Friday, December 28, 2007

Top Five Friday

This weekend is a very special anniversary for me so I thougth for my Top Five I would tell you my top five favorite things about my sweetheart.
5. He always tells me he loves me on the phone everytime we talk, 11 years of marriage every single time. More importantly he means it and I know that!
4. He is an amazing father with such a devotion to raise good people.
3. He is very, very, very, very, patient with me!
2. He is humble, sweet, kind and gets cuter to me everyday!!
1. When I can't sleep he lets me lay in the crook of his arm with my head on his chest because he knows that I can always fall asleep that way even though it is hard to him to breathe laying on his back.
I love him to death and thank you for indulging m sappy little top five and below is a slide show celebrating our life for the past 11 years here is to many more Love you sweetie!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Top Five Friday

Okay I kinda stole this from one of my favorite movies which is High Fidelity which he is always quoting his top ten this and that, so I will try each friday to give you my top five something and feel free to give me yours and comment on mine I also realize I am starting this on Saturday but bear with me!!
Being that I stole this from a John Cusack (whom I love, love, love!!!) I am going to give you my top five favorite John Cusack movies! On a side note one night for a date my husband and I attempted to find and purchase as many John Cusack movies it was so much fun however a little pricey!!
Okay here we go.......
5. Anastasia
I consider this a cartoon for grown ups because of the adult themes but I love his voice
4.Gross Pointe Blank
this is my husbands favorite if you are ever going to an high school reunion great flick to watch before hand.
3.Must love Dogs
I laugh and cry at this movie every time
2.High Fidelity
Any man or woman who has ever considered leaving a relationship for something better needs to see this movie plus Jack Black is hilarious
This is a movie I didn't want to like but I LOVED IT!!!! This is a movie you always have to sigh at the end and feel wonderful!!!!

okay it has been a little while

I realize I haven't blogged in a while but hopefully I will make up for it, here are some of the reasons,
Christmas Cards, Wrapping, Shopping (which I do not enjoy call me crazy!), cleaning, laundry, starting a new job, sick kids, husband and not that it matters but ME! end of year books for the business, projects at school, decorating, AAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
But I do have a fun story for you which I will put in the form of a sketch so you can get the full effect.
Porter:(asking me AGAIN!!) Mom, is Christmas tomorrow?
Mommy: No buddy, tomorrow we go to church, then we have Christmas Eve and dinner with Grandpa and Grandma Bankhead and grandma Sawyer and maybe Uncle Mike and Aunt Crystal and then we go to sleep and Santa will come while we are sleeping.
Porter: Okay
Mommy: But we need to remember to leave Santa cookies.....
Porter: or Pizza!!!!
I loved this!!!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Maaahhhvelous Monday!!!

Okay it is a horrible day of the week, but I challenge you to think of one thing that is mahhvelous about your Monday today and don't forget to post it in the comments!!!
I think mine will be that today of all the things on my to do list I was able to accomplish
4 of the 5 and that is pretty darn good!!!

Happy Monday!!!! Love to you all!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Well Thursday kinda snuck up on this week, but nevertheless here it is,
I am thankful this week for yet another friend this person is always willing to ride the ride along with me and never thinks I am crazy when I want to do certain things. (which most people do) she always has so much energy and spirit you can't help but love her and want to be just like her when you grow up. She is a wonderful example to me and so many others. She is an amazing Mother and an amazing friend. She rocks my world and I love her to death!!! and her name is.....drum roll.....please....... Melinda!!!!!! love ya babe

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Today is a special day for me!!!

Well I am sure you are asking yourself what could be so special about today, well 11 years ago today, my cute little (well not little) boyfriend picked me up for lunch from blockbuster music (anyone remember that store) where I was working and took me to Wendy's how romantic!! where I don't remember what we ate??? Then as we were we sitting in his truck after talking he said close your eyes, Ohhh I thought an early Christmas present!!! When to my complete surprise he slipped a ring on my finger, he didn't say anything I am pretty sure he was in as much shock as I was, so never to be the one to pass up an opputunity, I said yes! yes! yes!. So then I went back to work!

Crazy to think it has been 11 years most days it feels like yesterday and yes I would do it all over again except I would wait for him to say the words so he couldn't hold it against me later lol!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

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Winter is here!!!

