I’m slowly delving back into my blog and I can’t lie, I’m pretty pumped about having the excitement to write again! My last Friday Favorites post was way back on November 7th so it's been wayy too long since I've played this game! The break that I took was definitely needed and may continue to some extent, but I feel refreshed and ready to be back! So, without further ado…
I’m going to count Sunday as the beginning of the week because we went to see the Newsies in Chicago and it’s definitely worth mentioning! If you follow me on Instagram then you saw some of these pics already! Joe grew up watching musicals with his family and the Newsies is one of their favorites so when his mom found out it was coming to Chicago, we had to see it. We got to see their last performance and it was absolutely amazing. We had every single family member together, all 19 of us, siblings, spouses, and kids and it was wonderful.
It’s been below zero here the last week or so and we finally got some measurable snow this week so warm comfort food has been on the menu often. One of our favorites is borderline pie, it’s spicy and will definitely break you into a sweat! I omit the olives because I can't stand them.
how fabulous and cozy does this look? LOVE the chunky afghan!
Favorite House Update:
We are finally going to see drywall going up today! With Joe working 6 days a week 10+ hour days, we have made very little progress on the house. We finally had it inspected and we were able to move forward with insulation. Now that it’s below freezing and we have some snow, Joe’s work should calm down a bit and he should be able to spend a lot more time on the house. We did hit a snag during the inspection and found out that our guest bedroom windows do not meet code to be considered “egress” (basically being able to fit through in an emergency), this is really unfortunate because we will have to replace two very expensive, and already painted (so non-exchangeable) windows. It’s been a huge headache, but we’ve opted for casement windows (the entire pane opens) rather than the double-hung windows for those two rooms. Super frustrating to say the least! We did also finally get our driveway cored out and gravel put down so we have made some positive strides in the right direction despite the window issue. We also bought all of our tile for the house, I'm so in love with all of it, but especially the kitchen back splash and the guest bathroom flooring!
Favorite Thing I’m looking forward to:
I haven’t had a thing on my calendar since Sunday and it looks to be clear until January 20th! I’m going to embrace these next couple weeks being quiet and I’m not planning on committing to anything at all. After the chaos and craziness of Christmas, I’m glad to have nowhere to go and nothing to do! Although it was a blast, it was definitely exhausting. I’m also going to enjoy these next dozen days or so before our consultation with our new RE on January 20th. I feel like this 2 month break was exactly what we needed & I'm ready to get back in the game. No pressure, no stress, we got to enjoy our mini-vacation, and the holiday’s without the added pressure of infertility treatment. I am excited to see what suggestions and treatment plans our new office might have for us. My two requests will be immune system testing and possibly a fresh transfer for PGS (chromosomal abnormality) testing.
I apologize for the lengthy updates, but it’s been awhile since I’ve said much about what’s going on in our lives so there you have it! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!