Friday, August 22, 2008


Mrs. Nicole Schuster

Yesterday, at 7:00 p.m., Helmut and I, joined only by our immediate families, said "I do".

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Do you ever...

get into a funk? Feel like the whole world has swallowed you whole, chewed you up and spit you back out? That's how I feel today. It's 12:16 am and I can't sleep. I keep thinking about things, too many things.

I just really wish I could sleep.

Monday, August 18, 2008


I was reading a friends blog this morning, and I saw wonderful family pictures of them on vacation out west, and it made me long for last summer! This summer, Helmut's back has been so sore, that we haven't been able to do any of the things we'd planned to do with the kids. No camping, or road trips, or really anything out of the city. While we have gone many places that we've enjoyed, Helmut really hasn't been able to join us; it's been mostly me taking the kids.
It makes me sad because this is the only year I'll be off on mat leave, and all the kids will still be at home.
However, we are counting down the days until his surgery, and then a month later, he and I are off to the Kansas Motor Speedway for a Nascar race!

11 days to go...

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I suck at this whole blogging thing! At least I suck at doing it consistently. It has been a VERY busy month and a bit for us! We've been out and about doing so many fun things with the kids.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures...

And those are just a few!
I was given a new Sony Alpha 200 camera for my birthday this month, and I have been taking every picture I possibly can! I love it! Helmut certainly knows how to buy me gifts =)
I also got a wonderful patio set from the kids. I had an awesome birthday.
I started working on my Christmas gifts today. I want to make things for everyone in my family as part of their gift, and I know it will take me forever, so I decided to start today. It's hard to think "Christmas" though, when it's hardly back to school!
Well, I'm really tired...we've been trying to get ahead of the game around here, as Helmut's surgery is now in less than two weeks, so I'm off to wind down, and hopefully get to bed at a half decent time!!
Hope to be back here in LESS than a month!