Monday, June 11, 2007


I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a fun filled weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with Doug's sister and her family and another family. It was just what the doctor ordered, a little getaway weekend. No projects at home, yaaa! We stayed in a really nice condo with a hot tub, our own room, patio overlooking the lake, a grill, even an area for the adults to "party" with a bigscreen TV and a poker table. Saturday we rented a boat, a tube, and a waverunner and spent most of the day on the lake. Sunday morning we woke up to rain which was perfect, the girls got to do a short shopping spree at the outlet malls and then it was back to reality! Thank you Krissy and Ed for planning the trip. We had a great time with all of you! Ella had a blast too, she got to swim in the pool and watch all the commotion in the boat. Truly a great weekend. We finished it off watching the disappointing Sopranos Finale, anyone else disappointed. I just started watching about a year or so ago with Doug so I wasn't all that invested but it still didn't live up to the hype.
I am glad to hear Paris is back in jail, I didn't get all the details but I think she needs to do her time for her crime!
As far as my health goes, I am doing well, I had a few concerns last Thursday, we got those addressed and everything is fine. Just the typical day to day pains that come and go that a little "medication" can't fix. I go in to get my labs drawn again today, the needle poking never ends, good thing I got used to needles. When I was very young I hated needles, as most kids do. I would fight and flail to try to avoid a shot. I even stopped telling my mom when I had a sore throat because I didn't want to have to go to the doctor and get a shot in my butt. Ugh.
I got a call from Chris Ireland on friday, who was also heading to a lake for the weekend. He was intending to talk to one of Jen's doctors, who they became close friends with during her treatment. He wanted to talk to him about my case and see if he had any insight as far as other treatment. I think that is incredible that Chris cares enough to do that for me. He hardly knows me and he is so generous to me. Thank you Chris! We are hoping to get together with him, Jan and the girls sometime. There is a "force" that brought us together!
I better go get ready for my labwork. I have to look like I feel good, otherwise they might keep me there longer or stick me in the hospital, I don't want that! hehe. Ella and I are on our own today, we miss daddy but we know he has to get back to work. Have a great week everyone. shawndra


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your spirits are mended abit with the R & R you got at the lake. Time away from the norm is good medicine! Hope the labs go well today, poking and proding is never fun. You are correct that a force brought you together with the Irelands, and you each provide a special quality of strength to the equation. Have a great week! Kelley

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, So glad to hear you had a great time at the lake with your friends and family. You deserve that. I have read your blog everday and sometimes I have trouble posting my message so please know that I am always thinking of you and your precious family. I am so glad Chris called you because boy can he be a calming person to help. He has such a way about him. If anyone could find you the help you might need in the future, it would be him or Jan. They amaze me everday. Just wanted to say, YOU GO GIRL!!!, keep up the good spirits and know so many prayers are coming your way from our family. Melodie Chrisman

Dinah said...

Hey, I am new to your blog. But stay strong and know that we are all praying for you......

You know I was a freak about needles, would pass out at a drop of a hat, until I had a baby and they seemed to stick me all the time., so some of the fear went away. Hope your's is not too bad for the sticking.

dinah wonderly

Anonymous said...

God brought you together! Don't forget to give Him credit! :-)

sue said...

I am happy that Chris called you. He is a very nice, kind man. I am also happy that you had a nice fun weekend. You so deserve that! Sue

Anonymous said...


I really enjoyed the pictures of you and your family! I am really glad you and your family had a fun filled weekend. Hopefully we can get together for a playdate with Ella and Mason. You truly are a gift to us all! Have a Great Day! Take Care and Be Careful!

Lisa Mudge

Alicia said...


I check your blog often as I learned of it through Jennifer Ireland's blog. I pray for you often and continue to be amazed by your terrific attitude. Keep fighting and God will heal your body!!!