My dad is an exceptionally smart man – if I had his math skills I’d be the “perfect” woman. Okay, that’s probably a stretch, but he is smart and I’m pretty close to perfect (many skills obtained from you too mom).

Anyways, not the point. Yesterday was my parents 32 wedding anniversary, I had called and talked to my mom in the am (I talk to her often but usually just little chats here and there), but I hadn’t talked to my dad. He was busy working and he doesn’t have fb so I couldn’t send him a quick note, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t text.

My dad is a man of few words. Super smart, intelligent and loveable but he doesn’t say a lot (not like the rest of the jabbermouths in the family). So when I saw that he was calling me yesterday afternoon on my cell phone I was excited/nervous (I was hoping that nothing bad had happened)…

I answered the phone with a cherry “Hello” and was returned with an “ERIN”…I told the stupid thing to call “Erik”…

Turns out my Dad is trying his luck in technology and not exactly winning. Next thing I know he will have a facebook and twitter account. Ahh how they grow up so quickly!

Well hello to you as well dad :-) That’s what you get for not being creative when naming your children – and it’s probably the only time that I have been thankful for one letter separating my name from my big brother’s (who lives by my parents and gets to see them every day). 


Rainbows, Butterflies and Real Housewives Lips

I’ve been in a funk for the past two weeks and it is driving me insane. While I haven’t completely shared what is happening in our lives on this blog I think that now is the time, because dammit I need to vent.

I’m taking clomid! There I said it. I shouldn’t be ashamed to admit this, but it makes me feel really exposed to be talking about this on the internet. Yes, I’m a “blogger” and usually bloggers don’t have problems sharing. Some would even go to the extreme of over-sharing and committing TMI faux pas on a daily basis. I’m going to try to keep a happy medium when it comes to sharing what is happening without over-sharing.

That brings me back to the funk that I am in. I’ve been an emotional mess for the past 2 weeks. I feel like crap, have zero energy and did I mention that my lips look like Taylor from “Real Housewives”. A side effect that they don’t tell you about is extremely dry chapped lips, or maybe it is just my own personal side effect from hell? I don’t know, but I am going crazy.

So now that you have the digested the fact that I just admitted to taking fertility meds and that we are actively trying to have kids please don’t feel as if I am asking for advice. Because quite frankly your “if you just relax it will happen”, or “everything will work out” or even “God chooses when it is right for you to start a family” will make me want to physically hurt you. While I know that it is all well wishes and happy thoughts and crap, it doesn’t make the situation any better. I have a disease that is making having kids difficult. I didn’t choose to have endometriosis, and I don’t want you to feel sorry for me. What is a fact is that it (endo) makes having kids harder; therefore we have resorted to fertility meds that make me feel all stabby and bitchy.

Aren’t you happy I decided to share ;-)


A Walk in the Park

Yesterday we celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary with a couple of friends who were celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary. 40 years of combined marriage bliss and it couldn't have been any sweeter. We went to this rocking restaurant in St. Louis Park in Minneapolis called A Wok In The Park. The food was fantastic, the company amazing and getting out and about was well worth it. I think that we are ready to get back to "normal" life here in our house, so I will be up at 6:30 for a much needed gym appearance.

What are you doing with this last few weeks on summer until fall really arrives?


I Didn't Fall Out of the Boat

My big brother got married, Dru and I celebrated 2 years of marriage, I started a new job, I was in CA 3 times in the past month and the last time was for almost 2 weeks and I suck at taking pictures...

That super long run on sentence pretty much defines the past 2 months of my life and I am finally getting back into the swing of things.  I realize that I have neglected this blog but if you could see the messy state that my house is in and the emptiness of my refrigerator and the amount of laundry that needs to get done you would understand why…

I wrote those 2 paragraphs yesterday. And I am now proud to say that my refrigerator is now full, the laundry is finished and my closet is ½ cleaned out. Amazing how some motivation and non-procrastination can help a girl out.

And with that, I’m back to getting stuff done. And I do have some pictures from a beautiful/fun white water rafting trip that we took before the wedding. So much fun!


We're gonna have a good day

I wrote this while on an airplane yesterday. I am now safe and sound at my parents summer house drinking coffee and watching the today show with my mommy. 

We're gonna have a good day…This is the song that keeps playing in my head, and it couldn’t be more true. If you were with us on our wedding day (almost 2 years ago) you know that this is the song that we walked out to as husband and wife. Now, two years later, we embark on a new journey. I am currently on an airplane home to be a part of my big brothers wedding. Big things are happening and I couldn’t be more excited.

Yesterday (August 30, 2011) was my last day as a marketing specialist at my old job. Some of you might call me crazy for resigning (this sounds much better than quitting), but I am here to tell you to follow your dreams. Do something that makes you happy and don’t just stay somewhere because you are too lazy to do something else. If you aren’t happy – for God’s sake, GET THE F OUT! Now! It isn’t worth it. You only live once and dedicating 2.5, 5 or 10 years to a job that you don’t love isn’t worth it. I knew that I wasn’t happy a while ago, I would dread getting up in the morning and the tasks became much more menial and less rewarding. I wasn’t doing something that I was passionate about, and I wasn’t able to incorporate the things that I was passionate about into my role. Yes, I did have a pretty cushy life. I worked from home and had some great connections and didn’t have to commute. I made pretty good money and we moved to Minnesota for my job. But you know what? I’ve already found something else. Something that I LOVE. Something that I will tell you more about later.

This summer has been the summer of traveling, and as I mentioned, I am on an airplane on my way to CA (for the 3rd time this month J)

I can’t wait to spend time with friends and family for the next 1.5 weeks, but most of all – I can’t wait to be a part of my brother and Kyla’s special day. I couldn’t have hand picked a better sister in law or wife for my brother and I know that they will be incredibly happy.

Expect much more from me in the near future. I’m back to blogging and will probably be doing so poolside for the next week.