Hi! I'm Shayna, and I am the Mommy here at Manuel...Party of Five. I am a 30-year-old working mommy to three beautiful children. Professionally, I am a teacher. This year, I will be teaching junior high literature at a local Catholic school. I cannot wait!
I have several addictions that keep me pretty busy (like I am not already busy enough!). Among them are photography, Pinterest (which is basically like internet crack), and blogging. I ventured into the blog world a couple of years ago, and I was instantly hooked. I also love to cook and bake, although I am not great at either one.
"Parenting is the toughest job in the world. At least my co-worker is cute!"
This is Bryan. He is my best friend, my love, my heart, my rock, my teammate, my "co-worker," and so much more.
Bryan is an electrician by trade, and his degree is in instrumentation. He does a little bit of everything.
He is an avid outdoorsman and the handiest guy I know. He loves to hunt, fish, and play golf. He loves everything about music, and he is pretty good on the guitar. He also loves carpentry and woodworking.
Oh, and he loves LSU! Ha :)
This is our first born, Gannon. He is eight. He loves football, baseball, golf, riding his bike and scooter, wrestling, playing video games, and picking on his little sister! That last one is not my favorite, but I suppose it is perfectly normal ;)
He has a sensitive heart, and is very compassionate.
He also loves to do anything with his Daddy. His daddy is his best friend, and he reminds us of that all the time. He loves to fish and shoot his BB gun, and he is a great little athlete. He started tackle football this year, and Mama is n-e-r-v-o-us!
This is my middle child and princess, Austyn. She is seven. She is very confident and strong, and for that, I am so proud--a little nervous of her teenage years, but proud. She, too, has a very tender heart. She is super compassionate, and loves to give hugs and kisses and cuddle.
She loves all things girl. When left up to her, she wears tutus and heels, wants her nails painted pink, wants all her jewelry--and heads out to play in the dirt. She loves to dance. She takes ballet classes and it really shows when she dances around the living room to CMT. She also loves to tumble. She cartwheels everywhere she goes. She never forgets. Anything. She may forget for a minute, but don't dare tell her something just to pacify her expecting she will forget. It may be a few days later, but--"Hey! Remember when you said..."
This is our little caboose, Mia. She completed our family on March 19, 2012. She entered the world in a pretty amazing way. She is a feisty little thing every minute of every day. She is so funny. She loves to show off and make people laugh. She is smart. The things she contemplates just astounds me. She loves to dance, tumble, and cheer. She loves her bigs, and they love her.
This is our family!