Monday, October 17, 2011

I know I know...

Okay so as most of you have noticed, I have not been posting on this blog...
I made yet another change...

it seems easier for me to use because I have the moble app that works so much better. I still follow all of you throught google reader! I am trying to be a better blogger, by commenting and encoarging. Love you all!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I am going to be revamping my blog for a few I am no longer TTC and I am just a mommy. I will still follow each one of you as your journeys continue, but because on the inside I am still really wanting another little one, it is getting harder and harder to always read about TTC stuff. I want to start writing about things that I enjoy, things that we do as a family, I want to write about my weight loss journey, and things that go on in daily life. I want people to follow me and comment on us as this is such a great support network for me. I really belive that the only way to do that is to start the change… I am so sadded by this but it is also a time to grow. A time to expand… I love you all please do not think that I do not want to hear about your journeys.
Love Always,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Ago

73 days before this day 10 years ago, I signed a contact that would change my life forever. I enlisted in the US Army, I signed up thinking that I would do my time and serve my country never thinking that a 73 days later I would be called into action while still in High School. On the morning the Towers fell soldiers around the country knew that we would be asked to fight for those that died that day. Never did I imagine that I woul dbe forever changed, that I would serve with brave men and women who will never see their children grow, never again will they be able to wake up and feel the touch of their loved ones. Today I remember my fellow brothers and sisters in green that fought the war on terrorism, nor will I forget those who lost their lives to selfless acts of Sept. 11, 2001...

Where were you that day?

This picture is a picture of a picture- My Basic Training Platoon in July of 2002

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Life is Life

I suppose I should fill you all in on what has been going on lately, first of all in my Resolve group there have been multiple successes which makes me very happy. My dear friend for Ambition Mother Hood is PREGNANT! Whoo Hoo. I am so happy for her. She has an ultrasound coming up I am excited to know if she is having multiples as her first Beta was pretty high.
Ethan went with the hubby to Iowa last week and had some really great daddy and son bonding as well as some time with Grandpa, (pictures coming soon) Ethan made some new friends while in Iowa. I joined the boys on Thursday, Ethan was so happy to see me. I missed him so much! We had a blast we went fishing, to the water park, to the races and we played outside it was a lot of fun.
Photography is going wonderfully! I shot a wedding of my dear friend Ali She was beautiful. I will post some of those pictures soon as well. I have been doing a lot lately and I have a shoot this weekend.
On the baby front no news, I am still not ok with being done but who knows what will happen, we cannot afford to get the hubby’s surgury so who knows what will really happen.
The most exciting thing that has been happening I have to say is that I started to COUPON! Yes Coupon, am I going totally extreme? No, not really but I am the crazy coupon mom that goes in with a big blue binder, and I am constantly searching for coupons. I have been doing pretty well, I am average between 65-70% savings during every trip and I have gotten some great free stuff, but that is a post on its own. I will be writing that soon!
All in all life is life and it is what it is. J

Monday, July 25, 2011

Puzzle Pieces

Have you ever had a puzzle that is missing some pieces in different spots? That is how I have been feeling but I am slowly starting to pick up the pieces, I am not going to lie and say that it is easy because in reality it is not. I have been having a really hard time with things, but I am getting better everyday. I will get there one day.

Ethan is doing well he is so smart and an amazing little boy. So happy all the time except when he is tired. I took him to the county fair yesterday and he had so much fun.

"dud your spud"

He did such a good job!

He competed in a Watermelon Eating contest

Painted our face

Took a picture with a Llama

We had a great time at the fair!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

9.5 years

The Five Year Plan,  Now that we have decided that having a second child is out of the cards for us. I have been working all weekend on trying to figure out what to do with myself. There has not been a time when I wasn’t dealing with pregancy, miscarraige infertiilty, it has always been there… I figured it out over the last 9.5 years (3458 days) we have:  

 So now that we are at a point where this particular journey is over, I have decided that I will really start working on my goal of building and opening a profitable store front Photography studio. Even though my personal mission of having a second baby is out the window, I am going to be really focusing on my Resolve Group. I feel like I was given my journey so that I could help those ladies, and if I really only help one of them then my job is done (all though I would like to help more). I am going to start focusing on my family and creating timeless memories, I am going to focus on getting my photography business up and running. I am going to focus on me, I need and want to get healthy I want to get back in shape, I want to feel good about myself again.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I can not believe that I am writing this post. Has it really been two years since I held you for the first time? Have you really gone from this teeny tiny baby to an active no fear, fun loving toddler?


You are amazing in everyway, you light my life everyday. You are learning to talk learning new things everyday! You have made me so complete. I love you little buddy! Happy Birthday!