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.)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ten Fox - Rebekah and Joel Schneider-Farris - Pikes Peak Classic 9-27-08

Rebekah and Joel won the Ten-Fox and won the compulsory Juvenile Dance event!

Rebekah and Joel's Pikes Peak Classic Photos

Rebekah and Joel were delighted to win the Juvenile Compulsory Dance event and take the silver in the Juvenile Free Dance event and the Juvenile Pair event! Here's some happy photos for us to remember this very busy competition!

Pikes Peak Classic 9-27-08

Here are some videos from the Pikes Peak Classic. Rebekah and Joel won one gold medal and two silver medals! (6 medals total!)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wanted: a Novice Pair Skating Partner for Rebekah

The children's pair skating coach, Dalilah Sappenfield, told me today that Rebekah is a "phenomenal pair skater" and is ready to compete in novice pairs for the 2009-2010 figure skating competition season. She thinks Rebekah's little sister, Annabelle, should skate pairs with her brother Joel, so after the 2008-09 figure skating qualifying competition season, things will change for our family as far as who skates with who for pairs.

Now, looking for a novice level pair skating partner for Rebekah is on our "to do" list.

Below are some videos from 2-18-09 - Rebekah's pair skating improves every day!

Here's one of Rebekah's best days of learning to "do pairs" - Enjoy!

Here is a video of Rebekah doing an overhead lift with Dalilah's son Larry Ibarra:

Below is a video of Rebekah doing a death spiral with Larry Ibarra. The video was taken about a year ago - Rebekah has improved and matured quite a bit since then.

The second video shows Rebekah doing a death spiral with 2008 US National Pair Skating Champion, Rockne Brubaker!

If you know of an intermediate or novice level male pair skater who would like to try out with Rebekah, email us.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's Been Three Years Since September 16, 2005

September 16, 2005 was a usual day for most people, but for my family, our lives were forever changed. I remembered the date today and thought how different things are now. Dan is doing so well. To look at him today, it is hard to believe that we wondered if he'd live, if he'd walk, or if he'd be whole.

We truly have gone from "Tragedy to Triumph" and need to thank God for giving so much to us. Today, I want to say "Thank you" to all the people who have been there for us.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Annabelle's is searching for a juvenile pair skating partner

I just put together a new site especially about Annabelle. She is ready to find a pair skating partner.
It would be "really neat" if she could compete in Juvenile pairs in 2009-2010!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Annabelle Does a Press Lift

Annabelle did the press lift today with Rockne!

Annabelle's Artistic Program - Silver Medal Winner 9-12-08

Here's Annabelle's silver medal winning artistic performance!

Annabelle and Rebekah Shine at the Colorado Springs Invitational

Both Annabelle and Rebekah competed at the Colorado Springs Invitational yesterday. Sadly, I didn't get very many photos of Rebekah, but Annabelle gave me lots of smiles!
Annabelle also won a silver medal!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Fire and Ice 9-5-08

Rebekah and Joel did BOTH their pair program and free dance at Fire and Ice on 9-5-08. They also did both programs in the SAME warm up group!

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