Friday, December 28, 2007

My Favorite Christams Gift...

On Christmas morning, Wyatt surprised me with an amazing present - Trans Siberian Orchestra tickets! Wyatt and I have been to so many concerts together and seen so many wonderful things, but this was one of our favorites! Three hours of electric guitars, string orchestra, drums, wood-wind instruments, laser-lights, singing, spot-lights, pyrotechnics, clapping, laughing, crying...and everything in between! It was an incredible concert! I would recommend it to everyone if ever the chance arises!










After the concert, Wyatt and I went to Aunt Veronica and Uncle Thomas' place for our last family function for Christmas. We had a great dinner and exchanged a few gifts but mostly, we watched little Lauren and Dylan's eyes light up at all the gifts they received! It was a great finish to a spectacular night and a wonderful Christmas!


Lauren, Kyla, Wyatt, Dylan



Tim, Denise, MeMaw, Aunt Veronica, Uncle Thomas

Aunt Veronica and Jennifer (cousin)




Denise and Lauren


Dylan and his truck



Tara (cousin) and Wyatt



Uncle Thomas :)

We had such a blast...we love our family!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!




Our Hill Country Christmas was complete with all the Byrd family...and all our additions!! One of our traditions is opening one present, which is always matching PJ's, and watching a Christmas movie...this year we watched Santa Clause 3! Gotta love Christmas traditions!

Charlie, Brandon, Wyatt
Jennifer, Mom, Kaden, Karlie, Dad, Kyla
(From left to right, top row then bottom)

While in Burnet, Wyatt was able to hunt for doe. In the Hill Country, the deer are so plentiful it is dangerous - so Wyatt was able to kill four! Good for us...bad for bambi :)



Back in Needville on Christmas Eve, Wyatt and I attended our church for Christmas Eve Candle light service and then opened gifts with his family...here are a few of the fun shots!

Denise has great decorations!



elizabeth, brett, wyatt, kyla


elizabeth and brett wrapped coal...don't let the sweet smile fool you, Tim isn't that sweet! ;)


After Christmas Eve with the in-laws, Wyatt and I were finally home and were blessed to wake up Christmas morning just the two of us! We had a great time just hanging out, drinking coffee, watching the Disney Parade and opening our simple presents...



...my husband...our first Christmas Morning...sleeping like a baby...



Merry christmas!


Our simple life...and loving every minute!

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends! We are so blessed by your thoughts, prayers and cards. We hope everyone's holidays were happy, safe and full of memories!

Luke 2:9-12 - And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

Monday, December 17, 2007

Houston vs Dallas, Toyota Center December 15, 2007

Last Saturday Wyatt's company hosted an event at the Houston Toyota Center. The Houston Rockets hosted the Dallas Mavericks for a great basketball game! WilCom, Jeff and Wyatt, entertained a handful of clients in a suite at the Toyota Center. What a fun time we had! Although the Rockets ended up losing, the memories we made were incredible. It isn't everyday we get to go be hosts in a huge suite at a game featuring the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks! Jeff and Wyatt definitely set a great impression with potential and existing clients. They were ready to "schmooze" with logo'd mugs, pens, Rockets jerseys, T-shirts, bottomless fajitas with all the trimmings, salad, nachos, pizza and anything and everything to drink. It was a BLAST! Just another reason to be thankful for all God has done in our tiny little lives. To be 23/24 years old, newlyweds, and just starting out God has definitely shown us how mighty He is. We need for nothing, are in debt to no one and love each other more and more everyday. We are blessed with some of the greatest friends and family and owe all of this to our Savior...


We are in the right place!


the Stadium before anything starts...


getting everything set up


still working on it...


the National Anthem


a little visit :)


enjoying ourselves, loving life!

our Toyota Center staff for the evening, he had a fun night too...except he made money, we spent it!


a pretty packed house...what a view!


Jeff and his fiance Stephanie


WilCom, Wyatt and Jeff

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Just a little bit of nothing...

Well, what an exciting time it is!! I absolutely LOVE this time of year and although Wyatt and I have spent Christmas together before, this is our first christmas as husband and wife! Our first time buying our own tree, our first time buying decorations, our first time setting everything up, decorating, lighting and adding all the trimmings!!! Our home even smells like Christmas! Lucky for us, Christmas starts early around Needville. Denise (Wyatt's mom) is one of 6 children so needless to say the Stavinoha Christmas has to be planned in advance and usually is the first Christmas activity in December. This year, we were blessed by our nephew's company! Kaden is two, nearly three, and is all boy! We spent our weekend at his teeball game, the donut shop, at the Sbrusch home petting Lucy, Brett's horse, feeding the cattle and playing with all the dogs. Kaden loves animals!! After all that, Wyatt and I are SURE that we will not have kids for a while. Although we love Kaden very much, and often keep him, we discover each time how spoiled we are to have just the two of us! Spoiled rotten and selfish with our time together as newlyweds! What can we say...we are just two young kids in love! We still enjoy time watching TV till late, cuddling together, planning spontanious day-trips to Huntsville with friends to see a concert, eating pizza for dinner while watching wheel of fortune and screaming out the answers, and being free to say whatever words we wish while not having to worry about the monkey in the back that likes to mimmick when 'uncle wyatt says bad word' :)










I cannot express how much God has blessed my family. To explain the satisfaction I get when I see Wyatt every morning would be like trying to explain gravity...it is just there. A pullling, constant force on my heart that seems to grow larger and larger the closer we grow to one another. I can only wish this kind of joy on everyone that reads this...it is our prayer that God, in His awesomeness, pours out His blessings as He has in our lives to each and every one of you!


