Friday, January 29, 2010

The Rainbow

Monday of this week Grandpa and Grandma's basement flooded again. It wasn't as bad as before but it was certainly a mess. We went over and helped them clean it up. It was easier this time because everything that needed to stay dry was already put on tables from the last flood.

I was starting to feel a little like Noah in the Bible because that afternoon we looked outside and saw a full rainbow. I was kind of hoping that I would hear a voice saying "I will never flood you basement with water again" but I didn't. Oh, well. LOL

The rainbow was beautiful! I've posted a few pictures but all out camera batteries seemed to die when we would go to take a picture so I didn't get a very good shot.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Friday Nanny picked me up to go shopping.  We shopped for 6 hrs!  It was so much fun!  I think we hit every store in Lynchburg.  Both of us found some good deals. 

After we finished shopping I spent the night at her house because Babum was out of town.  In the morning we got up and headed out again to shop some more.  I had a very good time it as so much fun to spend time with Nanny!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dinner and Grandpa and Grandma's House

Yesterday I went over to Grandpa and Grandma's house and helped her do some cleaning.  Then the rest of the family came over and we all had dinner together. 
After dinner we played a few games and then went over to the TV to watch an old home video.  This particular video was when all of the Schnarrs got together for Christmas one year.  It was so funny to see how everyone has changed over the years.  We had a very good time last night.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Our Week So Far

We have had a lot of things going on he past few days.  On Sunday I sang in church.  As soon as I can I will post that on the Schnarr Family Music blog. 
Monday Daddy, Mommy and I went out to dinner.  We had a very nice time.  Tuesday Tyler and Trey had their harmonica lessons. They have just started taking lessons and seem to enjoy it.  I am looking forward to when they are able to play their harmonicas along with other instruments. 
Yesterday I also helped Amber, Trent and Trey make Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars.  They turned out very good and there was enough to feed a lot of people!  If you are interested in trying this recipe you can find if here.  Instead of making the dessert in cookie form we put all the batter in a 9x13 pan and baked it longer. 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Last night we celebrated Daddy’s birthday. We had Babum, Nanny, Grandpa and Grandma over for dinner to help us celebrate. Grandma said she thinks it has been around 20 years since they were able to be with Daddy on his birthday. It was a very special time.

Instead of cake (we are a little tired of that) Mommy made Daddy a coconut cream pie and rice pudding, some of Daddy’s favorites . Both were very good!

As gifts Daddy got a whole new out fit which he really seemed to like. He enjoys cooking so we got him a special hand held mixer too. The evening went very well and I think every one had fun.
I am so blessed to have Donn Schnarr as my father. He is such a good leader in our home. He is a hard worker and a wonderful provider. He makes me feel safe. He encourages me in my walk with the Lord. He has so much wisdom and insight that would be very hard to find in any other person. I admire his convictions and the fearless way he stands for them.

Thank you for you role in my life Daddy. Happy birthday.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lunch with Amber

I printed off some coupons today (check out  There were some really good deals so I decided to take Amber out to lunch.  We had a very nice time.  I enjoyed being with her.  It's exciting to me that I can do things like this now that I have my drivers license.  
    First we went to Taco Bell for lunch and then we ran a few errands.  After that we stopped by Wendy's and I got Amber a frosty.  She was pretty excited about that.  She loves sweets!  It was nice to be able to have a good time with her and by using the coupons the entire outing only cost around $6!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Roanoke Malls

It's been a little while since I've posted.  I've had a lot going on.  I plan on getting back into the routine of blogging now that things have slowed down a little.

Today Babum and Nanny took us to Roanoke to go shopping.  We went to two malls and got some really great deals.  It always amazes me when I go to a different mall than the one in Lynchburg.  We really do have a small mall compared to a lot of other places!
We had a great time together.  We didn't decide to go until this morning so it was a good surprise!

Last week was our first week back to school since Christmas brake.  It's hard going back even for me when I'm just teaching but the week went very well. 
For our art class I helped the kids make snowflakes out of paper.  They turned out really well.  Right now we have them hanging in our living room.  I've posted a few pictures of them and here are the instructions if any of you are interested in trying them with you children.

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Real Steal

You can now view my new blog, A Real Steal, at  It's not completely finished yet but I've put on some great deals you may want to check out.

Monday, January 4, 2010

French Meal

Last year Daddy and I made a French meal while he was off on vacation.  We decided to do that this year too.  Saturday we invited Grandpa and Grandma over to eat with us and we made Providential Beef Stew and Chocolate Loaf with Coffee Sauce.  The meal turned out really well and I had a wonderful time cooking it with Daddy! 

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Blog!

I will be starting the new year by creating a new blog.  This particular one will be dedicated to letting you know about great coupons, sales and discounts.  Recently I've found some great money saving resources and I want to share them with you. 
The blog is still a work in progress but should be finished soon.  I'll be letting you know more about it in the near future.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Yesterday we went over to Nanny and Babum's house to spend the night and celebrate the new year.  We turned on the fire place and sat around while Babum showed us some of his "treasures".  He pulled out a couple of bags and boxes with things from his family and childhood like his horsey light he had as a baby, an old chromatic harmonica, lots of coins and even some of his military pins.  It was really neat to be able to see all those things and hear the stories behind them.
    After that we pulled out the food and as always there was tons of food!  Then we watched some comedy DVDs and waited for the ball to drop on TV.
    This morning we all went to Cracker Barrel with both setts of grandparents.  It was a wonderful meal and a very nice time with all the family.
    So many things have happened this year and I've learned so much from all the experiences.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for 2010. 
    Happy New Year everyone!
(pictures to come)