9.30.2011

this is what makes me happy...

this is what makes me happy…
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and this…
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oh and this…
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the last few weeks have been really stressful for me and my Aunt keeps telling me, I need to breathe and calm down…  OKAY sure, I’m on it!
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***I realize I look pregnant here, but I'm not!  Just a little too much mexican food this week...
but getting to be apart of this, makes everything better, and helps me forget about the stresses of the day.
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cheers to the weekend!  I’m looking forward to being lazy, and staying in my pj’s all day long!  so if you see me at the store, you have been warned. 
what are you looking forward to, as Friday comes to an end and the weekend begins?
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xoxo, Shanna

9.28.2011

What I Wore Wednesday...

Hello Wednesday, I’m glad to see you today…  I will be linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.  Not much to show this week, with two sick kiddos and me being down and out for a day or so.  On the bright side my son is doing a lot better and my little girl is finally starting to feel a little better.  Poor thing has truly been sick the last few days.  I for one am ready for her to back to her little ornery self!
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Dress: Target
Navy Tank: J Crew
Navy Cardigan: Gap
Belt: Target
Wedges: Enzo

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Denim Top: J Crew
Shorts: J Crew (They were pants that I cut off into shorts, and I love them!)
Belt: Gap
Sandals: Target

Happy Hump Day!  Cheers to it being Wednesday, and the week being half over!  I for one am looking forward to the weekend.  I’m looking forward to down time with the family.  I think this is the first weekend in about a month, that I don’t have booked, so I plan on being lazy!
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xoxo, Shanna

9.26.2011

I'm how old...

As I sit in my bedroom watching the new season of Gossip Girl, yes I realize I’m 32 and watching Gossip Girl but I'm sure I'm not alone, my family has gone for a walk.  I have to say I’m a little sad about this, as I’m ever so happy Gossip Girl is on; I’m also recording it…  But due to my treatment today, I’m supposed to be on bed rest the next 24 hours.  I know what fun times, getting stuck in the back, and then getting to be laid up in bed, while your family goes on without you!  But I have to say, I was truly looking forward to this treatment.  I will take 75% of relief for 10 days, so that I can enjoy the next 10 days with my babies before I head down hill again, until my next treatment!  As usual though, my doctor decided to change things up today.  He now wants me to do physical therapy twice a day, working my foot & leg, until the treatment wears off, and then give my foot & leg a break (usually around 5 days) until I have another treatment, to start the physical therapy backup twice a day.  Not really looking forward to this, he told me that it was going to hurt, but I had to push through it.  I’m a little scared, and WHY couldn't we start with once a day and move our way up to twice a day!?!  I guess go big, or go home!  Guess I will be going home...  I knew it was coming, but the way my other doctor described it to me, it sounded like a day at the spa.  But today it sounded like I was enlisting for boot camp!  I think I will take the day at the spa, so I will be giving my other doctor a call tomorrow.  I mean who would pass up having someone bath you and give you a full body massage, for it all to be considered for medical reasons!?!  Yeah me either, sign me up please!
This past weekend ended up being really long, I mean LONG with two sick babies.  We were able to make it to my nephew’s birthday party on Saturday, but we (by we, I mean the kids & I, the husband went and partied on, in our place) had to skip out on the one on Sunday. 
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The little super hero's of the day!

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My own sweet little super hero in action, before she got so sick...

My poor baby girl was throwing up most of yesterday, and had us up at 2 this morning.  So we are tired, and she is still sick.  Sweet girl, you don't need to lose anymore weight, I need you eating and keeping it down.  Not to mention mama really misses her wild child, I want to see your smile and hear your laugh! 

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 We did enjoy watching Rio, twice, yesterday and did manager to dance around the house like birds.  I’m sure my neighbors probably think I’m a little weird and very loud, but at least my kiddos think I’m funny and love to be around me most of the time, or so I think!?!
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Happy Monday, cheers to it almost being over.  I’m going to enjoy the rest of Gossip Girls, and feel like I’m in high school, or maybe college again, OMG!
Goodnight sweet angels!

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xoxo, Shanna



9.23.2011

I want his energy...

I love to watch his facial expressions when he runs!
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I want some of his energy now, PLEASE!

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The last few evenings have been perfect, and we have tried to take advantage of going on family walks, the dogs included.
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The little girl enjoyed getting to ride in the wagon; only a few times did she get a little vocal and tell me I was going the wrong way!  Honey, mama is always going the wrong way it seems...
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We let her out, since I wasn’t doing a good enough job for her standards, so she showed me how it is done...  Daddy ended up coming to her rescue…
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I’m glad it is Friday; I’m ready to have a few days off that don’t start with an alarm clock going off for an hour before I decide to roll out of bed.  I’m ready for family time, and getting to also spend some time with some friends on Sunday. 
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What are you plans for the weekend?
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Goodnight sweet angels!
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xoxo, Shanna

9.21.2011

Just a normal day...

