Wednesday, March 30, 2011


That is the only word that can describe my feelings toward Coca-Cola. I was assured by many trusted friends that after a few days I wouldn't crave it anymore and after a few weeks I wouldn't even think about it. Oh I beg to disagree! Every time I see a commercial with those enticing bubbles my heart speeds up a little. When a coworker pops open a can during a meeting, my hands get clammy and I zero in on that beautiful red can. I think about it approximately 4,282 times per day. It's ridiculous! I still have 3 1/2 weeks left! I did cheat twice while I was in Canada... On the way up there and the way back. Both times it was because I was feeling sick but it's still cheating. I refuse to cheat again though.

As expected, the fried food has been much easier. It was only difficult when I went to dinner Friday and Saturday night with the girls. They ordered appetizers that were fried so I couldn't eat them even though they looked SO tasty.

Think about me the next time you have a soda (especially coke) and some french fries!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SIS = Good!

I had to go back to the doctor's office today to get my SIS (saline ultrasound). Last time we did this was when she diagnosed me with adenomyosis (adenoids in the uterine lining) and saw that I still had a septum in my uterus. This time my uterus got a clean bill of health! No adenoids and no septum! Hooray for a happy uterus! I start Lupron injections on Monday but I don't start actual stimulation until April 20ish. We have to make sure my ovaries are snoozing sound asleep before we start stimulating... especially that over-productive left one!


Monday, March 28, 2011

No cysts

Yay! No cysts! I have to go back tomorrow for an SIS and then I can start Lupeon on Monday!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fun Weekend

We have had a busy, fun weekend! I met the girl's at Cheesecake Factory Friday night and John went out with some of his guys. Yesterday we spent a good bit of the day at the ball field. The tournament was called at about 7:30 pm due to a tornado warning. Tristan's team was in 1st place at that time so we'll just say they won it! Yay! Here's a picture of her at bat.

Then I met the Supper Club girls at 26 for Stacey's birthday dinner. It was so good!! I haven't eaten out two nights in a row in FOREVER! I'm surprised John wasn't mad at me. I think he was just happy to get alone time to play his video game...

Today John gave our nine year old neighbor a little soccer lesson while the dogs played on this gorgeous day. It looks like Lexi has finally accepted Carly.


Friday, March 25, 2011

How about that

Look at me blogging during work hours! I am finally starting to enjoy my new phone.

I have dinner with the KPMG girls tonight, Tristan softball all day tomorrow and dinner with the supper club girls tomorrow night. Looks like another busy weekend. I'll be sure to get some pics of Tristan!

Fertility News: I have an appt Monday morning to see if my cysts are gone. Fingers crossed!


Thursday, March 24, 2011


I have been told that the Iphone is life changing. I received mine yesterday and it has been nothing but a pain in my tush! I spent hours last night putting in all of my contacts and moving around aps that John had already downloaded. Then today I had no service. I was on the phone with AT&T for 40 minutes and then went to the AT&T store at lunch. They couldn't figure out the problem so I had to make an appt and go to the Apple Store at 4:30. I spent over an hour there and ended up walking out with a new phone. Apparently mine was no good. I thought I was in the clear with my contacts because he saved them off of my old phone onto my new one. WELL - when I restored the back up with Itunes (like the guy told me to do) it erased all of my contacts! So I spent another 3 hours tonight entering all of my contacts... AGAIN! Hopefully this will be the last of my issues!

Changing topics: Here's a picture of new dress #2.
That is a pull-up bar in the floor by my feet. John and I have started P90X. Actually John is doing P90X and I am doing P90 (forget the extreme). Each video is about an hour and I only do about 30 minutes of it while John does the whole thing. He's pretty determined to finish the whole 90 days without slacking. I have some before shots of both of us but I don't know if I'll ever post them. Mine are definitely not flattering in my short shorts and sports bra!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Pictures

I have a couple more pictures from Jon and Caitlyn's wedding. I can't wait to see all of them!!
We missed a week on the New Testament Challenge. I'll start where we left off and we'll just extend it a week if you don't mind...

