Sunday, September 25, 2011

9-26-11 Our Scheuer Family Theme Song

Stronger by Mandisa

Hey, heard you were up all night

Thinking about how your world ain't right

And you wonder if things will ever get better

And you're asking why is it always raining on you

When all you want is just a little good news

Instead of standing there stuck out in the weather

Oh, don't hang your head

It's gonna end

God's right there

Even if it's hard to see Him

I promise you that He still cares

When the waves are taking you under

Hold on just a little bit longer

He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger

The pain ain't gonna last forever

And things can only get better

Believe me

This is gonna make you stronger

Gonna make you stronger, stronger, stronger

Believe me, this is gonna make you ...

Try and do the best you can

Hold on and let Him hold your hand

And go on and fall into the arms of Jesus

Oh, lift your head

it's gonna end

God's right there

Even when you just can't feel Him

I promise you that He still cares

'Cause if He started this work in your life

He will be faithful to complete it

If only you believe it

He knows how much it hurts

And I'm sure that He's gonna help you get through this

When the waves are taking you under

Hold on just a little bit longer

He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger

The pain ain't gonna last forever

In time it's gonna get better

Believe me

This is gonna make you stronger

Listen to her sing this amazing song:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It has been a long time, but our computer was not allowing me to use this site. I'm back!

Logan's Senior Year

Study Hall

Latin IV-Mr. Darien

World Literature-Mr. Weyrich

Senior Religion-Mr. Alles

Writing Workshop-Mr. Forke

Symphonic Band-Mr. Schmidt
PE IV-Mrs. White

Intro to Forensic Science-Miss Siebarth

Logan is on the Varsity Soccer Team.

Brett's Freshmen Year

Concert Band-Mr. Schmidt

Algebra-Mr. Heintz

Latin I-Mr. Darien

Boys PE I-Coach Heinkel

Freshmen Religion-Mr. Koebert

Intro to Lab Science-Mr. Ellenberger

World History-Mr. Armitage

English I-Mr. Guilford

Brett is on the Freshmen Football Team. His team got to scrimmage against SWCHA...our friends, the Buchmeyers, are a part of this Homeschool team.

Katherine is enjoying the 6th grade. She is keeping busy with lots of homework, piano and trumpet lessons, and playing soccer and volleyball. Katherine made a new friend, a visitor from Italy. The two girls had lots of fun playing volleyball, badminton, going to the Milwaukee Public Museum, kayaking, roasting marshmallows and making pudgy pies.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jr. Year!

Logan started his Jr. year at Milwaukee Lutheran High School a couple weeks ago.
Here's his first semester schedule:
1. Concert Band (Mr. Schmidt)
2. Latin III (Mr. Darien)
3. Jr. Religion (Pastor Harrmann)
4. Interpretation & Persuasion (Mr. Guilford)
5. Probability & Statistics (Mr. Krause)
6. Sports Literature (Mrs. Bauer)
7. Study Hall
8. Chemistry (Mr. Kohrs)

Logan is playing on JV and Varsity Soccer. He scored his first high school goal last Saturday. He is improving a lot and doing a great job helping the younger players!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Homeward Bound!

It was a relaxing Saturday morning at the Cheshire Lodge. Jim and the kids went down to the pool for a couple hours, while I packed our things.
After breakfast we took a few pictures at the hotel and headed out. There were two more stops before leaving St. Louis...we got to see the dorms that Pastor lived in at the Sem., and then stopped at Schnuck's for bottles of Fitz's Rootbeer.

Not far from crossing the Illinois border, it began..."Mama, I have to go to the bathroom!" We stopped at a rest stop. Then Pastor took over the driving for a bit. The plan was to stop in Springfield for lunch. Logan was resting and Brett and Katherine were watching an episode of Doctor Who. They were quiet, so we kept going. Jim closed his eyes for a bit. We were going to stop in Lincoln next, but kept on going. It was decicded that we would, for sure, stop in Bloomington. Pastor showed us his vicarage church and then we found an Olive Garden.
After a late lunch (2:30 P.M.), it was time to finish our journey.

Jim drove the rest of the way home. We made good time, got Pastor to his car, and were home by 7:00 P.M. The windows were rolled down in order to appreciate the cooler air. Thankfully, there was no water in our basement! It was good to be home!

3rd Day in St. Louis!

We met up with Pastor at 9:15 outside of the Seminary's Chapel and stayed for the morning service. There was a group there that was heading home from the National Youth Gathering. Logan recognized a couple of the teens from Milwaukee Lutheran. It was good to know that the leaders were taking time to take the youth to the seminaries on the way home.

We spent some time at the St. Louis Art Museum. Pastor said that he could prove that it was better than our museum in 10 minutes. The Milwaukee Art Museum has a much better Renaissance section, but all in all, he was right.

We drove out west (I think) and had lunch at Steak N Shake. The burgers were good, but the water was disgusting! Logan and Brett sat at a table by themselves, and did just fine.

