Saturday, December 27

Merry Christmas

Christmas Afternoon at my Dad's house. We all opened presents and enjoyed a wonderful lasagne dinner. Here are some pictures of us opening presents and then going to my Aunt Kathy's after to see family.

Waiting for presents to be passed out.

Dad is very patient too.

Steve playing with Lee's Mr. Potato head pieces!

Lee was super excited for his ball pit car! He even put the balls to good use!

See, boobs!

Family picture at Aunt Kathy's. Where's Grandma Graetz?

Oh, there she is, behind my Dad's head!

Dad and Grandpa Graetz!

Jacqui and Lee

Me and fussy Lee.

Grandma Graetz plays the piano beautifully while we all sing.. er... not so beautifully! It was a great Christmas and it was really good to see everyone. I hope you all had a good Christmas too!

Wednesday, December 24

Schumacher Christmas Party

Schumacher Christmas party was last weekend and we had SO much fun! See below for a bunch of pictures!

Lee and Aiden, they are about a year and half apart.

Anna, my step-mom Janet and my God-mom Tani

Kelly and Ramon!

Cousin Rachel and Uncle Carl

Basketball! Wheee!

Lee helping himself and Grandma jumping in to save the table.


Lee got the hang of it really fast!

New truck and hard hat! Vrroom!

Bob the Builder Steve!

Lee.. eerrr.. sharing... after this picture Lee had a meltdown which we ignored but then had to hug Melina.

Melina knows what to do!

Ok, good boy. See, he can be kind!

White elephant gifts.

Friday, December 19

'Twas the Night Jesus Came

'Twas the night Jesus came and all through the house,
not a person was praying, not one in the house..

The Bible was left on the shelf without care,
for no one thought Jesus would come there..

The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
not once ever kneeling or bowing their head..

The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
not once ever kneeling or bowing their head..

And Mom in the rocking chair with babe on her lap,
was watching the Late Show as I took a nap..

When out of the east there rose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter..

Away to the window I flew like a flash,
tore open the shutters and lifted the sash..

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but Angels proclaiming that Jesus was here..

The light of His face made me cover my head...
was Jesus returning just like He'd said?

And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself..

In the Book of Life which he held in his hand,
was written the name of every saved man..

He spoke not a word as he searched for my name,
when He said "it's not here" My head hung in shame..

The people whose names had been written with love,
He gathered to take to his Father above..

With those who were ready He rose without sound,
while all of the others were left standing around...

I fell to my kneesbut it was too late,
I'd waited too longAnd thus sealed my fate.

I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight,
Oh if only I'd knownthat this was the night.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear
the coming of Jesus is now drawing near...

There's only one life and when comes the last call,
We'll find out that the Bible was true after all..

Thursday, December 18

Elf Yourself

Steve sister Amy created some elves and I am copying. Pretty funny!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Wednesday, December 17

Merry Christmas!

We were finishing up some last minute shopping today and decided to go see Santa. No fits or tears, just walked right up to Santa, said "hi" and climbed on his lap. He was very curious about his beard, but that was about it. If you ask Lee what Santa says he will tell you "shh.." ha, ha. We'll get there before Christmas, he says "ho, ho, ho" but only after you tell him first.

Sunday, December 7

Friday Night Lights Episode

My uncle, William Akey, was in a episode of Friday Night Lights (Season 3, Episode 9). He's the newsreporter at 4:34. FNL is such a great show, I can't wait for it to air in January! Here's a part of the show he's in.