Friday, January 28, 2011

God is so good!

Well here I am many hours later, and still just as excited as ever. Every time I think about it I get butterflies in my stomach and I can't hardly sit still. Over the past 2 and a half years I've thought so many times that getting pregnant was just impossible, and it was never going to happen to me, and I just didn't deserve it. But here I am, 2 and a half grueling long years later and the Lord has answered our prayers.

We only were on one round of Clomid as you all know, and it worked, guess that's all the jump start my body needed, praise the Lord. He is SO faithful, and I know there are so many lessons that I wouldn't have learned had I not gone through the experience I did. It's just so hard to believe that our baby journey is over, and now we are starting a new journey, our parenting journey, crazy to realize that!

I will never forget the trials and heartaches we went through to get here, it will always be fresh in my mind, it was a good portion of our married life and its not something that's easily forgotten. And because we went through so much and had to wait so long, this baby will be even that much more loved - I am already talking to my little one and telling him/her how much I love them and how very much they are wanted, and every time I do I want to cry tears of joy.

My heart SO goes out to my dear friends who are still in their baby journey and who are still having to go through heartaches, I will always be here for each and everyone of you and just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean I haven't walked in your shoes and can't completely sympathize with with each of you. You know I've been there, and have hope, I thought we were never going to get pregnant, I thought things were hopeless, but God knew better. And I know even as I'm trying to encourage you, I remember when those that came before me would get pregnant after years of trying, I would think "Yeah right, my time will never come, it's not fair!" But just know I love you and I will always be here for you.

I made my first DR appt today, and it actually is on Valentines Day which will be the 8 week mark for me, what a great present! :) And just a few days after my 26th birthday too - February is going to be a fantastic month! We then have another appt on March 14th, and by then I'll be about 12 weeks along and we'll be able to hear my little precious one's heart beat! I so can't wait for that day.

I want to thank everyone who constantly prayed for us through this journey and wept with us when we wept and who are now rejoicing with us. God is SO good and SO faithful, He has shown Himself strong and proven Himself so much to me, I am in awe of how much He loves us!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


And yes I will do a longer blog post soon but I just had to share the news on this blog....I absolutely cannot believe it, God is SO good!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Spring Business!!

Wow, it's been a while since I have blogged, I apologize, life has gotten busy (which I love and prefer of course) and I just haven't had time. So I have a few minutes here in which I will blog. :)

I have taken on a couple of new things this spring - I have never vocally directed any sort of show before, but I will be Vocal Director of two this spring! One will be for the Woodbury Community Theater for their Cheaper By the Dozen, The Musical, and for a church in St. Paul that needs a VD for their kids drama production this year. I am so excited to get involved with a theater again, it's been too long, it's where I feel free and wonderful.

I went to the WCT production meeting last night for Cheaper By the Dozen, and the people I met are fantastic - so laid back and so much fun, they will all be wonderful to work with, I can already tell.

Along with my theater things, I am also doing more makeup, I have a couple of weddings booked this year and I am very excited about that. I met a wonderful gal last night and I helped her go makeup shopping, I will be doing her wedding makeup later this year, and I will have to say I definitely made a new friend. :)

On top of all of this, I plan to continue my Monday and Tuesday evening music lessons, Wed evening Bible study, I will be starting a young married/mothers Bible study the first week of February, I am picking my vocal ensemble back up and we will be meeting Sunday night, a dancer friend of mine is going to give me dance lessons in exchange for piano lessons, I am going to continue working out 3-4 times a week, still hang out with all my wonderful friends, and oh yeah, keep trying to get pregnant. ;) I love it when my life gets so busy and I go from one thing to the next - every now and then I may need a small break, but I can't have one too long otherwise I start getting antsy again.

So that is my life right now! What do you have planned for this spring?

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years Goals

It's a new year, I can't believe it's 2011! This past year has probably been one of the fastest years we've had yet, probably because we did so much this summer with Jesse's deployment and such. It was probably really good to have so many distractions since we faced yet another year with no pregnancy. Now we have begun the new year, and hopefully wonderful things are to come! We will know by the beginning of February if this round of Clomid worked or not, I am trying to not get my hopes up too much, but I'm allowing myself a teeny bit. :)

I always make goals and resolutions every year, I don't always make or meet them, but I would say last year I did really good with most of them, so here is my list for 2011!

Get pregnant - yes this has been on my list now for several New Years, but it's still a huge goal of mine, and with us starting on Clomid last week perhaps we'll finally be able to see it become a reality.

Get to see my best friend several times

Make a bunch of new friends & several new couple friends for Jesse and I

Find a church we can really call home

Really get my makeup artist career underway - do makeup for at least 10-15 weddings, continue meeting with a salon owner like I've been doing and freelancing for her, doing makeup for photo shoots, etc.

Go see Wicked in Wisconsin in Feb for my birthday!!!

Have a great Broadway Music Revue show in the spring with several friends

Read a lot of books

Lose 10-15 more pounds

Be in our own house and out of this apartment by Christmas

Dress much more stylish this summer - Sarah Pravel helped me SO much with my winter wear, and when summer rolls around she will help me with outfits for then too

Taken dance lessons

Save a lot of money

Become more of a prayer warrior

What are your New Years resolutions and goals?