5Ks are addicting, well for me at least. I signed up for this one before we started our IVF cycle and honestly did not anticipate being pregnant. So instead of running this one I walked it at a slow and steady pace. But I still finished it and enjoyed myself while I did it.
I was sad that I couldn't join in the fun at the softball game with the other Biola alumni, nor could I tell anyone why I couldn't play (that whole pregnancy thing) since it was still a secret. I did have a great time catching up with everyone and meeting Krista's twins! It is always a good time to watch a fun softball game.
We began our 1st IVF attempt in mid-November. Since the clinic was closed for New Years and I was going to have to wait two extra days to go in for my blood test I decided to take an HPT first thing in the morning on New Years Eve. I figured either I would get the bad news that it didn't work in 2012 and we could begin 2013 with a fresh start or it would be fantastic news to end 2012 and something wonderful to look forward to in 2013. While it felt like an eternity waiting for the result to show up though it probably took less than 30 seconds. Then I kept waiting for the NOT to show up, but it never did...
Paul, myself and the parents headed up to the Reagan Library to spend the day. We looked through the main presidency portion, grabbed lunch and then headed to the special Disney exhibit! There were tons of memorabilia: sketches, posters, replicas of how his home office was set up, tons of other Disney items.
Costumes from many of the princess and super hero movies along with Pirates and Alice in Wonderland.
Portions of original rides, vehicles from rides and movies along with recreations of sets.
Disney artists sketches for Mr & Mrs Reagan, Mickey ears and a staff name tag.
Unfortunately for Bradley he got sick and couldn't use his tickets to Disneyland, however this was quite good fortune for Amy and me. She came and met me at work and we headed off for an evening of fun. We hit up DCA first for a spin in Radiator Springs and then headed over to Disney for the rest of the night. Our evening though cold and too windy for fireworks was lovely.
This year I did something a little different for Thanksgiving. I drove out to Arizona (Tuscon) to visit Charlene. Her mom was kind enough to host me for the weekend and her family welcomed me to their Thanksgiving feast. We had a great time catching up, hanging out, eating, and we even went to see a movie.
Dinner with the family and our outing to In-n-out.
I got to meet this adorable little one.
Hangin with my buddy.
Dawn on the drive home.
On my way through Phoenix I had the pleasure of having breakfast with TK & Wes.
It is likely that the majority of my posting will be going on over at Reproductively Challenged for awhile. With work, school and doctor appointments I cannot even begin to pretend that I can blog in more than one place at a time.
Black Beauty has served me well over the last 9 1/2 years (she has hit the ripe old age of 15!). I fear that she might be running out of time and that from this point on every mile becomes a milestone (currently she is at 231,132), fairly soon I may have to hold her together with duct tape. I am willing her to keep going -- make it to 250,000 but I am not sure that it is in the cards for her.
Time will tell...