Wednesday, December 8, 2010


You are simply the BEST Pappy EVER!!!
We love and miss you VERY MUCH!

A note from Edward:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Harvest Time 2010

I've been a TERRIBLE blogger...and probably will continue to be. I blame it mostly on my computer and its issues.
I am so far behind with pictures and updates, here is a random and recent mix.

Edward's favorite time of the year. Combine season!

Our one year old

Our three and a half year old

Bears Game in Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo

Praise music with my boys

Eva and her friend Kinsley

Newly painted front door

Friday, October 1, 2010


I've never really experienced this kind of loss before. The loss of a little baby, one I never even knew.
Working at an obgyn clinic and seeing the reality of miscarriage could still not prepare me for the complete emptiness I now feel.
Regardless, I do thank my Heavenly Father for protecting and keeping this little life safe in heaven. No pain, sorrow, and hurt which are inevitable from escaping in this day and age.
I know many of you have gone through something similar if not much worse and I now understand how you may have felt.
Thank you Lord for giving such peace and comfort in trials.
I am also so very thankful for what I do have right now. A God who is GREAT! A supportive and wonderful husband, two amazing children, family who go above and beyond everyday, loving and very kind friends...I could go on and on.
Matthew 6:20-21
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
I have a little eight week old treasure waiting for me in heaven right at this moment. Perfect and whole. Resting in my Saviors protecting and loving arms forever.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Catching up

These are Evangeline's 7 month pictures. Yes, I'm very behind. Nevertheless, I couldn't resist showing off my cousin Rebekah's awesome talent and of course our little sunshine.
She is growing up WAY too fast. Now it's time to put up some nine month photos...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday


Monday, March 22, 2010

Three Years Old

Such a BIG boy these days. We love you Edward and praise the Lord for you EVERY SINGLE day!
Quick reminder of the day:
Mickey Mouse pancakes...your choice.
Play time with the neighbors, so much fun, (55 degree day, soooo beautiful!).
You helped with the baking and decorating of your barnyard cake and animal cupcakes.
Hickory Park with Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Miriam, Elisabeth, Emily, Daddy, Eva, and Mommy
Home for cake, ice cream, and presents. Your absolute favorite was an International combine from G&G.
Out like a light...zzzzzzzzzzzz.
Maybe we, (Mom and Dad) had more fun than you. :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010


From youngest to oldest:
Ellie Schuchard - 6 Weeks

Eva Heller - 6 Weeks

Sophie Block - 2 Months ?

Edward Heller - 2 Months

Greta Block - 6 Weeks ?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Let me tell you about my day because it was really wonderful and rewarding. First off, I went to Bible Study Fellowship and we studied John 13. Our Amazing, Majestic, Powerful, Almighty God, Creator of the entire universe became a servant and washed His disciples dirty, stinky feet. He was the ultimate example of what a true servant is, loving and humble. It truly amazes me that He loved and showed no partiality to the man who would betray Him. What a God I serve!
Before I get into the last part of my day, I must apologize because what I did was done with a motive. Nevertheless, I got to practice what I learned. John and I were able to help today at Food at First. We prepared a meal for homeless people in our town. It was also great getting to know people in our community that serve daily as volunteers with no expectation of getting anything in return. Thank you Candy and Barb! This is an awesome program that Disney is putting on. Not only is it a great opportunity to volunteer in your community, but you also get a FREE ticket to Disney attractions for helping. I was truly blessed by this ministry and the people who diligently serve. Hopefully I'll be able to help out on a more regular basis with no expectation.

Friday, February 5, 2010



In my opinion, this happens to be one of the toughest winter months every year. I really get antsy and ready for Spring to arrive. Turning 30 at the end of January, feeling completely OUT OF SHAPE, and many more weeks of winter still to come haven't helped. Nevertheless, I am oh so grateful for many, many things. All this gorgeous snow makes the long, dead winter months picturesque and more interesting. I thank the Lord for wonderful family and friends near and far. My two little ones overwhelm me with unbiased love and adoration, whether I deserve it or not. Attending Bible Study Fellowship and a new study in James has been such an encouragement. Good health so far this winter. These may sound so trivial and minor, but I truly am thankful for each.

I'm also blessed by my wonderful sisters/sis-in-laws...even though this picture excludes most of them. There is nothing quite like a sis.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I just LOVE this little girl

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Eleanor Louise Schuchard

We are celebrating the birth of our newest beautiful little niece born this morning at 6:47 AM. Congratulations Michelle and Scott!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just a reminder for me since I tend to forget so easily

"Eeeveee," (as her brother lovingly calls her) is already three and a half months. Where does the time go?! We are enjoying this precious little girl so much. She has such a wonderful temperament. Eva is very consolable the few times she gets upset. Her big brother absolutely LOVES his sister and tells her so often as he smothers her with kisses and hugs. We sing "You are my sunshine," everyday to her and she lights up upon hearing it. Once again, the Bumbo chair is getting some good use as we like to keep her with us while cooking/baking and eating. She's also began grabbing at her toys and pulling them to her mouth. Don't put her on her belly for very long or she will show a little attitude. Eva loves laughing, talking, cooing, and making gurgling noises. She also loves bath time, the swing, bouncy chair, and her pacifier. And I can't forget to say that you LOVE TV, shame on you. :) Her sleep pattern has been a dream for me as she typically takes three or more naps throughout the day and sleeps from 8:30 pm - 5 or 6 am. (WAYYYY better than her brother used to sleep when he was her age.) No teeth yet, thank goodness! We love you Evangeline Mae. Our prayer is that you continue to grow into a healthy, happy, godly woman.

As a side note: The major hair loss has begun, ugh! (Mine that is)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Isaiah 54:10 "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken..."

Daisy Lou Moffitt was born this morning and is now resting in the arms of our loving Savior.

Please keep the Moffitt and Westrum family in your thoughts and prayers today.