Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mongolian Root Rot

So, for the past 2 or more weeks, I have been so sick. I have been to the doctor twice, had to call in sick to work twice, and have been on antibiotics for over 10 days! For those of you that know me well, you know that all three things are rare for me (i.e. calling out/going to the dr and taking medicine). Thankfully, my doctor put me on a Z Pack, Allegra D and a nasal spray and that seems to have done the trick!

Last week we met with Shanny's teachers for a conference. She now knows many of her letters, numbers, days of the week, months of the year. She has come leaps and bounds since last year, both academically and developmentally. For the second week in a row, when she gets home on Monday's- she takes her folder out of her bookbag, retrieves her homework, and does it all by herself! Also, her teachers reported that she needs less assistance with her writing as compared to last year- sometimes Shanny will even write her name without a prompt. She loves school so much and loves to pretend she is a teacher... I believe the gals at the ELC sparked Shan's love of school and it has undoubtedly continued through BRES! We are so grateful to have such a wonderful and knowledgeable educators working with Shannen that care and take initiative to ensure she is able to maximize her learning potential.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.

~Love, Jonesy n Shanfaith

p.s. James Gregory cracks me up and he has a very interesting point of view. Take a listen:

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Today we went to the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Washington Farms! I must say, the maze was quite an experience, but we finally made it to the finish line! Shannen's favorite part was the hay ride (she was amazed at the size of the tractor wheels). She also loved walking through the patch and looking at the pumpkins. Going to the pumpkin patch was the only "fun/productive" thing we did all break. I think the events of the past few months are starting to catch up to us and we got some much needed rest. Shannen is looking forward to going back to school on Monday- she misses her teachers, friends, and most of all, her Emmi! Hopefully we will get to do more fall things in the upcoming weekends. Shannen is going to be Leonardo (Ninja Turtle) for Halloween~ how funny is that?

Love, Jonesy and Shanfaith

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Chapter

As I look at the blog posted by my coworker and late friend Missy, I began to think how long and hard both her and her son fought over the years and how the documentation they left us has become a gift and a reminder of just how strong they were. So, I thought it would be neat to start a blog of both Shannen's and my life as she faces adversities and triumphs and I am embarking on this adventure called "adulthood"!

Enjoy... love, Jonesy and Shanfaith