Monday, December 31, 2007

It’s New Year’s Eve…

I have plans tonight; plans to celebrate the New Year with good friends, plans that were made before I found out I was pregnant, plans that I now want to cancel. All I really feel like doing is crawling back into bed. I want to sleep for the next 3 weeks! That’s when this sick hangover type feeling is supposed to go away...right?

I spoke with a friend this weekend. A friend who found out she and her husband lost a baby about the time Brian and I found out we were expecting a baby. I didn’t even know she was pregnant but she suspected I was and didn’t want to tell me until she thought I could handle it. Although she seems okay, I can’t imagine what she must be going through. Our conversation made me realize that although I feel horrible, I should embrace this pregnancy and enjoy every minute of it. So from now on, I’m going to try to smile and thank God for the miracle he has brought us even when I am sitting on the bathroom floor sick to my stomach. As for tonight, I’m going to join my friends for dinner (although I’m skipping the late night dancing) and celebrate the memories we made in 2007 and toast to what 2008 has to bring.

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

December 27, 2007 – 7 weeks, 3 days

Growing up I was always told that I took after my mom and my grandma. When I first found out I was pregnant my mom told me how she never experienced morning sickness and neither did my grandma. I was so excited. I take after them so my pregnancy should be similar right…WRONG! I’m obviously not taking after either of them! Morning sickness…SUCKS! A coworker asked me how I was doing this morning and I said, “My baby hates me!”

I love food and I love to eat. At least I did until this past week. The first couple of weeks I was trying to eat healthy (still am trying) and I felt so good about it. I was giving my baby what it needed not only through vitamins but also by eating the right foods. However, it seems that this baby is taking after his or her dad. I can’t even bring myself to eat grilled chicken and I love chicken!!

In the end I know it’s worth it but hopefully this stage of my pregnancy ends soon. I want to be able to enjoy my pregnancy!!

December 18, 2007 - 6 weeks, 1 day

Today we saw our baby’s heart beating for the first time. I can’t put into words the feeling I got when I looked at the monitor. I wish I could carry the monitor around with me 24/7 so I can see that he or she is okay. Our baby is only about ½ the size of a gummy bear and has the strongest little heart. We our next appointment is Jan 8th. We won’t get to see the heart beating during that appointment but we will get to hear it. Can’t wait!

December 2, 2007 – We’re expecting!

Santa brought Brian and I exactly what we wanted for Christmas! We’re having a baby! Can you believe it? I’m still trying to take it all in.

How I found out….
The week before I took the test I was feeling exhausted and dizzy at times. I truly thought nothing of this. I thought it was due to working 2 jobs and getting ready for the holidays. I had previously taken pregnancy tests when I was a day late and had been disappointed. I promised myself that I would start waiting a couple days instead of just one. I was supposed to call my doctor Friday (tentative start date) and schedule my first round of tests to see if anything was wrong (since we had been trying for 8mths). I never got the opportunity. I took the test Sunday morning and got a BFP! Two lines…immediately. I couldn’t believe it. I just keep looking down at the test. My hands were shaking and I started crying. I couldn’t believe it was finally happening.

How I told Brian…
Throughout the past eight months I had planned how I would tell Brian and how we would tell our family and friends. Most of those carefully thought out plans went out the window the minute I saw the test….starting with how I told Brian. First of all, I had planned to take the test when he wasn’t home. That didn’t happen. He was home (although he didn’t know I was taking the test) and our friend Tim was also at our home. I probably should have waited to take the test until Tim left but I couldn’t wait. As soon as I saw the two lines I called Brian up to the bathroom. I couldn’t say anything, I just pointed. His response, “Are you serious? Take another test”. He then gave me a kiss and went back downstairs. I took a shower like I had planned. After my shower I went downstairs and noticed Tim gathering his things. Typically, I would have yelled at him for leaving so early but not that day. That day I was happy he was leaving early because Brian and I had so much to talk about. As soon as Tim left, Brian asked if I had taken another test. My response was no because I didn’t have to go to the bathroom! Neither one of us new what to do or say, we just smiled and sat on the couch until I could take another test. When I did…two lines immediately. I came downstairs and said, “I think we’re having a baby”.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Busy weekend...

