Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to Him, both now and forever! -2 Peter 3:18

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Santa Sittin' 2015

We woke up bright and early one Saturday morning, to go have donuts with Santa.  It was a free event for charity, so we knew it would be crowded.  We were actually the first ones there!  Savannah was once again terrified, and I loved it!  Haha, mean mommy.

The breakfast also had little characters and Santa notes for you to fill out. Overall, it was a great event!

Here are all our Santa pics throughout the year. I love seeing how the kids change. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


We had a wonderful thanksgiving and have so much to be thankful for!  Here is Luke at his Thanksgiving feast.  Below that is a paper he brought home.  Melt my heart.  This boy amazes me, and I am so thankful for his heart for the Lord.

The last week before Thanksgiving, Nonnie was the mystery reader in Luke's class!

Audrey had a feast as well, and I picked Savannah up early, so she could come too.

Audrey's BFFs.  The "other" Audrey and Sophie.

Frog Class

The weekend before Thanksgiving we took the kids to The Heard Museum for some hiking and dinosaur fun.  We found some giant trees!

Unfortunately, our break was filled with sickness.  A stomach bug ripped through our house first, then the Schmids, and then poor Tula and Pop.  7 victims in all!  Brian and Luke were spared, and Audrey probably got it the worst.  I was down for the count and while Brian was manning the early morning risers, I come out and find everyone is back asleep.  Love this picture.

Savannah was patient zero, and only threw up once, so she got to go run some fun errands with her Daddy.

Our house looked like this for a few days.

After the sickness cleared, we headed to the lake.  We had a wonderful time!

We are in the process of putting in a pool in our backyard.  Due to all the rain, we came home and found it almost all the way full with rainwater!  The plaster hasn't been applied yet, so all that water had to be pumped out.  Bummer!  Would have been nice to have free water. =)

After we got home, we enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with Nonnie and Grandpa.  We are truly blessed!

Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.  For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all others. -Psalm 95:2-3

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lots of Luke

Luke has had lots of school activities and events this year, so I wanted to do a post on all the fun he has been having as an official elementary school kid.  Above is his first yearbook picture.  I love it!  He looks so old!

Luke's school has some clubs available to the kindergartners, and these clubs were presented to them a couple of months ago.  It is a completely optional thing, and something you do after school.  Luke was very interested in being on the "Green Team".  This team is all about recycling and helping the environment.  He took the initiative upon himself, and went down to the office to get an application.  He filled it out at home, and then got a call a couple of days later that he was selected to be in the club.  We are so proud of him!
Here he is working hard on his application.

Here he is on leadership night, manning the booth, and educating the school on how to protect the environment.  His sister came along to the event and they got to meet the school mascot.

Here is Luke at his very first Fun Run.  He did awesome, and ran so many laps, he went past the limit!

Luke had his first field trip, and I was so excited to be able to be a chaperone.  I was assigned Luke, plus two other sweet boys, and we had so much fun.  We got to ride the bus, which was a huge hit among the kindergartners,.  We went to a pumpkin patch, and did lots of exploring.

The boys wanted to sit in the very back on the way home, and it was a bit bumpy to say the least!

Luke was picked as Star Of The Week, and got to bring in a mystery object.  He decided to bring in his R2D2 that he got from Disneyland this summer.

We had a special playdate at the Heard Museum with a sweet friend.

The girls got to meet Luke for lunch last month. They all loved it!

Brian and I got to go to his Thanksgiving Feast.  What a turkey!

Luke made this self portrait in art, and I was pretty impressed.  I was told that he made black circles in the ears, because "people have darkness in there".  HaHa!  Very observant!  He was picked as a featured kindergarten artist to have his portrait hung in the main school hallway.

Luke also came home last Friday with some big news.  At the school wide assembly he was chosen for his class as the Habit Hero.  Only one kid per class gets chosen and he got to stand up with all the other recipients.  The habit he was chosen for was, "Seek first to understand, then to be understood". That boy does ask a lot of questions! The school also won a special treat for raising money for diabetes.  The kids were totally surprised to see Darth Vader and some Storm Troopers show up!  Even more amazing, is that Grandpa, was actually dressed as one of the Storm Troopers, and Luke had no idea!  Since his Nonnie taught there for so many years, they asked Grandpa if he would dress up, since he was a good Storm Trooper size.  Haha!

Last night was a big milestone for Brian and I, our first kid to play basketball!!  Brian and I met in high school on the varsity basketball float for the homecoming parade.  We were both on the team, and obviously love the game.  While we will encourage our kids to do whatever they want, it would be nice if one of them wanted to play basketball. =)  It was so fun to see him out on the court, and I can't wait to see how the season goes!

We love us some Luke!