Wednesday, November 26, 2008


With the very unwelcomed IF invading my life, I tend to focus a lot on the hardships and unfairness of my life. Well, if you know me at all, you know that my life is by no means unfair. I am incredibly blessed and so thankful for all the wonderful gifts in my life. At this time of year we all remember the things we are thankful for, so I thought I would share some.

I'm thankful for:

-my savior Jesus Christ
-my loving husband
-my health
-my family
-my sweet dogs
-my house w/ a warm, comfy, HUGE bed to sleep in
-new friends
-old friends
-diet coke
-books to read (and gossip magazines!)
-time to relax
-chocolate :)
-warm pajamas
-all of my shoes and purses
-the list could go on and on.........
I hope everyone can take some time to think about what they are thankful for. Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Well, I survived

This weekend was a crazy one, but I survived!

I planned a surprise birthday party for my mom's 50th with dad. It went off without a hitch. She was so shocked. Honestly, I never thought we'd pull it off, but dad was able to keep his big mouth shut! Yay! We had a great turn out, delicious food, and just a good time visiting and watching her open her (very funny) birthday gifts!

Friday didn't have my stomach in knots. Saturday did. It was my SIL's baby shower. (Disclaimer: I am very excited for her and my BIL. I was NOT excited about going to a baby shower and ooing and ahing over cute baby girl stuff, all the while holding back my own tears.)

The shower was nice. Very sweet, cute baby stuff, you know the drill. I actually did enjoy myself, but probably mainly because it went by very quickly and my mom and Jordan's aunt kept me distracted! All-in-all, it was enjoyable, and I really can't wait to meet my niece. What did suck was we hung out at the in-laws all day with all of the family that had come in town for the shower. My MIL laid out all the gifts on display for everyone to see. Blah. And she played and picked and sorted through everything the entire evening. Blah. Blah. OH, and when DH's grandmother left, she hugged me and said, "Will this be you next? Doesn't it just make you want to have a baby?" Sigh...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One Step at a Time

Now, I'm pretty sure that Jordin Sparks is not singing about IF in her song "One Step at a Time," but I think the lyrics are very fitting:

Hurry up, and wait
So close, but so far away
Everything, that you always dreamed of
Close enough for you to taste,
but you just can't touch

You wanna show the world
But no one knows your name yet
Who and when and where and how your gonna make it
You know you can, if you get the chance
In your face, the door keeps slammin'
Now your feelin' more and more frustrated
And your gettin' all kind of impatient

We live and we learn
To take one step at a time
There's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly,
or falling in love
It's gonna happen,
when it's, supposed to happen
And we find the reason's why
One step at a time

You believe, and you doubt
Your confused, you got it all figured out
Everything, that you've always wished for
Could be yours, should be yours, or would be yours
If they only knew


When you can't wait any longer
But there's no end in sight
It's your faith that makes you stronger
Only way we get there
Is one step at a time

(Chorus x2)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Operation Distract Rebekah is underway

I wasn't very excited when the doc told me I had to wait until January to do my next FET. In most people's eyes, January is right around the corner. To an infertile, it is unthinkable how far away it is. Seriously.

Sooo...I decided I had to do something to distract myself. Obviously, the holidays are coming up, but that can only be distracting for so long. I need something to do get me to the holidays. I spent this weekend painting our spare bedroom a beautiful powder blue. I love it! Now, for the fun part-because Jordan is still jobless (boo!), I'm on a tight budget to decorate the rest of the room. It may take a little while, but I will be doing some serious bargain hunting and trying to get creative for this one. I love a good shopping challenge!

On top of my own "Design on a Dime" challenge, we have a lot of stuff coming up--SIL's baby shower, weddings, events at church, & birthdays--so I think I'll be okay over the next couple of months. I'm trying to stay positive. There's nothing I can do about it at this point, so why sit and mope? And, who knows, Jordan and I do have a 1-2% chance of getting knocked up on our own... :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Election Day

So, if you haven't already, get out there and vote!!