Tuesday, January 19, 2010


There have been so many things that have changed within the past two months:
We did the IVF retrieval on Thanksgiving morning!! The retrieved 13 eggs. I don't remember much because I slept through it. Mike watched the procedure, so if you want specifics, give him a call. They called us on Saturday, and told us 2 of the eggs had fertilized. So, Sunday morning we went in for the transfer. I did not sleep through that procedure, but I did fall asleep on the table afterwards. We waited for a few hours before they would let us come home. Once home I spent the next 3 days in bed. It was so hard to stay down, and not do anything. I watched a lot of tv. Thanks to everyone who came to visit, and for the fun things that people sent to me, to play with. I love all the arts and crafts that I got to do during that 3 days time.
Mike went to NYC to give a workshop about travel photography. He had fun back there. The drive back and forth took the most time, and were the hardest, but he survived. He did get pulled over for being a drug runner!! Good thing he is such a good boy, and there is no way anyone would ever believe he would run drugs.
December 13th was Jamie & Dereks 1 year anniversary. They are such a wonderful couple, and I am so glad they have each other. They have taken the past year to really help each other grow and improve as individuals and as a couple. I love you both. I am so happy for you!
That is also the day we found out that IVF did not work. It was devistating, and maybe that is why it has taken me so long to finally post. I am ok(ish) now. It is still really hard. We are still talking about what to do next. We are not going to rush into any decisions.
Lacey came home for Christmas, and with us living here, Mike and I got to spend time with her. They had so much fun playing XBox 360 together. I am glad they did, because I am not a big video gamer.
I got a camera for Christmas, which is why there will actually be pictures from this point on in my blog. I am so excited. Thanks babe so much!!!

Playing White Elephant games and Dice Games for prizes with my family

Christmas was fun. We were able to tak to Quinn (see his blog for the call updates), after lots of trouble of course. I don't know why it is always so hard to talk to the missionaries that are out of the country. Luckily Trinidad is included on the North American calling plan, so it is not an international call, it is the same as a long distance pone call. We did not get to talk to Matt because he was in the MTC. It is too hard for the MTC to have them call home. We did get a letter on Christmas Eve, which was awesome.

Talking to Quinn on the speaker phone
New Years we spent with my family. We had steak, crab and shrimp at Grandma's House. We played Apples to Apples up until midnight. We almost missed it.

Yummy Food

Me and Jessie