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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Best 6 Years of my life

We Celebrated our 6th Anniversary on the 17th. So we set out for a little getaway in Sunny Las Vegas, only it was not so sunny, it was rainy, wet and kind of cold. Still lots of fun though. We stopped in Mesquite to have sushi for lunch, so tasty. We stayed at The Luxor, went shopping  I mean window shopping at the Fashion Show mall. Walked up and down Fremont street, had our "anniversary dinner" at Mc Donald's afraid we wouldn't make it in time to the Gordie Brown show at the Golden Nugget, thanks Travis and Erin for the tix, which was hilarious by the way, and probably one of the cleanest shows language wise as you can get in Vegas. We made up for dinner the next day at The Cheesecake Factory for lunch walked the forum shops at Caesar's Palace, saw the Gardens at the Bellagio, then we walked down the strip to the biggest Ross I have ever seen. It was amazing! I will defiantly be going back, but maybe next time with a bunch of girls, Cody wasn't as excited as I was about it. It was a great weekend and nice to spend a couple days with my man! love you babe!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

There's a snake in my boot!

 How many pictures does it take to get a good one? Let's count...One

Nine... okay i give up these will just have to do. Hopefully someone else got some decent pictures of us at our party.
Happy Halloween from the world's cutest Woody, even if we can't get a good pic.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


 Here is my handsome school boy ready for the day.
 Hooray for school!
 classic first day of school picture

Walking up to his school with his Lighting McQueen backpack.

Crew loves school, when I picked him up the first day he came running out gave me a big hug and said "THAT WAS SO FUN, AND NOBODY HIT ME!"
  HAHA He has been having some problems with a little boy in his nursery class hitting, and before school he was worried that the boy would be in his class, I told him he wouldn't be and he was happy to hear that.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Two Years...

We have now hit our two year mark of infertility. We are so thankful that we have our beautiful son Crew and have been so blessed to have him in our family. We also know that two years may seem like nothing to those who have suffered much longer and have no children, and my heart hurts for those that struggle with infertility. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but still it doesn't make us want another child any less.

We are still trying and doing all that we can to make it a possiblity, while things are not getting any better ( in fact my tennis ball is now a softball) but we KNOW that we will have more children, and that it is all on the Lord's time table, but we also know that we have to do all we can to help bring it about.

I know that the Lord will not give us any trials that we cannot overcome, but we know we have to lean on him and let him strengthen us and bring us comfort and peace.

Today I came across this video and it hit home with me. It describes how I feel...

Friday, July 23, 2010


So yesterday I had my annual visit to the "Lady Doctor", after doing the exam and adding in all of my problems with getting pregnant he decided to do an ultrasound thinking he could feel a cyst. So I waited another 10-15 minutes in the cold doctors office an then they moved me to the ultrasound room. He did and internal ultrasound and found what he suspected...CYSTS! My right ovary has two smaller cysts and on my left one that is 5.5 cm that is about as big as a ........ TENNIS BALL!!!!! 

image found here

 I couldn't believe it... Ironically I have been taking Clomid to help get pregnant but one of the side effects of it is Cysts, so we have stopped Clomid and are going to see if they go down on their own. He said he has seen many women still get pregnant when they have cysts. So if I test positive for ovulation this month we will still go ahead withe the Artificial like we originally planned. If i don't end up pregnant and the cysts don't go down then we will move on to a Laparoscopy, to get a better look and possibly drain the cysts if possible. The plus side to that is they can also look for endometriosis while they are in there and because they went in to deal with cysts my insurance should pay for it! Two bird with one stone, and we wont have to pay, SCORE!
{Warning: those with a weak stomach may not want to continue or at least scroll down really fast.}



image found her
{So this is just a cyst picture I found on line and I am not sure how big it really is but YUCK huh!}

Anyway so while Cysts aren't what we wanted at least now it feels like we are actually moving on. For the last 7 or so months it has just been the same story, keep on the clomid to get me ovulating regularly, and then just wait and see. At the very least we will get to figure out if I have endometriosis, a little blessing in disguise.
 Hopefully we will be able to get through all of this "progress" so that we can have another one of these...
{because I mean lets be honest we make stinking cute babies}

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Happiest Place on Earth...

