Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Well little did I know when I chose this song for our blog a couple months ago that it would become a theme song for our life. I do believe that "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" we will find happiness. Thank you so much to all our family and friends that have shown so much love and support. We really appreciate all the help moving and your numerous thoughts and prayers. Mack and I are doing well in California and are adjusting as best as possible considering our situation. We wake up everyday grateful for each other and the chance to live a brand new day! We are excited for all of our new changes (everyone knows how much I hate change). We would like to share a few of our new changes with you!
Our new blog: www.meandmack.blogspot.com
our new e-mail address: shannonlmackay@hotmail.com
and our new home address: 23135 Sleeping Oak Drive Yorba Linda, Ca 92887
and you can still reach us at 714-403-1506.
We would love to have visitors, so come anytime! xoxo Shannon and Mack

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Morgan and Ben's Engagement Party...



The most amazing party ever...more to come...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Poop Happens...

So we decided to leave a day earlier for California...Probably my first mistake! Before I even get into the story you have to know that Brandon was out of town when all of this occurred... So I took Mack to get his haircut before the big trip. We were trying to leave and I couldn't get the key in the car door. An hour later a locksmith showed up to charge me way too much money to put WD-40 in the hole and tell me the key was worn. So I missed my eyebrow appt. which was very important, and ran out of time to run the rest of our errands. Mack made it on time to Adley's Birthday Party that he was so excited about, Moon Bounce and all. I headed home to start packing...When I went to pick Mack up my car wouldn't start. What? 2 weeks ago I had everything checked out and was good to go...Finally got it started, picked Mack up with Walter, who was in a towel soaking wet and shaking from a bath with the car still running and drove straight to have the Hummer looked at. It was the battery.They had to have some guy drive it over and install it, since I was leaving on a road trip to California in like an hour. My brother Parker met me at the car place stayed there with Mack, while I drove Walter home in his truck to finish packing...Seriously threw my entire closet still on hangers in the car and packed every article of clothing Mack owns, stacked it to the ceiling and slammed the door. The car was working now and we were all in....Me (the driver), Parker (co-pilot), Mack, and Walter. We decided to follow my Cousin Garrett and his Clan down in case we had anymore problems. Well we got to Lindon, Ut about 3 exits from our house when Mack decided to tell me he was so sorry, but had an accident. What kind of accident? You don't have accidents? So we pulled over at Harley Davidson's who I need to apologize to for the poopy underwear that was left in their trash can. Yes, they were his favorite Calvin Klein pair...Got in the car realized it was all over his seat, had to tear the padding off and the poor kid had to ride on a plastic seat the whole way. On the road again, laughing hysterically at the day so far when a sweet voice from the back siad, "Mom when we get to the hotel I need to go to the bathroom again." So we pulled over...it was 12 degrees and Mack was pooping on the side of the road, the worst part of it was we had no wipes. Nothing but a Wendy's bag...We repeated this lovely event 2 more times, 1 time Walter was out on the freeway... before making it to Vegas for the night. Mack was such a trooper and never cried or complained. I taught him that "Poop Happens" and it happens to the best of us and never at the right time...Other words may have been used... We saw the lights.....Vegas here we come. Well we got to the La Quinta @ 11:00pm. There was a guy being arrested out front...no biggy! There were 2 beds and Garrett, Sydney, Tanner, Me, Parker, Mack, and Walter...Needless to say it was a little tight, but we are one happy family so we didn't care. Mack had a long bubble bath and we were all litterally pooped and ready for bed. The kids and Walter had other plans...Tanner and Mack giggled all night, which made Walter bark.Yes in the hotel room, thought they were going to kick us out...Around 1 or 2 we all fell asleep, woke up around 6 am and drove the rest of the way. Yes poop happens...just glad my family was there to share it with me...Major Mackay Moment

Sunday, November 29, 2009

We are heading home for Christmas...

Well at least I'm headed back to my home and dragging everyone with me. We are leaving this week for California and not returning until after the New Year! I know we are nuts, but Brandon won't be home much until Christmas...So California here we come!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

We had a great Thanksgiving week. It started with Mack's Thanksgiving Feast at school. They prepared the First Thanksgiving Meal, but Mack was upset there was no corn. The kids went around the table and said what they were grateful for. Mack said that her was thankful for food. He sure is a great kid. Then we were able to go to The Salt Lake City Rescue Mission to drop of all the coats we collected. It was a very emotional moment for me. I was really glad that we decided to do this little act of giving this year. Mack and I had passed out fliers around the neighborhood and we had a bin on our porch were people could donate. We are so blessed and it was a great experience to be able to bring the coats for Thanksgiving Day. We drove Mack around Pioneer Park to show him all the people that he brought coats for. It was a great experience for our family. Thank you to all that helped us we really helped a lot of people in need. We had Thanksgiving with the Fowers Family and watched football with my cousin Garrett and his family. We are so grateful for our family and all that we have been blessed with. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving... Our Little Indian
Mack and Mom at his feast.

