Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Bye 2009 Hello 2010

Is it bad to be grateful for a year to be over. I am ready for 2010 to start. 2009 ended with Lupron arriving and us being medically cleared by Walter Reed I never knew Lupron was a shot. Hmm nice surprise. Not that I had a horrible year just a handful of let downs. I am not excited for DH to deploy sometime this year but that is what comes with our life. I am very lucky to have love and support of my friends and family. I hope that 2010 brings happiness, health, and lots of baby dust.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas



























Well there is nothing like being home for Christmas. I love the snow, the food, the Family. Christmas Eve for us is not big but tradition to be at one of my Mom's brothers or Sister's homes. This year it is at my Aunt's I made a hot Chicken dip. Well we are in the middle of getting beautiful white Christmas. This is a picture of my parents home. Have a Wonderful Holidays!
Merry Christmas! Sarah

Monday, December 14, 2009

About to start christmas

Our Christmas last for 2 weeks always a week with Dh family and a week with mine. WOW I can't imagine all the presents and food that the next 2 weeks will be filled with. I hope to not gain any weight during the season. Oh well diets can start next year. Being on the synthroid doesn't make me feel any different and I am so glad for that. Agggg how I will miss my bed.
Have I ever told you I hate packing? I really do. I ALWAYS forget something, a few times it is socks for DH, other times it has been toothbrushes, hairbrushes, underwear for DH... I never forget my stuff as I do the packing.
So I am not excited to be starting my Birth Control some time this week. Remembering 2 pills every morning is not my cup of tea but it is a start to the cycle starting. Whoo Hoo
Have a Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My new background

So I was reading Suzy's blog and loved her background so I checked out where she got it from and just fell in love with all the templates. So please go check out Template-Mama !

I am calmer now

I love my old RE's office. I wish we could afford to do the IVF threw them and not have to go to Walter Reed. So the Dr at WR called in a prescription for synthroid my TSH is at a 2.91 and they want it below a 2.5 for the mental health of the baby. That is what they say. So this is my last afternoon of being a substitute parent DH and I have been watching 3 of our favorite kids. they are 18 months, 3 and 6... It is always a big does of reality especially the night before last when the littles were up at 2, 230, and 4... It was like the start of my bad day yesterday. As I said I am calmer now and feeling more together in my head. Being with them makes the yurn to be a parent even stronger. So sorry if my feelings yesterday were strong it was one of those bad days!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

So Furious!

I am ready to be done with it all... Last night's bad sleep, went in to bad test results, went in to me having to get on ANOTHER medicine I don't want to get on and not being able to see the dr to get on the medicine, because seeing an Endocrinologist is one of the hardest dr's to try and see. Why can't my PCM just perscribe me the
darn synthroid.
This day just can't get worse. I have cried and screamed and I just want to cry and scream some more!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2000

WOW you guys like me you really like me! As I have hit 2000 hits since I starting blogging in AUG!
I don't know which one of you were 2000 but if you know I would like to thank you personally sorry to not have a prize!

Packing and Laundry 2.... the sad episode

So Walter Reed wasn't anything amazing for us as we have heard all the IVF steps talk before. They just need my most recent PAP and a Dr writing off that my BMI is below 40 and then we are in ( oh yeah and paying them) and I will start BC on my next period! WOO HOO ... well that lasted about 45 min as we were on our way back to my SIL home we got the call that DH Grandma(Mom's Mom) had passed away. She had been in the Hospital since Friday with an infection in her lungs and I guess it was just her time. 4 years ago we were in this same situation as my DH Grandpa (dad's dad) had passed and as we went to Mississippi for the funeral we found out my Aunt passed at the same time my MIL was in the hospital sick from a diabetic episode. It was a VERY BAD MONTH! So off we go again leaving for Mississippi.
I am just wanting a week of sleeping in my own bed. Sunday we start taking care of my friends 3 little ones so they can go enjoy a romantic get away to a beautiful Cabin! He was deployed for 6 months so they deserve this time together.
So I need to go to bed as I have a ton to do tomorrow... Thanks for being there!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Packing and Laundry



