Thursday, May 24, 2012


I was recently reminded that I am terrible at blogging.  It's been almost a year - I'm that bad - and my kiddos have grown so much.  Here's Colt's latest photos.  Our lil guy is already 18 months!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beach Love

My amazing friend Ainsley took some amazing pics of our family, and we just love them! Hope you enjoy :)

Schroeder Story 2010

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I hope you dance

Brielle was invited to her very first birthday party, and it was seriously the cutest party ever! All of the girls were given matching tutus and wands and then they participated in a dance class. Bri was probably the youngest girl, but she absolutely LOVED it! It was so adorable, and I just can't wait to be able to get her involved in dance or whatever she wants :)

Sorry the pics are poor quality - they were taken through a window with a major glare from the sun, I just couldn't resist

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

San Diego

Beautiful downtown view at the Padres game


so bri has seen jake give colt blessings, and she thought she should do the same :)

We had a wonderful little get-away to San Diego over the weekend. Jake and I were able to go to the temple together while my cousin's family watched our kids. That temple is absolutely beautiful, and it was so nice to be able to go together and feel the spirit.

Saturday was packed full of fun from the San Diego Zoo, beautiful Coronado, and then the Padres game. The kids loved the zoo, and we really enjoyed the laid back feel of Coronado.

It was the perfect little family weekend, and we love creating memories together!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What a Year!

Brielle a year ago - still no hair

Brielle May '11 - notice a full head of hair!

So we have officially been living in California for a complete year. I am just blown away at how quickly that year flew by because so many changes happened to us in such a short amount of time. So, I'm writing this to reflect back on and count the bounteous blessings that we received this year in California!

- we moved to Palm Desert

- Jake started a great job at Merrill Lynch

- Brielle never crawled again

- we became Disneyland annual passholders

- Jake took way too many financial advisor tests

- we took a lot of beach excursions

- Jake was in the elder's quorum presidency and I was in the primary presidency

- we decided to join a team in the Riverside office

- we moved 3 months later to Corona

- Jake became the elder's quorum pres and I'm the miamaid advisor

- we welcomed little Colt into our family

- Jake got into two pretty major car accidents

- we took our first official family vacation to San Francisco

-we traveled to UT a are troopers in the car

- I flew to UT twice - alone with the kiddos

- family came to visit us A LOT (we saw family 11 out of 12 months!)

- Jake has been hitting his work goals

- we are teaching a "golden" investigator

- and there is much more

I can't believe how much we have grown over this past year as we've gone out away from family (even though we saw them so often :). Our family has grown stronger and closer together because we are always just hanging out with each other. My best friends are my beautiful children. I've realized how amazing my husband is. He manages to balance a very demanding job, calling, and wife. I am so grateful for the Lord and his guidance in our lives. We would seriously be lost without His help. We are so grateful for the adventures we've had here in California, and look forward to another great...but maybe not as crazy...year!