We are headed to Belton this weekend to celebrate graduation for some friends but are quick to get back because WE ARE GOING TO THE ROCKETS vs MAVERICKS BASKETBALL GAME on Saturday! WilCom consulting, Wyatt's company, is 'shmoozing' some clients and I get to go as the "wife" of Houston's City Manager! I have never sat in a box at a Mavs game but can hardly wait! Dont worry...I will take some pictures for you all!

Until then, remember the Reason we celebrate this incredible time of year!

Wyatt and Kyla

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!






Hello to everyone...I hope you all had an amazing thanksgiving! Our thanksgiving was full of all kinds of love and laughter! We started off last Tuesday, November 20, by driving to Burnet to celebrate my brother's 18 birthday! We met him and the rest of the family there to have dinner and open presents...as the night unfolded he would get a present, always a radio, but progressively larger radios, until the last present...his brand new truck with the biggest radio of the night! He was so surprised and needless to say hard to find the rest of the weekend! He definitely deserves it!




Another great surprise of Thanksgiving, Wyatt was able to meet my dad's dad, grandaddy. As most of you know, my dad had a very distant relationship with his father growing up, at the age of 6 my dad was left with his mother and brothers without a father. It is funny how life turns, because here we are, 40 years later, and my dad is taking care of his elderly, long lost dad. Grandaddy had a stroke a few months ago and is slowly recovering. All I can say is my mom and dad have the heart of their Father. It isn't often in this world that people care so genuinely for someone who never cared in the first place. All in all, the day was great. Grandaddy, although distant, definately knows his family and smiles often at the sight of Brandon, my brother, as I think he reminds him of his son, my dad, a very long time ago. All our love to grandaddy, and many prayers daily!




Wyatt and I left Thanksgiving day and headed back to Needville for time with his parents and relatives. On the way, about lunch time, we stopped at a gas station and shared our first Thanksgiving lunch as a married couple...convienent store popcorn! It was definatley a memory we will never forget! As we rushed in the door of his aunts home, getting out of the chilly wind, we were met with the sweet smell of homecooked "real" Thanksgiving food! We stuffed ourselves full with ham, turkey, dressing, and all the fixings!!! We can still feel the stomach pains of being so full!




Through all the driving, hunting, eating, birthdays and being with eachother, we have so much to be thankful for. Wyatt and I feel so blessed to have entered into such a loving and committed relationship not only between eachother but our amazing families. What a special time with family and friends. Every day we thank the Lord for such wonderful blessings!




All our love, and so many prayers to all our family and friends...we are so thankful for each and every one of you!




In Him, for first giving to us His love and His life...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Our First Blog!


Hello Everyone! Wyatt and I are excited to start something that can keep everyone updated with our family. I started this blog because of a family friend, Meredith Tichenor. She and her husband just celebrated the birth of their first son, Carson, and was able to keep everyone in touch through their family blog! I was amazed at the convenience of the Blog so I decided it was about time to catch up with the times. So here we go...


For those who do not know, Wyatt and I started our family on July 21, 2007. We had an incredible day filled with Love, Family and many friends! We hosted a party for about 750 guests and made so many great memories! We have been writing Thank You notes for about 4 months now and still cannot say it enough! "Thank You" to everyone who was apart of our special day, and to everyone who lifted prayers and thoughts as well. We honeymooned in St. Maarteen, Virgin Islands, West Indies, and have been living in Needville, TX. ever since.


Wyatt graduated back in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, fully intending on starting medical school, however, the story of our relationship is we cannot count on our plan because God usually points us in another direction! Wyatt started working for a TelCom company, CBeyond, and through the Grace of God met a partner Jeff Wilson who then, offered Wyatt a partnership in a telecommunications firm. God is Good! We have been so blessed by WilCom and Wyatt is ten times happier...which means I am happier! It is true what God teaches, "When a couple has a sorrow the sorrow is halved, but as they share Joy it is multiplied!"


As for as myself...I graduated back in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I took a few months and worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. However, God had some other plans. I am still involved with Nursing but searching the Word for something God is trying to tell me. That may sound weird, but Wyatt and I are sure that God is at work in our lives and we are keeping options open. Everyone's prayers are certainly welcomed. I spend alot of time making our house a home, learning to cook and trying new recipes, studying the Word and loving my husband!


We have shared in the beginning of many marriages since our own and are looking forward to many more in the next year(s) to come! We are blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful friends and constantly encouraged by our amazing families! All our love...


Until next time - Wyatt & Kyla
For more pictures of our wedding CLICK HERE!