Wow it has been a crazy few days. We went to the In-Law for thanksgiving and had a ok time. We got to see our friends new born son so that was nice. So it was packing and laundry for that trip and today is packing and laundry for our trip to Walter Reed so nervous and stressed I feel like I can't see straight. I know we aren't doing anything at this time but it is so hard with it being so far away this will be the first and last time we see them before we start our IVF adventure with them.
What a crazy fun weekend I had. My friend Amanda's Birthday was Saturday and so we had a girls night out... Let me just say WOW and CRAZY. We went to P.F. Changs first to start the evening. What a fun time we even got free extra Shanghai Cucumbers. LOVE THOSE THINGS! Then we had decided to go to the ladies nudie bar. It was so funny. We all pretended to be each other's Girlfriends as too keep this guy from hitting on us. I was DD so only one shot for me but the others ended up pretty Tipsy... And the fun doesn't stop there Sunday was Husbands VS Wives in out Fantasy Footbally League and also my friends son's 3rd Birthday (Toy Story themed) so lots of burgers, beans, mac & cheese, my famous taco dip and CAKE! YUMM YUMM It is certainly a do over kind of weekend.
Well in 2 hours we get on a plane. I will blog Tuesday night to let you all know what we found out. Hopefully all good news. Please keep a prayer for my husbands grandmother she is in the hospital with pneumonia and other infections. She is in her 80's and had 13 children so she has lived a very full life but it is still hard to have someone you love sick and not close!
I hope you all had a great thanksgiving as I did!





Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!







Happy Thanksgiving to all!
We are heading to the In-laws for the big day!
This will be the first Thanksgiving I ever have in Georgia and i have been with my husband for 9 years. I guess either my parents came to visit or we just hung out with friends.
I can be a picky eater so I am worried not so much about the turkey but about the rest. Northern Thanksgiving meals tend to be quite different from Southern Thanksgiving meals. I will make sure to blog about the difference this weekend. I will miss not having Thanksgiving with my parents and especially my mom's wild rice stuffing.
It will be an exciting and crazy weekend and week! It will be filled with Thanksgiving, My Friend Amanda's Birthday, Her son Jakey's Birthday, Sunday is Fantasy Football where the husbands play the wives and then Monday off, off and away to Walter Reed! Wow when will I have time to sleep? LOL
How crazy will the next few months of our life get!?!?! I can't wait!
I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful weekend!




Friday, November 20, 2009

A New Appointment!


I saw this on Remember All the Way blog! They are just so cute....(Get them here http://wigflip.com/superstickies/)
oh and P.S. This is a real reminder note as we have our first DR app at Walter Reed Scheduled.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The New Me

So I went this weekend to get my hair done with my friend Amanda. I some how had a huge need for change. I ended up cutting 10 inches of hair off and donating it to Locks of Love

MY HAIR BEFORE


10 INCHES OF HAIR


AFTER SHE CUT IT!


DURING MY HIGHLIGHTS


THE NEW ME.
A LOT OF BLONDE AND A LOT LESS HAIR!
LOVING IT!


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Great News at 7:45am!

So this morning was an early awakening. Let me just say I am not a morning person at all! Morning usually starts at 11am. LOL
Well this morning started with an early 7:45am phone call from a number I didn't know. It was the IVF center at Walter Reed saying they had gotten our referral letter and test results from my RE Dr. S and that she was sending me a packet for step two and that we are on schedule for doing IVF with them in January..... OMG WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO .
I am excited beyond belief. I was getting worried we were cutting it to close. Knowing that Dr. S was pretty sure we were going to need ICSI I was extra worried as there are only 30 slots for ICSI at the WR Military Medical Facility.
Next is trying to get my husband a permissible TDY so he doesn't have to take leave. We are super lucky my SIL lives in MD so we will have somewhere to stay and have the extra expense of hotel.
I am just so excited and so happy and feeling like a huge weight is off my shoulders. What a way to start Monday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

5 Years

So today is our 5 year Wedding Anniversary. 5 years have flown by. 5 years ago we lived in a 1 bedroom apartment had 1 dog. Since then we bought and sold a house and moved to a whole new state. Big changes that I hope to continue for the best over the next 5 years. I love my husband with my whole heart and I could not imagine my life without him. He is my rock and even deals with my HORRIBLE car singing! LOL.
We agreed to no gifts this year since things are tight but he still surprised me with roses! I love the multi-colored pink ones. Happy 5 years I love you!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dreams

