… five down, more to go

I realized a couple of days ago that tomorrow Thomas and I will have been together for five years…. I think it’s tomorrow anyway, lol….

But, in leiu of the half decade we’ve been together…. here we are. From the youngsters we were to the more older, wiser couple we are….

This is one of our first pictures! And, def one of my favorites!

The picture below is one of our engagement pictures, the one following that is one of our trash the dress pictures…. both were taken by the wonderful Morgan of Morgan Lynn Photography!


… happy 5 years, dear husband of mine!!!

We have grown soooo much! LOL…… My goodness. I’m so thankful. For him. The growth. Our relationship. Our marriage. Expectant for our future!

… here’s to five more years!!



… welcome, Mrs. Jackson

I could never find the words to let you know how proud of you I am. I’m so happy for you and Jay, for the NEW stage in your relationship, and for finding your other half. Two people could not be more perfect for each other. You guys compliment each other in such an amazing way. I’m thankful that he found you. Thankful that he loves you as fiercly as he does. Thankful that you have someone by your side who will go to the ends of the Earth for you. You deserve it. I know you are going to be a wonderful, wonderful wife. I cannot WAIT to see what’s in store.

Here are some of my favorite scriptures on being a wife.

The wisest woman builds up her own house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands. – Proverbs 14:1

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness to his bones. – Proverbs 12:24

It is better to live alone in an attack that with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home. – Proverbs 21:9

A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day. – Proverbs 27:15 (think a leaky faucet….. lol)

& Proverbs 31 but I’m not typing all of that! LOL!!

Welcome, little lady.
You will be great!

I love you!


… tick, tock, tick, tock

….. just waiting for my cycle to come. I’m late one day & don’t feel a thing but we KNOW there’s nothing going on there…… lol.

Confusion and torture…. why?

FIRST, it’s delaying my baby making! Can’t have my ultrasounds until a couple of days or so before I ovulate. Can’t have my IUI until I ovulate. (((gawsh…..))

SECOND, I’d been planning since last year attend to my friends’ wedding in Fl. but because it was the weekend I was scheduled to have my ultrasounds/IUI I had to cancel. Each day that goes by without my cycle, pushes those events back…… which means, if it comes in another couple of days – I could have enjoyed the sunny beach & a beautiful wedding.

THIRD, I’m a bit confused because the doctor’s said to expect some bleeding post surgery AND that my cycle could start due to my surgery. I did bleed for about 4-5 days and it tapered off like a typical cycle would. I don’t think that was the “light” bleeding they were talking about. If that WAS my cycle, I’m due to ovulate very soon. I started using my OPK (check the definitions tab on the menu) last night and my line was faint so I could ovulate over the next couple of days. If it WASN’T my cycle- I need it to make it’s appearance soon!

I’ve already considered things not going according to schedule, according to my plan. I’ve considered that is “scheduling issue” could be what is best for EVERYONE (myself, Thomas, and hopefully our little baby bundle) so I’m trying not to really think of this in a negative light. I can’t see the future. I don’t know what is best so I’m glad that it’s summer and my schedule is incredibly flexible. I can schedule appointments WHENEVER and it won’t be too much of an issue.


OH…. also, a special little shout out to my friend who I had to educate on my issue! lol. Talk about wanting to understand and being uber supportive. Love it!

AH… and, here’s a pic of my new best friend. OPK’s! Yaaaaaay……..

……. here’s to waiting, ordering more OPK’s, and flexibility.