All in all this was a busy weekend. It started with my company’s holiday party Friday night. I left work at 3:30 hoping to fit in a short nap before I need to get ready but that of course didn’t happen. Brian and I arrived to the party at 7pm and left around 11:30. The night was filled with food, drinks, dancing and a stripping Santa! We had someone from our company dress up as Santa. Much to our amusement, Santa had a little too much to drink before his grand entrance. Santa spent his time handing out presents and giving people lap dances (and showing his thong…?). OH! He also split his pants!

Saturday, I worked from 9-5:30pm. It was a long day and I didn’t feel well the entire morning. I really wanted to go home but the store was packed with people and I couldn’t leave. I felt a little better after I ate lunch but still ended up going to bed around 8:30pm that night which I was upset about because I didn’t get to finish what I needed to for Sunday.

Sunday, Brian and I headed to Lorain to celebrate an early Christmas with my dad and his side of the family. We woke up at 6am, got ready, finished wrapping Christmas gifts and headed out the door around 7am. After stopping at the grocery store and stopping to let the pups go to the bathroom we finally arrived to my grandma’s house around 10:00am and headed over to my aunt and uncle’s around noon. Because of the horrible weather that started right before we headed to my uncle’s, my cousin’s were 2 hours late to the festivities. After they arrived safely, we ate, watched the kids open their gifts, and shared some exciting stories. Brian and I headed out around 3pm and arrived home around 6pm. We actually made pretty good timing considering the weather conditions.

I’m looking forward to this coming weekend. We’re heading to Decatur to spend Christmas with Brian’s parents and the rest of our family. It should be a nice, relaxing and fun weekend. We’re looking forward to seeing our little nephew, Zane, open his presents from everyone on Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New Year's Resolution....

I usually don’t make a New Year’s Resolution and if I do, I usually don't keep it. This year's going to be different. I going to make myself keep this one. My New Year’s Resolution for 2008 is to slow down and take in the moments that really count.

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve realized that I need to slow down. Not everything has to be rush, rush, rush or done at a particular moment: dishes can wait, laundry can wait. I need to take things in and savor moments that really count.

I came to this realization last Saturday when Hannah stayed the night with Brian and I. Saturday morning, Brian made breakfast and then Hannah and I made cookies. Right after we were done I started cleaning the kitchen while Brian and Hannah went outside to build a snowman. From the kitchen I could hear them laughing and carrying on. Why wasn’t I outside building a snowman with them? Why was I inside cleaning and vacuuming? Is this how it’s going to be when we have kids; me inside cleaning and Brian outside having fun, creating memories? NO! I want to be outside. I want to help make those memories. That’s when I dropped the washcloth, left the remaining dishes in the sink, grabbed the camera and headed outside to take some pictures and join them in a snowball fight.

When I figure out how to post pics I’ll share some from that morning!

Here’s to resolutions that really count!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Congratulations - Adam and Stacey!!!

Our friends, Adam and Stacey, are expecting their first child in May!!! Congrats!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

Brian and I hosted our first Thanksgiving this year. My dad, grandma (and Oliver), Aunt Debbie and her boyfriend Tim drove in from Lorain to help us celebrate. Everything went as planned…even the turkey I was so nervous about. I was freaking out a little on Wednesday because it was still frozen but it was ready to go by Thursday morning. It was my first time making a turkey and Brian’s first time carving one. I have to say we make a great team but next year we have to remember to take the wishbone out and make a wish (I had one ready too). Oh - something I learned while preparing the turkey – the neck is not always in a bag so beware!

The table looked great. I used the holiday China Terri got me as a shower gift and we finally used the water goblets we got as a wedding gift. I made a few snacks for everyone to nibble on while watching football until dinner was ready. Tim made homemade gravy (he wasn’t too excited about my canned gravy) and help Brian carve the turkey. Brian said grace and we all said what we were thankful for. After dinner we ate pie and watch football until everyone decided to head home. All in all…it was a good day.

I’ll post some pics when I find time to figure how to post them!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mini Marathon...

