Sunday, August 29, 2010

We survived vacation!

Though to be honest it was touch and go a few times. The highlights of the trip are a busted front bumper from Gettysburg, a lost pair of prescription sunglasses to the Atlantic Ocean, 3 sunburned people, lots of frolicking in the ocean and time spent on the boardwalk, and finding out that there is another couple in the family going through infertility. I have sent the lady of the family to stirrup-queens because if anything can help her feel less alone, it's finding the ALI community. They have orientation for IVF this week so they are a little ahead of us in the game. Please cross your fingers for them as I know they are hurting as much as we are.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Tomorrow is three years that I have been married to my love. We've been through lots of ups and downs, had lots of laughs, and been happily married to each other since 2007. We've been together for a decade. While neither of us envisioned this path for our married life, we are walking it, just waiting to see what our next steps will be in this journey to increasing our family. Happy anniversary love.

Giveaway winner!

And the winner is (chosen by, Nancy!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I'm a crocheter. I love to play with yarn. I love to make things for people and I love to go to a craft store and buy new items to craft. Because of this love of crafting (and because it gives me an excuse to go to a craft store), I'm giving away a $25 gift card to JoAnn Fabrics. The deadline to enter is Monday, 8/16/10. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday 8/17/10.

How to enter:
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite craft is = 1 entry (this is the only mandatory entry method). Additionally you can...
Become a follower (or stay a follower) = 1 additional entry (mention in your comment if you are a follower!)
Blog about it = 5 entries (mention in your comment that you blogged about it!)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Birthday thoughts

Tomorrow is my birthday. I'll be 33. I always thought I'd have a couple of kids running around by this point in time. Instead, I'll spend it without even seeing my step-daughter. I'll smile and pretend that I'm happy, but the truth is I'm really not. I'm sad. I'm really sad. I keep hoping for a miracle each month, hoping that next year I'll be holding a baby on my birthday, watching same said baby grow up each year, but I also know that I'm getting older and eventually age will be the enemy for having any said babies. Last year, I went to a baby shower on my birthday. It was for a fellow IFer who made it to the other side so I celebrated for her, even though my heart was breaking inside. But I just knew that it would be my turn in the next 12 months, just knew this. Of course, it hasn't been and we've sent more time not being able to try and have children in the last several months than we have spent trying. It's been hard. So this is my birthday wish again this year. Please, let it be my turn soon. Please let me give the Young'un a sibling to torture love. (I was the oldest child. I know the truth.) Please let me have a child, through whatever means it happens. Please let our family grow.