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Monday, December 12, 2011

Our Journey Continues

As most of you know we have been TTC since April and it has been a long road for us! Well we finally thought that our prayers had been answered, but apparently this wasn't the time for us to have our sticky baby.  We just experienced what they call a Chemical Pregnancy.  It's where you are pregnant for a short time, but within the 4th or 5th week your body feels there is something wrong with the embryo and flushes it out with the rest of the uterine lining. We are devastated, but we realize that this obviously isn't when we are supposed to have our little sticky baby! Hopefully ours will come soon and we will be able to yell it from the rooftops! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as this has been a rough couple of days for us!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Been a long time...

wow, it's been over a month since i posted last!! Sorry i'm slacking! lol!!!

We haven't had too much excitement the past month.  We celebrated Anthony's 25th birthday with a Surprise party and a surprise visit from his Best Friend, Alex, from Texas!! He was super stoked to have Alex here, even if it was just for a day!

Makenzie is loving school, although it wears her out to not have an afternoon nap anymore! She usually comes home and crashes on the couch! She is learning so much though! I love hearing her talk about new things she has learned and i love hearing her count higher and higher everytime she counts by herself! We also started a new custody arrangement so she can have more time with her dad and that seems to be working out pretty well so far!

As for me, I have just been working and what not. Booking a ton of Scentsy parties for the Holiday season, November should prove interesting with 7-8 parties booked so far!

For those of you following our TTC Journey, I actually had my first ovulatory cycle since stopping my Birth Control in April.  I am currently waiting to see if the dreaded monster is going to show her face or not this month.  One would have thought she would have been here by now, so I will be taking a pregnancy test here in the near future to find out what is going on.  I do keep track of my temps and they are looking very promising this month but we are trying not to get our hopes up too high!
As exciting as it is for us and as ready as we are, we can't help but wonder how we will make it all work if we do get our BFP soon!  I know that together we will figure it out, and i'm sure we will have some help along the way!

Well thanks for reading, for those of you who actually read this! Here are a few pics to end with!

Makenzie's First Day of School!

Anthony's Cake from his Party, it was an inside joke lol.

His banner and ballons!! He was really surprised!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray!

Well I think that my body is finally straightening itself out (hopefully)!  I won't go into details on why I think this, but just know that I am super excited to see somethings and I am hoping this brings us goodluck in the future! I am now taking a prenatal vitamin, Vitamin E, and Vitex daily to help straighten my body out and get it ready for when we do finally conceive!  Anthony said he is more than willing to start taking a multivitamin to help his little swimmers be good and ready for when the time comes for them to break through an egg lol! For ome reason I have this strange feeling in my gut and my head and my heart that something will happen for us in October, I don't know why or how I started feeling this but in my gut and in my head it's telling me something good will come then!

On another note, I am starting to miss Anthony terribly!  He has been gone a week now and I really just want him home!  We have 8 more days left and i can't wait to give him a HUGE hug the minute he walks in the door and sets his stuff down!  He found out the other day that he will finally be getting to go to and MP class in November.  He will be gone a month, and miss Thanksgiving, but him taking this class will mean he can FINALLY put his Packet in to get promoted which would make him and I both very happy! I cannot put into words how proud I am of him and all he does!  It takes a strong person to serve our country and he is one of the strongest people I know! He has seen things that I don't ever want to see and he has done things that I don't ever want to do.  He truly is my Hero and I can't thank him enough for what he does!

Well that's the end of my ramblings for today!

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Whole Lot of Tears last night!

Last night was one of the hardest nights I have seen makenzie have in a long time!  When she came home from her Dad's house she immediately asked where Anthony was, I reminded her that he was gone for the next 2 weeks working for the Army and that he would be back soon.  Well a little while later I asked her to get her jammies on so we could get ready for bed and she started bawling! I asked her why she was crying and she didn't answer. I asked her if she was sad and she said yes, when I asked her why she was sad she said "because Anthony isn't here".  That broke my heart into about a million little pieces!!  I have alwasy known that Makenzie Loves Anthony like she loves her Dad, but I didn't know just how much she loved him and would miss him until last night!  We cuddled on the couch for a little bit, then I told her to find a marker and meet me in her room.  We looked at the calendar, circled the day that Anthony will be back and then put an "X" through Saturday and Sunday and I told her every night at bedtime will put an "X" through that day so we know how much longer it is until he will be home. When we went to bed, she started crying again because she just wanted Anthony there to tell her Goodnight and since they were working late last night he wasn't able to call her. I told her he would try later this week, but he was busy.  I also told her that he knows we miss him and that he misses us too and he is thinking about us as much as we are thinking about him!

 It might only be 2 weeks, but to her that is a long time.  I'm hoping that this will help prepare her for whenever he deploys again, but I know that won't be easy either!!  I'm hoping tonight is better, but i'm prepared for it not to be!

Wish us luck for the next 14 days!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Short Update!

So I have decided that I am going to try and make a little more time for myself because here lately I feel like I am running myself ragged around this house!! Not that i don't love doing things for my awesome Husband and my Amazing Daughter, I just feel like i need a little more time for myself! Whether that means 10 extra minutes of reading my book, or an extra 5 mins in the shower every day I will find someway to have more mommy time!

Anthony left this morning for 2 weeks of training, I'm hoping they fly by because I really do truly miss him when he's gone.  He may drive me nuts sometimes when he is here, but by tomorrow I will want him back home!