Brian and I have been talking about working out and trying to get in shape and that’s about all it’s We went to the store for an elliptical and came home with a poker table. We set our alarm to get up and run and we hit snooze. I need motivation. One would think the weight I’ve gained since my wedding would be motivation enough but I still find myself doing other things besides working out. I need a workout buddy. I need someone there motivating me to workout and to keep going while I am working out.

I’ve decided things need to change. Yesterday I committed myself to running the mini marathon in April! Myself along with about 10 people from my company are planning to train together and keep each other motivated. My goal is to run the first 5 miles and then do a walk/run the rest of the way and to finish in less than 3hrs. This is definitely going to be a challenge, considering I can barely run one mile without feeling like I’m going to fall over!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Poker table...finally!

I have so many things on my mind right now. I’d love to talk about one in particular but I don’t think I’m ready. So for now, some good news… We finally have some furniture in the “poker room”! B and I went to the store the other day to look for an elliptical and instead we came home with a poker table! I guess our next purchase will have to be chairs to go with it. I'm really excited about it because I know B’s been wanting one and because I’ve been wanting to put something in that room! Plus, now B can have a poker party and I can try some new appetizer recipes!

Poker anyone?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My busy weekend...

This past weekend was pretty busy. I worked both job Friday night. After work I ran to the grocery store and then made appetizers for Keira’s surprise party. Saturday, I worked from 9am-3pm. When I got home I packed up the car and headed to Brandon’s to help setup for Keira’s party.

Keira’s 30th Birthday was so much fun. She was so surprised and we all had a great time eating, drinking, and watching the OSU game. Leslie and Eric got back from Europe earlier in the week so they were able to attend which was such a great surprise for everyone. OH! I also felt Baby Naegele kick. I was so excited I started crying (what can I say…I’m an emotional person). This party reminded me why I am so happy to be back in Columbus. I love being so close to my friends (although I still miss my Indy friends).

As for Sunday, Brian and I woke up, took the pups for a walk/run and then started working on the house. We didn’t get far. Brian anchored my utility cabinet to the wall in the garage and I started putting some of the kitchen/entertaining items in it…that’s about as far as we got. We had a date at 3pm with Hannah. We picked her up and headed Build-a-Bear where she picked out a pink poodle. She picked out some clothes for “Isabella” (purple dress, silver heals) and then we headed to the food court for some lunch. After we dropped her off, I headed to OSU for a sorority meeting. It was the first time I had been the sorority house since I moved to Indy. I was very impressed with the ladies of Kappa Delta. They’ve been named sorority of the year for the past 4 out of 5 years. After meeting them, I understand why. Anyway, I was there for about 3 hours helping them slate their new council and then headed home. Busy weekend but fun weekend for the most part (I really need to rethink this part-time job thing….maybe after the holidays)!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Storage cabinet..exciting?

Brian and I made a list of things we need to do around the house before winter. One of the major things on our list…clean out the garage. We moved into our house last February and I think we’ve only parked in the garage a total of 5 times. Since we don’t have a basement or a storage room, we’ve basically been using it as our catch all room. This weekend is going to be the first weekend B and I have both been home in about 5 weeks so we’ve decided that this weekend will be dedicated to cleaning out the garage and knocking some other things off of our to do list (oh, the joys of homeownership!).

Anyway, my reason for saying this because I think it’s funny how our priorities change as we get older. The things that used to bore us now excite us. Here's an example. Today, I called my husband after lunch told him how excited I was about my new purchase. What was my new purchase you ask? Well, during lunch I went to Lowes and bought a new utility storage cabinet for our garage! How crazy is that? I wasn’t calling him to tell him about a new cute outfit, shoes, or purse. No, I was excited about a damn storage cabinet! When did this happen?

Thursday, October 25, 2007


When people ask me what I do, I say I work in the accounting department of a mechanical engineering firm. Then I go on to explain that I’m not an accountant and I have a marketing degree that I don’t use.

