May, June, July!!!! Busy Busy they just flew by! ;)

Wow!  I can't believe I didn't update my blog for three months.  I knew I was behind, but I guess I didn't realize HOW behind I was.  We've had a busy summer!!  I'm going try to post this in order, so I will skip a few lines and start at the bottom with May - I have plenty of pictures to jog my memory.

July, 2010

OH July, busy month indeed!  We closed escrow on our new house the day after Brady's birthday party... so that meant time to get packing!  We found tenants for our "old house" and told them they could move in as soon as we were out and start paying rent in August.  So we packed and packed, Kyle and Carlos did a lot of work on the house to get it rental ready (installed new French doors, built and installed a new RV gate, patch some drywall, replaced wood and painted, new trim, repaired baseboards, completed tile...) good times in June!  I packed the house and we were ready to move by July 4th!  We  had "three men and a truck" for eight hours on the 4th and got about 85% of our stuff moved.

The evening of July 4th we were in our new house and we knew the fireworks would probably be visable from our backyard... so we set up some chairs and WOW!!!  We had the best seats to a firework show we've ever had!  It was amazing and really made a rough day worth it (I took some pictures on my phone but the camera was somewhere... in a box?)

Here are a couple pictures, but they are either pictures to show the paint, or pictures from the MLS posting:





here is a pic of the master bathroom BEFORE we had the entire interior painted!

and AFTER:


I only have "before" pictures of the house, so I will have to post some later of the furnished house!  WE LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!

We've had lots of company since we moved in :) I think I had every weekend in July booked!  We love having a house big enough to entertain comfortably and a yard large enough too.

Taylor visit!  My sister & her family were able to come spend two nights with us.  Her boys really keep Brady company and he misses them so much when they leave.  He had so much fun.  I got to cuddle with the new baby boy and enjoy some sister time!









Visit from Grands and Great Grands!







 June, 2010

Oh June, Brady's birth month!  All Brady could talk about this month was his birthday party.  He was having his party on June 26th at Bounce U and told everyone all about it - well, actually he decided to call it Bounce H for a while because that is his favorite letter!  We also welcomed baby Zachary Ryan Taylor to the world in June!  Congrats to the Taylor family, Brady was quite excited to have a new baby cousin and Kyle and I were just as excited to have a new baby nephew!!!

A friend, former colleague and car-pool partner Dave stopped by with his Lotus - Brady loved it!  Dave won't be doing a lot of car-pooling in this car...



Daddy and Brady love to swim together, Brady is pretty brave in the pool so we have to watch him closely!


Welcome baby Zachary!!!



Lots of fun birthday pictures!










We let Brady pick his birthday dinner restaurant... and it wasn't surprising that he picked the "shark restaurant" a.k.a. Joe's Crab Shack nce that is where he always wants to go - no, not because he likes the food but because he likes the shark!





May, 2010


Brady is so smart, he loves to read and play letter games on the 'puter.  He can identify lots of letters, pretty much all colors, and has a fantastic memory.  He loves the game Memory and making matches of everything. 


Brady likes practicing yoga by the pool... not exactly downward dog???

 We took Brady "urban fishing" (a lake in the middle of the city) but it was soooooo hot we didn't stay long!

Brady's friend Logan, our neighbor had an awesome birthday party with Buzz, Woody, pony rides, a bounce house and everything!  Brady was so excited to see Buzz and rode the pony by himself.  He's so brave!