to be at Chad’s place to watch the game. The boys can’t wait and will all be wearing their Chiefs hoodies, caps and Patrick Mahomes head bands. Travon thinks his head band is so neat, he’s even been wearing it to bed. We’re so goofy about this we even got Max a Chiefs dog jersey. Anyway, we’re glad Bill S and Jingle will be watching the game. A few more friends cheering them on sure won’t hurt. GO CHIEFS! 🙂 xoxo Keon and Rick

It’s “Friends Friday,” so that must mean it’s time for a peek into Rick’s “Whatever” folder.

We call it “Rick’s whatever folder,” but honestly, it’s a place for both Keon and me to put pics we think are fun and/or interesting. We hope you guys find them to be just that 🙂 xoxo Rick and Keon

We had our first “parents conference” at Travon’s school on Friday. It was an informal chance to talk with several of his instructors and some of the school administrators. It wasn’t what we expected, but it was good. We learned that the kids at the school aren’t in “grades, or classrooms.” They work at their own pace in each subject. They told us that currently his stronger areas appear to be “writing, visual arts and creative skills.” His less strong areas appear to be “science and technology.”
We asked about “home work,” and were surprised to learn the school doesn’t emphasize that. Essentially they told us that if we provide a strong, positive, loving home environment, they’ll handle the education part.
We talked with Ben about it later and he said, “Yup. That’s the way it works. And, I promise, it DOES work.”
Travon loves his school and is excited about going there every day. We love sharing his enthusiasm for learning!