This is the start of a new series I'm calling Conversations. I probably won't post many pictures with these posts. I just want to share weird or funny conversations that I want to remember. 

Josh was reading in bed and I had just finished my nightly ritual. I climbed into bed and he turned his head to look at me. 

Me: What was that?! I swear you just moved really fast. 

Josh: Gives me a confused look

Me: Seriously! It was weird. 

Josh: Shrugs

He obviously has no idea what I'm talking about, so I settle in with my phone and check twitter. A few minutes pass before I look up and Josh turns to look at me again. 

Me: Oh my God! It's your beard! When you turn your head, it scrapes across the pillow case and makes it sound like you're moving fast! 

Josh: Makes the noise over & over

It's the little things that keep us amused. Aren't you glad I shared this nonsense with you? We won't talk about any of Josh's other "sound effects" right now....


PMA, baby. P M A ..... & a Freebie

On Sunday, I posted about my 2nd miscarriage. As you can imagine, it's taken me a little while to get back in the swing of things. I'm feeling better and I thought this would be a great time to do a post about PMA.

PMA stands for Positive Mental Attitude and it's very much what it sounds like. The theory is that having a positive outlook on life will make you a happier and more successful person. It's pretty much the idea that what you put into the universe is what you get back. Good karma & all that.

I know that having a positive mental attitude won't solve all my problems. But I know that negativity won't get me anywhere that I want to be. I'm also a big believer of manifesting your own destiny. I wan't to make the good stuff happen.

Things I can't control, like miscarriage or illness, make having a positive mental attitude difficult sometimes. So, I made myself a little reminder.


Miscarriage Sucks

Goodness! I just don't know where to start with this. I guess the beginning...

I had a Ob/Gyn appointment scheduled for last Wednesday, the 8th, to see what was going on. We had been trying for 6 months and no results. Because my period was due to start in only 2 days, I thought I should take a pregnancy test that morning....just in case. I was sitting on the bathroom floor waiting for the test to process. It looked like nothing had come of it, so I stood up to throw it away. That's when I noticed the faintest pink line. Positive! I was so excited! It was super early, but positive was positive.

It was so early, in fact, that the urine test at the doctor's office was negative. They drew blood to test for sure and called me the following morning to tell me that I was definitely pregnant and that my progesterone levels were FABULOUS!


Cheers to 68 Years!

On Saturday, my Grandparents celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Isn't that amazing?! They have been a shining example for my whole family and I wanted to do a little tribute to them today.

This photo is them in the beginning. They were just 15 and 14 in this picture. Grandpa changed his birth certificate so the Navy would think he was 17 and let him join. Grandma's Dad notarized the paperwork to get him out of the neighborhood and away from his daughter! Last I heard, Grandpa's driver's license still has the wrong date on it!


January, You Icy Bitch...

January is my least favorite month of the year. I know I should be happy that the days are getting longer, and I am grateful for that. However, January is just so gray and blah. The excitement and anticipation of the holidays is over and everyone is back to the grind. Like I said, blah.

I don't know. I just feel like it's a weird time of year.I don't get all gung-ho about making resolutions because I feel like I should just always try to be better and do better than I have in the past, not just because January 1st rolls around again. Also, I never really think of the start of the new calendar year as a transitional time. I'm much more motivated to change things in my life at the change of the seasons. Does anyone else feel that way?

I do love snow and I was glad to wake up to this so early in January.


A Little Holiday Catch-Up

Hi, you guys! I'm back from my extended holiday break and I wanted to catch you up on what I've been doing.  I have to say, this year was a little wonky. It was our first Christmas as a married couple and we haven't really figured out how to divide our time yet. To add to that, Josh was suffering from some ferocious GERD that had him out of commission a great deal. We did our best to make the most of it, but it was tough. Everything was kept to a minimum, but I was able to do some baking. That was good and the pumpkin bread I made was one of the few things Josh could keep down.

Before Christmas, I was dying to share some gifts I was giving, but I couldn't because it would've blown my secrets. These are my two favorite things that I gave this year.