My Cochlear Story Part 3

Karate Kid Shannon

On November 16, 2011, I went in for surgery.  It was really nerve racking.  We had prayed for and had been anticipating this day for some time. My surgery was scheduled for 1:00pm (at least the check in was) and I had been fasting since midnight.  We didn’t get sent down to the pre-op room until 2:30pm and by that time I was pretty grouchy (hey-I missed lunch!)  It was another 2 1/2 hours before I was sent in for the surgery.  Yup.  It was a long afternoon. Pre-op:  We hung out in our mini cubicle and played scrabble, took […]

Not sure about it…

I don’t know what to write about today.  Things look like they are about to get busy at the Qualls’ house.  Greg and I both have grandfathers turning 90 in the next two months (whoo hoo grandpa’s!), we have 3-4 weddings to attend, parties/showers to attend, and the MHLP.  It’s just crazy, but God is good.  We are thankful for the different seasons of life. We are expecting another boy on or around June 2, 2011.  We are pretty excited (and maybe a little nervous) about a new addition to the house. I hope you guys have a great day!  Hopefully […]


Easter is coming.  I love Easter. The time with family.  The candy.  The oh-so-delicious-melt-in-your-mouth cookies that mom gets me every year.  The Easter basket.  The day off for Good Friday.  Easter is awesome. The best part of Easter though?  Jesus.  It’s all about Jesus.  It’s the love story.  It’s the romance.  The intrigue.  The victory. Christ, the God-man, came to earth.  He lived a perfect life.  A life without sin.  He never lied. He never gossiped. He never wanted something someone else had. He IS perfect. How could He not be? He’s God. He died a horrifying death.  He was lashed.  He was […]

Gearing up


Since I haven’t really kept up my commitment to writing one new post a week, I figured I would do a recap of the last few weeks because they have been super busy. My apologies and I will try and be better in the future. I finished work on April 30 and am now just doing some stuff from home. The good part of that is now I can sleep in and work when I want to. The bad part is I can sleep in and don’t work when I should. Since I tend to be a procrastinator I end […]



Greg stole my blog idea for Murphy and God fighting, so I decided to write it anyway but in a different way. Last month we had over $1900 dollars of expected/unexpected expenses come up. We thought that we could budget some of it in (and did) but some of it was just unforeseen expenses. Yes, we do Dave Ramsey so we have our minor emergency fund in place, however, we hate digging into that money. It leaves you feeling vulnerable for those few weeks that you are trying to build that money back up again. In addition, the expenses were […]