Mickschl Family

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Victory 5K

I participated in my first 5K on November 7th, 2009 in Lexington Kentucky. It was called the Victory 5K. I finished in 98th place at 44 minutes and 27 seconds. Not bad for my first time out of the starting gate. I started my run with Jennifer and started running too quicky finishing the first mile. It turned out to be all uphill from there. We met Angie walking during our second mile and joined up with her. Evelyn was a willng participant in the 3rd and finale mile of the race. It was so wonderful to finish, to have a number at the end. I will be continuing my trek to one day completely run a 5K and then I may move onto longer distances. This is just the beginning...

My friends Angie and Jennifer

and the horn blows
I'm off
I can see the finish line
Woo Hoo!

Official Results

Monday, October 05, 2009

Videos By Shawn

Here are a couple videos used during worship services highlighting new or growing ministries at Nicholasville United Methodist Church. A year and half ago a new addition was finished that had been prayed about and worked toward for over a quarter century. Now, as Pastor Mike Snyder put it, "God has moved in," and it is amazing to see God working in and through this community of faith, and to see our people respond as the Hands and Feet of Jesus! Shawn was afforded the opportunity to assemble pictures of what has been going on into video form. Please pray for continued movement by the Holy Spirit in Nicholasville and Jessamine County.

Interesting historical note: The hymn, "Great is Thy Faithfulness" was written by a fellow named Thomas Chisholm, born and raised in Kentucky. Thomas gave his life to Christ at the age of 27 while attending a campmeeting led by a man named Henry Clay Morrison. Mr. Morrison founded Asbury Theological Seminary which is where Shawn attends school.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Here is a cute video of Joey playing peek-a-boo with her stroller. This stroller is not going to make it to #3!

University of Kentucky Arboretum

Evelyn, Joey and I took a walk around the UK Arboretum today. They were having a bird house display set up and you were to vote on the one you like most. Here are some pictures from our outing. Evie scootered throughout and had a wonderful time and Joey was in her stroller. I think Joey enjoyed the Koi in the pond the most, while Evelyn's favorite was seeing a princess themed bird house. It was a great free adventure for us. If you are in Kentucky and have a chance to go before September 14th, I would suggest you take a trip there.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tim Hawkins-My favorite Bible verse

You ain't gonna see that cross-stitched on a pillow!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Opening gifts

Just want to share some cute video's of Joey opening presents. She actually got to do it herself, but we practically had to tie Evelyn up!

First Day of 1st Grade

Well, today we sent Evelyn off to the 1st grade. I can't say there weren't any tears shed...from mom and dad. She was so excited to get back to school.

We went to an open house on Monday where Evie met her teacher Mrs. Heather Smith. We got to see Evelyn's classroom and where she will be sitting. Evie pointed out to Mrs. Smith that our last name was spelled wrong and that it needed to be fixed. We brought in all of Evie's school supplies and put them in her cubby. After Evie found her desk and cubby she went running off to the reading corner. She sat herself down in the rocking chair and starting reading the books.

Evelyn was excited to show us the school's computer lab, gym, cafeteria and library. She was disapponted to find that the library was locked!

Well she is off to day one and I took the day off so I could be home for her first day of school. I'm excited to hear what happened today. Please enjoy these pictures of Evelyn.

Evie getting on the bus.
First day of school outfit. Purple dress and new brown cowgirl boots.

The sign outside of Evie's school.

Front of the school.

Evelyn and Mrs. Smith

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Offishul Chickin Eatin Day: July 10

Our family went to Cow Appreciation Day at our local Chick-fil-A. This is a christian fast food place and we love to go there. On this day if we dressed like a cow we got a free meal. The website had a kit to print off. Of course we did it! Joey had a great time ripping off our spots and we all enjoyed our free meal. Food tastes so much better when someone else makes it or pays for it! ;-)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Joey's New Toy

Joey found a new toy and had a great time, until it was time to wash her down. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Josephine

We celebrated Josephine's 1st Birthday this past Sunday, July 19th. We had a backyard party in the beautiful weather. Before the party Joey was grabbing at her cake, but wouldn't you know it when it was time to have at it, she barely touched it. I wasn't going to let her get away with that. I stripped her down and gave her a second chance sitting on the table right next to it. She mostly played with it with her feet. Silly girl.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Evelyn!

On Thursday, July 16th we celebrated Evelyn's 6th birthday. It was a lovely affair with a royal tea party complete with a royal feast to start the bash. The girls were seated at the head table on the front porch and loved every minute. Here are some pictures from the days events.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Our lives are constantly under construction as our family grows and changes here in Kentucky. Recently we have been doing some physical changes to our house. Here are some pictures of our bathroom. It is almost done and we are excited about it.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Shawn, Evelyn, Josephine and I were blessed to have gone to Arizona on vacation. We were gone from May 1st through the 9th. We stayed with Shawn's cousin Kathy and her husband Chris. It was a wonderful vacation, fun for everyone I'd say. Kathy and Chris did a wonderful job of letting us feel at home and stepping back into their life as if we hadn't been missing. Evelyn got a kick out of looking for the wild horses on every car ride out of town. We even saw them a few times. Joey loved perfecting her crawling skills, Shawn enjoyed hitting the golf course after a 3 year hiatus and I got to enjoy a bath all by myself, with no one in the house. Ah, peace and quite. Here are a few pictures from our trip.
Joey and Aunt Kathy
Chris and Evie celebrating early birthdays.

The girls at the zoo. See the tortoise behind them?

Shawn and I at the Hoover Dam

Proof of the Hoover Dam
This was the first warm pool Joey has ever been in. She loved it as much as her older sister did!

Evelyn's favorite past times, reading and being a cowgirl.

We were able to visit Route 66 on our way to Las Vegas.

The gang at the Grand Canyon.
Joey enjoying the planes and ground crew.