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Monday, March 21, 2011

Are We Alive?

Are we still alive? Why yes we are! I know it has been FOREVER! Almost a whole year. Time has flown and I can't believe it. I have lots of excuses to why I haven't posted in so long. Our computers have been not working, 4 children, Dan is back in school, and best yet I am still working overnights. But I thought why not drop a line or two to let people know we are still alive!
The kids continue to grow big and soon they will pass their mother. I know not too hard when you are vertically challenged. lol Stehle is growing out of the baby and into a toddler. I am having a hard time with my baby growing up. But I can get my baby fixes from my sister-in-laws and leave them with all the dirty diapers! Coba is still quite a little mother to Stehle. Sometimes he wishes she would leave him alone. But he takes it well and they get along for the most part. Soon he will pass her up and she will have a hard time treating him like a baby. Springs sports start soon and the kids are so excited. Harper and Keoni will be playing baseball and the rest of us will be cheering them on. I just hope the warm weather is coming soon!
Last summer Danny went back to school to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. He is somewhat enjoying it. Like all school it has its moments of "why do I need to learn this?" But it is all for the greater good. And really I think he is having more fun then he lets on. I think its just the homework that he doesn't like. But really who does?
As for me I am still doing the same ol' same ol'. Being mom and working. I am still trying to figure out how to stop time so it doesn't go by so fast but so far haven't figured it out. Once I do I will let you know. Peaceout!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Funny Moments by Mandy Shaw

For any of you that still might by chance follow our blog I am posting a lol moment that I had over the weekend. Danny thought it was so funny I should share it with everyone! It was kinda funny.

First let me give my excuses. I know no one likes them but we all give them. I have started working (yippy) overnights (Ugggh!) at Wal-Mart. I don't mind it but really after a while my brain turns to fuzz and it gets quite difficult to make conversation. So keep that in mind as you are reading. Here is the story....

I was in the mother's lounge at our church with my youngest two. There were a couple of other mother's there too with their wee babes. They have older children and was asking their advice on a current dilemma I am having with Stehle. Working overnights has decreased my milk supply (yes I am a nursing mother for those of you who didn't know), plus Danny is tired of trying to comfort Stehle on my work nights "When all he wants is the boob" as Danny says, in the middle of the night. So I have been considering weening him. I've never had this problem with my other children. They were completely fine when we stopped nursing. But Stehle is holding on to dear life and making life hard on the rest of us. Danny says he would "nurse until college" if it were Stehle's choice. No worries I'm not going to. So back to the story. I asked one of the mothers if "she ever had a hard weenier". She started to giggle and I (like an idiot) repeated what I said "Have you ever had a hard weenier?" That did it. She laughed out loud and said "I'm sorry my mind must be in the gutter." Ding! Lights came on and I realized what I said. We laughed about it, cause it is DANG funny. I told my husband she told hers and by the end of church I think about a dozen people heard my blunder over words. I don't know if it is as funny reading it as it is telling it but it will have to do.
Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Been How Long?

Wow lack of Internet really gets to you! Its almost been a year. If anyone still checks on us, thanks. We are still alive. The kids are growing and getting bigger, life is still crazy, and we are enjoying every minute of it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stehle Daniel Shaw




I know I've let the blog slack. I really do have a good excuse... on May 10th (Mother's Day) Stehle Daniel was born. He was 9 pound 1 ounce. 20 1/2 inches. Beautiful baby boy in my opinion. And he continues to grow. I call him the man child. He is over 15 pounds and only two months old. All the kids just love him. Coba is a little mother to him. I don't need to use the baby monitor. She comes and tells me if he's crying and wants to help make him feel better. Some days it does feel like I have two babies, but it is a joy to have them all. Life is very busy for me and I know I don't have anything under control but the kids are still alive and we are healthy. We are blessed.
I've taken the last couple of weeks and ran away to Idaho to visit my parents. It's nice to have Nana close at hand. Now if I can only talk her into moving to Utah and be my live in Nanny. The kids are having a blast and our new uncle Terance has spoiled them rotten with sweet deals he's gotten at the yard sales. I'm gonna have to start bringing a trailer with me when I come for a visit. I leave with more stuff then when I came. I even tried my hand at being domestic. Believe it or not I did some sewing while I'm here. I made a care seat cover for Stehle's car seat. We've had some blow-outs and had to scramble to find something for him to ride in. It looks pretty good in my opinion. I'd post a picture but I don't have my camera adapter so I'll post it later. The trip is coming to a close and I'm not really wanting to return to real life. But all things must come to an end.
I better get back to being a mom. Until next time...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Where is the pause button?

