Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Survive Christmas: Check

Hey blog friends, sorry about going M.I.A. on you all. The holidays have kept me plenty busy, so I haven't been around much to blog. I am not typically a holiday type person, but this year Oklahoma decided to have "winter storm 2009" on Christmas Eve. What this meant for my holiday was that I had to go to less houses to celebrate due to bad roads. Awesome! I was able to sleep in, leisurely open presents and then put them away, eat turkey once and actually enjoy it...

Our house got a ton of snow and buried all of our Christmas decorations, which apparently our Home Owner's Association (HOA) would have suggested we do with them based on the fact that we didn't win the lighting competition for the 3rd straight year.

Our house with all of its snow

I thought I'd show you all pictures of the 3 who did win though. We'll start with third place just for fun. I personally feel it's a bit painful to look at with the disco glowing bulbs. It even hurts to look at the picture. Plus, what's going on here that says winner?
2nd place: another lovely choice by our stupid HOA. Now let me point out that they do have 3 tiny deer in the yard that were unlit during this picture taking. But seriously... 2nd place.... for putting lights on the house and throwing 3 store-bought deer in the yard? Good for you guys. Glad you spent 10 minutes on your house this year so you could win a cash prize.

And the winner is.....

Now this one isn't laughable, but really. $150.00 for this. I think not. It looks nice, it really does. But to beat all of the other houses in the neighborhood??? And let me be fair for a moment and say that there were other houses besides ours that did a great job. I wouldn't have been upset if they had beat us. But they didn't. Lesson learned from this experience is that HOA does reward simplicity. If your electric bill is over $500 for the month of December, you are eliminated apparently. I guess we're "going green".

So next year I vote on putting a "F---you, HOA" sign in the yard. I bet that'll get their attention.


  1. Omgoodness! Your decor was soooo much better!

  2. What the heck?! I'll be interested to see who wins in our neighborhood this year...last year's picks were not my favorites! You got majorly ignored, and yours were awesome!

  3. Wow...your lights were WAY better! If it makes you feel any better, I am giving you a virtual FIRST PLACE! Didn't make you feel better?

    Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday! :)

  4. lol, you should definitely do that. I agree, Those houses weren't anything too terribly special. You should take over the HOA that way there aren't idiots running it. :)

  5. WTF? I think next year you should put a sign with big lights that says WTF or F-U HOA! :)

    I personally thought you did a much better job than all those houses and you should have one-you would have if I was voting!

    Yeah-I love white christmases!

  6. I think that next year you need to start your own "People's Choice" contest, you were totally robbed! Sorry we didn't make it by to see you when we got back from the farm, hopefully soon, we miss you!!!!

  7. I can't believe the houses that won!! They were so plain. -kriss

  8. Your house was much better. I can't believe that 2nd place house!