I have been working in the accounting field for 5 years. Throughout this time I have been struggling to figure out what it is I really want to do. I keep asking myself if I really like accounting. I’ve decided the answer is yes, I like accounting. I’ve realized that what I don’t enjoy is feeling like I don’t get the respect I deserve because I don’t have an accounting degree. Having that degree would definitely make me more marketable when looking for jobs in the accounting field and it would also allow me to sit for the CPA exam if I ever decided I wanted to. It would give me options.

However, do I really want a career in accounting or do I want a career in event planning? I love planning and I would love to be a wedding planner. It would allow me to be both creative and analytical. I could create beautiful weddings and track budgets at the same time. However, we are thinking about starting a family. Do I really want to work on the weekends and in the evenings? I’ve talked to people who work in the event planning business and all of them say you love it for about the first year and after 3 years you’re ready to get out. You have no weekends to yourself, especially around the holidays. I’m finding it hard to schedule the holidays with our family because of my part-time job at BBB...I can’t imagine how it would be if I was an event planner. If I could have an event planning/wedding planning career with the typical 8-5 hours…now that would be my dream job! I feel like I should have a career that I like and hobbies that I love. I don’t want my career to be my life. I want most of my time spent with family and friends. If I did event planning full time I would probably end up hating it.

So that brings me back to accounting. I’ve been researching schools here in Columbus and one offers a Certificate of Accounting Concentration. In other words, if I completed this program, it would be like I had my bachelor’s degree in marketing and in accounting (double major I should have done). This certification would definitely make me more marketable and give me more options. And I could always start my own wedding planning business on the side (like I’ve been talking about doing). I could decide to accept jobs that worked with my schedule. Best of both worlds?

So what do I do? I’ll let you know when I decide.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Leslie and Eric's European Trip

My friend Leslie and her fiancĂ©, Eric did something I'm sure we all wish we could have done or could do. They decided to take 6 months off from everyday life and travel Europe! Here’s the link to her blog if you’re interested in reading about some of their adventures.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

LA...Here we come!!

Brian and I have been talking about planning a trip to LA for some time. We haven’t done any research on where we want to go or what we want see when we get there... All we know is we want to rent a convertible, drive along the coast, and visit some friends and family when we get there. Well, it’s time to start planning! Without even thinking, we woke up yesterday morning, got online, randomly picked a week and booked our flight. We’re heading to LA, April 29th – May 3rd!! Can't wait!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Quote for Today

I love quotes. I love how one or two sentences can say so much. I thought I’d share a quote that was included in an email I received from a friend today.

"I believe that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become."

Growing up and I guess even now, I get frustrated with people who blame their parents or their family life for how they turned out or why they act a certain way. Every one goes through hard times but I think it’s up to each individual to decide what path they want to follow. I realize some people are stronger than others but I also believe that you are who you want to be and if you don’t like who you are then only you can take the steps to become the person you want to be.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Taking Risks...

Risk - exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance

I was recently told I don’t take risks. Actually the conversation was more like, “You don’t let me take any risks!” After thinking about it, it's true. I don’t take risks. I’m a planner. I like to be organized and know what’s going on. This is especially true when it comes to money. I log on to our checking and savings accounts everyday or every other day to make sure everything is accounted for. I have a breakdown of where every paycheck or bonus check is going for the next 6 months, how much credit card debt we should have at the end of the 6 months and how much we should have in savings. Yes, I have to adjust this monthly but at least I have a plan of what should happen.

So, what happens when one of us wants to take a risk that might affect us financially? The idea of not knowing exactly how much income is going to come in monthly scares me. Although I know that we’ll be fine, I hate the idea of not knowing - Not knowing if the risk will be worth it, not knowing how much of our savings we will have to use, just simply not knowing…. I have so many what if scenarios that play out in my mind.

So again, what happens when one of us wants to take a risk that might affect us financially? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and well, I guess it depends. If the risk involves taking money to Vegas with hopes of winning at the blackjack or poker table then you laugh and say NO (unless it’s $ you saved for that reason). If it’s something that has to do with your husbands career, his passion, and his dream of being his own boss then you support him. You prepare as much as you can for the unknown and let him go for it. The last thing I would ever want is for him to look back 5 or 10 yrs from now and regret not taking the risk and I wouldn’t want to be the reason he didn’t take the risk or follow his dream.

