Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saving Money

Anyone that really knows me knows that I will not make a big purchase unless I have some sort of coupon or if there is a significant sale. 

Well, thanks to Dyson's 20% nationwide sale (on their website and the stores that sell them), I was able to purchase this beauty this morning:

DC41 Animal

I have never been so excited for a vacuum but seeing as though we only paid $470 for a $600 vacuum it made it even better.

If you have pets and need a good vacuum I highly recommend this and take advantage of the awesome sale! (The sale is from now until Mother's Day)

Thursday, April 26, 2012


After we had our IUI on April 3rd we were optimistic that it was going to work. I patiently waited for the two weeks and was shocked when I saw this:

We were FINALLY pregnant again!!!

We were so excited and only shared the news with our family. We wanted to wait until everything was good and then we would share the news with everyone else. My levels had doubled like they should and we scheduled our first ultrasound at 6wks on May 1st. We couldn't believe it was happening again and we were so thankful until Wednesday.

I started spotting and was instantly scared, I went to the emergency room and they told me my hcg levels had only risen by a few numbers. We weren't defeated and still prayed for the best. I went back this morning for another blood draw and got the heartbreaking news this evening. My levels had dropped significantly and it's officially over. 

Our hearts are broken as we say goodbye to another sweet baby. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Race Weekend

Every year Kyle and I look forward to going to the NHRA races in Charlotte. Not only do we get to watch racing but we also get to spend time with our brother-in-law, Chris. I do have to say that it is pretty awesome that he works on a race team. This is what he works on:

He is on the left side bending down

He builds the blowers for Doug Kalitta's Top Fuel Dragster

Pushing the car back after the final round

Us enjoying the beautiful weather and awesome racing!

We had a great weekend!! Can't wait to go to the race in Vegas in October. 

I hope you all had a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

relaxing weekend

For Easter weekend the last 4 years, Kyle and I have always gone to Myrtle Beach. This year was no exception. We headed down there on Friday morning and enjoying 4 amazing days on the beach!!!

There are a few places we always make a point to go to: Ripley's Aquarium, Señor Frogs, Margaritaville, Hot Stacks (amazing breakfast place), and of course Medieval Times!!

We stayed at the Ocean Reef Resort and enjoyed this amazing view:

We walked on the beach every night and loved the beautiful weather:

Good fun at Medieval Times!!

I am going to miss Myrtle Beach!!! It was a nice last trip there since we have no idea when we will be back on the East coast.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend, I know we did.

We are less than 1 week from finding out of this IUI was successful or not. As much as I'm trying not to think about it, it has been hard. We are praying so hard that it worked! I will keep everyone updated.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

55 days?!

I can't believe that we are 55 days away from leaving Fort Bragg. Last week, I submitted all of the paperwork for housing at Fort Huachuca and yesterday we scheduled the movers! Holy cow! It is all becoming so real. The movers will be at our house May 21st, pack for 2 days and then pick up everything on May 23rd. 

I think the part that scares me the most is that we have NO IDEA where we will be living this time next year. Kyle will graduate the MICCC on January 3rd and then it's off to another adventure. I can't wait to find out where the Army is sending us. I thought that once we got started with everything for the move that I would get sad about leaving here, but a few things have happened with this unit in the last few days that make me even more ready to go. 

Besides all the moving stuff we are excited for our getaway to here this weekend:

We are ready to just relax on the beach and soak up the sun. It will be a wonderful 4 days away from reality.

If I don't have a chance to blog this weekend, I hope you all have an amazing Easter!!! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

waiting game

This morning I had our second IUI procedure done! Now we just have to wait 12-14 to find out if it was successful or not. I am relaxing with my feet up until I head to our moving brief at 2pm. 

I hope everyone is having a great day so far!!