Friday, December 28, 2012


This holiday season has been a whirlwind of business and joy. My husband was able to spend a lot of time with me and my sister came out to visit. We went to New York, Virginia (twice), Gettysburg, and Washington DC. She loves big Christmas trees so if there was one around, we had to go see it!

I also did a ton of sewing and taught her how to sew a zippered bag. She was so excited to make something and it was fun to teach her.

Overall we had a great time. I can't wait to go see her in May for her college graduation. Things are settling down here and I'm a little happy about that.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sister Time!

In just one short week my sister will be here! I'll get to spend eleven days with her showing her around.

She had one request this visit and that was to go to New York City! So, we booked a day trip and some bus tickets and we'll be going for a day. I've never been there so I'm super excited. Let me know if you have any suggestions on what we should do while we're there.

In addition, we're taking her to Virginia twice for Christmas parties, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Gettysburg (maybe). I know she'll be happy to get out and see some new places.

I'm hoping for good weather while we're out here and as long as our day trip to New York isn't too cold, we would love to have some snow while she's here. Growing up in Southern California you don't really get to experience snow unless you go up to the mountains.

So, we can officially start the countdown...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

So What Wednesday

So What Wednesday

This week, I'm saying So What if...

  • I bought a home tens unit for my back. I'm tired of being in pain and only being able to be treated at the chiropractor.
  • I haven't been blogging a lot. There's been a ton going on and I'm ok with that. Sometimes you need to take a step back.
  • I can't wait for my sister to come into town. We barely talk when we're apart, but when we're together we have a blast!
  • I'm living vicariously through one of my best friends who is pregnant with a little GIRL! I'm so excited that her due date is the week before we visit.
  • I'll be so happy to have all of my orders due before Christmas done. It will be nice to sew for fun.
  • I called the Sewing Gallery about my application. I need to get out of the house and distract myself  and this would be such a fun way to do it and make a little bit of money. I will hopefully find out later today if they are able to hire someone.
  • Living with my in-laws I sometimes feel like I'm doing the walk-of-shame. I know it's ok since we're married, but it's still weird all the same.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What's Next?

Abruptly moving in with my in-laws caused us to question whether or not now was the best time to expand our family. In a way, it would be helpful having his mom around during the beginning part of pregnancy. But, at the same time, we don't know how long we'll be here and there's not enough space to bring a baby here.

I've talked before about how we decided to stop treatment for the time being. At first, I was very upset even though I knew that we were making the best decision. I know that my mother-in-law would prefer for us to be trying to avoid a pregnancy at this time, but I also know how difficult it is for me to conceive. The fact is that if the Metformin alone works to regulate my cycles, it can take 3-4 months. So, we're comfortable with our decision.

The best thing about this is that I do not stress any more about getting pregnant. Of course, I wonder when my cycle will decide to appear, but I'm happy to not have to go through all of the monitoring. It's not fun to get blood work and ultrasounds multiple times only to find out that you may or may not get pregnant.

So, we're just trying to enjoy life for now. We know that God has a little miracle for us and that we will get pregnant when it's the right time.