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THIS song…….Fills my heart.

Today I celebrate my Dad….the man who guided me in the RIGHT direction every time.

We fought…….I was (am) stubborn.……I fought his advice for so many years.

BUT one day he took me aside and said “Shauna go to nursing school…I will make it work”

I did…he DID

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Not a day goes by that I don’t THANK HIM for all his support. I tell the boys my many DAD stories and how blessed I was to have had him in my corner.

Living in the house I grew up in makes me remember quite clearly who I was and who I want to be…….

I try every shift caring for critically ill children and their families to make my Dad proud.

“There but for the GRACE of God go I”

I celebrate my Dad today and the 3 sons who bless me with their unconditional love

Its hard to look at them and know they are all MEN now not my boys

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We are a Party of 4 and I am GRATEFUL for them EVERYday…….one day they will be Fathers…

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I know it’s the WRONG year…but I did it intentionally.

Last November 9th was a very important day in my life.

First of all, it was the BIRTHday of one of my VERY close friends and Second of all, it was a day of ReBIRTH for me.

I filed papers that day to end my almost 23 year marriage. One year later, I have NOT one regret. I learned firsthand a life lesson in honesty.

For the privacy of my 3 fabulous boys, I will not go into the details of this decision but to say it was the ONLY choice I had given the circumstances.

The boys support and love me unconditionally and we are EVERYDAY growing closer in our new family life…

IT is VERY TRUE when they say that boys are PROTECTIVE of their mother.

I see it, feel it and love it firsthand…….SO Blessed …….

THANK YOU boys for holding my hand…….

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Now back to my friend……..She’s a Hot Tamale to my Junior Mint…….she has a laugh that is contagious and makes me laugh all the more……:)

She held my hand and let me cry last week when I couldn’t decide which piece of furniture to take from my now SOLD house.

She was covered in sweat as she ran over to my house to support my “moment”…… I DID give her a paper towel……:)

She is the ear I confide in, the heart that loves me when I have a good or bad day and shows me EVERYDAY what TRUE friendship looks like.

I have called in many favors, but we are now like sistas and our bond gives us BOTH strength….

She ALSO cares for my boys as they were her own. Whats not to APPRECIATE?

THANK YOU for being my FRIEND……

I appreciate YOU Norma and LOVE you with ALL my heart and soul.


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NOW for the MARGARITA MOMENT this weekend to CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHdays!!!!

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I am still in AWE of my time with my sister in Idaho and as promised to a certain 4 legged friend of mine, here is MORE!!!

I MUST mention that a certain brother in-law noticed that I failed to include his FANTASTIC homemade lasagna picnic so let me remedy THAT right NOW!!!!

It was DELICIOUS and included lights hung to celebrate the occasion…

THANK YOU Mark for the TLC and special VIP treatment!!!

The local bar has a huckleberry martini, which is the Idaho fruit which was so smooth.

I had two but wanted MORE….


We also rented a boat to ride on Hayden Lake

3 hours of pure BLISS

even swimming in the LAKE……..

Ok…….. enough about the FUN………what about my furry friend???

Here’s her

“What do you MEAN I can’t sleep under the covers?” face and her waiting for me on our morning walk…….

Oh and YEAH and HI to Herbie……..my OTHER walking buddy who loved to scare ME and run into the hills……..yeah…………..Hi Herbie……

Like I titled this post I HEART IDAHO

I always joke that my sister lives in a log cabin on the top of a mountain in Idaho.

Last week I got to go to that top of the mountain and while it was no log cabin………..

it was MAGNIFICENT!!!!!

4 years ago she moved, retired, got out of dodge……

We were always close……. but I missed her being so close.

When life took a turn for me, my sister was there supporting me, listening to me, letting me cry.

She is one of my closest friends

Spending 5 days with her meant the WORLD to me.

I was surrounded by the nature side of beauty and my sisters type of tough love that was JUST what I needed.

She refilled my empty gas tank as we cried, hugged and laughed together so much.

 Thank you Stacey for sharing your beautiful home and all the amenities…

(that soaking tub has MY name on it) love Dr. Teals 🙂

and for caring for me so much…………. I cried SO hard when I left AND got home.

I LOVE YOU Stacey and cherish our time together.

I will be BACK SOON with the BOYS!!!!!!!!

Can they soak in your brand new tub???

NOT!!!!

There will be a PART 2 to this post that will include THIS little BEAUTY……..

MISS U Elsie Mae!!!!

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