Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Just a little Tuesday evening chat with my girl on the back porch :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Rainy Sunday

Today I slept in...and I mean really slept in :) Apparently my body needed to catch up. It was raining outside and I was so comfy. Ahhh Once I got up and going, we went to get more stuff for my classroom (I had the school credit card for the weekend, oh yea!) and Drake and I went to my classroom to hang some stuff and stock a few more things.

After that it was time to come home so we could clean up and get dinner going. We had Ronnie, Jenn, and Vivian over. It was fun! We ate and played family feud on the wii, and then the boys went and did boy things and Jenn and I watched the Real Housewives of New Jersey. I had it on DVR and Jenn needed to get caught up before the reunion tomorrow :) I am so happy to have Jenn and Ronnie in my life. They are those friends that would drop anything for you, and when I have something going on exciting in my life, I will tell Jenn and she is genuinely just as excited as me. They are the friends you just pop in on for no reason, walk in without knocking, and you end up spending the whole day together :)

I am bummed that the weekend is over, but am ready for the week...and sooo ready for next weekend! xoxo

Ronnie was spinning Viv around on the barstool :)

Viv rockin the mullet :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

feeling like myself again

Things are finally feeling like they are back to normal again! yay :) Last night Drake had to work until close and then had to open this morning, so I went and hung out with Kristen and Heather again. We had a good time...they are so much fun!
Then this morning I skyped with Kathryn and Bayleigh :) We will be headed to see them next weekend ♥ Kathryn just found out a couple weeks ago she is pregnant with baby #2. It was hard to hear, and hard for her to tell me...but I am excited for her and Matt. I am still hoping that we can be pregnant together, which would be awesome!

Then...Drake got home from work, so we just went and picked up dinner and a movie for a relaxing night in. I am so excited to do nothing with my love ♥ Happy Saturday!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

short and sweet

-I am still alive and kicking :) Each day is getting a little easier with the new job. I admit, I was a crazy lady at the start of the week. But things are slowly starting to fall into place. My kids are all amazing!

-I had to cancel my appointment with my RE for out treatment plan. I guess I will reschedule next month? The up side to the craziness lately, is that fertility has not consumed me...and it has felt amazing.

-I am so ready for fall weather!

-I think we are about to go grab dinner and have a random Target trip...always a good thing.

-Happy Hump Day!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


What a busy weekend! Today I was back up in my classroom trying to get things ready. I have a long way to go, but I am at least ready to face my kids tomorrow :) Sorry that is all I have talked about in my last few posts...but that has been my life the past few days :) Drake and my mom helped me out today which was nice. ♥ After we left, I had another maternity shoot to do. It was for co-worker Mandy...another person I am really going to miss seeing everyday!

Now it's time to shower and cuddle up with Drake and Cosmo ♥ Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Work Hard, Play Harder

Happy...um...oh yea it's Saturday. I am mixing up my days right now since I am working on my weekends for the next couple weeks while trying to tie up loose ends at my old job and trying to get things ready for my new job. I had a very overwhelming and stressful day yesterday, but I met with a lady from the county today and she went into more detail of what they are looking for with the new program and I feel more comfortable with it. I am just ready to get to know my students and get into my groove. Anyways...so last night my co-worker from my old job wanted to take me out and celebrate my new job. I almost backed out because I am running on red bull right now, but I am glad I went! We had a great time...ate pizza, sang, laughed, danced :) I am going to miss seeing her at work everyday! :( Here are a few pictures from our night.
I thought this bathroom sign was pretty clever :)

entertaining ourselves in the car

At Seville...

I am glad I made time to have fun in the midst of all the stress right now. I hope you all are having a great weekend! xoxo

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beside Myself

I am so excited/nervous/thankful/proud all at once :) I officially was offered a job at Milton High School today!! Long story short (well as short as possible) When I graduated college I went straight into teaching. Loved it. Well, last year with all the budget cuts in our county, I was cut from my school along with 26 others. The low men on the totem pole. I was thankful to get the job that I have been working the last year, but my heart was still in the classroom. I missed my kids. So, today my prayers were answered with a job offer as an ESE teacher at a local high school. It's actually the rival school of the one I was at haha

BUT now I am about to be on the biggest adrenaline high of my life. School starts Monday! I have a room...with nothing in it! No books, nothing on the walls, NOTHING! And I am actually the first person teaching this unit in the county, so I have nothing to go off of, I will be setting the blueprint for the whole program. wow. I am beyond thankful for this opportunity, and know God wouldn't give me anything I couldn't handle. I have a lot of work ahead of me this weekend though.

Oh...and ESE in case you don't know is exceptional student education. They are actually 18-22 and have graduated high school, but still need some help trying to learn independent living skills before they are able to move onto another program in the community. So, they want me to take them out and about in the community a good bit to put lessons to use. Which means...I will get my CDL license and drive me and my kids around in a cheese wagon!!! hahaha That is going to be a funny sight. Anyways, I feel like this post was all over the place, but that's about how I feel right now :) Here is my new team I will be cheering for...

I am so excited to start a new chapter in my life and thrilled to see what all God has in store for me. ♥

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hump Day!

