Hey there everyone!
This year has been an interesting one, and I have not been posting nearly as much as I thought I would be able to. Between having a full-time job, volunteering at church and trying to maintain a social life (and remain somewhat normal), blogging has sort of taken the back seat. My optimistic blogging schedule I set out to do may be getting a revision, but hopefully in the future I will be posting more regularly and consistently.
Not much has changed in our lives since my last post. We are going on vacation in a little over two weeks to none other than Disney World. 🙂 Some of you may know that last year we went to Orlando for a little over a week, but I couldn’t resist going back and spending more time at the parks. We had a blast going to Animal Kingdom last year so now we are doing 5 days this year. We had some amazing opportunities come our way that made a trip to Disney a no-brainer for us. I will explain all of that in a future post. 🙂
For those of you who are my TTC (trying to conceive) sisters, we are still in the same boat as we were earlier this year. We have not made any appointments to see any specialists or to run more tests, which is something I thought I wanted to do at the beginning of this year, but that sort of took a back seat to life and planning a vacation. I know that sounds strange, that planning a vacation has taken priority over TTC efforts. (And to some, a Disney vacation to a childless couple is sort of an oxymoron.) I noticed about a month ago that planning a vacation helped me stop stressing about expanding our family and allowed me to have fun and plan a getaway my husband and I haven’t been on since our honeymoon. That was 7 years ago this month. We have been on some vacations since then, but they have either been for weddings, or we have traveled with other people. Don’t get me wrong I have absolutely loved every trip we have taken, big or small, especially if it has been with my in-laws. We have a blast traveling with them because we have so much in common. BUT my husband and I haven’t been on a 7+ day vacation, out of the mid-west, by ourselves, for 7 years. I think it is long overdue. And yes we are bringing Maximus with us! 🙂
Although we wish we had a baby in our arms and a crib in that empty bedroom in our home, we aren’t going to stress ourselves out about it. (Remind me that I said that when I start stressing again, haha!) Life is short, and I like I have said before, I would rather enjoy the family I have now than always being stressed out about the family I wish I had. I would rather make memories with my husband, go on vacation, and have fun, than be thousands of dollars in debt, spending my weeks at the doctor’s office, hopped up on hormones and stressed about whether ‘this month’ it was going to work. Don’t get me wrong-we haven’t stopped trying, but we really are in the season of totally trusting and leaning on Him. I believe God has a plan for us, and this experience will not go in vain, but I’m going to have some fun in this season instead of focusing on what I don’t have. We may schedule a doctor visit at the beginning of next year after the holidays to get more answers and take it from there. We are continuing to pray about it every single day. One baby step at a time, no pun intended. 😉
I hope to post more before our trip in a couple of weeks, and I will definitely be posting more afterward! Be sure to follow me on Instagram for any updates until then!
Thanks for stopping by! Love you all! xoxo