Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our love story.......

Our love story started in 1978 when we were both 6 months old. When we were waiting with our Mom’s to get our 6 month pictures taken. This will be the first of many near misses. 
1982 came around and our moms took a garden class at the old Bainbrige Gardens where now the Chevron station stands. I played with a little boy and a his younger sister, thinking back at it & talking to his mom and mine, it came to me that Chris was the little boy I was playing with. 

The next one was in 1995, I was in the 11th grade he was a senior for a quarter, at North my high school then he transfered back to Bainbridge.  During that time he was in 1st period, & sat right next to my best Friend Tiffany, who at the time was dating his best friend Kevin. We never met the entire time that he was in her class. To make it crazier we were in the same class room area with just a small wall between us. TIffany didn’t want to introduce Chris and I, she thought he wouldn’t have been my type! :)
In 1997 I was working in the Galley on the morning shift on the Bainbridge to Seattle run. He went through my ferry line at least once a week, never noticing him or him noticing me this went on for a year. 
Finally in 1999 I had been working as a ferry worker when in walked Chris. 
I was able to show him around and when I met him for the first time my heart skipped a beat. I was together with someone else and he was as well. Working together we became the best of friends. 
I found out about some serious health problems, the same time that Chris’s first marriage ended.  I was told I need a hysterectomy and he was there bringing me flowers and visiting me the very next day. More health problems came my way.  Life went on and I moved into my first place while still sick Chris would get soup & come check on my fire to make sure that I had a warm house. over each day that we spent together, movies at home with a dinner he cooked me, a trip to Seattle to go to a game or go shopping. No matter what it was we did it together. Before long we were madly in love!  
On Christmas eve, my Grandma’s family get together all of us under one roof, all 228 of us!!! We still keep growing.... When Santa called me up to get a gift, thinking my Dad was trying to make me turn bright red in front of Chris and nothing else,  everyone must have known because there were about 100 cameras taking pictures. Now Santa handed me a beautiful box at the same time Chris got on one knee and asked me to be his wife, his best friend and his partner in crime.
That May we got married at the Forever Grand Chapel in Las Vegas. It was perfect although not to many people were able to come to the wedding we had a nice reception back home. Next year we are hoping that we will go back and celebrate our ten year down there!! 
Always wanting to become parents but knowing  that we couldn’t, we looked at many avenues and road blocks came up every single time. With my health problems we just couldn’t become parents.  Always a void in our hearts we were happy to be Auntie & Uncle to many children, but it never felt like our hearts were full. 
With our 9 years of marriage we have obeyed our vows, at times we have been poor, rich, in good health and poor, have had good times and bad, We have owned a home, lived with my parents, and moved right around 17 times. Always doing what we needed to do for our family of two. No matter what we have laughed though tears. The entire time side by side with our love for one another never weakened  
but it made us and our relationship stronger. 
Friday we go in to the PNW Fertility clinic. Together with my Cousin Chrystal her sister and my best friend Erin, and my husbands best friend Jeff, to do our transfer of our Embryos. A gift from God, learning in December that they had saved my eggs before they did my Hysterectomy!!! Chris was a green like with his part & a few weeks later our babies were made. Now we get to watch the spark of out child being conceived in Chrystal’s womb. In 9 months we will be able to hold that child of ours we have always wished upon a star for. No other man in the world would I want to be a father of my baby. 
We are soulmates made to raise a little human together. To complete our family of two to become a family of four!! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Will be back after this Commercial Break.

I will be taking a break for the weekend. I should have posted this post last Monday. Sorry I am taking a little time to get this little writers block a rest!
So Check back Monday!
Lots of love, 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ultra sound...

Dear babies, 

We went to the appointment in Seattle today seeing the two of you on the screen for the first time was more emotional then I truly thought it would be. When I saw your heats beating it made me so happy that I cried and cried and cried some more. 

The two of you are in my heart forever. Baby B is so much bigger then baby A, but I know you will grow and catch up fast. I can't wait for the next few weeks to go even faster so that I can hear your hearts beat!!! Each time I get your pictures will bring me so much joy knowing I am that much closer to meeting you! 

I can not wait to be your mommy. I decided because Auntie is carrying you we will need to do what she came up with and that is recording stories we read or talking to you and playing our music that we love. I will also have Gramsie and Papa read on it as well.  We are so blessed to have you in our life already we want to make sure you always know that. 

+love you!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My quest to be the best mommy.

Dear Babies, 

I'm sitting here thinking of what kind of mommy I am going to be. Reading a ton of books and thinking of what I can do to become the best savvy mommy that you can have.  I'm wanting to try to keep the lifestyle that we had when we were both working full time. 

This means I'm going to be a coupon clipping diva! Trying hard to do the extra steps to save money in places that will be leaving us extra money in other places to help out in our families budget. 

I'm always looking for all the deals I can find for the nursery, for the toys you play with, clothes you wear, things for the house! I think in the house we have bought maybe a hand full of things new the rest have been on craigslist,garage sales, or event good will. 

I'm a thrifty person and now I am going to be thrifty even more.  In a world where its hard to make ends meat and the economy is horrible for every single person. With us bringing two new lives into the world we have to be more thrifty then we ever have been in our lives. 

People are such naysayers. These are things I am going to do, give it my all.  We will be using cloth diapers!!! Yes I will be. I have ran into many people including your Daddy that don't want me to do this, but when I look at the total cost and what it does to the environment, now I am not a tree hugging garnola. But I do think that everyone should do their part. With that being said, my twins if they are anything like this side of the family they will shit ALOT! So it is only really a small thing to do to help the earth leave two huge diaper filled landfills. 
Then next thing I'm going to do is make all my own baby food. When we go visit your auntie Allie in Eastern Washington we will get fruit and veggies. I will be learning to can fruit and veggies, I will be buying a food dehydrator and doing what I can to save food by dehydrating. Also I'm going to put together a cooking group where 12 of us ladies will get together once a month and make 2 different dishes x 12 so we can have meals pre-pared for most of the month.  I know that this will help us and other families as well. 

I will be the crazy coupon lady and have found some really great friends that blog and I am super excited to learn these wonderful things. We did our first savings and I got BBQ sauce and laundry soap for free! 
I will share what I get deals on and my savvy-ness 

I hope you will continue to watch me grow as a better person in my quest to being the best mommy I can be. 

+Love you,
   Mommy +