Friday, October 30, 2009


Our big day came a week early...

Carson William Schnell
Date - October 23, 2009
Time - 4:27 PM
Weight - 6 pounds, 15 ounces
Length - 19 inches

One week ago we welcomed our little boy to the world. It was a wonderful journey, and we are just so thrilled to have him at home, and doing perfectly well. Jeff and I now know what this new love is all about!!

Here are Jeff and I, about to go into the surgery room for the C-Section.

Here is our little baby, just after birth (and clean up in the nursery)

Daddy brings Baby into recovering Mommy!

Some of our many visitors included Grandmama and Grandad (Suzi's parents), and our nephews Dylan and Devan. Of course Auntie Michele came too, but we didn't have a photo with everyone in it.
Our other visitors have been - Gerry and Lynda Robbins, Uncle Michael and Auntie Erica, Aunt Maya, Kara, and Kourtney and Ben. More to come this weekend... lots of love for Baby Carson!! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mandy and Jerry's 50th Anniversary Party

This post is VERY delayed...

Mandy and Jerry Schnell celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 4. Over Labor Day weekend, Jeff, Beth and Tracey threw them a party to celebrate the big occasion in Cincinnati. Unfortunately I couldn't be there, but the rest of the family was there to celebrate this wonderful milestone!

Enjoy a few pictures...

On the night that everyone arrived. Aunt Nancy and Kitty had already left at this point, but it was nice that everyone could be there to celebrate Mandy and Jerry's big day! The Hendrixsons flew in from Florida as a surprise... and Mandy was floored to see her brother and sister-in-law!

This picture is all of the "cousins" - Beth, Jeff, Brian, Tracey and Shari. Small family, but I think they are just right! :)

Here are the "bride and groom" getting ready to help themselves to the yummy buffet dinner at their party!

Mandy and Jerry with some friends who were also a part of their wedding 50 years ago.

Of course, there had to be a putting contest... which was won by TEAM SCHNELL (Jeff and Jerry)!
Big congratulations go out to Mom and Dad Schnell... for many more years of love and family fun!