I know we will get through whatever life throws at us. I might do a lot of praying along the way and he might have to calm me down every now and then but we’ll get through it and I’m sure the risk will be worth it in the end.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Recap of my week...

It’s been a busy week! Sunday, I finally felt like I had some energy back after being sick the previous week so I ventured out to my little neighbors football game. It was so cute to see these 9 and 10 year old boys playing football and to see how excited and proud the parents were of their children. There were also 4 little cheerleaders cheering them on, yelling their chants and doing little dances during the timeouts. I can’t wait until Brian and I have children. He can coach our little boy’s golf team (or girl’s team) and I can go to all the football games and cheer our little boy on as our daughter cheers. Anyway, Sunday night I decided to treat myself to a night in with the pups while Brian was at work. I watched a chick flick and took a nice hot bath. Monday night Brian and I had our first outing with the little girl we are mentoring. We took her to Dave and Busters for dinner and game playing. We had a blast. Brian won so many tickets that she was able to get 3 prizes to take home with her! She was elated. Tuesday – Thursday my days were filled with work. I decided to pick up a part-time job for several reasons and I had to work the past three nights. As for tonight, Brian and I are heading over to a friends house for dinner. Although I am looking forward to it, part of me just wants to stay home and sit down in front of the TV with the pups and Brian.

Looks like this weekend is going to be busy too! I have to work tomorrow from 9am–3pm. After work, I’m heading home to watch the game (OSU/Northwestern) I plan to relax for the night and maybe take the pups for a long walk. Sunday we are heading to our neighbors football game, then we are taking Hannah to a Blue Jackets game.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Another season coming to an end....

Although there are about 21 days left of summer, my summer officially ends tomorrow. The Ohio State Buckeyes start their season tomorrow at noon against Youngstown state. While I’m sad to see summer come to an end, I’m eager for my favorite season to begin. I’ve always enjoyed this time of year. It’s cool enough for sweaters but warm enough to wear open toed shoes. The leaves will begin to change and we’ll have new colors to enjoy. I’m looking forward to going on hayrides, cheering for my favorite football teams, tailgating, and carving pumpkins. I’m also looking forward to hot chocolate, hot apple cider, caramel apples, and chili! Right now I’m picturing myself curling up on the couch, reading a good book in front of the fireplace. Another thought…having a nice romantic dinner with Brian at home in front of the fireplace! Oh how I love fall!

So here’s to another summer coming to an end and a new fall season beginning!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I’m an impatient person. I admit it. But being an impatient person and wanting what I want is driving me crazy and least that’s what I’ve been told…

I want something that I truly have no control over. I thought I did but it turns out… I don’t! I think that’s the part that’s driving me crazy. I’m a planner and I can’t plan for it. I can’t say okay, I want it now and have it now. I can’t go buy it and I can’t make the things that need to work, work in order for me to have it. Anyway, hopefully I have this thing that I want someday and when I do, I’ll let you know.

Friday, August 24, 2007

This weekend...

Brian and I have been working hard, trying to get our house ready this weekend. Pat, Maya and Zane are coming to visit and they’ve never been to the house before. Plus, Brian’s parents are coming and they haven’t been to the house since we moved in. In addition to that we decided to have a summer BBQ at our place while they are in town - We now have about 30 people coming to our place Saturday!

This was the first month Brian and I were home for more than a week at a time so it was the perfect time to do the things we’ve wanted to do around the house. Brian started painting the trim (including garage) outside and it looks fantastic. He did such a great job. The house looks 100x’s better than it did. I painted the trim (including doors) inside…it definitely brightens up the place. We also replaced the lighting in the kitchen and the fan in our bedroom. I shampooed the carpet in every room and finally organized the 2nd spare room. I have to say, I think we did a great job!

We have so much more we want to do in the house but I think our next big project will be to replace the flooring in the bathrooms. We have a close friend who just laid new flooring in his bathrooms and it looks great!

