Monday, November 28, 2011

Tres Anos! (Three Years!) in Pictures.

A tribute to my husband and I in celebration of 3 years together. I couldn't imagine this life with anyone else.  We've been through so much. I couldn't even put it all to words. Good and bad, happy and sad, I love you forever Nicholas Albright! SO very much.

Our first picture together, November 28, 2008

Our Family <3 November 28, 2008
1st Valentines Day Feb 2009
New Years 2010


Our Engagement. Valentine's Day 2010

<3 May 7, 2011 <3

Now :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)

I truly have so so much to be thankful for. My loving husband, a warm home, bills that are paid, money in the bank.

A supportive and loving family!

Great friends, near and far.

Everyone is healthy, for the most part.

My car. My dog. My God.

The freedom to say and do as I please, within reason.

My job! Great coworkers.

Our service men and women past and present!!!!

My guardian angels. I miss you my precious babies. So much more this time of year. I love you to the moon and back. <3

Those that can no longer be with us, but leave a lasting memory. Thanks for everything, know you're missed.

Laughter. Trust. Love. Hope.

Always hope.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Making over our basement into a good hang out space

Guest post written by Nicole Waterson

I guess that one thing I kind of worry about is my teenagers not having a safe place to hang out with their friends when they want to. Because of that, I like to let them invite their friends over often because I feel much safer with them under my watch. Our house doesn't have a good area for them to do that in though, so I decided to make one out of our unfinished basement.

I looked online to see if I could find a good tip or two about how to make a good hang out space for teenagers. That's when I ran across some info on HOME PRO IMPROVEMENT and after I looked through it some, I decided to use them to replace our roofing. My husband's been shopping around for someone to do that forever anyway. 

But I also found some good resources on how to make over our basement. I decided to paint the walls a light gray to make it look more modern than the current beige color. Plus I bought some slipcovers with geometric designs on them to put over our old couches. I think they were pretty impressed by what I did with the space!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Soulful Sunday

On Soulful Sunday, I post collections of my favorite worship songs, thoughts about religion, God, and life. Excuse me whilst I bring a little church up in here.

I had completely forgotten about the dragonfly in this video until I watched it again.  Thank you for that Lord, I can only hope it is a sign for good things to come. Especially after having some tough days lately.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Thursday, November 10, 2011


Can we talk about germs for a second???

As a preschool teacher, I come in contact with germs a lot more than I would like. I couldn't tell you how many times I've wiped a runny nose, been coughed or sneezed on, or how much I wash my hands when I'm at work.

Sometimes, though, you're somewhere where soap and water aren't always available. That's where Prefense comes in! I can definitely remember several times that I was on the playground or leaving a child's home and wanted to wash my hands.Prefense prides itself in being "a unique, alcohol-free hand sanitizer that provides you and your family proactive security from germs that can make you sick." It is 100 % poison free, alcohol free and safe for kids. Like Prefense on Facebook here!

Prefense is available in many different sizes and types. I was sent a 1.5 fl oz pump style bottle for review which is said to contain 120 sprays.  The spray is silica based, and is supposed to smooth, soften and protect.  It has a light citrus scent, but not enough to be noticeable.

Upon applying the prefense to my hands, I like that it sprays out cleanly.   When I first rub it in, my hands always feel a tad waxy, but that seems to go away quickly once my hands are dry, leaving a smooth finish. My guess is that the silica is what protects your hands from the multiple washings, and knowing how chapped my hands can get, especially in the winter, I really like this feature!

I would definitely recommend Prefense to anyone but especially Moms, teachers and those in the medical field. Such a quick, inexpensive, healthy way to clean your hands when soap isn't readily available!

In fact, Prefense is now offering sanitizing wipes in their online store. I think this would be a great way to clean not only your hands but possibly toys/books that get sticky while you are out on the go! Follow Prefense on Twitter!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Just a reminder! :)

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Our Journey towards Making a Family

Long Version : Our Journey Blog Post
Go here to learn about how we got our start..and where we are now!

Short Version:
11-28-2008- Started Dating

2-14-2010- Got Engaged :)

4-3-2010- First Positive Test- Baby 1 due 12/10/10

5-1-2010- Miscarriage at 8wks2days

12-10-2010- Estimated Due Date for Baby 1

5-5-2011- Second Positive Test- Baby 2 due 1-12-12
5-7-2011- We are Married!! :)
5-14-2011- Miscarriage at 5wks2days

6-16-2011- Repeated Pregnancy Loss blood work
6-23-2011- HSG looks good!
6-23-2011- dx positive ANA- Anti Nuclear Antibodies

07-05-2011- Rheumatologist Appointment
7-11-2011- dx Low Vitamin D levels. Start Prescription Vitamin D and baby aspirin

09/2011- Officially No Longer Preventing

10/5/11-First cycle Actively Trying. AF shows up

11/21/11-Celiac Bloodwork Negative, Vit D still lower than normal, start another prescription. Continue prenatals with Vit. D as well

01-12-12-Estimated Due Date for Baby 2
01/12-Vit D in normal range, start over the counter Daily Calcium with Vit D supplement per Rhuematologist.

2/15/12-Appt with new Ob who is more proactive with Progesterone Testing-suspects progesterone issues.

2/15/12- 5/9/12-Stop trying and start new charting method (Creighton) to watch for hormone imbalance.