Friday, October 29, 2010
Hope everyone has a wonderful AND SAFE! weekend!
Posted by Caitrin at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
My entire weekend consisted of putting together THE PERFECT wedding shower and bachelorette party for one of my besties! They both turned out to be a huge success and I, of course, have to share the pics with all of you!
I didnt get too many pictures from the wedding shower because most of the time I was running around playing hostess, but here are some of the pretty decorations:
Picture of the groom and bride with some beautiful flowers
Our food table
The adorable cupcakes I ordered for the shower
The beautiful bride and me
Posted by Caitrin at 12:14 PM
Friday, October 22, 2010
I have been planning this weekend for a long time and cannot wait to see everything come together! I have so much shopping to do today for the big event tomorrow :) Pictures will be coming your way!
Posted by Caitrin at 9:28 AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Here are some of the things that scare me:
....basically any kind of bug- I cant kill them either when I find one in the house. Last night I found a cricket in the kitchen- I tried forever to get the dogs to kill it for me, but they werent interested in it at all. So instead I ended up putting a cup over it and waiting for Husband to get home :)
People touching my neck- I know, its very weird. I cannot stand people touching my neck! Whenever I watch a scary movie I have to wrap my hands around my neck to "protect" it. And when I go to sleep at night I pull the blankets up around my neck so that it is covered and "protected" while I sleep.
The dark. Yep, I still act like a 5 year old if all the lights are out. I go into full panic mode if I am ever trapped in a dark room- which Husband thinks is funny to do sometimes.
Small spaces. Especially if other people are in them- aka elevators. I get very claustrophobic in these type of places.
So, yes, I am a big fat scared-y cat (or however you spell it). I also get scared when I am home alone and the list goes on and on, but I will just leave it with the ones above.
Go to Katie's blog to link up and play along in the blogger challange!
Posted by Caitrin at 4:15 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
My sweet little family:
We are just missing a "little one" to make us complete!
Day 7 is all about Your Favorite Movie- I dont have just one movie that is my favorite, but here are the ones that I can continue to watch over and over and still love every single time:
Posted by Caitrin at 10:49 AM
Friday, October 15, 2010
I am very lucky to have 4 amazing siblings whom I love very much! I am the oldest and have enjoyed watching each one of them continue to grow and develop their personalities.
I am the only child from my mom and dad, which at times can have its perks! BUT, there are also some downfalls: 1) I do not look like my siblings (since each one of them has had 1 different birth parent) and 2) It can be harder to develop as strong of a sibling bond because of our age differences
I do share a special relationship with each and every one of them, though, and would not trade that for the world!.......
My brother, Jordan:
On a completely separate note, I received another blogger award! Al from Traffic Jelly gave me a Lovely Blog Award! Al has recently gone through a life changing event and is learning how to start over on her own. I love reading her blog because each day I see her getting stronger and she is starting to learn even more about herself during this difficult time.
Posted by Caitrin at 11:14 AM
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Hmm......where do I begin? There are quite a few to discuss........
1) My stepmom, Michelle, and my dad, Cory:
These two are my support line- my dad has always backed me 100% on any decision I've ever made and when Michelle joined the family she did the exact same. I did not live with my dad growing up so he has had more of an influence on my "adult" life and I am so grateful to have his encouragement every step of the way. These two have definitely helped me get where I am today and have always offered unconditional love to both me and Husband.
2) My mom, Gina, and my stepdad, Rich:
These two are the ones that raised me. My stepdad has been in my life since I was 1 year old so he was involved in most of my childhood. I lived with them until I moved on to college and I learned from them who I wanted to be as a person. My mom was my best friend growing up and I could always talk to her about anything. They have both taught me so many important life lessons and I can not thank them enough for helping me become ME.
3) My "adopted parents" Penny and Alan (aka the in-laws)
These two are the ones that took me in. When Husband and I met 6 years ago, they immediately treated me as family (little did we all know that I would become an official member several years later). When I left for college, both sets of my parents ended up in different states. Penny and Alan stepped in so that I had someone to fall back on during the difficult years of college and becomming a "grown up". They opened their home to me, helped Husband and I get on our feet, and have been there every step of the way since. I love them as if I have known them my entire life.
