You Can Do Hard Things

Featured imageThis seems to be all I can get out today. It’s a tough one. Just trying to prepare my mind, and my heart for my big appointment next Tuesday. The appointment that I am absolutely terrified to go to. Asking for prayers today 🙂 Prayers for comfort, and joy, and strength, and the peace that passes understanding.

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7 


Work Out Wednesday


I’m back in action today, and feeling much better! Maybe a little Monday cry fest is what I needed to feel a little bit better.

I don’t have much to report today on the baby front. Having some weird symptoms, but that means nothing to me. I feel that every month I have different pregnancy symptoms, and I just KNOW that I’m finally going to get that positive. And it doesn’t happen. Bodies are just weird.

I was thinking this morning about health and fitness. My whole life has been a battle of wanting to look and feel great, and wanting to eat and drink bad things all the time. Let’s be honest, I really only work out so I can eat burgers and pizza.

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Example, this morning my sweet husband made me a breakfast smoothie. It is packed with fruits and veggies and lots of other good things. Then, someone brings donuts to the office. What’s a girl to do? (I haven’t eaten a donut yet, but I’m thinking about it)

Also, I despise working out. After being at work all day, the last thing I want to do is go and spend an hour at the gym. I like my house, and I like my husband. I would rather be there than at some smelly gym! But…like I said earlier…I gotta have those burgers.

So…if anyone has any brilliant tips on how to do better, and actually enjoy the workout, I’m all ears. For now I will just sit here and continue to decide on that donut while I drink my green smoothie.

Happy Wednesday, Ya’ll!!


Happy Thursday, ya’ll!! I sure do looooooooooove a 4 day work week. It’s already almost Friday! Oh happy day!

The holiday weekend was pretty amazing! The lake is full, the sun came out, and we got to spend a lot of time with family! Awesome!

I have nothing new to report fertility wise. I feel like every time I come around here I am in the two week waiting period. So I am just trying to keep my mind off of that! My appointment is in less than two weeks, and I am so excited/terrified. Any words of advice for my first fertility appointment??

For now I will sign off on this dreary Thursday with some pics from our weekend 🙂

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Top pic is from February, Bottom is from this weekend!!!!!
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                       Sweet nephew kisses 🙂
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                               Sibling day!!
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                    Kayak King

Check ya’ll later!!


The Dreaded Waiting Game

Well here I am, smack in the middle of the dreaded two week wait.

My anxiety seems to be through the roof during this time. Everything I have read seems to tell me I need to relax, breathe, stay calm. But how do you actually do that. How in the world can you stay calm when for the past 16 months you have done this time after time, and by the end of it…there is always disappointment.

I finally broke down and got an appointment with a fertility specialist, and as suspected, I won’t be able to get in until June. I am hoping that I will be able to cancel my appointment 🙂

If anyone has any tips to make this waiting game a little better, I am all ears!

The good news is, it’s almost Friday!!!!!!!!

The better news is we are headed to Dallas this weekend for a wedding, and I get to see so many of my favorite people!!

I hope everyone has a great Thursday!!


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I don’t think I’ve been this ready for Friday in a long time. Probably because I haven’t worked a full week in a long time. This real world thing is torture.

Since the hubs and I are new homeowners, we have a few projects in the works. Nothing major, our bathroom has some beautiful wallpaper that needs to be peeled and our kitchen has a lovely border that I believe has bees, birdhouses and a Christmas tree on it. Gotta love the late 90’s.

We had high hopes of tackling the kitchen this weekend. Peeling that border and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls. But the closer is gets to the weekend, the more I just want to binge watch Parenthood on Netflix for two days. I’ll keep you posted on what we decided to do on Monday.

(btw, just started Parenthood. If you’ve never watched it, stop what you are doing and start it. Seriously one of the best shows every created)

Before I tackle this Friday and get the weekend started, I just wanted to leave you with a some inspiration I received during my quiet time this morning. I am doing a daily devotion, and today’s word was perseverance. One of the verses I ready was Romans 5:3-4.
And not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. 

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!

xoxo HP

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