From the Schmidt's
Today was a busy day. Lexi went to a Christmas carnival with our Bishop's family. She spends a lot of time with their two younger girls. They have been really good friends to our daughter and she enjoys spending time with them. Then later she went over to another friends house to work on a Science project. They compared homemade toothpaste to store bought. Lexi had the job of using the homemade kind for a week straight. I tried it too.....just once. It was not very tasty AT ALL!!! I'm sure Lexi was glad when that was over. ~laugh~laugh~laugh~
Curtis and Kyle ran over to my MIL's home to take care of her dogs. She is still away from home. Then they spent the rest of the afternoon trying to get the train to work. They ran some errands to get some electrical wire so they could re-wire the track to the power supply. Then we worked to get the felt cut around all the pieces of the track. Tonight Kyle has a date over and we are watching Home Alone. Fitting since it's Christmas time, right?
Danielle was over earlier today. She came over just to see the Christmas village get set up. Unfortunately we were not as far along as we wanted to be when she came over. So, we made homemade pizza. It was pretty yummy!
Kevin perked up a little today with the train in the house. It's fun to watch the train go around the track while the Christmas music plays. It looks like we are starting to get into the Christmas spirit around here. We even made plans to have my family over for Christmas Eve. Last year we cancelled it because Kevin and my Mom both had back issues. That was a rough Christmas for all of us. No one wanted to cancel but we had to.
This week will be a busy one. Curtis has several dental appointments and a physical too. He should be ready to finally turn in his mission papers by the end of the week! We are thrilled!!! That is a huge blessing! For the longest time Kevin and I thought our situation would hold our son back from doing what he really wants to do...serve a mission. We never dreamed things would turn out the way they have. There have been blessings all along the way. It has been amazing! I know Curtis needs to serve a mission and I know he will be an awesome missionary. Sure, I am a little bias, but seriously....this time it's a little different than it was for Kyle. I guess all future missionaries and their situations are all very different. All I can say is I am very grateful and extremely excited!