The Reynolds Family, from A to Z
Alley –as in bowling alley, where Preston participates in a weekly junior league.
Baseball trip– Amy took in a couple of Memphis Redbirds games & Elvis’s Graceland with some friends.
Campaigning– what Amy is doing in the hopes of landing a spot on the Rochester school board.
Drums– Preston is in drum lessons, played in 6th grade jazz band last year & is now in the junior high band.
Enrietto– Shaling is 11 & in Mrs. Enrietto’s 5th grade class. Mrs. Enrietto was also Preston’s 5th grade teacher.
Float trip– with good friends, we enjoyed a 3-night camping trip, which included a day on the Meramec River.
Goodbye– earlier this month, we bid an earthly goodbye to Brock’s 94-year-old Grandma Devall.
Hoops– Brock continues to play basketball, as well as coach Shaling in various leagues.
Idol –Brock saw Springsteen concerts in Chicago & Louisville and got to touch Bruce’s guitar & hoist him up.
Junior high– Preston is 12 & in 7th grade at Rochester Junior High.
5K – as a family, we did the Girls on the Run 5K with Shaling & the In His Hands Orphans 5K (some walked).
Lessons– Shaling is taking piano lessons & is in 5th grade chorus. She gave up trumpet & drums.
Marco Island& Monticello– the two places where we visit Grandma & Grandpa Reynolds each year.
New sport– Shaling recently picked up the game of soccer.
Oval –the shape Preston ran (400 meter) in 6th grade track last spring.
Pigskin– the Rochester Rocket football team three-peated as state champions in November.
Quality time– what we just don’t seem to get enough of with family & friends.
Rochester– Amy continues to coach the Rochester High School scholastic bowl team.
Softball– Shaling still loves to catch, but with Dad as her coach, also picked up pitching this year.
Trivia– Amy planned and/or helped with several trivia fundraisers this year.
Unaccompanied– Brock & Amy (no kids) enjoyed a trip to Tunica, Mississippi. Brock later went again, solo.
Volleyball– Amy enjoyed a coed outdoor league this summer & Shaling played in a youth league.
Welcome– as avid Illini fans, we welcomed new football & basketball coaches.
Xylophone– one of many instruments Preston played at music camp at the University of Illinois this summer.
Yard –where we buried our beloved Braxtina, the cat we’d had since the summer we married (18 years).
Zero– the number of times we won the lottery, but thankfully not the amount on our paychecks.