Tuesday, May 25, 2010

99 things about ME!

I thought this was a cute post so I copied it! Only problem is it's missing #49 so I added my own =) Please feel free to use this, & enjoy!

1.Started your own blog - Yup & next month is my 6 month bloggiversary!
2.Slept under the stars - I went to summer camp every year as a child but haven't slept under the stars since then.
3.Played in a band - I played the Clarinet in band in 6th grade
4.Visited Hawaii
5.Watched a meteor shower
6.Given more than you can afford to charity - I give to charities ALL the time! Normally 20-40 dollars, never more than I can afford
7.Been to Disney World - Went with my grandparents & big brother when I was about 6 years old. I was too small for most of the cool rides so I would like to go again!
8.Climbed a mountain
9.Held a praying mantis
10.Sang a solo
11.Bungee jumped
12.Visited Paris
13.Watched a lightning storm - Not since I was little with my mom. I am terribly afraid of storms but my mom always had a way of making them seem cool and soothing.
14.Taught yourself an art from scratch-SCRAPBOOKING =)
15.Adopted a child
16.Had food poisoning
17.Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty -I visited the statue of liberty when it was closed, so I couldn't climb it.
18.Grown your own vegetables
19.Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20.Slept on an overnight train
21.Had a pillow fight - At a slumber party when I was a kid
23.Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - Did this for the first time EVER this year...My little sissy was having her big 8th grade dance & *coughcough* I came down with something
24.Built a snow fort - My brother & I would build huge snow forts & dig tunnels when we were young with all the neighborhood kids.
25.Held a lamb
26.Gone skinny dipping - I was in high school & did this with a girlfriend, her neighbor walked outside & we freaked out...Never done it again
27.Run a Marathon
28.Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29.Seen a total eclipse
30.Watched a sunrise or sunset - Plenty of times
31.Hit a home run
32.Been on a cruise
33.Seen Niagara Falls in person - One time when I went to buffalo on a mission trip with my youth group
34.Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35.Seen an Amish community - Visited Pa Dutch country many times as a child with my grandparents
36.Taught yourself a new language
37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38.Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39.Gone rock climbing
40.Seen Michelangelo’s David
41.Sung karaoke
42.Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43.Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44.Visited Africa
46.Been transported in an ambulance - Well...I am an EMT does this count?
47.Had your portrait painted
48.Gone deep sea fishing
49.Put out a fire - I am a volunteer firefighter, something many people don't know about little old me!
50.Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51.Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52.Kissed in the rain
53.Played in the mud - Did this all the time as a little kid
54.Gone to a drive-in theater
55.Been in a movie
56.Visited the Great Wall of China
57.Started a business - I started a home sale business (Lia Sophia-jewelry) I discovered I'm not a very good salesperson
58.Taken a martial arts class
59.Visited Russia
60.Served at a soup kitchen
61.Sold Girl Scout Cookies - Once again did this as a kid
62.Gone whale watching
63.Got flowers for no reason
64.Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65.Gone sky diving
66.Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67.Bounced a check
68.Flown in a helicopter
69.Saved a favorite childhood toy - Not a toy but my childhood "blankie." Which I still sleep with every night
70.Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71.Eaten Caviar
72.Pieced a quilt - I love quilting, I have 2 or 3 unfinished projects right now
73.Stood in Times Square - Really cool place during the holidays
74.Toured the Everglades
75.Been fired from a job
76.Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77.Broken a bone
78.Been a passenger on a motorcycle - When I was a kid
79.Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80.Published a book
81.Visited the Vatican
82.Bought a brand new car - I bought a 2009 Hyundai Tuscon last year, it was a dealer's demo so it was sold as used but only had 3,00 miles
83.Walked in Jerusalem
84.Had your picture in the newspaper - I took dance lessons & made the paper a ton of times for that. i also was on the board of education when I was in high school & made the paper for that too.
85.Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86.Visited the White House - Did this almost every year in elementary school
87.Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88.Had chickenpox - As a little kid
89.Saved someone’s life - I am an EMT & now a nurse, I have helped save quite a few people
90.Sat on a jury
91.Met someone famous
92.Joined a book club
93.Got a tattoo - I have 2, a butterfly on my hip I got at 18 and "LOVE" on my foot I got in May before I got married as a wedding gift
94.Had a baby
95.Seen the Alamo in person
96.Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97.Been involved in a law suit
98.Owned a cell phone -TONS!!
99.Been stung by a bee- More times than I can remember, Thank god I'm not allergic

I hope you learned a few things about me!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

On to the next big thing

One week from today I will graduate from Nursing School. After that it's on to the next BIG thing =) And by next big thing I mean BABY!! I am starting to get anxious & excited all over again! After my last egg retrieval I was so sad and beat down I pushed everything baby into the background. DH and I talked about when would be an appropriate time to restart our journey. We decided that after I graduate college would be better for us since we would all be much less stressed out and hopefully our finances would be in order. At the time graduation felt like such a far away time, like when you were a little kid saying, "one day when I grow up..." But it's here (well almost here). I think we will start the preocess again in July to give us a little time to recooperate and time for me to find a job =(. So for now I am getting exited to start thing moving again. Hopefully this will be my last child-free Mother's Day!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010


I would like to annouce to all my blog friends that I am officially a GRADUATE NURSE!!! I am so excited! I was really nervous after a brutal final exam but it's done ALL OVER!! I will graduate next weekend. WOOOOHOOOO!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Looking for a little advice

DH & I will be doing a new round of IVF sometime in June. During our last cycle I was trying to tell the fewest amount of people as possible, but I'm not very good at keeping secrets... I told a few close friends & family members everything. When our IVF didn't work out I found myself explaining it to a lot of people & caused myself a lot of heartache. I am trying to save myself some of this problem for our upcoming cycle but I have such a hard time keeping my mouth shut. I need some serious advice on how to keep the secret & who do you tell what?

I am a very open person but a lot of the times it comes back to kick me in the a$$!! Also, WHEN we do become pregnant I want it to be special, surprising, & sweet. i don't want people to say, "Yeah we knew that was coming."

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE give me any advice you have on how I can shield my heart from the hurt.