I got to drive the two blocks to the Concordia Historic Institute. We tried, unsuccessfully, to meet with the president-elect. We knew we weren't going to be able to see him, but we had to try! Pastor showed us the Chapel and the museum. The museum tour was a chronologically history of our LC-MS. It was quite fascinating! On our way out the kids did a little shopping at the gift shop. Katherine bought a turquoise apron with wording, "Taste and see that the Lord is good!" Brett bought a gift for a friend.

It was time to feed the group again, so we stopped at another place that Pastor hadn't been to before...Gus' Pretzels. We all got some pretzels and loved the price and taste!

We drove past Anheuser-Busch and Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, before getting to the Gateway Arch. The security wasn't as bad as Pastor thought it might. We walked around The Museum of Westward Expansion, but unfortunately, the line was too long to go up the Arch.
Pastor and Logan sat outside the Arch while the rest of us walked down the many steps to the riverfront.

Finding a Walmart was imperative to fill our cooler with bottled water. Marilyn, the GPS, was able to locate a Walmart about 15 mintues away. Logan and Katherine ordered subs from Subway and ate them while the rest of us ate at the St. Louis Bread Co. (Panera's).

We got back to the hotel too late for swimming. So we got the kids settled in our room and met up with Pastor at the pub. We talked, laughed, and simply enjoyed hanging out. Jim wanted me to try his Irish Coffee. He knows I like Irish Creme but not coffee. I tried it and did not like the taste it left in my mouth. I took a sip of Pastor's beer. Keep in mind, it was the first beer I have ever had in my life! It was ok...just ok. I took the last drop, also, and decided that beer is not for me, either.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 2 of St. Louis!

We had a leisurely morning and met Pastor at the Concordia Seminary Library. He showed us around a bit. Pastor and Jim talked to Mr. Berger. He looked at Jim and said, "You're a Scheuer!" I had to pull them away from their reunion so we could get going with the rest of our day. We found a great street parking spot by Turtle Park for our trip to the St. Louis Zoo. The best part was seeing a lioness napping up in a tree....the tree hugger! I truly thought it was fake, a stuffed lion that a zoo keeper put in the tree, until we saw it move.

I knew that if the kids were going to cooperate the rest of the day, we should feed off to the Olive Garden we went. I don't think Pastor had ever been there. He loved the soup...Chicken & Gnocchi! Our break was a success...everyone was fed, full, and happy!

The St. Louis Cathedral was next on our list. It was not a disappointment. Awesome is such an over-used word, but it definately fits for what we saw on the inside of this church. Brett had many questions for Pastor about various religious and Catholic aspects to the design.

Then we went a little closer to our hotel and stopped at the St. Louis History Museum. The kids had fun playing 'Washers' with Pastor.

Swimming at the Cheshire was next. They have an outdoor pool, and it was very warm. It usually takes me a long time to slowly get myself in a pool...not this time. It was wonderfully refreshing!

After drying off and changing, we piled back into the van and went the couple blocks to Schnuck's Grocery Store. We brought back bags and headed to 'our' round table in the lobby area of The Cheshire. We had rotissiere chicken, wheat dinner rolls, carrots, and apples for a very late supper. It was nice sitting together and enjoying the atmosphere.

It was time to check another site off of my list. Pastor, Brett, Katherine, and I drove to Ted Drewes Custard Stand. What an experience! There was a mass of people standing outside waiting in line or congregating out front eating their treats. It was still so hot that mine and Brett's frozen custard wasn't frozen any more....more like a drippy mess, but it was fun!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Meet Me in St. Louis!

We had a leisurely morning at our hotel in Quincy, IL, stopped at the post office, and started on our next journey...bound for St. Louis. Per our travel agent's recommendation, we took the scenic route along the Mississippi River (via HWY 79). We saw flooding in Louisiana, Missouri and had lunch in Elsberry, Missouri. Although there was a detour on our journey, we made it to the St. Louis Amtrak station with 15 minutes to spare. Uncharacteristically late, the Amtrak arrived 20 minutes past it's arrival time. Katherine and I waited inside for Pastor Wangerin, while Jim and the boys circled the parking lot.
Our first St. Louis site was Union Station. The kids had fun watching 'Paul' make fudge. Jim and Logan bought Milwaukee Brewer t-shirts, Logan looked inside the Hard Rock Cafe, and Katherine fed giant goldfish. Then we took the side streets to our English hotel....The Cheshire Lodge. It is amazing! After relaxing for a bit, we went to Talayna's Pizza. Our waiter was very friendly! We ordered a New York Manhattan-style pizza and a St. Louis-style pizza. The waiter explained how the St. Louis-style thin crust is made. The crust is pressed, not rolled!
There was time left in our evening, so we went to the Delmar Loop...stopping at Blueberry Hill and Fitz's Rootbeer. Surprisingly, Pastor Wangerin had never been to Fitz's. The boys shared a rootbeer float, and the rest of us shared one. We took a drive through the Concordia Seminary grounds before taking the 2 minute drive back to the lodge.
After resting for a bit with the kids, Jim & I joined Pastor down at the pub. The two guys had beers. Jim & I played a game of checkers. Unfortunately, Logan came down to tell us that Brett wasn't feeling well. We got up to the room in time to be with Brett as he got times!
It's 11:32 P.M...Jim & I are in the lobby area on the computer, while our children sleep. I have a busy Thursday so we better head up!