Category: Daily Life

Allergy Testing Results & Pictures. 4

Allergy Testing Results & Pictures.

The allergy testing for Ada yesterday afternoon wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. When Rosie had it done at age four she cried and sobbed through the pricks. Ada on the other hand…laughed.  Why am I not surprised?  Typical Ada. (Ada also loves the finger prick for iron testing because she gets to see her “real blood!” and she gets a bandaid.) We also go to weigh and measure her, which hasn’t been done in awhile.  She...

Possums, Co-op, and Photos. 0

Possums, Co-op, and Photos.

I need some kind of possum repellant spray. These ugly beasts (or Tools of Satan as we jokingly call them) are terrorizing my backyard!  They have ripped the heads off of a few hens over the past few years, and they love to steal eggs.  This past summer they ate an entire nest of duck eggs that were close to hatching.  Poor Mama Duck was panting and paralyzed with fear in the corner next to her nest under the chicken coop....

Winter Dance Recital. 0

Winter Dance Recital.

Rosie had her winter dance recital on Friday night.  Tyler couldn’t go because he had to work.  I hate that he never is able to take days off, he has to miss all of these things. Rosie did a really good job dancing this year.  Her dance class is just for fun, it’s not strict competition dance or anything.  They only practice one evening a week.  Ada absolutely cannot wait until she’s old enough to take dance class!  I think she...

Miracle and The Crazy Christmas House. 1

Miracle and The Crazy Christmas House.

I am beginning to realize several things. 1) God does actually hear my prayers. 2) God prefers to answer my prayers at the last minute.  Why? I don’t know, but hosting for some reason is full of crazy non-coincidences. I’ve been desperately praying for something to happen to make it so that I can pick up Igor in Louisville, 1.5 hours from my house, instead of the huge grueling road trip to Atlanta at 8 weeks pregnant. I had given up...

Changes! 0

Changes!

Ticker says 5 weeks today.  Fertility Friend says 4 weeks, 6 days. I’m still pregnant.  It’s going by SO SLOW. I hate these first few months.  I think the hard part is feeling physically awful while feeling like the idea of a baby is so disconnected from reality.  There’s no evidence of what will (hopefully) be a squishy, adorable baby. I’m feeling weird–sometimes sick but only in that super empty stomach way, not in the motion sick want to die way....

Snafu & Christmas Pictures. 1

Snafu & Christmas Pictures.

I’m really stressing about how I will get Host Boy from the Atlanta airport.  I keep praying there will be some painless solution.  I know at 8 weeks pregnant  (Click here if you missed it!) I am not going to feel like driving 16 hours round trip alone.  Tyler doesn’t understand, because he’s never been pregnant.  He keeps rolling his eyes and saying I will be fine.  I know it’s not just me…most pregnant women at 8 weeks wouldn’t feel like...

Is this really happening!? 4

Is this really happening!?

I missed my period yesterday, so on a whim I dipped an OPK.  I read once they can be used as HPT’s but that they’re unreliable.  Awhile ago I ran out of cheapie HPT’s so I would sometimes use an OPK at the end of my cycle just for the heck of it. Every other month they are negative, but last night my OKP looked like this: I was like, “Uh WHAT?”  I totally expected it to be a negative OPK...

Thanksgiving & Fall Leaves. 0

Thanksgiving & Fall Leaves.

Apparently I thought Host Boy had gotten his visa but that was wrong information because I found out their visa appointment is actually this coming Thursday. I will continue holding my breath until then!  There should be no issues, but you know. The disorganization of Ukraine and timeline for the program is hard.  I desperately need to buy plane tickets to pick up Host Boy at Dulles but I’m not doing it until after he gets his visa at the embassy...

The Dream House. 6

The Dream House.

The Dream House…! Saturday, November 03, 2012 I don’t think I’ve written about this–we’ve been casually getting our house ready to put on the market and looking around for the house we want to buy. I wanted a house with several acres at least, and enough space so that our family could grow. We had to rule out building a house because we found out we needed something like 30% downpayment to buy land.  With Tyler’s work situation and being young...

The Funeral. 2

The Funeral.

My grandpa’s funeral was today. It was a small service, only close friends and family.  There wasn’t even an obituary. I played the violin and there was a short sermon type talk given by the minister of the church my grandparents attended. He had a military send off at the graveyard.  Closed casket with an American flag draped over the top.  Soldiers from Fort Knox played taps, saluted, and folded his flag for my grandma.  It was very poignant.  I could...