Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Swim Lessons

Today was Kyrie and Elena's first swim lesson.

They did well for their first official swim lesson.

Kyrie and Elena enjoying a hard earned snack after some straining swim lessons.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bathing Beauties!

Kyrie and Elena sittin out by the pool, catching some rays.

Sam, Elena, Kyrie and Nat, having some quality pool time.

Kyrie was done catching rays and tried to make a quick break for the pool.
She doesn't realize yet that she can't swim.

Kyrie loves the pool; her new nick name is the "little mermaid". Just the other day she spent over two hours in the pool and threw a major mermaid tantrum when we got her out.
"I'm 1 years old daddy, I'm not a child anymore!" -Little Mermaid (except for the age difference. 16 years old)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The devil went down to Georgia, again!

Vacation time in Georgia, Brian and Kyrie are chillin out in the pool!

She flies through the air with the greatest of ease! Kyrie and daddy having fun in the sun!

What up dog?

Brian and Brandon put tile in Uncle Ed and Aunt Esther's Sun room and it looks great.

Brandon and Brian also painted the dining room and it's another job well done!
Brian's out of school for another couple weeks and so we are enjoying some time off and together as a family. We'll be heading out to California soon for more fun!

Bunkers in Kentucky

On their way to Georgia the Bunker's came to visit us in Kentucky! Good times!

Elena and Kyrie playing in the backyard with the sprinkler.
Kyrie and Elena were splishin and a'splashin!

Bath time, more like party time!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The devil went down to Georgia!

Fun in the sun! Kyrie, me, and Sam, escaping the Georgia heat in the pool!

Hello, is anybody home?
Kyrie catching some rays. Thanks aunt melanie for the swim suit!

Here's a picture of cowgirl Kyrie Loween.

We had a great time in Georgia down with the Evans'. We spent time out in the pool. Kyrie loves the water! Kyrie got in some great daddy daughter time!

Thanks Uncle Ed, Aunt Esther, Cameron, Brooke, and Sam for the awesome 4th of July weekend! We love you guys!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sweet Land of Liberty!

Independence day was spent in Georgia with Uncle Ed and Aunt Esther's family. We went to Stone Mountain to watch the awesome laser show and firworks. It was amazing! On the side of the mountain they have carved the generals of the civil war.
The gang playing make a million.

We had to get to Stone mountain early to save a spot for the fireworks show. Brooke, Sam, Kyrie and myself chilled out for a little under the umberella to escape the sun and have some girl time.

Kyrie and Daddy watching fireworks. Kyrie loved them!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Oh what a beautiful day!

Today was a beautiful day! 85 degrees with the sun shining!
This morning
Kyrie decided she wanted to help out in the kitchen so she pulled up the stepping stool and made her way over to the counter.
Uh-Oh she got caught!
We purchased our first lawn mower!

Kyrie was even excited about the lawn mower. She kept getting lost
in the jungle of grass.

Kyrie was just a big helper today, first it was in the kitchen, and now in the front yard.
She even helped dad put the lawn mower together!
Yeah, she's got special talents. I got to mow the front yard. Good times! It brought back
wonderful memories of Cougar Court apartments and mowing
that huge lawn!Brian mowed the back yard with Kyrie cheering him on
from the kitchen window.

Kyrie's room is almost complete. All it's lacking now is the chair rail molding to seperate the green and the pale yellow. I'm excited to have it completely finished!

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Today I said goodbye to our apartment for the last time, as I went to close the door I looked over my shoulder to revisit the wonderful year that we experienced @3200 Silver Springs DR #78. As I looked back, I could see my girls patiently waiting on the couch for me to get home from a long day, little Kyrie running and juming into my arms to get her kiss before we wrestled, and Natalie doing her crafts and cooking awesome food. The brief look back over my shoulder wasn't enough. I slowly turned and rewalked through the entire apt, each room, and opening each closet to be sure that I recalled all that I could before I said goodbye for ever. I will never forget the hall that I played hide-&-go-seek in for the first time with my little angle, or the wall that she so desperatly clung to as she took her first steps, or the table that Natlaie & I would sit at to celebrate our very inexpenceive Annaversery and Valintines day... And many other like recolections....

After a slow walk though I leaned against the wall in the front room in "MY SPOT" (where I had all 9 surround sound speakers pointed) to express my thanks to my Heavenly Father, with tears in my eyes, I thanked Him for the best and most blessed year of my life. I then, out loud sang "Time of your Life" by Green Day (this was ok because my neighbors already know Im nuts...). It was was another hard goodbye
for me as there have been others. On my way home I thought of a other "things" and "places" that I associate good memories with and, just to name a few... Our old Mini-van, Lucky...(for those of you to young... our family dog), and the big tree swing and ET's landing @ grandma and grandpa Bob's home. Remembering these things help me to reflet on the blessings and happiness that I have enjoyed through the years.... I know that each of you have "things" or "places" that you associate happy times with that you have sence said goodbye to, maybe the car that your parents taught you to drive in, or the car that you wrecked, or the chair that you shared a special talk in with a parent or child, or anything that you treasure as a special time... Perhaps you might share those with all of us,,,, perhaps we might share some in common. Take a minute and read the lyrics below and just reflect on what "things" or "places" might have been around when you have created good memories....One last one for me... "Calling BacWic... Calling BacWic..." (ask mom & dad about that one...)

Loves and Happy BBQing

Another turning point;a fork stuck in the road.
Time grabs you by the wrist;directs you where to go.
So make the best of this testand don't ask why.
It's not a questionbut a lesson learned in time.
It's something unpredictablebut in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
So take the photographsand still frames in your mind.
Hang it on a shelfIn good health and good time.
Tattos of memoriesand dead skin on trial.
For what it's worth,it was worth all the while.
It's something unpredictablebut in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
It's something unpredictablebut in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
It's something unpredictablebut in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
Green Day "Time of Your Life"