Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Uncle Brad"

Some things never change - and I am so glad! Growing up Kyle had a best friend named Brad. They spent tons of time together (behaving like idiots) and it was my pleasure getting to know and love Brad as I got to know and love Kyle (different kinds of love for sure). As long as I have known Kyle, I have known Brad but sadly life has taken us on different roads and for the past 9 years we have seen him only a handful of times. The good news though is that when you have a dear friend it doesn't matter how much time or distance is between you - you are always like family and always loved and enjoyed hugely when the chance to reconnect appears!


Brad was married recently and Kyle and I so enjoyed seeing him but were bummed to not be able to get to know his beautiful bride - considering a wedding is not the best place to really get to know someone (especially the bride). But we were lucky enough that she too wished she could have had some more time with us and planned a trip out here in early June so we could catch up on a long life of not knowing eachother. We had a blast. Kyle and Brad didn't understand how Lindsey and I had so much to talk about while they could barely hold a serious conversation. Lindsey, you are welcome back anytime... even though your non dairy, non cayanne ways are so difficult to deal with!

Oh and the kids have always called him Uncle Brad even though only Adia had ever really met him. But when she was little and he was around more that is what Kyle referred to him as and somehow after all this time it stuck. The kids were so excited to meet the goofy uncle they had heard so much about and from the moment he walked in our door they wouldn't leave him alone. In fact we had to apologize on several occasions because one kid got her name wrong and one kid said "thank you God that Uncle Brad is here and ummm, whats her name mom, Oh yeah, Lindsey" during prayer. Good thing she is a sweetie and has a great sense of humor.


Okay enough babbling... here are some pictures...

here the kids are crowding them asking "what do you want to see next"

Volleyball is a must...
Uncle Brad doing a talent show...
Kenyon's performance for the show

Before our quick trip down the river...

Adia practicing being a guide.
teaching us to skip a rock

And here are a few from the old days...

Brad's amazing toast/speech he gave at our wedding.





Kyle and Brad doing tricky dance moves at our reception

Here is how he showed up to our rehersal

And thats it... THANK YOU SO MUCH Brad and Lindsey for such a fun weekend. We really enjoyed our time together and hope it isn't too long before we can all be together again. Although it would be good if you had a kid in tow too so we weren't the only ones slowing everything down!

9 comments:

The Horners said...

I remember those dance moves at your wedding! HA! Funny pictures!

The Mid-Cart Parentals said...

I'm so glad you got some good pics...I accidently deleted the ones I had taken - I was sooooo bummed! I got a great shot of Uncle Brad's "Around the World" & his "Walk the Dog" & his "Eiffel Tower"...so sad, too bad, they are gone forever. Was fun to see him & Kyle together again & to meet Linds.

Chris Holyoak said...

Ew, I am totally in the background of that pic and I look so gross.

Everyone loves Brad. Glad to see Kyle and him still have a bromance.

Dacia said...

I even remember Brad - fun times! Kayak pictures are always my favorite!!!!

Rochelle said...

Gotta love Brad!

The Millers said...

Cute pics! Sounds like you guys had a great time.

Gpa Paul said...

Yes, I too remember the worlds longest toast. Glad you guys were able to get together. Sorry I missed the newlyweds

Rick and Leah said...

Ha ha! How fun to visit with Uncle Brad. I haven't seen him in forever. I still remember that crazy dancing at the wedding. Fun memories.

The McGraths said...

Oh Brad! Haven't seen him in forever! So glad you guys got to visit and meet lindsey.