Thursday, January 22, 2009

Grandma has arrived!

After many delays, illness, and loss of a good friend, my mom has finally been able to make it here. Now she is living the life of a "Schmit" which is constant running around! Tuesday we went for pedicures and that night we had 2 basketball games. Yesterday we did errands and had lunch with Dave. Then we stopped at a store my Grandma liked to shop at in Florida called Beall's. Mom found 3 pair of sandals, 2 bathing suits, a shirt and I slipped a toe ring for myself into the pile! ( hey, the driver gets something!) At Kohl's she bought flannel pj's and a sweatshirt because she brought the cold weather with her(it was in the 30's last night). It is supposed to warm up by the weekend-in the high 70's. The farmer's are very concerned about their crops in this unusually cold weather. We have games again tonight...so it will be another late one...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"He just hit us!"


Tuesday night the girls and I were headed to Lindsay's game (for cheerleading_, and someone came over into our lane at over 40 mph and hit us hard enough for his side mirror to break and dangle. He took off, and foolishly I tried to chase him down-but he was too quick and it was dark out. I lost him almost immediately(which was a God thing because what would I have done?). We called the license plate into Onstar-but it didn't match up to the car that hit us. Let me just say that I understand why our car insurance more than doubled here-people are just not careful or they just don't care....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cheerleading Nationals!!


New Years weekend the girls participated in their very first Cheerleading Nationals up in Orlando. Their team did very well and placed 3rd! I was very proud of Taylor being the youngest on the team and going up as a flyer in those stunts and hitting them with confidence! The girls had a great time and love their cheerleading squad so much!
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This is the video of the girls routine for the finals! It is a little choppy because someone kept on getting in the way, but all of the important parts are in there!

Monday, January 5, 2009

"Meata Balla"!


I know this is a blurry picture, but we went to Vito's Chop House in Orlando for the cheerleading nationals, and they have the world's biggest kids meatballs...we always joke about getting it...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Well, I have to say that I was ready to say "Good bye and see you later" to 2008. It was a very tough year for many reasons. Through pain and hard times we have grown in our faith and humbled in our character, but I can't say it has been fun. What I can say is that God has been good through it all, and has blessed us in ways he could not have if we would have just had happy times. Unfortunately the New Year started out with the news that we had lost Grandpa Lora in Michigan on the morning of January 1st. I could only pray to God and say "can we get a break here"? We are thankful for Lora and how he always made us smile with his great sense of humor and kind heart. He will be missed...