Friday, February 22, 2013

Infertility Update

I wish I had the update that I dream of daily, but infertility is still here...but hopefully not to stay.

Since my surgery in October, I have had two follow up procedures, both confirming that my scarring has not returned. With this news brings a very bittersweet feeling. So happy it isn't back, but then what is the problem?

We have tried to get pregnant since November but no such luck.

When we had Eliza we agreed we would start to try for #2 when she was 2. Now that she is 2, and it is out of our control, it is so frustrating!! Getting pregnant with her the first month we tried sure doesn't put my mind at ease that everything is OK.

I have started to take some fertility supplements. Maca, Royal Jelly and Pregnancy Prep.

My ovulation isn't very consistent and my lining is pretty thin. It is hard to pinpoint the issue. If this month is not our month, we will skip next month....don't want to try for another Christmas baby(though if it happened it would be a blessing). I will go to the DR to see if there is anything he can see or recommend.

I am going to start looking into acupuncture and getting back into my massage and castor oil.

I know in my heart, my family is not complete. I just pray The Lord leads us to our little one soon, whichever path he takes us down.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday Meal Plan

Here is the meal plan for the week!

Monday-Creamy Chicken Pockets

Tuesday-Salsa Chicken

Wednesday-Ranch Pork Chops

Thursday-Left Overs

Friday-Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Saturday-Pizza Roll Ups

Sunday-Slow Cooker Honey Baked Ham

Feel free to share any of your favorite recipes that I could try. Leave them in the comments or link back to your blog post with the recipe or a Pinterest pin!

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Little Bit of Inspiration

Some days we just need to be reminded of what this life is really about

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I can't believe this is our 3rd Valentine's Day! I love being able to look back at pictures on those exact days to see how much she has changed!

Not even 2 months old 2011

Her first day of gymnastics Valentines 2012

I had these pictures done as a surprise for Mark. Valentines 2013 by Shone Foto

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday-Crocheting

Lately I have been feeling, well, blah. The weather in Michigan is not very helpful. The winter is tough to find things to do. I love crafting but doing a craft everyday can be expensive.

I have been searching for new hobbies and I have come upon crocheting. I have NO clue how to crochet, I have watched a few YouTube videos, but I decided to give it a go.

There are a ton of tutorials, patterns and ideas on Pinterest so I decided to create a board.

Here is my Crocheting board from Pinterest.

I am assuming a blanket, or maybe a wash cloth, will be the best to start with, but some of these scarfs and hats are just too cute!

Do you have any tips on how to get started? A favorite tutorial or project? Please feel free to share or link up your Pinterest board!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Meal Plan

I am going to try to get back into meal planning again. We have been going out to eat A LOT lately, and after the ridiculous amount of money we just spent at Disney World, we need to start eating at home.

Here is this weeks meal plan:

Monday- Spaghetti Bread

Tuesday-Pretzel Chicken

Wednesday-Baked Tacos

Thursday-Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

Friday-Left Overs


Sunday-BBQ Chicken

I have most of the items to make these meals...which really frustrates me because I could have made them 100 times by now, but instead we went out to eat. I do have to grab a few things at the store tomorrow, but this should be pretty easy!

Feel free to share any of your favorite recipes that I could try. Leave them in the comments or link back to your blog post with the recipe or a Pinterest pin!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Disney World Dream

I have been pretty absent here lately. The flu made its rounds through our house twice, along with food poisoning and bronchitis. We were sick of the cold, the snow and the sickness so we packed up and went to the happiest place on earth!!

We were only there 3 days, but it was the break we needed from reality! We had such an amazing time. Eliza was so good and said some of the funniest things. Her vocabulary really took off this week so it was fun to hear her articulate all that was going on. I will do a more in depth post this week, but here is a sneak peek.

Her Rapunzel doll with matching dress that Daddy surprised her with

Dragging daddy to her  Character breakfast

Her reaction to seeing Cinderella's Castle

Riding the teacups

First time seeing Mickey

Tickling Mickey 


A little tickle for you too

I don't wanna leave!

She got picked to dance with Woody in the parade

Sea World!

Feeding the dolphins

Our little Mythical Mermaid

Dinner with Shamu

Sticking her tongue out like Shamu does