Monday, July 2, 2007


What a great weekend we had for the Beauchamp family reunion!! It was so wonderful to see all the family, only missing a couple of them! We did go to the farm on Saturday, this was interesting because Ottawa was basically flooding. We trudged through the rain and mud though and all got to hang out in close quarters and catch up. We also got to be with my Uncle Jack who is suffering from cancer. This is his buffalo farm we were at in Ottawa. He is very weak and sleeps a lot so he didn't get to be with us much but we did get to be there to support him and love him and pray with and for him! Jack, hang in there, we love you dearly! It was quite an emotional day. To his immediate family- we are all here for you in this difficult time! We love you all so much and are thinking and praying for you all.

On a happier note, we got to have another great day at my parents lakehouse yesterday. The sun actually peaked out and shined. God finally found a plumber to shut off the faucet up there. hehe. It was just incredible being with the family, I am blessed with a loving, fun, crazy family on both sides!

I am holding up well, a little pain yesterday, very tired after the Saturday festivities. But all in all, doing very well. We have a new cleaning crew coming in today, ahhhh! That will be so nice. Our house needs it, I just can't keep up with it all. Not for a lack of trying!

More family comes in today from Colorado, the crazy Coon family so we will get to celebrate the 4th with them as usual and many more friends and family. I know I have said it before, this is one of my favorite days of the year. This year especially, I am just taking everything in, I don't want to miss a moment or a memory. I think we should all do it that way, we never know when our day will come. Gosh, I am a broken record, aren't I. If I chose my broken record, it would be a John Denver record, "I love John Denver". That is a quote from me from one of my younger crazier days, hehe. (picture me with a few drinks in my system yelling that, ugh)

Anyway, I better get ready for the cleaning ladies. Ella is sleeping peacefully as I write. We went and bought her a swingset today, it is awesome. We are having it set up tomorrow morning, oh she is going to love it!!

"Happy Birthday America", my Uncle Tim and Aunt Jan's famous quote on the 4th. Everyone, have so much fun, but as always, be safe and smart!! love, shawndra


Andrea said...

With a big smile on my face in anticipation for Wed, the 4th! We did have a wonderful weekend with the Beauchamp's - what an incredible family we have. Aren't we so blessed. Thanks to Les for leading us in prayer and to Uncle Glen as well. Despite the rain, it was FUN!! Looking forward to seeing you at the lake again!! Love ya bunches!

Anonymous said...

this is the greatest blog. i am so glad you are doing this so those of us who can't be around you during this time can at least keep tabs on ya. know that you're always top-of-mind. keep fighting, sister.


kelley said...

That love for John Denver has to come from endless hours of 8 track listening that your father did. Oh those days, and I can sing along to every song! I'm not so sure that I should claim that talent, but as long as you(who is ALOT younger than I am) can fess up then so can I. Our Fathers, Mothers, and old family friends....all must too own up to this little gem 'cause they were the suppliers of all that fun. Enjoy your week off from treatments and play a little JD and give a toast to the old timers, both past and present.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful 4th of July Shawndra! I am thinking and praying for you daily.
Love, Cheryl

Anonymous said...


Happy 4th of July to you and your family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

The Mudge's

j rilinger said...

Happy 4th Shawndra! Hope your holiday is fantastic!