So we woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of snow,
which of course came the same day I was trying to take
Christmas card pictures. But my kids could not have been
cuter witnessed by the video that you will find, they really
wanted to go sledding as you will see. LET IT SNOW!!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Well I am trying I thought I would try this since I don't even remember the last time I did a quiz. So I am going to try to tell you and explain one thing I am thankful for and you can add your own.

The thing I am thankful for is my good friend Jana, she is awesome she lets me vent when I need to, she is always there when I need her, plus she is constantly my hero, I don't know how she does what she does, take a nap sweetie. She became my friend when I really needed one and has stuck with me through all my crap. I love her dearly and think the world of her. So many times you can come across people who are phony baloney and you know you could never depend on them and that is the opposite of what this girl is. Love her to death she rocks!!!!!!!!

Tell me what your thankful for.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tis the Season

So thanksgiving came and went and with it we had the sniffles, snuffles and the pukies. Yes that is right our little family spent the holiday trying to feel human again. But it was not at all bad we relaxed, no running from place to place. We watched White Christmas (not the holidays until I see that) did a couple of jigsaw puzzles and mostly just enjoyed each other over all we were very thankful for each other. Speaking of which amidst all of the fun my little one got the pukies one night and I was trying to be a good mom in the bathroom with him above the porcelin idol and I was rubbing his back telling him I loved him when he very proudly comforts me by saying... Don't worry mom, if any fish come up the toilet I will just flush them down....Thank you Nemo so in honor of him I have finally gotten around to posting his High School Musical video on you tube so take a look click on the link and then go to the video section tell all you friends and maybe someday I can meet OPRAH!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Thankful for Jackson

Above is my new little sweet nephew Jackson. Enjoy!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Okay it is time to go around the table and tell everyone what you are thankful for,
My wonderful husband whose endless patience with me never ceases to amaze me and what a wonderful example he is to me and my children, plus he's pretty cute too.

Second my awesome kids!! They make me laugh everyday, they make me cry every week, but most of all they make my life worth living.

Next my amazing family who are so wonderful and I don't know what I would do without them in my life,

Next I have wonderful friends with whom I have such fun and who I can always call with joy, problems or some good downright B%$#$%.
Love to you all and I hope you have a wonderful HOLIDAY!!
And don't forget to be grateful especially for this beautiful world that we have been blessed to live in.


Friday, November 9, 2007

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Catie Baptism Day

I just wanted to share Catie's baptism day it was really special and she was just so sweet about everything. Yes I am totally copying my friend Jana and her slide idea but it was just too good not to steal. Love ya Babe.

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Layton High with Pride we sing thy name!!!

Okay I know I haven't posted in a really long time, we have had some sickness and some challenges, but I can be silenced to longer. And here is the reason.
I am so excited, not only did we spank Skyline last week that's right I said spank.
But then we shut American Fork up this week with a 28-14 win.
So awesome yeah Layton High!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I've been tagged

Okay so I have been tagged which means I am supposed to put 7 things about myself and tag 7 other bloggers, which is kinda funny since I only know two bloggers and one of them is the one that tagged me. So I can at least put 7 things about myself that most people don't know. Okay here goes....
1. I can build a pretty good closet organizer.
2. I am terrified of snakes TERRIFIED!!!
3. I am the oldest of 6 kids
4. I have worked at spaghetti factory, chick fil a, dairy queen, pizza cutter and arctic circle.
5. I was engaged twice before I was married.
6. My husband and I have known each other since we were four years old. We met in Star A
7. I have always, always always wanted to go to the mediterranean. and I wouldn't mind living there.

There you go!!!
Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Quiz today

So today I am going to play an old car game my family and I made up when we were younger and still play it today. This is a great car game by the way.
Here is goes...You think of a movie title and switch the title attempting to make it the opposite. for example The Loudness of the Cows......would be.....The Silence of the Lambs.
Here are some of my favorites.. have fun and feel free to quiz me I love this game

1. Mortgage
2. Sad Hands
3. No need to hate cats
4. Forget the midgets
5. The Sand
Have fun!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Stories from Porter and a diagnosis

Okay so I have a sick little boy who is currently napping YEAH! And yesterday as all this fun was starting I felt his forehead and asked him if he was feeling okay and he said to me....Do I have any cavities??

Next, we are laying down for a nap today and he decides to tell me a story, I agree and off we go..

