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Jody and I have been married for 6 years now! We live a simple life, but it's a happy life. We've been blessed with our sweet Elsie who we adore each and every day. Here's to a blog of thoughts, memories, and who are we kidding, lots of Elsie!!
"People don't always remember what you say... They remember how you make them feel"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My new hobby...

I seriously don't know what has happened to me but this has become my new hobby!!

I LOVE IT!!! I really used to hate working out!! A late night walk with my hubby and our dogs was really the most of it!! It was getting bad...We started 3 weeks ago, and last week we were on vacation and I missed doing it!! That never happens... I don't know if maybe it's because I'm not working and feel like I need to get up in the mornings and do something but I am really loving it! I'm only 3 weeks in, so maybe I shouldn't speak to soon, haha ....but it really feels so good to be on a program!! I just had to express my excitement about P90 and let everyone know how excited I am to finally have found a workout I really enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gotta Love Him...

Last night, I woke up to my husband singing along to this....


He was LOVING it! I had fallen asleep on the couch while he was finishing up some work and woke up to him completely enjoying himself as he jammed to some good 50's and 60's tunes! At first I laid there thinking okay.... he can't know all of these songs, and this commercial has to end sooner then later but.... NO! It was an hour long and he kept singing them loud and clear to me with a big smile on his face! He's a sucker for the famous Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and many more apparently and even more exciting... he recorded the infomercial so we can call later today to order!! Gotta love it :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Our Mass House!!!

Finally!!! We were struggling so hard on finding a place out there for a little while now! We wanted to rent for a while to see how things go but either it was in the downtown city, which neither of us would have loved, or the house was built in the early 1900's and just gross so we were getting frustrated! It's amazing how much easier/cheaper the west coast makes life, but now we couldn't be happier or more excited about getting out there!

We are moving to a smaller town called Hanson! It is a neat place and only 30 minutes away from Boston on the Commuter Train!! It's located on Monponsett Pond (which is really the same thing as a lake, they just call them ponds!) and so beautiful in the spring/summer! Jody loves the property and the location of this house and I am excited because it was built in 2007 so it's not a gross rental... very modern and clean!!! Here are some pictures the agent sent over!!! It's all becoming very real and exciting now! :)
Our House

Part of the Kitchen... I'm not sure about this green yet!

The Dining Room... (Look at the View through the windows... I LOVE it!)

Upstairs Family room and BalconyMaster Bedroom w/ Balcony

So this is it! I'm excited to get in there and start decorating and making it a beautiful home! I'm just praying I can get over my Strep Throat so I can get some more packing done! Gotta love moving right?!?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our Weekly Activity ...

Since I quit my job, Jody and I have been playing all month! We are soaking it up because when we move, things will be busy again!!

Our latest weekly activity together is floating down the Provo River! We LOVE it!! It is so GORGEOUS and the mountains are absolutely beautiful!! That is one thing I am going to MISS!! Here is a picture of the River...
Provo River

Tubing Down.... It looks pretty relaxing and easy.. but it is INTENSE!! At least it was for me! I'm 0-2 right now with 2 battle wounds from each rafting experience!! With a bruised knee, a scraped face, and falling in the 55 degrees water... I am hoping next time that the river has already seen the best of me and I will be able to conquer the journey without any problems!

I wasn't able to get any picture of us floating down because obviously I couldn't take my camera in the river, but anyone who is up here, go do it!! It really is so much fun!!! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Insurance in Mass :)

Jody and I have struggled for a couple years now with conceiving and trying to grow a family! It has been TOUGH!! Some days I am perfectly okay with waiting and knowing it's all up to the Lord and his timing... and other days I find myself breaking down and feeling sorry for myself and frustrated with this trial! Mostly, the hardest thing has been not knowing what the problem is! Jody has been tested and the results are great; and they aren't finding any problems with me! The only thing they are assuming is my body doesn't ovulate regularly so it might take us more like 3 to 5 years vs. 6 months to a year doing everything the old fashion way!! Well, its been a good 2 and nothing yet but we keep our hopes high and try our best to improve our daily lives!

This spring/summer we were able to do a couple of Fertility Treatments which we were so grateful for! Obviously, both rounds of artificial insemination didn't work ...but that's okay! We took a break in July to save up again and we were going to do another round in August... UNTIL We found out in Massachusetts (one of the few states) where health insurance covers almost all Fertility Treatments! IN VITRO, EGG RETRIEVAL, ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, and many others! Are you serious?!? YAY!! Anyone who knows how expensive any treatment is, knows how exciting this really is! We aren't in any hurry to begin any serious treatments but we couldn't be happier about all of this, and also with the wonderful transition Boston is starting to become for us! It is all working out so perfectly and we couldn't be more excited!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Woke Up to Reality....

Since we have made the decision to move to Boston, I have been SOO excited!! We have been looking at places to live, excited for all the opportunities to come, and to take another stepping stone in our lives! BUT....

Last week it HIT ME!!! I dreamt of us being in a new home, in a crazy city, where I had no friends or family close by to do anything with, lost on the roads, and the weather was COLD!!! It might have been a dream to reality but hopefully it's just nerves kicking in and we will adjust well!! We had family up last week and more coming this week which has just been so nice to be with! They boys played an insane amount of golf, the girls did some serious shopping to help my mom buy some home decor, and it was just nice to have them all up here to do all the fun things together! Luckily my wonderful sister and her husband are in Jersey which will just be a train ride away if I need some family comfort!! Anyways... I'm nervous now if you can't tell, but hopefully once we get there, it will all be OK!!