Monday, Acts 11-12
Tuesday, Acts 13-14
Wednesday, James 1-5
Thursday, Acts 15-16
Friday, Galatians 1-3
Saturday, Galatians 4-6
Sunday, Acts 17:1-18:18


Monday, March 21, 2011

Back to Work

It was so hard to go back to work today! I had tons of emails and people asking me questions... it was a mad house. Hopefully tomorrow will go a little more smoothly.

Lexi is finally starting to forgive me for abandoning her. The first two nights she slept at the foot of the bed instead of her usual spot in the crook of my knee. She wouldn't have anything to do with me. Last night she finally came back to me.

I'll leave you with a cute picture of Tristan, Mark, Julia, Yia Yia and Papou! So sweet!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Wedding Day

Congratulations to my baby brother and his new bride!!
It was a lovely day and the wedding went very well. I missed the rehearsal dinner last night since I was on a plane flying home from Canada. Imagine my surprise when I was told that they needed me to direct the wedding! Excuse me?!? I didn't know the music, where they were supposed to stand or even who half of the people were! I somehow pulled it together enough to help my mom get out all of the food, direct the procession, cut the grooms cake and poor champagne! Now that I'm home I can say that I am flat worn out (that's Alabama lingo for really tired!) I didn't get in the bed until 1am last night and was up at the crack dawn of this morning!

I have been told by many of you that you couldn't tell what my new dresses looked like from the hanger so... here's a picture of me in one of my new dresses.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

I got an email from our dog sitter today. I don't think she's going to let my baby come home to us!! I miss her so much and can't wait to see that little pumpkin face!

Today we went to see Rob (John's best friend), Michelle and their kids. They are so sweet and cute!
Tonight we had a large family dinner complete with two different meats, three different potatoes, salad, broccoli, roasted red peppers, asparagus and rolls. Now we're eating fruit: strawberries, watermelon, grapes and pineapple! And let's not forget dessert... boston cream pie! Seriously!!! Just roll me to the airport tomorrow!

This trip has flown by! I can't believe we're leaving tomorrow. Then I'll be in Tuscaloosa all day Saturday for my brother's wedding. Go, go, go! I'm going to crash on Sunday with my sweet little pup and my darling husband.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Working hard

We're working Tristan so hard this trip that she can't even stop to eat! Here's a picture of her Yia Yia feeding her a banana while she knits.

She decided to learn how to knit and was ambitious enough to choose TWO baby blankets as her first project! We laughed and told her that would take a long time. But she was determined and has already finished one of them! Go Tristan!

She did find some time to cuddle with the kids though...


Monday, March 14, 2011

Guns Blazing

Yesterday we went to visit Dan and Kris at their house. Again it was lots of great food and fun family time. Mark has quite a few Nerf guns so there were many showdowns with guns blazing!

John was making fun of the goggles in the below picture. A little later his brother, Chris, shot in him directly in the eye. He's still recovering from his injury. Kharma showed him!! You would have thought he was hit with a real bullet by the drama that insued after that shot!
I thought this picture was cute. Mark was playing on the Wii and Julia was sitting on Tristan. They love her so much!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Engagement Party

Last night we got all dolled up in our Sunday best for an engagement party for Chris and Stella. It was at a Greek restaurant which I was very excited about since I officially have never eaten at one. I've only had fast food Greek. We had FIVE courses of delicous food! It was a wonderful evening with family, food and fun!

Thanks Chris and Stella!


Saturday, March 12, 2011


It took us 14 long hours to get here but we made it. We left our house at 4:15 am and pulled into John's parents' driveway at 6:15 pm! First, our flight was delayed in Birmingham. We were supposed to take off at 6 am but didn't end up leaving until 8:30. That meant we missed our connecting flight in Detroit where we arrived at 11am. They had several flights heading to Buffalo between 12 pm and 7 pm and of course they booked us on the 7 pm flight. John was not having that so he somehow got us switched to the 12:15 flight. Go John! However, that one was delayed too and didn't leave until 1:30. We finally arrived in Buffalo at 2:45 and it takes about two hours to drive to his parents' house. But no!!! We hit downtown Toronto right at 4:30 - rush hour. So we were stuck in traffic for another hour and a half. We were spent by the time we finally got here!

