Tuesday, April 1, 2014

An April Fool's Memory

On April 1, 2011, I thought I was so hilarious. I did the usual "I'm Pregnant!" announcement via text to my family. My dad immediately called my grandma, who called her friends. It was spreading FAST and kind of getting out of control!

My dad called me crying because he was so excited. I felt absolutely horrible telling him it was a joke! He was so confused...what!? A joke? I said yes, it is April Fool's! Oh my. I felt so bad. It wasn't even funny anymore! I learned my lesson for sure. Pregnancy is not a joking matter!

Also, I would never tell my dad or family that I was pregnant via text haha. I thought that would have been obvious, but I guess not! Sorry family....now I wish it really weren't an April fool's joke 2 years ago!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Let's Talk About It...Endometriosis and Infertility

First of all, thank you all SO much for your support on Instagram and Facebook! WOW! I have awesome friends and family!

When Brady and I got married we truly believed I would get pregnant instantly if I even took my birth control an hour late. We were just sure of it! When we finally decided to start trying to really have a baby in October 2011, I thought for sure I would be announcing my pregnancy to family at Christmas time. Fast forward 2.5 years and we are still childless. The first 6 months or so I didn't really think anything of it and then it started to really bother me. I never once thought something could actually be wrong...not me!

The process was slow because I was definitely in denial (still am...) but after lots of tests, medication and surgery, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I had googled my symptoms and had researched the term, but I didn't actually think I could have it. I was wrong! Even still I thought "Ok, well surely this is an easy fix, right?" Nope...wrong again. I've done so many rounds of fertility drugs, countless hormones (the worst!) and shots, but still no baby.

Super cute pic of me before surgery haha


It's so hard! Not only is endometriosis extremely painful, but it's taking away what Brady and I want most in the world....a baby! We want to start our family. I want to be a mother so badly and I desperately want to see how cute of a dad Brady will be.

Right now we are at a crossroads in our path. I've been seeing an awesome OBGYN, but it's time for a fertility specialist. Some girls will see one right away, but it's extremely expensive! We will have to save and really be prepared for what's to come. It's just not at all how we expected things to go, but we are staying positive!

I've greatly enjoyed mine and Brady's life with just the two of us. It's nice to be able to go to a movie, dinner or any other event on a whim. We have SO much fun together!! I am so blessed to be married to my best friend!

I wanted to post this because March is endometriosis awareness month. My sister-in-law also has endometriosis and was able to have 3 of the cutest kids! I also have a good friend with endometriosis who recently had a baby! I have hope!

Hopefully soon I will be able to post and say we are going to be parents, but for now I will keep doing what I can to keep my mind and body healthy! Eating healthy, going to the gym and staying spiritually fit are all important to me. I will be more than prepared!

I can do hard things! :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cancun 2014

Can you believe January is almost over? I can't. It's crazy how fast this year has gone. It's definitely bitter-sweet. I'm excited because it feels like 2014 is going to be really great for Brad and I. 

After several interviews, Brady has accepted a position as a commercial real estate agent with Marcus and Millichap in Phoenix! We are so excited! He will be working specifically with industrial properties. My job is going well at ASU too. I love the people I work with and enjoy being part-time.

For Christmas, Brady bought himself a gun part he had been needing for a while to finish a gun he is building. I told him it was his birthday, graduation and Christmas present because it was expensive. Well I decided to surprise him with a really fun gift because I knew he wouldn't be expecting it! I love surprises. So I went online and purchased an all-inclusive trip to Cancun, Mexico for 5 days! I made a little card with a poem that said:

You've worked so hard
And now it's my treat
To take you away for some sand on your feet.
So don't freak out
Just give it a rest
We're going to Cancun
It will be the best!

I thought of it myself and I was pretty proud! Anyway, we just got home from our trip and it was incredible!! We really enjoyed ourselves and the endless virgin speciality drinks. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

The card I made Brady

Excited at the airport!

Our room! They thought it was our honeymoon so we got rose pedals :)

And champagne! We had to open it. It popped so loud and hit Brady in the head haha!

Lots of virgin drinks!

Our favorite little place at the resort - Blue Agave

Where we ate breakfast every day. Look at the view!

Livin' the life.

Perfection

The pool was beautiful, but it was chilly!

One night at dinner

My favorite virgin drink...a mojito.






Outside our room.



We read on this little thing every night. We loved it.

Dinner