Saturday, February 28, 2009

Website Update

For those interested I have updated my Ashley's Creative Cakes website. Here are a few sample pictures. To visit my site you can click on the link on the right or go to .

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Booking It

This afternoon we went to the library. We have just recently changed libraries and this one is much larger than the old one we use to go to. Amber, Trent and Trey have really started to love reading so having a bigger selection of books has been very nice. All three of them are into mysteries and comic books right now, that is what they are reading in the pictures. It is not uncommon for them to finish 1 1/2 books a day. Now that they found something they like to read the are really "booking it"!

Not only do we borrow books at the library but we have enjoyed watching many videos and DVDs too. If you want to watch a movie but would rather not pay to rent it from the video store you may want to check out your library. Ours has a great selection of both new and old movies.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nanny's Birthday

Today we celebrated Nanny's 59th. birthday. We all went over to our grandparents house, along with Aunt Vicky, Scot and Lacey (Uncle Scot was not feeling well and unfortunately couldn't make it). Babum had ordered pizza for dinner so we all enjoyed that. Then on to the presents and cake. Nanny's favorite type of cake is white with lots of icing. She also likes swans so I made her a cake with swans swimming in a lake (the picture is above, if you would like to see more cakes click on the "Ashley's creative cakes link on the side).

Afterwards Tyler, Amber Trent and Trey played with Scot and Lacey downstairs and the rest of us talked in the living room.

We are all very blessed to have such a wonderful Nanny!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Before & After

Sydney Before
Cole Before

As I have mentioned before we have two miniature Schnauzers, Sydney (female) and Cole (male). Our family has really enjoyed having them. They both have very different personality's which is so fun to watch. Cole is very laid back, nothing bothers him. Sydney on the other hand has always been very hyper and uptight.

One of the great things about Schnauzers is that they do not shed. This was one of the main reasons we chose this breed, however since they do not shed they have to be taken to the groomers periodically. We haven't taken them in, in quite a while because of how strange the weather has been lately. So not wanting them to get cold we waited. Today we finally took them! Here are a few before and after pictures. Do you think they needed a hair cut? :)

Sydney After

Cole After

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tyler's 15th. Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Tyler's 15th birthday. At our house when we celebrate, the birthday boy or girl, gets to choose the meal. Over the years we have had many interesting dinners including buzz light year breakfast cereal (Trent then age 5). Tyler however chose one of his favorite chicken dishes. Then we opened the gifts and ate the cake. Tyler's favorite dessert is fruit pizza so Nanny made him that to eat too.
This year Tyler received many things including a weight lifting set. In some of the pictures you can see him trying them out. So we are expecting to have a muscle-man in the family soon!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

valentine's Day

Here is the answer to the trivia question: How many Valentine's Day cards are sent out each year??? It is estimated that 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are sent out every year. Making it the largest seasonal card sending event second only to Christmas!

Today is Tyler's Birthday so if you see him wish him a happy birthday. I'll have more on that later.

Happy valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ice Skating

Every Valentine's Day our homeschool group goes to the Lahay Ice center to skate. Since Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year we all went today. Here are a few pictures of us and our good friends the Smith's.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fun Facts

Fun Facts about Valentines Day

  • 15% of US women send them selves flowers on Valentines Day
  • The first televised tour of the White House aired on February 14 in 1962. First Lady Jackie Kennedy hosted the tour.
  • About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.
  • When it comes to present time, women prefer a gift after a nice dinner, while most men prefer gifts first thing in the morning.

Now here is a question for you: How many Valentines Day cards are sent each out each year????

I'll give you the answer on Valentine's Day. To submit a guess just click on "comment" below this post and guess away. Have fun!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How to follow My Blog

Trey's MRI results came in and everything looks fine. We are still unsure of why he sees the black spots but at lest it doesn't seem to be serious. Thank you for your concern.

People have mentioned to me that they are unsure of how to become a follower of my blog or how to post a comment. It's really very easy and you do not have to create a blog to do so. If you are interested here is how to do it:

To follow my blog first click "follow this blog" on the right above the pictures of my other followers. Next click "sign up", fill out the information on the application, click continue. Choose follow publicly (your name will be shown) or anonymously (name not shown), then "continue". Click "view dashboard". You now have blogger account and are a follower of my blog, you may fill out the profile (as detailed or not as you wish) or you do not have to. At this point you may also create a blog or come back later (remember your password) and create a blog then but it is not required. To follow another blog all you will have to do is give your e-mail address and password. You will not have to go through it all again.

To post a comment you need to have a blogger account (that is what I just explained above). Click on "comment" below one of my posts. Type your comment, put in your e-mail and password, click "post". This is also how to see if or what others have said.
I know this seems like a lot of work but it is really very self-explanatory. Once you have an account you can follow lots of other blogs and comment to them as well. I hope this helps!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Algebra All Finished!

View Near Lake Vista
This afternoon I went to the orthodontist. For a long time, I have had a slight problem with lock jaw, so we wanted to get some opinions on what to do. We are still undecided, as this is a big decision for us to make.

This morning I finished my Algebra!!! Math is not one of my favorite things, so I was very glad to get that out of the way. I am almost finished with high school, I just have a few more things to take care of before I graduate. I am very exited about finishing and seeing what the Lord has next for me.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Thank You For Praying!

Thank you to everyone who prayed for Trey while he was getting his MRI. All went well, however we have not gotten the results back yet. If you would like some more details about Trey's appointment, Trey tells you all about it in his blog .
Trent made another basket today, and won his basketball game. He was very exited! The team has a lot of skill but it is always a challenge for them because most of them are short.
Last night I spent the night with my grandparents. I really had a great time! We went out to eat and Nanny and I went shopping yesterday and today. They are in the proses of buying a new love seat so we went to a lot of furniture places but had a lot of fun at other stores too.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tubing and MRI's

Yesterday Tyler went snow tubing with our Church's youth group. He told us they tubed for about four hrs. It sounded like they had a really great time. Tyler really likes our youth pastor (Steven) and gets together with him regularly.

Trey has an MRI tomorrow. Since he was very young he has seen black spots out of his eyes and we have not been able to find out why. We are hopping that doing an MRI will give us some answers. Trey has told us that he would like to be a doctor, so for the most part he enjoys these kind of medical things but please still pray for him tomorrow if you think about it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More Snow

Well, we had another beautiful snow today. It lasted just long enough for schools to close and then melted away.
Amber and Trent had their first music lesson with a new teacher this afternoon. It sounded like it went well and they like their new instructor. Trey also had his violin lessons tonight. For those of you new to the blog, to hear a sample of our music just click on "Schnarr Family Music" under links on the right.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday

Our cousin Lacy just turned 11 so yesterday after church we all went to the ice skating rink at Liberty to celebrate. All the kids had fun ice skating. They have gone several times so Tyler, Amber, Trent and Trey are very good.
After the night service we had a small Super Bowl party at home with Nanny and Babum and my friends Laura and Brittany Boyer. As I've mentioned before when the Schnarr's do food it's BIG so we had lots to go around. I'm still not quite sure who won the game (not being a football girl) but the food sure was great! :-D