This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Our Anniversary

Our anniversary was quite a day. I fixed a good lunch with the steaks I thawed. They were great. Then we loaded up the laundry and headed to my in-laws house. Our wash machine is still broke and we can't get another one until tomorrow (pay day). On the way to their house we had a blow out. The tire actually blew out the side. We were on a busy hill and it was kind of scary trying to change the tire, praying we didn't get run over. We managed to get the spare on and got to my in-laws. We did laundry and hung out there for a few hours. When we were finally done, we loaded the baskets in the van to head home. We didn't get far before that spare came right off the rim. Arg. Matt's dad managed to get it back on and aired up properly.

While all this was going on, Matt's friend called and offered to come pick us up and take us to the movies. We decided to take him up on his offer. We went and saw The Haunting of Molly Hartley. I wanted to see The Secret Lives of Bees or Changeling. We originally purchased tickets for Changeling but the girl at the counter used to go to school with Matt and she talked us out of going since that movie ended last and she could leave work early if nobody went to see it. The Secret Lives of Bees started later and we didn't want to wait forever. I begrudgingly changed our selection and I wish I hadn't. The build up of the movie was good, but the ending was a big let down. It kind of felt like the writers didn't know what to do so they just ended the movie. We had the theater all to ourselves and that was kind of nice. There was one small problem. I had to use the ladies room about every 30 minutes. I had to get up from the movie twice and thought I was going to have an accident trying to get to the ladies room when it ended. I also went just before we went in. I don't know what's going on with that. I didn't drink much. I didn't even finish my drink at the movies.

We got back to my in-laws house around midnight. My in-laws stay up very late. Jamie was asleep, of course. I stayed a little while and had a piece of leftover cake and coffee. We got home safely in the van. After we got home I did a little work around the house and went to bed.

So perhaps it wasn't just another day.

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