Well, for any of you married to hunters, you know it is that time of year. My father is a hunter. I always loved this time of year. Because my mom and I would do some serious shopping while my dad was gone. Jeff is a hunter and on my family lease now. I know it sounds awful, but I love when he goes to the lease for the weekend. Jeff was gone this past weekend and will be gone the next 2 weekends. Some of my friends asked me if it made me mad he went to the lease so much. I just laughed and informed them quickly I love it. As many of you know, once you are married there is not a lot of alone or me time. The beauty of the lease is it gives me time. And a lot of weekends my mom comes up to spend quality mother/daughter time while the men are away. I love spending time with Jeff. But, I don't mind a quiet weekend of either shopping or staying in my PJs all day with a good book.
Jeff and I went to a marriage conference this weekend with my parents. When my dad first called and asked if we wanted to go I was kind of apprehensive. Of course, my first question to my dad was are you trying to tell me something. ha ha But, the seminar was at their church and was very good. If you ever get a chance to attend a Steve and Debbie Wilson seminar you should definitely do it. We both learned a lot about how to keep a marriage great. And I have to say the best moment for me of the conference was when Steve informed the guys "honking and squeezing your wife" does not make them want to get romantic. ha ha I along with the other women had to give an AMEN on that statement. Also, Kevin and Krisi Cole attended so we got to spend time with them. Yesterday we went to Brandon and Micah's for dinner. And I have to tell you Kooper King and Davis Wright are about the cutest things. Davis had his tickle snake out and was tickling everyone including himself. He was hilarious! It was an all around great weekend!
I was recently promoted and tomorrow is the first day of my new job. I am very excited! I made the mistake of getting out this weekend to do some shopping. I had no idea it was no tax weekend. I had to constantly tell myself to have patience all day. But, for the first time in 4 years I get to dress like a girl at work. I feel like a kid anxious for the first day of school so I can wear my new clothes. Jeff and Jason went to the TTH extravaganza this Saturday. Jeff got to hear one of his professors from college speak. Jason was excited because he got to meet Jay Novacek. I think Jeff had to drag him away. Unfortunately, we didn't get pregnant last month. I will start my 3rd cycle of Clomid tomorrow. This will be my last cycle and if we don't get pregnant, we will take a month off and re-evaluate our next steps. Please keep us in your prayers as we try to conceive.
My family and I went to Chuck E Cheese today. My brother's girldfriend's daughter (what a mouth full) had a birthday party. My family was invited. I had no idea what to expect other than screaming kids. I wasn't sure how good of a time we would have since we don't have any children. Of course, we did see a few kids lying on the floor throwing temper tantrums (no tears). But, Jeff and I decided to buy some tokens and join in the fun. As you can see, it turned out we had more fun than the kids. My dad and Jeff decided to become NBA players and compete against each other. My mom and I decided we would play skee ball. We played 50 tokens and had a blast. We won a total of 197 tickets. We had an extremely hard time turning down the spider ring with our tickets. ha ha Jeff decided to give them to the birthday girl so she can pick out someting for herself. The moral of this story is Chuck E Cheese is still fun at any age!
Well, nothing like having a big hole in your house. Jeff and Brandon worked this weekend on our house. We took out a window and added a door to the backyard. I don't know what we would have done without Brandon's help. Of course, I went to Ashmore acres to swim with Micah and Kooper. I figured the best help a wife could give would be to stay out of the way. ha ha I'm so thankful we have such wonderful friends.
We are remodeling our house built in 1948. We have completed the two spare bedrooms over the last year. We are currently working on the master bedroom. The pictures above are the before pictures of the room. We did a little demo before I took the pictures. Typically we work on the house on the weekends.
You know as a little girl all you dream of is being a mommy. While the little boys are playing with cars, we are already playing mother to our dolls as soon as we can say baby! Jeff and I started trying to get pregnant as soon as we said "I do." I had my whole life mapped out and assumed I would get pregnant the first month of trying (I mean realistic right!). Well, we are going on month number 8. And everyone who knows me, would agree patience isn't one of my virtues. I visited my OB/GYN a couple of months ago and began fertility testing. Jeff was the first to be tested. I have to admit I took some small satisfaction in knowing he finally had to be poked and prodded as us ladies do every year. Fortunately, his results came back normal. I had a HSG (checks to make sure my fallopian tubes weren't blocked) and it was normal. So they tested my progesterone and it seems I don't ovulate on my own. I began my first round of Clomid last month. I had heard so many horrors stories of the med's side effects. I was very nervous. But, it effected me differently and made me a crying mess with hot flashes. I mean sexy right! Well, the clomid worked and I ovulated last month, but didn't conceive. I'm on month 2 of Clomid and am experiencing the "irritable moods." I love how they call it "irritable moods." I mean if you call acting like a complete psycho an irritable mood. You know the slogan 0-3 seconds to b****. I need a shirt saying no seconds needed to be a b**** on Clomid. Everyday as an infertility couple means you're peeing on a stick, having sonograms, charting your lovemaking or having blood drawn. I love how everyone says to relax. But, hopefully our prayers will be answered soon and we will be blessed with a baby. I have to constantly remind myself my life is not on my life plan, but on God's life plan for me. Thank you family/friends for your support and prayers!
I am a native Texan,34 yr old, wife and mother to a picky eating toddler. I work full time outside of the home. But, I love to cook and sit down as a family for dinner. I am trying to juggle it all while trying new recipes!