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I bet you guys thought I forgot about blogging tonight! NOPE!! It’s 3 a.m. and I’m still awake.

I’ve had a full day of crafting, working on the magazine, and cleaning. The boys were pretty good today. Not as much fighting as yesterday! Yippee!!

I just finished a card for my moms partner. Cari’s birthday was September 19th and we were in Eureka Springs on vacation. I should have made her card before we left…that just didn’t happen. So I did it today! Better late then never, right?

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In the picture from left to right: Me, My mom Tricia, Cari, and my brother Brody.

It’s not really a birthday card…more like a ‘We love you! Sorry I didn’t mail you a birthday card!’ type of card. Does that make sense?

I did some Halloween crafting today as well. Tomorrow the boys and I are going to paint mini pumpkins. That should be fun! I’m looking forward to Halloween. The weather is changing and I am loving the cooler temps. I need to get the fall decor out. Maybe I’ll get to that tomorrow.

It’s getting late. A few episodes of Portlandia and then I’m off to bed.

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Hey friends! (It’s okay to call you that, right?) I had a pretty great day today. Nothing super exciting happened, but you know those days you just feel great? Well…that was me today.

I am not a morning person and I had to wake up early. If I wake up on my own at 7 a.m. that’s fine, but I hate waking up to an alarm. (I don’t care what time it is. I hate it.) Anyway…I woke up early and did my morning routine. Surprisingly feeling great. I had to be at work by 9, so I hit the road by 8:30. (I work part-time for my family’s business 2-3 days a week.) I could tell my step-mom was not in a great mood as I arrived and that worried me. Normally she is all smiles. She was outside as I pulled up and I could already sense her distress. As soon as I got out of the car I said “Good morning sunshine!” She gave me a half-smile and we walked in. 

I stayed positive and we had our normal morning chit-chat. I know she’s been stressed lately. It happens to the best of us. We are really good at keeping each other on the right track. We support each other on our weight loss journeys and positive mindsets. If we need to rant…we let it all out…we get it out of our systems and we move on. It works well for us. I knew I’d eventually get a smile back on her face by the end of the day! 

Here comes the boring part…we worked. And we worked. We were actually really productive today! Yay us!! I could tell the longer the day went on, the better she was starting to feel. She was starting to talk more, smiling, and being her regular self. (It might have helped that she got good news at lunch, but I like to imagine it was all me!) We have a lot of fun together. Even though we are ‘working’ it doesn’t seem like work. It seems like a productive day with my friend. A great friend at that. 

Once my work day was over, I headed home to see the family. My mother in law took us out to dinner tonight. My hubbys brother is in town, so we all had dinner together. We had mexican…my fav! Afterwards, I swung by my grannies and chatted with her for a bit. She didn’t have her hearing aids in, so she was loud as ever tonight! 

So…see what I mean? I didn’t do anything super awesome today, but overall it was great! I had a great attitude for most of it! I mean sure…I can think of a few times I gave my husband the evil eye, but that’s to be expected right? 😉 

I like days like today. Normal days. Where everything just seems to fall in place. 

It’s nice to stop and smell the roses sometimes. Even on the days you’d least expect it.

I’m grateful for my family today. 

I’m also grateful that tomorrow is FRIDAY!! 

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Hey everyone! I don’t know if you know this about me or not…I LOVE tattoos!

Luckily for me my husband Jeremy is super good at them!

Jeremy and I have been together for 11 years. He is my best friend. I don’t know what I’d do without him. Seriously. I love this man more than life. (you get the idea)

I’ve been wanting to get something special for him.

I told him I was ready and he drew something up for me. It was perfect! Last night the boys were with my mom, so we thought it’d be the perfect time to do it. I’m excited to show you how it turned out.

Here it is!

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Isn’t it beautiful!!! He did such an amazing job. I admire him for all his talents. I swear…he is good at everything. I would love to have half the talent he has.

