Monday, October 22, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

We had so much fun at the pumpkin patch. I will try to have Doug help me get a picture or two up from this weekend. We went to Deanna Rose Farmstead, rode the hayride to the pumpkin patch which had a maze and all sorts of fun activities. It was a blast and a beautiful day for it. It was so hard to wake up this morning. It was dark and rainy out, I tried to get Ella to snuggle in with me after she woke up but she is not good at sitting still once she is awake. I am not a morning person these days!! It is also hard when Doug goes back to work. It is so nice on the weekends to have his help getting her up and all snuggling, having breakfast together, etc. Ya know. It makes you think, wouldn't it be nice to win the lottery so he wouldn't have to work and we could just live as one happy family all the time, hehe. Wake up Shawndra, right! Just kidding. You can't tell me it hasn't crossed your mind too. Anyway, I felt good this weekend, besides the pumpkin patch we went out to the lake for a little bit and Sunday after church we celebrated Doug's grandma's birthday. Busy weekend as always. I have lab work tomorrow, it will just be my basic labs, CBC and Protime level since I am still on the Coumadin (blood thinner) which it sounds like I will be on for a long time, since I am at high risk for another clot.
I have my appointment set to go back down to MDAnderson first of December, Mark I hope you are in town that week! I have to call today and set up an appointment at Creighton for a follow up in a few months too.
I have very exciting news. I haven't decided when to share it with you all. But it deserves its own title and blog. So I am sure I can't keep it secret much longer, so it will be out soon.
I hope you all have a good week. I am being called to "sit Mommy" next to Ella to do a puzzle. Gotta go. You are all in my prayers. Thanks for your prayers, they are working my miracle will come. Shawndra


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend. That pumpkin patch is an awesome one! Would love to see some pictures. Here's to a continued good week. My prayers and thoughts are with you always. Oh my...a big secret? Do tell!!

Anonymous said...

God bless you and your wonderful family. Glad you had a great weekend. Anxious to hear the news!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear your secret. You deserve exciting news.
Thinking of you,

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great weekend! Can't wait to hear your secret and good news.....let us know soon! Praying for you and your family as always! Don't worry, you have some good snuggling days ahead soon, they slow down as they get older and then you can lay in bed with cereal bowls and watch cartoons in the mornings and popcorn and movies at night! So much fun, especially when it's cold and dreary. Take care! Deb

Kelley said...

Ok....teasing us all with the "I have some news" bit....bust it out! I am a terrible one to have to wait on things, but I suppose it is good every now and then. You did have a wonderful day for the pumpkin patch, sunshine, warm temps, WOW, what a day. Don't keep us in suspence too long, I am so excited to hear your big news. Hope the tests go well today and as always I look forward to the next post. Peace & Love to you all

Lisa said...

I've been to that farm a couple of times and my son just loves petting all of the animals! The nurse in me makes me want to pass out hand santizer to everyone that touches the animals! lol Since I don't usually post...what is this secret? I can't wait to hear the big news...don't make us all wait too long :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra,
So happy to hear you had a good weekend...hope this week goes well. Hang in there and be strong!! You have so many pulling for you!!!

Prayers to you, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra

You really are a tease with this news and I can't wait to know what it is either!!!!

Glad you had a great weekend - the weather in Wales is great as well at present (makes a change from the incessant rain!)

Hope all lab tests etc go well - thinking of you always

Dawn x

Laura said...

So glad you had a good weekend. Just wanted to let you know that you're still in my prayers.

And can't wait to hear about the big secret.

Take care!

Our Family said...

Now I'm going to be checking every hour to see what your big news is!!! :)

Michele said...

You're killing us with the secret!!! Do tell!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Okay.....Miss Shawndra!!! You are such a tease!;-) What is the BIG secret?
It sounds like the pumpkin patch was a big hit. We love going there every year. Family tradition is very special and makes great memories.
Today is another rainy day....try to enjoy it. Rainy days are God's way of telling us to "chill out" and recharge those batteries.
Enjoy your day and your off chemo week!


**Continued Love, Hugs & Prayers**

Hey, if Rachel Ray has her EVOO...why can't we have CLHP? Right?

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...I posted earlier today, but I had to pop back in and ask, or hope you watched Oprah awesome it was and I'm hoping you got to watch it! We should all learn to celebrate life like that! What a heart wrenching yet inspirational episode.
Prayers always...Deb

Bahama Mama said...

Praying your tests have positive results AND am very excited to hear your good news! I'm thinking the person who mentioned Oprah might just be on to something...Inquiring minds want to know! :)
Take care of yourself and know that we all love you.
Love, d

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