Saturday, April 25, 2015

It's been 6 years since...

we've done an IVF cycle.  That was the 5th cycle and it blessed us with the princess.  It also blessed us with two totsicles.  That was a first for us.  For 6 years the "tots" have been waiting, waiting for the time when we'd see if they too would join our family.  We've come close to doing a FET many times, but for one reason or another we haven't.  Our RE has retired for lack of a better word.  Well really, he just doesn't see patients anymore, he runs the financial side.  However, Friday, we have an appointment.  The agreement is we'll meet with one of the other REs to monitor the FET and then our RE will do the transfer.  So it looks like we're heading for our last hurrah.  I'm not even sure how to feel.  I'm scared to think this could work, I've been heartbroken before and when your hopes are high, it hurts even worse.  So, I am going with the, "what's meant to be will be" mantra and praying that God's will be done.  Here goes nothing...

**I am grateful for
1) our RE's office and the wonderful staff
2) Dr. Gill, and the fact he is coming in just for us
3) prayers, they work
4) possibilities

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter and then some!

Wow, it's been quite a while since I've been on here.  Same old excuses as always, so I won't even try.  Life is busy, kids are growing, time is slipping away faster and faster.  We've had birthdays, parties, hellos and goodbyes to loved ones.  Emery is the big 5 now and Chase just turned 10.  My babies are growing up way too fast.  We are back in baseball season and between that and dance, we are pretty much booked each night of the week.  It's great and exhausting!

Emery has excelled in dance and was offered and invitation to join company next season, but we declined.  She will be starting kinder which means going from a half a day to a full day, and that right there is a big change.  Company would have meant dance until 7:45 at night and then another 1 1/2 hours each week in rehearsal and we felt it would just be too much to take on for her little five year old self.  So, we will move up to the next dance class and look at company again in a year.  It would have also meant quitting baseball and she likes that an awful lot too!

Chase is now just about 6 inches short of being as tall as me and thinks that's the greatest thing ever.  It's heartbreakingly wonderful!  He's growing into a great young man that can get me more frustrated than anyone I  know (well, he runs a pretty tight race with his daddy).  I can't believe he is 10, I feel like time is going way too fast. We are all pretty excited to be at the same school next year, but it'll be the only year it happens because after that he will head off to the middle school next year.  He is doing great on the ball field and at school, as usual.

Life is good and we continue to be blessed.  We have some big things coming up and maybe I'll be able to get my spare time under control and back to blogging.  I find it so easy to log in to Facebook, that usually all my updates just end up over there.

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter, I know we did!

***I am grateful for
1) He loved us so much he gave his one and only son
2) Quiet time in the evenings
3) Family and Friends

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Reality is that I don't have enough hours in the day to keep up with this blog and since the creation of Facebook, it's easier and faster to just post there.  I hate that, but it's the truth.  I jump on the computer, think about posting, then get sidetracked reading Facebook or the latest news and before I know it, I forget or it's late and I'm tired.  Between dance, baseball, work, and home life, the hours are slipping by incredibly fast.  I looked and it's been a month and a half since I posted here.  How sad is that?  I would think it's just me, but 75% of the blogs that I followed are in the same boat.  Months without a post and then a quick fly-by posting will pop up. 

School is in full swing and the kids are thriving.  Baseball started up last week and games start this week.  Jeff is coaching Emery's t-ball team and we are excited to watch them grow and learn.  Every weekend brings a million errands and before we know it, Monday is here again.  Emery will be five in less than three weeks, I have no clue how that happened.  It's bitter sweet.  She has lost all of her toddler traits, but is in such a great stage of her life.  Chase is rocking 4th grade and shining like usual.

I would say I'll post more often or that I'm going to get all caught up, but that would just be a lie.  Truth is I will try to post more and catch up, but who knows what will happen!  Hope everyone on the outside is doing well and enjoying the Fall weather that is finally arriving!

***I am grateful for
1) baseball, family time
2) weekends, even if they go too fast
3) birthdays, hard to believe our baby will be 5 soon
4) Fall weather
5) the holidays are coming!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

6 years since we said Goodbye

6 years ago we said goodbye to our precious twins that we so desperately loved and wanted. 6 years ago our hearts were shattered into a million pieces.  6 years ago we faced the hardest day of our lives.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of them and wonder what they would look like and be like.  They are gone, but never forgotten. 

***I am grateful for
1) the paths we've walked down and the ones we will walk down in the future
2) a wonderful summer, tomorrow it's back to work
3) Sonic drinks, it's the little things

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy Birthday to the best daddy around and the best husband money could buy (haha, kidding, I didn't really buy him, I just got super lucky)!!

***I am grateful for
1) birthdays
2) an awesome daddy
3) a great husband

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

Cute then, cute now!  I hope and pray they always look at each other like this!

****I am grateful for
1) siblings
2) love
3) forgiveness

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Better Late than Never

I just celebrated the big 3-8 and you know what, I'm not even bothered!  Besides, they say thirty is the new twenty, so I guess I'm really only 28! ;o) 

***I am grateful for
1) birthdays
2) birthday cake... haha
3) clean cars (which is rare around here)
4) getting another year older because it means I'm alive!
5) the smell of fresh laundry