Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blog Now Open

Reproductively Challenged

A few new posts will be published daily.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Forging Ahead

For the past 1 1/2 years we have been going through fertility treatments. At times it has been difficult, sometimes heart breaking but we are still hopeful for the future. God has given us a deep desire to have children and while we do not know the how or the when we continue to have faith that it will happen.

Currently we have begun saving for IVF. We are collecting recyclables (cans, plastic, glass, cardboard, magazines, newspaper) and we are selling items we no longer need or want (online and garage sale). If anyone would like to donate, whether recyclables or items to sell, we would appreciate it.

Cyndi has been writing journals on a blog of all the specifics of the treatments, along with information she has come across, and blogs by others who are or have struggled with infertility. Shortly she will switch that blog from private to public for those of you interested in knowing all of the nitty-gritty details. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

So... who is a gunna help?

On Monday I will be attempting to take all of this to the recycling plant. By my estimates it will take me 2 1/2 car loads (in my 4runner!) to get it all there.
We have saved up all of these from:
 walking around the stadium after ball games
24 hour fitness (they have a ton of H20 bottles)
our friends!!!
Thank you again KJ, E, Curly and our parents.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


So a few days after the 5K I innocently went to the mailbox. Inside I found this little envelope from spectrum sports. I had no clue who they were or why they would be sending me something.

Then I opened the envelope and what dropped out, my DL!

I didn't even know I was missing it. Took me a few moments to figure it out, but it must have fallen out of my pocket when I took my phone out while going around the warning track in the stadium.

Thank you Spectrum Sports for sending my DL back!

So....that happened.

So very early the Mr. and I woke up to get to the MLB All Star 5K

I was participating, while he played shutterbug

The final leg took us around the warning track in the stadium

Sprinting for the finish

3.1 miles later...


My goal was to not walk at all, and I did that. I jogged the entire 5K.
Next up: Completing a 5K in 36 min. or less

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shower of Love

On Sunday afternoon everyone gathered...

to shower these women with love!
I love this laugh.

Thoughtful contemplation on words of encouragement and wisdom to impart...

the words were then written on cards and put in a book for Monica to read whenever she needs

There was fierce competition during the games!

Deliciously cute monkey cupcakes were consumed.

Welcome to the world Jacob!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July the 4th

The Collins fam was so kind to invite everyone over to hang and eat BBQ.

Take 952


Thanks friends for the terrific evening!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Celebration Continues

The couple's very own parking spot.

"Are you the photographers?" In our dreams.

Mr. & Mrs. Larson's entrance

First Dance


Quick get in order, tallest to smallest...


The couple even arranged for a fireworks show.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. David Larson

La Jolla Christian Fellowship

So adorable, he gets a light from behind the wall

Mom's lighting their candles

Pastor Tony and David

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Adorable little Flower Girl, began picking up her petals after spreading them

Brides Entrance

Pieces of the wedding

Beautiful Bride

Unity Candle, Vows, Kiss and Exit

Batman was on hand to make sure no shenanigans happened
Congratulations David and Christina. The wedding was beautiful. Even more important was the display of love you have for each other! I wish you all the best as you begin your lives together.


Friday the 2nd Jeri invited me along on her Friday afternoon outing. Lunch at Flame Broiler was our first stop, gotta love those buy one get one freeeee. Then we headed up the coast to Malibu to a small state beach, El Matador. Jeri and I explored the beach, sat and enjoyed the weather and waves, walked along the highway and goofed off taking some photos.

Ze Bird

View from the top

The rock formations were really cool

Jeri being so kind to pose for me

Love a good walk on the beach


I liked the moss on the side of this piece of wood


Attack of the hair