Mack and Dad at his feast
Doin the "Turkey Dance."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mack's 5 Little Turkeys

Mack has a Thanksgiving Performance this week at school, so he decided to give us a little sneak peek of the big show... video

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Our Dad is MIA...Last Seen Here...

Well if you ask Mack where his Dad is he will tell you.. "Albakerkey and El Paso!" Yep he's been there 9 out the last 10 days... A lot has happened since he's been gone. The washing machine broke, it's Christmas here at the Fowers Home, we got our family room carpets cleaned for free ( only had to endure the dreaded Kirby Boss for 4 hrs.), Walter got a haircut and no longer looks like Walter, and I am now double majoring in Fire Science. Not really, I've just been helping my Brother Parker study a ton. Well anyways, Come Home Dad, We Miss You! XoXo



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanksgiving 101

Mack came home from school today with his version of The Mayflower. When I asked him what it was he replied, "It's a boat Mom, the Pilgrims rode on it to the Rock." Maybe it's true...everything you know you learned in Preschool?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Warm The Hearts of Those In Need

This Thanksgiving Season is one to give thanks for all that we have been blessed with and to share it with those in need. Our family is collecting gently used coats and delivering them to the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake City on Thanksgiving Day. We would love to have you donate and take part in our efforts to Warm The Hearts of Those In Need. We will have a bin on our porch that you can drop them in or we will be collecting them in our neighborhood on Saturday, November 21st.
Happy Thanksgiving, Love The Fowers

Checklist.....Check

55 screw driver holes filled and painted in Mack's Room

Doorbell fixed

Downstairs Toilet Drip fixed

Halloween Taken Down and Put Away

House Cleaned

Hosted 2 Parties in 1 Week

Tons of Fun and Love for Mack

Check!!!!!!

Thanks Mom and Dad for visiting and for all your help!!!!! XOXOXO

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat...

The Fowers Fam
My Boys
Heading Out
Pirate Moms
Maga and Walter
Walter and his friend...
Captain Hook and Elmo
The Pirates...


The Fowers Fam had a great Halloween...Can't wait till next year!!!

Mack's Preschool Party N Halloween Feast...

We were so excited to have Maga and Grandpa come stay with us this weekend. It was filled with Fowers Fun and lots of events. It started with Mack's school party and performance. And as if that wasn't enough fun we hosted a Halloween Feast. We had a blast...we ate scary food, played games, and crafted, but most of all spent time with good friends. Thanks to everyone that came and brought incredible goodies. I think I had more fun than Mack!!!! The Witchy Pirate and Captain Hook
Captain Hook getting ready for school
With Grandpa
My Mom and I
His Halloween Song and Dance
Swinging at recess
Sitting so well with his friends




The Big Halloween Feast...

The table before the kiddos arrived

Some of the scary goodies

(I wish I would have taken pictures of everything the Mom's came up with incredible stuff!)
Some decorations around the house
Spooky Candy Jars
Skeletons
Blocks we made
Skull Hands
Party Favors
Crafting
Some of the Kiddos
Belle and Captain Hook
Belle 2 and Captain Hook
Superman
Belle 1
Big Bird
Belle 2
Mack with his girls...The Barbie Witch and Pirate Princess


We had so much fun and definately started a new tradition!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkins, Witches, and Pirates...Oh My!!!

Halloween is one of the Fowers favorite times of year . Mack and I have been busy doing everything spooky we can get our hands on and dragging Dad around with us. One of our highlight moments was our Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House....
Pictured here with the proud crafter...The roof kept caving in so I got the genious idea to put a BBQ skewer through it to hold it together and managed to stab myself in the hand and break the roof in half. So Mack being the creative thinker he is, decided that the house caught on fire, so we turned the roof into a graveyeard. So this was his Masterpiece that he decorated all by himself!!!



The Brandons doing a little carving!!!


My personal favorite Halloween Tradition...The witches at Gardner's Village

If the hats fits...wear it!!

Loving Fall...

Mack and his favorite.

One flew in a little close...
This one is for all the Red Hat Ladies...

Mack working it with Frankenstein

Representing on his horse...
We paid to see the animals, but he found more interest in the old tractor parts outside...
Spent sometime with the ducks!!!



So far having a great Halloween...