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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Great Gold Canyon Deals!

Just found out that Gold Canyon is offering a great promotion for customers who order through my website:

15% off + FREE shipping . . . its a great deal!

This is good through April 30th on orders over $50. All you have to do is shop at my website & enter promotion code: MD15FREENOW

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Official Announcement!

IVF (frozen cycle) . . . $3000.00
45 (& more to come) intramuscular injections . . . $500.00
saltines & cream cheese for morning sickness . . . $3.50
seeing a little "peanut" and heartbeat on 6 week ultrasound . . . PRICELESS!

As much as we both wished for & were scared of twins, that possibility is now gone -- at least this time around. We went in for an ultrasound today & were able to see the baby and his/her heartbeat. The doctor says that everything looks good . . . size is measuring correctly & heartbeat was perfect. We'll have one more visit at Shady Grove in 2 weeks before I'll be discharged to a regular OB.

I've been feeling some morning sickness - all day long, of course. Its not nearly as bad as what other people go through but just has me feeling a little crummy with food aversions and wishing that I could just go out to eat all the time. Of course, we've banned eating out this year (bummer!), with a couple of exceptions. One of those exceptions is for traveling, so I'm really looking forward to a trip to Arizona next week -- too bad Jeff won't be joining us :(

Anyway, that's our news! Due date is December 13th, so we'll get one more tax deduction in before the end of the year!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend

Easter weekend was enjoyable at home with each other. We didn't really do anything special. We bought some Peeps for Chase since we figured he would like those & my mom sent a plastic carrot filled with some candy for Chase. We did a very small Easter basket & the only thing Chase liked was the plastic carrot! He couldn't stand the Peeps and barely tolerated the other marshmallow candy, but it was fun to get a few pictures.

I woke up feeling dizzy on Sunday, so we didn't make it through all of our church meetings, but I was happy to be there for Sacrament meeting. I especially enjoyed a part of Katie Frank's talk where she likened the Savior to being the bright sky that is above a stormy sky when you're flying in an airplane. She talked about how the Savior is always there above the storms and reminded us that we just have to move upward through the storms of life enough so that we can see Him and the hope & comfort He brings. Of course, she said it much more eloquently than that, but it is an image that will always stick with me and bring me comfort.

Well, this one was the day after Easter. Chase was sitting on Jeff's lap after Jeff got home from work. Jeff had taken his shoes off but left them right in front of the couch & when Chase got down, he slid himself right into Jeff's shoes. Chase just stood there, not moving, knowing that he couldn't get the shoes to move with him. It reminded me of a picture I have of myself, wearing my dad's shoes when I was little & I couldn't help but snap a picture!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

About Me, About You!

This month, I'm celebrating 10 years as a demonstrator with Gold Canyon! I'm doing some contests on my business blog ( and thought I'd share my most recent one here since it involves some details about me. Here's a copy of that post:

As part of the fun with my birthday celebration this month, I thought it would be fun to share some little known facts about myself. I'll go first & then I'd love to hear back from you, either with a comment to the blog or a direct e-mail at (send me 5 facts that I don't know about you by April 20, 2009). Everyone who responds will receive either a discount coupon for a future order or a special gift for participating. I look forward to learning more about you. Please pass this on to any of your friends who may be interested as well! Now, here's some things you might not know about me:

1. I was born & raised in Mesa, Arizona.
2. I met my husband in 9th grade, though we didn't date until after high school -- oh, except for the one date to Senior Prom that we were kind of fixed up on.
3. I love to sing & perform; some of my favorite memories took place in high school choir!
4. I have one child & one (possibly 2) on the way -- we just found out! We're very grateful for Invitro (IVF) helping us to have children after 10 years of trying.
5. I'm the oldest of 5 children.
6. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
7. I used to do cake decorating (for weddings & everything!).
8. I've always dreamed of owning my own business since I was a little girl & had dreams of running a restaurant with all of my cousins & aunts.
9. I have a HUGE, close & supportive extended family -- grew up with cousins that were my best friends; even better, we all lived close together, most of us on the same street!
10. I love Chicken Alfredo Pizza from Olive Garden.
11. I try so hard to be organized, it doesn't come easily, but I am continually working on it.
12. My absolute favorite candle scents are the citrus ones: Cranberry Orange, Citrus Cream, Sunrise Tangelo, etc.
13. I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary Education.
14. I was a natural blonde until I turned about 20 -- I've recently given up the dream & accepted my darker shade of hair!
15. My baby is a redhead; he takes after my mom (also a redhead) and many others on her side of the family.
16. My middle name is "Joy".
17. My sisters & sister-in-law & I recorded a cd last year - something we've always talked about doing.
18. The year before I got married, I had the opportunity to do a study abroad trip to Europe & Russia. We went to so many countries & it was such a great experience, especially since I got to be there with 3 of my cousins & we met a new friend who later married one of my cousins!
19. I grew up making many trips to Disneyland for family vacations.
20. My bedroom is done in red & black & I have a purple wall in my kitchen -- the first time I've used color on my walls -- well, other than "the blue room" that was my bedroom as a teenager, it was beautiful done in white with a few different shades of blue.