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It’s 2:30 am and I just ate dinner. I’m blogging from the road tonight. Heading to Lorain OH and not for vaca…It’s all business folks. My brother and I have been on the road since 4 o’clock and only stopping for bathroom breaks. I just finished my driving session…I had plenty of time to think while my brother was sleeping and it donned on me that I still needed to blog!!!! Thank goodness for iPhones!
We have another 7.5 hours to go before we deliver our load and turn around to head back to Oklahoma. It’s been nice getting to spend time with Brody. It’s probably the most time we’ve spent together since I was in high school. I sure do miss my boys. Can’t wait to get home and get some hugs and kisses.
Well…I’m off to get some rest. Wish us safe travels.
See ya tomorrow!
Steph Shock

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Today is our last full day in Eureka Springs. Although I will be sad to leave, we are ready to get back home. It’s been amazing staying with our friends. Much better than staying in a hotel, but it’s never the same as your own bed.

Today we did a little exploring around town, enjoyed lunch at Magnetic Spring, and took the boys to the park.

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It was the perfect weather for the park. We had a great time while we were there. Eureka has a really great park. It’s definitely one of our favorites.

Eureka has also added a music park recently. We stopped by and played some of the musical sculptures. The boys had a lot of fun here!

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After we were done playing around, we headed back to the house. The boy ran into an old friend and played around for a while, jumped on the trampoline, and then watched a little bit of Netflix while I did some work.  While the boys and I were hanging around the house, Jeremy and a few friends went cave exploring! Here’s a picture he texted me while they were out and about.

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Isn’t this awesome!? They had a lot of fun and came back with cool stories about their adventure. Maybe next time I’ll have to go!!

I’m sad to see our vacation coming to an end…We’re back on the road tomorrow.

Tomorrow night I will be blogging from my own comfy bed!!

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Hey! Blogging from Eureka Springs tonight. The weather is great here. Highs in the 80s…rain coming in tonight. I believe we have an 80% chance of rain tonight/tomorrow and high temps of 72! Yes….72 degrees.  I can’t believe it either.

We went and visited with Jeremy’s brother Chris and his wife Germaine today. They are making the move to Oklahoma sometime next week. I’m sure Jeremy is excited his brother will be closer. They had lots of stuff packed and ready, but you can tell they still have quite aways to go to being finished. I am so glad it’s not us moving this time! I can’t promise we will stay where we are for to long, but for the moment I’m glad I’m not the one packing.

We’ve had a great time on our trip. We have no plans while we are here, so it gives us a lot of good time with our friends.

We miss our friends. They are all amazing in their own way.

I often wonder why we moved away from this great place.

I don’t imagine we will stay gone much longer. I’m sure there’s a reason we moved back to Oklahoma, but I look forward to making our way back to the Ozarks. Jeremy and I may have been raised in Oklahoma, but this is our home. The kids love it here and that makes us happy.

Here’s a few pictures from our day today.

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I apologize for not getting to blog last night. I didn’t have any wifi and my phone was updating to iOS 7, so I couldn’t get my blog up.

I’m sure you were all wondering where I was, right?!!

Have a great day tomorrow! It’s FRIDAY!

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Today we went to the great state fair of Oklahoma!!

It was interesting to say the least. There are so many types of people at the state fair. It’s a great place to sit back and people watch. I look forward to going at least once every year.

My husband on the other hand could care less if we ever went back again.

While we were there it made me think about the interesting life the people live while traveling state to state to set up rides and such. I think it would be a neat experience.

Will I be running off to join the circus? No…but maybe if I didn’t have kids!

How fun would it be to travel around with Jeremy…meeting new people…exploring new places. I bet they have the time of their life!!

I’m sure in ways, it’s a rough life. But it’s what you make it.

I like to imagine what it’d be like to live a unordinary life. I feel like we are pretty outside the box in a lot ways, but we are a pretty standard family living the life you’re ‘supposed’ to live at the same time. If I could only step outside that box I’m so afraid of, life would be so different.

Different as in good or bad?

I guess I’ll never know until I decide to make those changes.

I feel like I’m getting closer. Closer to breaking through that mold I was raised to believe is the right way.

Can you believe I got all this insight from the state fair? Who knew the fair was so enlightening.

Sometimes the strangest things just make you think…

We had a lot of fun today. We were only there for a few hours before the rain came in and ran us out!

Here’s a few pictures of Atticus.

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I loved watching his face as he really let loose and enjoyed himself today.

He is a good boy.

See how cloudy it was! Maybe we should have picked a better day to go!

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Hey everyone. We have a great friend staying with us this weekend. She arrived today and we’ve had a great time so far. Her name is Raechel…Hi Racheal!!…she has traveled from Arkansas, just to see us! I feel so special. 🙂

We have a barbecue to attend tomorrow, but no other big plans. We played skip-bo tonight with my granny (sounds super exciting right?!) and had fun. I’m looking forward to just hanging out and enjoying the time she’s here.

Tonight’s a short post. My apologies. Skip-bo wore me out. I’m ready for bed.

Thank God it’s FRIDAY!

Enjoy your weekend.

Steph Shock

P.S. Today was our running day. It was easier today than any other day. My only regret was going at noon and it was so HOT!!! Great run though. We’ve officially made it through the first week of Couch to 5k! Yay!!


Well…we’re back from our vacation. We had a great time, but it’s always good to be back home! Wanted to share some of my favorite pictures with everyone. Enjoy!

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^We visited my cousin in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. It was beautiful there. We enjoyed a few hours at the beach. The boys loved the water and finding hermit crabs in shells. Besides Mississippi having a ton of gnats, I loved it there.

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^Bonus loved playing on the sandy beach.

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^Couldn’t leave Mississippi without trying some crawfish! I was very put off by the look of these things, but once I got the courage to try them they were actually pretty tasty. Glad I took the plunge.

We spent a few nights in Mississippi and left for our next destination. It took us about 9 hours of driving to arrive in sunny Florida. The boys did so well in the car while traveling. I was so proud of them and Lucy (our dog) for being such great travelers. It always makes the trip more enjoyable!

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^Bonus taking pictures on his ‘phone’.                    ^Atticus enjoying some chips!

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^Palm trees!! Clearwater Beach, Fl. It was beautiful here. My only complaint: there is so many people!!! This is different living then little Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We get busy in our tourist season, but nothing compared to the amount of people here. Finding parking was nuts. The white sand was so pretty and the weather was great…windy, but great.

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^Look at these little stud muffins. 🙂

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^Atticus and Mommy. I love the boys in their little sunglasses.

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^Bonus and Daddy! I mean seriously…those glasses are so freaking cute!

We had a really great time. Visited with our friends that lived in Clearwater. The boys ran around with their kids. We drove over to Tampa one day. It was an amazing time. On our way home we went through Memphis…had to stop for some Memphis BBQ. Talk about delicious. Words cannot even describe how good it was! After a week on the road, we arrived in Eureka a little before midnight. We were all tired and glad to be home in our own bed. Lucy slept for about 2 days straight. I think she was happier than anyone to be home. She is so funny sometimes!