Makenzie started Pre-K on August 23rd!  She did soooo good on her first day and she is loving it so far! I can't wait to hear what she has to say every day when I pick her up from school!

As for me, I'm just working and doing Scentsy parties! I'm having a Pure ROmance party tonight for a little night in with the girls! It should be tons of fun and lots of laughs!

Well I'll try to post more often (I know I always say that) but really I do want to post more!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Down in the Dumps...But a positive end!

Well, since I lasted posted I got some discouraging news that I actually didn't ovulate at all.  I'm still trying to come ot terms with my body not quite being back to normal yet.  I know it will get there in due time, but until then it is sad, frustrating and depressing.  Poor Anthony thinks that something is wrong with him and I assure him everyday it's not him, it's me.  I am longing for the day when I see that my body is working the way it should, and i'm longing even more for the day when I get to look at two lines on a pregnancy test telling us that we are expecting!  I know this day will come, but I am very tired of hearing everyone tell me that we are "trying to hard", or "stop trying and it'll happen".  At least once a day at work I get asked if we're pregnant yet, and this hurts.  When everybody knows we're trying adn they know it's obviously not happening, QUIT ASKING!!! When it happens, believe me you'll know!

Sorry I had to vent there, but it just kind of sends me deeper into my depression about it not happening.

On a lighter note, My Smart Munchkin girl Makenzie Jo, passed all of her Pre-K tests today!!! I was so very proud of her when they told me that! There a couple things that need to be worked on, but we can do that here at home!  Now we just have to wait til this weekend to see if we get a phone call saying that they have room for her and that she will be starting school next Tuesday! So keep your fingers and toes and everywhere in between crossed that she gets in! She also starts her dance class on Wednesday the 31st, which she is very excited about!

Well that's it for today, I will try to be better about posting more often, I just get lazy and busy!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Our Trying to Conceive Journey

Well for those of you that don't know Anthony and I have been trying to conceive since April.  I had been on birth control for 4 yrs, and stopped taking it around the 1st week of April this year.  I was hoping since I got pregnant with Makenzie so quick that it would happen for us that quickly as well, but apparently my body has other plans.  This is going to get a little personal, but I don't mind sharing with those of you who are willing to read!

I have not had a regular cycle since stopping my birth control pills in April.  I started tracking my Basal Body Temperatures every morning in May and since then I have seen no signs of Ovulation, that is until yesterday when I plugged in my temp for the morning! I was so excited I could hardly contain!  These last 4 month have been rough for us as I have been frustrated about not ovulating and Anthony has been thinking that something is wrong with him because we weren't getting pregnant.  Now, we both understand that it can take my body a while to get back to normal after having been on birth control for so long, but it is still frustrating to the both of us as we really want another little one! We don't want Makenzie to be too much older when we have another child, and if we don't end up pregnant soon, she will be 5 or older, whenever we do have another baby.

Ok, I just wanted to share my good news of my body finally being back on track after 3 almost 4 months of worrying!

I will try to keep our blog updated more frequently and sometime this week I will add some of our professional wedding pictures for you all to see!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Finally Some Pictures!

Ok, since I'm home alone all day today I thought I would finally post some pics from the wedding that My litte brother took! It will be about amonth before we get back our professional pictures, then I will post those!
Getting Ready
Awww How Sweet! Love this pic!
Another good one I think!
With the Maid of Honor and Best Man
The whole bridal party
                                                                             The Boys
The girls
Me and my little brother!
I LOVE this Picture of all my Parents!
Saying our Vows!
Love this picture too!
Me and my sweet Munchkin Girl!
Our grand Exit with Bubbles!
Our cake table!
Our cake
Anthony's Groom's Cake
Our first dance as Husband and Wife!
Father/Daughter Dance
Suprised my mom with a Mother/Daughter Dance

Well I think that's it for now!  Will go through and edit some more and maybe put more up later! ENjoy!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

3 weeks from today....

...My baby girl will turn 4!!  I don't think i'm ready for that! She is getting to be sooo big and sooo independent it's killing me lol!  I definitely have baby fever and I am so ready for another one. Yes, we are trying to have another little one for all of you that are sitting there wondering. I'm hoping to get pregnant sooner rather than later as I don't want Makenzie to get to used to being the only child.  I think 4 yrs of her being alone is long enough!

We haven't been upto too much around here.  Just working and trying to plan Makenzie's 'Tangled' Birthday Party!  I got the date set for her to go and test for Preschool.  She will be testing on August 16th, a week before school starts.  But the real kicker is that since we don't live in Haysville, all the Haysville Kiddos get first dibs on going to preschool and THEN they fill with out of district kids.  So keep your fingers and toes crossed that we are one of the out of district kids picked because there is no way we can move to haysville before August 1st, and if she doesn't get it we will have to find a new preschool in Wichita and a new daycare as well, and that is not something we want to do!
Well later today I should have time to upload some wedding pictures so be on the look out!
An old pic from when my little Munchkin was barely a year old!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ice Breaker

Well I thought since we are finally married and we're now officially a "family" I would start a blog to put pictures on and to keep people who aren't close to home up-to-date on what is going on in our little world!

Our wedding was aweome and we loved every minute of it even though the entire day flew by!!  I will put pictures up as soon as we get the copies of them on disc from our photographer! Our honeymoon was soo relaxing and quiet!  We had an amazing time just walking around downtown Kansas City spending time with each other!  I will post pictures from our trip in the next day or two!

Well the munchkin is awak from her nap so I need to stop for now! 

Keep an eye out for updates!