This is the advent calendar that my mom made for my wife and I. It's full of things that mean something to us... the SWT paw for our Alma Mater, the guitar for our love of music... the Texas Flag... tractor... It's pretty awesome.... and great way for our kiddos to keep track of the days until Christmas.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Bailey's "Mother Clucker" @ 2011 Kyle Fair and Music Festival, a photo by seanclaes on Flickr.
Here's a menu: http://baileysburgers.com/?page_id=2
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Coming along great. Another 45 minutes and we'll be done., a photo by seanclaes on Flickr.
The project builds ramps for people with disabilities. http://texasramps.org/
Monday, November 28, 2011
Christmas decoration is in full-swing at the Claes House... and the City of Kyle is having Santa's Arrival and City tree lighting this Wednesday at the City Square. I hope to take the kiddos.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
|Community Impact Newspaper was on hand..and blending in as Waldo...|
|SPONGEBOB MADE IT!|
|Kids enjoying the giant slide.|
|Shooting corks at cups.|
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Apparently, Giant Bear had a rough night after we went to bed., a photo by seanclaes on Flickr.
Had to snap a photo... and share.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tomorrow is Veteran's Day. I was going through my closet and found one of my dad's Army shirts. He was in the Army from 1968-1970. He served a tour in Vietnam (Cu Chi). Thanks dad.
And thank you to all Veteran's out there.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This was at the 2011 Kyle Fair and Music Festival (October 15, 2011).
This kid nailed it. He dunked this police officer 3 times. As you can see... the officer is in mid-dunk here.
It was $1 for 3 balls... and I think this kid got $3 worth.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Between September and October I took part in a community weight loss challenge that was hosted by Kyle Nutrition. Coaches Nicholas Skific and Karen Cotton were on hand to give advice and help us on our weight loss journey. It cost me $25 to join, we met every Tuesday for weigh-in and class. As the "biggest loser" at the end of 8 weeks I made $250 cash.
What did I do?
Nothing secret. I changed my diet (logged everything I ate and drank in so I could really keep track of my calories), and exercised every day at lunch from work. When I ate out, I mostly had salad (McDonalds has a decent salad... who knew?).
Many of the people in the challenge used and has success using Herbalife. Both coaches are distributors. You can probably see more of that on http://kylenutrition.com/. I chose not to use the products.
They are going to be holding another challenge beginning in November. It will be the first Tuesday in November (11/1/11) and they meet at Elite Bodyworks in Kyle (4100 Everett, Suite 200, Kyle, 78640 by the Hays CISD PAC) at either 9:30am or 7:15pm (two times). It costs $25 to enter. Even if you don't want to use the Herbalife products, the coaches will do a great job of helping you keep on track... at least they did for me.
For information on the next challenge (I think they do several a year... so if you missed this one, e-mail to see if it's happening again) e-mail the coaches:
Karen Cotton: email@example.com
Personal Wellness Coach
Nicholas Skific - firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Wellness Coach
Or call Nicholas at: 512-775-4105
Monday, October 24, 2011
If you're in Kyle on November 5, they are going to be playing (a free show) the Dia De Los Muertos show. It's going to be a big street fair in downtown Kyle from noon - 6p.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I'm not sure if I'll be back though, since the rest of the food was average to below expectations and we've got legions of Mexican Restaurants in Kyle to choose from and this one doesn't make the top 5 for me.
5401 South FM 1626
Kyle, TX 78640
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This shot is probably my favorite from the parade. It's the Hay's Rebel's Cheerleaders.. but I caught this one in mid flip. She landed it perfectly...FYI.
Here's the link to all my parade shots: Sean Claes' 2011 Kyle Parade Photos
Friday, October 14, 2011
We've got pumpkins at Kyle United Methodist Church., a photo by seanclaes on Flickr.
And there are some BIG ONES for under $20.
408 W. Lockhart Street in Kyle.
http://www.kyleumc.orghas a link w/ directions.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
$8 per ticket (kids 12 and under eat free)
There will also be a Silent Auction, Bake Sale and Blood Drive
Hope you can make it... because they make fried catfish.... and they make it awesome.
This is a shot I got from last year.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
My favorite part about the Hootenanny is the Scarecrow making contest. My family has done it every year. I won't tell you what this year's attempt will be.. but I will share our scarecrow entries since it began... in 2006.
2006 brought this broom-headed masterpiece.
In 2007 we went for "Snowy The Scarecrow."
This one is called "Mr. Rocker." He was our 2008 entry.
"Hay Mon" was our 2009 scarecrow. I used a kickball for the head.
2010 was "Count Trashcula"
So... there's no telling what 2011's will be. Well.. I could tell you.. but I won't.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
This is going to be the new home of the Hays Free Press (Our weekly newspaper). Upstairs will be 4 apartments. I'm shooting from across the street, the town square w/ the old City Hall behind me.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Every Tuesday for the last month... and for this month... I'm attending a "Weight Loss Challenge" that is being held at Elite Bodyworks. The hosts are Kyle Nutrition (http://kylenutrition.com/) which are giving some great diet advice.. and the nice folks at Plum Fit (located just to the left of this photo) gave us some good exercise advice.
How am I doing? I've lost 14 pounds in 4 weeks. I'm pretty happy... lets see if I can be the "biggest loser!"
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Pretty amazing that back in January this was just a field.... http://kyledailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/news-breaking-ground-on-new-kyle.html
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Well.. let me wrap up the Kickball Tournament in a few photos. I've got an album on Flickr with all the shots I took... if you'd like to see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanclaes/sets/72157627476827132/
First, my team, PRAY BALL, ended up in 10th place (out of 10 teams)... but they don't assign actual places on the trophies until 3rd... so I'm saying we got 4th.
Here's me and our *ahem* 4th place trophy.
This one is Issac from Hardcore Stompers kicking a beautiful punt down the 1st base line that netted him a single and an RBI.
Here's the Party Ballers vs. Shut Em Up. I believe the Party Ballers ended up in 5th place for the tournament and Shut Em Up won it for the "Red" division.
For the ladies... I got to watch the finals...
Here's Team Dirty kicking against Kiss My Swag. They had to play 2 final games... as it's a double elimination tourney... and Team Dirty took the first game, but in the end Kiss My Swag won... and AMAZING couple of games.
And it's all for bragging rights... and one of these: