Yes my youngest is now 11. Still cute as ever.
Monday, June 28, 2010
We weren't sure if Nathan was going to make it and pass 8th grade. But HE DID!!!!!
I am so proud of him and all that he has done. He worked hard to change his school attitude.
Natahn was excited cause his Uncle Alan, and his two boys, Andy and Jonah made it. They came in from Texas, also Grandma and Grandpa Stewart took time off from work to make it to this very special occassion that happens only once in a life time. Dude and I are so proud of all that Nathan has done. He is such a great example to his brother and sister. Congrats Nathan!!We love you!
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Sunday, May 2, 2010
Here they are the 3 flavors for the summer to choose from
They are calling it a DEWMOCRACY1
So I have chosen since I am a lover, yes lover, of Mountian Dew that I would have
my family try them with me.
1. Typhoon----has a berry flavor
2. White Out----has a citrus flavor
3. Distortion----has a lime flavor
AND THE WINNER IS...
WHITE OUT---FOR EMALEE & DUDE
So there you have it we all like different ones. But I am sure you are thinking hey what a minute what about you Shana? You didn't give your choice. And your right! That is cause my choice is.......
THAT IS RIGHT FOLKS I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE A TRUE DIE HARD OF THE OFTEN IMITATED BUT NEVER DULIPCATED TRUE MOUNTAIN DEW!!!
I HOPE YOU ALL GET A CHANCE TO TRY THEM FOR YOURSELVES
AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE BEST!
at 7:10 PM
Monday, April 19, 2010
First off I need to say if this offends anyone I am sorry...........Now for a brief history to explain.
Feb 17, 2004 I had a hysterectomy. It was due to severe Cervical dysplasia, I had several things done,
LEEP--Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure that lead me to having
CONE BIOPSY which showed that is kept going through my layers.
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Monday, April 5, 2010
So we decided to make Family Home Evening a dinner party. We made SUNDAES!
I know what your thinking sundaes for dinner but you know what every once in a while you have to change it up a bit. We had all the food groups except the veggies and that I think we could skip. Mine is the one in the middle, Dude's is in the corner and of course the kids are photoed with theirs!
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Monday, March 22, 2010
Yes I have choosen a side and even though I know it is not going to end the way I would have liked I still have picked my side. At 3:10am Emalee and I finished the route and drove just 4 minutes
to Wal-mart to rush in and grab our copy of NEW MOON!!!
We then promised each other that we would go home and sleep and not watch it till morning.
After a day of shopping we sat and took it all in!
Did I ever think I would enjoy these movies as much as I have, No. Do I try to look for things that are
similar to my life, sure what girl wouldn't. I have watched it 3 times and in between those I have even watched Twilight too. I know I am a hopeless cause.
at 3:54 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I made it through Valentines! I have to say I don't mind holidays so much I have some I dislike more than others. Let me explain cause I am sure your saying "What dislike a holiday?" As a regular every day person I enjoy holidays but as a Floral Designer that is a totally different story. Yes there are many holidays but in the flower world there are 3 major ones. 1. Christmas-----it lasts ALL month long. So I get to a point that I am totally over the hype of it. I have to put my tree up right after Thanksgiving cause if I don't I won't want to. 2. Valentines Day----this year was a treat cause it was on Sunday and the shop I work at is closed on Sunday (joy of working for LDS people). Now my dislike for this one, people who call and freak out at the price change, like us the flower shop changed the price to make money, well really it is the growers that are the price bandits. It is the same bunch of roses nothing more special about them. I hate hearing all the lovey dovey messages that people think they are the first one in the world to come up with. It also kills me to have people ask me what I get for Valentines since I work in a flower shop. Well truth is I would like to get flowers too! 3. Mother's Day---This is the top of the dislike. Most think it is Valenitnes but really when you think about it not every one has a sweetie they want to send something to, but EVERYONE has a mommy. It also turns into the please make mine extra special. Really people do you think I make ugly all day yet now your order has come up and this is the one I am making beautiful! I love my job really I do! I just get a bit burned out at times. I don't mean to sound ugly but well holidays can be very ugly. Don't even get me started on PROMS!!!! that is a whole other post in its self. Now that I have bashed the holidays I still want you to know if you need flowers from a shop that is a total kick butt awesome place---please give me a call or email me- firstname.lastname@example.org. Love to all who read this and can still smile and love me all the same!
