The Shaffer Family

Friday, November 19, 2010

Goals for the next few months

1. Become an amazing coupon mom. I want to spend no more than $35 a week on groceries:)
2. Put all of my pictures and videos of my family onto CD's.
3. Make a rag quilt
4. Take a CPR and First Aid course
5. Take a self-defense class for women
6. Learn how to sew so I can make things instead of buy them
7. Get a 3-month supply of food storage
8. Tighten my tummy
9. Stop losing my hair
10. Become a more loving wife and mother

I wanted to write these down so I don't forget! If anyone has advice on any of these, please share :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sleepless in Happy Valley

Ever since we moved Isaac into his own room and crib, he has not slept very well. He has progressively gotten worse and worse each night it seems. Right now he is waking up every 2 hours. He usually eats and goes back to sleep, but at least once every night he is just WIDE AWAKE and isn't hungry or anything! I am so confused. I ALWAYS put him to bed awake, and he always falls asleep within 3 minutes. I still swaddle him for every nap and at night, and I always give him his pacifier to fall asleep (otherwise he just breaks out of his swaddle and sucks on his hands). I just don't know what is waking him up all night! He used to be able to sleep for 6-8 hours straight. And I thought I was sleep deprived then- HA! Oh well. He still wakes up in the morning happy and adorable, and is a very good baby. He only whines when he is hungry or tired, so I know when I need to put him down for a nap. Overall, Isaac is a very sweet, adorable baby, and I consider myself lucky!! I love him so much, and would stay up all night with him if I had to. I just want what is best for him, and I think that is sleep!

Monday, November 8, 2010


1. What is your ALL time favorite song and why? None of this "well I like everything". If you had to pick one, which would it be?
I love many songs, but I have always loved "You'll be in My Heart" by Phil Collins on Tarzan!

2. What was the most memorable part of your wedding day and or first date if you aren't married yet. ;)
The most memorable part of my wedding day was probably before we were married driving up to the temple. Thomas and I drove together and were very nervous/excited! The rest of the day went by so fast it's all a blur!

3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to have a dozen kids and be an amazing mom!

4. Why do you blog?
I started blogging because I everyone I know blogs so I figured I better jump on the bandwagon! However, as you can see from how often I post, it is very hard for me to think of things interesting enough to post. But I LOVE reading all of my friends' blogs!!!!

5. What is your favorite attribute about yourself and why?
I think my best quality is that I am very loyal. I like that I am frugal with money. I also have amazing intuition which is always spot-on!

6. What's on your Christmas list this year?
Nothing much! I would like to think that the thousand dollar plane tickets to Pennsylvania for Christmas can count as my present from Thomas.

7. What is your "signature drink"? It could be homemade, your daily Starbucks drink, or what you always order when you go out. If it is homemade, will you include the recipe? :)
WATER is definitely my signature drink! haha! Whenever I am at a restaurant I order water and nothing else! When I am at home I drink water and nothing else! And I drink gallons a day. I have been this way my entire life. I never drink soda.

Okay, that was fun!


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I'm not sure how many people I'm supposed to tag, but seeing as how I never post, there aren't many people I know who read my blog! So hopefully you ladies will see this sometime!! :) Have fun!