Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Tutu" class

Since we decided not to put Morgan in preschool this year, we thought it would be good for her to do something else. So I found a family in our stake that teaches dance for $5 a class. Morgan started her dance class on Thursday. She has been talking about it for months now calling it her "tutu" class. She is normally a little shy around new people but, she had no problems since there is a couple girls from our ward. She LOVED it and was kind of sad when the hour was up so I took her to buy another dance outfit and now I can't get her to take it off.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Long time no blog

It has been FOREVER since I have blogged so I will try to catch up. So January & February boring...March 14 Erich, Alex, and Nick all got baptised. It was also Alex's thirteenth birthday and it was an AWESOME day! The missionaries we had were all wonderful and we feel so blessed to have had them in our lives.

Then a couple weeks later Erich and Alex both received the Priesthood. It is so nice to finally have that blessing in our home.
Then a couple more weeks later Erich got his first calling to be the Elders Quorum Secretary.

More boringness so flash forward to June when we took a family trip to Utah. We went to the Manti Pageant, Oquirrh Mountain Temple(in West Jordan) open house, and Temple Square in Salt Lake. We were lucky enough to find two of the three missionaries that we had that were serving in the Temple Square mission. I am a tard and forgot to take a pic with them.

Our trip was wonderful, besides the long drive, and Morgan got to celebrate her forth birthday with her cousins Kennedi and Daxton.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Time Fun

Our family welcomed a new Christmas tradition this year with our own Elf on the Shelf. We all had to think of what we would like to name him and voted on whose name was the best. We all agreed that Alex came up with the best which was Jolly. As the story goes, every night he will fly to the North Pole and report the kids daily behavior directly to Santa. When he returns he will be in a different spot and the kids will make a game of being the first to find him. They are not allowed to touch him or his magic will disappear and Jolly won't be able to tell Santa if they have been naughty or nice.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

R.I.P. iPod

You gave your life to save mine.
On our way to Vegas for Thanksgiving, we got into an accident just past Hoover Dam on the Nevada side. It was raining and when I went around a curve the van, yes the douche bag mobile, hydro-planed and did a 180 into on coming traffic and we collided into a Jeep Liberty. Everything was totally in slow motion just like the movies and then BAM! Only my door got hit and I believe that my iPod saved my life. It was wedged between the drivers smashed in door and the seat. Luckily we all walked away fine just a bit shocked and so did everyone in the other car. I did manage to find my iPod and got it out and when I turned it on it had little xs for eyes.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Brenda is an ass!

So I don't have any pics to post but since Brenda won't leave me alone about not updating I will tell a story.
Yesterday we had all the windows and doors open and a horse fly got in. I was trying to kill it and Morgan did NOT want me to because they are "cute". So I explained to her that they are gross and that horse flies bite. Without hesitation she said "They can't bite, they don't have any teeth." I asked her how she knew that but she just answered "bcause". I died laughing and killed it anyway before it bit me.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Shanell is an ass!

20 Years Ago....
1. I was 9 years old, and don't remember much else.
2. I may have been bald?
3. I lived in Las Vegas.

10 Years Ago....
1. Started working at the airport in LAS.
2. Moved out of my parents house with my boyfriend.
3. Bought my Neon all by myself.

5 Years Ago....
1. I was a customer service supervisor.
2. Waiting for Erich to ask me to marry him after 3 1/2 years.
3. Did whatever I wanted.

3 Years Ago....
1. I just had Morgan.
2. Hated to have to go back to work.
3. Erich got a great job with Ecolab.

1 Year Ago....
1. We got sole custody of Alex and Nick.
2. Moved to Kingman, AZ.
3. Lived with Candice & Jack.

So far this year....
1. Finally sold our house in Vegas.
2. Moved out of Candice & Jack's.
3. Morgan started her first year of preschool.

Yesterday I.....
1. Went to the park.
2. Finished Candice's & my Madmen marathon.
3. Had Erich hang the selves in Alex & Nick's room.

Today I.....
1. Watched a Trading Spouses marathon on VH1.
2. Cuddled with Coco.
3. BBQed some hamburgers & hotdogs.

In the next year I'll.....
1. Have lost some weight ;)
2. Scrapbook some stuff
3. Take a nice family vacation.

I tag... Candice, Katrina, & Becca

R.I.P Guapo Vaughn Schueler

At Morgan's birthday party Feita & Charlie got it on and on August 27 she had her babies. I was kind of freaking out because I knew I would have to help her break the sacks so Candice came to help me. It wasn't that bad until the first one came out and his intestines were hanging out. It was super sad to see. Candice called a vet and they said he probaly wouldn't make it. Then Feita started again and out came the second one. She was super cute and everything was just fine with her. While she was being delivered the previews for the Coco Chanel movie kept coming on so that is what Candice decided her name should be and it just fits her.
Morgan and Nick LOVE her and Nick is very upset we are not keeping her so I bought him a fish.
I will spare all the gross pics, but here are a few.