Thursday, June 25, 2015

Just a spoon full of sugar...

Sloane had her 2nd dance recital a few weekends ago. It was so cute, as usual. She really enjoys her dance class...who am I kidding...she enjoys dancing ALL THE TIME! Any time she hears music she is asking if it's ok to dance. It cracks me up. I wasn't and still am not a at all. I have no rhythm and can't "move my hips." LOL!

She had 2 dances, a tap and a ballet. Both the dances were to Mary Poppins songs...

She had family and friends come watch her perform. She was right in her element leading the class. I can't wait to see how she grows in something she enjoys so much!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


I don't think there have been many periods of time in my 7+ years of blogging I have gone this LONG without posting. There has been so MUCH going on around this Schmitz house lately. It's been the good, bad, and ugly to sum it up! May ended and June BEGAN...and now June is almost over.

A few months ago I was asked to teach summer school at the charter school where I USED to teach. After much thought and prayer Mark and I decided we could do it...the timing was good as we have been in the process of CLOSING our "side business" and this would be the first official month in 5 years we didn't have to travel.

Today was my last would tough. I CAN'T even begin to write about it, I am NOT ready. It's an inner city school, my kids/family isn't used to this SAHM not being at home, I still had to maintain my SAHM duties as well. I. am.tired.

It wasn't all bad. There were so many POSITIVE things about it as well...I plan to hang on to those and begin to MOVE ON from the rest. Tomorrow we have a play date scheduled with friends. It's MUCH needed time...I can't wait!!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Time passes...

Last Friday...June 5th, marked 5 years since we buried Ryder. It's always an emotional day. We received so many kind words from people who choose to remember our sweet boy. We can't be thankful enough for those people. It means so much to us. 

(June 5th, 2010)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

5 years ago...

Five years ago today Mark and I did one of the hardest things we have ever (and hope to have to) EVER do...we drove home from the hospital with 1 baby when we were expecting 2. We came home to a house that we had been preparing for 9 months...a house prepared for 2 baby boys.

Wyatt as so tiny he was dressed in a Build-A-Bear Cardinals outfit...something so tiny but sooooo loved!!!! We spent 4 days in the hospital. Personally, I thought I had come to "terms" in hospital. It was like a safe bubble. It's when we entered the outside world it became more real than ever. I still get short of breath thinking about going through all the clothes and baby items. There are items we left in their room, items and d├ęcor that is still there today...5 years later.

Then I think about how far we have this beginning of the year the Lord revealed this verse to me and it's been one I have claimed for 2015:

"To those who mourn, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair." Isaiah 61:3

We are so thankful for the perfect healthy baby boy that we have been given to raise here on Earth. The boy who brings so many people joy. He puts a smile on the faces around him all the time!

Wyatt changed our lives forever...Life is so much sweeter with him in it!

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