Sunday, July 22, 2012

Family Vacay 2012

Last weekend the McKinneys went on a family vacay. Since Daniel and Krista moved to Dallas, it hasn't been easy for us to all be in the same place at once. Between all of our busy schedules we finally agreed on a weekend, took off work, and headed for Kansas City. I know what you're thinking at this point..."Wow...Kansas guys do it big on vacation." You may not know this, but my family is big on baseball. My brothers and my dad have been taking baseball trips since my brothers were little trying to mark off all of the stadiums on their list. It started as a boys trips, but as time went on they thought it would be nice to invite the girls. How kind. We are forever grateful. They usually pick pretty good places that accommodate to our needs as well...good shopping, good food, and a fun city. We can't complain. 

I had my doubts about this city. How random is Kansas City? I must say I was wrong. 

Five of us began the trek from Nashville at 6 AM Friday morning all piled in a rental (very modern and high-tech) mini van. They don't make mini vans like they used this point I wouldn't even mark it off my list of potential future cars. We had a 10 hour car ride full of stand still traffic, competitive car games, movies, chatter, and lots of bonding time. We even got to drive through St. Louis and see the arch, which I had never seen. Needless to say it was definitely a highlight for me.

Once we arrived in Kansas City, we soon reunited with my brother and sister-in-law. And then there were seven...

We soaked up every minute of the weekend. We saw the Royals play the White Sox Friday and Saturday night. We toured the Hallmark Museum, ate some famous Kansas City barbecue, did some shopping, celebrated Daniel and Krista's first year of marriage, and played a serious game of Wits & Wagers. 

It was such a treat for us all to be together for the weekend. I wish we could do it more often, but it just makes these occasions that much sweeter. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

5 months later...

Believe it or not, I am still alive. I won't type an entire paragraph as to why I haven't blogged in 5 months and dwell on the fact. Because quite honestly I would have no excuse. Writer's block, maybe?

Beginning in August I will definitely have more to write about. Since the last time I wrote, I have accepted a kindergarten teaching position! I plan on using my blog as an outlet for funny stories, school ideas, and life in general. I'll try and post more recipes here and there as well. 

Until I have something absolutely enthralling happen deserving of an entire blog post; I will leave you with 3 links that introduce you to 3 very important people in my life. My blog is an attempt at being a mediocre writer with hopes of making people laugh...these below are a little better than me and are guaranteed to enlighten you with their humor, wisdom, and even sports knowledge.

1. My Dad
If you've read my blog before you've probably read countless things about my dad. He is a very talented writer and I started a blog because of his inspiration. He started his blog here, but about a year ago was given a great opportunity to write a weekly column on the main page of Brentwood Home Page. His column, "What I Know" is published every Monday. A great read...and I'm not just saying that because I'm bias. 

2. My little brother
A writer in the making...and a good one at that. If I ever needed to know anything about sports, down to the smallest detail, I could ask him and receive a very thorough answer. He will be a sophomore at Auburn this coming Fall and is a journalism major. He was asked by SEC Jams to serve as the representative from Auburn and write articles about Auburn sports. I am so very proud of him and I know he is absolutely honored to represent Auburn in this capacity. 

3. My sister-in-law
I'll make two recommendations here. Follow her blog and follow her twitter (@forbetter_worse). She has such a fun sense of humor and outlook on life and situations that she'll have you laughing and crying. She is one of the most genuine people in my life and her words are truly sincere. Her blog is new to the world wide web but I know it is going to be a hit. She has a great use of words and knows how to keep you reading. I know you'll love her as much as I do!

So until I decide on a worthy post...enjoy these other fine reads. You won't regret it!