Showing posts with label Live An Interested Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Live An Interested Life. Show all posts

Thursday, July 14, 2016

That Time I Forgot to Share About Prom

Two of our guys actually went to Prom this year.  School dances don't seem to be much of a draw for our boys and only one other has gone to the Prom.  He went with a group of friends and they had a blast.  This scenario was similar except these two had dates, but they still all went as friends.  I think that despite Prom being the same weekend as Mother's Day it was still worth it, everyone had a fantastic time and made wonderful memories.


Micah and Bailey are so beautiful in their Prom Dresses.  These girls are seriously the best.



Micah is a very special part of our family.  We met her when she worked at Braums and she has a special place in our hearts as an honorary daughter.  Last Summer she helped me a ton with babysitting and driving kids places for me.  I don't know what I would have done without her.  All my kids love her, we are going to miss her when she is off far away in college next year but are excited to see what she does and where she goes in life.

I just wanted to get these memories down.  
~Prom 2016~

Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer Ready

A post without photos, sadly yes.  I cannot figure out how to sync my Iphone to Google photos and it is sort of driving me crazy!

Summer is here and we are ready.

Noah is home until he begins his next adventure, which we are unsure what that will be yet.  He loves getting to see us, but is now 23 (almost 24) and wants to be here as temporarily as possible because INDEPENDENCE.

Elijah graduates high school tomorrow, TOMORROW.  I am so proud of him, he does not like the spotlight at all but has really stepped up this year with trying new ideas and hobbies.  He was in his first play, went to the prom, hung in there with some very challenging AP classes and when he brought home all the different Honor Cords he is wearing with his Cap and Gown I was blown away - what a go getter, this boy of ours who really is shy and tries to stay way under anyone's radar.  I am excited to watch him step into college life and see what direction he takes.

Last Summer I was working, but this Summer I am not and we are all SO VERY EXCITED.  I got our Movie Clubhouse passes and we are looking forward to our community Hot Summer Nights.  Faith is going to take Lifeguard Swim Lessons so that one day she can be one.  Linus is taking part in a tennis camp, and Benjamin will take Swim Lessons from a good friend of mine who worked with him last Summer.  We mostly plan on having lots of days with nothing to do - really, that is my plan.  I want to read books, take walks, play in the sprinkler, cook outs, campfires, and soak up the Summer Time.

My teenagers will continue to work at Braums and we will continue to enjoy making trips up there for a double dip, or my favorite an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Soda.

To see photos you can follow me on Instagram, but I will continue to try and figure out how to sync up the new phone because I don't think Pete is going to be ready to go Apple with our desktop for quite a while (just so I can sync photos).

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

~Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real~ (and a catch up post)

Capturing the Context of Contentment
In Every Day Life

{Pretty}
These Georgia Peaches are the best, and belong under {Pretty}.
I only wish Judy had been in the picture, we actually call her
Beautiful Judy, we love her so much.

My Mom and Betty (a cousin, but more like an Aunt).  
They are both so lovely (and classy), true Southern Women.  

Growing up, I was quite proud of the fact that I had an Aunt that looked like Vivien Leigh.  I know Charlene would scoff, but I really thought it made 'me' special that she was 'my' Aunt.  Charlene has a way of always making you feel important, visiting her in Georgia was such a treat.

My Granddad passed away recently, this spray for his Casket was just beautiful.  
There is a post about this coming up.  A post about friendship, about family, and about loss.  I'm still pondering on it though.

My husband sent me these beautiful roses for Valentine's Day.  He is the best!

It has been so long since I blogged.  I have quite a bit to share~


{Happy}
We all gathered in February to celebrate two 40th Birthdays for 
my brother-n-law and sister-n-law.  When we gather together, there is a great deal of happiness, add live music and great food - well, it was one fun night!

We were a little road worn, and dirty from cleaning up my Granddad's house but still enjoyed being together.  My Mom and I share a very dear friend, her being there with us made us both very {happy}. 

My Aunt Jane made me promise not to show a picture of her, but that is why my Mom is smiling.  Jane and my Mom, when together laugh, and LAUGH. 
 It is always fun to be around them.

I arrived back from Georgia just in time to celebrate Pete's birthday.  Pete's Mom stepped in for me (thank you so much Barbara) to make sure Pete had a special day.  I had planned a party at our house, but unexpected travel to Georgia made that difficult.  Pete still had a great birthday though.

The weather finally being warm enough to eat outside and cool enough for no mosquitoes.

Ben found the Golden Egg!






Eight cousins were missing (and were missed) and two of my grown children, but here are the Scheibmeir Grandkids from Easter 2016, these kids make us all SO happy!

{Funny}
I don't think any other photos can beat this!

{Real}


Pete was in 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof'.  
(these are rehearsal photos, before the set was built)
We let our kids audition to be 'no neck monsters' and Faith convinced Pete to
get up there too.  When he was offered a part, he couldn't believe it and doubted himself for quite a while, but in the end he enjoyed it immensely and looks forward to being in another show one day.  
Theater is addictive, especially our local Theater.

Finally, one more real:
I am no longer working outside the home, which means there will be more blogging  sharing our family, Faith, food, and all the 9Peas adventures.  


Monday, December 14, 2015

A Birthday Weekend












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We Got In On the Fun - sorry, no sound.





