Sunday, September 19, 2010


Although Matt was able to attend tonight's game of Manning vs Manning while Carter and I stayed home, all three of us had fun a few weeks back at a preseason game. Not quite the same, but fun nonetheless.

Carter was so excited to watch all the pregame stuff with the motorcycle leading the team out and the streamers coming down!

Carter and his #1 buddy, his daddy!

preseason tickets for!!
Bucket of popcorn....$8
1 foam finger.....$10
Colts hat.....$25
Manning Jersey.....$35
Carter bringin his game face....PRICELESS!

Now, we just hope that Matt has as much fun tonight at the game without us as he did with us!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Starting Preschool

If I could have only convinced him to stop celebrating and sit still long enough to get a good picture. oh well. I guess it is what it is. His first day of preschool and he was just so excited he couldn't contain himself!

Labor Day Camping Trip

What could be more fun than camping with 25 friends and family, crafts and campfires, homemade donuts and a nice little round of softball? We couldn't think of anything better so we packed up and headed to our 4th Annual Labor Day Camping Trip! We had so much fun that we are already making BIG plans for next year!
Justin...usually a good sport and always good for a laugh!

Aren't we a good lookin group...just don't pay too much attention to our clothes. First, we were camping and second we had just finished up a nice little game of softball, but most importantly we all had a blast!
Until next year!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

sometimes it hurts so bad

this ache inside my heart. This yearning for another sweet baby to love and cuddle, this yearning for our dear family of three to become a family of four (or even more). and it just hurts so bad as I sit there listening to yet another doctor tell me in his very own words "it's like a snowballs chance in hell" that I will conceive again. I couldn't even carry Carter to full term, delivered early, and now I cannot conceive. But I am girl....aren't we supposed to conceive? Are we not supposed to go forth and create new life? I don't get it. This hurt, this aching, this never ending cycle of hoping, wishing, praying that this will be the month. That this will be the month that I will see two pink lines instead of one. That this will be the month that I get to say " I am pregnant" instead of saying "oh my gosh I am so happy for you, that you are pregnant". Don't get me wrong, I am truly happy for those who can think baby and end up pregnant the next day. But gosh, really, I am jealous. And I hope and pray that they realize the blessings they have been given. What I wouldn't give to be them...probably both my ovaries! But I keep going hoping, wishing, praying that this will be the month. That this will be the month that I get to fill this baby void like no other. That this will be the month that I get to go into a store and buy my fill of sweet baby goodness. That this will be the month that I can reach across the car and wipe tears of joy of Matt's sweet cheeks instead of seeing eyes of hurt and disappointment, knowing full well that I cannot heal the hurt that is in both our hearts. And for Carter, a sibling. Oh my, there could be no greater gift for him. How he would love to sit and play and sing and fight and grow up knowing the love betweeen brothers or even a sister for that matter. That this would be the month for all these things. But after months of meds, shots, ultrasounds and appointment after appointment, it looks like it won't be this month either or not even next month for that matter. It will just be another month of putting on smiles as someone says, "So when are you going to give Carter a sister or a brother". I smile, my heart screams and what I really want to say is, "well as soon as I get $20,000 and an ovary that ovulates". Or when another says "it will happen when you least expect it"....well by now it has been three years and we "least expect it" and still nothing. Or another says, "it is God's will". Ok, fine and dandy, but is it also God's Will for all the little babies to be born into families who cannot care for them or love them or hurt and neglect them? I don't think so, so I don't find it His Will for this either. So for now we carry on with heavy hearts and hurt a mile wide and with so much thankfulness for our one sweet little bundle of joy that is getting so tall now that he comes to my waist. We carry on but still sometimes it hurts so bad, this aching inside my heart.