{sorry all these pictures are off my phone so the quality is horrible}
At the Rainforest Cafe. The food was not great but the kids liked it.
Huntington Beach 
{ i love that place i would move there in a heartbeat}
Crew LOVED playing in the water. I think he would move there in a heartbeat too.
The lego store in Downtown Disney, these sculptures were crazy it was amazing. 
Crew and Woody
Cool Kid
The first ride of the day, Buzz lightyear. We loved it so much we went a second time later that day.
Autotopia licensed drivers {cousins Jack and Marley}
Driving with Dad
"Its a Small World after all" {sooo Creepy}
Crew and Marley in Toon Town
Lighting McQueen- Crew's Favorite Character
Cutest toy on the Shelf
Mr. Toad's wild ride

We had such a great time. It was Crew's first time to California and he loved it. He still talks about the beach and every time we get into the car he asks if we are going to California. We went down with Cody's Mom, his sister Mickelle and her three kids, Marley, Jack, and Calliope.  Jack and Crew are only 9 months apart and are the best of friends and the worst of enemies. 
We got lucky with lines for the most part, it seemed like everyone got in line just after us. The longest line we waited in with kids was 40 minutes for finding nemo. We hit a good amount of rides considering all the kids. We got the park hopper and we weren't to impressed for the little ones. They loved Lighting and some of the bugs life stuff was cute but i think it is more for older kids. Of course the line to the toy story ride there was an hour. We didn't think that the kids would last so we headed back to Disneyland.  Around 9 Grandma took the three little ones back to the hotel and Cody, Mickelle, Marley and I stayed and hit thunder mountain and space mountain, which was an hour long line. good thing i love that ride. 
The next day Grandma, Mickelle and her kids headed home, and we headed to the beach!! I love the Beach. I love the sound of the waves the sun, the water the sand everything about it. I could definitely be a California girl. If it weren't so dang expensive. It was a Great week and very hard to go back to real life after a week of  vacation.  WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!

Friday, May 7, 2010

little signs

So some of you may know that we have been trying for our 2nd Child for quite a while now. We have been seeing the doctor every 6 weeks or so since November, once we hit our year mark of trying. Mostly just to keep tabs on my cycles and see if the medication is working. I have had lots of talks with my mom who knows exactly  what I am going through and she has helped me gain a good perspective on this trial that we are facing.
I was sitting in the waiting room today to see the doctor for my check-up and I was playing a game on phone, at the bottom of the screen it has ads scrolling across the bottom. The ad that was displayed at the bottom of my screen said..."God loves you, and has a plan for you." It never changed, it stayed at the bottom the entire time I waited, and we all know how long you have to wait for a doctor. Anyway I have always known that there is a plan laid out, not only me but for my future children and our family. But it gave me a great peace to just see that little quote in the most unusual of places.

Monday, April 5, 2010


The first egg hunt of the weekend
Making our monster easter eggs
{and notice lighting hiding in the background Crew loves it when we take pics of his Cars Cars}
Easter morning
We were lucky to have Crew sleep in a little bit on Easter morning it was so nice. I woke up before him and couldn't get back to sleep since i was so excited to see what the Easter Bunny brought.

We went to a hunt on Saturday morning where they basically just throw candy and plastic eggs on the open grass and let the kids go at it. Later that afternoon The Fonnesbeck's had a family Easter party, I was bummed I had to work during it but Crew sure had a blast. They had another mad dash for candy, and there is no doubt that Crew got more candy this weekend than at Halloween. Almost all of the Fonnesbeck Grand kids were able to be there. We sure missed the Williams' in South Carolina.

We spent most of Easter Sunday in out jammies and watched conference. It was a nice relaxing day spent with my little family, just what we needed. hope your Easter was a good as ours.