HAPPY

NEW YEAR!
2010

Friday’s Friend Football Themed Birthday Party

The previous post shows a slideshow of our family celebration on my Son’s actual birthday. This one has pictures from his friend birthday party. He hasn’t had a friend birthday party in a LONG time. We ordered pizza, ate his cookie cake (shaped like a football, by the way) and opened gifts before heading out to the High School Homecoming Football Game. I think the boys had a really good time. We enjoyed seeing my oldest daughter in the pre-game show. She is a member of the color guard. My wonderful friend Sara came with her Son, Asher. It was a super game. We are on a roll…undefeated!

Go BUFFS,
Shan

P.S.: The music is the High School’s fight song. I’m so glad I found it. I think it adds a lot to the show. 🙂

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UGH!

I’m taking a break from working my tail off at the house. It feels good to sit down. I began reading a new book this week called The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester. So far I have enjoyed the other book Stephenie Meyer reccomended, The Hunger Games. I figure I can’t go wrong on her reccomendations. 🙂

The kids are fighting & arguing constantly. I think I am going to go mad. I am so ready for school to start. It will be nice to have a few hours a day of peace and quiet. As a mom, it is hard not to wonder what I am doing wrong…why my kids seem to hate each other so much. So much for a little break…off to referee the kids AGAIN.

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

Twilight Premier Photos

I finally figured out how to retrieve the photos my husband took at the premier with his iphone. They aren’t the best quality. However, I am glad to have them! My best friend (you look good girl!), her husband, my oldest daughter, my husband and I went to see the movie together. The theater we were in held 400 people! It was a sold out showing.

This night was much anticipated for many months. Twilight, the book series, has strengthened relationships and created stronger bonds for me & the people in my life. I enjoyed talking about it with my best friend and then sharing it with many other friends. My personal copy has been read by two other friends besides my daughter and I. It is worn out. If I lived closer to my mom and sister, they would
have been able to borrow it also. Instead, they listened to my rantings and
decided to buy a copy themselves. In return, we have enjoyed many conversations texting and talking on the phone about Bella & Edward.

The one aspect I have cherished the most is the chance for my daughter and I to share our thoughts and feelings about the book. It has given us a chance to discuss topics that we may not have otherwise. It was fun to sit beside her and hear her comments. Honestly, I probably talked more than she did! We went again to see the movie Thursday (her second time, my third 🙂 ). This time I took her and my son. I think my son was feeling a little left out and wanted to see what his mom has been obsessing about so much. After the movie I said to him, “So, what did you think?” “It was pretty good!” he exclaimed.

twilight mom,
Shan

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