As for this weekend, the whole reason we planned the summer BBQ was so Pat, Maya, and Zane could meet everyone and so everyone could meet them but I kind of wish we had planned our BBQ for a different weekend so we could have more one on one time with them. I hope they enjoy their visit and the next time they come, we’ll have to plan to go to the Short North to see the art galleries.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Unanswered Prayers

I’m not sure of the name of the song or who sings it but it goes something like this…. “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers, Remember when you’re talking to the man upstairs, Just because he may not answer, doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. Some of God's greatest gifts are answered prayers”.

The song is about a man who thinks he wants to be with a particular person and he prays about it all the time but his prayers are never answered. One day he runs into this person, he thinks about their relationship and how he prayed so hard to be with this person. Then he looks at his wife and sees all the good things that have happened in his life and how he can’t imagine being with anyone else.

I hear this song from time to time and just smile. I think of my past relationships and how I prayed and prayed for those relationships not to end. At the time, I thought my prayers where not being answered but the truth is they were. God had someone better in mind for me, I just had to wait for him.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

You Can’t Dream What You Don’t Know

How can a child dream of becoming a professional golfer when they’ve never picked up a golf club, seen a tournament, or stepped onto a golf course? How can child dream of becoming a figure skater or hockey player when they’ve never stepped foot in an ice rink or watched a competition? How can a child dream of becoming an author if reading and writing isn’t an activity that is stressed in their home?

Last night Brian and I completed our Children Services Friendship Volunteer training and these are a few questions that popped into my mind when a coordinator said “How can a child dream what they don’t know”. I am so excited that Brian and I have decided to become volunteers for this organization. I am looking forward to not only being a friend for this child but a person who she can depend on, a person that can expose her to new thoughts, ideas and activities and a person who can show her or help her learn that she can be whatever she wants to be if she’s willing to work hard and over come the difficulties in her life. God won’t give you more than you can handle.

I know when Brian and I have a children I want to expose them to everything I possibly can. I want them to play sports, take music and dance lessons. I want to take them to arts festivals and plays. I want to travel with them and expose them to other cultures. I want to have them volunteer at an early age and learn that helping people is a great thing. I want them to have every opportunity possible. I want them to know they can be whatever they want to be.

I have to give credit to the parents that allow their children to have volunteers through Children Services. It has to be hard to allow another adult to come into their child’s life and give them or expose them to things they can’t. It just goes to show that no matter who you are or what difficulties have been thrown your way, you always want what’s best for your child.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I have the sweetest husband and friends in the world! They threw me a surprise birthday party last night. It was exactly what I needed! I was down and out about turning 29 and they all made me feel so much better (so did the bottle of wine I drank)! I thought we were just going over to Jared and Cindy’s for dinner but when we got there, everyone was there to surprise me. It was perfect!

Thank you honey. I love you!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Last year in my 20’s!

So today’s my 29th Birthday. 29 years…how did that happen? Everyone keeps asking me how my birthday is going. Well… it’s going and tomorrow it will be gone. All I can think about is the fact that I have 365 days until I turn 30! I’m usually really excited about my birthday. I love birthdays, just not this one. I’ve decided this is my year to be depressed so I can have fun next year when I actually turn 3-0!

Tonight Brian and I are having dinner over Jared and Cindy’s. I’m actually excited about it. Although I’m depressed about turning 29 I think I would regret not celebrating it. I’m just going to tell myself that we’re celebrating life not my age! Here's to turning 29!

Friday, July 20, 2007

It's Friday and I'd rather be at home.....

I’m sitting here at work, staring at my computer thinking of all the things I could accomplish if I wasn’t here today. I truly believe the work week should only be 4 days!

Here’s the beginning of my list:

1. Finish the laundry
2. Finish painting the trim
3. Sit outside and read a book while the dogs play
4. Watch General Hospital
5. Finish packing for our lake weekend

I know, some of these things don’t sound that exciting but I’d rather being doing them instead of being at work. I’d actually feel like I was accomplishing something today.