Yay! Happy Hump Day...this week is actually going by fast for me, so I am super excited about that :) I had a pretty busy day today and then after work I went downtown to do a maternity shoot. They were such a sweet couple! Now I am home...still have not had dinner, that is next on my agenda, then off to get my beauty rest ♥ Hope you all are having a great week!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Funday

Today was Mrs. Kathy's last day in town...we went to the mall for a bit and then came home and ate spaghetti for dinner. My parents stopped by to eat with us and then my brother came over for a minute after work. We had a good time, and overall had a great visit with Drake's mom. I hope we were not too boring for her :) Cosmo is sad to see grandma go...

The Wade Family ♥

Drake's random shirt he bought today :)

Drake and his momma

me and my brother...wow I am cheezin in this one :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


The weekend is still going great...yesterday we headed out and stopped by Drake's work so that he could show his mom where he spends his days now. She loved it! She already found like three things that she is going back to buy on Monday before she leaves :) In case I have not said it, he is now working at a Landscaping company that also sales stone, fountains, anything you can think of for making the outside of your house look better. He is on the management side of things, so I am very happy he has gotten this opportunity! Of course, since working there he also has a million ideas of things that he wants to do to our yard now. :)

After leaving there we headed to the mall area and walked around and did a little shopping, grabbed lunch at Moes, and then headed home. We enjoyed a nice evening of sitting on the porch and talking and then my parents came by and we ate dinner and played a board game. It was a great day! I hope you all are having a great weekend too! xoxo

Friday, August 13, 2010


Ahhh a little Friday night at The Grand Marlin...sitting outside by the ocean...listening to a band play ♥ Doesn't get much better than that!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Happy Thursday! Today we are finishing up our cleaning in the house...we are done with the guest room and guest bathroom! :) Drake's mom will be here tomorrow and I am excited to see her! We got groceries last night...so everything should be ready to go. Here are a couple shots of the guest room:

And this is the bathroom:

I am happy with how everything turned out. I am so excited for the weekend!!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The evolution of the spot beside the toilet

This is totally random, but I officially started my cycle today. Booo And I was thinking about how there is never a question about where I am on my cycle or what my mood could be if you were to go into my bathroom and look at the spot beside the toilet. Sadly, putting the box of whatever I am using actually back into the cabinet seems to be too much of a task for me. :) Sooo, right now you would see #1: a lovely box of tampons. This would also tell you my mood is potentially dangerous. haha

After AF is gone, we move onto #2: ovulation testers. The mood is usually anxious and then hopefully followed by one very happy girl :)

And finally, after you are done with that...it is time for the most important one of all. #3: time to take your pregnancy test for the month. Mood around this time in the cycle can usually be anxious/nervous/excited/hopeful/angry.

After this...you go back to step #1 and repeat over and over and over...until one day we will all get to throw these things away for good! ♥

Monday, August 9, 2010

Endometrial Biopsy

Hey my blog friends...I wish you were all here right now so that I could get a big group hug :( So my day started at the RE...first I went to do a pregnancy test. One girl came in to let me know it was negative and started to get everything set up for my biopsy. Um wait...I am in a fertility clinic and you just told me I am not pregnant for another month, why isn't your announcement of this followed by a look of sympathy, maybe handing me a big box of chocolate, or a box of kleenex? I guess they just get used to girls starting their next cycles, and focusing on what needs to happen next to eventually get them pregnant. She left and said the doctor would be in shortly, and I held in my tears for the time being.

Next, my all time favorite nurse came in and the doctor :) Long story short...the nurse's husband used to work with Drake and they were buddies and we figured this out when I first started going to this RE. So the nurse has become my friend, and she gave me her personal cell and she will squeeze me in if she needs to. I love her! Anyways...so then the doctor went through what she was going to be doing. I had a couple questions since I did not find anyone who had this done yet. They basically go in and suction out part of your lining so that they can check it and make sure it is how it needs to be for proper implantation. It hurt! Yes, only for like 10 seconds, but my face squished together and I had to remember to breath. The mixture of the pain and knowing I am again not pregnant hit me like a brick wall right then. I started crying. I couldn't help it. I get so embarrassed. The doctor talked to me and assured me I was normal and it is the patients that show no emotion that they worry about. After she left my all-star nurse stayed in and gave me a big hug and talked to me. Whew...it's an emotional day. Now I just feel crampy and am spotting, but I am glad it's over.

I am now scheduled to go in on the 23rd to sit and figure out our treatment plan now that they have done their necessary tests. I wonder what they will recommend? Well, I am off...I somehow have to focus on work the rest of the day.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

aaannnddd I'm spent!

whew...today was a tiring day! I was up at 4:30 and drove to do that wedding in Ft. Walton. This was the first wedding I was shooting by myself. I was so nervous! It was very draining, but everything went smooth and I am so happy. I am still just so thankful to have stumbled upon this side job these last few months so that we have a little extra money to put towards fertility stuff.

Since I have been home, I busted out some candles, bubble bath, and my sound machine and sat in the tub and listened to my fake rain in the background ahhhh :)
Anyways, I am not sure what we are doing tomorrow, but Monday I am back to the doctor. They are first checking if I am pregnant or not!? If I am not, then they will proceed in getting an Endometrial Sample. :( Have any of you had this done and can give me a heads up on what to expect? I know it is where they go in and suction out part of my lining to check it. I am getting myself nervous about it. But maybe I won't have to have it done because I will be prego?! I am praying this is our month ♥