Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Clarksons - Parents in a Day

What a wonderful message the Clarksons share.  I loved this video! It's about Infertility and Adoption.  I started to cry when Sarah talks about seeing her daughter's picture for the first time.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (My favorite poem)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm no Suzy Homemaker

I am by no means a Betty Crocker or Suzy Homemaker. I did happen to learn a cool new skill this week. I learned how to bottle beans. Now, before you get impressed on the size and amount of bottled beans in these pictures let me inform you that I did not do these. I only helped a little. I cleaned a few jars, watched the process and helped with the kids. My amazing sister in law taught me all about bottling. My husband's Aunt and cousin were also there to help with this bottling business. All these wonderful women had this down like an assembly line. They were the ones who did most of the work. I was there more as a spectator. Can I just say “Wow”! Who knew that there was so much involved with bottling? I am super impressed by this new skill and education. I can’t wait to try it out for myself.

Blogging is cheaper then therapy!

I have been a little bit of a Debbie Downer lately.  I really hate it when I get in this mood but sometimes it just can’t be helped.  This week has been especially hard.  All I have to say is thank goodness for blogging.  This is a great place to express all my ups and downs with infertility and life. Not only can I express myself but I also get the opportunity to read other peoples blogs as well.  It’s nice knowing that there are other bloggers out there who are going through the same thing. That I'm not alone in my feelings.  On the positive side the good thing about being down is that you can only go up from here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I may have to hide all post by.....well you.

Dear Facebook -

I both love and hate you. Why? You might be asking yourself do I hate you and love you at the same time. I will illustrate for you my reason for both loving and hating you.  I will start with the love side:  
  • I love you because you keep me up to date with my family and friends.
  • You help me feel like I have a connection to those around me without actually having to talk to them, visit or see them.
  • You let me share my life and adventures with those around me.
  • Pictures (I love sharing and having pictures)
Now, on to the other side of the debate the reasons why I hate Facebook.  I fear that this side maybe growing more than the love. My reason for hating Facebook are:
  • You make it easy for people I don't want to be friends with to ask me to be friends or to find me.
  • I sometimes feel obligated to be friends with people I don't want to be friends with for example family members
  • There is a lot of drama on you
  • It makes me feel depressed to see some many "friends" are pregnant or having babies. I swear it takes days to recover from the "happy" news. Trust me it's not happy news on this end. This news often makes me feel like my heart was crushed in a glass recycling center machine.
  • The complainers - Those "friends" who complain about being pregnant or having kids. (Granted as I'm complaining I find the humor in this one)
So, dear Facebook I will keep you. I may be a little bit addicted to anyways. Plus, how else can I waste several hours of mindless fun on the computer. I also do love being able to keep in touch with my family all over the World. Though dear Facebook friends I may just have to hide all your post. Don't worry though friends because I’m not unfriending you or blocking you.  I’m just hiding you’re posts and I will be quick about it.  There won’t be any pain and you even won't know it has happened, but I will.

Monday, July 11, 2011



When I turn on the news and see stories such as these involving children my heart breaks. It just amazes me that someone could take something so precious (such as having a child and raising them) and take it for granted or in these cases destroy it.  It makes me want to scream, yell and rip my hair out.  It’s so frustrating to me. 

I sometimes feel like the justice system is letting down the smallest and helpless members of society.  I know that we have a good justice system. (better then you will find in other places) I also know that no justice system is perfect or 100% just.  I also understand that these cases depended on the burden of proof. You have to prove that the person committed the crime.  I guess I just wish there was a punishment for being a crappy parent or a crappy human being.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Infertility Films

I’m a cinephile!  I love cinema.  I love to watch, critique and study movies.  I love foreign film, comedy, Drama, B-movies.  I just enjoy movies.  I figured that since I love movies I should make a list of my favorite movies dealing with infertility and adoption.    They are in no particular order.  They are just movies that I enjoy.  This is just the start of my list. I may come up with more and add to this list.  I hope you enjoy these if you haven’t seen them already.      

       1.       Baby Mama (2008)

2.       Baby Boom (1987)
3.       Raising Arizona (1987)
4.       Julie/Julia (2009)
5.       Up (2009)
6.       Juno (2007)
7.       Did you hear about the Morgans? (2009)
8.       Someone like you (2001)