Thursday, September 30, 2010

Reminisce Thursdays

I tend to daydream at work about the past, so Thursday is my official day of reminiscing.

Today is dedicated to our wedding and all of our family & friends that shared that day with us. April 10, 2010. The best day of our lives...

 My bridesmaids helping me get ready

My husband laughing at my vows :)

Husband and Wife

My girls

The most fun I have ever had...

My BFF's boyfriend surprised us with Fire & Ice (knife & fire juggling)

So happy we did a photobooth!

“I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”

Mrs. B

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I feel good about this one

I have a good feeling about this cycle. Which is pretty shocking to myself, since I have always had this weird thought in my head that it's not possible for me to get pregnant. I am not even sure where that came from. Maybe my pessimistic attitude? But with three full cycles of charting under my belt, I feel like I finally understand what is going on with my body. I know what to watch for and I know that, going forward, I will not take a HPT until I miss my period. Seeing that BFN is just too disappointing. I don't know what I would be doing if I had not discovered charting. Thanks to the wonderful women on The Bump, I know that I am giving us the best chance we can get. And for a control freak like myself, that keeps me relaxed.

I hope this good feeling continues through the rest of my wait and that it ends with a BFP. We shall see. In the meantime, we are staying busy working on the house, we booked everything for our Panama cruise in November and we keep our weekends full. This weekend I am surprising my husband with an early birthday gift :)

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Mrs. B

Friday, September 24, 2010

Welcome to our house

I really should have started this blog back 4 years ago when we first moved into our house. Boy, what a journey that's been! I will try to condense 4 years into one blog post. This house belonged to my in-laws. This was their first home and they had been renting it since 1975. It was built in 1958, so pretty old by California standards. Let's just say the condition of the house 4 years ago was unbelievable. Like, I cannot believe anyone lived here. We gutted almost every room. Wait. No. We gutted EVERY room! We definitely did not take enough "before" photos, so I only have a few to share. No picture could quite capture how gross it was...

Kitchen before. Ew.

Living Room before. My Mom and I scraping the ceiling.

Master Bedroom before. This is after we removed wood paneling off the walls.

And just a few "after" pictures. These are cell phone pictures from today. Our house keeps changing, so I had to take new ones and was too lazy to get the good camera out:


Living Room

Master Bedroom (with old TV)

We did all of the work ourselves, so we are STILL doing things 4 years later. I was inspired to blog about this because I have a landscaper coming over today. I am so tired of the dust, dirt, mud, etc. from the backyard. It's all dirt. And with a dog, it's awful without grass. We need sprinklers and sod. I am really excited.

See? Dirt. All dirt.

We do have a wonderful avocado tree though, with LOTS of huge fruit! Our friends love us for these :)

Happy Friday Everyone!!! Our plans: Dinner with FIL tonight. Saturday is Cruisin for the Cure and Disneyland with family. Sunday is a scavenger hunt at Disneyland. Lots of Disney goin' on. I hope we win the hunt, or at least place.
Mrs. B

Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby Shower

Today we are celebrating my co-worker/friend's baby shower with delicious Buffalo Wild Wings, homemade cupcakes and adorable gifts:

I took these gifts home to wrap this weekend, so I had baby things everywhere. B and I loved it :)

Huge congratulations to my friend and her husband. I cannot wait to meet Baby A!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Evil Aunt Flow

Today was a really bad day. Not only was it the end of our fifth cycle trying to conceive, but I woke up at 4am in excruciating pain. I could not move, I turned ghost white, felt super nauseous and nearly passed out. I yelled for B (B = our nicknames for each other) and he called the paramedics. They came and checked me out, and were able to get me to our car to drive to the ER. By the time we arrived, I was feeling much better and decided to go home with my heating pad & Midol and go back to sleep.

That horrible pain was another reminder that this was another failed cycle. We haven't been trying for very long in terms of normal expectations. It can take up to a year for a healthy couple to conceive. And I would never complain about the amount of time we have been trying when I follow blogs about infertility that break my heart into a thousand pieces. But it still sucks. Anyways, onto cycle six. I hope this is ours :)

Mrs. B

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