Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy, Healthy New Year!

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Ella and Cousin Keaton sledding on Christmas Day (click for larger photo)

Well, we definitely started the new year right! We had a great new years party with a few friends and family! It was also my friend Sara's birthday on New Year's Eve and Angie's birthday today, New Years Day. I want to wish both of you a very happy birthday. Both of you are special friends to me and I wish you all the best as you age and droop, hehe. I bet you weren't expecting that were you. No really, I love you both and happy birthday.

New Years eve was a blast, we just had an outright fun time! Some of us got a little quirky, some of us got a little tipsy but I think all in all everyone had a good time! We just let our inhibitions go and had fun!!! Thank you all who came to celebrate the new year with us!

I didn't get your name, the girl who wrote and said she saw me at the gas station! That is so interesting. I remember turning around and seeing you and catching your eye! I was on the phone wishing my father a happy new year but I remember distinctly seeing you! I think you were wearing a blue jacket, weren't you. I think that stood out to me because I was wearing a blue jacket, a new jacket I just purchased for skiing! weeee. Anyway, thank you so much for telling me, that is... I guess the only way I can describe it is cool. I wish I got to talk to you! It is such a strange thing that people recognize me. I actually had a woman say something to me in the grocery store once, she was like, are you Shawndra, I read your blog. I think that is so great! I am just amazed that people read my blog, especially people who have no connection to me, they just somehow started reading and continued. Thank you to you all! I am just so amazed by you all as well as family members of people who know me or friends of friends. I am soooooo blessed to have you all touch my life. It means a great deal to me to know you all are out there.

I think 2008 is going to be a great year! I hope to have a surgery that can potential get rid of a lot of the cancer in my body and hopefully prolong my life. I look forward to spending time with my friends and family. Lately, I feel like I have lost touch or don't see a lot of my friends anymore and I miss that. I know the holidays can do that, make things so busy you don't have time to see everyone. But I look forward to having time to see all my friends and get to spend time with each of you! That is one great thing about this, I have learned what my priorities are in life. I am lucky that I can focus on those priorities when I am feeling well...that is spending time with people, the most important thing to me! Time! I hope you all enjoy time this year with your friends and family as well! Here's wishing you all a very happy, healthy, safe and fun 2008! Talk to you all soon. I am heading to bed early, last night was a bit too much fun for this girl!
Sorry, especially you baby, I just proof read this blog and there a lot of sentences that aren't complete, run on's, etc. oy-ve, I also apologize to any of the English teachers reading this. I don't claim to be good at English or grammar, I am just trying to get my point across from the thoughts that pop into my head and come out through my fingers. so please forgive the bad writing. 2008 is going to be great. (that rhymes) Have a nice short work week everyone! Shawndra


kelley said...

2008 is going to be great! Glad to hear you let your hair down and had a fun filled New Years. Ours was quite uneventful.....I'm too old for that. And after talking to some of my children and hearing how they felt today, I am glad. It always seems like a good idea at the time, then WHAM, the sun comes up in the morning and you feel like !@#$. Ugh, it stinks. As always, I look forward to hearing from you. So until next post, ENJOY! Oh, as for the spelling and grammer, we are all guilty of that to quick to hit the send button syndrome. Then you look over it again and think WOW, these folks reading my entry are goona wonder who this yahoo is. Just blame it on a quick trigger finger!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!
May this year bring all the blessings that you are hoping for and deserve!

Angie said...

Hey-who is droopy?! Not me for sure! Thanks for a great New Years Eve-so much fun!! Bring on 2008! Thank you for being my friend!! I'm so lucky to have you in my life!! Love ya! Ang

nancygrayce said...

I often throw grammar to the winds! When my poor brain starts thinking, I gotta go with it! :)
Our prayers are with you in this new year!

Terra said...

I hope that 2008 brings all that you have hoped for and much, much more!

God Bless you and yours,


Adriene said...

Glad you enjoyed your New Years Eve Party. I was the one that saw you in the gas station...what a good memory I did have on a blue coat. I am so jealous you are going skiing, I have not been in quite a while. I hope you have a wonderful 2008 and I look forward to being a part of your life through your blog...you are am amazing woman!

Anonymous said...


Happy New Years to you and your family. We wish all your dreams will come true this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Mudge's

Anonymous said...


I am glad that you enjoyed ringing in the New Year! I wish the best for both you & your family during 2008! Your positive attitude and outlook on life are inspiring! Enjoy your time with family and friends and your upcoming ski trip.

Jennifer Teegarden MD

Anonymous said...

I have been reading but not writing. You are always in our prayers as is your family and care givers.
Happy New Year! I have been sans phone for the past month but have a new one that works now and same phone number. If it works out in Feb. w/chemo schedule we still wanted to treat ya'll so give me a call? Love the b-day comments hehe.
Adriane & Kevin

Andrea said...

Happy New Year! Glad to have gotten to see you for a bit on New Year's Eve. My goal this year is also to spend more time with you. I'm sorry that since moving here, we have been so busy and not gotten to spend as much time as I wanted to be with you. I hope that as the holidays come to a close, that we are able to have some quality time together this year (sans kiddos!). Looking forward to making fun memories skiing together - remember all those years of laughs and sleeping on the couch-ugh! Hee Hee! Anyway, I love you so much and wanted you to know that you are my best friend (even though you are my sister). Thanks for being there for me too!! Happy 2008!
With all my prayers and love,

bahama mama said...

Thank you both for including us in your NYE festivities! I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt. Good Lord, that husband of yours is one funny dude - Kevin keeps imitating his weird robot dance...it even made an appearance at the Orange Bowl!
Oh...you'll also be happy to know that I've picked up your snorting again...I guess that's the party favor I leave with everytime we are together! ;)
I hope you are having a wonderful time skiing in Colorado and I can't wait to see you again.

Love, d