Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010 Scherr Family

Christmas 2010 Scherr Family

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Needed Reprieve

Isn't he precious?!? He melts my heart.

This weekend was a much needed reprieve from a busy, hectic week!
Preston left town Friday after work so that made me a single mom for a busy but fun Saturday. Kids sports are in full swing and we started the day with Will's soccer game. He absolutely loves playing and is so fun to watch. He has such joy in his face the whole time he's playing, such a nice change to the competitive sports the older kids play now. Then it was off to Jake's football game and it was tough to watch by myself. I was a nervous wreck the whole time. I did not like being there without P, it seemed like all the pressure was on me for some strange reason. They ended up winning and everything was fine. Praise the Lord!
I've spent the evening organizing all of my Thirty-One stuff so I can get a few parties started. I'm really excited about all of this--which is way out of my box.
I can't wait for tomorrow. Sunday's are my favorite day of the week!
Below are a few pics from this weekend and last of the kids playing football, volleyball, and soccer.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


The last several months have been a whirlwind. I got on the computer tonight for the first time in a long time, (who needs computers when I can do almost anything from my phone!), and clicked on over here to my little family blog. I'm sad when I think back because I've lost almost a year of memories being recorded. It's made me realize why I blog, I do it for me so I can have this virtual scrapbook-it's a bonus that our family gets to visit too. I seldom take pictures because I don't do anything with them, unless I post them. So now that I've lost 8 months documenting my precious babies' lives, I am committed more than ever to start back again, because I don't ever want a day to come where I can't remember what they were like as little kids. Before I know it, they will be grown and moved away.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I NEED Spring!

I can't take it anymore! I don't like winter, that is for sure. I need warmth, and sunshine, and playing outside!

And I'm coming to realize March is right around the corner. Thank goodness. It's been a long winter. Am I the only one who is feeling this way?

Moving on...
We have been having so much fun lately. Lauren's basketball is in full swing (actually close to being over) and the boy's have actually not been up to too terribly much. It's been nice not having a ton of places to run the kids to.

It's been so long, I need to let go of the way past and just zone in on the recent past. This weekend we had so much fun. Friday, Preston and I enjoyed a night double dating with our friends Matt and Erin. We went to eat dinner at the Wharf and then to watch Valentine's Day. We had a little bit of a wait at dinner so we walked into the movie when the previews started and we had to sit on the front row. The positive was we had plenty of leg room. ha! I made everyone rush through dinner so we wouldn't be late to the movie and if I hear Preston tell one more person that he ordered an awesome steak, he just wishes he had a chance to actually taste it, I might lose it! He is such a turkey! Then on Sunday the church kept the kids so parents could go out on a date night and we had so much fun going to dinner just the two of us. We don't often get the chance to go out so when we go out twice in one weekend, we really didn't know what to do with ourselves!

Monday was a bad weather day so I didn't have to work and so Will and I spent the day together. We went to get our car washed and oil changed and it took over an hour and a half. He behaved so well. There were a couple of times when he wanted to get down and play in the toy room, which I don't allow because they are so germy. Anyway, the few times he started to misbehave I would ask him if I needed to take him to the bathroom for a spanking. I said it to him another time when I guess he saw someone was in the bathroom and he said I couldn't take him in there. So I told him I would take him outside to do it. That's when he told me I couldn't. He told me if I took him outside to spank him, then people would see, then I would get in trouble! Where in the world does he come up with this stuff?? He's a turkey too.

And now I think we're caught up. Well maybe not caught up but now I'm up to date. I have great hopes that I might start taking pictures of my kids again and can get some up here too. With that, it's time for me to bathe some children.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Year Gone!

I can't believe we are sitting here on the last day of 2009. I can remember my parents always saying just wait you'll see how time flies by. I couldn't imagine that ever being the case. Here I am now 30 years old, and each day goes my so fast I could probably get whiplash.

2009 had some pretty major life changing happenings. Preston got his master license and now owns his own business. It was such a difficult thing for him and I was so proud of him when he did it. It has changed every aspect of our life and I am so thankful for it.

The other very important change was our church. P and I had always gone to my childhood church and we definitely felt God calling us elsewhere. It was really an amazing thing. I am very much a shy, introvert and the thought of going somewhere completely foreign seems ludicrous. But it was such a strong urge that we just had to do it. It is the best decision of my life. We started visiting a church over the summer and fell in love with everything. We also joined a small group and jumped in feet first. I am so thankful I listened to what God was telling me. We became members a couple of months ago and it was the best change ever!