Once upon a time (always a good opener I think) there was a mommy named Shannon and a Daddy named John (good that he knows in case of an emergency) and the mommy Shannon had three babies in her tummy Brody, Catie and Porter and the mommy Shannon and the daddy John got married in the temple. (oh how proud am I) and then a dragon came and breathed fire onto the temple and the family had to run out with their three babies in mommy Shannon's tummy. (enter the four year old) Well at least part of the story had a primary feel. Hope this made you laugh!!

Best Momever Award

I recieved this lovely award yesterday from one of my best buddies Jana, and I was very touched by it, So as I was encouraged to send it on. I thought since it started with a daughter giving it to her mother, I would continue on with that. So I give the award to my mom.

Eileen, she is my inspiration and taught me that you should always put your kids first in your lives, and they will never doubt how much you love them, because you are there for them always and she continues to be, even today. I love you mom thank you for everthing and Jana I love you for thinking that I'm worthy of this lovely award.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I know the trick!!!

So I have found the trick for getting your husband to do laundry! Come home from a vacation do a couple loads a laundry, and then get busy and tired with kids, PTA, family, church, kids, kids, kids, and get so tired you get sick and then you can come home from womens conference with four loads of laundry done. And because I have a husband that actually does it better than me (which believe me is not hard) it was done very well. Well there you have it girls if you let it go eventually they will run out of underwear and have to wash some. NO guarantees they just might wear dirty clothes but hey worth a try. Have a great week!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

All is right!!

Okay so the right person definately is gone from DWTS, Josie was very cute, but the girl could not dance, and what is up the Alec giving his votes to Cameron and Edyta. Knock, Knock this isn't the presidential race you don't get to do that.?.> Anyway back to real life. So the PTA pres thing I really do enjoy don't get me wrong, but I really feel like a fireman sometimes just putting fires out. But I have such great people on my board and most importantly reliable and we all know they are hard to find!! I am so excited my good buddy mom interruppted and I are going to scrapbook we haven't in quite a while and since I took something like 350 pictures in D-land and the beach I have some big catching up to do. Okay here is my little quiz for the week. Do you remember these old shows keep in mind I love the obscure!! Have Fun!!

1. An alien visits from another planet and finds and home in San Francisco.
Mork and Mindy but I just found out it was actually in Colorado
2. A family make a home among jurassic friends.
Land of the Lost
3. Two angels try to right loves wrongs from heaven.
Finder of lost loves
4. The ins and outs of the St Gregory. (if you want to figure out what the St Gregory is you'll have to do your research).
5. A reality show trying to find who is responsible for the undoing.
Good Luck and Have fun!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Its Back!!

Okay I know I am way too excited about the fall season of tv to be started but at least I am admitting it. That is the first step in recovery. Okay but really probably my most favorite show is Dancing with the stars, and last night was no exception. The ladies all danced first, which was really fun for a number of reasons. First of all people that I thought were going to be really good not so much and I was completly blown away by some I never saw coming. Okay so the super model who has been in si (sports illustrated) was horrible!! Her partner actually said she was amazingly unfit!!! How great is that!! It was awesome! And then this cute little Cheetah girl who is not fat by any stretch of the imagination but is definately not a size anorexic. Totally kicked butt!!!! Sorry but true!!! She was awesome in fact based on last nights performances I would pick her to win especially with the disney channel fan base she will have, (hello remember Billy Ray Cyrus??? and he was awful) Okay also when Marie Osmond said OH my Heck!! Hello Utah!! And then the host called her the pride of Provo?? Too funny. But I have to say that I loved watching Jane Seymour dance, first of all I have always loved her especially since Somewhere in Time, and she is just an elegant beautiful lady, it will be interesting to see her to the rumba or mambo. Go Jane!! Anyway totally stupid but our whole family loves this show and it is so fun. Take care and have a good week everyone!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

What movie is that from??

Okay so I am copying my friends wednesday quiz day idea but mine will not be quite as cool.
I love movies and I always am quoting them and asking people what it is from so I will list at least a couple of questions see if you can answer any?? Have Fun!!

1. Would you say that I have a plethera of pinatas??
2. I didn't know there was going to be a boat......Your in the NAVY!!
3. See isn't this cozy Boy, girl, girl Boy.
4. My name is Muerte!!
5. Sorry 'bout tha.

I wasn't meaning too shout just wanted to make it noticeable
Good Luck have fun!!

What happened?


10 1/2 short years ago???