Good thing Mom Z was ready with some homemade pizza and chocolate chip cookies!!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Teeth

I got my new crowns today! It was extremely painful! I almost came out of the chair several times. The numbness wears off on me crazy fast. So by the end of the procedure I could feel everything! Terrible. It was so bad that I left his office even though my back teeth don't touch when I bite. I'm only hitting two of the crowns. He drilled them for a while and they're better but I couldn't take it anymore! I guess I'll be eating soft foods in Canada. Hopefully the sensitivity will be better when we get back so I can let him drill them a little more.

Here's the finished product... please excuse my hair and no makeup.

I would like to wish Jessica a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! She and Emma have been sick so I hope they're feeling better tonight.

We leave for Canada at 6 am tomorrow so I'm off to bed.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday

It's Fat Tuesday... the last day to partake in whatever it is you choose to give up for Lent (if anything.) I chose to give up soda and fried food. While I only drink 1/2 - 3/4 of an ice cold Coca Cola every day, it will be one of the hardest things for me to let go. It is definitely an addiction! So this morning I savored every last drop of my last Coke until Easter. I plan to use my cravings as a way to get closer to God. I'll pray a quick "Thank you for all you have done for me" every morning when I'm itching for that delicious goodness.

I don't think the fried food will be as difficult for me. We don't eat out that much and I don't fry anything at home. I guess the hardest part might be giving up chips... I'll let you know.

PS. I think a cyst ruptured today. One down! Nine to go!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Counting the days

We're counting the days until our trip to Canada. We LOVE to go visit the Hubs family! Also, I'm excited to celebrate with John's brother and fiancee and congratulate them in person.

New Testament Challenge
Mon, March 7 - Luke 23; John 18-19
Tues, March 8 - Matthew 28; Mark 16
Wed, March 9 - Luke 24; John 20-21
Thurs, March 10 - Acts 1-3
Fri, March 11 - Acts 4-6
Sat, March 12 - Acts 7-8
Sun, March 13 - Acts 9-10


Sunday, March 6, 2011

BBQ Couple's Shower

I'm finally feeling better. Phew... I wasn't sure if I was going to make if for a minute there. (I'm not dramatic at all!)

Here are a few pictures from the shower. It was a lot of fun and I thank every one who came out on a rainy, dreary day to celebrate their love.

The Cake - It was delish!

The Happy Couple - I'm so sad this picture turned out blurry.

It was also my Dad and Marla's birthday so we had a little cake for them too.
My Dad and Marla - These two are up to no good!
This is how we all felt after the party... all tuckered out.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cysts, Cysts and More Cysts

I had A LOT of cysts when I went to the doctor yesterday. I had 10 that were between 2cm and 3.5cm and a bunch of smaller ones. The NP was flabbergasted. She said my ovaries looked like a woman who is about to have egg retrieval with an IVF cycle; not a baseline on Day 2 of a cycle. (follicles and cysts pretty much look the same on an ultrasound.)

Therefore, I'm on birth control pills for three weeks to get rid of them. I guess it's good because now I won't have to take injections with us to Canada next week. Hopefully the cysts will be gone when we get back and I can start a new cycle.

Check back in tomorrow for details and pictures from my brother's wedding shower we threw him today. I have had a migraine since yesterday morning so I just don't have it in me to upload the pictures tonight.... stay tuned!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

20 Days

A lot can happen in 20 days. You know what's not supposed to happen in 20 days??? A cycle. Yes, I started today, so I only had a 20 day cycle. I think it's my body's way of getting back at me for those years of making it only have a period four times a year. The good news is that I can start my next cycle that much sooner.

I have an appt set up for tomorrow so I'll let you know how it goes.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Showers during our shower?

My sister, mom and I are throwing my brother and soon to be sister-in-law a BBQ couples shower Saturday. Of course they're now forecasting scattered storms! Oh well... I'm sure we'll still have a lot of fun. That's what has been going on in the Z household this week. Lots of planning and shopping!

Also, John got his life insurance physical results back and he's the picture of health. Way to go hubs! All of his results were good but especially his cholesterol. His total was only 130!


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