Marriage: Loyalty & Support (Fundamentals Series)

“The crowning characteristic of love is always loyalty.” ~ Jeffrey Holland Loyalty and support are the final two fundamentals in our Marriage Fundamentals Series. I figured I would save the best for last, because these final two encompass several of the other fundamentals of marriage – trust, communication, and respect. When we think loyalty, we…

Weight Loss: Goal Setting, Realizations and Changes

My original goal weight is just 25 pounds away from where I want to be.  I probably will come up with another goal once I achieve my first goal, but let’s start there. I knew I was making some bad choices which was keeping me from where I wanted to be. I also knew that…

Infertility: What now?

So what now? After being infertile for over 10 years, we got pregnant but then lost our baby, which leaves us still infertile and even more brokenhearted.  The question is what do we do now?  Well, we know we have to wait for my body to fully heal from the miscarriage which according to our…

Infertility: Father’s Day After Miscarriage

I wanted to write about a topic that doesn’t get mentioned very often. That is, the feelings of the father after a miscarriage. Please note, I am going to write my thoughts and feelings as they come to me, also I’m going to add and remove things as I see fit. So, I apologize in…

Infertility: After the Miscarriage

The weekend following the miscarriage was rough.  Not so much physically, although I was still bleeding and had mild cramping but definitely emotionally.  Jon and I could not go more than a couple of hours without breaking down.  We spent the weekend sharing our sadness and doing our best to try and console each other….

Travel: Hotlanta!

I have to be honest, Atlanta is not my favorite place.  Of course I enjoyed our trip but Georgia left some things to be desired. The trip started out with a red eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta.  We had just found out we were pregnant and I was exhausted.  I was hoping to…

Infertility: Miscarriage

This is a very strong warning – there is no way to share this in a way that I feel will help others without being extremely graphic. This was a very traumatic experience but I want to share this for the people out there going through the same thing. I found some comfort in reading…

Cooking: Broccoli Casserole

I came across a recipe similar to this on Facebook and decided I would give it a try but with my own flare to it.  It came out delicious and it’s low carb, a win, win in our book! Ingredients: 1 Bag of Frozen Broccoli 1/2 Block of Cream Cheese 1/4 to 1/2 Cup of…

Infertility: Viability & Dating Ultrasound #2

It took a long time to get here, and I am not just talking about the 2 and a half week wait for this appointment.  I am talking about the over ten years we have waited to have a beautiful, healthy baby. I worked from home this day, so that I could prepare for whatever…

Infertility: Intake Appointment

For the next two weeks my emotions were all over the place.  Jon tried to reassure me that we couldn’t think the worst, that we had to try and stay positive.  Luckily I had a work trip to keep me occupied for a little while, and then a few days of fun in Vegas helped…