Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Boys will be boys

To "My Boys"

My boys you are now becoming young men, and my what a transition it has been right before my eyes.

Zach you graced our home on and off for three years now and it is a different place without you here. I know you will have new adventures and amazing family time in Memphis, but a small piece of my heart is broken while I get used to your absence. You laughter and contagious smile will forever be needed in this house. No matter how many miles away you are, you will always be a part of our family and are welcome back at any moment. Hopefully we will have a little spring break road trip to Memphis. Stay strong!!!

My dear Chris. You are an enigma. I think if I ever figure you out, I may just figure myself out. You flippant arrogance will likely make you one of the best attorneys in the world one day. That is if you ever get into "lawyer" school. I am so proud of the man you are becoming. You are crossing all the dots with football, trumpet, great grades etc. I just want you to find your true passion. You are really good at everything and I can't wait till you discover what you are great at and throw yourself full force into it. I will sit back and watch and secretly nudge, since I know if I push it will take you off course. Ballard high was definitely the right fit for your personality.

 Love Mama

Friday, November 16, 2012

Living life is kind of busy

Dear Children, Apparently taking care of you guys takes up a lot of my time. So I will not apologize for the fact that I haven't written you a letter since January. I have been back to work full time now for a little over a year, I still question everyday if I am missing out on big things in your life. For right now we are going to keep at it and just take it day by day. Chris. You are going to be in high school next year. That is super insane. You want to play football and I am freaked out, but I will let you spread your wings. I just hope that I don't have to put those wings in casts next fall. You challenge me daily with your intellect and ability to argue your side of things to the point of insanity. You are my child inside and out. Sometimes I wonder if you even have any other DNA. That is why I know you will be just fine, I like to tell all of my friends that you will either run the world or talk someone into taking care of you forever. (Guess that may end of being me).
Savannah. You are the reason I am now on blood pressure medicine and potentially a mood stabilizer before too long. You are a mean as a snake and as you like to say bossy. You are only two but you look and talk like a sassy four year old. You are doing so well in daycare and I know that was the right decision for you. You are so stinking cute and so smart. I can't wait to see what the next year holds for you.
You guys play and argue like you are a year apart instead of 11. It is hilarious. I have no doubt that you guys will be very close as time goes on. As much as you drive me crazy I am so proud of your intelligence and independence.
I know I don't always show it, but I love you both very much and I am trying to learn every day to live in the moment and not "freak out" so much as you would say Chris. I will try not to stay away for so long next time, but knowing you two I might not have much time to write for awhile. XOXO, Mom

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday night

Loving Children,

It is a typical Friday night at the Shea's house..

Sav had to be picked up from daycare because she pooped three times, needless to say she is fine!

Chris brought a friend home from school, surprise!!!

Took Chris to get a haircut for the first time in almost a year,

I see two people I know from work and my husband proceeds to ask me if they are the people I am having an affair with and if they come to our house and steal his socks (he can never find his socks)and he wants to ask them for his socks back (his humor is one of the few reasons I am sane!!!)

We come back home, and the friend comes back over and helps Chris eat all the left over pizza.

Lamont takes a nap since he stayed up until three AM playing a video game.

Next, the boys will be off to a high school ball game of the friend's brother (maybe I can claim him on our taxes hmmmm....)

And by the way that is the first three hours of our Friday night...So when you look back and remember why your parents were so tired all the time, multiple this by the whole week!!!!

Wouldn't trade it for the world though!



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WTF..........What tha Freak!

7 months since I have blogged! 7 months.... I try to think what have I been doing in the last 7 months that I couldn't even write on my little blog.

Well....I accepted a promotion and went back to work full time,

Sav started daycare for the first time,

we moved again,

Chris started 7th grade (speaks for itself),

Sav has been sick with every virus that could possibly picked up at daycare, pink eye was added to the list last week, and today we are off to the pediatrician for who knows what,

My Dad had major lung surgery and coded after and has had a long recovery, but he is not smoking!!!!

My paternal Grandmother passed away, and I only pray that I have the same peace and dignity when it is my time.

I have decided to change the format for my blog. I am going to start writing letters to both of my children. I hope it will give me something to look back at, it can be a talking point for us later, and in the event that I leave them before I would like, it could give them my voice.

We shall see how it goes!!!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Where Did the Year Go???!!!

Savannah is one!!!!

This has been one heck of a whirlwind of a year! Savannah turned one on the 18th and we had her party last weekend. It was amazing, she had a blast. It is still hard for me to believe that she is already a year old. From colic and milk allergies, to part-time working, to roseola, and four teeth at once, to walking at nine months, and now to daycare and full time work! That wore me out just writing it.

Watching her become a toddler has been amazing and sad all in one. She is most likely my last and final baby. My miracle I never thought I would have or thought I wanted. The relationship between her and Chris is unbelievable. He loves and protects her and she loves and worships him. No matter how upset she is, he can make her smile no matter what. I am so proud of the way he has handled, this complete upset to his life and world.

I am sure this next year will hold many ups and downs, surprises and disasters. My hope is to entertain you all as Savannah explores the world as a toddler, Chris learns who he is as a tween, I open new and scary doors in my career, and Lamont and I start dating again!

Monday, July 25, 2011


My dear blog, I am very sorry that I have neglected you for the past two months. I do find it quite ironic that I stopped blogging at the exact point Savannah began walking, coincidence, I think not. This entry will be an update on our lives as well as a list of the top ten opportunities (not excuses) that have caused me to neglect my blog.

1. Prime example, while writing this entry I had to intervene while Savannah was pouring her puffs(which she does not like) down the AC/heat vent.

2. Savannah is walking and jumping and climbing etc!

3. It has been a million degrees here most days and keeping two stir crazy kids from going insane while preventing heat stroke is not an easy task.

4. My Grandma Jo (on my Dad's side) passed away.

5. My Dad has been very sick and we have been trying to figure out what is actually causing it, he has surgery this Thursday, hopefully some answers to follow.

6. Chris is 12! Which speaks for itself, trying to secretly help him work through becoming a teenager and leaving behind childhood is not easy. I say secretly since if he knows I am involved he will resist full force (I have no idea where he got that from)

7. Been agonizing over going back to work full time or not. I have decided if the opportunity presents itself, I will take it, but I will not seek it out!

8. Savannah had roseola, a GI virus, and cut her four top teeth ALL at the SAME TIME!

9. We went on vacation which became the Lampoon's vacay from hell!

10. Oh how could I forget, the house we are renting is on the market and we have been showing it and doing an open house once a month (I am getting financial compensation for this, but it is an amazing amount of work!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

9 months! 9 months! 9 months!

Savannah is 9 months old today!

Where has all the time gone. Before long I need to plan her first birthday! The last few months have been a whirlwind, so many changes, milestones, ear infections!

It is amazing how different my life is now than it was 18 months ago. I love every minute of watching her grow, watching her and Chris interact and bond. I'm ready to kick this second ear infection's butt and start enjoying this ninth month (with some sleep that is!)

We can currently walk, though we only take a few steps here and there. She has decided that she will no longer indulge in baby food so table/finger foods it is, which can be difficult when you only have two bottom teeth. She is so busy and into everything she can't stand to be still or held down! Im sure the next three months will hold many adventures!