Friday, May 28, 2010

Thank you....

For all of you that have been so wonderful with your love and support....THANK YOU!

It's hard, it's painful, it's not even my baby and it hurts so much, I can't even imagine what my sister is going through. Nights are worse. She wakes constantly and goes to pat her tummy and then remembers all over again that it's dead....she's started taking sleeping pills just so she only has to wake up once and remember.

Yesterday was the worst day so far I think, she was still processing learning the day before that the baby's heart had stopped and then suddenly she had to deal with getting it taken out. She isn't miscarrying, it's not passing, it's just floating away inside. I saw the's the most perfect looking baby :-(

Her midwife called a ton of doctors in the area and none of them would take her to do the surgery to have it taken out. They said she was too far along and she needed to go to the experts at taking out bigger babies, Planned Parenthood.

Knowing she'd have to sit in a room waiting to have her baby taken out, surrounded by other pregnant women that more than likely were there because they didn't want theirs when she so desperately wanted hers was killing her.

We were literally on the phones (house, and both cells) for hours, calling everyone we knew that might be able to persuade someone or recommend someone.

We finally gave up and were about to walk out the door to go to her appointment at PP and a doctor in town called back herself and said she would see her, take care of her, and do the procedure herself.

It was a huge answer to prayer. As hard as it was sitting in a waiting room with other pregnant women at the Ob/gyn office, it was still a comfort to her to see the babies still growing, still wanted.

They did another ultrasound and she got to keep a picture. Seriously, the cutest profile.

Her appointment for the procedure is on Tuesday....she's doing really well considering. Having the time to process this a bit more instead of having to go in yesterday has made a huge difference, it was just so much pressure having it be rushed.

We went to Lowe's today and I bought her a tree for her birthday, we postponed her b'day because she was so sick from morning sickness. It was nice to get out of the house and get our minds off things but now we are wiped out.

Bum deal, she still has morning sickness and a sore chest. Her body doesn't know the baby isn't alive anymore. :-(

Prayers are appreciated so much. Seriously.

Thank you.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Life is beautiful...but it hurts so much,

Just found out the Older Sis has lost her baby. She was 15 weeks along. It had perfect little toes and fingers and hands....they think it was a girl.

Please pray for our family.

I will be back, I just need some time.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Our 5th Anniversary Date.

Yeah, he's pretty much super cute.

Dark wing Duck?


Our camera does not like night time.

Oh yes, we know how to party.

Shoes from my Sis for Christmas years ago.
And the Mr.'s shoes being his anniversary present last year, if you remember the post (it was my very first post actually. Although I think I only took pictures of the brown pair I bought him at the same time.)

(I told you. Night time does not agree with my camera)
Dress: Macy's clearance
Sweater: Neighbor's yard sale
Slip: Neighbors yard sale
Pins: Various Thrift and Vintage stores

My sister took The Kidlet to her house to spend the night and The Mr. read a book whilst I got ready. I hadn't given any thought into what I was going to wear because I spent aaaaaaall day running around the house like a mad woman trying to get it set to rights after a month of letting it fall into wrongs. Very, very wrongs. (I took pics! As soon as I get pics of how good it looks now, I will show you the horror!!!) But I did it! (Almost, I didn't get all the floors mopped and there are a few dishes in the sink but compared to what it was before...a dramatically vast improvement!)

So, I suddenly found myself in a clean and eerily quiet house. No 2-year-old making messes behind me as a clean. It was weird. So, I started perusing my closet trying to figure out what to wear and came across a dress that I bought 8 years ago when I worked at Macy's. It was originally a ton of money (almost $200!!!) but is a weird bias cut and has weird pointy sections on the hem that make it an odd fit so it ended up being on clearance, on clearance, on clearance. The detailing on it was so pretty and me being the sucker I am for "it's a $200 dress for $15!!!!!" made me buy it....

