BC: ......looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2012!
1: Jason, Susan, Madison & MacKenzie, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to not harm you, but to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 Love, GOD
2: Only MacKenzie...
3: ...could start out the new year with a black eye by twirling...
4: P.S. I love you!!! | of the
5: Valentine's Day 2011
6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers Visiting Uncle Harry on his 72nd birthday on March 8. He was such a character. He will be missed greatly. Rest in peace, dear Uncle Harry.
8: 8 years ago today, you changed our lives forever! Happy Birthday, dear Madison! | 03.18.11 | Elizabeth | Mercedes | Jessica
9: Madison invited 7 friends to go rollerskating @ Valley Roller Skate. Towards the end of the party, she started getting the hang of it!
10: Madison's | class | party!
11: Make A Wish! | Madison ordered Raspberry Shortcake, Banana Pudding, Snicker Salad, Bacon, Cinnamon Cream Cheese tarts, sausage and ham for her family birthday breakfast.
13: I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. | We visited Grandma Jimmie over Spring Break. She was an earth angel! You will be missed, Grandma!
15: 2011 | We colored eggs and went to Valley Assembly's Easter Egg Hunt. The girls filled their baskets to overflowing!!
16: Mrs. Humphrey's Class 2010-2011 | Kailyn | Aidyn
18: Rode Trip! We drove to Twin Falls, ID June 23-27, 2011 | Uncle Gene & Dee
19: Aunt Eleanor & Molly
20: love, Love, LOVE summer in Spokane, WA!!
22: Seattle, July 2-5, 2011 Our Itinerary: Saturday: drive to Seattle, and shop, then meet up with Daniel & Jennifer for dinner. Sunday: go to church, help Grandma Jan around the house, then go to Pike's Place, downtown Seattle. Monday: hang low, then head over to Jennifer's parents house for fireworks. Tuesday: meet up with Bruce & Becky, mom and daddy for breakfast, then head home.
23: ...reality... Saturday: Drove to Seattle, went shopping at North Bend met up with Daniel and Jennifer for dinner. Sunday: a filling fell out of my mouth, found an emergency dental clinic, $328 and 4 hours later, had a temporary filling put in, BBQ @ Daniel & Jennifer's house, Rachelle, Taylor & Grandma Jan came too. Monday: went to Grandma Jan's to help out around the house, and finally watched fireworks @ 7 p.m. @ Daniel's in-laws house. Tuesday: met Bruce & Becky & mom & daddy for breakfast...then drove home.
24: little miss America
26: ...notice Kenzie's flip flops are on the wrong feet...and she LIKES it that way...
27: We took these pictures at Daniel's in-law's home. We also watched fireworks there too! Madison lit her first fireworks this year!
29: 7.24.11 Cherry Picking @ Green Bluff. Daddy, mommy and Madison picked cherries, while MacKenzie sat in the wagon and picked out all the cherry stems. Don't worry daddy, we "sampled" MANY cherries. You'd be proud!
30: Schulz Family Reunion August 12 - 17, 2011 | Mt. Rainier
31: Â“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.Â” ~ Helen Keller | Paradise
32: love our family... | ...a Diesel sandwich...
33: There's nothing closer to heaven...than spending time with family | Kenzie caught the early gummy worm... | Camping Entertainment... | !
35: Make a wish, MacKenzie! | Happy 4th Birthday! | 08.14.11
36: MacKenzie's birthday was at Savage (Sandwich) Land... | Katelyn | Kathlena | Eli | Hayley
37: I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.
39: Our summer home... (also our winter home...) 4108 S. Bates Rd. Spokane, WA 99206
42: God blessed us all the day you were born. Happy 41st Birthday, dear Jason! | 08.26.11
44: Madison is 8 1/2 years old, just entered the 3rd grade. Mrs. Hurst is your teacher. You love reading books, especially the American Girl series. You're best friends so far are Carlee Joppa and Katelyn Anderson (from church.) Your favorite game to play is Scrabble. You have a huge heart for people. We are so blessed to have you in our family. You make us proud!