Just a normal day at our house…
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***Look how grown up my little girl looks... 

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Have I mentioned before that my kiddos are just plain silly!?! 

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They get this from their father, I promise…
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Last night we decided to enjoy the beautiful evening and go for a walk and let the kiddos play outside before bed… It started out as a good idea, but the little girl became a little grumpy towards the end…

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My kiddos truly enjoy being outdoors…
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And so does my husband…
This little girl wants to get her hands on my Chlo-Bear so bad, she can’t stand it…  And of course, I think my Chlo-Bear teases her!  A sees Chlo-Bear and she just screams and runs after her, but honey you don’t have a chance in you know what of catching mama’s kitty. 

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I’m hoping for a relaxing evening.  My body hurts, I’m tired, and have way too much on my mind right now!  I’m glad tomorrow is Thursday, that puts me two days closer to the weekend.
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Goodnight sweet angels!
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xoxo, Shanna

What I Wore Wednesday...

Hello Wednesday, I have to say I’m pretty happy to see ya today!  I’m also loving the cooler temps, being able to go on walks in the evenings, and in the morning not being a hot sweaty mess before I get to work.  I could live with 60/70 degree weather year around; it is the perfect combination in my book.  We haven’t done it yet, but we need to start enjoying the patios when we go to lunch.
Today I have to get an MRI of my lower back…  I can’t stand being stuck in that darn tube (that’s what a call it).  I guess the positive side is I can take a power nap before I have to return to work.
I will be linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
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This is my go to lazy outfit...

Dress: Target
Leggings: Target
Sandals: Target
Necklace: James Avery

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Tee: Target
Cardigan: Gap
Jeans: Banana Republic
Wedges: Enzo

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Dress: Target
Cardigan: J Crew
Jeans: Express
Sandals: Target
Belt: Target
Necklace: James Avery
Happy baby girl: All mine (:

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Top: Target
Skirt: Anthro
 ***I love this skirt, but it always looks wrinkled in pictures when it isn't:(
Wedges: DSW
Belt: Target

Hope all the beautiful ladies of WIWW are having a fabulous week.  Cheers to another beautiful day!
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xoxo, Shanna


9.19.2011

The amazing race...

Where did my weekend go!?!  I blinked, and here it is Monday!  We actually had a pretty busy weekend, and the next few weeks seem to be just as busy between bridal showers, birthday parties, and family get togethers, I don’t know when my body is going to get any rest.  Yesterday was a nice day, but very long…  My feet hit the ground running from the time I stepped out of bed (around 7:30) until I did a face plant in my bed at 9 something last night.  I actually fall asleep on the couch cuddling with my son, while he watched his cartoons before bed, but don’t tell him.  He thought I was watching the show too…  My body just can’t keep up with a 2 ½ year old, heck I can’t even keep up with a 32 year old either, but I’m right there with a 90 year old.  Give me a bed, TV and a book and I’m set to sleep all day.
Last night, or should I say late afternoon (that would be night for me), the husband and I joined a group of friends for a couple’s wedding shower.  I have to say, this was the best shower I have ever been too.  It was at Dave & Buster’s, and they had cake balls.  Who doesn’t like Dave & Buster’s or cake balls, so you can already tell by where the shower was being held and the cake balls, that it was going to be fun.  The husband and I have gone on a many a dates at the good ole Dave & Buster’s.  The theme was the Amazing Ball & Chain (I think); it was based off of the Amazing Race (which I had never seen before).  So here we are the husband and I (incase you were wondering who we was), ready to get this party started, I know the layout of this mall probably better than anyone, so we thought we had this in the bag.  But let me state to have something in the bag, you need to pay attention to the instructions or at least read the instructions.  So we're off, I’m taking pictures like crazy, we are marking off all the little silly things we had to do, we are sweating like crazy, my foot is killing me (but I kept going, I didn't let the pain stop us, no pain no gain), but we are so proud of ourselves.  We had the first challenge done, along with all the pictures we needed, all 17!  As the husband goes to drop off the first present, he notices that some people are already done.  I’m like “NO WAY”!  I continue to tell my husband, “THEY MUST NOT HAVE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS”!  So we continue to the next challenge, which I did great on, HIGH FIVE SHANNA, pat on the back and off we go to score another gift (I might have even done a little dance, maybe)!  The husband runs the gift back downstairs and comes back up to me and continues to tell me how even more people are finished.  AGAIN, I continue to say that is IMPOSSIBLE!  So we continue on doing the next two challenges.  As we get finished, we I learned that we were only supposed to have taken 5 PICTURES… NOT ALL 17, like we did…  GUESS WHO DIDN’T READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!  Yea that would be US!  But, because I always have a BUT, I was going by what someone told me, not pointing any fingers --->husband, I personally didn’t read the instructions, since he had the paper and was telling me what we needed to do, I just followed along (what does that tell you about me).  Next time, I'm in charge!  I will say, we did get some good photos that I hope will bring lots of laughter to the dear couple for many years!  But (because I have another one), we did make good timing getting all 17 photos, 4 challenges and gifts.  The husband and I ended up having a great time, and even though we didn't win first place playing the game, I did win the best prize, getting to spend one on one time with my love.  It has been a long time since we have been that silly together, so I truly enjoyed myself.  It was great getting to act like a kid last night, instead of a parent.  We lose track sometimes of who we are are to each other, since we are always in parent mode.  I think this happens to a lot of couples... 
So, what have you learned from this…  Always read the instructions, don’t take your spouse’s word for it…  Honey I love you, and I’m glad for the time we had yesterday to be silly, laugh and hang-out together.  I miss our time together, more than you know!
So yeah, I’m exhausted after running up and down the mall yesterday.  Not to mention the kids and I went and had lunch with my family earlier in the day.  And since I’m a sucker, I took the kids to Toys "R" Us after lunch, because neither of my kids have enough toys, and decided to let the little man pick out pretty much whatever it was he wanted, since he has done an AWESOME job with potty training.  It has been a week and two days, and he is doing GREAT.  So, I ended up going a little overbroad at the store…  Especially since I went to Target Thursday and bought him three new toys.  I can’t help it; it’s in my blood to spoil my kids!
And I can't believe I didn't take one photo this weekend of my precious babies!  Shame on me, since I normally take 500... 
Cheers to Monday almost being over, and me getting to see my bed in a few hours, and getting to be off my feet!
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xoxo, Shanna

