Friday, February 12, 2010

Blogger Award & Update

I've been terrible at blogging lately. I've been reading some of my favorites, but I've just not had much to say. I am 71 days into a never ending cycle. The good news is I think I may have finally ovulated 2 days ago, so there is an end in sight. Other than that, I am still in the process of being referred to an RE.

Thank you jrs at Find Joy Now for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. My motto for 2010 has been Find Joy in the Journey. So much of the time I cursing the journey that takes me from here to there, and infertility is no different. When I saw the name of jrs' blog in the blogroll of another that I read, I was instantly intrigued! One of the first posts that I read of hers was this one about some well meaning neighbors and their all knowing fertility advice. Hilarious. I don't know much about jrs yet, but I can't wait to read more about her walk down this winding path!

The instructions that go along with this award are as follows:

• Thank the person that nominated you for this award (see above).
• Copy the award and place it on your blog.
• Link the person that nominated you for this award.
• Tell us seven interesting things about yourself.
• Nominate seven bloggers.
• Post the links to the seven bloggers.

1. My thumbs are double jointed.... just like my mom.

2. When I started this blog, it was private. My husband was the only one who had the password. It was him that convinced me to become public and share our struggle.

3. I used to scare my college roommate all.the.time. My husband is returning the favor. What goes around comes around I guess.

4. I didn't eat beef or pork for 10 years. I have recently been reunited with steak, and I've vowed to never stray again.

5. One of my fondest childhood memories is being chosen from the crowd to be in a parade at Disney Land on my 5th birthday.

6. My husband and I were both part of the same longitudinal study when we were 7 years old. We have become a researcher's dream. We are still asked to share about our life (paid, of course) every couple of years.

7. I have (and ALWAYS have had) a skin imperfection on my right pointer finger. My husband claims that he had NEVER noticed it until about a year ago. We've been together for 9 years, and now it totally grosses him out.

I am pretty new to blogging, but I've got a few favorites that have inspired me along the way!

I am nominating the following bloggers for this award....

Busted Plumbing - Too Funny! This blog is a MUST read!

The A.R.T. of Baby Making - She typically has a good wit about her, and is pretty honest about everything she is going through.

Growing Our Own Garden - My go-to for an inspirational uplifting post.

Young but Infertile? - Another funny blogger!

Bottoms Off And On the Table - Hands down my favorite blog title.

Infertility and Me - My very first follower!

Womb for Improvement - Funny... don't believe me? Try this one.


Tiffany said...

Wow, gosh, thank you so much! I do believe you are definitely deserving of a beautiful blogger award! And to pass it onto me?...well thanks so much!

jrs said...

I'm glad you have been reintroduced to beef. A good steak is so tasty. Thinking about it is getting me hungry.

The Pifer's said...

Infertility is such a hard journey, it has it's up and it's's a path that God only trust with certain people...

I'm praying for you through this journey. My husband and I have also been TTC (4 years next month), infertility is a huge part of our lives, it does not define us, but it's def. changed us for the better!

Please know your in my thoughts and prayers and I am an email away if you need to talk.

Leslie said...

I found your blog through Kelly's Korner. I have been on the infertility journey and we now have a child. I will pray for your journey. I know it's a tough one.

Beth Forbus said...


Found your blog on Kelly’s Korner.

I wanted to let you know about Sarah’s Laughter, the ministry God gave me through my own struggle with infertility. We’d love to encourage you as you continue on your journey, and offer you our support however we can. Our Daily Double Portions are encouraging devotions we send every day to build you up and uplift you as you face the daily struggle of infertility. If there’s anything Sarah’s Laughter can do for you, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We care about you and your journey.

Busted Kate said...

Thank you thank you thank you!! I'm so honored!! You rock the free world :-)

Jenny H said...

Hi I too found you through Kelly's corner.. her prayer blog. Just wanted you to know you are not alone in your carnival ride. send me a message I would love to talk with you sometime.
In His Grip,