Sunday, December 12, 2010

Family Pics 2010

You'll be seeing these on our Christmas don't peak if you haven't gotten it yet! ;o)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Fall Fun

Brynne was a princess, (she refused at the last minute to wear her pumpkin outfit), and it was chilly... so we kept laughing at our ghetto version of princess. Brynne loved the hayride in Pops's neighborhood! As for Maddy, she made it 2 minutes in her lady bug costume and then passed out!

What you don't see is the tiger trying to eat Beau through the glass!

Brynne with Will and Corban at the zoo. Crazy! I remember when us 3 mommy's were pregnant together!

Maddy loves to swing!

Maddy's dedication sunday. Yes, that is the crazy playground in our new church building behind us.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

When you lose a loved one

I have had several friends around me lose a loved one in the past few months. I just want to share a few books that help with walking through that grieving process - whether it's you or someone you are helping.
Holding on to Hope, by Nancy Guthrie
A Sweet and Bitter Providence, John Piper
Let Me Grieve, but not Forever, by Verdell Davis

Isaiah 61:1-4 -
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.

Blessed are the Displays of His Splendor!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's Fall!

Brynne with her friends Kaelyn and Shae at the Pumpkin Patch

Sisters at the Pumpkin Patch

And She's Off!

The Model herself...

Messy Teething Biscuit Face. It's all about distraction...

Madelyn started crawling around 7 1/2 months, and life has not been the same since. She is into everything and I can't turn my back for a minute! One day, Brynne decided she was done with breakfast and put her plate down, and Maddy crawled over, played in the syrup and started eating a waffle all while I ran to the restroom! These girls are definitely keeping me on my toes!
They are a joy everyday! I love watching both of them learn new things and most of all I love watching the love they have for each other. Maddy gives her open-mouth kisses FREELY now and it's adorable to watch! What a blessing the Lord has entrusted us with!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Keeping me on my toes

We have had quite an eventful summer...

Here is Brynne LOVING the water slide her Mimi and Papa take her to

Miss Priss is quite the bathing beauty herself

And here is my third child this summer. Daddy dislocated, broke, and tore the ligaments in his ankle playing softball. Fun times...

Brynne made a sleeping mask at camp and wears it every night! So cute!

The Hula Princess. Mimi brought her a grass skirt from Hawaii

Fun times in the tub with Madelyn.

We couldn't be more thankful for our girls! They amaze us every day!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Sitting Pretty

Maddy is changing so fast these days!
Here's a pic at 2 months (in the bumbo) compared to her sitting up playing now (5 1/2 months). She is so fun - rolling, sitting, talking, giving her open mouth kisses, and laughing tons!
2 months

5 1/2 months

Had to add my favorite pic of the sweet dog..he is so sweet for his baby girls! And yes...this is how 6 month pj's fit this long skinny girl!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Video: 2010 SBC Pastor’s Conference

Grace-Driven Effort...The fullness of the Gospel. Hear it in its entirety friends.
Video: 2010 SBC Pastor’s Conference

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rolling, rolling, rolling

I tell Beau all the time how Maddy rolls across the room before I know it..yet she'll never do it for him. Today I caught her on the move on video. Yes that is spit up...that's how these Schmidt girls "roll."

And here is a video of the infamous scream. She talks like this all day. Needless to say, our pacifier needs to be one of those that says "mute button."

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sisterly love

I have prayed a lot that Brynne and Madelyn would love each other deeply. I fretted before Maddy was here that Brynne would not feel replaced. Praise Jesus....Brynne LOVES her sister. She is beginning to realize just how fun it is...yet the fun hasn't even begun. We have definitely had our times of jealousy..and I'm sure there will be more. I pray fervently that these two will find a best friend in one another and daily give God thanks for the sister He has blessed them with. I always wanted a sister! Here are a few of the firsts they have shared together...

First Bath

First Rice Cereal

First Movie together

Looking forward to many more firsts! The fun is just beginning!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sea World

The first week in june we vacationed in sea world. Brynne had the time of her life! We rarely took pics because we were on the go...but here are a few!

Sweet daddy sweating his brains out for the sake of smores

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summertime Smorgasborg

A collection of pics thus far.....

The last day of swim lessons is "water safety day," where the put the kids in a boat and teach them how to float if the boat capsizes. HILARIOUS!!! Will and Brynne screamed through that adventure together...not again please!

What is summer without Papa's famous snowcones?

Feeding the geese with her BFF

There is not doubt these girls are going to be BFFs one day...Brynne LOVES Maddy, but wishes she came out ready to play!