So last night i had this crazy dream about telling this older group of ladies that DH and I were days away from getting our adopted child but I knew in my dream I was lying. It was very surreal. Wanting a baby is ALWAYS on the brain. I compare it to a teenage boy thinking about sex. Everything reminds you that you don't have a baby. I am not a very jealous person so I don't carry anger at people that have children I just want mine. It is not so much to ask just a waiting game.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

























Well I hope you all had a great Halloween. I have always loved Trick or Treating. Well i do love candy LOL. It is just so much fun the memories or being a kid again. So this year I went Trick or Treating with my friend Amanda and her 3 Little ones. Mr Buzz and Little Miss Piggy were so cute. As you can see I ended up with her oldest Star Wars Helmet on my head as he didn't want to wear it. I think I look pretty cool. Plus my shirt glowed in the dark SSSSSSSccccccccaaaaaarrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy....
What you don't see in this picture is us SWEATING to death. Halloween in Florida was 83 degrees at 7pm when we started and a very high humidity. When we stopped at a little after 8 it was still 80 so it really made it a lot less fun then if there would have been a chill in the air.
I also committed a big Halloween Etiquette NO-NO by not remembering to turn my porch light on at my house as I don't live in the same subdivision as Amanda. We ALWAYS leave it on because I feel safer if it is always on insted of just turning it on when we are home. So sorry to all my trick or treaters that came to my door and i didn't answer with candy because I was not here.
I have always had such a love for trick or treating that on my 17th birthday in MAY my friends and i went trick or treating in my neighborhood. Yes Teenage girls dressed up and acting silly. Then again I was raised in a town of 1000+ people and I was related to half the town and the rest of the girls were related to the rest. LOL I remember getting chocolate chips and coins.... Nothing really good but it was still a fun time. I had a prom dress on! Well I hope you had a great weekend too.

New to mobile blogging so wanted to see if it worked.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Alison

So I wasn't going to blog tonight but my friend Alison after a little coxing decided to start her own blog. She is a military wife like myself and has the cutest little boy Jack. I met her 7 years ago in Cosmetology school ( I was actually going for skin care) we became friends instantly! So here is her blog please go check it out! I can't wait for her stories about jack and her life it is never boring!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm Back



Well I didn't really go anywhere I just haven't been in a blogging mood the past few days. Nothing exciting going on. I told my Dr. S about us trying to get in to the Walter Reed IVF program in January since we can't really afford a full IVF right now. He was very supportive and said he would write a letter explaining the failed mini IVF to help us.
I am not a big drinker but I do like wine or a cocktail every once in a while. Since we wont be trying till Jan I picked up a 6pk of the new Bacardi Sangria's they are pretty good. One will be good enough to get me feeling warm and happy.. LOL
Sorry i don't have more to blog about. Have a great evening.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tomorrow

We see Dr S tomorrow to tell him what we decided to do. Not easy to tell your dr we cant afford him. I'll let you know how it goes.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Home

7 and 1/2 hours in the car and 3 states later we are home! I will miss Bobby , Kendra, and John so much as they will be moving overseas in January... :(

Saturday, October 24, 2009

mckgiveaways


So Mckmama is have one of her many give aways and she got this amazing new fridge by reviewing it for Samsung. She is such an amazing blogger. It also helps having such an interesting life.
Anyways please go check out her blog by clicking on the picture of her fridge and reading about her giveaway for a $200 best buy gift card.

Friday, October 23, 2009

32 days of blogging

So the 21st was actually 30 days of blogging. WOW I did it I took the time and wrote every day. Even on the hard days which I know really helped to have all of your support. Friends are always strangers before they become your friends. Being busy here in SC I will probally just give a low down of the weekend on Sunday night or Monday morning which ever I have more energy for. Unless some great story happens that I have to tell ya'll. Have a wonderful weekend yourselves and hopefully enjoy some fall weather!

Visiting Bobby













So we got in to SC today and I was able to be with Kendra and Bobby from 9 till 1am when he finally fell asleep. His sleep clock is flip flopped and you can tell he gets so bothered with the other monitors in the PICU beeping. I brought him some cars and a sticker book things to keep a 2yr old busy but not too busy!
This is me and Goldie riding in the car. They are such great road dogs!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hello AF nice to see you again... NOT

AF you love to show up at the most opportune time. How about in the middle of our 5 hour road trip? I was expecting you and hoping you would stay away. You know that little bit of hope that we might get pregnant on our own you shot that down. So now I go visit my friends son in the hospital and you will come with and bring your friends cramps and headaches. Thanks AF you will make my first trip to Charleston extra special I hope you enjoy yourself too.


