Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Week in Cleveland, Ohio

Today was my first day of school. I am exited to be back at the grind, because there is only one way to a law degree, and that is through college. But on the other hand, there is nothing more aggravating than college work. That said, it looks like I should have a little more fun this semester as part of the Honors program at Gulf Coast.

Before school started, I took a week trip to my Uncle Tim and Aunt Sandy’s house in Ohio for a visit with the family. Here are a few pics of the trip.

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They were trying to get me to hang around a little longer—or a lot longer. =D


This is Lark, or Larky-boy, with a typical face he makes.

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This is Jewel, one of my cute cousins. Here I was giving Jewel some tips on taking good pictures with her camera. Rule #1: don’t take pictures of ugly people. Fortunately for her, she was sitting in a room full of Maynards, where that was not an issue. =D

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And this is Holly, inevitably cute, with a smile that’s contagious.

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On our way to church! That’s Angel on my lap, and Jewel to my side.


The gardens are a Maynard trait…and a good one at that. Their garden is doing great, and we worked in it some.

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Levi—my man!


Sleeping beauty.


The kids wore me out, although I can’t complain about the massage therapy…even if it was done with Levi’s feet.


Levi called me “Ah-bo.”


She is so easy to make smile…




Lily is 9, and along with Calandra, is becoming a fine pianist. With some hard work, she’ll leave academics like me in the dust.


I bet you can’t guess what I’m doing here…


Calandra is ten years old.


Angel, the heart-breaker.


Jewel, the avid artist at work!

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They like to help around the kitchen counter….sometimes it’s a good thing. (ahem) =)

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Heading to dinner and a visit with Aunt Connie and Uncle Butch.

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Larky giving me a face at the Hometown Buffet.

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Well, all good thing must come to an end. In fact, Delta Airlines does not have a good relationship with me. All my interactions with them happen to be when they fly me away from those I love. Just think, maybe the next time I see clouds from this angle, I’ll be flying right on past them, meeting my Lord in the air!

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I got a text message with this picture during my layover in Atlanta with the caption, “Where’s Claybo?” I can’t help but notice the red eyes. No worries…I should be back for a visit before long.

Ugh, it’s late. Goodnight, all!