Sunday, October 23, 2016

Family Movie Night

This weekend Andrew and I hosted a Family Movie Night.

We did this once before not long after we had gotten married.  Everyone came over to our little apartment and we enjoyed a Weaver Family Favorite...

We decided it time for another Family Movie Night.

I had been dreaming about a beautiful decorated porch, chili and baked potatoes, and an outdoor movie.

Our movie night was nothing like I had planned, but it was still a lot of fun.

We ordered pizza for dinner.

Kandace made a sign for the occasion...

Movie Night.  Up Late.  Candy.  Friends.

We had a nice little concession stand to enjoy during the movie.

Kandace helped fill those big red bowls with popcorn.

Andrew and Chris decided on the movie.  No one knew what it was until we pushed play...

Well almost no one.  I may have opened it up when it came in the mail.  

In my defense...I thought it was something I ordered.

They chose another Weaver Family  Favorite...

I had never seen this movie before.

It was hilarious.

I'm pretty sure Andrew quit breathing at one point from laughing so hard.

The next morning we got up and got ready to head out on The Liberty Belle for her last cruise of the season.

After lunch a few of set off to hike Sugarloaf Mountain.

The views from the top were amazing.

On the way back Andrew, Cody, and Pryce decided to go for a little swim.

There's always some kind of challenge thrown down when these three are together.

That water was way to cold to be swimming.

Though they would never admit it, I'm pretty sure they agreed.

They weren't in the water very long at all.

I couldn't get a good picture but we saw two deer swimming across the lake.

I have never seen this before.

It was very neat.

The Liberty Belle may have acquired a new captain this weekend.

She thought she was big stuff driving the boat.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Home Sweet Home

Three years ago today Andrew and I closed on our house and moved in.

I remember when Andrew sent me a link to our house on realtor.

We had been looking at houses for awhile and I was beginning to think we would never find the perfect home for us.

Everything in our price range was built in the 70s and the decor still showcased that fact.

My initial reaction to our house was "Absolutely not!"

Andrew has more vision when it comes to stuff like this.  He convinced me to go see the house in person.  He was certain I would change my mind.

He was right.

The day we walked into our home for the first time, I knew it was going to be our home.

I walked in and it just felt like home.

I envisioned the house being filled with our family and friends.

After that first walk through Andrew knew he needed to be ready to buy this house for me. :)

The day we closed was an exciting day.

Move in day was the quite the adventure.  Our narrow staircase inspired some creativity as Andrew, Cody, and PB figured out how to carry things upstairs.

Our three years in this home have brought lots of memories.

We've hosted Weaver Thanksgiving each year we've been in this home.

We've hosted my family for Christmas.

We've hosted three Americana Porch Parties.

This past year we hosted our first Masters Watch Porch Party.

We've even hosted a wedding on our porch.

We've lived life in this house for the past three years and with that have come lots of highs and a few lows.

This house has been home.

Monday, October 17, 2016

An Infertility Update

It's been awhile since I've posted about our infertility journey.

Mainly because it hasn't felt like there is a lot to update you on.

Like I posted a couple of weeks ago, there has just been lots of waiting.

Back in June we attempted to do an IUI.

It did not go as planned.

Long story short we missed ovulation.

Andrew and I felt like we wasted a lot of time and money that month.

We took the month of July off.

Instead of IUI we took off for the Carolinas and enjoyed some much needed infertility-free time away together.  

In August we changed clinics and prepared to do an IUI with them.

School started and it did not start well.

I was stressed out to the point of missing a cycle.  

September arrived and I went in for some blood work.

We decided not to attempt an IUI in September because we wanted to make sure my cycles were back to normal.

Blood work looked great except my FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) was high.  From my understanding that means that I don't have very many eggs and the ones I do have aren't so good.

My doctor will explain it all to us in detail when we go to do our IUI.

October is a bust because my doctor is at a convention and cannot monitor me.

So it's that waiting...waiting until November.  

So that's our update.  

I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your prayers and encouragement.  It's what carries me through the hard days.  

Love to you all!!