Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day #272 - September 29, 2009

A Wedding Present from Shawn's Parents

This came in the mail yesterday from Shawns Mom & Dad and I immediately fell in love with it...and had the perfect place for it - right beside the picture of them when they were a very young couple. My only hope is that Shawn and I will continue to have the relationship that we have now, and that I can continue to look at his parents' 45+ year marriage and tell Shawn that I want what they have. Life is good for me today and I am very happy, as I celebrate eleven days now of being Mrs Shawn Patrick Folk...

Day #271 - September 28, 2009

Facebook Addiction...

Okay, so this is bad. I have to admit that I am completely addicted to the games on Facebook, but now my son is too....or at least one of them anyways. Fish World is his game of choice....easy enough to do...buy tanks, clean tanks, buy fish, feed fish....fish grow up, you sell the fish and then you start over again. And since he's always wanting to use the laptop, I moved it to the dining room table for him....so now he can play whenever he wants. I think he's actually up to 14 tanks now....and since he's going to his Dads tomorrow for 2 days, guess who gets to clean those 14 tanks and feed all those fish....yep, you guessed it....ME!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Day #270 - September 27, 2009

The Mattress on the Floor

Okay, so yesterday when Garrett and I came home from Applebee's, Shawn had our mattress on the living room floor...Why you ask?? Well, Shawn has some back problems and they are a constant thing for him, as well as the pain, and lately it's been getting worse. We think the bed isn't helping matters, as here lately I've been waking up with lower back pain myself. We're not really sure whether it's the mattress or the box springs or the whole thing....but since beds are expensive, we're going to try a few things first before we make that large purchase! Last night we actually slept on the mattress just as you see it...yep, on the floor and in the living room. I have to admit that I slept well and woke with no back pain, and Shawn slept better too...so last night was the first test....not sure what we're doing tonight though.

The reason for the picture today is this...Garrett has been jumping on the mattress all day and has stuffed the pillows between the sectional and the mattress so he doesn't "hurt himself" he said...Can't help but laugh at him for having some fun....as I'm typing this, he's preparing to lay down on the floor with the covers (ours and all of his) and read another AR book....maybe I'll run take another picture.

Day #269 - September 26, 2009

Yesterday was a busy day...

First off, it was Shawn's 41st birthday! Happy Birthday Baby!!

Secondly, Garrett and I went to Applebee's first thing in the morning for a fundraiser that my ex-mother in law was having....so I took a picture or two there....It was a "flapjack" type deal and you got all the pancakes, sausage and bacon that you could eat.....and I swear that Garrett probably ate about 15 slices of bacon today!
Garrett with his Uncle Steven, and his dog Holly.

Then we came home and just hung out for awhile until Shawn had to go to work....then Jackie came over for awhile, and convinced us that we needed to go downtown and watch Richie Play (my ex). He's in a Bravarian Brass Band, and they were playing during the International Folk Festival that's going on this weekend. So we headed that way, in the drizzling rain (went on all day) and went to listen for about the last half hour or so....funny thing is, they played the "chicken dance" and my "chicken" son actually decided to do it, and I didn't have my camera...so I used my cell phone.....not the greatest pictures, but hey, I at least got to document the event! He did it quite well too! I was very proud of him!

Then afterwards, Richie came to pick Garrett up, and I sat around watching movies until Shawn got off work....and since it was his birthday, I was taking him out to dinner...The guys he works with gave him a sort of surprise party and they had cheesecake...so by the time he got to me, he wasn't very hungry, but we both managed to have a nice big salad from Ruby Tuesdays...

Nothing like getting your picture taken with a mouthful of food. Sorry Shawn! You know I love ya!
Then Shawn came home and still managed to find room for cake and ice cream...I swear, he's 41 today and is still a growing boy! LOL

Friday, September 18, 2009

Today is the day....

that I am going to marry this man...

...and become a step mom to two great kids, Tyler and Sarah...and this will be my family. I am truly, truly happy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Marriage License

Well...it's done. Shawn and I went this morning to apply for one. Rings have been bought too....just waiting for Friday! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Picture #210 - July 29, 2009

Library for AR Books

With the new year starting and the Accelrated Reading proogram starting as well, we were already 2 weeks behind....so I told Richie I was taking Garrett to the library with me (even though it was his day), and that I would drop him off when we finished picking out some books.....so today, we went to the Bordeaux Library to check out some AR books...

Picture #209 - July 28, 2009


Shawn and I are always taking advantage (and I do mean always) of the $5.00 footlong special that Subway has. We probably eat there at least twice a week now and tonight was one of those nights!