Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Moving On

Things have changed in my life over the past couple of months. Photography is no longer a top priority for me. I hope that one day it will make its way back up there on my list of things to accomplish, but right now I have other things to look forward to.

For this reason I decided to move on and start a new blog. Before I go, though, I wanted to thank everyone who has been there with me from the beginning. You guys are awesome. I especially want to thank everyone for supporting me over the past three years as we have struggled to start our family. I'm very lucky to have had such a strong support group here and at home.

I think you guys will really be excited about my new adventure. So, come check me out at:
Made by Love and Science

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just Fly

Hubby has always talked about getting his pilot license. So, for his 30th birthday I decided to give into my fears and buy him discovery flight lessons. Of course, I had to buy myself a passenger ticket as well. We can't let the husband have all the fun.

The airplane is a 1980 Piper Warrior. The company is Just Fly and is based out of Hooks Airport. I highly recommend them for discovery flights and have heard good things about their pilot license program. Our instructor was great and we would definitely go back.

A bonus, because our house is in the flight path for the airport we were able to get some nice aerial photos.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Venus Transit

Did you get to see the transit of Venus across the sun last week? If not you'll have to wait until 2117 to see it again. This shouldn't be a problem if you invent time travel or figure out how to download your consciousness into another body. If you figure out the time travel bit can you take me with you?

from my phone:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Country Living

First, Thank You! I love my friends and family so much. I feel so grateful to have you all in my life. Infertility is tough, but having all of you makes it easier on my heart. We are starting what we hope is the last phase of this journey, our last option. Please keep us in your prayers over the next month.

Here are the girls, doing what they do best. Houston Trail Ride 2012.

Friday, April 27, 2012

NIAW: 5 things you can say to an infertile

National Infertility Awareness Week is coming to an end. This year's theme is "Don't Ignore.."

Don't ignore people with infertility.

There have been plenty of blog posts in the infertility community that talk about what not to say to an infertile:
Infertility Etiquette 
Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Fertility-Challenged Wife/Partner
10 things not to say to your infertile friend
While this is all very good advice, I fear it leaves friends and family of an infertile afraid to say anything at all. I think it is more helpful to give people a list of things they can do/say. So, here are some things I find helpful.

1) "I'm sorry, it must be really frustrating and heartbreaking for you." Simple, yet effective. This acknowledges your friend's pain and is sometimes the only thing that can be said.

2) "Tell me about what you have been going through." Sometimes we just want to vent and get things out. This opens the door for us to talk about our pain. Be prepared to listen.

3) "Tell me about the treatments you have been doing." I find talking about the process of my treatments a great way to help me release some anxiety I may be having about them. So, when a friend says they are starting the IVF journey ask them to explain it to you.

 4) "After your next appointment let's go have lunch/dinner." Everyone always tells us to "just relax", but it is really hard to do that when you have appointments every day and needles being stabbed into your arms and belly.  Instead of the classic, "Just relax", help your friend get her mind off of things by spending time with her.

5) "I'm thinking of you/praying for you." Some women hate this, although I'm not sure why. For me it is just another way for my friends and family to acknowledge what I'm dealing with. The first time a friend said they were praying for me it made me cry. I pray for my friends when they are going through hard times, so I appreciate it when they do the same for me.

6) Get her a cute puppy. Just kidding. Although, that scruffy face dog below does put a smile on my face every day.

I am lucky to have a great support group. This includes friends with children who aren't afraid to invite me over to hang out with them and their kids. Just because I can't have kids of my own some people assume that means I don't want to be around them. This is actually very far from the truth. I want to have kids because I think they are great, I love them. Which means I would love to hang out with you and your kids. Don't be afraid to ask your infertile friend to hang out. If they are like me they will gladly come play with your kids. If playing with kids makes them sad, then they will say no. Either way, just ask.

So, don't be afraid to talk to your infertile friend. Don't ignore her. Listen to her. Be there for her.

Is there something I missed? What did your friends say to you that made you love them even more?

HTC Rezound: Android: Instagram

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Last Wish

One more hope for us. I hope it works.

Last Wish, originally uploaded by Kimberly Adams Photography.
Taken with HTC Rezound, Android, Instagram

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Old Man

The hubby turned 30! I'm allowed to call him an old man since I'm six months older. Although, if he called me an old woman he would need to bring a blanket and pillow with him to the back seat of that beautiful car he bought himself.

For the big third floor assent I threw him a surprise party when his parents where in town. It was a blast, the party not the planning. Never try to plan a surprise party at the home of a male while his father is in town. I could not get those two to leave the house, and then they came home almost 2 hours late. His father was in on it too. Note to self, do not employ the father-in-law to help with a surprise party.

In the end, it was fun, surprise was had, swimming was attempted, cake was eaten, all was well.

Isn't he handsome (black socks with sneakers and all)