Wednesday, December 7, 2011

shameless plug...

So, I don't normally do stuff like this but today I have a favor to ask of you, my lovely readers out there. TLC is running a contest for a free honeymoon and I entered a photo to try and win.

If you could go here and vote for me, that would be just PEACHY! :)  You can vote once a day, every day. 

If you can't find it look under the heart warming section or search Lindsey A. The photo is this one:

Back story? My Dad was in a horrific accident on Father's Day and they weren't sure he'd live much less walk again.  His girlfriend was killed. It was a hard time for all of us. This picture was taken right after his surgeon, who agreed to come!!!, swapped out his two crutches for a cane. He walked me down so proudly and kept telling me to smile...not so easy Dad. Later he ended up dancing with me in a Father Daughter dance through the pain.  So amazing.

Other side note/shameless plug, my husband and I couldn't afford a honey moon and have yet to go on one.

And because I love him, and really the wedding was about us, a pic of the hubby and I <3


  1. The wedding of Lindsey and Nick was an absolutely breathtaking one... and the image above is just a perfect example!!!! I guess this is what happens when you have a teacher, who spends her entire life trying to make children strong.... marries an EMT who spends his entire life saving lives and helping people at their most vulnerable point.... you get moments that just make you happy and excited and full of emotion! Then there is her Dad, Mr. Shelley, whom worked tirelessly, through a lot of pain... because he promised his little girl that he would walk her down the aisle on her wedding day!!!! All you need is Love!!! I hope these guys get a honeymoon that gives them time to relax and be together, with absolutely nothing to clean!!!! God Bless!

  2. are amazing. :) Thank you for your wonderful compliments and amazing words.

  3. wow, lindsey...i'm in tears. what a beautiful moment it must of been, your father walking you down the aisle and being able to dance with you on your day. it's such a wonderful feeling...seeing something tragic turn into something amazing <3
    i'm going to go vote for you!!
    thinking of you <3


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.