Saturday, January 21, 2017

Team Schultz

It has been a wild and fun ride. Life comes are you fast and you sometimes just have to hold on. But let me tell you, there is no one else I would rather be on the 'ride of my life' with than my family. I love my David and our children and I can not even for one second imagine spending my life with anyone else. We are not perfect but we are perfect for each other. David always says, we make a good team. He calls us, "team schultz". We have taught the kids this phrase and it is our little family motto.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Schultz Christmas Card 2016

It may look like we hired a photographer but oh no. This photo was taken just 3 weeks ago on a FREEZING day with my camera on a tripod. Since our first year of marriage I've MADE myself send out Christmas cards. The real reason is because it makes certain we take a family picture EVERY YEAR. I also put a book together with our cards in it over the years and it's like a little Schultz Family time capsule. I was flipping through the pictures last night and can't believe how fast the years have gone by and now how quickly these kids of ours are growing up. We have some pretty fun cards over the years but this one may be my favorite yet.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Our Christmas in a recap:
1. For years I've wanted to do white linen stockings. I couldn't find what I pictured in my head so I decided to make them myself. Ruffles for the girls and folded down for the boys. So happy how they turned out.

2. Dropped off Summer at a friend's house for a "tacky xmas sweater" party. I only had one request - it had to be handmade, not store bought. I think she delivered. Priceless.

3. We went to the tree lot last night and it literally took us 5 seconds to pick our tree. It's now covered in sparking lights, collected ornaments and my personal favorite, the ornaments they've made over the years in school {the paper angel tree topper was made by Forrest when he was 3 in preschool}

4. A subtle hint for Santa to stop at our home.

5. My sweet Summer's room with her homemade wreath. I provided the supplies and a quick how-do and she created it on her own.

6. One of the kids' favorite Christmas traditions is decorating their rooms and putting on their Christmas flannel sheets. Summer's bed turned out extra cute this year.

7. Forrest cracks up EVERYTIME he reads the part, "he was a chubby and plumb, a right jolly old elf".

8. Christmas Eve {cookies, milk and notes for Santa}

9. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Lunch Date

Once a school year, I pull the kids out of school to have lunch with me. I've been looking forward to this lunch date with my Forrest all year and it did not disappoint! Love this boy.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


We had a happy Thanksgiving. I didn't even turn on my iPhone but it was a very happy day. I got out my big camera and took pictures of our table because the kids took over the reins of the decorations this year. They did a great job! They decided to use our fancy plates and cloth napkins. The garlands were Summer's idea and Forrest placed a rose on each plate. Our dinner was lovely, the weather was unusually warm and when it got dark we took out the tea light candles and it made everything feel magical.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Birthday David!

53 has never looked so good!! Happy birthday to my David. He's the most kind and loving person I know. Good to his core. I'm so happy he's ours!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween Night

 Summer the Greek Goddess

Forrest the Jawa (from Star Wars)

Sandy and Danny from Grease

Monday, October 10, 2016


For family night we decorated our house for Halloween. This is my favorite spot. Every year I only buy one thing each holiday to add to our collection. The pumpkin lanterns were a bargain at the Target $1 bin several years ago. The striped candles are pretty fun, too. "Ava candles" on Amazon.

Monday, August 29, 2016

First Day of School!

Summer ~ 6th
Forrest ~ 4th

Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer of 2016

Work and family have consumed most of my time but life is happy and busy. I taught summer classes twice a week, which meant I had the kids to myself the other three days unless they're in camp. If they aren't in camp we're always at the pool or the beach.

Here is a recap of our summer:
1. These two. They're like an old married couple. Joined at the hip, inseparable. They find each other first thing every morning and stick together like glue until bedtime. They are the best of friends. Today at the pool they played together all day long and I got not one complaint. Except for when it was time to go home.

2. Father's Day. These kids have been blessed with the most loving, fun, adventurous and devoted dad. He puts his family first and I'm grateful that his example is what they will always associate with what a husband and a father should be.

3. We just dropped off Forrest and Summer at Camp Mark 7 in Old Forge, NY where they call home for the next two weeks.

4. Just one more, because I already miss them.

5. Yesterday we got our first mail from the kids. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read their little sweet notes. In their precious handwriting Summer wrote, "I miss you a little bit, but am loving it!" Forrest said, "the food sometimes is super gross. Can you come here" (he lives to eat!) Our days have been busy filled with work and spontaneous dates but our hearts feel incomplete. David and I can't wait to see them next week. 

6. One benefit to being parked (literally) on the I-95 northbound is finding this gem on my phone. Can't wait for a family hug at the camp's parent night.

7. I don't get to Instagram as much as I would like to these days. As the kids get older my spare moments are fewer and fewer. I am on break from teaching for a week and half, so our mornings have been lazy lately. I love it. Earlier this summer we decided to get our floors refinished. It was a lot of work to get everything off the floor, remove all the doors and to coordinate the kids' camps AND to figure out where to sleep. Many things to dear friends for helping our little family, we were able to pull through this project. I have things still upstairs that I want to move down here but waiting for the floors to cure a little more. My goal is to get back to my "real camera" and be better about documenting my kids so that they have pictures to put with their memories as they grow older.

8. Grasping on to every last bit of summer!

9. On August 23rd I turned 39. And guess what, I'm genuinely so happy about it. The older I get, the more clearly I'm able to see what is that truly brings me the most joy - and each year I realize more and more clearly that it's not 'things' at all, it's people and relationships. And relationships take time. All day today I've been overcome with how grateful I am for the amazing people that have been placed in my life. I am one lucky girl. Thank you for filling my life with so much goodness. I love each of you with my whole heart.