....and then NEVER wear it but NEVER get rid of it. It's been stuffed in the back of my closet for 8 years. I take it out occasionally and have thought about cutting it up to make a top out of it or something. (I had the scissors out tonight, as a matter of fact)

I suddenly thought of the slip I bought off the neighbor, figured I'd try it but I had low hopes for this dress actually working....

It's an anniversary miracle!!! I'm so happy with how it turned out and how much more I love it with the added pins and earrings I put on it. There is an awesome pic I saw on someones blog that had a lot of embellishments on the collar like this (I'll find it and do another post on it to show you) and I've been wanting to try something like it ever since.

We went to Whole Foods for dinner. I have a million food allergies so though the ambiance may be lacking the fact that I don't have to harass a waiter about every little ingredient makes up for the lack of candle lighting!

After stuffing ourselves on delicious chicken and lentil salad and cave aged Gruyere we realized we were out of time to make it to Anthropologie and so instead made our way to the theater to see Iron Man 2. Super romantic, right? Hee hee! Nicholas Sparks just doesn't work for me. I'm tired of watching people die at the end of his movies. Ugh.

I was super surprised at how much I liked it. There were a couple unnecessarily cheesy lines in it but for the most part was a "fun romp". We bought a chocolate bar at Whole Foods and snuck it in, in my purse and nibbled it during the movie. When it was done we found a small photo booth with terrible quality pictures, nothing as good as the fair, but it was still fun. Then we frolicked in the kids playground area as you can see.

We finally headed home and now here we are, The Mr. is heading to bed and I have to teach in the morning so I'm heading there too.

Oh, and the evening soundtrack while we were in the car was Amelie. I walked down the aisle to her theme. It will always bring back that feeling...whenever I hear it...pure bliss.

So there you have it, 5 years down and it was an absolute breeze if I do say so myself.

I am so blessed, that man is amazing. I don't want to brag or bore you with details of all the things I love about him. The list is too long anyway.

But yes siree, I am one lucky girl.

Lovies and love stories,


Thursday, May 20, 2010

5th Anniversary (taking a break from the kids books)

Today is the 5 year anniversary of our wedding.

We are heading out for a date.

The Kidlet is at The Cousin's house...

Whole Foods buffet (I have so many food allergies I hate going out to eat because I end up being every server's nightmare, Anthropologie, a movie...the world is our oyster!!!

We took a couple pics just now as we are heading out the door. I will post more tonight or tomorrow.

Lovies to you all, if you find a love story of your own that is half as lovely as the one I find myself in you will be blessed indeed!

Lovies and Lovies and Lovies,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reading Rainbow, I will always love you!

Books, books books.

The Kidlet's Cousin.

So cute you want to bite it!

He put his flipflops on himself....clearly.

In character!

Top: H&M
Jumper:Thrift Store
Socks: Target
Shoes: UO clearance
Bowling pin that I forgot to take a close up of: Thrift Store


So, do you recognize this villainess? She was frightening and scary looking...

....but man she got those kids to pay attention and stop being so naughty.

This was another favorite from Reading Rainbow.

Any ideas?

Comin' atcha we have....

Ms. Viola Swamp from 'Miss Nelson Is Back!' (sorry, when I posted this I mentioned the other book, Miss Nelson is Missing...but it was actually Miss Nelson is Back that I remember)
Blast I should have posted a picture of the book. Google it if you don't remember.
The voices on reading rainbow...oh man.

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I had a hard time finding decent pics and this video is not from RR. But it was all I could find. Sorry!

Lovies and Latin,


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In an old house in Paris

Hat: Thrift store
Dress: UO clearance
Cardigan: Target Kids
Tie/Collar: Thrift store
Socks: Target Kids
Shoes: Thrift Store

This one should be fairly easy, hence giving you the opening line as the title.

Who doesn't love these books. So very adorable.

I love my new cardigan but I would SOOOO love to have her little capelet. Le Sigh.

Lovies and Lolcats,