Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sitting, waiting, wishing...

Dave did such a good job telling the events of this weekend that I don't really even have to say anything! (Truthfully I made him blog about it so it wouldn't just be me ranting about the rudeness and incompetence of one scheduling girl who shall remain nameless mostly because she never mentioned her name!)

And now we wait... If you think I am impatient at Christmas time (ahem...) you ain't seen nothing yet! We have to wait at least 2 weeks to find out if the IUI was a success and it is slowly driving me mad. I say slowly because I have been able to function better than I thought I would have. Luckily we also get to look forward to Amanda's wedding which is June 9th so that is keeping my mind slightly occupied. But pretty much every third thought is regarding what's going on in my body right now.

Other than that life is rolling along. Dave has the week off work and has been doing a fabulous job of cleaning our house even though he's been sick for about a week. Our 2 year anniversary is coming up next Monday and no, not the anniversary of our first kiss, the first time he called me on the phone or anything lame like that, this is the real deal! 2 whole years since we got married. It does not seem like it at all, but it has been great and everyday I think I am luckier and luckier for having such a great guy.

Well, anyone is welcome to send good thoughts our way and hopefully we will get good news in the near future but until then, enjoy Google's how to of the day:

I know I did!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another busy weekend for the Menn

Friday: Today was the day that Brook and I had been waiting for. IUI is all about timing, from figuring out the day of ovulation, making the appointment for the doctors, making a "deposit/withdrawal" at the lab, and going through with the procedure, all in a matter of two days. Sound fun? Brook was able to talk to a wonderful lady and scheduled the appointment without any problems...wait...reverse that. Brook actually had to beg and plead for us to get an appointment that would work with our tight schedule, while at the same time she was treated like gum on the bottom of the appointment scheduler's shoe. I was fortunate to be able to do my part with a minimal amount of problems or humiliation. When the appointment drew near, we picked up the sample and went to the doctors, only to find that our doctor was in surgery until the afternoon. They tried to call and inform us in every way except by calling Brook's cellphone, which would have been the most helpful. So, once again, we were reduced to groveling in order for the IUI process to continue. We were lucky to get the doctor in between surgeries and get the whole stressful ordeal over with. I guess trials can be looked at as blessings, so I hope these "blessings" will translate into a different kind of blessing.

Saturday: Graduation day!!! Dressed in my black robes and cute, little hat, I participated in the 88th graduation of Santa Rosa Junior College. I was one of over 1100 graduates ranging in age from 16 to 73. It didn't feel real and it still doesn't, but hopefully that will change when i get my actual diploma in the mail. The real fun was the party afterwards, with lots of family and friends. I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to the graduation, the party, those that made food, and for all the great presents. A special thank you goes out to Nancy and Vince and their willingness to come over the night before and help clean the apartment. Anyone else who would like to clean our apartment another time can call us and schedule an appointment. Here is a picture of the wonderful event.

Sunday: We were sick, so we took it easy. I guess that part isn't too busy.

Monday: Brook and I went down to San Jose to visit some friends that Brook grew up with. We spent most of the day with Becca and her boyfriend Fernando in Santa Cruz at the boardwalk. We all kinda forgot that it was Memorial Day and that the place would be super crowded. The weather was pretty nice for the beach in May and overall we had a good time. Once again, pictures speak louder than words, so enjoy the optical display.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

It's time.

Well, looks like tomorrow is the big day! We have our appointment with the doctor at 11:50 so please have us in your prayers. I will write more about the stress of making the appointment later I just wanted to let everyone know the news.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!

Yesterday I went to baby Emanuel's first birthday party. I cannot believe he is already a year old!!!! Random picture of the Pele. He was not at the party, but I had to post it.
Me and Kaisa.
Baby E enjoying his cake! Very much.
Looking happy.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Laughing so hard I could cry...

