Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rylee's new glasses

In early May, Rylee got glasses. Here she is reading one of her books to Brad.

House Selections

Here are our selections for the house.

Brad's Russia Trip

In April, Brad went to Russia with Chick-fil-A and WinShape. He gave a business presentation and also helped at a local orphanage. He had a wonderful time and some unique experiences. We have hundreds of pictures, but here are just a few.

New House

After 7 years in our house, we have decided to build a new house. It will look a lot like this when it is done. We started the process in April and it should be done by Thanksgiving. The new house will be in north Keller, close to the Westlake border.

Easter 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hello Tooth Fairy

Rylee lost her first tooth yesterday during lunch. Of course we were eating at Chick-fil-A, but in Temple. She was a freaked out at first, and I was too when she turned around to hand me her tooth. Brad said we both recovered very quickly. Later in the car, I caught her staring at her mouth in the mirror. The tooth fairy came, but the money dropped off the top bunk, so Rylee thought she was crying about something. Then she was upset because she didn't have fairy dust on her face (her friend at school did when she lost a tooth.) I explained to her that there are different tooth fairies assigned to different neighborhoods and that maybe her tooth fairy is new just like Tinkerbell (new Disney movie.) She seemed to be okay with that answer.

Jackson's Birthday Party

Jackson's birthday party was during Rylee's soccer game so my parents took Reese to the party until we got there. It was very windy, which worked out perfectly because Jennifer had kites for all the kids and she made superhero capes and masks for everyone.

Here are some pictures that Jennifer took.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Jenna's Birthday Party

Jenna's 7th Birthday Party was our first American Girl experience. I was a little in shock over the entire thing, but the girls seemed to have a good time. They didn't care that they had to borrow dolls to dine with.
Happy Birthday Jenna!!!!

Sparx vs Diamonds

Well, week 2 brought warmer weather and the second team that played last year. We don't keep score and that's a really good thing because it would have been very one-sided.

The red-head was their star player. Before the game Rylee said she knew her from church and Brad and I swore that she didn't, but the next day there she was. Rylee took the pictures that she isn't in.

Sparx vs Wildcats

Rylee is playing soccer this year for the first time. Brad is her coach...let's just say it is an adventure for both of them.

Our first game was freezing and windy!

Reese's 3rd Birthday--March 1, 2009

Reese's 1st birthday party--March 2007

Reese's 2nd birthday party--March 2008
Reese's 3rd birthday party---still to come, but here is a great picture Angela took of Reese at the Super Bowl party.

Happy Birthday, Reeser, we love you lots!!!!

Bretley Slate Lyons

Bret was born while we were at Seminar and we drove down to San Angelo after I finished school on that Friday. He was born on February 16, 2009 and weighed 8lb 4oz, only 1 ounce bigger than Rylee did. The girls really did enjoy holding him--at least for a little bit.

Chick-fil-A Seminar 2009--Long Beach, CA

Seminar this year was in Long Beach, California. It was cold and rained almost the entire time, but we still had fun. We flew into LAX and we saw a few celebrities in the airport. On the trip home, we rode the plane with Jessica Simpson. I have a few pictures of her luggage and tour bus at DFW.

While at seminar we had some celebrity speakers that included Kirk Cameron, Rick Warren, Nicole C. Mullens, and several football coaches.

Brad and I toured the Queen Mary and Brad received an award for reaching $2 million in his store for the first time. We are looking forward to next year in Washington, D.C.

Christmas 2008 Activities

Because I'm really far behind on updating our blog I've made collages of all the things we did in December for Christmas.