seriously, my jaw just dropped

Thursday, April 21, 2011

In my last post I mentioned that Alex and I were heading back to Dr. Erickson at the Center for Reproduction and we were very excited to start “trying” for a baby again. 

I have to update this here because I can still hardly believe it.  I am NOT pregnant…yet.  Just thought I’d get that out of the way in case you were anxiously awaiting that news.

On our other blog I wrote about a drug that I’ve been on for the past 3 months called Metformin.  You can read about that here.  Well today, because I’ve been patiently waiting for my period to come again and it’s currently day 40, I went in per my Doctor’s instructions to have a pregnancy test done and for them to check my progesterone levels.  Basically your progesterone level shows whether you ovulated or not. If I didn’t ovulate and my pregnancy test was negative, they would start me on Provera to basically induce a period so we could start our next Femara cycle.

The pregnancy test was negative which I was 99% sure would be right.  I’ve been charting on and off and didn’t think I ovulated so when I listened to the message and heard the nurse say…”You’re progesterone levels were 14 which means you DID OVULATE” I nearly fell off my chair.

In fact my eyes welled up with tears and I texted Alex a shortened version of all that while he sits in his Real Estate class and I said thank you Lord.  He said “CRAZY!”

I don’t know the last time that ever happened on its own.  I’m so thankful.  Just thought you might want to know.

Funny the things that bring a smile to our faces these days!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Been awhile since I've posted over here!  Oops!

This March we've been busy doing these things:

1.  Scouting out potential neighborhoods for foreclosures.  Though we signed another 10 month lease we are hoping to buy a house by the time our next lease runs out or right before.  So far we've narrowed it down to somewhere near a body of water I can walk around, ideally right around where we are now...unfortunately all the houses are out of our price range.  It feels horrible to wish for a foreclosure to pop up.

2.  Going to Movies.  These in particular:  Lincoln Lawyer, King's Speech, Unknown, The Fighter, & True Grit.  There are still so many I want to see.

3.  Dreaming of babies.  We're headed back to the Dr. in April after seeing some progress with the help of Metformin.  This is a pretty big leap for us.

4.  Running.  Well I have.  Alex *hates* running, loathes is probably a better description.  It's been good.  I'm up to 4 miles which is pretty good for this point and I'm signed up for a half marathon in July.

5.  Meeting with my Grad School advisor at the UofMN.  I'll be enrolling in a class for May session to slowly but surely attempt to complete my degree.  Not sure what will happen but excited to take some steps of faith here.

6.  Jumping up and Down.  After seeing South Face on the cover of this month's remodel section of Mpls/St. Paul Magazine.  We are pretty excited and just launched a small scale marketing campaign sending out the mag to get friends, family, and past clients hopefully excited to pass on our name!

7.  Dreaming of Golf.  This is what Alex has been doing.  He's hoping in less than 2 weeks that he will be able to play somewhere in MN.  I'm thinking he will be able to but until then the Golf channel has been on in full force getting his mind focused.

8.  Spending time with family.  My parents came up last weekend and my nephews and niece are coming this weekend with my mom and sister-in-law.  So excited for them to come!

9.  Massages and Haircuts.  2 weeks ago we spent the day getting pampered and most of you saw the results of that day.  Almost 6 inches getting cut off my hair.  Quite a new experience.

10.  Craigslist selling/Home sprucing.  Alex has been on a rampage to try and rid our home of things we don't need.  In all of our selling we were able to downsize our storage unit not only saving us money but decreasing the amount of work it will take to move everything next year.  Sounds good to me!

That's it.  Not much, but busy it seems. 

What have you been up to?

friday funny

Friday, February 4, 2011

Can I just share with you a cute story regarding Alex.

As we speak he is off skiing Steamboat.  Yup, he’s off in Colorado living it up with his buddies on the annual all-boy trip.  I don’t mind at all.  In fact, I actually encourage it.  I love spending time with my girlfriends and we chat, go deeper, talk about life, etc.  Guys on the other hand, it’s more shoulder to shoulder.  So if I can encourage my husband to go off somewhere where maybe the conversation in the hot tub might get past the latest sports phenomenon and youTube video, then I’m all for it.