Have you ever laughed so hard that your eyes started to tear up? I have. On Friday night we were at John and Noelle's just sitting around talking and David decides to spit out a bit of his nerdy anthropology talk and says the word "brachiate." All of the sudden I start laughing hysterically (keep in mind that I'm not a laugher so this story is even better!!!) and I can barely get out the lamest joke in the world "Will brachiate for animals." Why was this so funny? No one including myself really knows... but it was. I just could NOT stop laughing and I'm sure everyone was looking at me like some sort of freak. Then all of the sudden I realized I was no longer laughing but instead was sobbing uncontrollably! It still felt like I was laughing and I still thought my dumb joke was the funniest thing ever, but I was actually sitting there crying on the couch!!! At least I was able to laugh at myself, but it was definitly a strange experience and I'm going to make sure not to laugh at all at work today.
Gotta love that Clomid!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sooner than expected!

Well, it looks like the IUI process is going to be sooner than expected! I start Clomid on Saturday!!!! I'm very nervous just because I don't know what it will do to me, but I know it will be fine and we will look back at this time and laugh. Life is just stressful when you are actually living it!
More on this topic to come I'm sure...

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

I've outsmarted the human race!

For the past 2 years on the Saturday before Mother's day we have been trapped in our apartment by the thousands of participants of the Human Race, a race to benefit non profit organizations in Sonoma County. While I do realize this is a very worthy cause and a great benefit to our community you can imagine my frustration to not be able to exit our apartment when we have to get to work or various other places for HOURS! They do not even give us a warning! It was not until last year's race that I even figured out the fact that it was always held on the Saturday before Mother's day (thank you Nancy for that information.)
This year we will be taking steps to ensure that this will not interfere with our lives by informing our neighbors and parking our cars elsewhere in order to escape.
Fool me once, shame on you...
Fool me twice, shame on me...
Fool me three times, not a chance sucker!

In other news: I got really sick all the sudden yesterday. I left work at 3:45 and went home and slept, waking only to take a bath and get a blessing. I took my temperature and it was 101.9 so I'm thinking it wasn't allergies. I slept through the night and woke up all the sudden covered it sweat and really hot and uncomfortable at what felt like about 1am and the weird thing was... I felt amazingly better! My nose isn't running half as much as it was yesterday and I'm not as drowsy. I still don't feel 100%, but I'm getting there and I feel a heck of a lot better than I did yesterday!

If any of you are interested in learning more about the Human Race besides the fact that they trap me in my apartment here is a link for you:

Monday, May 7, 2007

I'd love to remove my nose right about now!

Oh my gosh if my nose doesn't stop running I'm am going in to get a nose job (Yes I do know this won't stop the problem... but it will at least punish my stupid nose for all the trouble it is causing me.) I don't know if it is a cold or allergies, but I have taken medication for both and nothing helps! I CANNOT get sick right now! I need to be healthy. This blows... no pun intended.

Friday, May 4, 2007

NO MORE FREEZE TAG!!!!! I give up!

I'm sure all of you have figured out by now that this has not been the most exciting week for us. I really haven't had anything to write about. Let's see... Monday David and I went to Windsor hoping to have dinner on the "Green" but everything was closed for some reason. So we ended up driving to Johnny Garlics and having dinner there. On Tuesday we drove out to Healdsburg so Hailey and Alexa could bring cookies to their friend and we drove around town to give them a little time to hang out before we took them home and then I went to Sherry's for American Idol. On Wednesday we had the relief society service auction and while I didn't have enough points to win anything that I wanted, I did donate a home made apron and some home made cards that both went for a good amount of points. Thursday we didn't have anything planned except cleaning the house but at the last minute got called to babysit the Sullivans. I regret to inform all of you (and if I don't inform you someone else will) that I am still amazingly horrible at freeze tag. Not only that... but I also am no good at duck duck goose. I hope to improve these important skills in the coming year. And today is Friday. We will be attending the SRHS choir concert to support our own little Milli Vanilli, Hailey, who is not feeling well enough to sing but will be mouthing all the words!
We don't really have anything thrilling going on this weekend. Both of us have to work tomorrow and then the missionaries will be coming over for dinner. Sunday I have to teach in Young Women's, but I am actually really looking forward to it because it is a great lesson.

In other news... Dave's coworker may be staying with us for a few weeks, but I will let Dave blog about that.