What this Blog is All About - Our Life

We have started a blog. Why? To share our lives with the many family and friends who don't live near us. Seems over the years everyone has scattered. (Or rather, we have scattered) Shane's Family in Idaho and Ginger's Family in Wisconsin. There are also the wide range of friends, all over the country, we have made through TurningLeaf seminars. We thought this would be a nice place to keep the world informed of our lives. (Those who dare, anyway!)

It's Me... Just Call Me CRAZY!!!!!

This is a very long overdue blog post. Blogging reminds me of when I was a kid and I always thought it would be cool to have a journal or keep a diary. I would write in it every day for about a week and then it would be months later before I made an entry. Always starting with “Well, it’s been a long time… “ Or “ Sorry I haven’t written” as if I was writing to a long lost friend. So this is no different I suppose.

So, to keep to tradition, much has happened in the last few months. To name a few in no particular order…

A Wedding, A Cruise, A Halloween Reception, A Boise State game in Las Vegas, Several TurningLeaf Seminars, my Sister’s baby and a bundle of cousins having babies. …. And now a very much needed visit from my Mom this Thursday. She is staying 10 days. I am pretty excited and hope it will help with my homesickness.

I could write all about all these things, especially the wedding but to be honest, it has felt like that’s all I have been talking about for the last year and so I am just going to share some random things. We will be getting our wedding video pretty soon, so watch for that. We plan to post it on here.

Most recently I have been having a hard time sleeping when Shane’s not home. For those that hang out with me on Facebook, this is not new news. I don’t keep much of my life a secret anymore. Find it has been liberating to just let it all out. (Ok, not everything, I wouldn’t want my entire Facebook friend list to hide me on their wall) BUT the sleep issue was really starting to become just that, an ISSUE! Shane is working a new schedule. He works 4 days on, 2 days off, 4 days on. That in itself isn’t bad but every other stretch of 4 days is an opposite shift. 4pm to 3am, then 4am to 3pm. He also, on his days off, tends to work random hours on the financials or a few runs for HTC Trucking. This new shift started shortly after we got married and we have finally found our rhythm. (I think) Let me tell ya though, I think I went through some sort of “Going Crazy” spurt. It really annoys me that we have to depend on sleep to function. When I WAS sleeping I was having crazy dreams. The kind that were so vivid you wake up wondering if it really just happened. Insomnia stinks. I feel embarrassed that I get it sometimes. It usually means I am letting my brain race and not letting go and resting. It can be a vicious cycle. The less sleep the more Crazy. Shane and I have had several discussions about what are we going to do if and when we have children. I feel bad complaining about my sleep when all the Mothers and Fathers out there selfishly give up sleep to raise babies. BUT it makes me nervous if I can’t even handle my own sleeplessness, let alone another’s life.

Speaking of Babies…. Now that Shane and I are married, we are getting the “Baby Question”. So, to be extremely honest with all of you that want to ask us, it truly has depended on the day. We have decided to revisit the idea in a few years. The baby itch has calmed down some now that I know it will be up for discussion later. Nothing ever needs to be decided in Stone. Unfortunately, It just won’t work right now with both our work schedules and while we are still climbing out of some remaining debt. I know one can’t ALWAYS plan these things but we would like to if we can. God knows we would never be upset by an accident. If that happens it will be Gods will, and what is the good in fighting God’s will? Just saying.

Well, I guess this is it for now. Maybe you will see me on here tomorrow… maybe in a few months. Either way, I really hope everyone is doing well. Send us an email or two, tell us about life and what is new. We would love to hear from you. Who knows, maybe the next post will be from Shane. :)