Welcome to the Scharrer family's real life story! Most of our story is written for, and about, our four kids and the spice they add to our lives. It's our story of happiness, craziness, and sometimes ridiculousness. We've journaled through childbirth, the terrible two's, private school (and our public school experience), an autism diagnosis, medical school, residency, and long-term mission work in Africa.

Now we're following a new adventure, which involves a 45 foot motorcoach, homeschool, and as many ski slopes as we can go down in one year.

For posts from while we were living in Zimbabwe and updates about our future plans in Zimbabwe, please see our mission blog...

www.ourzimbabwejourney.blogspot.com.

24 June 2013

June in Pictures

Trouble!!!

Sunday lunch with my man

Mowing down the backyard after being gone for 5 weeks!

Enjoying a nice relaxing dinner!

Our rhubarb was up when we got back from AZ!

Got our garden planted...beans, peas, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelon

We got 97 worms out of our garden (and left just as many - if not more - behind!).

Helping mom grocery shop.

28 hour shifts are killers.

Gift for Maida's teacher, Mrs. Brown.

Maida got to go to the last day of Kindergarten, even though she was disenrolled.  She will miss Mrs. Brown.

Watching his siblings play soccer (and drinking all their water while they were on the field!).

Skogen with great footwork!

Story time with Maida (ha, Skogen is using binoculars!).

My curly beauty.

Tan lines in the fat rolls.  :)

Thankful for my four sweet blessings.

Swimming lessons

Klaasen and Skogen racing out of the pool

Daddy's softball game - thankful that his shoulder is working and that he can play on a softball team this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We made some new hooded towels for swimming lessons.

Baby still sucks on his tongue when he sleeps!

Just another day at swimming lessons!  Thankful for a heated pool with all the cloudy/rainy weather!

CPR class at swimming lessons

We caught two caterpillars that we have been feeding and keeping.  We are waiting for them to make cocoons!

Tea party in the playroom

Torsten's first time playing in the playroom

Drinking out of the dog's water

First fire of the summer

First fire and first graham cracker - he loved both!

YUM!  S'mores!

Swimming lesson trains

While I was cleaning out the rental house, T fell into the tub!  I couldn't find him for the longest time and walked into the bathroom to him balancing like this!

Diapers for all while we were out of town and the boys decided to play in the hose and I didn't have a change of clothes!  Good thing T is a big baby!

Second fire of the year with good friends.

Visiting Daddy at the hospital for Father's Day

Father's Day lunch in the hospital cafeteria

My curly boy

Another visit to Daddy at work, this time to get fixed up after getting his fingernail ripped off in a shopping cart.

Little stinker putting his feet in the dog's water.

Last day of swimming report cards.

Maida moved to level 2!


Church ice cream social




Skogen has been praying and praying for a skateboard.  One Saturday, we ventured over to a garage sale in our neighborhood and there was a skateboard for sale for $1!  Skogen bought it with his money out of his piggy bank that he has been saving up.

Tennis camp

14 June 2013

Arizona Pictures


Since returning from Arizona, we've jumped right into summer!  Even though the weather hasn't been super cooperative, we've made the most of what sun we've had.  Our garden is in, the front yard flower boxes are planted, the lawn has been mowed and we've started our summer activities.  The kids have swimming lessons every morning, soccer two nights a week, and they are getting ready to start tennis next week, too!   Before too much time passes, here are all of our pictures from Arizona.  I don't have time to blog about everything, so the pictures will have to tell their own stories....


We write to taste life twice, once in the moment and in retrospection.”
~Anais Nin