Friday, November 07, 2008

Vacation, Award and Prayers

I'm probably going to be all over the place in this post. First off, I got a blogger "award":) Thank you to Colleen at The Princess & The Monkey for thinking my ramblings were worth reading!

The rules of the award:

1. List 6 things about yourself

2. Pass this award on to others

Six things about me:

1. I got the stomach flu on Tuesday, it was horrible. I pray that no one else gets it!

2. When I was little I wanted to be a barrel racer when I grew up.

3. I liked horses so much I majored in them in college. I have a degree in Equine Science with a concentration in Industry. I worked at the Arabian Horse Association for two years before I became Josie's mommy (it was an experience, being that I am a Quarter Horse girl at heart!). I still have a state 4-H judging card, and though I haven't judged since Marie got sick it's something I love doing.

4. I still get up at night at least once to make sure Josie is breathing, Marie sleeps next to me and I check that she is still breathing far more often.

5. I'm still nursing Marie. I've nursed her twice as long as I nursed Josie (she weaned herself at 10 months). I hope that we can continue nursing for a long time to come, although I never considered myself a proponent of long term breastfeeding, it is nice.

6. At our house, we girls must always have our toenails painted. Marie always has hers painted too. It's a girl thing, Daddy doesn't understand.

Pass the award along...

I'm going to pass it on to 4 of my favorite blogs to read. They're the ones I find myself checking at least once a day!

1. Bear and Bambi's Adventures

2. Angels

3. Gavin's Voice

4. I'll Stand By You

Next up, is a very cool thing I discovered at Bring The Rain. Her post, Seven Prayers a Day, hit home for me because I do pray for my children every day, but sometimes I'm a little lost on what to ask for. I pray more in vague ways, let them be healthy, let them be happy, let them know peace, but I love the way she has done this. When things are rocky here I get such a peace from scripture, and I love the idea of praying it aloud to my girls. What a comforting thing for both of us. I'm going to try really hard to put this into practice, and I wanted to post on it because maybe it's something some of you would like to do to.

The seven prayers are listed on the Bring the Rain website and I'm thinking I'll print out a couple and put one on the fridge, one in Josie's room, etc. and try to get into the habit.

Lastly, you can catch us later, we're outta here! Tomorrow morning we are leaving for a much needed, much anticipated vacation that I didn't want to say anything about because if Marie wasn't doing well we wouldn't go. But she is, and we are so we're going! We rented a cabin in the mountains and we'll be gone until next Wednesday!

See you all later!



A Farmer's Wife said...

Congrats on your award! You are quite the country girl...we country girls must stick together!!! Glad you are feeling better! I hate the stomach flu! Actually I hate to be sick in any form because it slows me down way too much!!!

Michaelene said...

Shan - did you know that you are one of my most favorite people in the whole world?! Thank you for the award, I humbly and graciously accept. I will wait until you get back to meet my criteria for the look for it on Thursday ;)
I hope you guys have a wonderful, fantabulous, safe, healthy, fun, warm, love filled vacation! Don't forget the camera.
And I'm with you, sista, on Angie's blog - I love that she posted the 7 prayers.
Love, prayers and hugs, my friend - for all of you!

melinda said...

Shannon, I had to laugh about this post. My husband thinks I am crazy b/c I still get up to check on our 3 and 1 year old. If the oldest isn't making any noise I will get in bed beside her to make sure I can hear her breathing. I will actually nudge the little one since I can't get in her crib to make sure she is still breathing. I am a huge fan of long term breastfeeding! I nursed Finley until she was 2 and am still nursing Peyton at 16 months. Congrats on the award!! You so deserve it!! And a big thank you for opening up your world and your home to complete strangers. I think about Marie daily and pray for her too! I hope you all enjoy your much needed rest! Be safe!!

Holly said...

congratz on the award and thanks for passing it on! I humbly but not so graciously accept because don't think gracious means you go wake your husband and call your mom for something like this!! ;) Thanks.
I didn't know you were a 4 H girl.. :) learn something new everyday...
Well, have a good weekend.

The VW's said...

Thanks so much for the award! I feel so honored! I enjoy reading your blog more than you know and feel very blessed to have 'met' you and your sweet girls through it!

I hope your family has a wonderful time away! Sounds like a very peaceful trip that you have planned! May you all be greatly blessed by it!

Thanks again! Can't wait to hear how your vacation was!

The VW's said...


I just wanted to let you know that I finally made your german apple cake and the verdict at our house was..........YUM!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! My boys couldn't believe that I had actually made it because it tasted so good!

I hope that you are having/had a wonderful time on your vacation!