Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2016 Year in Review Pictures






My year in review (sorta) in pictures...

January


Deion's band performed at the MLK Day Parade



February





The 12Kyle Podcast, featured on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, GooglePlay, YouTube...was well on it's way to becoming your favorite podcast...










I attended the first...among many...Father/Daughter dances with Skyler. We had a ball




At the circus with Brandon, Skyler, and her friend Kai




At lunch with the kids at the best pizza spot in Atlanta...Fellini's


March




Deion participated in the Cotillion-Beautillion. It was an awesome experience for him. I was very proud. He's pictured here with his escort, Gentille




Mom & Dad made it. Having my parents be there for it was a very happy moment for me.





two of my favorite ladies...





Both Sherice and I were fly. Take a good look because you might not ever see me in a tux...





Hanging with the cool kids...Kameron and Brandon





3 the hard way...Deion, Kameron, and Brandon





the kids were happy to hang out with Grandpa





Skyler was named the Pre-K Scholar of the Week at her school. She is soooo smart





We lost one of my favorite MCs...Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest. I grew up on their music and Phife always felt like the cousin that I never had. While I wasn't fortunate enough to meet him, I felt like I did. Gone but not forgotten. You on point, Phife???





Sherice turned 40. We had a ball celebrating her birthday with friends and family.




April




The kids with my niece, Mackenzie, in my hometown...Florence, SC.





Deion was headed to DC to visit Howard University. Skyler wasn't happy about it





Doughnuts with Dads day at Skyler's school





Arin, Jamison, and Kellen visited while on their Spring Break




We got to see our godson, Jalen, when we went to see his uncle get married. He's such a cool young man. We love him




Wedding flow




One of my personal favorite moments of the year was seeing Rakim perform here in Atlanta. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love and admire him. It was great to finally see him perform



We lost a legendary genius. Prince is one of my biggest musical influences. His death shocked me and the rest of the world. It's rare for me to feel the sense of loss when entertainers pass away. But I FELT this. I knew Prince...even if only through music...but I KNEW him. It's still hard to believe that he's gone. I did a tribute to him on the 12Kyle Podcast. He's gone but we can always bring him back to life when we press "PLAY".



May




Skyler's dance recital was great! She performed very well







Kameron was tooo smooth as he attended the 8th grade prom








Another proud daddy moment...Skyler graduated from Pre-K


June




We lost another legend...Muhammad Ali. As a kid, I didn't have many sports heroes. Other than my uncle, there weren't many sports figures that I looked up to. Not sure why...but I just didn't. But then there was Muhammad Ali. For as far back as I can remember as a young child in the 70s, Ali was larger than life. He wasn't just a great boxer...he was a showman, an activist, a humanitarian and much more.

"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." - Muhammad Ali

Thanks Champ




I cherish moments like this that we had at our family reunion. One day she'll be too big or too cool to be on Daddy's shoulders




Sherice & Deion


July




A night on the town...






I lost my buddy, Cheryl. It's funny how you can get close to someone that you've never met but we were really tight. I miss our conversations. I can't watch the Golden State Warriors and not think about her. I blogged about it here. She's still a Warrior

August






What is the summer without a day at Six Flags?








First day of school for the kids...Deion (12th grade), Kameron (9th grade), Brandon (4th grade), and Skyler (Kindergarden)





Grandma came to visit







So did my godson, LaKell. It was great seeing him. We love him. 





There was a new addition to the family...a fish named Stitch Abraham. He was only with us for a month. LOL

September




Baaaaaaad Booyyyyyy...Sherice and I hit Phillips Arena to see the Bad Boy Reunion Tour. It was phenomenal!!! It took us back to the 90s.





Deion and the Marching Rams




Kameron put on a great acting performance in the school play, Dreamgirls. I didn't know the kid could act.






Princess Skyler turned 5. She had a "spa party" at our house with her friends. They had a good time




Kameron and Deion with their little cousin, Zeniya.





Sherice and I celebrated 16 years of marriage. I think that's a major accomplishment!



October






Sherice and I went back to the place where it started for us...South Carolina State University. It was homecoming. We had a ball! We took Brandon with us.




Senior night





Skyler was Doc McStuffins for Halloween





Me and Brandon went to the Packers vs Falcons game to see the Dirty Birds win a thriller


November




Brandon participated in the Jr Atlanta Hawks Basketball camp


December






Skyler was named Scholar of the Week...this time in Kindergarten.




Skyler is chillin with her brothers after her Christmas concert performance





I turned 44 years old on December 9th and became the coolest, freshest, dopest 44 year old that you know



Brandon turned 10 on December 10th






On December 14th, I celebrated the 20 year anniversary of graduating from South Carolina State University.

2016 was a year that saw many highs and lows. Ultimately, it was a great year...because we ALL got to see it. And that is more than enough to be thankful for!!!

May 2017 be filled with blessings and prosperity for you and yours!!!