Can you believe we are in April? Time flies! Danny was just asking me the other day if I felt like time is moving faster and faster. I said yes, and no. I think when your pregnant it can do both at the same time.
We are getting closer to the due date of the new baby (May 15th) I can't wait. But also I feel I need more time. Crazy right? Sometimes I feel like I am telling myself "just breath" because too much is going on too fast. But then I look out side and think it's still December.
I am ready for the snow to be over. I know coming from me that is quite amazing to hear. I love it cold, but I'm tired of this warm to cold to warm to cold weather. I'm ready for spring. Nothing too hot just a nice 65 to 70 degrees. I know pretty soon the skip forward button will be pressed and I'll be wishing for these nice cold days. I really don't like the heat. I get alittle cranky! Ok ALOT cranky!
We also have Harper's birthday coming up. He is soo excited. Not as excited about the Jazz game we get to go to tonight. Danny got them tickets at Christmas, and now the game is finally here. Like I said time moves fast and slow all at the same time.
We did have my parents and Trevor here last week for a visit. It was awesome! But the parentals need a reminder to update their blog! Hint Hint! Trevor got engaged on Valentines Day to his sweetheart April. They are saying the "I DO's!" on June 6th. So Trevor comes often but we don't see him often. How does that work? Hey when you have a wedding to plan it takes all your vacation time right? He will be married to a Utahan and usually you stay in Utah when you marry one, so we will see how they do after they try the east coast. They might be back and if we have three of the four married siblings here maybe we can get the parentals to follow! Sorry Jaime we are still wanting them to come to the dark side!
Yet again time is moving faster then I am. I need to get everyone and myself ready for tonight. Who knows next time I blog I'll have the baby and we will know if it's a boy or girl!

Monday, January 12, 2009

No News Is Good News... Right?

Yeah I know it's been a while. I have excuses but we all know the saying to that... Anyways life here is going pretty well. I think the snow storms have finally stopped for a while. Danny is very happy but Harper not so much. I try and cheer for both sides. So while Danny is at work I get excited or pout with Harper that there is or isn't snow and when Danny's home I nod my head in agreement about how bad the weather is and how there are alot of crazy drivers when it snows! Keoni is okay with the snow he'll go out if Harper is out, but Coba. Not so much. She wants to go with the boys but as soon as we get her bundled up and sent outside she looks around and comes right back shaking her head no. Oh well. Maybe she'll grow into it, or maybe she will be like her Dad and wish for 70 degree weather all year long. (boy are they in the wrong climate for that!)
The pregnancy is going well. We had the ultrasound and NO we didn't find out the sex. But it is an alien with 10 fingers and 10 toes and all the other proper body parts. We are hoping the nurse was telling the truth when she said all looks good. We are still on for the middle of May but I am already as big as a house.
We will write more later. If I remember. haha Until then, peaceout!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Baby # 4

For those of you who haven't been told, yes we are expecting again! This new one is due in the middle of May. We are excited, once we got over the shock of how soon it was. I, of course am already showing. I guess that's what happens when you have healthy size kids and your not very tall. Dan is still working construction, and I have quit the Wal-Mart. I know tear! Not really I was ready to go. So yet again I am a stay at home mom and keeping very busy with the kids. It's just nice to have sleep now! We are all excited for the holidays and can't wait for the "Big Turkey Day" as Harper calls it. Hope everyone has a great holiday!