Monday, September 6, 2010

Nikolas is 11!!!!

Yes my youngest is now 11.  Still cute as ever. 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Nathan Alan Foote

               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!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Which DEW do you DO???

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
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.......


Monday, April 19, 2010

Just Breathe!

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.
After all these tests and nothing coming back in a happy positive way I was left with a hard choice, keep having Leeps done or just to have things removed.  I decided to have a hysterectomy.  I lost one of my ovaries also due to uncontrolable bleeding. I am not trying to have a sad post so on to the better part of this post.  So for the last 6 years I have had the priviledge yes I will call it that PRIVILEDGE of not having my monthly "gift".  But now I only daughter has now RUINED my inner glee!  Yes I am calling her out and letting everyone know!  (my mom did to me so I am passing it on to her).  SO this weekend my daughter told me that she would be needing some PADS!  WHAT NO PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME! So there I am in the store in an isle that I have not been in for what seems FOREVER!  I felt so out of place, I had no idea what to get!  I was having a panic attack.  I think I picked up 10 different kinds reading them looking and comparing them and still had no clue what to get.  Come on Shana this can't be that hard you used to do this all the time.  But it reminded me of Dude, when he came home from his mission he said his friends took him to the grocercy store and he just stood in awe of it.  (He served in Bolivia)  That was just 2 years away, so my 6 year hiatus grants me this panic and awe.  So any way these are what I got and I hope she is ok with them I am sure if she isn't she will for sure let me know!

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! 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Team who???

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.

Monday, March 8, 2010

White Rabbit or Neo???

I am feeling out of sorts these last couple of weeks I don't know if it is the change in the weather or me trying to change myself.  At one moment I feel like the white rabbit always late for something very important.
It doesn't seem to matter what it is I do to keep it from happening
.  I am not only late for things I seem to miss them entirely. 
Then at other times I feel like Neo.  Where I am having to choose the red pill or the blue pill in deciding what way I want my life to go.  Sometimes I feel that I have a serious GLITCH in my matrix. 
I feel like I have done things already so then I start to think wait did I or didn't I?  This to makes my brain hurt to points I don't like.  The constant fear of thinking I may have taken the wrong pill loams over
me.  This is where I have learned to fall to my knees and pray. 
Will praying make me a better White Rabbit so that I will be on time for things/not miss things or a more in
control Neo and not letting my matrix get the best of me, but being my own matrix the way I want it.
Are you confused? So am I!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Only one more holiday to go.....

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-   Love to all who read this and can still smile and love me all the same!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Renn Fair....2010

We love to go to the Rennisance Fair.  Fun, Shows, Jousting, and lots of Turkey legs to eat!  This year Emalee and me got Henna Art (my artist was Alicia, if you ever want great work done make sure you ask for her!!!!!)and ankle bracelets that have a cool sound to them when you walk, Nathan and Nikolas got Crystal Sticks, Nikolas also got elf ears, Mom (my mom Elaine) got a wind chime and a photo of the girls in Renn outfits, my sister Toni got a Wax candle that was awesome black and hot pink and Dude well he got all of us smiling and saying Yes to all that we wanted.  Here are some pictures. 
We saw the Bald Eagle at the bird show.  It was so awesome. Then there was the Tortuga Twins a funny group of guys that have a very show.  Also the Medieval Bebes sang beautifully.  If you never have been to it take the time to go, I promise you that you won't be disapointed.  

Monday, January 25, 2010

Here are a few more of the awesome pictures that Kim (
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. 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

End of the year......Why am I tired!

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