Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wow! What a year....

I know, it's only January....

This month has gone by so fast and has been filled with so much stuff that it feels like it's taken forever, and yet it was gone in the blink of an eye...

What have we been up to this month:

January 4th we had the gang over for Banana Splits and to enjoy the company of our friend Bryce who was out from Illinois for the holidays and we couldn't let a visit pass without a gathering. It was great to see everyone, and Banana Splits are always good. (It's got a banana in it doesn't that make it healthy??)

January 6-9th we had kids early every night. Lucy at 5:15 (John got to meet Ariane, Scott's girlfriend) on Wednesday. Thursday we had my adorable niece Matilda from 5:45 until her parents returned.... and Friday our good friends Logan and Jenny gave us Megan & Will to play with for the evening so they could paint the new house. It was so much fun having the kids, but by the end of the week I was tired. But, that doesn't mean I didn't love it! I'm just glad everyone loves and trusts us enough to give us their children.

January 11-12th These were 2 days I could have done without! I had to renew my Driver's License this year, and let me tell you what a fiasco THAT was. Ugh! I tried on the 11th to get it done, but the line at the DMV was so long and then I got to the front counter and found out that I needed my ORIGINAL birth Certificate, and not the certified copy that I had... so that upset me and sent me into tears for a large remainder of the evening. Then also on the night of the 11th we were going to dinner at my in-laws and smacked the garbage can with the passenger side mirror knocking it off of the car!! That just made for a super fun birthday dinner for me.
Then on the 12th I got up for work and decided that I'd rather go to the DMV when it opened at 7 am then to try and fight my way after work so we called in late to work and showed up at the DVM before it opened.... That's the way to go. I was done in 20 minutes. SO... a word of warning. If you have to renew your driver's license in the next five year you will need the following items. Your ORIGINAL birth certificate. Your Social Security Card. Your Drivers License. And 2 forms of address verification (ie bills that show you live where you live.) And go in the Morning. Otherwise it's a hellish nightmare that may never end.
January 13th was my 31st Birthday. And my Grandma McDermott's 88th. It passed by uneventfully, yet in a rage. I didn't have a party this year. I didn't feel like it. I did have a lot of people wish me a happy birthday, and I really appreciated all of them. The ladies at work gave me a card, and left a message for me on the white board. My darling husband sent be some beautiful roses and gave me a Sleeping Beauty version of Pretty Pretty Princess, as well as an awesome Maleficent statue that now lives in my living room. I also got to spend the evening watching my adorable Lucy - who, I might add, actually used my name and let me snuggle her. It was a good birthday. Then a few days afterwards we went out to lunch with a couple of our good friends and had a great time.

January 20th - Well, I haven't really discussed this too publicly for several reasons, but for now, to answer some questions, stop some nagging, give some understanding, and to just get it off my chest for a while I shall say this only once.... January 20th I went to my OB to see about why it has taken John and I nearly 4 years and I am still not pregnant. I had a Sonohystogram done (basically an ultrasound). We found out that both of my fallopian tubes are blocked because no air bubbles went through. She suggest that I go to the hospital and have them do a Hysterosalpingogram. This is where they fill the uterus and tubes with dye and take x-rays to see what's going on. This is NOT covered by my insurance and so I probably wont have it done because we cant afford it or if I do get it done it wont be for many many months... perhaps years. So no, there wont be any little John and Liz's running about anytime soon, so you can all just stop asking. It's hard news for a girl who has only ever wanted to be a mommy... and I'm tired of hearing that "It'll happen for you soon." So stop saying it because it hurts. You don't know how I feel, and unless you have had your own trouble conceiving you probably never will.

January 22nd there was a birthday party for my eldest brother Norm. He turned 40 on January 23rd. For some strange reason his turning 40 made me feel old. I know we all get older, but if Norm is 40 then that means I'm only 9 years from being 40 myself.

January 25th was our 8th Wedding Anniversary. We didn't buy each other presents (because we're taking a trip to Disneyland next month) but we did go out. We had dinner at the Olive Garden and then saw Disney's The Princess and the Frog. The movie was really cute, I loved the music and it did make me cry at one spot. I really liked it. :)

January 28th was my brother Ray's birthday. Since he lives in Tennessee there was no party for him, but I did remember and send him a text, and that's a lot for me, I'm usually a birthday forgetter.
These are my January Birthday Brothers

January 29th we went to a So I Married An Axe Murderer night at cousin Jennifer's house. Me & John, Devin & Rachel, Kira, Jennifer, Emily and Zach, and Melisa, Chris, Sage and Kade even showed up for a while. A good time was had by all with our homemade pizza, coke and a movie that we all love... Thanks for the cousin time, we needed it.

Now it's the end of the month again and it's time to move into February, the Month that has John's Birthday, Lucy's Birthday, Valentine's Day, and our trip to Disneyland with John's Parents, Scott and Lucy, and Scott's Parents... it'll just be a bushel of fun.

1 comment:

Alesha said...


I'm glad you had a good birthday. Just reading your you had a busy month! I know what it is to want to concieve so badly and not have your body do what it is "supposed" to do. If you ever want to talk about it, I'm here. I know I don't know exactly how you feel, but I'm still here if you need me.