The hope of a new year is always refreshing. The thought of leaving 2009 in the past and getting a fresh, new start is exciting.

"This is what the Lord says-he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,
Forget the the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

I have been thinking about what I want for this new year. OF COURSE, I have the same obvious resolution I have every year. I want to eat better and work out more. I want to make better choices when cooking and grocery shopping. P and I have already talked about it and we are starting tomorrow! I am giving myself this one last day to finish of the yummy chocolate sheet cake I made. ha!
I want to be a better wife. I need to be so much more deliberate in giving P undivided attention. I get so bogged down in the craziness of our daily life that I tend to neglect him since he's old enough to take care of himself.
I wake up every morning with the desire to be the best mommy in the whole world and I know I fail miserably everyday! It will always be my goal to be a better mommy. I want to show each one of my kids just how unbelievably special each one of them are and what a magnificent gift they are to both of us.
But other than the obvious, I want to focus this year at being better on the inside. I want this year to be a year of growth. I want to grow in my relationship with God and spend very deliberate time in His word and getting to know Him better. I know he desires a close relationship with me and I have allowed myself to stay too busy for this. With that I want to share His love. We spent a little time before the holidays helping a family with our CLG group. This family is in desperate need and it felt so good to help out a little. But I don't only want to help during the holidays. I want my kids to experience daily what it's like to show God's love. I want share the many blessings we've been given.
So with that said, I'm saying good-bye to 2009 and hello 2010!

What are your resolutions for the new year?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I am the definition of lazy right now.

We had the most wonderful Christmas with family and friends and it has all come to an end. It was a little sad. And now I have done absolutely nothing for 2 days.

Decorations are coming down today and house needs to be cleaned. I must go to the grocery store because I think I'm having slight withdrawals from my regular morning Diet Dr.Pepper that's been missing for two days.

The kids have really enjoyed their time off and all of their loot from Christmas. I'll try to get pictures up soon from Christmas day.

And now I'm off to actually get out of this bed and possibly out of my pajamas since that didn't happen yesterday :).

Monday, November 30, 2009


I almost forgot to post a few pics from Thanksgiving. The kids really enjoyed the rope swing near the lake at Aunt Kaye's and Uncle Darrell's house. This is the kids before we left. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now it's time to prepare out hearts for the birth of our Savior.

Sneak Peak

I had a little photo session with the kids to try to get something for Christmas cards. I am such a wanna-be photographer, with no talent! These won't be gracing the front of our cards this year, but it's a sneak peak of what's to come. The first one is so cute of Will. He put his hands in his pocket like his brother.


I love, love, love baby eyelashes! So sweet.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Too Much Fun!

We woke up Saturday morning and surprised the kids with a little day trip to San Antonio and took them to Fiesta Texas. We took this motor home to drive down there and it was so much fun! This is the way to travel. We went with some friends of ours and there were 11 of us in there and we fit perfect.

Here is Will at the table watching a movie.
Lauren and Kaitlyn on the top bed checking it all out.
Jacob in the back bedroom getting settled in to watch another movie.
He is way too cool to look directly at the camera!
Lauren posing!
Will in his regular picture pose. ( I realized this is how most of his pictures are!)
Most of the clan.
Will on his first ride.
A rare picture of Preston.
Lauren, Will, and Kaitlyn. They're teaching Will to raise his arms on the rides. :)
And here is Will on a roller coaster. (Note to self: You get very sick if you're riding a roller coaster and looking through a camera lens, no matter how babyish the ride!)
He said it was the "rules" to put your hands in the air.
I love this picture. Pure joy.
We're on the big swing here. (Another bad idea to go round and round looking through the camera!) I can remember going on this as a little girl and I think I screamed so bad I made them stop the ride and get me off. ha!
This ride was awful! My legs were shaking so bad I could barely get off. I did the only thing a good mom would do and encouraged my son to go on it after me.
Not sure about this look. They were a little tired of the camera by now.
Hilarious!!!! Preston made himself so sick on this ride he got it spinning so fast.
I think he's a perfect fit in that bumper car. What do you think?
And finally after the last ride of the evening.
We had so much fun. We bought season passes and cannot wait to go back. The park was practically empty and we were able to walk up to every ride and have literally no wait. We will never do another park in the summer again. Perfect weather only added to the fantastic day.