Happy Anniversary! It's hard to believe it's been 6 years already... we've been through ups and downs and we've managed to beat the odds. We've learned how much we compliment each other over the years and make each other better people. It's still 'Me and You'....
31 August 2008
27 August 2008
Something silly.... Giving some credit where credit is due.... my wonderful b/f Stacy got me hooked on the refreshing taste of sparkling mineral water. It took some getting used to but now I love it! Anything to replace the carbonated Diet Cokes I so enjoy is great for me! I'm enjoying a nice 1 L bottle right now. Apparently the convenience stores 'round here in these parts choose not to sell mineral water, but in CA it's everywhere. Took me 10 minutes standing in front of the large beverage coolers some months ago to figure that one out! I have to purchase mine at either Target or Walmart..... no convenience there. (With this post I'll find out if she actually reads this blog... Love ya, Stace!)
Posted by Shawna and Chuck at 2:46 PM
We'll know by Friday when we close on our house. The people who are buying ours just sold theirs and are waiting on some last minute approvals on their buyers. Chuck and I need to put an offer on the house that we want within the next couple days and see what happens. If everything goes right it should be sometime in October that we'd move. I hate to say any of this is for sure because something can always happen and plans can change.
Posted by Shawna and Chuck at 10:36 AM
19 August 2008
So I know it's only August, but I'm trying to figure out what Cole should be for Halloween. I got him a puppy costume a couple months ago and as my sister warned me, he hates it on... and it's getting too small. So, I'm on the hunt for either a firefighter, another puppy or possibly a pirate. Old Navy has some really cute costumes that I've given some consideration. I am definitely a pre-pre-planner, which drives some people crazy... (I'm already on the lookout for NEXT years birthday party theme... and Cole just had his two months ago!)
'Get off of me.' Colton's new phrase when we're hugging, kissing, tickling or rough housing with him when he's crabby... said in the most whiny 2-year voice. He's getting really good at saying please, thank you and you're welcome. You're welcome is pretty new. He's always saying, 'Oops, sorry' if he happens to bump you, when he falls or for something insignificant. It's good he says sorry, but sometimes he's saying it for things he doesn't need to be sorry for. I don't want him to think that word doesn't have value because he says it so much. I'm sure that will come with age. One other wonderful age appropriate thing he's into now is hitting me and thinking it's funny. I don't know if he's doing for attention (which he gets plenty of) or just not wanting to be nice, but he's put in 'time out' every time he does it and has to apologize afterward. Hopefully that will pass soon. Good thing he's good at saying he's sorry! Other sayings:
'There, all better' (when he fixes something the way he wants it)
'Holy cow' (taught by daddy)
'Oops, sorry. You okay?'
Mmmm, it's good'
'It's broke, fix it'
'Help you' (Asking for help)
'Smile' (holding the camera trying to take a picture)
When asked a question, it's either a quick 'no' or 'nope' or 'noooo' or an exicited 'yeahhh' with the shaking of the head up and down.
Colton's favorites: (no particular order)
Breakfast in general
Jello & pudding
Cookies & crackers
Semi-trucks & cars
Motorized lawn mower & chasing you with it
Coloring on the side walk
Books & puzzels
Laying in mommy & daddy's bed
Renna (his puppy, he's the boss)
Routine & order
Dirty hands & washing his hand (go figure)
Sitting at the table
The trailer coming apart from his truck
Not getting his way (famous for his pout and crossing his arms across his chest, he looks just pitiful)
Leaving for daycare in the morning (so does mommy)
Showers (our bath tub needs to be replaced at the moment)
That's all I can think for now....
Posted by Shawna and Chuck at 8:28 AM
14 August 2008
I'm sure the 'hoards' of people who read this blog probably don't care... but, we passed our DOT Audit and received our Satisfactory rating again. There's some work we need to do to improve and policy and business practice changes, but today's a new day. Chuck and I apparently seem to be people that need to learn everything the 'hard way' and this is no exception. I never knew what a pain the ass owning your own business could be.... hopefully all this hard work and stress will pay off in the end. The stress of the audit is over and we will move on....
Posted by Shawna and Chuck at 8:28 AM
11 August 2008
Posted by Shawna and Chuck at 7:26 AM
06 August 2008
Tried giving Cole pop (7-up) for the first time last night because it's the only liquid I had access to at the office.... he gave me the worst face and told me it was 'icky'. Then he was mad because I didn't have anything else for him to drink.... yeah! he hates pop! (or maybe just 7-up). Either way... good! I certainly don't want to be be the pop drinkers Chuck and I are... although I have cut back from what I used to drink. Back to just milk, 100% fruit juice and water for Colton! Works for me!
Posted by Shawna and Chuck at 10:09 AM
05 August 2008
We've had confirmation that Champ did have liver cancer and it was spreading to his intestines and throat as well. I didn't find this out until recently... Chuck talked with the vet a few weeks ago about. Chuck doesn't want to talk about it, so unless I ask, that's usually the only way I get information out of him about it. We received the bill from the vet on Saturday... neither of us have been brave enough to open it... the $ doesn't matter, I just don't want to see the 'terms' of what was done on paper. When Chuck is ready to pick up Champ's ashes at the vet, I assume it'll get taken care of then.
Still working on the house sale. Looking at a October closing I guess, but we'll just have to wait and see. I hope the house we're interested in stays on the market until we can make an offer... otherwise we'll have to go to Plan B. Not sure what that is yet...
Colton's new deal in the morning is not wanting to get out of bed... telling me, 'I don't want to.' Well, Mommy doesn't want to get out of bed either... I sympathize.
2 year old Colton:
'I don't want to'
'I don't want it'
'Hi, buddy. Whata you doing?' (When daddy walks in the door.)
'Mommy, Mommy, Mommy! (running to me) Whata you doing?' (When I pick him up from daycare.)
'I know... '
'I think so'
'Mommy coming?' (Asks his daycare provider a couple times in the late afternoon before I come and get him.)
Posted by Shawna and Chuck at 10:34 AM