Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ten Days of Shauna

May is an awesome month for me because I get to celebrate Mothers' Day, my wedding anniversary, and my birthday all within the space of a couple of weeks depending on the calendar. My kids usually call it "Shauna Week". This year because Mothers' Day fell on the 10th, it was "Ten Days of Shauna".

I began my month on May 10th, celebrating Mothers' Day with my family. All I ever wanted to be was a mother. It has been one of the most rewarding, experiences I have ever had. I can hardly believe that I have held this title for almost 28 years! I want my children to know how much I love them and how proud I am of the men and women they have become and the wise choices they have made. It hasn't been easy - we have had some challenging times - but it has definitely been worth it! Here are my babies in their one-year pictures. . .

Travis Wayne Steed
October 28, 1981

Wade David Steed
July 30, 1983

Tara Dawn Steed
August 22, 1986

Kelsey Ann Steed
October 12, 1990

After Mothers' Day, Val and I celebrate our wedding anniversary on May 17. This year was 29 years for us! It has been an incredible journey together. Thanks, honey, for our four wonderful children. Thanks for working so hard to support our family. I love you and would marry you again. I love the fact that we are growing old(er) together. Tara says we are an example of love and endurance. I guess that is a compliment. . .

Val and Shauna Steed
May 17, 1980

Three days after my anniversary, on May 20, it's HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Yes, today is my birthday. I am not going to say how old I am, but it's not too hard to figure out. I really can't believe I am this old!!!! I still feel like a young mother inside and I definitely don't act my age, just ask my girls and their friends. Oh well . . . wasn't I a cute baby, though?

Shauna Kaye Dalton
May 20


Mike and Kira said...

I loved this post! Happy Birthday to you! Hope it is a great one! I love the one year pictures, especially Tara's it looks just like her, but littler! You're such a good mom to your kids, and are so much fun. You deserve 10 days of Shauna!

The Peay Family said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love the pics of the family. How quickly time flies. Your family is so lucky to have you a their MOM!

Dan and Tara said...

cute post mom! I can see why you wanted me to see it! I am so proud of you for scanning in those pictures! I was cute at one! :) We definitely need to get you a scanner so you can do your own stuff without having Dad help! Thanks for the fun shopping today!

Travis&Liz Steed. said...

Love it , love it , love it!!!