This photo is from the morning after Jonah came home, he got in late and Ben had just realized Jonah was here.  Ben rarely lets anyone snuggle him, I love this moment.


We had a wonderful birthday weekend for our resident double digit guy!  It would take something big like turning 10 to bring Pete and I to the Big Cheese place, a casino for kids, but we all had a great time and even Benjamin did really well.  We loved that Linus had such a fun birthday, filled with family and friends.

Once the party at the Casino for kids was over we came home and I fixed Thai Chicken Wraps,  a request by the birthday boy.  Friends and family joined us and the party continued as we enjoyed Jonah's game system that had a dance off.  What can I say, we love to make fools of ourselves.  

Sunday was spent recovering from Saturday and cooking, cooking cooking.  I am taking orders for baked goods and prepared 4 loaves of Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting and also prepared a dinner for a Bridge Club meeting Monday night.  To say the house smelled delicious was an understatement.  I also created a new soup which was a combination of Taco Soup and one I saw on my favorite cooking site (yes, I've totally stepped away from a vegetarian/plant based quasi diet) (I think it is fair to say I have a bi-polar diet) and the results were amazing.  I wish I had taken pictures, but when I make it again I will write down the recipe/take pictures and share!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Homecoming


Jonah is home and oh how I wish Noah was here for Christmas too.  It is very hard to be away from my adult children for so long.  It is easy to be happy for them as the go after their dreams and find their direction in life, I love watching them fly - but, I miss them...a lot.

Jonah is here for a month before he embarks on the next phase of his military career.  We plan to soak up every moment he is home because I'm unsure of when we will see him next, and we are very thankful that his time in the Middle East was not during a time of war.  Nevertheless, it is still unsettling to have my son be in a job that should there be a need, he will risk his life to fight for his fellow Marines and for his Country.  I'm proud of him, but I'm selfish too, I always want him to come home.

We had his Uncle, cousins, and Grandparents over for Gumbo last night.  We did a come and go for any who wanted to drop by.  We plan to do this again soon with my side of the family but hope to make it more a Christmas celebration after the Decorations are up.

Jonah loves Shrimp Gumbo so I made a huge pot of it on Sunday (because everyone knows Gumbo tastes better after a day or two) and wouldn't let anyone touch it which was like defending the one true ring.


We love this, my Dad used to always make a great big pot of Gumbo, complete with Crab Claws so when I make this it reminds me of my Dad and Jonah reminds me a lot of my Dad so it is perfect that he loves this as one of his favorite meals.  It did my heart good to see everyone come by to see him and enjoy a bowl of this too.  I didn't have much time to prepare since I was working today, but a quick trip to the store to pick up some Chocolate Chip Cookies, the Gumbo was made on Sunday and the rice cooker was turned on as soon as I got home made this simple, and delicious - I love it when everything works out.

While Jonah is home we have so much planned.  I hope to update the blog to keep track of our memories.  A friend from high school has a Christmas Tree farm (One of his tree's is at the White House this year) and we are going out there to cut a small one.  We also have some fun Holiday gatherings, a play , and much more.  We've also enjoyed our annual Run Run Rudolph, the town Christmas Tree Lighting, Snowflake Festival (where it was over 65 degrees, gotta love Texas), and the Parade.

December is always a whirlwind of activities, we sadly missed our favorite Christmas Pops this year, but we WILL be there next year.  

I hope to be back soon with more pics & lots of good memories.

~Live an Interesting Life~


Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Fun and Follies 2015


It was a long filled, and wonderful Easter Sunday.
We began the day enjoying breakfast with Grandma Truby & Papa Dave.
They brought donuts, so the kids were in Heaven.  I didn't get any photos of the Easter bunny search due to the poor lighting, but the kids enjoyed hunting through the house for their Easter fun.  



We headed to Grandma Barbara's and Grandpa's around noon for Easter lunch.  Oh my goodness the food...I think I pushed the natural boundaries of my capacity to eat...wow, such good food!



My sweet little niece in her Easter dress, she was just adorable!


Grandma serving up all the pies and cheesecakes and the kids swarming.



Ben has a thing for custard, he is kind of obsessed with it.  So even though coconut is with it, as in Coconut Cream Pie...he can get over his texture issues to wolf the pie down!




It isn't a Scheibmeir family holiday until the poker games get rolling.  We play all kinds of games, but poker makes an appearance every time!


My boys had just gotten off work and arrived late, but we made them plates to enjoy.  I love the look on Isaac's face (really Mom, another picture).

Since it was a muddy mess outside, Grandma passed out silly string in lieu of having a big egg hunt (we did a small one inside for the little guys).  I just love my husband, he has thrown out his back and is in horrible pain but he still got in there and had fun with the kids.  







I love a day full of family and feasting and celebrating the Risen Lord!  We were just finishing up prayers when I noticed them all together and made them freeze, for yet another photo!

*I didn't get a family photo in our Easter attire, due to our going to the Easter Vigil.  The 'real' reason I avoid the family photo is that I just cannot accept not having my two oldest in the picture with us.  I know I need to get over this, but I just feel that despite the fact that they've moved out...our family just isn't whole without them.  If the weather will clear up, we have plans to take a family photo in the Texas Bluebonnets, Pete convinced me to do this so I will...but, I won't like not having Noah and Jonah with us*

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