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The Schweitzer's

a simple family blog

Our Story

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all…

Brad and I met one North Carolina evening waaaay back in the spring of ’97. He was a handsome military man and, I, a young student perfectly happy with single life. To my surprise though, he swept me off of my feet. Then the jerk moved to Arizona 2.5 months later to pursue a degree. He lured me there, we got married in a beautiful ceremony at the historic Arizona Inn, and we have been pretty happy ever since. 

Brad and I enjoyed a life of outdoor adventure and travel for much of our marriage. While living in Germany in 2011, we began a new adventure with the birth of our first child, Nathan. We have since added Owen and Emilia to our lives and are so happy to be their parents. Raising our children is the biggest adventure we’ve faced, but we’re doing it together and loving every minute (mostly ; ) .

Arts and crafts with dad

It is such a blessing to sit here and say "Alexa, play Bach." and then enjoy some coloring with a 19th month old. I was sure Bach triggered some inner artist in this wild child until I saw he had eaten the tip off the marker only to color with purple spit.

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An Answered Prayer

After a year of hoping and praying that God would bless us with one more little Schweitzer, we are happy to announce that He has! We are obviously overjoyed and feel very blessed to be parents again. Nathan is pretty excited too. We think it was his added prayers just...

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Nate and His Dog

On Wednesday, we took our Chocolate Lab, Brandon, in for his annual check-up. It is hard to believe our sweet Choco Bear turned fifteen just last month. He's hanging in there though. Aside from the normal signs of aging (hearing loss, macular degeneration, stiff...

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Into the Wind…

This past weekend, we had some crazy high winds in our area. Well, that gave us the great idea to head out and fly some kites. You can probably already imagine how that went... Saturday seemed like a good day for kite flying. The temperature outside was unusually...

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Finally, Some Sun!

Since Nathan didn't have to return to school until Wednesday this past week, that gave us two whole days to goof off together. Fortunately, one of those days was filled with bright, beautiful, vitamin D filled, mood boosting, I want to sing Hallelujah! sunshine. So,...

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Nathan’s First Bowling Adventure

Do you ever go bowling? For us, it is something we do after a long period of time has passed only to ask ourselves, "Why don't we do this more often?". Bowling truly is a fun activity and it turns out that it is even more fun when a little person is involved. On...

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Our Last Weekend of 2014

Cabin fever. It is something we have been feeling lately here in Germany. Cold, rainy days paired with our geriatric dog (who can't be left alone for very long) have had us longing for the days when we could just head outdoors and explore. Well, this past weekend...

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This past weekend, we celebrated Nikolaustag. Saint Nicholas Day is observed on December 6 here in Germany and in many Western European countries. Saint Nicholas, or Nikolaos of Myra, was known during his time for being kind and generous, giving to those in need, and...

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