He has a blog called Jeremy Makes Stuff…If you are interested you should totally check it out! He’s always doing something and I laugh because it’s from one extreme to the other. I never know what he’s going to be up too.

Well folks…It’s late and I still need to get my crazy kids in the bath and ready for bed.

I hope you had the best weekend ever.

We are off to the State Fair tomorrow! I will take lots of pictures and make sure to share them with you tomorrow.

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The last few days we’ve had some stuff come up and it’s got me thinking…am I living the life I want to live?

If I were to come down with some rare disease and the doctor told me I had a year to live…how would that make me feel? I’ll tell you how I’d feel…horrible!

Lately I’ve really been pondering this.

Don’t get me wrong…we live a great life, but I think about all the things I wanna do that I don’t. Why? Because I’m scared? Because I worry about what others will think?

Why do I let fear rule me? What’s there to be scared of?

There’s so much that I limit myself too and for the life of me I don’t know why I do this.

I don’t wanna wait until someone tells me my time is almost up. Heck…I’d be lucky to even get a heads up. You never know what’s going to happen.

So…I’ve decided I better get to living. I mean…that’s what life is all about right?

Sometimes I guess you just need a wake up call.

Here’s a few pictures from our day.

We took a little field trip today and enjoyed the nice weather.

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Yes…I dress the kids alike! I love it! I’ll do it as long as they let me. 🙂

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Under all those tattoos there’s a gentle soul.  Jeremy is a great husband and amazing father. I love this man so much and feel lucky to have him be all mine!  Check out that great beard. 😉

We had a great day today. Hope you did too.

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Hello all! Did everyone have a good day today? Mine was pretty good. Today was our running day…I always feel great afterwards. I had a chance to hang out with my granny this evening. She is such a hoot. I swear…I wish you could meet her. She’s loud, crazy, and knows how to play a good hand of Skipbo. She’s smart and smart mouthed. 😉 She’s not your average grandma. She’s 72 and gets around like a 50-year-old. When we go shopping, I swear she has more energy than me!

I stayed the night with her on a regular basis when I was younger. I remember sitting on the porch swing and she’d listen to me read. She came to every sporting event I had growing up. I could hear her screaming at me over hundreds of people. She was my biggest fan.

Now that we moved back to Oklahoma, she lives less than a mile away from us. The boys love her. Bonus is staying the night with her tonight and she spoils him rotten. He loves going to grannys house. He’d probably live over there if I let him. Not to mention, she lives across the street from the park!

I’m very thankful they get to spend time with her like I did growing up.

She makes me laugh on a daily basis and I feel grateful to have her around.

Here’s a picture of her and the boys from last December.

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She doesn’t have internet and she will never see this post…but I want everyone to know how grateful I am to have such a great grandma. She may drive me nuts at times, but it doesn’t matter. She is still the best grandma I could ever ask for.

See you tomorrow.

Steph Shock


We had the pleasure of having a date night tonight. The boys are at my mom’s house for the night and we decided to hit up a movie. We saw ‘We’re the Millers.’ It was hilarious. Seriously. It was a lot funnier than I expected. I heard its gotten some bad reviews, but I would recommend it to anyone that liked comedies.

After the movie was over we came home. It’s so quiet here without the boys. Lucy walks around and mopes when they’re not here. It’s kinda pitiful. I sure do miss them, but it’s nice to get some alone time with the hubby.

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Jeremy is my best friend. So, lucky to have a husband that I enjoy being around. We have so much fun together. We’ve been together for 11 years and I think we have as much fun, if not more, than when we first started dating. I appreciate everything he does for us and our family. He’s a great dad to our kids and a great husband. Love you Jerms!! 

We’ve been sidetracked from our couch to 5k. I think we will start that back up tomorrow. I really want to start focusing on our diets and exercise more. That’s my next big change and scariest for me. It takes so much dedication and I’m so afraid of failing at it. But, trying is better than doing nothing about it. Right?!

Off to bed! See you folks tomorrow.

Steph Shock