Update

It’s Saturday and we are preparing to drive to Tulsa. We are meeting with the Kitchen Designer to get the final renderings for the kitchen. I can’t wait to see them. We are taking the whole family…this means Nintendo DS‘ for the kids while at the designers and movies for the road. Otherwise we begin to hear the “I’m bored” wining. Boy do our kids have it way better than I did when I was their age. My husband and I tell our kids how we just had the scenery to look at, only our parents music to listen to (no ipods), no cell phones to text our friends and definitely no TV’s watch movies on. They don’t care. They really have no reason to complain, or any reason to be bored.

Tonight we have an unusual event happening for hubby and I. We are going to a “Gala.” It is a fundraiser held by the hospital. I think we have only gone to one of these in the past since he has been out of residency. In order for my 5 year old to understand and not get upset that we are going on another date; (which is very unusual for us to go on too many dates) I told her we were going to a “Ball.” She was instantly excited for us thinking of all the Disney movies she has watched. We ordered a tuxedo for him and I was given permission (ha ha) to buy a new formal dress. I don’t think I have seen my husband wear a Tux since we were married! I’m looking forward to dressing up and more importantly DANCING! Oh how I miss going to dances. This will be such a treat to get out and do something different than our normal everyday casual routine.

I am hoping this finds everyone doing well and finding things in their life to be grateful for and enjoying being alive. Spent already too much time writing…need to finish getting ready.

Audios,
Shan

Confession Time

Okay so I have a confession. Until today, I have not run since my very hilly half marathon back in November. Today I decided to dust off the shoes and run a mile. It was awesome! It was about 45 degrees, sunny and no breeze; perfect running weather! My first mile went so well and I was having so much I fun I decided to run another. That hardly ever happens after taking so much time off. It was way overdue, though. Especially since the stress of building our house has been draining me.

Little tip, run with music. A really good song can keep you motivated and keep you running! Ooops, time to pick up the kiddo’s from school. Hope you all have a super great Monday!

Joy is a gift,
Shan

Ice Storm is HERE!

Ice Storm is HERE!

Ice Storm is HERE!

Ice Storm is HERE!
I am sooooooo grateful to still have electricity! Unfortunately, I don’t know for how long. It has been raining sleet now. The pictures above were taken earlier today. The kids were glad to be out of school today. We watched Tinkerbell and now we are watching Ariel’s Beginning. My oldest has been cooking little smokies with bacon wrapped around it. So it smells like bacon throughout the house. The hubby still had to go to work today and I am hoping he makes it home safely. It looks 10 times worse now than it has all day. The power lines are all hanging with a heavy bead of ice weighing them close to the ground.

Please continue to pray for us. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. Your prayer for us may be the reason we still have electricity.
Chow,
Shan
P.S.: If you receive this by e-mail, you must go to my blog to see the video “I’m Blue” I posted earlier. It is not titled that due to emotions…the color! Ice Storm is HERE!

"I’m Blue"

For those of you who get this through e-mail, you will have to go to my blog to see this video.

"I’m Blue"

For those of you who get this through e-mail, you will have to go to my blog to see this video.

"I’m Blue"

For those of you who get this through e-mail, you will have to go to my blog to see this video.