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Monday, January 25, 2010
Here are a few more of the awesome pictures that Kim ( http://kimskinnerphotography.blogspot.com/)
did for us. Like I said she is so great at what she does.
These are a few more of my favorites. Nikolas laying on the train track dead is so funny, I didn't think it would be ok but it is Nik. Nathan on the phone is another all to often seen sight in our home. Emalee smiling and looking sweet is another joy I have in my life. I can't wait till I have the time and well funds to get them all printed to hang on my walls. I think I have enough wall space for almost all of them which is very exciting.
at 3:23 PM
Sunday, January 3, 2010
December always seems to be such a busy time for me. I am in a constant state of telling people when they see me and ask me how I am doing I rattle off the same answer I have had for about 8 years. I AM STILL ALIVE AND TIRED!!!! Tired really always??? Well actually yes. I hate that I am tired all the time. But when you look at my life it might answer why I am tired. I am not telling you all this so you will start to think oh poor Shana. I am putting it to this post so I too can learn from it and hopefully fix it. Cause I am tired of being tired. SO I will start you off with my day. It starts at 12:20 am in the morning folks. I drive from my home in Queen Creek to Mesa, about 20 miles, I arrive at 1:05ish at the Az Republic DC to stuff and fold papers to be deliver. I leave the DC at hopefully 2:30 I drive to a retirement community (sunland springs if any of you want a nice place to live when your older this would be a great pick, no I am not being paid for that lol) I get to the community at 2:50. During the winter it takes me about 45 minutes to deliver about 410 papers. (dude does this too but this is not about him its about me right now, want to know his you will have to ask him lol) So lets see that puts me at about 4ish for being done. Then I drive back home and let my dogs out for a early morning pee break and then clean anything in the kitchen that I forgot the night before or clothes into the washer or dryer that my kids might have forgotten and will be need for school in the morning. Then I crawl in to bed by I hope 4:30-4:45. Then I drift off to sleep. I am then up at 7:30 to make sure my older 2 are up and moving (they are pretty good about getting themselves up which is nice) then they are out the door by 8 and I am in shower and getting ready. By 8:20 I am waking my youngest for school. He gets ready while I finish my hair and stuff. We are out the door by 8:50. I drop him off and I am out on Ironwood with the crowds of people by 9. I drive even further into Mesa for my regular job at Crismon's Flowers. I try to be there by 9:30 ( i know what your thinking I must drive fast and the answer to that is YES, YES I DO!) I work till 4 on a normal day (holidays are a whole other story or blog in this case) But lets stick with the normal for now. I try to be out the door and on the road by 4:15. Then I drive with all the thousands of others back to Queen Creek. I get home around 5:30 (i drive a bit slower on drive home give me time to relax). I walk in the door and it is time for my next hat the "MOMMY" one. I check with all the kids and see what homework needs to be done and then by 6 I am on to dinner. Usually I have an idea of what I will be making. So eat and more homework. Then by 7 I am cleaning the kitchen and trying to sit and watch a tiny bit of tv if possible. And then it happens it is 8pm!!! Time for bed. I push the kids to bed cause I need to be in bed by 8:30 or I get cranky. I fall a sleep by I think 9. Then it comes 12:20 and I am back up again!!! Soooo Why do I always answer I AM ALIVE AND TIRED. I think I know why now. Again remember my disclaimer, this was really for me not to brag or anything else. I am most certain that all of you are just at busy as me.
It was also Christmas this month and it was a blessed one for my family. We decided to stay home and if people wanted to see us they had to come to us. It was soooo nice. No rushing. Kids got alot of what they wanted. I did too and so did Dude. (aka aaron). In fact me and dude gave each other a few duplicate gifts. lol to funny. Next day was my BIRTHDAY! I turned 37. I used to say 29 for the whatever time is was but I have come to the conclusion accecpt it doesn't mean I am dead just older, and my son's friends think I am 16 any way lol. I think I am looking forward to 40 shhhh don't tell. I have had a hard time with living in the 30's as many of you know. I am ready to leave them behind and fast. I will post pictures for you of christmas when I get them off my phone. I have no camera any more. SAD I know. Wow I think I went a bit over board on this post, if you took time to read it all thanks.
My New Year retry is to be better about keeping up on this blogging thing.
takecareyou all! I love you
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