Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
It was time for Sarah's Christmas Program at School. She was so excited to "get up on stage" and sing her song. Each class performed 2 songs with props/movement etc. It was ADORABLE! Keep in mind each class is either a 3 or a 4 year old class so it is pretty impressive to see them "act". The entire sanctuary was FULL and it is a pretty big church. man those kids were brave! Sarah's class sang Little Drummer Boy and Looking for a King
She was SO proud and really serious about her bow.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
December 2nd: Decorate the Christmas Tree
Sarah was dying to decorate her pink tree in her room before John got home from work so she meticulously placed her mini-ornament on her mini tree (who doesn't LOVE mini anything!). Don't you LOVE how the pink tree is wrapped in beautiful sparkly plastic wrap stuff at the bottom (yea RIGHT). Anyways, she had a great time!
Once John got home we moved onto our regular tree... Years ago we switched to a artificial tree (much to John's dismay) because of destructive pets. Our pets aren't here anymore but I LOVE not having to water the tree and clean the dead needles. This year John's mom was gracious enough to give us her GORGEOUS tree from Ballard design that is prelit and has pine cones on it. I did not know how STRESS FREE putting up a tree could be. Usually I FIGHT with the lights and it always took forever to get them put on. Not this year.... Easy as PIE!!!!! LOVE IT!
I love unwrapping the ornaments every year and remembering who gave them to us or when they were made. My tree is adorned with beautiful Christopher Radko Ornaments that my Dad and Step mom have given us. On or around Thanksgiving every year, they give us a Christmas decoration, years ago the decoration changed into Christopher Radko ornaments. What a fun and generous tradition! Now that we have Sarah she LOVES seeing what ornament will be inside the box! Another favorite is all of the Ornament that John's Nana and Grandaddy had given him over the years. Nana always somehow put a date on the ornament so it is neat to look at them. Lots of other awesome handmade and photo ornaments hang from our tree.
I love our tree and all of the wonderful memories and holiday's past that it represents! I hope that you and your family have as much fun decorating your tree as we did ours!
Also check out the giveaway on my sister's blog! FUN!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
We know that more than likely there was something wrong with the baby... but it is still difficult to understand WHY this is happening to us.
We have tried hard to expand our lovely little family and give our love to another child. I guess God has other plans for us right now. Why in the WORLD can't God's plans and our plans be the same?
We would love your continued prayers though this difficult time.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
* I have 2 embryos attaching themselves to my uterus lining as we
speak (I am thinking positively here.)
* In 12 days I find out if I am pregnant
* Sure wish I was a speed scrapbooking, instead I am a perfectionist!
* The DAILY progesterone injections sure make my hips hurt!
In regards to #1 – Sarah wanted to send her “boyfriend" Jackson an email.
She dictated, I typed word for word:
Love Jackson from Sarah and Love from I love you so much pretty as a rose so much as a rose and i love you so much as marry. Teeth fall out when you're bigger and i love you so much as a rose and i love you so much Jackson. i love you and you boyfriend me Sarah. Sarah Jackson love you so much. And I'm going to marry you so much and lollipop. Sent mail to you once long ago. Mail me some mail for Sarah. The frogs are jumping on the lilly pad and the birdies are singing on the breeze.
I can't wait to see you Jackson.
This was Jackson’s response:
"i'm going to school tomorrow. i made a friend. if i played with ship w/andrew and then brady's coming with a humidifier. i love you so as a froggy and i love you as a rose. thank you for sending me a letter and thank you for coming. i haven't sent you a long letter but why did you whack my choo choo track down? but i can't believe i love you as a froggy. i wanna come to the zoo w/you sometime. the best thing that you want to do is come to my house and write. i love you as a rose. thank you. that's it!"
Jackson's mom, Kelly just posted on her blog too with another cute pic of them!
HOW FUNNY ARE THESE. Now that is entertainment!
On a Scrap Note
Here is one of the layouts I've completed. Notice this picture is from Oct 2006.. think I am a little behind? You can see more on my Two peas in a bucket gallery
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Tomorrow we will wait for another call to see how many survived the cell division stage. they will also tell us what day transfer will be (they will be transferring the 2 best quality ones). It will probably be Tuesday just because of the low number of eggs that were retrieved.
Looks like everyone's thoughts and prayers are working! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
We got the call... My stats were as follows:
WE ARE READY!!! What does that mean you ask? Last night at 8:10pm John gave me my HCG trigger shot, which will get my body ready to ovulate (which is one with the BIG NEEDLE in the muscle in my hip). We were both a nervous wreck! John did such a great job that I did not feel a thing!!! Seriously, I could not believe it. My muscle is a little sore today but no biggie - Phew - that part is over
Saturday we have to be at the Surgery Center at 7:10am. My procedure will be at 8:10am (exactly 36 hours after my HCG shot). I will be under anaesthesia while they aspirate my eggs out of my follicles. Yes with a needle and YES through my girl parts (as we like to call them!). Then John does his "Business" and they put my eggs and his sperm in a dish and hope for the best :). They will tell us how many eggs they retrieved before we leave. That day I need to rest. Here is a picture of the procedure (the blue thing is the ultrasound probe so they can see what they are doing):
Sunday: The Dr. office will call and tell us how many eggs fertilized.
Monday: They will call and tell us the Quality of the fertilized eggs and also tell us if we will have a 3 or 5 day embryo transfer
Tuesday OR Thursday: Embryo Transfer is a piece of cake. I am catheterized through my cervix and they place the embryos in my uterus. It is up to those little babies to implant in my uterus on their own. No anesthesia is required and I will take just a minute or so. I will also need to rest all day. Then we WAIT for 2 weeks to find out if I am Prego.
SO, please say your prayers, do the baby dance... send some baby dust or whatever you think will help us in this fantastic journey that we are about to embark on.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Stats from Dr appt today:
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Journaling reads: When you woke up on Easter morning and walked out of your room, you started jumping up and down and screaming "Look, the Easter Bunny left me a jellybean trail!" Grabbing an empty basket, collecting the jellybeans and following the path down the steps seemed to be the best part of your morning. The path started at your bedroom door and continued all the way down the steps to your Easter basket. It took you 45 minutes to make it to the anticipated basket and only 3 minutes to discover what was in it
Saturday, August 16, 2008
My friend Deanna sent me this quote and I REALLY need to keep focused:
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." -- Thomas Jefferson
Thank you for everyone's thoughts and prayers during all of this madness!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
ON A SCRAP NOTE: