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Hello! Hello! It feels so good to be home!!

We had a great time while we were away, but nothing feels better than coming home.

We arrived home around 6:30 this evening. Amazingly the boys didn’t fight much in the car. That is always a plus!! Makes the trip much more enjoyable. Lucy is known to get car sick, but I am happy to announce she didn’t get sick on the way there or home. I was so delighted! She has been curled up on the bed since we got home. I think she’s glad to be the only dog in this house. There were 3 other dogs staying in the house where we stayed in Eureka. She’s not used to having so many doggie friends running around! She is one worn out puppy.

I think tonight I will follow in Lucy’s footsteps. I have a few things to wrap up on the magazine, but after a busy week/weekend I’m taking this night to relax! I’m off tomorrow, so I will have time to get my work done and get some birthday cards finished up. I’m looking forward to getting my Cameo out and getting some craft time in!

I’ll leave you with a cute picture the boys and I snapped yesterday.

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Enjoy your Monday!

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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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Eureka has been good to us this week. I swear it’s been the most relaxing vacation we’ve had. We have done nothing but relax the entire trip. It’s been amazing.

I wish I had more pictures to share with you, but you would be bored out of your mind!

We did go downtown for about 30 minutes. That was the highlight of our day. Just long enough to see a friend and pick up some fudge from Two Dumb Dames Fudge Factory. They have the best fudge. Diet or not…it’s hard to pass up while you’re here.

Like I said last night…we’ve had such a great time hanging out with our friends. It’s rare to go on vacation and not have a million places to visit everyday. The weather was cool, almost cold at times. Perfect day to stay inside and work on the magazine.

On another note, my iPhone has been acting a little strange. I updated to iOS 7 a few nights ago…not sure if it’s that or just my phone. Has anyone else updated and had any trouble with yours? My phone blacked out tonight and wouldn’t come back on for a while. I thought it was a goner, but it finally came back on and acts fine now. It’s strange.

If you’ve had problems let me know! I’m due for an upgrade, but in no rush to run out and grab a new phone.

Well…my hubby and Lucy(the dog) are snoring next to me. I think it’s my turn to get some sleep.

I’ll try to take pictures tomorrow around town to share with you all!

Happy Friday and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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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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Tomorrow we are leaving for a 5 day vacation. We are heading to the beautiful Eureka Springs to stay with some of our best friends.

Have you ever been? It’s an amazing place.


This is downtown Eureka. It’s breath taking. (I stole this picture from google images)

I haven’t packed anything yet. I am procrastinating. It’ll get done tomorrow.

My main focus is getting my 8 hours of sleep. I am exhausted.

I will make sure to take lots of pictures to share while we are gone.

If you don’t know what Eureka Springs is….you should google it. It’s full of history.

Have a great hump day.

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I’ve felt so much better lately. My attitude has been so down in the dumps and I just needed something to change. I don’t know if it was anything specific or maybe it was finally just the end of my rope.  I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m sure my husband and children are glad. 🙂

My doctor gave me great news today. No more therapy for this girl!! I have (hopefully) my last check up in 4 weeks and I will be done! Talk about HAPPY!

We also took about a week long vacation last week. We had a great time with our family and a lot of time to just relax. I love hanging out with the kids and Jeremy. I am so lucky to have a great little family. Marley is growing up so fast these days. She is so sweet…especially for a teenager. I dread the day she is to busy to hang out with her family. Its part of growing up, I know. I do love the time we’ve had together lately. She is the best big sister. The boys look up to her so much and can’t wait for her to come stay with us. By Thursday they are pretty much on a count down to picking her up.

Here’s a great picture I snapped while we were down by the river.


Great picture right? I tried to get Bonus to just smile, but this is totally his personality. He is a ham. He turned 4 a few weeks ago. Talk about time flying. Where did my baby go? Again, just looking at that picture makes me feel so lucky to have them.

Want to see something else totally great? Yes? Okay!!

Look what my great hubby made!


Is this not adorable!? I love it. We’re going to be revamping my craft room soon and he’s going to make me some for my supplies. I’m so excited. I love the gray stain. It’s just beautiful.

Well…It’s technically Friday. 12:30 am, but I had a great Thursday! I’m getting sleepy, better get some rest. August is turning out to be a great month. Wonder what tomorrow will hold? I can’t wait to find out. It’s so great to feel happy and positive again. Why do we ever get in those moods of negativity? Must stay positive! Happiness is a choice. I’d rather be happy anyday. 🙂

I hope today you will choose happiness too.

See you tomorrow.

Steph Shock

Well it’s day 2! I wish I could say I’ve thought about blogging all day and what I’d post about. Truth is I almost forgot. But the good news is…I REMEMBERED! That’s a good start right?
I downloaded the wordpress app. It has horrible reviews, but I’m hoping this will help with blogging on the go.
Today was an average day. We just got back from vacation yesterday, so today was a get back in the groove kinda day. It’s nice sleeping in my own bed, but I miss vacation life! One day, I wanna be on vacation everyday.
I don’t have much to share tonight. Nothing exciting here. I’ll try and do something fantastic tomorrow and have a great blog about it tomorrow.
See ya then.

Steph Shock!