As for the weekend, I’m really looking forward to going to the lake with Laurel and Jason. They’ve never been to the Laurent Cottage so I’m excited for them to see what we’ve been talking about. It will be nice and relaxing with just the four of us there. I wish we were there right now!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Weekend at Home

Since April, Brian and I have only had two weekends at home with nothing to do: No weddings, no bachelorette parties, no bridal showers, no birthday parties, no scheduled parties with our friends. This weekend was free. Friday night, I decided to stay in and rent a movie I’d been wanting to see (Because I Said So) while Brian went out with some friends that were in town for a golf tournament. On Saturday, I woke up and started priming the doors to our bedrooms and closets while Brian went golfing (on 3 hrs sleep) with our neighbor. When Brian got home around 3pm, I was still working hard on the doors and the trim (paint everywhere) and Brian planned to start scrapping the trim outside after a short nap. However, we ended up on the couch watching a movie and eating dinner….another relaxing night. Sunday was the best day. Brian and I woke up, went to breakfast and then walked 18 holes, watching a friend of ours was play in a Nationwide event. It was so much fun! After the tournament, we headed home and had a nice dinner outside, drank some wine and Corona, and spent time in the backyard with our pups and on our swing set. We took turns swinging (we only have one swing) and just talked about things and relaxed. While we were outside, Brian said, "Think this is one of my top 10 days". I just smiled. It's one of my top days too!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


It will happen in time. Those are the word my doctor said to me yesterday. I keep repeating those words. Those who know me know that I like to have a schedule, hate being late and like things to go as planned. However, I also like to think of myself as being flexible (don’t laugh). I will do as much as I can to make things happen as planned but if they don’t, I deal with it.

With that being said, Brian and I have been TTC for 2 months now. Two month is really not that long. Most doctors say that if you haven’t conceived after a year there may be a problem. A year…now that’s a long time. Luckily, my doctor said that most couples conceive within the first 6 months if they are actually trying and do not have fertility problems. If we do not conceive by then she said to call her and we will talk about how we would like to proceed.

Since I can’t control when it happens (It will happen in time) I'll keep doing what I’ve been doing. I’ll just keep tracking my cycle, taking my vitamins and eating the right foods. This somehow helps me feel like I have so kind of control over things....

Friday, July 6, 2007

Congratulations - Laurel and Jason!!!

Congratulations to two of my best friends, Laurel and Jason! They’re expecting!! Laurel and Jason stopped by my place last night before volleyball and while we were out back she told me she’s 8 weeks pregnant! My response...I started jumping up and down (while hugging her) and crying. We've have been talking about this for such a long time and it's finally happened! I am so happy that Brian and I are back in Columbus and we get to share this wonder time with the two of them. I’m also excited to have close friends go through this first so they can keep us (well me) calm when it our turn!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

No plans...

It’s funny. Brian and I always seem to have something to do. We never have a night or a weekend to just hang out. If we do we usually find something to do, like paint a room in the house, mow the grass, do housework, have friends over…there’s always something. Well, Tuesday Brian and I both got off work early. My dad was in town so we had an early dinner with him before he headed out. After he left we just looked and each other. We had no plans for the evening: no golf, no volleyball, no scheduled gathering at a friend’s house, no hockey or football game. We took the pups for a walk and then decided to head over to a friends house to hang out. As we were leaving, we looked at each and decided all we really wanted to do was stay home and do something we haven’t done in a while…NOTHING. We headed out back and I read a book while Brian listed music. We just sat on the back patio, watch the fireworks a neighbor was setting off and just enjoyed the night. Later on we headed back into the house and the four of us, Brian, Griswald, Winston and myself, fell asleep on the couch until about midnight.

I have to say, there is nothing I love more than taking a walk with my husband and our pups on a nice evening.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

My Blog

I’ve been debating whether or not to start a blog for a while now. I just wasn’t sure what I would write about or say but I’ve decided that it doesn’t really matter. I’m going to write what I’m feeling or about things that are happening in my life or maybe some days I’ll just post a quote I like. My real reason behind starting a blog is my mom. I want her to have a place to go so she can see what’s happening with Brian and me (Griswald and Winston too!). She moved to Arizona about 5 months ago and although we talk about 3-4 times a week, I want her to have a place where she can come see pictures and maybe read about something I forgot to tell her.