Friday, April 30, 2010

OOPS.. I've failed to post for a few days. It's been hectic. Sorry.

Here's a few shots my daughter (age 6) and I got on Tuesday. She got a camera for her birthday so we went Wildflower hunting.

This is one Marlee got at the field in the Plum Creek Neighborhood next to Fergus Park/Lake/Golf Course on Fairway. She's learning.. it's sweet.

Here's my photo of Marlee taking that photo.

I caught a dragonfly in mid-air in the bluebonnets at the Kyle Cemetery.

Marlee caught these two butterflies playing in the flowers.

We also took photos of gravestones while we were out there... I'll post those tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I had lunch at Luviano's Mexican Restaurant in Kyle a few weeks ago. Ordered the beef fajita gordita. I'm a big fan of mexican food, but I'd have to say if I wasn't meeting a friend there I'd likely not have gone. I'm not one for negative, so I'll say it was not bad. Let's just say the photo was the best thing about it though.

I've heard many people give glowing reviews... I'm sorry to say I'm not one of them. But... try for yourself and form your own opinion.

Luvianos Mexican Restaurant (512) 268-4380 804 W Center St, Kyle, TX
Here's a link to some Yelp reviews -

Monday, April 26, 2010

Family Fun Abounds At Front Porch Days

Plum Creek’s Annual Free Family Festival

For the past 9 years, the neighborhood of Plum Creek ( has thrown a party lovingly referred to as “Front Porch Days.” And this is one party you don’t have to bring anything except yourself and the desire to have a great family day.

On Sunday May 2, the public is invited to join the fun at Fergus Park (next to the Plum Creek Community Center and kids pool) from 11am to 4pm. There will be plenty to do with the family. The event is completely free, save for the washers and golf tournament. And you’re welcome to bring your own food, or get lunch from one of the many food vendors on site.

Those who have been to this celebration over the years know there is a plethora or activities. This year is no different. For the kiddos, Front Porch Days boasts bouncy-bounces, a petting zoo, paintball, pony rides, a 1k Fun Run, and a 12:30pm performance by the Emmy Award winning band The Biscuit Brothers followed by Rockaroni and Cheese, a fun interactive kids band.

For the adults, there will be a washers tournament, a golf tournament (on 5/1), a pie baking contest, and live music on two stages that include Front Porch Days Alumni and neighborhood resident Bruce Curtis Fallgren as well as area bands Aimless Gun (who will be playing the FOX morning show on Friday 4/30), Lucas Cook, Righteous Brisket, and The Dead Phonetics. The music will kick off at 11:00am with a performance by the Kyle United  Methodist Church praise band.

Front Porch Days is largely a volunteer effort with residents of the neighborhood doing the planning and event management with the blessing and support of the builders and Home Owner’s Association. Thousands of people attend each year and leave with a smile on their face.

Plum Creek is a 2,200-acre master-planned community located in Kyle. Visit for a full schedule of events.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I took this photo at The Jumpy Place on 4/17/10. I know that because it's the last day my little girl could be in that area. She turned 3 on 4/18/10.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Jesse The Kid...

Today was the community-wide garage sale in the Plum Creek neighborhood. I wandered a few houses and bought some cookies from the Girl Scouts down the street. Then I ran into some other neighbors... and with them was their son Jesse. He had just sweet-talked some other garage sale house into GIVING him this bangin' blue hat.

If you're in the Kyle area next weekend... come on by on Sunday. We're throwing a party. It's called Front Porch Days and we'll have music (nine bands including The Biscuit Brothers), kids games, a petting zoo, a washer's tourney.... and a lot more. Check out the Website at

Friday, April 23, 2010

Last weekend I stopped into the Texas Pie Company and bought a mini-pecan pie. I think it was $4. Perfect to split between 2 people.

I always try and talk them into making me a mini-peanut butter pie but have been unsuccessful as of yet. I think I just have to pay for it to let 'em know I'm serious. :)

If you're ever in Kyle... the Texas Pie Company is a great place to stop in for a sandwich... or dessert.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Youth Rules @ Kyle United Methodist Church

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I know some adults that need to read these too.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday to my daughter.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Baptism @ KUMC

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This was a "total immersion baptism" at the Kyle United Methodist Church. Really moving.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Originally uploaded by seanclaes
One last shot from the Kyle Cemetery. The flowers out there are truly beautiful. You should make the drive out.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This is the same grave as Wednesday... one side was yellow... the other blue. Pretty neat.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This is the scene at the Kyle Cemetery. Thanks to KDP reader "Spence Ohana" for tipping me off about the fantastic flowers at this location. I got some really nice landscape shots from the field in front of the cemetery.

I'll post a few more of my Kyle Cemetery wildflower photos in the next few days.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I got my census!

I'm going to be counted!

Are you?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yesterday was "Blooms Over The Blanco" At the Claiborne Kyle Log House. I'll post a photo of the house tomorrow.. but this was the scene when turning onto the road the leads to the historic home.

For more information on the home, visit

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Doggie poo-drop station in Plum Creek.. and some bonus wildflowers.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Giraffe in pew.

Giraffe in pew.
Originally uploaded by seanclaes
Yes... it's a giraffe sitting in church.

Thursday, April 08, 2010


This was the scene at the Plum Creek Easter Egg Hunt (the 0-3 area) last Saturday. Good times.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010


Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I've not had a chance to really take wildflower photos in Kyle, but there's a few places I need to go. I hear the area near Kohler's Crossing and 1626 is a good area.. and there's a fantastic patch on Fairway in Plum Creek near the golf course and the lake.

Anyone in Kyle know of some good wildflower spots?

Sunday, April 04, 2010

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.”  ~Robert Flatt

Happy Easter Everyone.

This is the scene at my house...  real eggs... plastic eggs... cascarones... candy... peeps... artwork.. a little something for everyone. 

Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
This is the cross outside the Kyle United Methodist Church on Good Friday.

Friday, April 02, 2010

I'm not sure what part of this seemed like a good idea... This is my daughter Harper (who will be 3 on 4/18). My neighbors (The "Ninjohnsons) thought she should try to use a sword. Her nickname is ALREADY "Rampage" and "Blondzilla." Yeah... let's add a sharp object to that.

(The sword is blunt.. and Mrs. Ninjohnson was about 1" outside the shot FYI)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

So.. I shot a wedding on Monday. I always like to take neat photos of the food. Try and get a different angle. Here's the fruit tray.


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