For family vacations, Matt's family normally goes to Fripp but this year we all decided to go somewhere different. This summer we went to Destin. It is completely different than Fripp. I really enjoyed our time together and the experience. Here are a few pictures from our time.
One of the largest I have seen. You could see each color and you could see where it started and ended. Very awesome
I hope to one day return to the white sand and clear blue water. It was nice.
So I received the call with updates on my new job. I will be "going home" to Gilbert to be a TIS! I will be working at the school where I went when I was younger. But when I went it was the elementary school, but now it is considered the primary school. I can't wait to start and I know this will be an amazing experience.
For last seven years, I have been a teacher in a classroom with 19 to 24 students in 5th, 2nd, and 3rd grade. But this past year was my last year in the classroom setting. I will continue teaching but just in different setting and way. For I have been oftered a position as a TIS for our district. As a TIS, I will be helping teacher use and develop lessons using technology in there classrooms. I am excited for the change and cant wait to start. I just have to wait and see where I will be located! That, hopefully will be told to me with in the coming days!
Yes, my heart belongs to January. As written in earlier post, a few years ago I was told I had PCOS and it would be hard for Matt and I to become pregnant. Because of the PCOS, I do not start a cycle on my own and take meds to help start one each month. Well in April, I started one on my own. When this happened, I did not know what to do. I did continue to take the last order of clomid I had and as a result Matt and I found out we were pregnant three weeks later. This was on a Sunday. The next day I went to the dr to get my levels checked and they too showed I was pregnant. I was beyond excited but yet scared. I was told to return on Wed to get them checked again and received a dreaded phone call the next day telling me my levels did not double like they are suppose to and I would be miscarrying in the next week. This was the Thursday before mothers day. So that weekend was very emotional for Matt and I. I had to go back on Monday to get my levels checked again and the result shocked us and went up. We were told we were still pregnant but just not as far along as we thought we were. I continued checking my levels every two days and they continued to rise. Until, last Monday. Last Monday, I started spotting and Tuesday it continued full force. I did not know what to do or how to handle myself. I was told to come in by the dr and was told i may have an ectopic pregnancy meaning everything was attached to my tube instead of where it needs to be. This could be critical for a women so we continued to check my levels and they started to drop. I had to do this for the next week. Then I got yet another call telling me the went back up. I was baffled. How can they go up? I was told to come in again and needless to say they turned around and went back down. As of right now they are still dropping.
Our due date for our little one was January 10, 2013. We already had names picked and had our surprise announcement in the making all because I WAS PREGNANT. Through all of this God has allowed me to see his beautiful promise that one day Matt and I WILL become parents. There is no pressure on us anymore and we see the possibilities. This roller coaster ride will not stop us from becoming parents but will help us press on. But for a short time I became a mother and Matt a father. For a short time, I was Pregnant. But forever, my heart will belong to January!
With doctor's visits, Christmas, and getting everything ready for the Christmas break with my students....it's been CRAZY. But with all of this, Matt and I are still staying strong even with all the updates from our friends who are struggling. Over the past month or so, we have several friends who have found out they are expecting. Its hard and though Im do get jealous, I am beyond excited for them. This just makes me look to God even more.
As for the doctors and meds, I was put on a ten day pill to force a cycle. I took all ten and ended with no cycle...not until threes days after I finished did the cycle finally come. Thinking about all of this makes me laugh. Most people dread their cycle, and I am here praying for it to come. On day three of my cycle, I started Clomid. I finished the first round on Saturday. Most of the time, people do not end up successful on the first round but who knows.:) We will see!
It is that time of year again. The lights are put on the tree and the colors of greens and reds take over the house (inside and out). I love this time of year and get all excited inside. Its also the time of the year where are weekends are spent at Church reflecting and remembering our Lord and Savior. Matt and I are apart of a wonderful production put on my Lake Murray Baptist. It is an wonderful play of the life of Jesus. If you have not had the opportunity to see it, you really should. And if you have seen, it does not hurt to see it again.