Saturday, June 21, 2008


Okay here are the rules just write 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals,3 obsessions and 3 random facts. It sounded fun, so here are my answers.

3 joys
1. Brad
2. My girls
3. My family

3 fears
1. Having to be on bed rest the rest of my pregnancy!!
2. Losing a family member
3. Not raising my children right

3 Goals
1. To lose more weight after I have my baby
2. To be a better mother and wife
3. To be better about sharing the gospel

3 Current Obsessions
1. Keeping weight off
2. Stressing about everything (but trying not to)
3. My daughter (since being on bed rest I feel like I never get to see her and spend time with her!!!)

3 Random Facts
1. I hate having my hands wet!! When I wash them I use a million paper towels just to make sure they are completely dry!!
2. I only have 6 1/2 more weeks till I hopefully get to see my baby!!!
3. I am obsessed about keeping Madison's clothes clean. Since she was born when something gets on her clothes, off they come and I spray and wash them!!Crazy I know since she's almost three and what three year old keeps their clothes clean.

3 People to Tag
1. Tara
2. Heather
3. Trillis

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Great Dad's

So I just had to say how lucky I am to have such a great husband I have. He is such a great Dad!! I could not have hoped for a better father for my children!!!
So being Father's Day got me thinking about my Dad. And how lucky I am to have such a great Dad. He is the best, I can't even put into words how much I love him.
Then I started thinking about the other Dad's in my life and how important they have been to me and our family. Brad's Grandpa Stark is one of those Dad's. He was such a great example to all of us.

Bruce is such a great Dad, too. He is also a great grandpa for Madison. She is always so excited to go see "grandpa" and play with him. Seeing how he is with Madison and his own children really shows me where Brad learned to be such a great father.
Then I thought about my Papa (Grandpa Schmidltein) and what a great man he was. He was the best example of service I have ever had. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. I feel so blessed to have had such a grandpa!!!!
So Happy Father's Day to all the great Father's out there!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Day at the Park

Today I decided it would be good to go to the park as a family. Which rarely happens since Brad is working ALL the time.So we made a lunch and off we went.
Here is our little poser!!
Before we went to the park we stopped by the dollar store to see if they had something for Bry, and Madison saw the bat and ball and had to get them.
I told her she had to ask her Dad knowing he would love that.She definitely is her father's daughter!!!
She's now gotten so you pull out the camera and she automatically starts saying "cheese" no matter what she's doing!! Even if she runs into something in the process!!
So Madison got a lot of much needed Daddy daughter time and I got to enjoy watching!! Man I really love my family!!! And am so grateful that Brad is such a great Dad!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Big Girl!!!

Well the time has come to move Madison into her "big girl" bed!!! And can I say, sadly, that it was actually really hard for me!! I just about started crying!! It's got to be the pregnancy!! I swear!!
She just looks so tiny in the huge twin bed. But she loves it and we thought we should move her out of the toddler bed before Emma comes. Oh for those who don' t know we've decided on Emma Mae for this one. Brad actually picked it out with the exception of Mae. I switched it form Marie to Mae so its after his Grandma Lewis (although spelt different.) Brad Plans on calling her his little Emma M. (M&M)

Monday, June 2, 2008


Madison (Afraid of Nothing) getting ready to swing!!
And off she goes!!

Jumping on the trampoline with "her boys"
Brya and Jenna
Uncle Don, Aunt Cherie, Dad, Chuck, Brya, and Jenna
Madison and the boys taking advantage of the unsupervised chips!!

On Saturday night Annie through a BBQ for Matt to congratulate him for getting his PHD. It was a lot of fun and great to see everyone. Here are some of the pictures, (there are none of Matt and his family because they asked not to have pictures of them on Blogs.)