...this is gonna be a long one, so be comfy!
I am going to share with you what has been first and foremost happening in our family...i don't have a clue how to even start with this so i am just going to get it out. only a handful of our family members and closest friends know what we've been going through so to clear the air because we've had other people phoning / emailing within our circle, we have decided to just share it with everyone at this point.
most of you know that i went on a recent trip to Mexico with one of my closest friends, Tara, and we had a fabulous time...you'll see LOTS of photos at the end of this post from my trip... but upon my return home, Mike and I found out a couple days later that we were going to be having a surprise baby! No, we weren't trying, so we were adjusting to this shocking, but also very exciting news that our lives were going to change significantly at this point in our lives!!! I called my doctor and went for our first prenatal visit the very next day to discover that I was already 2 months along...WOW! we told the kids that nights about the new little brother or sister that would be joining our family this October....and man, were they excited!!!!!
...and then only 4 short days later, while still adjusting that " this was meant to be", we lost our baby. I spent all day in St.B emerg after alarming signs in the morning sent me to the hospital. Blood tests showed a huge decline in 'the numbers' -from my prenatal visit- and this wasn't good news. they eventually sent me up for two ultrasounds where Mike and I saw our first and only glimpses of our baby, and also were given the sad news that no heartbeat was found and the baby had passed. we spent the rest of the weekend in the hospital waiting and waiting for a heartbreaking D & C surgery.
I am so grateful that we have such amazing friends who have shown such comforting and thoughtful support so far, and for our families ( especially my mom ) who has also been there for our family constantly. mike has been amazing through all this sadness and our family is a bunch of fighters, so i know that we will get through this tough loss and stand strong again!!!
so, this is the reason for yet another long delay in not posting on my blog...life happens and now we have to pull up our socks and move along healing all the way. i intended to post after my trip, but of course things were pretty crazy then too....so, there's never a good time to wait to post, things always happen, good and bad...
on that note, i will backtrack a bit now for you since February... but,
I KNOW that my scrapbookers are anxiously awaiting news on any March classes happening, so aside from the email i will send out tonight, i will post the couple classes here as well.
I am going to be going ahead as planned with my hall crop this friday night, March 26 at St. Saviour's Hall. 6pm - midnite. $10. I will be having MIKE in my company that night to help me out as I'm not 100% just yet....so he is looking forward to hanging out with all my girls friday night to help me!! heehee.....(work him hard girls!!! )
and I am also doing a Monday Night Sketches on Monday, March 29 at my home. 6:30pm - 9:30pm-ish!! I will give you the photo req's upon registration confirmation!!
GIMLI GETAWAY is coming up very quickly!!! April 9, 10, 11 will be here before you know it! I am looking forward to meeting all the new girls joining us this year, and to having a fabulous weekend with everyone!! I am in the process of writing out an update for the weekend regarding contests, activities and classroom projects that are included in your registration, so please bear with me as I get this all together for you!!
Ok....life since February's post...
On Feb. 20 Tyler had his yellow belt promotion test and passed...so he was very excited to be presented with his new belt at the next lesson!!!
congratulations little buddy!!!!
...on Feb. 26 tyler had a birthday! we took the kids out for breakfast, where tyler chose to order a cheese pizza instead...oh well, it's his birthday afterall....
...tara and i on the plane, off we go...
Day One...sights around our resort.
Gran Bahia Principe Tulum.
...our pad for the week. SWEET!!!
...our beach view...so much fun in those crazy waves!!! ( and YES, the water really is THAT blue! )
...probably my favorite part of the park, the Aquarium...the outdoor part and animals was breathtaking!
...woo hoo...the snorkeling pit! my first time snorkeling in the ocean..tara tried, but not a big fan of it at all...
( this is possibly one of my favorite photos i've ever taken...LOVE those palm trees...)
...on our way back to our tour bus after the tour there was a live performance happening in the market area...COOL!
...on my snorkeling adventure ( tara chose to sun / beach it again! ) i was out there for about an hour or so, and I saw lots of fish, coral, 2 sea turtles and a barracuda! I had an underwater camera with me and DID indeed get some good pictures of my sightings....but you will have to see those ones in my scrapbook!! It was exhilarating to swim along alone in the ocean with the sea turtles....watching me and cruising along beside me....SO COOL!