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!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Now we're really adults...

Yesterday, Aaron and I signed our lives away and bought the veterinary clinic he has worked at for the past 5 years.  This is a HUGE step in our lives and is obviously scary, but it was definitely something we had hoped for.  This is the clinic where my mom and I took my dogs growing up, and Aaron has been working there since graduating vet school.

It's about 5 miles from our house and is a well-established practice.  He sees dogs, cats and exotics (birds, reptiles, hamsters, etc.)  He'll be the only vet there now except on Wednesdays which will now be his day off.   The vet we bought it from is going to work on Wednesday and also when we're on vacation. 

Since we weren't really talking about it until it was finalized, I couldn't share on here.  But I'm going to be the office manager for the clinic since the previous vet's wife is leaving with him.  This is awesome news for me because I get to take Paisley to work with us every day!  So, I've been learning to do payroll, retirement, taxes, and other accounting mumbo-jumbo for the past couple of months to prepare for the switch.

I'm super nervous to take over this role, especially since I've never managed anyone or anything ever!  Now, we have 3 employees working with us and will probably be hiring a 4th soon.

I've went on 2 interviews with a neurosurgeon that wants a PA to work with him in surgery and clinic 2 days a week, so I'm hoping to get that too.  If I do, I'll work Monday, Friday, and Saturday mornings at Aaron's clinic and Tuesday and Thursday at the neurosurgeon's.  We'll have Wednesday and Sunday off.  And I'll only have to be away from Paisley twice a week. 

SOOO, we've been painting at the clinic all day today and will again tomorrow so I'll post before and after pictures really soon!  I think 2010 officially made us adults...  :)


  1. Wow, what a big step! Congrats!!! It sounds like an amazing set up for you and your family. Good luck and I can't wait to see the pictures:).

  2. Hope all goes well with the new adventure!

  3. Fantastic News!!! And the best part is that Paisley gets to be with you at work!

    P.S....I got here from the ICLW comment you left for me!

  4. This is awesome news!! Congrats :)

  5. wow i bet that was scary but super exciting at the same time. CONGRATS!!!

  6. Wow, congrats! It sounds like a great set up!!!

  7. That's amazing news, congratulations on this big step, Amber (and Aaron)!

  8. Congrats to you both! What an exciting thing...and yes, I think you're all grown up now!

  9. Congratulations!! That's awesome news!!!

  10. WOW congratulations to you guys!! That is HUGE news! I love hearing about your husband as a vet. My sister that lives with us applied to vet schools and is waiting to hear back as we speak. Any day now! It's nice to hear success stories like yours! Congrats again!

  11. Wow...that is HUGE! And sounds very exciting and scary at the same time. Congratulations to you both, and best wishes that all goes well!!

  12. Congratulations!! That is amazing news. You are most definitely adults now! I'm glad you've found a back to work scenario that you're comfortable with. I'm not due back for another 8 months and I'm already panicking! Sounds like you've found the best of both worlds - a stay-at-home-while-working mom, or something like that.