Thursday, October 28, 2010

...A great double date

Tonight the hubby and I went on a double date with his sister and her fiancee. We had a really great time. We started out the night with Outback Steakhouse for dinner- their bloomin' onions are AWESOME! Then we went to see the movie, Red. It's an action-comedy, and it really had us all cracking up. I'm more of a romantic-comedy girl myself, but the men loved the action, and my sister in law and I couldn't stop laughing. Then, hubby and I stopped off at Starbucks and grabbed a salted caramel hot chocolate. They're really bad for you, and I've been eating healthy all week, but it was the perfect end to a really great evening.It's like fall in a cup. It got really cold today, how ironic since I just posted how uncharacteristically warm it has been. I love chilly fall nights though.

Speaking of my sister in law- she is getting married in February, and I go in two weeks to be fitted  for my bridesmaid dress. I'm really excited, the dresses she picked out are really cute. A little short though, so I'll need to be exercising hard core and hitting up the tanning bed! Heehee. I'm really excited to be her bridesmaid. She and I have become a lot closer this year, and it's been great to see her more often. My hubby and her fiancee have become quite close as well. The only thing that worries me about the bridesmaid dresses is that hubby and I start our first round of clomid next month. Clomid is a pill used in the case of infertility to make you ovulate. I'm really excited about it, but worried if I get pregnant, my bridesmaid dress won't fit. I'll be super happy to have that excuse though.

Speaking of clomid...this is my first time taking any sort of medication like that. We are really anxious to start a family, and have been unlucky in it so far. They think I have PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a disease, or a hormone imbalance. It makes it super hard to conceive. We conceived on our own last year and lost the baby at about 8 or 9 weeks. I can't believe it has been a year and a half already since we suffered our loss. I still have a little trouble with it, but our faith is strong and is getting us through. We are super excited about taking these new measures to conceive. So, instead of worrying about that bridesmaids dress, I'm hoping that I'll have the dilemma of it not fitting, praying that there will be a baby growing inside of me.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

...I Love Fall

There's just something about that smell in the air, the cool breezes, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. Fall is by far my favorite season. It also seems so much shorter than the other 3 because of this. It's the time of year when I can't wait until Starbucks brings back the pumpkin spice latte. Or our local ice cream shop, Jiffy Treet, brings back the pumpkin pie's like a blizzard, or mcflurry, or whatever depending on where you're from.

If you hadn't noticed, it also seems that I have a love of anything pumpkin. Last week I made some really awesome Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing. I got the recipe from They're delicious if you take some of the suggestions made from other bakers on the site.

Back to my love of fall....I'm from Indiana, and we have the most unpredictable weather. This fall has been unnaturally hotter than usual. It's still nice, but a lot more hot than it normally is. Each day I wake up and can't tell whether I need a tee-shirt or a sweater. It's nuts. We also had a crazy thunderstorm yesterday that had tornado sirens going off  and some crazy winds and rain. Other than that though, it's been a beautiful fall. Where we live, which is more in the country, the leaves have all changed to beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. I love the area surrounding us because it's so full of trees. Each day there's a beautiful picture outside of my window, almost like God took a paintbrush and painted the autumn scene.

Such a random post, but I can't help but be thankful for yet another beautiful fall and looking forward to yet another blessed Holiday season.

Here's a photo of my pumpkin spice cupcake- aren't they adorable?! first time

As this is my first blog, I'm not sure exactly what to say....I'm 23 years old and married to the man of my dreams. We are working hard to start a family. I'm a stay at home wife, and a mother to our 3 year old cat, Spot. I'm livin' the dream!!!