Monday, November 30, 2009

Deck the halls...

We survived Thanksgiving! It was so much fun. I was totally exhausted by the time DH's parents left at 7:30 Thursday night. I still had to put our furniture back together and wipe down the kitchen, so I couldn't just go to bed. The best thing about hosting Thanksgiving is all the leftovers! Our fridge is stocked.

We set up our tree on Saturday.



I took these with my phone, sorry they aren't very good. I bought all new ornaments last year the day after Christmas. I was so excited to put the tree up. Now we just need to get the lights up outside and we will be set. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I can't believe 2009 is coming to an end. This year went by way too fast!

Monday, November 23, 2009

What would you bring??

Since Mel is hosting her own virtual feast, I thought it would be fun to do these same. What is your favorite Thanksgiving item? If you were coming to my full house what would you bring to share? I am a dessert hog! So I would like share my Turtle Pumpkin Pie with all of you.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Welcome cold and flu season

How do you keep everyone at a company well and avoid spreading the flu?

Put these neat automatic hand sanitizer stands all over the building. Do you Pu.rell?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A full house

We will have a full house for Thanksgiving. DH's sister, R, confirmed they will be coming! That makes 17 total guests. I love being in the kitchen and I am really looking forward to 2 full days of kitchen work.

Even though I have all this insanity going on with getting ready, all my thoughts are turned to IF. I was hoping the holidays would distract me... Hoping and praying this is our LAST holiday without a baby.

Monday, November 16, 2009


So I know I have been missing in action for a bit now. I have just had so much on my mind. With my mom being sick, infertility, and the holidays I just have so much on my mind. Did I mention we are hosting Thanksgiving in our new house?!?! I am super excited about it. I have been making most of the food for the last 3 years, so the only difference is it will be at our house. My mom will be making the turkey and stuffing and my sisters all have their assignments. I can't believe it is next week! I am looking forward to being in my kitchen all day and enjoying family. We will have both sets of parents, my 4 sisters who all still live at home, and maybe DH's oldest sister's family. We will have 17 total if DH's sister comes. If now we will back down to 10. Then we will drive the hour back to our hometown to do a little (maybe a lot) of Black Friday shopping! I love Black Friday shopping. The mess of crowds, the early morning air, and oh the deals. Can't wait!

While I have been away I have still been reading your blogs. I was so sad to learn that two fellow IF sister had miscarriages in the last week. Please go over and give HUGS to MeAndBaby who just had her 3rd miscarriage after IUI #7 and Baby OCD who is having her first loss after 5 failed IFV's and her first DIUI. It is so incredibly unfair to try as hard as we do and have a pregnancy end in miscarriage. After all the time, effort and money it shouldn't happen. My heart goes out to both of these amazingly strong women.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Creme de la Creme

Since this is my first year blogging I don't know much about the Creme de la Creme list, but I hear it is all the rage! So submit your favorite post from your own blog. Click on the icon above or on my sidebar.

Monday, November 2, 2009

November already

I can't believe it is already November! I love the holiday season. The smells, the sounds, the food! We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year! I am pretty excited but nervous at the same time. Hopefully I will survive.

I was thinking about our plan last night and it dawned on me that is we would've started our first IVF in March as planned I would be 8 months pregnant right now. (Well if it would've worked.) My RE gave me an EDD of December 20th. There are times it feel like it will never happen. We have waited so long and we still have months to go. Sigh... I guess I am still being taught how to be patient.

Hope you all had a happy Halloween! Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away! I better get shopping.