ICLW




It was a travel filled day 5 hours up I-75.... So I am going for somthing simple with my blog it's get to know me via google images! This came from my blogger buddy Suzy so I am totally using it today! Here's how it works. If you decide to do this, you have to mention the blog where you saw it then use Google Images to explain your answers for each category listed below.

Enjoy!



1. Your favorite beverage: Diet Dr. Pepper. I could live off of it and drink it morning, noon, and night (and sometimes I do)!





2. Your hometown: Grantsburg, WI
Yes here they actually in the summer take snowmobiles and race them across water it is a 3 day weekend!


3. Your favorite television show: The Bing Bang Theory



4. Your occupation: Being Mrs. Smith



5. Your first car: 1983 Oldsmobile Omega and I got this car in 1997 mine was gray!


6. Your favorite dish: Turkey and cheese sandwich I can eat these every day... with chips LOL

7. Celebrity you've been told you most resemble: I was once told Lindsay Lohan I guess 100lbs less and in the right light!



8. Celebrity "crush": Taye Diggs has been looking fine in Private Practice


9. Your favorite childhood toy: I loved my cabbage patch infant mine had brown eyes and I still have it!

10. Any random photo: My Meadow sleeping on my blanket on the couch.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Laundry, Cleaning, Packing

2 loads of laundry, car washed and vacuumed, kitchen cleaned, and packed.
Oh and a great dinner cooked by Denny's LOL.
That was my day.
I'll keep you up to date with my trip.
Hopefully some beautiful pictures too.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not Me Monday


Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.



It's not me that still has laundry on the love seat from last week.

It's not me that forgot how to dress for cool weather and wore flip flops with a long sleeved top and pants.

It's wasn't me that set the house alarm off twice( or 3 times) this week to let the dogs out in the morning oh and once more when I accidently pushed the alarm key chain.

It wasn't me who packed enough clothes for a month when I thought I might have to go up north after my dad had a heart attack.

It is definitely not me who still hasn't unpacked those clothes that I packed on Thursday. What is it with me and clothes? LOL

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Chili Sunday


Well it was chilly for Florida and I made Chili so I that is my Sunday in a nutshell. Oh I also watched football all day! Go Packers (
and Brett Farve LOL) ! He is a crazy old man still great at playing football. Oh and he is the QB of my Fantasy Football Team! It got to a balmy 68 today. I love Fall! I have high hopes not to see 90 until June. But then again I live in Florida so 90 might be here tomorrow.
My BFF's son is having open heart surgery on Wednesday because of Atrial Septal Defect. He is 26 months old and such an amazing little boy who has no idea he has a broken heart that needs to be fixed so that he can really be perfect. I can not imagine the worry she is feeling. I know I will be worrying and praying for them till I can see them on Thursday. I was there for almost every Tuesday for the first year of his life so the last 13 months, and only seeing him once, has been hard. He has a very special place in my heart!


FYI: DH and I have decided we are going to wait until after the the first of the year to try IVF. The next few months are full of holidays and stuff. LOL So I believe a little bit more time will be the best. We will start with a fresh year and a fresh out look on our life.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkins Everywhere


























So I don't have a lot to say but I had a wonderful day with pumpkins. I ended up going to a pumpkin patch with my friend and her 3 littles.
I got myself one and came home and carved it. I do love Halloween.
The ones at home were taken by DH the ones at the patch was taken by my friend. She is such a professional I always love her pictures!

































Friday, October 16, 2009

Morning Thunderstorms

It was nice and not nice to wake up to all the thunder this morning. We haven't had real rain in a few weeks but this decided to start at 5am. My Goldie does not like thunder at all. She has always barked at it so it always wakes us up. There is no stopping the barking so most times we just put her in her cage so we can finish sleeping. She gets so worked up we even had her on some anti anxiety meds if we knew there was going to be a Louisiana TS. So I know it is boring to just talk about rain and how Florida is finally get some cooler weather but it is exciting as it has been 90 constantly since June.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

So glad he's ok!

