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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope you all had a safe and joyful holiday with everyone you love. We had a great day today and ate way to much yummy food. We started out going to Jeremys moms house. She lives 1/2 mile from us, so it was nice to have a short drive this year vs. 5 hours last year. She always makes a delicious spread and this year was no different. She made a new cheesecake dessert that was super delicious. After leaving her house we headed to my side of the family. My grandma isn’t doing so well…she has battled cancer for a while now and things aren’t looking so well for her. She looked amazing tonight. Her spirits are high and I’m so glad that we we’re able to make it to dinner. Most of the family was there and the food was awesome. (I love to eat….Thanksgiving is on top of my favorites list.) My step-mom Kim and sisters Chelsea and Lindsea cooked most of the food. It was totally different then what we had at Pam’s house, so it was nice to have a variety. It was so good. I will be hitting Kim up for a few of her recipes!! All in all we had a great day. I’m so glad I had the chance to hang out with my grandma. I really wanted to get some pictures with everyone, but we were all so busy talking that it totally slipped my mind. I enjoy spending time with that side of my family and really should do it more.

We have one more Thanksgiving tomorrow. I’m going to Grannys early to help her get it ready. I’m trying to really help this year, so eventually I can take over. 🙂 That’s exciting and scary to me all in one.

I’m so thankful for so much in my life. I have the best husband and kids that anyone could ever imagine. I love them so much. I have a roof over my head. I am thankful for that every time I take the dogs outside and I’m freezing!! We have great friends and family that I’m thankful we could enjoy lunch/dinner together today. I am so thankful for all our DCC contributors. We are getting better and better everyday and it has so much to do with these ladies. They are so talented and love what they do. I don’t know how we got so lucky finding them, but I know I am grateful for everything they do.

There’s so much more that I could ramble on about…but I’m so tired. I can barely keep my eyes open. Again, Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who takes time to read my posts. I am also thankful for you. What are you most thankful for this year? I’d love to know.

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Hey y’all! I’m here to catch you up on the last few days. Here we go…

Not much has happened!

Haha Kidding! No…but seriously. Nothing to exciting has been happening. We got some ice/snow and pretty much stayed in the house for the last 3 days. We’ve been baking, doing puzzles, working on the magazine, more baking, and playing Wii. It was really nice to get that family time all to ourselves. I love winter…as long as I don’t have to go outside.

Thanksgiving is in a few days. I am excited! I love Thanksgiving. It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year. On another note…I haven’t bought one Christmas gift yet. That stresses me out a little bit…but this won’t be the first year it gets done at the last minute. Luckily the kids don’t really want anything super big this year. It should make for an easy shopping experience. Last year I did most of my shopping online, but since I’ve waited so late this year I doubt I’ll be able to do that. Bummer!!!

Here’s a few pictures from our week.

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I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!!! Talk to you soon!

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Hello….are you ready for some puppy cuteness overload? Meet Juno…she is the newest member to the Shock family and we are all in love! She is the sweetest and most well-behaved puppy ever. Sure, she has that little puppy whine every now and then, but overall she has done very well. I had prepared myself for much worse. I thought the first week would be a nightmare. Given we are only on our 3rd day and yes, it could indeed get worse…I have a feeling it will continue to go smoothly. She is such a great dog and I believe we are lucky to have found her.

Here’s a few pictures of sweet Juno. I will only spare you a few out of the 100 I’ve probably taken. 😉

This is Juno on our way home Saturday.
Every worry I had about getting a puppy flew out the window
when I saw her sweet face in person.
I LOVE her.

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Here is Juno’s first Instagram photo that
introduced her to the world!
Look at her markings in this picture.
Aren’t they beautiful?!

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Juno loves Mister B. She wants to be on the couch
as close to him as possible. He is eating it up too!
Bonus loves animals more than any kid I know.

Juno and BubLast, but not least….Here are my loves.
Everyone getting their bonding time in with Juno,
even Lucy! Lucy has done so great with
the new puppy. Very proud of her.

FamilyPicSo…there you have it. I know everyone who reads this will be having puppy fever! I was really worried about adding to our household, but I am so glad we did. Jeremy reassured me that everything would turn out fine and so far it has. We couldn’t be happier with our newest member to the Shock home.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Be prepared to see a lot more in the future!

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I didn’t blog last night! Oops! I didn’t finish working until 10:30 and then I cooked Jeremy a late dinner. He had an appointment at 7 that lasted about 3 hours, so it was a late night for him at work. After I cleaned up the kitchen, we went to bed and it didn’t take long before I was out. As my eyes were closing I thought to myself, “You didn’t blog!” It was already to late though…I was exhausted.

I have a lot of stuff to do today, but as of right now I’m hanging out between chores watching cartoons and thought I’d write my post to make up for yesterday. Atticus had a wacky day yesterday. He was so moody and it seemed like nothing would make him happy. He thought he was having the best day ever until I told him we couldn’t eat at Sonic for dinner. Apparently I ruined his entire day!! He cried and threw a little fit for about an hour and finally fell asleep in the car as we were heading home. I knew he was tired, but I still don’t think that’s an excuse to act out all day. Let’s just say I’m glad he got some good sleep and is in a better mood today.

