Tuesday, December 30, 2008


What a great holiday this has been. We started the week off with our annual Cinnamon Roll Bake Off. We probably made around 300 rolls this year in which we shared with friends and Mapco Corporate office. It was a big hit.

Christmas Eve Dinner was at our house with a nice Iranian dish to fill our tummies. Santa was good to the Beladi children this year, as they are now in the DS family of games. OOOOOHHHH I hope I don't regret it. Branden runs along side with his leapster and occasionally tries to get onto the DS games. He is a trooper. 

Christmas Day was at the Steih house where we shot this nice photo of the 5 little monstors sitting on the coach........best we could do as far as getting the kids to look at the lens at the same time. 

Anyway we are now looking at the year behind us. Noah started Kindergarten this year and Parisa is in First Grade. Branden started a 2 day a week program at The Creative Learning center and he enjoys all his classmates and his wonderful teacher, Ms. Kelly. 

Farzad is busy keeping the books in place at work and starting to work on the cords of the Guitar. 

I am just trying to stay afloat. Keep everyone in check, mostly myself. This year has been one of great trials but learned wisdom. I am so greatful to God for being in my life and giving me each day to be blessed with the good and the bad. 

"Mistakes are the road to Wisdom"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008


Wed. the 22 of October Trinity Elementary celebrated the 50th day of school in 50's attire. They had a sock hop in the gym and an afternoon party with music and games. The children were so cute and had a  lot of fun. Parisa is now in 1st grade and Noah in Kindergarten. They are both doing great and enjoying each day. We have begun taking the school bus this year and they both really like the social time it provides for them on the way to school. I pray that they will continue to love to learn.....not only from the good but also the bad. 

Mistakes are the road to wisdom!

Catching up

Branden has been busy this fall going to pre-school 2 days a week and keeping up with his brother and sister. He has stopped wearing diapers and has learned most of the alphabet. Two's are a great time with him and I am enjoying every bit of it. In light of my recent injury, he has been such a trooper. I love him dearly.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We are off to a busy start to September here in our houseful of 3 children, one husband (thank goodness), a wife and of course Stella Bella. Both Parisa and Noah have been playing some tennis with Dad. Branden is determined to play too. He has an unbelievable drive and is very persistent. Parisa is also taking Ballet and Tap lessons once a week. 

The big news this month is Farzad is turning "40" on September 29th. But SHHHHH he does not want a big fuss. Well good luck because I am going to fuss. You are only over the hill once and it is all down hill from that point on. 

Thanks for taking a look at the good ol family blog. I will try and do better at keeping it up to date. I am going to commit to updating it once a week. See you then.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wow. This month has gone too fast. We started off the month with a weekend at Guntersville State Park in Alabama. We gathered with several Pyburns for a family reunion. It was great to catch up but the time was so short. 

Since then we have been taking each day at  a time. Trying to help Branden understand that we pee and poop in the potty. 

Parisa and Noah start school next month and we are all looking forward to that transition. Noah is really looking forward to being a kindergartener this year...OPPs I was never good at spelling.  Branden will be going to pre-school/mothers day out in Sept for 2 days a week. What will I do? Well there is much left undone in my world. 

Friday, June 27, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pre-School to Prep School

Noah has graduated from Mustardseed Preschool and is now getting ready to begin his first year in elementary school at Trinity Elementary. Wow...we are proud of Noah. He has such a bright smile and a loving heart. This year has been the year that Noah found his voice. Well, with Parisa at school 5 days a week it gave Noah a little more time to get his thoughts out. I love your thoughts No-Bo. 

Locks of Love

Parisa had her very long, beautiful hair cut and donated the 10+ inches to the locks of Love foundation. I am so proud of her. 

The year has come to an end at Trinity Elementary for Parisa. Hard to believe the 2007-2008 school year is finished. Parisa was blessed with a great Kindergarten teacher. Her name is Mrs. Tracy Eckert and we adore her. These photos were taken at the Kindergarten Celebration and the entire class wore these great shades. Parisa has had a great year and we are so proud of her. She is now reading, writing, doing math, and telling us all how to do everything! She took gymnastics this year and really enjoyed it. 

Thursday, March 27, 2008

WOW....These little legs are growing soooo fast. It has been some time since I have updated my blog. I was blessed to get a new computer and it is the imac. It has taken me some time to get all my photos transfered over but I think they are all in one spot now. Next, I have to get my music and I will be set. 

My Baby Branden has just turned 2 years old. He is eatting at the table, riding his trike and doing whatever it takes to keep up with the older siblings. I am so proud of him. What a little blessing he is. 

For those who I have not had time to catch up with recently this has been a wonderful Easter. Two weeks before Easter I was Baptized. I am so glad it was a decision that I made for myself. I am so blessed to have found a wonderful peace from the love of Jesus Christ. We have become members at Christ Community Church here in Franklin. What a truly wonderful family to be part of. 

Other big events going on include Parisa learning to ride her bike with no training wheels, Branden has been accepted to Pre-K or really a mothers day out program (for those of you not in this neck of the woods it is not easy to get children in programs around here), and Noah has really found his voice. With Parisa in K this year he has had more time to talk and it really has begun to show. What 3 little blessing we haved.

Farzad is busy at work at Delek US as an assistant controller. He is very busy. We see him briefly during the week and sometimes only briefly on the weekends. He would like more time for Golf and some sunshine with it. The weather here has been crazy ...cold, wet, windy and we are due for a beautiful spring. 

Ta Ta for now.