45: Madison made these signs and put them up all over our neighborhood for 9-11. | 9.11.11
46: MacKenzie, you are now 4 years old and very curious about everything! You always have something funny to say. You love elephants and Hello Kitty. Your favorite color is what ever color you are wearing. You keep asking Mrs. Humphrey if she will be your teacher. Kathlena is your best friend. You love Macaroni & Cheese with ketchup and mustard. You are collecting rocks from every place you visit. We are so thankful you are a part of our family! We are so proud of you!
48: Oh DEER!
49: Oh DEER!!! | You are sooo busted! We caught you eating our flowers!! | 9.13.11
50: Teaching craft classes with Dottie Andersen and Robbie Allen always makes my skip a beat!!
53: Valley Fest 9.23.11 We marched behind Chester Elementary in the Valley Fest Parade. Madison performed a flag routine to the song RESPECT.
55: As the sun rises on a new day, it also rises on a new season. Our lives have been forever changed when we received a phone call from Hilmar Covenant Church in September 2011.
56: We flew to Hilmar, CA to interview for a Youth Pastor/Worship Leader position at Hilmar Covenant Church. We somehow knew THIS is what God has for our future. He will work out all the details...there are a lot to come. | Mt. Shasta
59: Rachelle, Taylor and Jessica came to visit us over Labor Day weekend...noting but fun, laughter and a lot of Chocolate!
61: The best part about my birthday is sharing it with my sister!
62: Cutest Pumpkin In The Patch | "I got a sucker!" "I got a piece of candy!" "I got a rock." ~Charlie Brown~
63: The Great Pumpkin Adventure
64: With just over 4 years in our home at 4108 S. Bates, and now the move to California begins... Nov. 2011
67: Thanksgiving with family...it doesn't get any better than this!
68: Saying Good bye... | Miss Dee the lunch lady | Mrs. Hurst, 3rd Grade Teacher | Aimee & Carlee
69: isn't easy... | Mrs. Helma, Kindergarten Teacher | Aimee & Carlee
70: Dear Santa, Madi: I'd like a skate board, IPOD or an IPAD. Kenzie: I'd like a Hello Kitty Movie, Hello Kitty dress, Hello Kitty from Build A Bear, or anything with Hello Kitty. | Last pictures in our Spokane home...
71: Waiting for grandma to hide the pickle... Kenzie singing, "Tiny Little Christmas Baby" in the church play... Madi & Katie in the play, "Dude, You Hear What I Hear?" Madi was a security guard and Katie was a mannequin.
72: Our Family Christmas Traditions... | A Season full of Love and Laughter!
73: Christmas Is A Time To Believe In Things You Can’t See!
74: We left for California, December 27, spent the night in Kalamath Falls, OR, and arrived in Hilmar, CA on December 28, 2011. | California!! | Our temporary home at Sun West Dairy Farm. ~22270 Bloss Ave.~
75: Our new neighbors... | Typical sunsets in our back yard...
76: Horsing around... | Meet DUDE, the horse.!
77: We were invited to ride Dude at Keith & Chris Waterson's place. They were naturals. The girls now want to add a horse to their 2012 Christmas list... | 12.29.11
78: s we start our new adventure in California, we are reminded of God's incredible Grace. He has been our Provider through out Jason's unemployment. When Jason first lost his job at New Life in September 2009, God promised us He would "Give us this day our daily bread." God reminded us, we have food in our cupboard, clothes in the closet and a roof over our head. We were NOT to worry about tomorrow, because He has provided for us today. He never ceases to amaze us with all the miracles He has provided over the last 2 1/2 years. Just when we needed it, money came in, food came to our door and God even sold Jason's truck in 1 day for 3 times the amount we were asking. We have just recently listed our home in Spokane and know God's hand will be in the sale of our home and will also help us find a new home here in Hilmar, CA. | A
79: To sum up 2011, God has walked with us through difficult times, taught us to look to HIM for our answers, and most of all, trust Him, because He loves and cares about us. We are so excited to see what God has in store for us, our students and Hilmar Covenant Church!