Friday, December 12, 2008

Big slacker when it comes to blogging!!!!

Okay so I haven't blogged in what seems like eternity! but, really has only been about three months. Well where do I begin? I left off with Casey playing football and though we didn't have a winning season it was still great! We went on to win against Canyon View which is the other High School in Cedar City. We then made the playoffs but then lost. Casey had a great football season and even made 2ND string division team. I think that's what its called. He is looking forward to his senior year and is working hard at getting himself ready in fact he is wrestling this year which he hasn't done in about 3 years and so far hes doing pretty good. Nicole is almost done with cosmetology school and is not quite sure what she wants to do next maybe finish her degree at Dixie state. Cody and Sara just celebrated their 1st year anniversary and just got their first baby! A little pug named Hugo! I haven't seen him yet bet I hear he is adorable! I think that will be it for them for a while as far as Kids go for now!! they are also planing to go to the Temple soon.Looking forward for that. Noelle is growing taller I swear each day She has completely passed Nicole and I both up. She is still cheering on Raglan a competitive cheer squad and we are leaving today for a Competition in Salt Lake. Which is good because we may get to see Gary. He is now working in Wyoming for a company called Haliburton. As the economy was getting worse we were struggling big time with our concrete company and we had to do something, We sold our house and are now just renting a few blocks away to keep the kids in their same schools and Gary went to Wyoming. He has been in School training since October and we have only seen him about 3 times since.He didn't even get to come home for Thanksgiving and wont be home for Christmas. Once he is done with school he will work 2 weeks straight and be home for 1 week. but we feel very blessed because so many people in the construction business are really struggling and this is a really good opportunity for us. And eventually we will be making a move further up North probably after Casey graduates. As for me I'm just trying to hold down the fort here in St. George and am still working 2 days a week at Taylor Andrews the hair school Nicole is going to. Oh and I finally got my Braces off!! I love Dr. Feller and everyone @ his office they are awesome and I Love my new SMILE! Thats it for the Shafer family these days and in spite of all the trials this past year I feel very grateful for the many blessings in my life.

5 comments:

Jen said...

thank you so much for that update. i've been thinking about you guys. how sad gary can't be home for Christmas? is your mom still living with you guys? i love your positive attitude. you are so awesome. we miss you guys!!

Shannon said...

So much going on! Glad you gave us an update. Thats great that Gary was able to get such a good job with a respectable company but stinks he can't get home for the holidays. You are an awesome family!

Griffin said...

I love you! I'm so glad i finally found your page!

scoot and sara said...

I don't believe it...you really got your braces off? You'll have to post a picture! I hope everything goes well with Gary's job and that you guys get to be together soon!

WoodwardFam said...

Hey its the Woodwards!!