Monday, May 18, 2009

Playing Catch up

This was our Mother's Day gifts to pass out in church for Mother's Day. We made cute little purses decorated with flowers and added a gift tag and of course filled them with chocolate!! Sorry I don't have a pic of one of the final products, but the YW/YM decorated them and they turned out really cute (and even the guys had fun putting together and decorating them!!).Avery's new favorite thing to do is help vaccumn....and how could it be complete without playing dress up in dress, shoes, and crown! Oh, and that is her vaccumn cleaner with stickers on it.
Bryan let me sleep in one morning and when I woke up he said....'you don't want to know what Avery did'....dreaded words, right?! Well, after guessing a few things he told me how he went out of the room and when he came back there was a handful of hair in the trashcan. Yup, she had cut her own hair........Thank Goodness for culy hair!!! She grabbed a handful of hair on her right side (btw, she has a right sided mullet!)(enough hair to fill a sandwich sized ziplock baggie) and cut away! It was hard to keep a straight face b/c as you can see from the pic she was so proud of herself and I think she just wanted bangs! Of course, she had school pictures the following week!!

Well, one right of passage down....I wonder what the next one will be............

Family Time

Sherri snuggling with Daddy
The original crew....Bob, Alice, Rex, Neil, Julie, and Steven

some add ons....Emma, Kelsey, Joeli, Cole, Ty, Ian, TJ and Avery

brothers and sister...Neil, Rex, Steven and me

me and Rex
me and Avery
Rex, Joeli and Cole

Emma, Avery and Ian
Joeli, Avery, Cole, Ian and Emma

Steven, Julie, Ian and Emma

Sorry this is long, but this is my journal and I definitely wanted to document this family time we had yesterday before Steven goes back to Afghanistan. We were missing Tommy, who just joined the Army and is in boot camp, Karen, Jace and baby McRae!! We saw all the pics and can't wait to meet the newest baby in the family!! She is too cute! Bryan was working so we missed him too. For our family, getting this many together at one time is amazing!! The cousins had a blast playing with each other!! Good food and good times...can't beat that!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Ok, so I've been missing in action for quite a while now. I have a ton of excuses ready, but the truth is I'm kinda lazy and this keeps getting pushed down to the bottom of my 'to do' pile! I found a draft that I had saved after my Savannah trip and finally posted that. I've really had a bunch of stuff that I kept saying I was gonna post about, but I realize now that I should have written them down!!
Here's a quick rundown (of what I can remember) of the going on's with the Schock family. At the end of March we went to Hibbing, Minnesota where my husband is from and helped celebrate birthdays. Heidi and Detlef came from Germany and Corey and Christian came from Australia for the parties. Christian turned 5 and grandpa Os turned 70! The parties were fun and we had a great time visiting family. Oh, did I forget to mention that Bryan and Avery had pink eye. I had an ear infection. The 3 of us spent a day in isolation in hopes of no one else getting sick. I think we succeeded there, but sickness aside we really did have a great trip!
I've started a new project......I'm quilting a baby blanket for my new niece. I still can't believe that I am now a great aunt. Baby McRae Elizabeth Mecham joined us on May 4 and she is the cutest baby girl!!! I hope to finish this quilt before she graduates High School....j/k....I'm almost done now. I will post pictures of it soon.
Well, I will think of more things to blog about and post them with pictures. Even though I haven't updated mine in a while, I still love reading all the happenings in all my friends lives!!