Monday, June 14, 2010

Reed Harrison

On May 11, 2010 at 9:59 life was forever changed. Shawn and I welcomed our baby boy Reed Harrison. He weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Its amazing how quickly you can fall in love with someone. I am head over heels in love with this little guy!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I was recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Something that I was hoping to not have. The thought of having to sleep in a mask all night everynight was not exciting to me. The first night I slept in the mask, I felt like I didnt sleep. But when I woke up I had never felt better. The second night went much better and I woke up earlier than usual and felt even better than I did the day before. I cant believe that a little machine could make me feel so much better. Looking back on all the mornings I woke up with a head ache and felt like I had no energy, I wish I had done this a long time ago!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thankful and sorry

As I watched the news today, I saw that they are burying a soldier that was killed in Iraq last week. He was so young- in his early 20's I believe. He leaves behind a family and fiance. My heart goes out to his family and his fiance. As I think back on the time that Shawn was gone, I realize how incredibly lucky I am that I didn't have to deal with that. That was my biggest fear as I think it is any family member of a soldier. I am thankful that this young man was willing to lose his life for my freedom. I am sorry that his family is dealing with such a horrible situation. As I write this I think of how thankful I am that so many soldiers risk there lives everyday so that we can live in such a great country. So please if you know anyone serving thank them for every sacrifice that they make. If you don't personal know someone and see a man or woman in uniform don't hesitate to tell them thank you. Its the least you can for the things that they have to go through.

Monday, March 23, 2009

its been a long time

Ok, so its been a while since I last did a blog.There is not really a lot going on in my life to blog about. I was thinking this morning about how much I love my family. My mom has been gone for the last week and a half taking care of my niece Kenedee while my brother and his wife went on a mission trip with their youth group. I missed my mom so much, which is funny because even when my mom is home I dont really get to see her much but I think it was just the thought of her not being in town. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful mom (and family).

I just really miss living near my brother and his family. I feel like I am missing so much of my nieces life since they are living in St Louis. I know that my brother is doing Gods work and that is where he has been called to work. Sometimes I feel like moving there to be closer to him and his family. But I would miss my mom way to much but then again she would probably move too!

Monday, December 8, 2008


We have recently returned from our 7 day cruise. The cruise took us to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We had a wonderful time. In Jamaica we hung out at Margaritaville for the day. In Grand Cayman (my favorite of the 3 ports) we went snorkeling at two sites. In Cozumel we took Rhino ATV's to a few sites then we went snorkeling. We had a wonderful time reconnecting after the year we spent apart!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I remember as a child whenever there was an election, my dad would always take me and my brother with him when he would vote. I remember feeling such pride just being there and how I couldnt wait until I could actually vote. Today as I cast my vote, I remembered what it felt like to be in that room when my dad voted, I felt that same pride today!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Strawberry Newport

During the spring time, OKC has an arts festival that we try to make it to every year. But since Shawn wasnt here this year we missed it. His favorite thing to eat there is something called a Strawberry Newport. So I decided to try and make them for him. They turned out perfect, just like the arts festival and ALOT cheaper!