S: Brian's Smile's
FC: (Because when you're a 1,000 miles away it's nice to know your son is okay...) | Brian's Smiles
1: Around a fire... | Deep in thought... | Drinking wine... | And looking gorgeous as always... | Perfection
2: Sometimes we fight... But most the time we laugh... His eyes shine gold almost all the time and they smile when he does.
3: ...With spray adhesive Small things bring great joy and this made us all laugh. | The joke: the boy scout knows how to start a fire... | Bon Fires
4: Sing like no one is listening... | Pretend your girlfriend doesn't have video... | Flame thrower (aka spray adhesive) and the man we put in charge of it. (9-1-1 was on hold... just in case)
5: A montage of kisses and smiles... These are the days of our lives... | Live like it's heaven on earth...
6: "I'm gonna grab on to today Live every minute in the way I know I should Life is good" | Teaching the children chess... | Gavin loves Bi'an. BBQ at Heidi's Father's Day | Laying flooring because he's just that helpful to anyone who needs assistance
7: He arranged the chess pieces to say "I love u" because he's that sweet... | Kat, Amy, and Brian. Jolley's Saloon. Taken just after Brian returned Amy to Kat after a piggy back ride around the bar.
8: The car shopping day. (Top) Sneaky picture while he was talking to his dad. (Left) Holding hands while he was on the phone. | I love his hands
9: I surprised him at his D&D game. | A perfect and brilliant nerd to the core.
10: Brian and his new favorite possession. | Pure happiness.
11: (left) Brian with Gavin. What are they examining so carefully? | Jace, Brian, and Gavin all watching/listening to "The Cat in the Hat" on Brian's phone. | Gavin and Brian posing. <3
12: The boys posed during lunch on Father's Day (pre car accident of course) at the BBQ at Heidi's house. | Father's Day | Gavin is a fan of Bi'an's hat. He let us borrow it one random day and Gavin wore it against the rain.
13: He makes friends everywhere he goes... You can tell he's thrilled about this fact. (It really was amusing) | Us playing chess at the bar... Yes, we're the only people I know who go to a bar to play chess...
14: Soaking wet (and happy) after playing in the Klamath River for hours. | I can never get enough pictures of him and at the same time I can never manage to catch all his wonderful expressions. This is him tolerating my attempts to take sneaky pictures. | He does gorgeous broody better than nayone I know. I didn't take this one, he was nice enough to send it to me. It was immediately saved to my phone.
15: The story: I was tearing apart his house one day while he was working, trying to find the title to the Toyota. | We had been fighting about something earlier in the day and then I found this. I was so stupidly charmed by this I couldn't be upset anymore. I told him from now on the fastest way to get us past a fight would be awards like this. He may be calling for any boyscout badges you may have for future disagreements, warning you now. :)
16: He bought me flowers because he's romantic and wonderful... | A week later they were sad and dying so I had to throw them out... The pink carnations that mean "I'll never forget you", perfect happiness, and thankfulness were saved by their determination to stay alive and my determination to keep the first flowers he bought me for as long as possible.
17: Benefit dinner on 7/16/11 for Childhood Cancer Awareness and a local boy who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
18: Poor baby, he was so tired by the time we finished laying the carpet that he just laid down on it and sort of stayed there. | CONSTRUCTION! | Laying the wood floor. I said something that made him reply, . "What?!" and look my way just as I took this. Timing, I has it.
19: CONSTRUCTION: Part 2... | Poor baby, he was so tired by the time we finished laying the carpet that he just laid down on it and sort of stayed there. | Plumbing. Home Depot trip #2, picking up the plumbing for the kitchen. He knew what he was doing, I didn't so I took pictures. | He is so cute when he's doing math. He's calculating the baseboard lengths and angels. *P.S. they came out beautiful.
20: House Warming Party | The party was a huge success. Everyone loved the house. They ate, they played Rock Band. 12 people all together celebrating Brian's fresh start. It was perfect.
21: Fair 2011 | We had a great time at the fair! The boys drug Bi'an all over; they rode all the rides, and played several games. | These two pictures of Jace and Brian were taken just before the fair when Brian was teaching Jace about video games.
22: Game Night
24: Pictures stolen when he wasn't looking... Yes, I'm that sneaky. And he's that gorgeous. :) | (above) At the fair working. (right) Helping me with my British Literature homework. | (above) Just happy. (His parents will be getting a fruit basket for their fabulous genes.)
25: Park Trip
26: ScienceWorksMuseum | Shadows! | He got on this crane to haul things around, it didn't work... | He realized later when a child got on it that it's functionality was dependent on weight. | Gavin loved this. He spent forever putting ping pong balls in these tubes and watching them get sucked up into twisty tubes.
27: (left to Right) Brian decided to do a ducky race for Gavin and another child joined in happily. Brian and Jace stood on a platform, pulled a rope and a bubble formed around them. (Jace hated leaving this room.) (last) Brian and Gavin built and arc out of these light gravity blocks.
28: *Brian in a suit reading to Gavin before we went out. *Gavin and Brian sticking their tongues out at me. *Jace in his costume. *Gavin trapped by Brian. *Gavin, the grinning dragonsaurous. *Jace posing with a girl before the district Halloween parade.
29: More of us... | (Above) Us at a wedding. (Top right-down) A flower he gave me. Us at the wedding again. Us at the park with the boys.
30: So, I know it may seem like I do nothing but take pictures of him *all* the time but....... wait, yeah I kinda do. The top right is our first D&D game together. The two on the bottom are of him trying to fix something I gave him. :)