Tuesday, August 28, 2012

keep calm & carry on

I've been such a slacker when it comes to blogging.  Partially because I started "Fifty Shades of Grey" & oh.my.god. I can't put the thing down.  I am on book two & so wrapped up in them, I haven't found time to do much more but read.  I highly recommend these books to ANYONE.

So yesterday was my dreaded annual exam, but I had actually been looking forward to going & talking to my doc about trying to get pregnant, & what comes next after we've tried for a year.  She is recommending that we give it another two months, which would bring us to a solid year of trying & then seeing the fertility specialist.  They would order some testing for me, for Joe, & then based on the results, would start me on Clomid.  I'll be honest, the thought of having to go on medication is off-putting, but I am willing to do whatever it takes.  She did say that it's possible that the trauma of our motorcycle accident could have put a hold on things.  I am optimistic that we won't need to even be tested & will hopefully end up pregnant in the next two months.  I was glad to find out what the next steps will be if we can't get pregnant on our own.  She said that my current methods (temperature, ovulation tests, tracking, prenatal vitamins, & exercise) are all great & I should continue them.    So I'm trying to stay optimistic, positive, & stress-free so that things can happen naturally.

This past weekend our good friend Mike had a Western themed house warming party.  It was fun.  We didn't win the costume contest, but we both looked pretty good if I do say so myself!

And, in honor of National Dog Day on Sunday... my sweet potato Frankie J.  My little peanut, puppy, stinky, baby.  So, so, glad that his foster mom thought that we were a perfect match, because we are! 

Lot's of great things coming up to take our minds off of baby-making.  This weekend, bachelorette party, then camping at Poopy's in Savanna with some friends, & riding all day Monday.  Hoping to visit the Potosi Brewery in Potosi, Wisconsin.  A wedding next weekend, bridal shower the following, then finally our 1 year anniversary getaway weekend!  I can't wait.  I have a couple of surprises for Joe, I can't wait to give them to him.  And of course, looking forward to the hot air balloon ride!  

Rain-check on the photos of the house... again.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

fall fun

Well... not really, but we've had some cool weather the last few days which is putting me in the mood for Fall!  We have had enough heat this summer, which is usually my favorite time of year, that I am ready for hoodies, moccasins, bon fires, Halloween, comfort food, & everything else that comes along with the Autumn season. 

I can't wait to fill the new house with fall decor!  I found some really cute things on Pinterest that I want to try... check out my "Seasonal" pin board.  Also, I found this Family Circle magazine in the bathroom at work.  It's from October 2011, but it has some really cute Halloween decorating ideas & the great thing about it is you can find their templates and instructions online.  Here is the link to some Halloween Fun!  I love the idea of painting pumpkins, a lot easier than carving, which is fun & messy, but I think I will be trying something new this year.

Fall clothes are also a favorite, Ugg Moccasins, North Face jacket, cute sweaters from Buckle, hoodies, sweatpants.  Plus leggings with cute shirts, jean jackets, scarves... 

This weekend we are going to Mark Day's on Saturday night.  It's supposed to be pretty cool out.  Looking forward to chaps & leather jacket... also a big part of my fall wardrobe.

Oh & one other thing... fall food, here is a favorite recipe of mine that goes over well at any football party, Ugly Sweater Party, or any other event...

We are ALMOST done with the house!  I am hoping to post before and after pictures on my next post.  I should be able to get photos of everything this weekend.  I can't wait to post pictures & of course I will be hosting a beginning of Fall, end of Summer, bonfire, housewarming party hopefully some time in September.  Probably the weekend of the 29th because we seriously have plans every other weekend, between labor day weekend, weddings, bridal showers, & our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, every weekend in September is booked, might as well book the last one.

Nothing new in the world of baby-making.  Still trying & keeping our fingers crossed every month.  It's been more of an afterthought as of late as stated in my last post due to all the craziness of moving.  The dust will be settling soon (or the dust will be cleaned and vacuumed up soon) and we will get back into our normal routine, which I am sooo looking forward to. 

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