Marriage: Mutual Respect (Fundamentals Series)

In researching mutual respect, I came across this somewhat profound explanation, from of all places, urbandictionary.com: Consequently, our respecting someone comes down to a judgment we make, and like any judgment, it’s a choice. In order to make a prudent choice, we weigh the observed evidence and do our best to screen out our own prejudice in…

Life: Starting a Business!

I’ve had so little time to write recently which makes me a bit sad but I keep telling myself it is all for a very good reason and that once things get a bit more settled I will be able to dedicate more time to our blog.  So what is going on exactly?  Well we…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 9 & 10)

So sorry! We combined two weeks because we have been CRAZY busy starting our new business (don’t worry you will hear all about it soon)! Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – The small business orientation because we got a lot of information and began the process of starting our business. Thorn – I have been…

Weight Loss: Keto Favorites! Pt. II

We’ve been doing Keto now for about 6 months, needless to say we have compiled a few more favorites in that time.  I figured it was about time to update the list and share our current favorites with you! Items you can buy in-store or online: CarbRite Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix These are our newest…

Life: Invasion of the Mold Monster

Well, well, an eventful year it has been already.  We started off the year with our second IUI cycle which unfortunately didn’t result in baby.  Then Jon got sick, and I followed soon after.  The illness was weird and mimicked more allergy like symptoms, and then we noticed that we only felt bad when we…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 8)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Having a three day weekend together Thorn – No thorns this week! Angie: Rose – Learning that we are going to Georgia and bonding with a co-worker over our infertility struggles Thorn – The disagreement Jon and I had about his driving (LOL) Weekly Discussion Topic/Question:  What are three…

Infertility: The Cost (IUI Treatment Two)

The cost incurred during infertility treatments is massive.  The cost here is for one treatment, just one and this pales in comparison to the cost of IVF.  Keep in mind this is just 50% of the total cost as thankfully, my insurance covers the other 50%. Here is the breakdown for IUI Treatment Two… Baseline…

Infertility: The Results (IUI Treatment Two)

I have to say that the two week wait this time around went so much more smoothly than last time.  I can attribute it to the fact that we have been through this before and therefore we knew what it would be like and which feelings to expect. From the beginning of this cycle, we…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 7)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Going to San Diego and Seaworld Thorn – Mold issues and the repair work that had to be done Angie: Rose – Going to San Diego and Seaworld Thorn – Mold issues and the repair work that had to be done Weekly Discussion Topic/Question: Where are the top three…

Infertility: Insemination (IUI Treatment Two)

Insemination day started off with a bang, literally.  I woke up early that morning because I couldn’t sleep.  I think it was a mixture of the excitement and the upstairs neighbors making too much noise as usual.  I closed the bedroom door so Jon could sleep in and proceeded to do something cleaning around the…