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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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Ever have one of those days when it’s going really swell and then there’s that one thing that pops up and tries to ruin everything?! That happened to me today.

Everything was going great. Woke up early (not as early as I intended, but early!) had some coffee, made a few phone calls before the kids woke up, and the morning was going great. The kids woke up and we had breakfast and they had a chance to play before we started school. Everything was going really smooth and it stayed that way for most of the day. Jeremy started back at the tattoo shop today and he arrived back home around 4. We were glad to have him home with us. He was home for about 30 minutes before I got a phone call that would ruin my good mood. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say I was a little irritated. Thankfully my husband was here to help me stay level-headed and get me to think about the way I was feeling.

It’s so easy to have one thing happen and it ruin your entire day. But, why do we let it? It’s our decision to feel that way. I told my husband I just needed 5 minutes to feel this way and I’d be done. You know what? It works. Give yourself that allocated time and let yourself feel sorry for yourself or whatever it is you feel. Then make the decision to be over it. That’s it…you’re done. You’d be amazed at what this does for you. No matter how mad I am, nothing is so bad that I should let it ruin the time with my husband and kids. They deserve more than that and so do I.

It’s hard to do this at first, but if you practice it enough it gets easier and you will find that your stress levels go way down. You can’t control everything, but you can control yourself. I know I’ve said it before, but I am so thankful for Jerms. I have learned so much from him and we are continuously growing. (I love that man!)

Maybe you already practice this, but there may be someone out there who needs to hear this. Sometimes I read or hear something and I think ‘Duh! Why didn’t I think of that before?’ Sometime’s you just need to hear it from someone else’s point of view and it just makes perfect sense. Don’t let that one thing or person ruin your happiness. It’s not worth it! Choose to be happy. It’s better that way!

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We are looking forward to a very long day tomorrow. The kids have been on a count down for the last 7 days and their wait is finally over! Tomorrow we are taking the 3 kids and my mother in-law to Frontier City! YAY!

Bonus isn’t big enough to ride all the rides, but he would if he could. He is my little dare-devil.

It will be so nice to have Pam (mom-in-law) there to help with the kids. I’m sure the lines will be long and that will probably mean cranky children!

The high temp. for tomorrow is 97…I’m just happy it’s not 100+ although I’m sure it will feel like it.

Everyone is asleep and ready for the big day. I better hit the hay myself or I’ll be dragging my feet in the morning.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Steph Shock


I’ve always loved getting mail (as long as it’s not bills!) and I enjoy sending cards to people when they least expect it. It’s nice to get a little note every once in a while to say hi and just let someone know you’re thinking of them. I don’t think people do that enough. Most are too busy to sit down and jot a little note to say “hey! I was just thinking about you.”

Today I sat down and made a Thank You card for my hand therapist Brenda.

She is amazing and deserves more than just a card. Everyday I dreaded going to therapy, but I always had a great time while I was there. Besides the pain she put me through, she always made me laugh…always comforted me when I was in pain…and she did wonders for my hand. If it wasn’t for her I’d still be one-handed! She is great at her job and you can tell she really loves what she does. I feel lucky to have met her and I hope she enjoys the card I made her.

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I love the bright colors and miss matched patterns. It reminds me of Brenda’s personality…happy and fun. I think she will really like it! I enjoyed making it and hope it puts a smile on her face. It’s the least I could do after all she has done for me.

I’m off to make another card. Both kids are at grandmas tonight, so I have lots of me time to craft and spend time with the hubs.

See you tomorrow!

Steph Shock


Hello friends. I have some wonderful news to share with you. A few post ago I told you about our wreck and how I broke my left hand. I had my cast removed June 6th and since then I’ve been doing hand therapy 2-3 times a week. It’s an hour drive there and an hour drive back, an hour and a half of therapy, and it hurts!! Talk about taking up a lot of time throughout my week! Do I want my hand better? YES! So…I know it’s worth it. I’ve been so frustrated with my progress. Just wanting to be better and get on with my life. My attitude has been in such a slump lately.

Well….today I got great news! My hand is not exactly perfect, but it’s getting there! My therapist says with a lot of work at home I may be able to stop coming in every week! I am so thrilled. I have my actual doctor appointment tomorrow and it’s really up to her. But, the fact that my therapist feels like I am so close to not coming is a huge step. I feel like finally I’ve made some real progress and I’m almost there. A big sigh of relief!  I think I’ve been smiling since I left the therapist this morning. 🙂

Today has been a great day! I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. We’re off to Granny’s house. She’s making us dinner and my tummy is hungry.

See you tomorrow.

Steph Shock