Thursday, October 29, 2009

Belated Birthday Dinner

Tonight Daddy and Mommy took me out to Red Lobster for my belated birthday dinner. We had a very nice time. All three of us love shrimp so we got the endless shrimp platter where you get to choose two types of shrimp and have as much as you want. It was great! It was nice to have some alone time with them too.
Afterwards we visited Grandpa and Grandma for a few minuets. Grandpa had his second round of kemo today. He seems to be doing ok. We are so thankful for how well his body has responded to the treatments.
Today we had our piano lessons. We are starting on some Christmas music. That is always exciting for me! Sometime in December we are going to be having a Christmas recital.
Trey has been doing well the last few days. He has not felt sick for quite a while so that is good. We are also thankful none of us have gotten whatever he had!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Cake Pictures

Two new cake pictures added to Cherry Blossom Branch Cake and Banjo Pikin' B-day Cake.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Update On Trey's Biopsies

Today we heard back from the Doctor's office about Trey's biopsies. They didn't find anything wrong which is a blessing so we still don't know why he is having stomach problems. Thank you everyone of your concerns.
If you think about it please pray for Trey. He is not been feeling well today. We went to the Doctor about it and it's not related to the stomach problems.
Grandpa Schnarr is getting his second Kemo treatment this Thursday. We are so thankful that God has kept him healthy so he can stay on schedule!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What We Are Up To

Last night we had a fun evening with Grandpa and Grandma. They came over for dinner and brought dessert with them. Grandma made a yummy oatmeal cake!
We were also able to babysit Easter and Jonas (our youth pastor's children). Both of them kept us laughing for the whole evening! They were so cute and funny!
Today for lunch we went to Pizza Hut. The kids are involved in the "Book-it" program there. If they read a certain amount of books per month they get a free personal pan pizza.
After Lunch we went to Tractor Supplies. They were having a get together for horse owners to show their animals. Amber loved seeing and petting the horses!
Recently we got a great deal on seasoned stakes so we cooked them on the grill tonight and had a wonderful dinner! Then some of us headed down stares to play instruments. What a fun day!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trey's Endoscope

On Sunday Daddy and Mommy took Trey to Ronoke. Trey's stomach doesn't feel well a lot of the time so he needed an endoscope to try to figure out what the problem was. Trey LOVES medical stuff so he was very excited to be able to go.
They were able to stay in a Ronald McDonald house over night. All of them thought it was very nice. The house was beautiful, they were served a nice dinner for free, the refrigerator was stocked with all the things kids love like donuts and ice cream and even the beds they slept on were "Sleep Number" beds.
Monday morning Trey had his endoscope and it went very well. They didn't really see anything but they took some biopsies and we are waiting for the results. Hopefully by Monday we will hear something.

Monday, October 19, 2009


This weekend we went on a Sunday school camping trip. We are "city people campers" so we stayed in a cute log cabin.
We had a great time even though it rained the first night. On Friday we had decent weather so that was nice. For one of our meals we had hotdogs cooked over a camp fire and hamburgers cooked on the grill- yum! The kids enjoyed riding their bikes around the camp site. And we had a lot of fun sitting around the fire, talking with our good friends.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

About Our Week

The last few weeks have been very busy for us. Mommy and Tyler have worked at the pumpkin patch, we have had school and I've had several Bible studies I been going to. It's been a lot of fun but today it's been nice to slow down and get back into a normal schedule (if that even exists LOL).
For school with the younger kids I've been doing some cooking with them. Yesterday we made brownies from scratch. They seemed to enjoy making them.
Lately the kids have been having fun riding bikes on the little road behind our house. We have had some neighborhood kids join them a few times too. It much be cold out today because I see them riding bikes all bundled up in their winter coats and gloves. The other day it was about 80* in the sun. Well that VA weather for you.
Right now I am in the proses of making bread bowls for the stew we are having tonight for dinner. If they turn out well I may put the recipe on the blog for others to have.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Uncle David, Aunt Michelle and Nicholas came down last Friday to stay with Grandpa and Grandma. Since both Grandpa and Nicholas had, had birthdays that week we were able to celebrate with both of them. Saturday Grandma had us, along with Nanny and Babum, over for a little birthday party for both of them. She made a wonderful meal for all of us. I was able to make a cake for each of them too. For Grandpa I made a book cake because he loves to read and for Nicholas I made a cake with a party hat on top.It was so nice to be able to celebrate with them since we have not been able to do that very often.
Happy Birthday Grandpa and Nicholas!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fun Weekend

We have had a fun but busy weekend. Thursday night we had a family game night. The seven of us played a new game, phase 10 the dice addition, and ate a yummy dessert.
Friday night Amber and I shared a fun evening with Grandma. We had ice cream and went shopping for a little while. Grandpa did the same with the boys earlier, only minus the shopping :)
Saturday, Daddy, Tyler and Grandpa went to an LU football game. Trent went to a birthday party. The rest of us helped Grandma around the house. As a reward we had dinner with homemade milk shakes and cake for dessert. What a great reward!
Sunday while the rest of us were in Church. Daddy and Tyler went with some guys from our church to the Salvation Army. They conducted a church service for the men there. Tyler got to play his guitar and Daddy led some of the music.
This Thursday Grandpa will be starting his Kemo treatments. He has about four sessions of Kemo. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for him.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Duck, North Carolina

Last Thursday we drove to Duck, North Carolina to spend some time at the beach with Babum and Nanny. We just stayed for the weekend but it was a wonderful relaxing time!
Duck has lots of great shopping places including a few Christmas stores. My parents get us each a new Christmas ornament every year. So they were able to find them on this trip.
Most of the days at the beach were very rainy or windy so we only got to spend a few days actually on the beach but it was till lots of fun. Two of the nights when it got dark we all took a walk on the beach. It's amazing how many crabs are out there! Kind of scary! LOL
On Sunday we had our own Church service in the beach house. Babum preached a message and the kids played their instruments. I always enjoy doing that.
We had a wonderful time. It was so nice to be able to relax for a few days.
For those interested I've added a new song to the "Schnarr Family Music" link.