Gosh Shanna, on one hand, there are so many things I want to tell you, but on the other hand, I want to keep it all a secret so as not to spoil the adventure. I want you to make mistakes- nearly all the mistakes that I made. Without that, you’re not [...]
I couldn’t wait to go to Kindergarten. Freedom from my mommy for half a day! I couldn’t wait for first grade; full days of friends, glorious school lunches. I couldn’t wait for middle school; lockers, class changes. I couldn’t wait for high school! More independence, senior boys, and I was so done [...]
Scenario: It’s 5:25 p.m. – Shanna (the mom) just learned that her family’s flight to Hawaii leaves at 6:15 p.m.
Scene 1: Shanna (the mom) and Ryder (the baby) are home, Ryder is napping. The family is packed but nothing is in the car. Ian (the husband) is at the bookstore. Shanna decides to check [...]
Not to brag, but I just got back from the most fantastic girls trip! Some of the highlights include, but are not limited to: exploring the shops and restaurants of historic Cave Creek, Ariz., enjoying a fantastic pool/lazy river day at a gorgeous Scottsdale resort (yes, with cocktails), kayaking down the Verde River, wine tasting [...]
I’ve accepted the fact that I’m not at all artistic. So although I was very excited when I was invited to a ‘how to’ class on arranging flowers, I didn’t have very high hopes for the outcome. However, with a few tips from a patient florist, a leap of faith and lots of courage, I [...]