Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Update

Our brand new SUV! I'm so thrilled to be able to drive a dependable car and it being brand new with just 15 miles on it was icing on the cake!! This beauty will be taking us everywhere this summer and on vacation at the end of the month. We are so looking to getting out of town for the first time in a year!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Family Update

We are enjoying our summer break very much! Sleeping late is a MUST in the summer as we have to get up very early during the school year. Mr. C is a very happy camper as he misses his sleep the most!

I cannot believe that my children are now finished with 5th and 4th grades! I have been blogging for 10 years now and Cinderella was just a teeny, tiny baby and now she finished elementary school and will be joining her brother at the intermediate school and becoming a 5th grader. Wow. It seems like I blinked and now they are tweens.

I have noticed that the number of blog posts are going down with each passing year. I have thought about shutting down the blog, but it would be a shame to lose all the kids memories that I have posted here. I will try to keep it current as time permits.

As each year passes, our family changes, but it's still good! Time just doesn't stand still and I am cherishing every minute we have together as our family of four, or should I say 5 with our fur baby Charlie who is now 1 year old!

5th Grade is over!

Mr. C received two awards: a Music Award and the Language Arts Award

Graduating from 4th Grade

Summer begins....

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kings Island - Opening Day 2015

Mother Son Dance

Mr. C and I attended our first Mother Son Dance limo style! We had such a special time together. Watching all the other Mommas dancing with their sons was surreal. We all shared a special time. I kept thinking about his future and how I hope it is blessed with so much happiness for him. I cannot wait to do this again!

Cheer MVP

Miss Cinderella was chosen MVP of her cheer team at her banquet! She was so surprised and proud!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow Day #2 of the Week!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February Update

This month has been busy with school, meetings, appointments, and a cheer competition in Columbus. Mr. C also debuted his thespian skills with a 5/6th grade skit at church. Plus, we have had a snow day!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cheer Diva!

Happy Birthday C!!!

My little premie turned 11 last Friday! It's hard to imagine that he is a 'tween!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

2014 in Review

2014 was a year of changes for my family, however, despite losing some precious family members, it has been a good year for my family.

In January, Cinderella had her first competitive cheer competition and Mr. C turned 10 years old. It was quite snowy this month with lots of snow days and snowy days even on Mr. C's birthday party and cheer competitions in Columbus.

February was just freezing cold. March was still snowy yet, Cinderella had an American Girl Birthday Tea Party as she turned 9 years old.

April was a bit warmer as we celebrated Matt's 40-something birthday and Easter was late this year. Also in April we made an offer on two different houses, but God brought us to the right house.

In early May, we closed on our first ever OWNED home and we were on cloud 9! To finally be able to accomplish a long, long dream of owning our house and one that we do not have to worry about making the mortgage every month! Our home was flipped and had all new carpet, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, new paint on inside and outside and a backyard that people DREAM about. We moved in May 9th due to pending rain on Saturday. Later that month, we had another long-term dream happen when we brought home our precious 10 week old pug puppy Charlie. May was a very good month!

June was great with school ending and lazy, summer days filled with Kings Island visits and Cinderella's baseball games.

In July, we hosted our first party in our home as we hosted a 4th of July Cookout. We also traveled to Canton for Cinderella's state baseball tournaments.

In August, we had a busy month of preparing for the start of a new school year. This brought changes as Mr. C became a 5th grader and moved to a new school for him. New school, new teacher, new friends, and not being with his sister. However, he transitioned well. Cinderella started 4th grade and her final year at the elementary school. She also had to adapt to not having her big brother with her at school and on the bus.

September was fun with Jennifer, her mom, her sister, and Jennifer's niece's birthdays as we celebrated them all together with a fun dinner.

October was busy with fun fall events as well as helping with Jennifer's niece's baby shower. It was our first Halloween in our new home and the first time to have trick or treaters.

November started with a new baby being born right after Halloween. We love our precious great-nephew Carter Brendan. He's the first baby born since Cinderella was born 9 years ago.

December was a blur with school events, parties, Christmas programs. We hosted our first Christmas party for the Schmidt Family on Christmas Eve and then hosted Jennifer's inpromptu family Christmas on Christmas Day (due to sickness). We loved hosting and look forward to hosting events in this new year.

As 2015 is beginning, we look forward to all the blessings that the Lord will bestow on us and the surprises that await us too!

Happy New Year 2015 from the Schmidts!!!