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    Archive for January 2007

    Cousins Weekend

    Monday, January 29, 2007

    Cutie Cousins

    We have had the pleasure of hosting AJ at our house for the past 4 days. Benjamin has been having so much fun hanging out with his cousin, that I am sure he doesn't want AJ to go back home!! We did so many fun things and had a great time. I took some pictures of the two guys and they're on our flickr page...check them out!

    Mike also ran the St. Paul Winter Carnival Half Marathon this weekend. He finished with an outstanding time!! Congrats to Mike...onto Boston!


    Monday, January 22, 2007

    This is fun!
    Originally uploaded by Familie Schmitt.
    Benjamin and I went out into the cold today to have some fun in the snow we received this weekend. We enjoyed walking up and down the sidewalk looking at the snow. Benjamin even tried to walk through the snow, but got stuck and needed some help from Mom. This wasn't his first experience in the snow, but it is the first one we documented. I'll have a video of the experience online soon!


    Friday, January 19, 2007

    Those of you who knew me when I was growing up might remember that I had a certain affinity for ranch dressing. It must be genetic:

    Happy 30th to Mike

    Monday, January 15, 2007

    Lots and lots of candles
    Originally uploaded by Familie Schmitt.
    For those of you who don't know, I threw Mike a 30th birthday party on Saturday. He knew he was getting a party, but didn't know any of the details! The party had an England theme because his present from Benjamin and I is a trip to England in February. Everyone was asked to dress up as an England character or personality and our guests really met the challenge! We had Mary Poppins and Bert the chimney sweeper, Dr. Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Supernanny, Elton John, Bridget Jones, the Beatles, lots of soccer players and fans and many many more creative costumes. I was very impressed! I made Shepherd's Pie, which I am told was very tasty and served many other English-treats! The party was a big success, as you can see by the photos online at our Flickr page. Now we just have to figure out all of the details of our trip to London!!!!

    Here is a video of Mike blowing out his many many many candles!

    New Videos!

    Friday, January 05, 2007

    Here is Benjamin enjoying his new kazoo, which he got from his Great Uncle Steve and Great Aunt Elaine for Christmas!

    This one is of Benjamin and AJ having a good time together!

    Christmas, Part Two

    Wednesday, January 03, 2007

    The three of us trekked up to the Twin Cities on the 29th in anticipation of our second Christmas celebration. We had dinner with the Kopeskys on Friday night and did our Christmas thing on Saturday. Bert and Cindy created an Amazing Race game for all of us kids to play throughout Cottage Grove, which was tons of fun! I really didn't want to have to rub it in any further....but I have to mention the fact that Mike and I did come in first place! :-)

    We opened gifts for what seemed like hours and hours after the race, but had a great time doing it! All of us received wonderful gifts! Benjamin really enjoyed spending time with his cousin again. He gets so excited and crazy when he sees AJ! They both love to run around laughing and screaming excitedly, it is hillarious.

    All of the Schmitt kids and grandkids made their way through sleet, snow and rain to Rochester on Sunday for a New Years Eve celebration. Mike and I threw together an awesome meal of Indian food and we all relaxed and rang in the new year together. Happy 2007!!

    By the way, I forgot to mention our visit with our very good friends, Kristen, Jamie and Gavin in my last blog entry. They finally were able to meet Benjamin and I finally got to hold little Gavin, who is just a cutie! It was wonderful to see them again! It had been two years since we last saw them, so we are hoping that it won't be another two years before we see them again!