Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's been a while...

As of Saturday we are officially in our new house. It's been hectic but it's nice to be "home". We have decided to forego the internet at this time only because our computer is nonfunctioning and we don't have the time, energy, money to get a new one. Until then I will be surfing the net occasionally from Ma and Pa's house when we make it over there. This also means fewer posts. I know it will be hard not knowing what's happening in this crazy life of our but if you are truly that interested you can call us:)

In other news Cody is still struggliing with back issues and has scheduled surgery which will be happening in the next week or two. We didn't want to resort to surgery but it seems we have no choice.

So, I will try to update occasioanlly and I will keep of with all of you as well!

The Schmidt's

P.S. If you would like our new address just e-mail me or leave a comment. I've recently been made aware of some unwanted visitors on our blog (none of you, just creepy people looking for certain baby pics if you know what I mean) so I won't be posting our address here and I removed it from a previous post.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pictues, Pictures and More Pictures

Fin getting her Easter basket from Nana Schmidt. (In reverse order of course:)

As you can see she was quite excited about the Easter Basket.

Finley and her 1st cousin once removed, Sylvia, at Easter with the Kautzmans.

Her Easter basket from Nana and Papa Wald.

Easter with the Bosch side. Finley and Landon were the entertainment.

Pictures of the farm in Linton post flood. The creek is usually on the other side of the trucks in the picture.

I'm standing in the same spot in this pic as the last one just facing the opposite direction. You can see the farm in the background. The water got into the garage but not the house. Notice the large dead fish at the bottom of the pic.

Bottle feeding a baby calf...

and visiting the baby chicks.

And Easter ant Nana and Papa Schmidt's house. Fin and Maddy had an Easter egg hunt indoors this year due to weather. As you can tell Fin was immediately post bath:)

Fillin' up her bucket!

It was a very busy Easter full of family. We are moving into our house in 3 weeks and anyone is welcome to help:)
Cody has also been having back troubles lately. He had an MRI so hopefully we'll get some more info on how to get him back to normal. That's the short of it!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Together Again

We are back together again as a family. Cody joined us on Friday and he will be starting his new job at Investment Centers of America next Monday. It's good to have him with us again.
We have also found a home to call ours here in ND. Nothing is ever for sure until the papers are signed but if all goes according to plan we close on May 6th.

Future Schmidt Home

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The house sold in 2 days for well above our asking price thanks to a bidding war. The inspection is done and we close the end of April. We are so excited and relieved to have one more thing checked off the list.

As far as the flood, the ice jam S of Bis has been broken up with dynamite and we are all hopeful that this will help our situation. My parents house remains dry but we are still needing be ready to evacuate if necessary. Thanks for all of your prayers.


I'm not going to lie, it's not good around here. I am at home right now waiting. We have moved everything from the basement upstairs and are waiting to hear if we need to evacuate. There is an ice jam north of town and if that breaks my parents house will be flooded along with a very large portion of the city. Within the hour there is supposed to be some explosives detinated in the ice jam to the S of us which will help to drain some of the water away from the city but there is still a lot of snow on the ground that needs somewhere to go when it melts.

I have never seen anything like this! People are sandbagging, fillling sandbags, moving their stuff, etc. It's crazy. Right now there is a 3 block line of cars at the civic center waiting for sandbags. Please pray for us. It's very scary and we just don't know when it will end.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Most of you have probably heard that ND is having a bit of a water problem:) So far we are good at my parent's house but not everyone is as lucky. A few of my co-workers including the MD I work for, have been evacuated from there houses and Linton (small town 1 hr south of here where my Mom is from and some relatives still live) is almost completely under water. My aunt and uncle are stranded on their farm and today the National guard was there sandbagging.

Today we got a lot of snow that will make things worse for everyone so please keep us North Dakotans in your prayers. Supposedly the state has some specialists coming to use dynamite and "extreme amounts" of salt to break up the ice jams so hopefully that helps. For now we just wait...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

On the Market

Riding my old bike.

How cute are these boots!! They are called "chore boots." She loves to splash in the puddles and these keep her socks dry!

Watching Papa shovel.

Our house is officially on the market. We had our first open house today and 2 showings. Hopefully it will sell quickly. Cody has been working really hard on getting the house into shape and I'm so proud of him. I've only seen a few picture texts but from what I've seen it looks great. The professional pics will be going on line tomorrow or Tuesday. Check it out and let us know what you think. It's always good to have some outside input. It's on edinarealty.com and the MLS# is 3661328.

Week 2 went well at work and daycare. Nothing to eventful just trying to settle into our new life!