Okay so I was mindlessly surfing and I thought I would check out my friends page on LDS Link Up because I don't talk to her anymore and really miss her. And suddenly I realized I felt very old,.. now I know in the great scheme of things that I am not that old but I felt it. My good friend is single happily in a relationship (Yeah!!!) And she has all these pictures of her traveling and her favorite music video, and things she loves to do.....Do I have a favorite music video??? When was the last time I thought about my favorite things??? You know I used to be pretty carefree and easy going. Then all of the sudden I blink and zoooowwweeeee!!! I am PTA president mother of three who's biggest concern of the day was what a stem and leaf plot graph is and how to explain it to my 4th grader?!?!? HUH?? How did that happen? I swear I was cool and skinny yesterday. Anyway I do realize I am incredibly blessed and I am truly grateful for everything I have. I guess what I am saying to all you beautiful women out there is!!

DON'T FORGET TO KEEP LIVING FOR YOURSELF TOO!! And to my friend I wish her all the happiness in the world and ask her to bring me back a magnet on her next trip for my fridge to hold a precious picture from my four year old. Love and Blessings Shannon

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Happiest Place on Earth!!

Catie on her 8th birthday!

Happy Birthday Brody!!!

Well we are back among the living, kinda coming home from a vacation I find is exhausting. But so much fun I think I will be posting little things from the trip that just made me laugh. But first a tribute to the two people we went on the trip for. My Brodyman and LULU. They turned 10 and 8 while we were gone. It is just amazing to me how much my life and my perspective has changed in 10 short years. I marvel in the fact that each of my children are so different and I have had to rewrite the book each time a new one was born. I am especially grateful for my children due to the fact that I had been told by numerous doctors that I would never have them. I feel incredibly blessed by these wonderful spirits who make life so fun.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

My Favorite Season

Happy Fall Y'ALL!!!!!

my favorite season is upon us I love the fall I love to watch the colors change on the mountains, I absolutely love the feel cool breezes and have actually get deep under the covers at night. I love to watch my kids rake up leaves and jump in the over and over. But most of all I love HALLOWEEN!! Yes I am a huge fan of this pagan holiday, for me its like playing dress up with really cool dolls, who unfortuantely are starting to get opinions of their own on what they want to be for halloween. But nevertheless I love the fall. So here are some of my favorite pics to celebrate the season upon us.

High School Musical 2

If any of us new how stinkin popular these little movies were going to be, I would have been investing in those babies. I know they have been saying that these two movies are so popular with the tweeners. But at my house the tweener is my four year old........
At our house we have the most wonderful invention of all time the TIVO AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
now normally I truly think that but, as of late well... since I was trying to be a nice mom and TIVOed High School Musical 2 for my children and also sat down and watched them with it on opening night, (to say that my husband was thrilled...well not so much but I am not the only one who has been singing the songs constantly for two weeks.) Anyway but because I have been very busy trying to get ready to take my kids to disneyland and start the PTA thing at school my little one has been watching more tv than he normally would and the only thing he will watch is high school musical 2. 2 and 3 times a day!!!!!
Now for the funny part, he absolutely loves, loves, loves it, but the other day I was working on the computer and noticed him dancing but not only dancing. Mimicking (sp?) every move TROY makes (if you have to ask who troy is you probably don't understand this certain blog) now they are kinda cute dances for this type of movie but it is funnier and funny when you have a four year pretended to be fed up with the world and singing and dancing to TROY's big song. You know the one where he is dancing in black?!!
Part 2 he also loves the part when they are all dancing in the kitchen and he has a favorite part in the middle of the song three unknown boys come out and dance with salt and pepper shakers. And Bubba that is what we call him will absolutely go nuts if everyone in the room does not stop to watch his favorite part. I mean screaming here people!
So needless to say I am looking forward to getting in the car and driving far away from my TIVO AHHHHH!!!!!! (in my head this sounds like the angel cry you hear in your head) to California and taking my kids to disneyland where we can have a great time together away from this darling movie. Oh wait doesn't disney make HSM 1&2 awwhhh Crap!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Rants and Rants