Now, obviously I could have gone the easy route and just done my "mom and dad", but that wouldn't have been fair because each and every one of these people have helped shape me into the person I have become. I am beyond blessed to have such wonderful people in my life and I have seen that even more in light of our recent events. Thank you to ALL of my parents- all 6 of you are truly special people :)
Posted by Caitrin at 8:25 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Yes, I am following everyone else and joining the 30 Day Blog Challange that is being hosted by Katie. This seems to have come at the perfect time since I wont be able to blog about our infertility for several weeks. As I mentioned a couple posts back, Husband and I are trying new things during this time so I figured it would be fun to join this challange- but I will also be mixing in posts about what we are up to :)
I have to catch up a bit, so I am going to cram the first 3 days into this post........
First, introduce yourself with a recent picture and 15 facts:
**This is not the best picture, but its the most recent one I have of just me (it was taken in Vegas)
Posted by Caitrin at 9:59 AM
Monday, October 11, 2010
1) Since our wood floors are coming along, the family room has now become my favorite spot in the house.........its amazing how different the room looks now:
The room/hallway that we were working on are still not entirely finished (as you can see in the pic below) but we are slowly getting there and this whole process has definitely been worth it!
2) My other favorite spot is here:
Now here is my attempt at golf:
Husband, of course, looked great trying his swing:
Posted by Caitrin at 8:04 PM
Friday, October 8, 2010
So, Husband and I have decided to use this waiting period as a time to just enjoy life. We both want to try some new things (things we couldnt do if I was pregnant) and we think this could be the perfect way to help us give this hard time a positive spin! For example, today I am going to give this a try:
Posted by Caitrin at 10:53 AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Not only did last months treatment not work, but my body (once again) is not wanting to cooperate. At today's appointment, the doctor confirmed what I have been fearing for several days: I have another cyst. This one is even larger than last time, but again (luckily) our doctor is hopeful over time it will shrink and disappear. It seems this is just my body's way of rejecting the treatment we are doing. We know that we can (and will) continue trying the injections/IUI's for several more cycles, but at the same time Husband and I are starting to consider if we will ultimately have to move into more aggressive treatment.
For now, we are back to the waiting game- no more treatment until the cyst has gone away! This means over the next several weeks I will probably not have any "baby updates" and during this time I would like to incorporate some more fun things into my blog- so suggestions are welcome!! Hopefully you all enjoy reading about our lives outside of our "baby drama" because thats mainly what I will be posting for a while :)
Posted by Caitrin at 12:32 PM
Monday, October 4, 2010
Now on to Top 2 Tuesday- this weeks topic is Top 2 Dream Kitchens:
I do not really know what my dream kitchen would look like because I tend to like lots of different designs, but I was able to narrow it down based on the following criteria that they must include: dark cabinets (both Husband and I prefer dark colors in the kitchen), big island, stainless steel appliances, and A WINE RACK (for all my fancy bottles of wine I would be able to afford- cuz we are talking about DREAM kitchens, right?)
So here are 2 pictures I found that definitely represent this criteria well.......
I have already enjoyed looking at everyone's picks and cannot wait to see more!!
Posted by Caitrin at 8:31 PM
Friday, October 1, 2010
First of all, Friday night I enjoyed some much-needed girl time with these lovely ladies:
Since our last Bunco night was so much fun (I posted about it here) we decided to have another one- this time with some yummy Greek food :) Oh, and of course, there were still plenty of margaritas on hand! Although, Husband has made it very clear that I am not allowed to drink any of those until we get our pregnancy test results next week (more on that below).
Yep, we are laying wood flooring (and yes, we are doing it ourselves). Call me crazy, but I thought it would be a great way to save some money by not having to pay a professional to install it. The floors definitely look great so far.........
.......but in the meantime my house has been a disaster! There is dust and mess EVERYWHERE but I havent been able to clean yet because the room is still not quite done. Hopefully within the next week everything will be complete and I can post some pics of the room for everyone to see!
Posted by Caitrin at 9:00 AM