Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Love is love!!! Equality now!!

As a human, I support!!!!!! We need a country that supports as well!! Equality is needed NOW!! I support equality and gay marriage because it is the RIGHT thing to do!! I am Christian and believe in the Golden Rule (do unto others what you would have done unto you!!) I am also a proud sister of a gay man!! Most important....I am a mother!! I want this world to be the best world possible for my children to grow up in, become adults in, start and raise their families in!! In order to have that, equality MUST happen!! My kids are young, they don't know at this point what gender they are attracted to.... they may be straight, or gay. I honestly don't care!!!!!!! BUT, if they are gay, then I certainly want them to live a full life.... one that any of their straight peers (and any other straight person) gets to enjoy! I would HATE for either Kiwi or Bubba to not be able to legally marry the person they love!!! That is disgusting!!! LOVE IS LOVE!! As a straight person, did you wake up one day and choose to feel attracted to someone of the opposite gender? Was it a conscience choose? Where your feelings for both genders equal, and you simply choose the opposite sex???? OR (most likely) did you truly feel attracted to only one gender????? That is the truth here, you didn't choose to be attracted to the opposite gender........just as a gay person didn't choose to be attracted to the same sex!!!! WAKE UP!!!! EQUALITY NOW!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Home is where the heart is....

So, G and I decided that it was time to start looking for a new home. A home we pick out together (as the one we currently live in is the one I've owned since before we were together,) a larger home...... and my MUST have, a home where the kids rooms DON'T share a wall!!! OMGoodness, I haven't slept in 15 months!! There is no using any form of CIO with Bubba bc Kiwi hears his slightest whimper, and wakes up too. Then I am a Mommy ping pong ball between the two rooms! Both my parents and my best friend and her family recently moved. Seeing their new digs inspired us! :) We made a list of must haves and started researching online. (Well, I researched.) The only way to get Bubba to nap, if Kiwi is home, is to drive him around. So, I would drive daily, for hours!! Not good for the body, or gas...but it was good in terms of scouting out potential neighborhoods. We literally spent 3 weeks in our car, driving. Looking at the outside of homes, seeing open houses (where we met our Realtor) and eventually touring houses with our Realtor. We saw many, many houses. We made offers on many....but with this economy, and using a VA loan, we weren't lucky. UNTIL, we saw THE house, our house home, the home we want to raise our kids in!! We toured it March 4th and submitted an offer. The next day we had to resubmit...but were hoping for good news, especially bc it was G's b-day! We got the official approval on the 6th!!! The Seller accepted our offer!!! Now for the waiting game. The home is being sold as a short sale. So, our offer now must be approved by the bank that has the seller's mortgages. If the bank is willing to accept our offer, in lieu of what the seller owes on the home, then we are moving in!!! Short sales are infamous for taking a long time. Our lender told us that the shortest he's ever seen a bank approve has been 30 days, then after the approval escrow (30-45 days) would start. So, we're hoping for an early May move in!!! However, we've been told to expect more of a June or possibly even July move in. We're super excited!! The home is beautiful in a great neighborhood with a park the next street over. It is at the end of a cul-da-sac with no home to the left (when looking at the home from the street) nor behind. The kids rooms are huge....and on opposite sides of a GIANT playroom!!! It has a large backyard perfect for the dogs and kids to play in. It has the formal dinning room I wanted and an office downstairs! But, the best part about this house is the school district! It is rated one of the best in the state! The elementary school is rated a 9 out of 10!!! Please pray that everything goes smoothly and that the bank approves the sell, and that everything is done in a timely manner.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Exciting new adventures!!! (Update on Elle, as well)

Hello all!! Hope that you are all well and that this beautiful weather we are having here in CA is also where ever you call home! It is amazing outside!!!! This spring and summer are bringing some new adventures for us here at Mommyfromivf. :) No, I'm not pregnant...nor do I ever wish to be again! LOL. Our family is complete!! Next month, my wonderful parents (seriously, how did I get so blessed?) are taking G, the kids and I on an amazing adventure..... FL!! Yes, we are jumping to the other coast for an 8 day adventure! Of course we'll see Disney World, Universal Orlando (I'm soooooooo looking forward to Harry Potter there)and anything else that my parents have planed for us. G and I will be celebrating 6 years of marriage (on an airplane) the day we come home from FL! Hoping that we can get a romantic dinner in during our trip! 6 years!! Hard to believe that we've been married for that long....especially w/ all the negativity and drama from his "family". But, we've done it! (Lasted longer than my first marriage....and (just to twist the knife...and for some payback,) longer than SIL's marriage. (Always feels good to be able to say "I told you so". LOL.) The other BIG thing happening for us, some time w/in (hopefully) the next 60 days and July.....we are expanding our surroundings!! (So, lame that I can't write exactly what is happening, but G (on his own...I was very shocked when he told me) has made the decision to not tell his family bc he doesn't want the drama that will come with something good happening to us, and bc none of them are a part of our lives...and I know that they read this still.) MOVEing on....LOL!! I'll tell you more once the news has been broken (on fb I'm sure.)But, it's big (and beautiful.LOL)!!!! I also received an amazing update from Elle (the women who adopted our embryos.)After the failed FET, her and her hubby had decided to move onto domestic infant adoption. She emailed me yesterday and told me that they have been chosen by a birthmother!!!! Their baby is due Sept. 9th!!!! As if that wasn't amazing enough.... they have also been matched with an embryo placing family on MW...and have adopted 2 embryos!!!!! So happy for Elle!!!! So glad everyone is doing well and we are all MOVEing onto new and exciting adventures!:) Happy spring everyone!!!