1.12.2010

In Case You've Been Wondering....

what I've been up to lately...

I've been working out and I'm getting SO buff!  My mama and daddy usually tell me to be still so I won't burn so many calories (they're just jealous), but now they're telling me to exercise all I want to.  I have a personal fitness goal of pulling up all the way before surgery next week, so
I work out every chance I get! 
 

I've been making arrangements to make sure things around the house are taken care of while I'm gone.  It's not an easy task, but somebody's got to do it!



I've also been calling up my friends to wish them good luck before their surgeries.  Can you BELIEVE that I have FOUR friends having surgeries this month?   Gah!  Since I can't give out their numbers to you (because I've learned that from the many HIPPA papers I have saved, plus, their parents would probably be mad)  I'll ask for your prayers instead.  Will you please pray for Jordan (surgery today), Logan (surgery Thursday), Andrew (who is having a cath Friday) and Ruthie (surgery on the 27th)?  You can throw some prayers in there for me too, if you have a minute...please!!


I've also been practicing feeding myself with a spoon. 
 
It's going pretty well.
However, pudding up the nose doesn't feel the greatest.  Someone needs to tell my mama that she doesn't need to try this again if we're home alone. 
It takes her entirely too long to get me spiffed up again.
 

Other than that, I've just been my regular adorable little self. 
 


Oh, I almost forgot! I was really excited when I checked the mail on Saturday,


and this was in it! 
 
Our Governor officially declared
February 7-14, 2010
CHD Awareness Week!
Awesome, right!?

And in case you've been wondering why my mama calls me Sweet Cheeks...


just see for yourself.

14 comments:

  1. D,
    You are so darn cute!!! I am glad to see that you are almost pulling yourself up all the way! You are getting so big. Also it is good to call your friends right now even your mommy and I and all the mommy's of your friends and I have been calling each other a lot lately. They are lucky to have you. You know that Ethin is watching over you all!!?? I am so happy that you got your Proclamation from the Governor in the mail!!! My city just gave me mine, but I am waiting on the state. I love you D and am sending you big Hugs and lots of prayers! Jessica
    P.S. Next year your mom said you can be my date for the ball!! We will Waltz how does that sound for exercise?

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  2. Those are some yummy sweet cheeks!!! I'm so glad I got to see them for myself last weekend! Precious boy, we are praying for you!

    Love~ Rebecca

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  3. oh..THAT IS PRECIOUS...I LOVE IT!! WOOHOO FOR THE PROCLAMATION FOR SC!! THANKS!!
    LOVE THE PUDDING PICS...LAUGHING OUT LOUD IN MY FAMILY ROOM RIGHT NOW..HE IS SOOOO CUTE..
    WE LOVE YA LIL GUY..AND PRAYERS ARE GOING UP FOR YOU AND ALL YOUR PEEPS!!

    RHONDA ~
    WWW.LYLEFAMILY5.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  4. D sure is cute Shannon!!! I LOVE the pudding pictures. Those are for sure keepers to pull out at his high school graduation!! LOL!!!

    Saying lots of prayers for D and the other heart kiddos!

    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan
    www.whenlifehandsyouabrokenheart.blogspot.com

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  5. He is too cute! I will be praying for him and your family. I will also be praying for his little friends too.

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  6. OMG, those pictures are SOOOO funny! I am literally laughing out loud! I love the one where his tongue is sticking out sideways! What a riot!

    Thanks for the prayers for Andrew! We are keeping all the families (you guys included!) close in prayer this week! Just too darn many kids fighting for their lives! Great job on the proclamation! We WILL keep fighting for our kids until there's a cure out there...someday!

    Big {{HUGS!}}
    Jen
    http://www.thehuegelfamily.blogspot.com

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  7. He is the cutest thing ever! Lots of prayers! Sara Bates

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  8. Shannon,
    You are amazing! You make your blog so enjoyable and adorable (although D may have the adorable down for you).
    Good Luck with surgery! D is having his on Ruth's 5 month birthday! You are in our prayers!
    On Ruth's front, we may have to move surgery up a week (which would put us in the hospital the same time as D). We shall know more this week.
    Prayers and hugs!

    Oh and WAY TO GO with the proclamation!
    WAY TO GO!!
    I hope Missouri's comes in soon!

    HUGS!!!
    Laura, Josh and Ruthie!

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  9. Have I told you lately how much I enjoy the Carter updates?! It is easily the highlight of the week and always leaves me laughing out loud! Our favorite picture this week? Definitely the chocolate pudding picture. A true Visa (or is it MasterCard??)moment! We will be praying for all your friends and for you too, baby Sweet Cheeks (and yes, it's easy to see why mama and daddy call you that :) Oh! We love South Carolina's proclamation!! That is so completely cool!! Surely Tennessee in its progressive mode has this proclamation, too?! We'll have to check on that....

    Many prayers coming your way~
    Kati, Rocky, Evan & Brycen Dunn

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  10. So very precious!! He is getting sooo BIG!!! Noah was sad to learn last night that his Buddy would be having surgery next week, but he did say they he would be praying for Derrick. Your entire family is in our prayers!! Thanks for the update, and as always....love the pictures!!!

    Mike, Beth & Noah Allman

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  11. D, Emma was so jealous seeing that you already get to eat chocolate pudding! She will definitely have to try some soon. We've been praying hard for you and your mommy and daddy, and hope that you are having such fun with them before your surgery!
    Love,
    The Bradleys
    Cassie, Jacob, Luke, & Emma

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  12. love the pudding pictures, what a little ham. Carol Hinze

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  13. sending prayers for D's surgery to go well. Sorry I haven't been able to keep up with the blogs lately. The pics are precious and he looks like he is getting so big.

    Ryan saw the pictures and said "oooooohhhh.....he's cute." lol. She already gets crushes on boys.

    HEART HUGS!!!

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