Tuesday, March 30, 2010


As I was sitting in the sun and taking in all the wonderful things about spring I began to realize something. I am SO blessed. But when you read that word "blessed" what exactly does that mean to you? If you had lived our lives from last September to now you would probably call us crazy and think that we were farther away from "blessed" than we have ever been. But in my eyes we are more blessed than we have ever been.
The more I think about it I see that being blessed is realizing all that we have and appreciating it. I think we are blessed when we can finally see the ways that God is working in our lives and what he has done for us and appreciate it. I think we are truly blessed when we realize that something bigger than us is happening and we are a part of it. I think that by changing how I think of "blessed" I can see even more how truly blessed I am.
This last year has brought Max and I closer to each other and to God than we have ever been. And the infertility has truly shown me even more how amazing the man I married is and how God truly made us so perfect for one another. Every day I love my husband more than ever and am amazed by the way he unconditionally loves me. And through God we can love each other even greater than what we could possibly imagine. I am not blessed because of the type of life I lead and things that I have. I am blessed because I recognize God's love and all that he has done for me.
I am so excited for Easter this weekend and for the spring days ahead. I realize that I have so much to be thankful for and for that I am so blessed!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

I get my Irish from my Mom's side of the family and have always loved celebrating St. Patricks Day. As a kid I would wake up to find leprechaun footprints all over our house and little treats! There would also be leprechaun footprints at my Grammy's house too.
We also always made St. Patty's Day cupcakes. I have to tell you I like a cupcake now and then but I hardly ever make them. But these cupcakes are AMAZING! I am telling you, one bite and you will want to eat them all. Full of tiny chocolate chips and other yummy ingredients they are totally irresitable!

And one more fun thing about making these is how the dry mix turns from white to green when you add the wet ingredients! As kids we thought that was the coolest. We hope you all had a great day of Green!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lake Front Living

For the last week and a half we have got a little taste of what we shall call "Lake Front Living".
Those are pictures of our backyard. The last one is looking out the door of our walk-out basement. Thankfully, the water has now gone down and we had NO water come inside our house. There have been so many others around us who were less fortunate and are so thankful that we were so lucky this time.