Monday, December 8, 2008

Doctor's Visit

We went to our doctor's appointment on Friday with a new RE that I haven't seen before. He was very nice and easy to talk to, and his first suggestion was something that my doctor has never mentioned before...SURGERY! He wants to do laprascopic surgery to check for endometriosis and fibroids and possibly ovarian drilling. I have been researching it a little bit, and the ovarian drilling seems kind of risky because of the scar tissue that can develop. So..I am once again confused about what the next step should be. Should I go back to my old RE and do IVF or should I have the surgery and try a few more IUIs?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Janine added this pretty color to our blog, but now I dont see a way for people to leave us comments. I am going to have Janine (the computer guru) try to fix this. Please keep reading :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Back To Work!!

I havent blogged in a while, but I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. We had a great day and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, but now it is back to work. I have 3 more weeks, then i am off for 16 days straight!! My office is closing for 2 weeks over Christmas and I am so excited! I havent had that much time off since..hmm well NEVER!!!
We have our appt with the new RE on Friday! He is one that came highly recommended and he is 3 hours away, so I am hoping that he will give us some hope that I can do this on my own. We still love our doctor in Charlotte, but a second opinion never hurts. We are hoping to have a baby next Christmas!!!

I will update soon with pictures. Happy Monday!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Boring Bloggers

So I agreed to the blogging for the "back up to my mental hard drive", remember? So why am I concerned with our mundane profile? Why am I not studying right now? Who really cares about our longing to have a baby, or a nacho cheese accident, or my thoughts on abortion? I am sooo overtired... but work and class tonight has left me wanting "me time". Carey is cross-stitching, watching a CSI type show. Ordinarily I would have a gnawing feeling eating at me because she is wasting her life watching tv...arrgh! But the cross-stitching somehow justifies her unproductiveness (I'm thinking this could be an actual word)- and I am okay to pursue countless youtube videos and google searches :). Last night I was watching beat boxing on youtube- who knew these talented people existed? One link led to another...I watched Ellen episodes of talented child prodigies, asian 13 yr olds beatboxing, wheel of fortune funnies, and one especially funny video called "what is a ho?" We laughed pretty good at that one... and I ticked my mom off when I posted it on her newly developed myspace page. "How do i get it off of there?"!!! She says, disappointed I have tarnished her online image...hehehe... Speaking of online image- i am trying to clean mine up a little. I heard that people get paid to do this- totally understandable if you ask me- I was so much more open about my sexuality before I had a real job to maintain and a family to protect... and I think those old personal ads on are finally deleted. Did I mention that I graciously deleted Carey's profile on there too? :) That girl is all mine xoxoxo.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Hayden and I have a new hobby...Letterboxing! I read about it on another blog and thought we would give it a try. The way it works is very simple. People hid letterboxes all over the country and we use clues to find the letterboxes. When we find them, we stamp with a rubberstamp in the book in the letterbox and then use the stamp in the letterbox to stamp our book. Stamping is a way to keep track of all the letterboxes that we find and to remember the experience. We found our first letterbox on Saturday. It took us a few hours and we got lost several times, but we finally found it by a tree in a park in Rock Hill. It is a fun activity that gives me a chance to spend some one on one time with Hayden. He is such a smart boy and I love his excitement over doing this together. We forgot the camera this time, but I will post pictures of our next find :)
Happy Monday everyone!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nacho Cheese???

Earlier today I noticed I had a voicemail on my cellphone. I called my voicemail and this is what I heard:

Mackenzie : "Carey, can you call Grandpop and tell him I need him to bring me an extra set of clothes up to the school? I spilt juice all over my pants and then some kid slung nacho cheese all over my shirt. I don't want to walk around like this the rest of the day. Thank you."

Monday, November 10, 2008

Plans For Baby

I haven't mentioned our TTC journey on our blog yet, so I guess now is as good a time as ever. I have felt kind of down about being on hold with it for so long, but I think that we are about to get started again.

We love our boys very much and would really like to have at least one (maybe 2..we go back and forth on that) more together to complete our family. We talk about it alot to and the boys are excited. They would love to have a brother (their dad has a daughter so they have a little sister already).

We have already done 6 IUIs with a Reproductive Endocrinologist in Charlotte, but no pregnancy yet. I have PCOS, which has made this a little tougher. I did one cycle with Clomid and 5 cycles with injectible fertility drugs. We have an appointment in December with a different doctor in Raleigh to get a second opinion and see if we should move on to IVF or try a few more IUIs.

