Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tiny Hands and Feet :)

Hey Everyone,

My nephew Rush entered in the world at 5:03pm on Thursday July 30, 2009. He weighed 6pounds 12 & 3/4 ounces and measured 19 3/4 inches. Every move he makes touches my heart and I can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for his life. I can't explain the way I feel everytime I look at him...the only way I can describe how it feels is it's a feeling of endless love.I hope to be the Aunt he knows he can always call :)I am so happy for my sister and parents, there is no doubt in my mind Rush will be the most loved child in the world.

Dear Rush,
We love you with all our hearts.
Shanda & Sean

Monday, May 11, 2009

Doggie Drama

So....the other day I accidentally stepped on Tails' foot, we thought he was okay...but we were wrong. First check out the video below.

So no he didn't break it, but he had soft tissue damage and has to wear a splint for a week. :(

Friday, April 24, 2009

Praises and Play

Good news! I found a great job here in the Houston area! I will be a Marketing Specialist. Praise the Lord! I will be working for a great company whose main beneficiary is kids, what could be better than that? I know finding a job was hard, but the Lord wanted me to wait so I could have this opportunity, keep me in your prayers I start this Monday.

As for Sean, he is doing great! I always admire his determination and go-getter personality. He just got his own business line at work (which is a very big deal) and put on a great presentation for his department to help them be faster and more productive. I am so very proud of him, he's always been such a hard worker!
Sean and I are both so excited we will be an Aunt and Uncle this August (or July) to Mr. Rush Chaddick! Isn't that name precious? I find it reallly hard to walk by a children's store now and not at least go in for a minute. And Adie here is the jacket we got at Old Navy.

So, our little guy Mr. Tails is doing fantastic! I think however he might in for a shock on Monday when we are both gone for 8 hours during the day. I want to get a "puppy" cam set up so I can see what he does all day while we're gone....but Sean isn't so crazy about the idea :(

I'll leave you all with a video of Tails' new trick Sean taught him yesterday. He taught him how to clap his hands, it's adorable

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

First Hair Cut

I took Tails for his first haircut this morning....and he wasn't too excited to be left at Petsmart :(
I was a little disappointed to find out that it was raining outside today. You know when you take your car in to get never take it on a rainy day because you know it will just get dirty again. That's kind of how I felt taking him in today, he will come out clean, but first run outside he'll be muddy again. Oh well at least the hair will be out of his face.

Look at how cute he is ;)

Friday, March 27, 2009

While I've been a bad blogger....

Sadly everyone in my household is asleep right now but me. Tails has strategically placed himself asleep in front of the door so nobody can leave without him knowing :) Sean is sick today, let's hope he doesn't have strep throat. Prayers for him to feel better are greatly appreciated. I can tell he really doesn't feel good because the March Madness games are on and he isn't even watching. Sean's work set up a bracket and Sean told me if he wins the money....I get an Iphone! Our friends constantly make fun of me for still having my flip phone. While I do want the new phone, I think I might be really sad to give up my current one.

Here are some pictures I have been meaning to post on here for awhile now:

A picture of us on our first Valentine's Day

Sean with the cookie cake we made, it say's "The Reese's" Gorgeous flowers
This year Sean and I (with a few of our friends) went to a few concerts at the Houston Rodeo. For those of you who don't know, it's a month long Rodeo that also has a country singer at the end of each night. This year I was fortunate to get to see my favorite band, Rascal Flatts. This was a wonderful Valentine's present from my hubby. He also got me tickets to Brad Paisley. I had never seen him before, but definitely want to again, he was amazing! Finally, my friend Emily offered me a ticket to Pat Green! I forgot how many great songs he sings...Wave on wave, baby doll, let me, etc.

Us at the Brad Paisley concert

Gary and Joe Don

Brad Paisley

Pat Green

We rode the train to the rodeo, and it was the first time I had rode the train (it was Emily's first time to as well). Here we are proudly displaying our train (metro rail) ticket

Here are a few pictures of our newest family addtion: Tails

The day we picked him up, he was a little over 2 months old

3 months old :)

Look at that playful face

This look makes my heart melt

Me and Mister Tails on the day we got him

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tails and More!

Sorry for not updating this in such a long time...I only have a few minutes to post but the big news with us these days is we got a dog. It's a Maltese, his name is Tails. He is full of personality! He favorite thing to do right now is sleep underneath the couch. It's his chance to get a few minutes to himself. Here are a few pictures:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tag, I'm It!