So my dad ended up having a stint put in but only one so it wasn't major. He is still in the hospital. They still think he might have an infection in the sac around his heart so they will run the test for that tomorrow. He probably wont go home till Saturday. The hardest part is finding out if he will need me to come help for a few weeks after. Him and my mom are so stubborn so to ask for help is the last thing they would do, but I made sure to put it out there. I am not working and as hard as it would be for my DH he would be ok!
We were able to take a nice walk tonight. It still feels like Aug outside but it is getting cooler. It was 80 degrees. We could only take Meadow for the walk with us I don't want to strain Goldie yet. She is still slightly whining when she get under the coffee table and jumps on the bed. Two of her favorite things to do so there is no way to stop her but her whining makes me cringe. Well it is time for a deserved bath tonight.

A worry filled morning

Well my mom called me this morning to let me know my Step-dad had a heart attack he is such a wonderful dad. I hate being so far away from Wisconsin. I don't think we will ever live in Wisconsin I have become such a southern girl to deal with that much winter but I don't like being so far away. My mom doesn't want me to rush home as he is ok but I just hate not being there. So I stay here in Florida and wait and worry and know I can get on a 6pm flight if I need to!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I'm Kreative



This is my first Blog AWARD! Thank you so much Suzy this really made my day!

The rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
  5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.
My 7 things:
  1. Yesterday I met my husband in person for the first time 9 years ago. We met on the internet 4 months before that.
  2. I was born in Australia and have dual citizenship.
  3. I actually miss living in Louisiana 7 years of living there it became home.
  4. My mother in law is Sarah also.
  5. I am seriously addicted to Facebook.
  6. I have one thumb smaller then the other one.
  7. I never make my bed. I had to do it for 2 months to sell our home but since then the pretty bedding just sits in my closet.
Now here are the 7 ladies i'm passing this on to:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday

I couldn't think of any special title for today since it was another day that is life. I went to the commissary at 10am this morning as I do every 2 weeks. I did go with my friend and her 3 littles and we went and saw Toy Story 1 & 2 in 3-D . It is never a bad movie but it was a little bit of a long time with the glasses. I think if I was used to wearing glasses it might have been easier but instead it was a small headache. Then this evening it was organizing the groceries. So my day was as you can tell was just a good Tuesday. I hope you had a good Tuesday as well!

Oh P.S. I got these Voodoo Gumbo chips from Zapp's which I know it not a health food but just reminds me of Louisiana. Try them if your looking for a unique flavor crunchy chip!

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Poor Sore Puppy

I just feel so bad that I can do nothing more to help my dog Goldie. Being that we don't have kids our dogs are our babies. Goldie was the first dog my DH ever had. So it is very hard on him to see her in pain. She is only 6 years. So we will keep up with her meds and hope over the next few day she will start feeling better. I had a wonderful friend recommend glucosamine so i will pick some of that up today. Anything to make my baby feel better!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lazy Sunday

So today was enjoyable. I watched football baked a Pineapple Up-Side Down cake and a Sprite Pound cake for my DH (which I under baked). That is his favorite. Now for some chicken on the grill since it was 92 degrees here today and some more football tonight.

Well I had gotten what you had just read written when my husband noticed our Goldie had been whining tonight. Especially when she was going to lay down. So we realized her hip was really sore and decided to take her to the Vet ER. Well she has Hip Dysplasia. They aren't sure if it is over time or she injured it today but she got a cortisone shot and a some pain killers. We will be taking her back in next week to have it rechecked. So our lazy Sunday turned in to an worry some Sunday!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Old Me

I was looking threw some old pictures last night and came across some pictures of us at Christmas of '06. This was me at my heaviest. I even had to ask for an extender belt in the airplane. I was just under 300 LBS in this picture and now I am 60lbs less. I can't believe how far I have come and how far I still have to go. I hasn't been a fast loss but most of it since Jan 40lbs of it. Just thought I would show you a little of the old me.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Five

It's friday and that means it's time for friday five! To participate add your answers to these questions on your blog.

what was the last thing you baked?
Peanut butter cookies. I actually made both PB dough and CC dough but the CC never got baked LOL


what was the last thing you tried on for size?

A pair of Brown BORN sandals. I actually bought them.

what was the last thing you purchased on your credit card?

Clothes from caters for my Step-brothers new daughter.


what was the last thing you put a postage stamp on?

A bill but it was a long time ago.

what was the last thing you took a photo of?

My work out room

I got this from http://notafertilemyrtle.blogspot.com/2009/10/friday-five_09.html anything to keep my blog a little more interesting!