Keep us in your prayers for good news in December!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Having Fun With Our Computer :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

5 Wonderful Years!

Janine and I have been together 5 years now! It seems like just yesterday that I met this amazing woman with cute freckles and hot legs LOL! She is one of the most driven, loving, selfless people that I know. I love the family that we have created and am so thankful to have found my soulmate!

Happy 5th Anniversary!

My soulmate... Always and forever

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Our Furry Children

Since I shared pictures of the boy children, it is only fair to our four-legged children to post their pictures too. They are all 3 near and dear to us and we love to show them off :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Choosing Life

It's late and I am up entirely too late...So I get into these YouTube obsessive modes and take my wandering mind for a stroll...Google, Youtube, YouTube, Google...the quest for knowledge and enlightenment :) Carey said to me that since she's had a time getting pregnant she feels differently about a woman's right to choose now. I never really thought about it to tell the truth- not a lot anyways. I guess as you age you learn to appreciate life and see children for their innocent beauty, instead of a responsibility. So here it is** Carey,you'll be hearing this for the first time as well, because you are snug as a bug in an electric blanket upstairs, sleeping** I want to advocate life... Who knew I would come to such revelations on this blogger thing after being so vehemently opposed to sharing my life with total strangers? I haven't written in a long time and I guess it allows me to sort thru all of the stuff swirling around in the noggin. Feet.Are. Blocks. Of. Ice. Can't Take. It! Must have electric blanket and my best friend to help me warm up a little! 'Night.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Learning how to post pictures

I hope this works! These are our boys. This picture is a couple years old..but it is the only one that I have of them together where they look like they actually like each other :)

What have we become?

Last night something happened that made me think about how society molds us into the kind of people that we are. Do we trust too little? Are we too afraid? Is the world so bad that we dont feel safe in our own homes?

Janine and I were in the kitchen and the kids were upstairs in their rooms. The doorbell rang and Janine went to the door. We never answer the door if we dont know who it is, she she was yelling "Who is it?" loud enough for the neighbors to hear, but no one answered. We thought it was strange, but went back to what we were doing. A few minutes later the doorbell rang again and there was a knock on the door. Both of us went to the door this time and yelled again for the person to tell us who they were.. but we heard nothing. Hayden came running down the stairs and said he saw a boy running through the yard. We figured that some neighborhood kids were knocking and running. I remember doing this as a kid, but last night it kind of scared me. So Janine and I and the kids each stood at different windows to see if the kids would come back. Sure enough about 5 mins later we saw three boys come into our yard. It was dark, so we didnt recognize any of them. That scared me even more. The younger boy then started walking up to the door. As soon as he was about to knock on the door, Janine starts yelling "Shoot him! Get the gun and shoot him!". The boys took off running as fast as they could. Needless to say they didnt come back. We were in the house laughing hysterically because we had scared them so bad. It serves them right for trying to pull a prank on us! We talked about it on and off the rest of the night, because we knew we had put them in their place!

This morning when the kids and I were leaving for work and school, we found a big bag of candy on our front porch with a note that said we had been "Booed". The note said to enjoy the candy and to "boo" someone else (which means to leave candy on someone else's doorstep for Halloween). I immediately felt horrible! I am sure the kids last night were actually bringing us candy and wanted us to get it inside before we went to bed.

I still dont know who the kids were, but I am sorry that we scared them. I realize now that is was all in fun. I dont want us to be the "grumpy neighbors". I guess it doesnt hurt to trust people a little...but how much is too much?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Requests from the Missus..."Please write just one thing in the blog today?"... My new motto (I just made it up today)

"Its okay. It's not life threatening or world changing…. "

BTW, I hate the idea of blogging...showcasing your life...seemingly self-important...but if I look at it as a diary to hold those thoughts that we should remember, I guess I am ok with it... a sort of back up to my mental hard drive :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I am going to try this blogging thing

I am not a good writer, but I am a spectacular talker. I can talk to a brick wall (and enjoy it)! I am going to attempt blogging and write down some of the everyday conversations that I have with friends, coworkers, family, pets, and brick walls :) Hopefully Janine will get involved too. I want to have memories that I can share (good and bad) with our kids. I dont remember alot of things that I am sure I should. So this is my attempt (ours..if i can get her to play). Please be gentle with criticism..."If you can't say something nice..."