Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Kyra lost her top tooth at school on 12/18. The other top center one is ready to come out!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New pics on Facebook

New pics, including Christmas are here on Facebook.

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Dec 08- so far

Kyra as a mouse in the Nutcracker 11/19/08
Decorating the tree
Kyra was a great mouse!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I haven't posted a lot lately. I have been on Facebook for the past few months, and post most of my pictures there. I have a link to this blog as well, but don't usually have time to put pictures both places.

I've been told by the kids I substitute teach that Facebook is for "old people", that Myspace is still the cool website. I never liked Myspace, but Facebook is much better, in my opinion. It's much more professional looking- there's no obnoxious backgrounds or music etc. Plus, I've found so many friends that I haven't seen or talked to since college, high school and even WAY back to St. Marks for elementary school.

Anyway- you can still look at my photo albums I have on Facebook by clicking these links... I am pretty good at keeping that updated, and will still post here, just maybe not as often :)

The album with all Kyra's pictures
Family and friends- Vol. I
Family and friends- Vol. II
Goose Bump Jump Nov 08
Girl Scout Event Nov 08
Dog pics :)

Love to all!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We went to Baughers in Westminster on Friday and Kyra had a blast playing on the straw tower and getting our pumpkin.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Golden Shoe Race- Rockburn Elementary

Kyra ran the Golden Shoe Race today. It's a race by grade, and the class that finishes first gets the "Golden Shoe". Kyra wanted me to run with her, so I did. We started the race together, then she took off! She was the first girl across the finish line!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Mom and I went to the Jimmy Buffett concert on Aug 30- great day, great show, great music- as always!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Brayden Brewer

The newest member of the Brewer family was born on September 2, 2008 at 2:15pm. He weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces. He looks like Nathan when he was born. Lorie, Justin and Brayden will go home today to big brother Nathan. That Ravens jersey that Kyra had as a baby is getting a lot of use!

Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of school

Off to school for the first day of 2nd grade!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bethany Beach 2008

Here are pics from our latest beach trip with the Brewer clan. This year, Mandy's fiance Soren joined us. We all stayed in the same place on Parkwood Street, just 2 blocks away from the downtown area (Garfield Pkwy) and 2 blocks from the beach. Linda, Rod and Great Grandma Brewer stayed in a condo about 3 miles inland, where the kids were able to play in the pools, the adults played tennis, and there was a game or 2 of foosball. It was a great trip- there were 2 days that I stayed on the beach for 6 hours- I didn't think I still had that kind of endurance :)

Kyra and Nathan going "nite-nite"; Me and Mandy trying to play tennis!

The Brewer siblings and their better halves!
Mandy & Soren;
Lorie & Justin;
Kelly and me.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Brewer Garden

Kelly has done a fantastic job in the garden this year. We've been talking about having a garden since we moved in here in 2002. We dabbled in it last year, and got some hot peppers out of it (Kegger ate most of them though!), but this year Kelly went all out. He waters everything all the time- he definitely has the green thumb!

I've been telling Kyra how I used to go out to our garden in Beltsville and pick an entire salad for dinner. I got to tell her yesterday- "go pick some dinner"- she came back with the tomato!

Finally- my hydrangeas!!

The beginning of the watermelon-

Here's the watermelon 1 week later!

We have green peppers on the deck-

The cucumber snuck up on us. We kept looking for cucubmers, and this one attached itself to one of the tomato plants!

Out of hundreds of little green tomatoes- a red one is ready!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mandy is getting married!

Some exciting news from the Brewer family- Mandy and Soren got engaged over the 4th of July weekend in Minnesota! The wedding will be July 5th in MN, where Soren's family has a lake home. We can't wait to see where Mandy will be spending her summers after her and Soren settle in Minneapolis in a few years. We'll all get to know Soren better when we all go to Bethany Beach in a few weeks.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vegas, baby. Vegas.

Kelly and I decided it was time for Kyra to see what Vegas was all about. We got Uncle Todd to take care of the beasts at home and we hopped on a plane. We lined up a limo ride to pick us up from the airport to take us to the Vegas sign and see the strip. We went to m&m World and Margaritaville. We saw the atrium at the Bellagio, took a gondola ride at the Venetian and saw LOVE at the Mirage.

Kelly found his best friend from high school in CA on-line about a month ago. Jason and his wife Tonya met us Saturday night for drinks and dinner. The boys had a great time catching up, and Tonya and I got along great. We look forward to meeting up with them in the future, either for an adult weekend in Vegas, or a family trip somewhere.

Kyra's favorite thing of the whole trip was Margaritaville. We went there for dinner the first night in town, and she loved the guys on stilts that made her a balloon hat and dog, the girl going down the volcano slide into the big "blender" and the drinks- she had a virgin strawberry dacquiri. We walked past Margaritaville on Saturday on our way to the Venetian, and Kyra says to us "It's hot; we need to go to Margaritaville and get a drink!". That was the BEST quote of the whole trip!!

Kyra lost another bottom tooth in Vegas- now the bottom middle teeth are grown up teeth, and now there's a hole on either side!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tarso's HARLEY!

Tarso finally got his Harley- he so deserves it. He LOVES that bike, and man is it COOL!!! Kyra got a ride last weekend. I'll get to go when Tars is back in the country and remembers to bring me a helmet.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Spring Recital- 5/10/08

Phoenix Rising Dance put on a performance of "Matilda" on May 10 at the Slayton House. It was a wonderful show!

Kyra and her friend Lily Deitch.

Kyra checking out her makeup.

Kyra's best friends Maddie Sommers and Kaitlyn Carino.