Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Still here...

Most of you should have received our Christmas letter by now (or certainly sometime this week), but we are still here. Needless to say, we've been mostly absent from the blog and facebook of late. Part of that certainly has to do with the fact that Kate got called as Relief Society president in our ward, and I'm still serving as High Priest group leader, so we've been busy recently. I joke about it, but I am starting to feel like the third counselor in RS, trying to help Kate out as much as possible. With working full time, the RS commitment is overwhelming a lot of the time, but she has really put a lot of effort into it, and I hear a lot of positive feedback from other ward members.

In spite of the recession, I am just finishing my best sales month ever at my job, which kind of surprised me, but I'll take it. It sure beats out having a terrible month.

One other quick note before I get back to work. A little over a year ago, I had to quit jogging and playing basketball due to knee problems (arthritis, it appears). I started swimming twice a week, and while that has been good exercise, it's just not as much fun as the basketball. During the summer, I ran across a company that sells orthopedic tights. That's right, orthopedic tights. I shelled out some big bucks in hopes that they would help with my knees doing yard work, but I am now glad to report that I am back to playing hoops again, once a week, wearing the tights. They redistribute the stress to the muscles above and below the knee, and help align your knees better for less pain. I still can't go out and run 3 miles like I used to, nor do I intend to try, but I can go play basketball in the mornings for about an hour, and not have any increased knee pain. As I like to refer to them, they are Batman's orthopedic retirement tights. It's nice to be super again. (Cross posted to the Lyons family blog)

Friday, June 12, 2009


Personally, this old-fashioned blog page makes more sense to me than does Facebook, but it looks like we've all abandoned it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tanto Tiempo

Hey everybody. I have to admit it's been quite a while since I've been on the blog, I need to be better about that.

AJ and I have some big news. My company offered me a job in the Philippines starting this summer so we will be heading overseas. We'll be there for a year to begin with and we may stay longer. We'll see how things go for now. Needless to say we are super excited. We've known for a while but it only became official on Friday so we decided we can start telling everyone. My company outsources several of our manual processes and I'll be overseeing production over there. It's kind of crazy how things have turned out. I think I was the 12th employee hired just a little over a year ago and now we're up to about 70 employees here in Woodinville and 300+ workers via our providers overseas. It's been really cool to work with such a rapidly growing company. I've learned so much and it's been such a blessing and a great opportunity. If any of you are planning on being in that part of the world in the next year, you'll have a place to stay.

This is a shot of our provider's office where our production staff works. So much nicer than our office here in Woodinville. I won't lie though, they don't get paid as much over there.

This is Eastwood City where our provider is located. It's really nice and has pretty much any kind of food you could ever imagine.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Baby Zoey

Here's a few pictures of Pete and Becca's daughter Zoey, who came last night! She weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. She really is amazing cute for a newborn! We'll get more pictures up soon...I'm sure she'll be well photographed.

Congratulations Pete & Becca, welcome to parenthood! :)