Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Life is good

It's amazing what life brings us each day. I never realized how loved I really am. I have the most amazing family and friends. I also have the most amazing Father in Heaven who loves me more than I could ever imagine someone loving me.
I have been on a long emotional roller coaster these past 3 1/2 years. Infertility is not fun and I don't wish it upon anyone........well, maybe drug addicts and child abusers! (that was my brief comic relief for this post)
It's crazy how many opinions and suggestions I've had from my 3 different specialists. All I know is that only one opinion matters.....and that is my Father in Heaven's. He knows what is best for me. He knows what my body can and cannot handle. I feel such comfort and peace when I think about my future children and family. Hearing the worst news possible, and growing from that news, has been a huge turning point for me with this trial. I'm not afraid anymore. I'm so willing to adopt, use a surrogate, or attempt to get pregnant one more time! I feel so free of worries, stresses, and fear. I'm so excited for our future family and can't wait until we are complete.
I feel confident, and say with confidence, that my everything (spiritual, physical and mental) has been placed in the hands of the Lord and I'm willing to go and do whatever he needs me to do. I know He is waiting to bless me with more sweet spirits and I'm doing all that I can here on this earth to be able to receive those blessing in my life.
I'm so thankful for this gospel and the knowledge that it gives me. It's amazing how happy I can be with this knowledge....even despite my worse trials and fears coming true. I'm almost happier than I was before I had this trial. I'm more thankful than I was before this trial. This isn't to say that I don't have hard days and get sad.....because I do. But it is just a momentary lapse of sadness and then I'm back up again and still very much excited about our future.
As I always say....."Life is good"!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yee haw!!!

Today we had our super fun ward rodeo. Both Jacey and Kylee are exhausted and resting and David just left for work, so I have some "me" time and I feel like putting these pictures up already! We always have so much fun at our ward rodeo's but this year was even more fun because we got to enjoy it with Jacey girl! Kylee and Jacey LOVED the horsey rides....

Kylee got to participate in the potatoe sack races. This girl is JUST like me with her competitive nature. She realized that she wasn't winning half way to the finish line, so she stopped right there and didn't want to finish. Instead she took the bag off her legs and walked back to the starting line and gave her bag to the next girl in line. She then found me pouting and said...."Mom, I didn't get to win"! Geez!!!! I'm in trouble for the next 14 years!

The girls had so much fun on the playground!

They are so cute!!!
David also participated in a race. Here he is getting ready to start....
And he's off!!! Hahaha! Looks like he's diving into a pool of sand. He ended up losing this race. Awwww.....so sad!

And this picture below is just for fun. This was Kylee all dressed up for her Valentine's party at preschool Thursday morning. She was so excited to hand out her "personally addressed" fun-dip valentines to all her class mates.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


It's amazing how and what our kids get from us. Kylee looks like me......yes, Kylee has a competitive personality like me.....yes! But little did I know that she would even sleep like me!

I have woken up numerous times and found my legs crossed just like these pictures of Kylee above. David also has told me numerous times that he has found me asleep in this very position. Kylee has apparently inherited this fabulous gene from me as well! I don't see how she sleeps at night but lately during her nap, I always find her in this position. It cracks me up! In my opinion....Kylee just wants to look "cool" while sleeping! She's posing in her dreams for all the cute boys. Hahaha!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Random life happenings...

The Pew household gets excited over the little things! We love spending time together.....just the 3 of us. We love it when Daddy has his 3 days off during the week. On those days, we love to just hang out around the house and do whatever we feel like doing. Today Mommy was REALLY excited (not sure why I'm speaking in "Kylee" version) because we got to do yard work. Here is Daddy working his magic on our beautiful GREEN grass!
And Kylee doing her part!

I had to get a big picture of our yard because this is the best our grass has ever looked!

Mommy and Kylee picked up all the toys off of the lawn in the back yard and made sure it was nice and ready for Daddy to mow.
Kylee doing her part by staying out of the way and jumping on the trampoline!

Woo hoo!

Our backyard is a tad bit neglected.....especially when you just saw what our front yard grass looks like. We didn't feel like spending the money for winter rye in the back yard. It still works though!

We also had some fun inside baking......EASY baking that is! Kylee got an Easy Bake Oven from her cousin Ella. She has been dying to use it and I finally remembered to buy the right light bulb, so we whipped it out and baked a yummy little treat.

Kylee concentrating hard to make sure the frosting is just right!

She was very patient! I didn't realize how long it took for these things to bake. 37 minutes later (after a 15 minute pre-warm up, 12 minutes of baking, and 10 minutes of cooling) she was ready to eat it all up!

Friday was my 28th birthday.......yes, I'm nearing the big 3-0!!! Awwww!!! I had one of the best birthdays this year. On Wednesday, David took me out to yummy Red Lobster and then to Ulta 3 where he let me buy my Chi flat iron! LOVE IT! We then went to the mall and he let me splurge on a new pair of jeans. I of course went straight to buckle.....the BEST place to splurge on jeans. I found the perfect pair but they are too long so I'm now waiting for them to get tailored. I hopefully get them tomorrow! Woo hoo!
Then on Thursday, Tera and Natalie took me out to my most FAVORITE place ever......KABUKI! Sushi is our favorite thing to pig out on. So it was no question as to where they were taking me for my birthday lunch. After Kabuki, we went and got pedicures. And when I say pedicures....I mean an hour of heavenly massaging, primping, soaking, foot scrubbing, and toe nail designing. It was absolutely AMAZING!
The finished product!

I don't have pictures for the rest of my birthday celebration but on Friday, Jaime took me out to lunch at Costa Vida (our favorite place) and then to Yogurt Jungle (our newest favorite place). We hung out for the rest of the day and she helped make my actual birthDAY special! I had so many pre-birthday celebrations that I didn't know if anything was left for my actual special day. Thanks to Jaime, it was filled with greatness!
Then yesterday my Mom accompanied me to my doctor's appointment and took me out to a yummy Mexican dinner afterwards to celebrate my belated birthday with me. It was all perfect and I couldn't have asked for anything more! My birthDAY turned into a birthWEEK! It was the BEST!
I am LOVING David's schedule. He works Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and then has Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday off. I love that he has week days off. We can go out without the rush of the crowds and we can feel like he actually has 3 FULL days off instead of a short little weekend with only Saturday to really do anything. I've been busy with volleyball on the weekends so it works out perfect that when David works, so do I! So it makes for a quick weekend and then a nice 3 days off together as a family.
Quick update.....I'm proceeding with IVF! My post-hysteroscopy appointments have been good and we are free and clear of scar tissue! Woo hoo! If all goes well, we will be doing the actual IVF sometime during the end of March/beginning of April. We are very optimistic and hopeful. Whatever happens will be according to Heavenly Father's plan and we are ready and willing for whatever is going to happen, to happen! Life is good!