Both the boys are grounded from everything electronic today. They’ve gotten really bad about fighting with each other, so I took away what they love most. Wii and iPads. They spend too much time on them anyway and have been playing really good with their actual toys since the grounding. They are really into cars right now. Hot wheels and such. It’s nice to see them on the floor playing and not with their face in an iPad. I guess I need to put stricter time limits on the electronic usage throughout the day.

I’ve got a hot bath running and I need to fold  some laundry. We need to hit up Wal-Mart today and grab some things for the new puppy!! Only 1 more day. Today is Lucy’s last day to be the only dog in the house. I hope it’s an easy transition for both of them.

Look how beautiful she is. Talk about best dog ever. I can only hope Juno is half as awesome as Lucy.

LucyLou

Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

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Well…I’ve been MIA for the last few days and let me tell you it’s been nice! I needed a break and I got just that. The last few days have been packed with quality family time and work from home. It’s been amazing.

I think our nice weather is officially over. It was 70 yesterday and below freezing today! It is a little chilly outside. Luckily, we took the boys to the park for a picnic and play time before the cold front rolled in.

I seriously don’t have much to share. That is how exciting my last few days have been. Nothing but relaxation! I have to work tomorrow and I dread having to leave the house. Did I mention how cold it is? Brrrrr

I do have one fun thing to share.

We are getting a puppy! 

We pick her up Saturday.

Here’s a sneak peek picture.

Juniper

Is she not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?? Her name is Juniper…not sure if we will keep it at that. If you have name suggestions please let me know! Who knew I’d turn into a dachshund lover. I have a feeling her and Lucy will get along perfect! Lucy needs a little pup to snuggle with.

Tomorrows hump day. Hump dayyyyy! (Have you seen that commercial? It’s so stupid that it’s funny.)

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I love Saturdays. So laid back with nowhere to rush off to. The boys and I did some grocery shopping today. While we were getting ready the door bell rang. I assumed it was my mother-in-law, who was going shopping with us, but when I opened the door it was four little kids asking if the boys could come out and play. Huh? When did this happen? My boys are to little for this!! Before I know it, they will be running all over town with friends. I seriously can’t even believe that. I wish I could just stop time…I don’t want them to grow up!!

After we did our grocery shopping, the boys friends came back over and they played outside for hours. It’s November and it’s freaking gorgeous outside. It’s almost ridiculous how nice the weather has been lately. We walked to the park and played and then headed back home. We had a big night of fun ahead….BABYSITTING!  We had the chance to watch our neighbors little girl tonight….she’s six months old and just precious. We had a good time and the boys were awesome with her. They were so gentle and loving. It was nice to see them with her and not the rough and tough brothers I’m use to seeing on most nights. They are the best kids I could have ever imagined having. I feel lucky to be their momma.

Well, everyone’s tucked into bed and I’m still up watching Netflix. I feel like I may be catching a cold. Yuck! I’m starting to get congested and that is horrible for me. I’d rather get stabbed in the leg  (maybe I’m exaggerating) than have a head cold. Nothing is more frustrating than a stuffy nose when you’re laying in bed trying to get to sleep and you can’t breathe! On that note, I’m going to take some meds and hope that it’ll knock it out.

Hope you enjoyed your Saturday and have a great Sunday with your family.

Thanks for reading!

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Hey there…happy hump day! I had a pretty laid back day today. Atticus has had a little bit of a cough lately, so today we stayed home. I was supposed to go to work, but that’s the joy of working with family! I had a headache when I woke up and just took two Excedrin about an hour ago. I’m hoping I will wake up in the morning headache free!

School was awesome today. We started off with some art. My husband should definitely be our art teacher, but hey…it’s Pre-K/Kindergarten! I can’t be that bad, right? A few years from now, he needs to really take that over. The boys are doing so well with school. Bonus is really catching on and I’m so proud of him for how far he’s come in the last few months. When we started he had trouble with the alphabet and messed up on his counting here and there. Now he is right along side Atticus in every worksheet that we do. I can’t give him enough credit. It’s so sweet to see his face light up when I say “Bubba, you did so good!” It’s just precious. I feel lucky that I am able to see them learning AND be the one who is doing the teaching. When the school year started I was stressing out. I put so much pressure on myself and thought there was no way I could give them the education they needed. Wrong! Home school is awesome and I wouldn’t change it for the world. My boys are smart…I know that. They are learning at their own pace, whether that’s faster or slower. It doesn’t matter. We are learning and we are having fun at the same time as a family. I love it and the boys love it too. Even Bonus said today, “I like school!” When we first started the year he hated it. He hated sitting down at the table…he would rather be playing or something else. Now he’s the first one to the table. That’s cool! I feel like I’m at least doing something right. Thanks to my husband who told me I was capable of doing it when I was crying and stressed out. I almost….ALMOST…put them in public school, which I’m sure would have been fine, but I’m so glad WE decided that home school was right for us. Yes…it takes time and patience (which some days I have more than others) but it’s worth it. I love them boys so much.

Kids

 

Have a great Thursday everyone!

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