Saturday, December 31, 2011

The end of 2011

I thought I would do a monthly recap of 2011 the good, the bad, the ugly.

January - Jeff (Jan. 9) and his Grandma's birthday
February - My great-Aunt Nancy dies (Feb 5) , I turned 40 (Feb 9) , I also got the flu worst I have felt in quite awhile.
March - Jeff and I got married (March 18)
April - Easter!
May - I ran  half-marathon (while pregnant and didn't know it!)
June - we found out we were pregnant
July - I miscarried on July 3.  Myrtle Beach vacation, Addie's first birthday
August - Runnergirl Consulting LLC started! My grandparents turned 87 & 88!
September - hmm, home improvements in full swing to prepare for a move
October - Jeff started his new job in Columbus. Kendyl Marie was born, we signed papers to build a house!
November - House listed 'For Sale"
December - Another wonderful Christmas...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


So the other night, I was in bed watching TV sleeping at 9:30pm My cell phone began ringing.  Now if you know me you know I have the bedtime of a second grader, so I knew the call had to be important.  I answered and it was my OB.  He said that he was int he office trying to catch up on paperwork and for some reason he kept thinking of me so he decided to call and get an update.  I told him that there was really no change on my part.  He said he would like to run some lab work again and do some new stuff as well.  So when our new insurance kicks in Jan 1, I will be calling to get the ball rolling!  2012 is the year of the baby!!!

Also, can I  just brag on the doctor.  How many doctors do you know that would just randomly call to check in on you???  I feel such at peace with him.  I will be so sad to leave him when I move but I know that I will be in good hands there too as my cousin has hand picked a doctor for me there! 

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I entered to win a contest here.  I actually won!  I never win anything, so I was super, super excited.  Then when I came home and saw a box on my front porch, and realized it was something I could open and use (rather than a Christmas gift which really, I just get to wrap) Oh, was I excited!!!!

I received a Houndstooth scarf with sparkle!  I love it and I have already worn it once and received compliments!  (Love that!)
Houndstooth Earrings super adorable.  I can't wait to wear them.
a Chica band - it is a headband that allegedly doesn't slide off.  I will be wearing this for my long run tomorrow!
and Essie nail polish.  I painted my toes already but my feet are not worthy of a picture.  (Trust me)

I was/ am so excited about my gifts!  Thank you again Rachel!  ROLL TIDE!

I came across Rachel's blog one day, I am not even sure how...but she helped get me back on the wagon!  My running had been taking a backseat to life and I remembered how much I enjoyed running when I first started.  I think I did too much that year.  Yeah four marathons in one year really took its toll on me.  I also forgot how to eat properly.  I was eating crap and I began to put my weight back on.  Well, I started the running again and as of January 2, I am back on the good food plan.  I am not sure if I am going to join WeWa agin.  I should because I know it works! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

CHRISTmas Tour of Homes

I am linking up with Kelly for her Holiday Tour of Homes.  We are in the process of moving.  I was told it was best to not decorate too much for the holiday.  I tried to put out simple decorations without much personalization...

Our tree.  I keep fussing with the topper.  We had a simple silver star, but I really didn't like I tried to be creative!

I really like the HOPE sign, it has a nativity scene on the O.  The table was my Grandma's

The table under the stairs.  

My mantle, I really like my simple mantle - with my D0llar $tore candles and my coffee filter wreath!

I am really happy with my dining room!  I think it is so fun and festive!

Table Runner that my Grandma made!

I can't wait to decorate our new house for Christmas next year, but I am really happy with our simple decorations this year.  I am glad I did what I did!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Let's talk running!

This morning, Yvonne and I ran.  We decided to do a speed workout.  We started doing the 1:1, then sitched to a one minute jog, one minute sprint, one minute walk.  We did four cycles of that.  We finished the 5k feeling great.  I have felt great all day!

Then, I came home and found a package on my porch!  I was so excited!  It was a package for me.  A contest I won a contest from a blog a to follow!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Damn, Bitch

Well, As a girl who temps everyday at 4:30am, as soon as I saw my temp had dropped, I knew the bitch was on her way.  Aunt Flo started today.  I have to say I had several thoughts.  First I was pissed that I am not pregnant.  Second I was relieved because this should push an ovulation date back to a weekend, since that is the only time baby making can happen Friday evening through Monday morning. :)
Third, I just wonder when I am going to be blessed with a baby.  I'm trying to be patient, but it really isn't a strong virture of mine.

I know it is all in HIS time not MINE!

Needless to say I will be having a few bottles  glasses of wine this holiday season! :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The saga continues...

Last I left, I still hadn't gotten Aunt Flo.  And still haven't gotten a positive pregnancy test.  Well, everything is still the same.  I am now three days late (which never happens) and I got a negative on a HPT.  I am so frustrated.  I want to be pregnant SO badly, but I just know I am not.  I know that B*tch is gonna rear her ugly head soon...let's just get it over with, so I can move on.  I am supposed to call the dr tomorrow for blood work and hopefully see the dr.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Me holding Miss Kendyl!  Such a sweet chunky monkey!

Miss Adeline finding Brady's leash but ending up taking Uncle Jeff for a walk!
 This was from a few weeks ago, when we first met Kendyl Marie
Jeff with Kendyl

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Testing Day

I didn't test today because I tested yesterday.  It was a BIG FAT NEGATIVE.  I am sad but also confused.  My temps are still up so I supposed I could be pregnant.  "They" whoever they are say if you have high temps for 16 days past Ovulation then you are most likely pregnant. I am day I guess we just wait and see.  Again I highly doubt I am pregnant, but boy would that be the greatest Christmas present ever!

I got up and ran 7 miles this am.  It was tough again. 

Our tree is deorated, the presents that I have are wrapped, waiting for more to be weekend we will be finishing up! I need to review my list but I think we are in pretty good shape.

Friday, December 2, 2011


It is another month.  I am not supposed to test until Sunday.  I am not sure if I am going to test or just wait and see what happens. I highly doubt I am pregnant at least based on temps and symptoms.  I feel very crampy and iritable.  If I were to be pregnant my due date WOULD be Aug 11.  That is the day after my brother, Nicholas' birthday!

Thanksgiving was tough.  I SO enjoyed seeing little Addie.  She is adorable and so fun at her age.  I also enjoyed seeing Kendyl..  She is such a little cuddlebug.  I enjoyed holding her. I was sad that I should be in my third trimester and getting ready for a baby shower. 

Oh well, I am trying not to dwell....just expressing my feelings