Also, I should probably mention that I am also a wife that doesn’t mind not hearing from her husband while he is away.  I love him more than ever, but I don’t fret if we don’t chat every day or multiple times a day.  The second year we were married I realized just what that was like when I headed to Duluth with another one of the wives.  Her husband texted her multiple times a day, in fact I learned more about the trip through her than through Alex.  But that’s ok.  I figure if I don’t hear from him, he’s having fun.  Even if he gets hurt.  Yup, that was a different year.  I found out he injured his heels quite badly and had to be pushed through the airport in a wheelchair when I picked him up at the airport and he mentioned…”we may have to head to the ER right now.”  Yum, yeah.

So you might wonder where the story is.  Well this morning I received a text:.

.”Did you pack my ski pants?”

Yes, that’s right I pack his bag.  Again, I’d rather ensure he have everything than forget something.  I had to laugh because I had mentioned multiple times before he left that his pants were in with his skis.

I texted back “they’re in your ski bag.”

No response.  So I called.  He picked up before the first ring.

"Were they in your ski bag?”

“No, are you sure you packed them?”

“Yes, I put them in with your skis.”

“Oh, there they are.  I thought you were talking about my boot bag.”

Yum, yeah.  Seriously.  Hilarious to me the wife, maybe not to you.  So there you go, a cute, quirky, kinda funny moment straight from our house.

So, signing off for the day.

I’m off to live up my “singleness” :)

happy birthday

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Today is my amazing hubby's birthday.  He's 32.

I did what any good wife would...allowed him to plan his day and went along with it.  So we headed to the club to hit golf balls in the golf simulator, went to lunch, picked up all sorts of sugary candy at the store and headed home for some movie time.

I feel so lucky to be married so such a great man. Not only does he encourage me daily and boost my self esteem, but he often tells me I'm gorgeous, he still loves to hold my hand and be goofy with me, and most of all he makes me a better person, daily.  Minute by minute, I'm being sanctified through my marriage and he makes sanctification not so difficult, most of the time!

So here's to my amazing, gorgeous, fun loving, tender hearted, strong and solid, jesus loving, faithful, selfless, leader of a husband.

Happy Birthday Baby!

you're the best blessing I have.

For Sale

Monday, January 17, 2011

Here's the long awaited list of things for sale:

Nathan Waist pack

Kelty Bag

wool jute rug, pottery barn

pottery barn matine toile in sprout green headboard slipcover and bedskirt twin
view of twin bed with slipcover

wicker chest
queen pottery barn plaid comforter cover and 2 shams

chocolate brown Target Home queen quilt and 2 shams

Hurricanes from Target

TV mount

Huge cooler

wicker chest
pic of the jute rug and selling the entertainment center

bedding on king bed (dust ruffle, blanket, gray quilted blanket/shams)

sailing pics

green subway tile

pictures above the couch

drill set


vhs player

wet suit

also a target dresser in the same coloring as the entertainment center above (in really good condition)

if anything catches your eye just let me know:)

Happy Birthday to this guy...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

He turned 9 yesterday...wish I were there.
happy birthday to a sweet, funny and stellar young kid.
Liam, you're my favorite 9 year old.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

You may remember that I christened my 30th year with a list of 30 things I wanted to accomplish.  I've been making a bit of progress on the list (head here to see) and I'm very excited to announce that #14 has been crossed off the list.

What's #14?  Well, it was to start a new blog.  Many reasons behind this.  Although I advertise my blog via facebook (amongst "friends") I've never really felt comfortable commenting on many of the blogs out there, though I *REALLY* want too. Something about keeping some of our private life well a little more private. 

So I've been dreaming of a new blog.  A place to not only share parts of our life, but things on biblical womanhood, DIY projects, food, and my favorite things.  I've tried food blogging and I've tried the personal route.  The food blog (Blissful Bounty) I will not be posting on anymore.  I'm not sure I will delete it until I can archive it somehow, but as far as this blog.  This one I will continue to update, although maybe just 1x/week or even less than that.  My goal is 2x/month and it will mainly be life things, pictures of family, etc.  So please continue to follow along, I love having you here:)

But because I would love to expand my blog to be comfortable with many more people reading it, I chose to start a new one!

Here she is.  Please visit:)

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