This is the Schneider-Farris Family's Blog. Keep up with what we are doing by logging into this site regularly! (The reason this site is called "Tragedy and Triumph" is that when I first founded this site, my husband, Dan, had been in a horrible accident, and he recovered. His recovery was a miracle! Go back to the 2005 archives to read our story.)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fire and Ice 7-25-08

Rebekah and Joel did a great pair program and Willow Waltz. Annabelle landed a great Axel!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Annabelle's 9th Birthday

We celebrated Annabelle's 9th birthday at Chuck E Cheese. It was so neat to have Jo Ann's parents come. Annabelle loved having her grandparents at her party.

Before going to Chuck E Cheese, we saw the new American Girl movie about Kit Kittredge.

What a fun day!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

We Got to Meet Janet Lynn!

Today, Jo Ann, Rebekah, and Joel got to meet one of the most famous people in figure skating. Janet Lynn gave a seminar in Colorado Springs and the kids were invited to participate.

Janet Lynn was the person that inspired Jo Ann when she was a young girl to love figure skating. I hope that today she inspired Joel and Rebekah to add joy to their skating.

Jo Ann's Parents Visit

The last time I saw my parents was a year ago. We were so happy to see them when they came to a medical school conference that took place this week in Colorado Springs! Joel and Dan smile to show how happy they were to go out to dinner with them!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Pairs Warm Up - Fire and Ice 7-18-08

Rebekah and Joel also did their Juvenile Pairs program for Fire and Ice. Their warm-up was really good, so I'm sharing it!

Rebekah's and Joel's Great Free Dance Performance in Fire and Ice!

Rebekah and Joel did a great free dance at Broadmoor Skating Club's Fire and Ice Exhibition on 7-18-08!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Annabelle's Pair Test With Rockne Brubaker 7-13-08

Annabelle took her Preliminary Pair Test With Rockne Brubaker today. She passed! It was so exciting!

Rockne is the 2008 U.S. National Pair Skating Champion and he's been teaching Annabelle pairs all year long! Listen for the cheers from Dalilah Sappenfield and her pair skaters who were watching in the background!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Renaissance Festival 7-5-08 Photos

Here are just some of the many photos I took at the Colorado Renaissance Festival on 7-5-08! We had so much fun!

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Jo Ann Schneider Farris has participated in skating for most of her life as a competitor, coach, and author.