Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Number 7 On My Summer To Do List

When I started this blog I contemplated whether or not to share some aspects of my life. I didn't want my blog to be defined by any one thing, so I shied away from one thing in particular that I didn't really want to share. But recently after a lot of prayer and thought I finally came to the realization that if I don't share no one will know what the Lord is doing for me and my husband, or the miracles He is performing in our lives. And He will perform miracles of that I am sure.
So here goes...

Kale and I have been trying for almost two years to have a baby. At first it was no big deal, but obviously over time I began to get concerned. I have cried more over the past year than I ever have. I have been angry, jealous, and down right mean at times due to the fact that we just can't seem to get pregnant. I have been very insecure about the whole thing and honestly until just recently I haven't opened up to many people about it. For some reason I wanted to keep it a secret like it was something bad and part of me kept thinking/ hoping that "this would be the month" and I wouldn't have to even share our struggle. Month after month nothing happened, so a couple of months ago I made an appointment with a new doctor. I also have come to a place where I can share and let others in. I know that there is a reason for this and some crazy plan that is best for us and our future family is in the works. I want people to know that no one else could have orchestrated it other that my Lord and Savior!!!
I have to be honest...sharing this is going to be very scary for me. I am the girl who takes care of everyone else and doesn't always let others take care of me...but I know that is one of the many reasons for this journey, to let go and trust in the Forever love of Jesus. I know that He is faithful and that His love endures forever and ever!!!! I will cling to that and his promises.
So, number 7 on my summer to do list hasn't been checked off yet, but then again summer is over !! ;0)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Home Sweet Home and Other Happenings!!!

Well...I had great plans for lots of pictures of our vacation, but then my camera broke on Tuesday night. So Sad!!! The first two pics are the last I could salvage and the others are from my phone.

Mom and sis at an amazing burger place called Poe's Tavern. Fabulous food!!!

Tuesday night we went to an amazing Mexican restaurant and then went to a Charleston Riverdogs game. AKA Charleston's minor league baseball team. My husband is obsessed with all things sports so we obliged and ended up having a great time.

Kale, Seriously..?

Here we are at the game.

The last couple of days were spent reading by the ocean or pool and eating until we couldn't eat another thing. We had such a great time!!! Can't wait to go back.
Now...its back to real life. This will be my first week without school. I am glad but at the same time I am in the homestretch before pre-planning the first week of August, so it will be busy. I am just going to try to enjoy my last couple of weeks, get some stuff done at home and get ready for school.
In other news...I am slowly making progress on my summer to do list. So far I have gone to the beach and read some great books. My bedding looks good, but there are a couple of finishing touches that still need to be done. I will post pictures soon. I have also started working on the desk and should have it done by next week. I am still working on the sewing lessons, so hopefully I will be able to squeeze it in before school starts. We shall see!!! :0)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Beach Trip 2010 - Days 1 and 2

We arrived in Isle of Palms, SC. on Saturday. So far it has been so fun!!!! Our first night here we went to a restaurant called Fleets Landing. It was delicious but the wait was really long!!!! Kale hates to take pictures so excuse his ridiculous faces!! HA ha!!!!

View from our balcony

One of Kales many ridiculous faces!! :0)
Below we were waiting for our table. At least there was a pretty view while we waited. :0)

On Sunday we hung out at the beach all day and then went and watched fire works at Patriots Point. The fireworks were beautiful!!! We got really lucky and didn't have to wait in traffic when we left. Somehow we by passed the madness and escaped just in time.

Lindsay and I waiting for the fireworks to begin.

Kale and I (finally a half smile)
This was the battleship that the fireworks were set off from. The USS Yorktown is huge. It was so fun celebrating our nations birthday with a tour of a battleship.

More to come.....