Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Weekend Recap

What a great weekend we had! We have been busy this weekend and have enjoyed every moment of it! I have decided that life is too short to worry and stress over things that I cannot control so I have spent time really enjoying life with my handsome husband. Many people don't know but this weekend would have been the weekend that we would have shared with everyone that we are pregnant. But we all know how that turned out. (We are not pregnant!) We are still spending the summer TTC on our own and putting it in God's hands. I would say that it is difficult for me to do this as I so badly want to be pregnant before my 30th birthday on July 29th, 2009. I just have to continue to have faith that God has a different plan for me. The subject of my 30th birthday will be a post for another day, but for now I would like to share with you all the fun moments we had over the 4th of July Weekend.

First it all started with a BIG 4th of July Bash at the Jolliff's House on Friday night. They have a wonderful home on the lake and it is so peaceful and I feel so relaxed when I am out there. Susan and Rick Jolliff had a wonderful cookout planned with great food, desserts, and tons of fireworks. I really enjoyed meeting new people and creating new friendships. Thanks Ashley and Chad for inviting us to the party! As we left the party at 11PM on Friday night we were left driving home with a very low tire. Not sure what happened from the time we got to the party to when we left, but we managed to get a low tire and we are very lucky we made it home. So around midnight Chad was feeling up the tire and checking the tire pressure. Saturday morning Chad took our Jeep to Walmart, because all the dealerships were closed, and we ended up having a hole in the tire. Which left us with ordering a new tire and putting the spare on until this Friday. Just our luck both vehicles are having problems. We don't get Chad's truck back until Wednesday. So for the next few days we will carpool back and forth to work. All and all everything will work out.

For the 4th of July we spent the day running a few errands and that morning we decided that we would have a few friends over for pizza and a few games. I was thinking that Papa Murphy's pizza would be great to have, this way I did not have to cook. However it turns out that on the 4th of July they are closed. I was actually shocked that they were closed, so this left me to cook pizza. Oh well it turned out GREAT! I made three pizzas and chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes... YUMMY! Thanks to the Jones Family, the Linam Family, and the Soto Family for enjoying us for a great evening of fun and laughter. We played a few rounds of cornhole and talked and laughed for hours. I especially enjoy creating summer memories with our friends and I look forward to many more cookouts before the summer ends.

Today Chad and I enjoyed the wonderful sermon on Freedom at Church. Do you enjoy your freedom and think about your freedom each and every day? What if it was taken away from you, think about that, if freedom was taken from you what would you do differently? I know that I would do a lot of things differently. I would enjoy every moment of every day, I would breathe in the air a bit deeper, I would enjoy every moment with my husband, I would love on my dog Bella, I would embrace my friends and family and tell them how much they mean to me, and I would take the moment to enjoy life around me with no regrets and smile more. Now it is your turn take a moment and think about all the things that you would do differently if freedom was taken away from you or think about what freedom means to you.

I hope that everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend as much as I did! I would like to close this post by asking you to please stop by Kate McRae's site and say a few prayers for her and her family. Kate is fighting a battle, she has a massive brain tumor and needs as many people and angels watching over her. I know my heart is sad for this precious little girl and I know that God is watching over her and in time will heal her little body. Please pray and show your love and support to this family.


Ashley said...

We love you Melissa... I pray for you daily but you know this! I know something good is coming... Thanks for everything this weekend, we just love you so much! Can't wait for the next get together, need to plan SOON!!!!! Love you!!!

The Pifer's said...

I love all the pictures!!!! I'm glad you had a good 4th. You are always in my thoughts and prayers you!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post Melissa! You are always in my thoughts and I am thankful to have you a my twin sister, I love you so much and you are truly my gift in my life.

b is for brown said...

Hi Melissa. I am also a TTC lady. Love your blog.

We tried for 8 months and then had a loss (an ectopic pregnancy and my tube had to be removed in the ER).

We tried on our own for 3 more months and 2 failed IUIS and told to see an RE. We are now about to start IVF. I have prayed on this and feel it is the path we were meant to follow.

I am here if you need someone to talk to you!

Kristen said...

Hello Melissa! I found your blog through Kelly's Korner and really enjoy reading your posts! I am praying for you and your husband - God's blessings to you both! I just have to ask where you got the dress from your 4th of July post?? It is really cute! Thanks!!

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