Okay I know in the great scheme of things these are not real problems but nevertheless, I rant
First the root canal that never was.......Okay I do not have good teeth never have and being self employed I have let things go because I directly pay for it, but I have recently decided it is time to get it done. So I have seen the dentist way too often lately and started a root canal about a week ago and went back yesterday to finish it before we both the dentist and I went out of town. First of all things have been slightly crazy lately and I don't even know where my little appt. card went so I completely depended on the dentist reminder call message, which I retrieved driving down the road on my cell phone. Which I swear said 10:00 am, so I hence show up, oh no it was 9:00 am. So being the ever accomadating female I am, I agree to come back at noon, make arrangements for my son and return at noon and notice lots of flashing lights and a helicopter right above the office.....dun, dun, dun!!
Second so I am sitting in the chair I have the little shot that makes you numb, I have the laughing gas all in all not a bad day! Meanwhile the hygenist is attaching what feels like a too small garbage bag for the can to the front of my mouth.....when the dentist comes in and says I think we need to stop...........what............why.....says I? Because there is a bomb scare up the street and I think we are going to be evacuated and I don't want to get started and have to stop.
okay yeah let's please not start a root canal that we cannot finish. So really nobody's fault except for the freak that put a pipe bomb in a garbage can at a car wash? Now I would never assume to tell people how to commit crimes but seriously? We have had nothing but yucky rainy days for the last couple of days and they look to continue, do you think a car wash is the best place to plan your attack? Really!
Third I was checking one of my new favorite show websites to see who got kicked off, thinking surely it wouldn't be my guy that I love and hence......
Ralph Harris from Last Comic Standing was booted I am throughly ticked!!! He was seriously the funniest one there and here is the shocker he was clean.....shocking for a comic these days!
So I done with that show.
Fourth, I am so done with people who make up crap to be mad at because their lives are not busy enough, I cannot elaborate on this one but seriously get a hobby!!! I would love to sit around all day and think about how many people have wronged me in my life and be ticked off at them and them have no idea why?!?!? But really no I don't want to live my life like that!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lesson Learned

Things I have learned from my 4 yr old
The difference between a good poop and a bad poop.
Here goes.
Mom: Porter what's wrong?
Porter: Mommy I had a bad poop.
Mom:What's a bad poop?
Porter: It's green. (Pause here for laughing)
Mom: What's a good poop?
Porter:Brown duh mom!

That you can fall in a shower and still be OKAY!
this is probably a you had to be there moment.
Porter loves to stand in the shower and let the water hit his head. So one night he is in there, and my husband and I are sitting on the bed watching CSI when we here him slip and fall. And just as we are about to run in there we here this, keep in mind that he is 4 yrs old.

OKAY....i AM OKAY!!!!!

I really laughed about this for a long time.

Monday, July 23, 2007

3:30 am

Well here I sit at this hour not able to sleep very well because of a couple of factors, it is HOT, HOT, HOT, for one thing. And I am nearly 200 hundred pages from finishing HP and the Deathly Hallows, say what you will about JK Rowling, she is a truly briallant writer she has without a doubt done amazing things with this series of books. And on another media note went and saw hairspray the movie this week. AWESOME!!!!! really I think this movie is so good. it makes you feel good inside which so few do these days. So if you want a really good time go and check this one out.

Well now as my head bobs and weaves I realize I should probably try to get some more sleep before dawn. Will try to write sooner this time but probably not before I finish my book I have to catch up to my friend who finished last night!!!! Some PEOPLE!
ttfn Shannon

Below more pictures

The kids on Porter's 4th Birthday at Gateway

This picture was taken at the Salt Lake Temple at a wedding of a dear friend of ours we thought is was awesome!!!Porter is literally in mid air! So typical of him!! Especially somewhere that he should be reverent!! The neat thing about this picture though is the man that took it passed away in a car accident about a week later and this was one on the gifts he left behind..Priceless we will miss you Eric!

Here is our little Catie as a flower girl for the same wedding.

3:30 an

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Well here is my first blog, I plan on venting my frustrations with life, people the world, and also my joys, funny things and all around greatnesses here my friend has been trying to get me to do this forever, and so now I have. First of all let me explain why my blog is called the extreme one.

This is a name my husband gave me, because no matter what I do I always seem to do it six extra miles past what is normal. If you need a example ask him he is always willing to share.

As of right now the only thing on my mind is the blistering heat we are in right now. And how I am regretting not getting central air this year. But make no mistake it will be installed by January for next summer. So I will be posting some fun pictures of some summer fun.

And hopefully I will write again soon.

My baby brother Chase and Brody and Cate with their fish caught at Flaming Gorge Wyoming.

My Sweet kids at the Heritage Days of Syracuse Parade desparately trying to find shade.
Things I am excited for this week:: Finishing a wedding cake in 100 degree weather, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Singing BEE, finishing my laundry after vacation.