Thursday, April 12, 2007




Wow! It's been a VERY long time since I last updated. I can not believe how time flies!


I've obviously been pretty busy, but don't ask exactly what I've been doing, because it's not very exciting. The only really exciting thing is preparing for our trip to Texas. It's a mere 13 days until we depart. We're still figuring out what we'd like to do while we're there. I had mentioned seeing a Medieval Fair/Dinner, which I think would be COOL! Oh, and let's not forget the possibility of attending our first ever RODEO! I never would have thought I'd be luky enough to go to one, let alone take some photos. I'm really looking forward to that. If any of you have any ideas or information on some good activities...please let me know.


Easter was fun up at my parent's house. It was great to see everyone. Those kids are so stinkin' cute! My Aunt Connie even joined in our festitivities. My husband helped me prepare the main meals. He's such a dear! We fed anywhere from 13-20 people. It was delicious! I'm not thrilled that we had too much snow to have the egg hunt outside, but it's been a long time since there was snow for Easter. So, I'm not complaining. I got some really cute pictures of the kids. I'll be posting them later.


I made it back in time on Monday to help win the championship for our volleyball team on the co-ed church team I play for. It was fun, but maddening. Sheesh! I can't believe the season is over, but I welcome the 6 month break. Hopefully, I'll be in better shape come October for another great season. We finished 2nd in the league and won the overall championship.
I've been lucky enough to receive advance sketches for layouts/cards from Di Hackman for her blog. There's nothing like a bunch of cool sketches and examples to go with them. Take a minute and check out her blog. It's very cool! Here's a couple things I've done for her.


Who's ready for some serious Spring time weather? I'm waving my hand furiously! I am so ready for sunny days and 70 degrees. I want to kick those kids outside to explore and burn their energy. Okay...okay...I would like some great outdoor shots as well, but I'll settle for wearing them out.
I don't really do any outdoor sports during the Spring/Summer, but I'm waiting to hear if I can possibly get on a beach volleyball team for one day a week. Sand is harder to play in, but at least I'll get a little sun. I like to look more tan than ghost-like.
As it turns out, the kids and I will be in Michigan for quite a few days on and off this Summer. Nick, my eldest son, would just like to stay for three months with my parents. It ain't a-happenin'! It's bad enough, or good enough - however you'd like to look at it, that the kids will be there for two weeks straight WITHOUT me! I'm looking forward to some "me" time, but I'm a control freak when it comes to them and many other things, if you'd ask my dearly beloved Mother. I just like to know constantly that they're safe, and I won't have that luxury when they're there. Believe you me, I'll be calling at the very least EVERY day! You may be asking exactly what I'll be doing whilst the children are away...well, let me tell ya...a whole lot of whatever I WANT! I can't wait, but then again, I can.
Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to comment. Your thoughts are great appreciated!
Shawn

4 comments:

francineA said...

wowo shawn you have been busy....how lucky for you to have your trip away so soon..i can tell your excited...good luck and have lots of fun..
scrapcat

francineA said...

wowo shawn you have been busy....how lucky for you to have your trip away so soon..i can tell your excited...good luck and have lots of fun..
scrapcat

Jaci said...

Hey Shawn,
Sounds like you guys had a good Easter. I love cooking big meals!

That LO is too cute! (So it the card) You know how much I adore your style!!!

Hope you and hubby have a great time on your trip. My MIL is coming for a visit around the same time so we should get together when you get back!

Cheers!

Angela said...

Gorgeous new layout! Hope you have a great trip. Have missed seeing you on the boards! COme visit us when you get the time! ;)