Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Saturday, August 25

Annual Beach Trip

July 7: This year we stacked our vacations back to back and did something totally unprecedented in the world of Shannon and Zach and took an entire week of vacation!  It was GLOREAOUS.  We met Steve and Sue at the condo in Gulf Shores and took in some much needed rays!  At one point Zach and I were laying on a raft in the ocean and I thought to myself-  I have not been this relaxed or carefree in years.  Sue and Steve jumped at any opportunity to watch little man so Zach and I got a lot of quality time together on the beach and at the pool.  We had a great time with Austin and he loved the baby pool.  I have to brag on my sweet child so I can look back at this later when the tables may have turned---he was the most amazing child the entire vacation.  He took long naps in the car and would wake happy and giggly and rarely fussed.  Also everytime we went out to eat he was excellent even after having to wait over an hour for a table at most places. We couldn’t ask for a more flexible and easy going kid.


At LuLu's for Dinner

Early morning breakfast on the beach with my lil man

Mr. Personality around the condo, he just hammed it up for Yeah Yeah and G pa!

Our annual breakfast at Tacky Jacks 

Throwing them back

Let's close talk Yeah Yeah.  So sweet

 Sue and I went on a para-sailing adventure one day with Zach’s half-sister Dawn.  It was really fun and we could see for miles.  I recently decided that is about it for me, I always thought I wanted to skydive and/or bungee jump however with age came fear…or maybe it’s really wisdom.  Call it what you want but I have too many important people down on solid ground to chance jumping through the air.

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