Thursday, September 24, 2009


I am always excited for October to roll around. I am a fool for fall! I love everything about it and all the fun things that come along with it. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing, hot apple cider, my dad's birthday, carving pumpkins, watching Hocus Pocus, eating pumpkin pie, football, using the fireplace, and knowing that all of my favorite holidays are on their way! My list could go on and on!
October also brings with it a reminder of how long we have been hoping to get pregnant. It is hard to believe that 4 years ago in October Max agreed that we should start trying. I remember that both of us were so excited that we went out and bought a pregnancy book that night! Max thought it would happen right away and I kept thinking it would take awhile. Definitely not 4 years but I thought it would take some time. It wasn't until a year later that I really new something was wrong as I kept feeling more and more pain and we had still had no luck getting pregnant. From there we had a horrible doctor experience where I was told that the pain was normal, I needed to relax, and that we should come back again in another year. I was confused and sad after that appointment and made it about 6 months before deciding to call Doctor Church who was wonderful and figured out what was going on with me in the first appointment. I was so happy to understand where the pain was coming from (cysts & endometriosis) and to be able to work towards getting pregnant. After she moved away from Spearfish we took a break from medicine to give my body a break until we moved to Parker and met our new Doctor in Souix Falls. Which brings us to today, with 2 surgeries, tons of tests and procedures, and way to many other stories to mention under our belts. I can honestly look back on the last 4 years and feel so blessed for the time Max and I have had just the 2 of us. We have made SO many memories I will have to be thankful for forever. I know that God has great plans for us and that in the end it will all be worth it. I have no idea how this story will play out and how many more Octobers I will see before being a Mom. But I know that by being patient and trusting God I will be blessed by plans that are bigger and more amazing than anything I could ever imagine!
Happy Fall Everyone!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Trying to Slow Down!

Life has been so crazy for the last month that I have barely had time to remember the blog. Between the running the business, dealing with contractors, and moving I barely remember the last month. We finally got to sleep in our house on the 5th of September. We had already had all of our stuff moved in but were waiting for electricity. When we moved in on the 5th we had electricity but no water or air conditioning. We got water shortly after that but no hot water until last Friday. We also found out that our brand new refrigerator didn't work when we moved in. We will never purchase another Samsung product in our lives since it has been over 3 weeks and they have yet to replace our fridge. So we have been living out of a dorm fridge which is VERY inconvenient.
We are still waiting for front steps, the dirt work to be finished, and the dishwasher to be wired. More than anything I want a working refrigerator. I have decided that patience is most definitely my life lesson.
Here are some pictures of the house being set. I haven't taken any of the inside but will try to do it soon! Our garage will be built next spring and will come straight off the front of the house ( the second door on the front will be in the garage). We have been enjoying our huge new bathtub in our master bathroom and the wood burning fireplace!! For now I am trying to slow things down and enjoy our new home!