9.17.2011

2 months to go...

This sweet baby boy is going to be THREE in two month…
My all time favorite photo of my baby boy!

I just can’t believe it.  His third birthday is going to be an emotional one for me.  I already get emotional just thinking about it.  My little man has grown up so much over the past year, it's amazing how much he has changed.  He is no longer a baby, he is now a little boy.  I’m one VERY proud mama, and one VERY blessed mama.  I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter, more considerate baby boy.  He is so laid back, he hardly every gets upsets or throws a tantrum(not saying he hasn't ever thrown one, he has and does, but not all the time). He says “Thank You”, “Please”, and “Sorry”  without having to be instructed, and gives tons of hugs and kisses, what more could you ask for!?!.  He loves his Mama, Dada, Sissy, BeeBee, Dar, Papa, and Nana(he loves everyone in our family, but he sees his BeeBee, Dar, Nana and Papa at least once a week). Family is very important to me us, and having a strong bond with our family is important, and the little man truly understands what that means.  He is the master at doing puzzles, the little man is already putting together 4-6 year old puzzles, he loves Thomas the Tank Engine and George.  He has gotten so much better with his words, and he amazes me everyday with new phrases.   Potty training has been a breeze for him.  I could go on and on, and on and on, and on and on…  But I think you get the idea.
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I'm one VERY proud mama, that loves her baby boy more than life itself!  Sweet baby boy, please don't ever change, you're truly one of kind and perfect in every way in my book!

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I can't believe my baby boy is wearing underwear...

Happy 34 months!  Just know when mama starts crying on your birthday, it's tears of joy, and the fact that I love you so very much!
Goodnight sweet angels!
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xoxo, Shanna

9.14.2011

I'm ready...

I’m ready for cooler days & nights…
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I’m ready for the evenings to start getting dark earlier…
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I’m ready for Frito pies…

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I’m ready for it to get cooler, so I can pull out my boots & cardigans...

I’m ready to start our family traditions…
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I’m ready for fall…  Fall is my favorite time of year, and I'm ready to indulge in all the wonderful things that come with this season! 
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How about you?  Are you ready for fall?
I can honestly say, I'm ready for summer to be over with...  But in about about eight months, I'm sure I will have forgotten how hot you were this this year, and will be happy to see for a day or so...
Goodnight sweet angels!
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xoxo, Shanna

What I Wore Wednesday...

Hello Wednesday, hello to the ladies of WIWW, and hello to another heat wave here in Texas!  Looking forward to the cool front that is supposed to move in tonight…
I will be linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
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Dress: Target
Cardigan: Gap
Belt: Target
Shoes: Baker

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Top: Theory
Jeans: Express
Sandals: Target

Happy Hump Day, and cheers to a fabulous day!
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xoxo, Shanna