Saturday, May 31, 2008

Its a BOY!

We have decided this is the easiest way to add to our family! Jackie and Justin are getting married in the Salt Lake City Temple on August 22, 2008 at 3:00pm. A reception to follow in Moscow on August 29th in our backyard from 6:00 - 9:00. To get the full details on the how it all happened - check out Jackie's blog. We are now busy as ever in the planning stages!

The ring
The soon to be Justin and Jackie Schwartz

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a great weekend.  The Lake is 5 feet above normal because of all the snow - so no boats were allowed out on the lake.  We were really bummed!  Our bridge out to the dock was totally under water and so was our beach!  We hope it goes down soon so we can get out and play on our boat!  
Grace and Ashley walking out to the dock - wearing wetsuits!  It was COLD  water!

Derek surveying the damage ( he actually was really crabby about no boat!!)
Grace and Ashley fishing - you can see how high the water is - no beach!
The love birds

Savannah & Katelyn having a little cereal out on the deck
OH NO!!! Jackie started our new puzzle - it is harder than last year - we need you all to come and help us!
Grace and  Justin bonding with the Ninetendo 64

Since we couldn't go out on the boat - I had a great idea  to go hiking - The kids loved it!  NOT!

Derek so hungry he can't go on!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Lauren played on a Mixed doubles Tennis team for Districts this year and they placed 2nd. They take the top 2 from districts and send them to the State tournament in Boise. So we left on Thursday. They didn't do very well at State but they had fun! Next year she is determined to go to State as a Singles player. Anyone want to go hit? She is taking anyone she can find!

This is Lauren and her Tennis Partner Max - he is an exchange student from Germany
Lauren and Max planning their stategy for the next game!
Lauren & Grace watching another match

This is what Grace did instead of watching Tennis (which she said was very boring)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Million Dollar Smile

Savannah got Braces today! Here is a before and after picture. They kinda hurt and she isn't as excited now as she was before they were on! The orthodontist said it would be about 2 years!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lauren has a Blog!!

Lauren decided to try the bloggin life!! Go look her up! Her link is on the left or go to http//

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

I had a great Mothers Day! Jackie came over before church and started dinner. I came home from church and was told to go to my room - which had my favorite movie playing "Sleepless in Seattle". We had a great dinner and lovely presents and Lauren even tried to make a cake! (Bless her little heart - she is not very good in the kitchen) After her little fiasco we decided she needed to learn a few more things before she goes to college next year and starves.Lauren and the beautiful Mothers day cake! I did taste better than it looked!

This is the bird feeder that grace made and filled it so full of bird seed that the little branch couldn't hold it! hehehehe
My Neice Chantel graduated this weekend also and we had a bridal shower for her on Friday night! We will really miss her when she is gone!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

National Honor Society

Lauren was inducted into the National Honor Society tonight! It is quite an achievement. Not only do have to work really hard in school and have an Excellent GPA - you also have to show that you have excelled outside of the classroom. Lauren has played Varsity sports, participated in future problem solvers, on the Senate at school and done many hours of service. We were very proud tonight for her to be part of the Honor Society. Way to go our little Nerd!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

High School Musical

All my girls and a bunch of Friends went to see the Broadway Production of High School Musical up in Spokane! It was really great! The girls were all singing along and clapping! It was a great one for Grace - Her first Broadway show - She loved it! Savannah even got an Autograph from actor who played Troy !
Here we are all excited for the show!!!
This is our Group for Dinner at Olive Garden before the show - we had 18 in our group!
Savannah and her best friend Katelyn
Grace and her friends Ashley & Kindra

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Lauren had prom last night. They went to dinner at a place called the Silos. Lauren had been sick all week with a bad sore throat and cold so we were hoping she would be better. She did and looked great! Laurens date was Spencer Hubbard and Annie's date was Scott Hull.

Annie and Lauren Outside of Silos! Cute Hair and dresses!
Lauren and her group of friends - Nicole, Annie, Lauren, Storey, Mackensie and Meagan