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...


23 January 2016

Maida and Skogen's first ski race!!!

Maida and Skogen were both excited and nervous for their very first race.  We had no idea what to expect.  It all went pretty smoothly with the help of Bumpa and Grandma  who stayed in the lodge with the littles and also helped serve as a "home base" for Maida and Skogen between runs.

Although a little unsure of what was going on, Maida did amazing! I loved watching my her navigate the race course. After her last run of the day, her eyes found me in the crowd at the finish line and with tears running down my cheeks, I mouthed, "Wow!!!" Her speed was a surprise to me!

Skogen was living his dream out there on the racecourse!  I could tell he was a little nervous because he cried when his mitten wouldn't zip all the way between runs, but he lives for skiing and you could tell by his smile that he was loving it!  All four times he passed the finish line, he would stop and yell into the crowd, "MOM, DID YOU SEE HOW FAST I WENT?!?!!!" I will always treasure that precious memory of my sweet  and speedy boy.

It wasn't until the awards ceremony that we found out Skogen got 4th place!  We had NO idea he would get on the podium and had never actually even talked about awards or ribbons with our kids because winning isn't our number one goal.  Maida got 11th place, one place shy of making the podium, but she was so happy that she did so well.  She actually had better times than Skogen did, but she was competing in the older age group.

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