Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hello friends!

Hi, My name is Shawn and I have been neglecting my blog!

Candle flame

Yes, I must confess I am a blog neglecter.. that isn't a word!

I can not use the excuse that I have been too busy, was on an extended vacation, life threw me a curve ball, work has been hectic...Nope..No Excuse!

I have enjoyed reading you blogs and making comments. I have enjoyed my trips through Face Book, keeping up with my family and friends. I have enjoyed Dogs with Blogs and Parents. Actually, I have posted on my other two blogs more frequently...and maybe that is the problem. Too many blogs..not enough bright ideas.

For now, just a quick update:

Summer is flying by..where is the time going?  The Grand Kids come over  Wednesday nights as often as they can....as they grow older, their schedules get busier.
Three of the granddaughters!

Some of the special people in my life!
There have been a few festivals in Loveland  but we missed my favorite, The Cherry Pie Festival, last weekend.  Last Saturday our sweet little mancat, Cecil, was diagnosed with Pancreatitis..you can read about it here.  he is much better now but he gave us quite a scare.

We did make it to the Loveland Summer Fest.
There were several vendors.
There was music at the lagoon all day, ranging from bluegrass to rock.
Lovelander's Rockin' to the music
Ta Daaaaaaaaa!
Winston enjoyed his first SummerFest
I have been training for my Marathon....when I started I wondered how I would ever run the miles.
Last Saturday I ran/walked 20 miles..you can read about that here! Was it hard..Oh yes, but what a thrill when it was over! I can not wait to do the marathon in October!

We have enjoyed our family, our Fur babies and the wonderful hot summer! I don't know about you, but our area has experienced more thunder storms than usual.  Our newest, Winston, is freaked out by the thunder boomers. He shakes so hard it breaks my heart. Last week I ordered a Thunder shirt which is supposed to help with his fear. I will keep you posted!
The Thunder Shirt!

That is about it for now,  I hope you are having a wonder Summer..Enjoy every moment!

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right....
Martin Luther


  1. Oh my, we've missed you and we've not even met. Yet! We'll be looking forward to fall when we can finally meet!

    We're only on occasion stopping by the blogs ... were happy to find this one. We think of you often ... in our beautiful Colorado, training for your marathon, enjoying your family ... ALL of your family, and entertaining us with your blogs. Thank you. Thank you!

    More soon ...
    Much love
    Jake and Fergi and Family

  2. I have sure missed you!!! I read your marathon blog everytime you post. I'm so PROUD of you!!! You are going to kick some major butt in Chicago.
    I'm so sorry Cecil has been ill and hope that he gets back to his ole self soon:)
    The kids are getting so big and I haven't even met them yet:( Give them my love!
    When is the best time to visit Colorado? As soon as we can find out what is going to happen to the house, I want to start planning on a visit:)
    Love and miss you sooooooooooo much <3

  3. Sally, I feel like I have know you for years. I am looking forward to the day we finally meet. Safe travels, and hope to hear from you soon.

    Wendy, Most anytime is a good time to visit. We usually have great weather in then fall. Winter is not too bad especially February. Spring is great but sometimes we get those big snow dumpers! My favorite..SUMMER! I love you and miss you too!

  4. I am glad that a least you are having a wonderful time.

  5. Well done with your marathon and welcome back!

    Glad your summer is going great with all these festivals and family fun! Winston is beautiful! Take care

  6. We have the thunder suitvas as well but for seperation issues and it does work! Good luck with yours. Welcome back, I could not manage more than one blog! Don't know how you do it.

  7. Well it sure looks like y'all have been having some fun! Hey Winston, it will be okay pal!!!

  8. Glad you're having a good summer. We've had crazy thunder storms here too...some in the morning which always seems odd. They are normally dinner time-just when we are firing up the grill. Oh well, I remember winter here so I'm not complaining : )

  9. Poor Winston!! I've never heard of a thunder suit - I'll have to read up on it!

    I wish we were having thunder - it's a shame when all you can do is hope the tropical depression turns into a hurricane!

    I have no idea how you keep up with more than one blog ~ I can't keep up with just one!

  10. I love the blog today :) and thank you for stopping by and I love your support.

    Nana Shawn (smiles) You don't have to come to my rescue cause believe me Gina can be a spitfire if needed!!!

    PS Missy has been without internet for a couple of days and will return shortly.

  11. Welcome back! Looks like you've had more important (not to mention more fun) things to do than sit in front of a computer!

  12. Sometimes "real life" gets in the way of blogging. That sure has been the case with me this year. First, I was sooooooo busy with school. And then I took the summer off to enjoy, only my father passed away. So I totally get it.

    I'm so sorry to hear about Cecil's pancreatitis and I hope he's feeling better.

    Good luck with the marathon.

  13. It looks like you have been having a pretty busy summer and a marathon? Wow! Good for you.

  14. Glad to see you are enjoying your summer.

  15. Please let me know how the thunder shirt works. Tucker shakes during storms too. I try to never leave him when a storm is approaching.

    Looks like you have really been enjoying the summer! Maybe I should be following on the other blog? blogs? LOL