Sep 4, 2007

Friends, Family and Journaling...

All the many reasons I decided to jump into this blogging business. 8+ years ago when Gavin and I were married, I never imagined we would be living in Texas. Nor would I have thought we would have made New York and Florida our "home" away from real home--sweet home San Diego. But, since this is our current lot in life, to travel around the US in pursuit of a career with benefits that seem only a dream, I also seen the necessity of keeping in touch with people, family and friends, who enrich and bless our lives but seem so far away for now.

So, here continues our adventure...
I believe our momentous occassions have ceased for a while. We finished in Florida, Gavin got his "wings", we moved with 2 children to Corpus Christi, TX at the beginning of June. We ENDURED the hot, nasty summer here in tropical, but not-so-paradisical TX. Most recently, our summer ended as Christian began 1st Grade at his new school. And although I don't really enjoy waking up early and being the homework-enforcer...I am thoroughly enjoying my one-on-one time with Shane. Especially because he's not old enough to not want to go on errands ( shopping!!). Now, I fear I might be a little on the bored side. With the house unpacked and pretty much "done"...and our pool completed...my projects are done. Time to make up some new ones (like BLOGGING!!)

Ok- so I think that's my first post.

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love, and to be loved, is the greatest of existence."~Sydney Smith

10 comments:

lacey said...

So happy you joined the blogging world! It has been so nice to catch back up with you- it's as if time never passed. Can't wait to see and read all the things that happen to your super darling family-
all my love-
Lacey

tarad said...

I'm horrible at looking at people's blogs, but I love seeing you guys (pics). Shane looks OLD. He'll be 2 in dec. right? Christian looks like a kid. Crazy. You have such cute kids guys. I'd like to betroth annika to christian if that's ok. -tara

Cheryl said...

What a great way to talk to family and friends.

The wedding picture brought back some very fun days with Gavin and Shawna. I loved getting to know the McEwan family, Mark and Pam's children and familes. Pam and all her talents in having a great spread of food and decorating was fun to watch. It made the whole wedding day the most special. The bridle shower that Trish and Tracy gave was awesome, the wedding breakfast, addressing envelopes, etc.


Seeing Christian and Shane in their Dad and Mom's t-shirts (?) made me laugh. Shawna was a lover of fun and giggling a good deal of the time. Shane seems to be like his mother.

I am not too good at getting these things to post, but here goes. Please feel free to give any tips or hints to make this process better.

Love,
MOM, Grandpa and Grammie Staley, Cheryl

brian said...

I knew Texas was the place for you guys...

Jen I said...

Yea! I love being able to keep up with people through blogs! (I think I gave you ours, right?) I'm glad you're doing it! I don't envy you - I never even wanted to visit Texas in my life. Great wedding picture - you guys look PASSIONATE!! :)

Lindsey said...

Hey Shawna,
You and April are way too tech savy for me. This blog thing is awesome. Your boys are adorable (just like you and Gavin)!! I'm so glad that you found a place to call "home" for a while.
Lindsey Gordon

Elaine said...

Welcome to TEXAS! Just remember that your two favorite aunts are just up yonder in Plano and Frisco. Love You GUYS!
Elaine

Dani said...

We miss hanging out with you guys! San Diego was just not the same after you left. We are glad to be settling into our new home - and Lexi has already made some new friends in the neighborhood... We hardly see her after school! The boys look beautiful - and so big! Glad to be able to keep in touch; hope to talk to you soon! Dani

pacman said...

Just wanted to give a shout out to my blogging sis and let you know you guys are great. Love you tons and it looks like I'll be home just before New Years some time to make it for Winter term at the Y. Love ya'll and Good luck Christian at school bud. Love ya!

AJ said...

I love your blog! The design and everything is so cute! I will definitely have to get some tips from you. The boys are so cute. It makes me want to see them even more than ever! I am so glad you have a blog now, because I am so much better at checking those than emailing, calling, etc. So keep the postings coming, we love it.