Thank you for the tag sis! Woah, what an awful picture of us....but the story makes it better. This is from the second day we were married, spending the night in Childress, TX. We got a flat tire on our way to a fun night in Dallas. So instead of having a lovely dinner with just the two of us, we ended up eating the cookie cake from the wedding and making sure no one stole my car out of the WalMart parking lot. :) I know that this story will be one I tell our kids.
Here were the instructions:
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same.~No cheating (cropping, editing, etc.)
Have fun!! You're it!!

I am going to tag....

Miss Wyatt (soon to be Mrs. Dueitt)

The Boerckel's

The Simmons'

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Woof, Woof!

Happy Early Valentine's Day everyone! Hope you enjoy the special love filled weekend with the man in your life as well as your family and friends!

Sean and I are getting each the same present this year, a puppy! We don't know what kind or exactly when we will get him or her but if you have any breed suggestions let us know! Right now we are thinking Havanese, Maltese or some other small breed. We aren't getting a large one because I don't like them, I mean because we are living in an apartment. :) Any suggestions?

Monday, February 2, 2009

What a weekend!

We enjoyed having some of our friends come into town from San Antonio this weekend for the O.A.R concert! I wish I could say that I had pictures from the concert, but they wouldn't allow anyone to bring them in. :( Sean has actually seen them a time or two before, but this was my first time.....and it was LEGEN....wait for it.....DARY! They are hands down the best band I've seen live with all the drum, guitar and saxophone solos! They played a mix of old and new songs which made Sean very happy since he claims he was a fan before many people knew about them...

So I know my last post was about superbowl food, so what did i end up making? A cake that looked like a football field and brownies :) I was supposed to take a Mexican pile on dish as well but I was tired of cooking by then. And I would like to say that I have a picture of the cake....but prior to taking it over to a friend's house the foil messed it up...oops I'm not quite a whiz in the kitchen but I'm getting there.

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I know we did with football, friends and food!! I actually have one more request, after some thinking over the past few days I'm going to try and go the next 7 days without complaining or whining. Not that I think I have a large problem with this, but I feel God is calling me to do this challenge. So if you have some time to pray for me this week I would greatly appreciate it. Pray for my strength to not give up and that the result will me being a better follower of Christ through this experience. I'll leave you with a wonderful song chorus by Rob Attaway. His new cd is amazing and I have sung it at the top of my lungs for about the past week in my car. Worshipping God in the car to and from work has really been an uplifting experience!

"I adore you with all that I am, I adore You for forming my life in your hand. I adore you for all that you are I adore for how you have captured my heart." - Rob Attaway

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Superbowl Food

So with the Superbowl coming up, I'm trying to think of creative recipes to make for our friends' party we are going to attend. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Oh and I want to wish everyone a VERY BELATED Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2009 should be a very exciting year and I can't wait to see what all God has in store for Sean and I. Because every blog post is more fun iwth pictures here are some from Christmas ......oh and the tiem it snowed in Houston! Of course I brough snow from Amarillo to Houston :)
Sean and his friend Neal made snowballs and threw them at me when I got home from work! I have to admit it was hilarious. Seinfeld Scene It
New Running Shoes!

Clothes or Transformers

Putting our first ornaments on the tree

This is the video of Sean and Neal making snowballs!

Hope everyone did enjoy their Christmas and New Year's!

It's been awhile....

Okay, so maybe one of my new year's resolutions should have been to update this blog more often! I'll try to be better....I promise!
What's been going on with us here lately, well I would say some pretty interesting things. After this week Sean has decided he will be going back to school this summer or Fall to get his MBA! I know he's wanted to do that for awhile and I'm glad he will be able to soon. As for me I'm still in relentless pursuit of a job here in Houston, but in the mean time am enjoying working at Victoria's Secret.
Probably the most important news we have gotten lately is that we are soon-to-be Aunt Shanda and Uncle Sean! That's right Adie and Drew are having a baby and he/she is due August 6, 2009! I can't wait to spoil that child :) I only wish we were going to live closer to them.....but maybe we will...
Also, my friend Joanna came in town a few weekends ago. She has become such a dear friend of mine in a relatively short amount of time and I wish she could have been here longer than a day. Jo is one of the most kind-hearted women I know...I'm still trying to convince her to move from Colorado to Texas!