Monday, November 26, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like...


The Christmas season is upon us!! I love it:) we got our decorations up on Friday and finished up Saturday and I got all my Christmas cards addressed and sent out today! Did I mention that I finished my Christmas shopping today too?! I feel very productive and I love this time of year!! Here are a few recent pictures. This year I decided to decorate our tree with hot wheels since Tripp is obsessed with them!! So I took the time to tie string around each little car and hang them on the tree. When Tripp came in and saw his cars hanging from the tree (he has TONS of them) he freaked out and started ripping them off the tree!! It was actually pretty funny:) needless to say we didn't get to have a complete hot wheels tree like I had planned but we were able to hang some with a few other ornaments too.

Tucker got his first haircut last night too! Daddy cut his hair while we were over visiting coach. So his little mullet curl is gone! He looks like a big boy now:/ my babies are getting too big!!

Hope all have a blessed week:)

Our tree

Look closely and you can see the cars


Thanks for stopping by!

Love and blessings,

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Friday, November 23, 2012


Thankful and Blessed. That is how I would summarize this past week. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing family and friends! We are lucky enough to be able to celebrate thanksgiving 3 times!! Sunday we had a yummy celebration with coach, and the rest of our schinde family:) We all made yummy food and had quite a feast. It was so much fun getting together and celebrating as a family. It was hard not having our grammy there, but we knew she was there watching over us:) Before the celebration Tripp and I travled to baytown to celebrate jake's birthday! We had fun but hurried back for our feast:)
On Thanksgiving day we headed over to my mom's for our traditional feast!! We ate and talked, laughed and ate some more!! It was a great day. Afterwards we all headed over to my grandparent's house to visit with more of our big family! And yes, we did eat a little bit more:) Thursday evening my sister, her sister in law and myself all headed out for our traditional black friday shopping adventures! It was so much fun as usual and this year we hit more stores than normal and got some really great deals!! So great, that we didn't get home until 6 am!! I am running on 2 hours of sleep but oh well, it was worth it and I am now just about done with my Christmas shopping:) After a few hours of sleep we headed over for our final Thanksgiving feast at my dad's house. Again, we ate so much and had a great time talking and laughing with each other. Like I said before we.are.blessed. There's nothing like laughing with the ones you love the most. Thank you to mom and keith, dad and ginger and coach for hosting 3 wonderful feasts for our little family! We love you all!!
Now we are in full Christmas mode, especially since it is my favorite holiday!! We put our tree up today and started on decorations but still have lots to go! I have also started addressing my Christmas cards and will be sending them out on monday! Let the Christmas season begin!!
Ok here are some pictures:)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope all had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!! I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life! Will update again soon:)

Love and Blessings,

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Today my baby boy officially turns the big one! This year has had so many ups and downs but having this precious little boy in it, has made our lives complete!! We love him to pieces:) Here are some of the things our little man is up to:
  • wears size 18-24 months
  • weighs about 22 lbs
  • has offically been cleared for milk! (we thought we wouldn't be able to due to allergies, at this point doc thinks he may have an allergy to rice)
  • likes to stand and roll, but no walking yet
  • talks all the time! (faves: mama, dada, baba)
  • loves strawberries and bananas
  • takes 2 naps a day
  • goes down around 7:30 usually sleeps until about 6:30
  • has been a mommy's boy but recently started preferring daddy
  • has almost 8 teeth!!
  • size 4 diapers
  • smiles all the time!!
  • loves to jump
  • likes to be outside
  • loves to play with his brother
  • loves cars
  • likes mickey mouse and special agent oso
  • loves cheerios and cheetos
  • likes to shake his head no
  • likes to give high fives and clap

Those are just a few highlights of our sweet boy. He has been such a light in our lives and we love him so very much!! And as grammy used to call him "my little white boy". He definitely is a little white boy, not sure he will tan as easily as his daddy and brother;) oh well!
Since our anniversary is the day before tucker's birthday, I'm fairly certain our anniversary will not be nearly the big deal it used to...and I'm just fine with that! What a great way to celebrate our love!! I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband and 2 healthy, sweet natured, handsome, precious little boys!! Love all the men in my life:)
Anyways, enjoy the walk down memory lane;)
 Tucker Mason Schindewolf
November 18, 2011
 1 month
2 months
3 months
 4 months
 5 months
 6 months
 7 months
 8 months
9 months
 10 months
11 months
We love you to the moon and back sweet boy!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope all have a blessed week:)
Love and Blessings,

Saturday, November 17, 2012

5 years:)

Five years ago I married my prince charming. It has been five glorious years full of ups and downs, tears and laughter, good times and bad, and most importantly full of unconditional love and two precious little boys later...I love you carl more every day! I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful hard working husband and an amazing daddy to our boys. Love you honey, happy 5 years!
 engagement december 2006
 november 17, 2007
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 and baby makes 3
 tripp ryder march 4, 2010
 baby #2 makes 4!
Tucker mason November 18, 2011
5 years and 2 kiddos blessed!!

love of my life:)
Love and Blessings,

Friday, November 16, 2012

birthdays and a big weekend

November is always a busy month for us. Not only is it thanksgiving but also my dad's birthday, my nephew jake's birthday, tuck's birthday, kate's birthday and our anniversary! Although last week was a very hard one, we have tried our best to get back to normal as much as possible because I know Susie is looking down on us and telling us to! Last sunday we celebrated kate's 3rd birthday and then we went over to my dad's to watch the texans and celebraet his birthday as well. It was a bittersweet end to a tough weekend. Thank God for family:)
This weekend is no exception to our busy month. Tomorrow Carl and I will be celebrating 5 wonderful years (be looking for a blog post dedicated to us:)) and on sunday tucker will turn the big ONE!! (again, yes another blog post dedicated to our munchkin;)) We already celebrated his birthday so we will probably have a nice family breakfast because the rest of our day is jam packed!! My nephew jake turned 4 last week and his party will be sunday afternoon. After the party we will head back to schindewolf lane to celebrate an early thanksgiving dinner with coach, uncle erik, aunt kristen, kater and abbey. Carl is going to fry a turkey and I am going to be making susan's dressing that was so special and passed down from her mother. It is an honor to make it and I just hope it will taste half as good as hers did! I guess maybe I can perfect it in the next couple of years:) We miss her so much but I know she is always with us:) We are looking forward to getting together and eating lots more yummy food! We will be celebrating thanksgiving twice more in the week (once with my mom and once with my dad). Guess I will need to be hitting my elliptical extra hard this week!! Anyways, here are some pictures...several new blog posts coming up!!
go texans!

cheif with my boys

me and my boys ready to cheer on the texans!
 3 schinde boys and me...celebrating kate:)
 tuckey with his coach...loves him!!
 my sweet big boy!
 tuck waiting to see the specialist
 blurry but precious!
 love him!
 love him too!!
who does this look like??
thanks to all for stopping by! I hope all have a great weekend ahead and a great thanksgiving week. Although, we have suffered a major loss we know we still have so much to be thankful for. Remember to be thankful and thank God for all the blessings in your life:)
Love and Blessings,

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