Sunday, February 19, 2012


We sold our house!!!  It's only been up for sale for a couple of months a year and a half.  It seemed like it was never going to sell.  But then, just like that, its sold!!  For more reasons than I can count, we are so excited and relieved!  We are more than ready to begin this next chapter in our lives.  I, personally, have hated everything about this house selling business.  Buying a house was SO much easier.  I was not a fan of random people coming in and looking at my house, nor was I a fan of keeping the house clean having to rush around and clean the house at the drop of a hat when someone wanted to see our house.  We also had to arrange for someone to come and get the dogs if we were at work.  Not my idea of fun.  Nor was I a fan of how our realtor screwed us over handled the pricing of our house/offer/counter-offer.  But things could be much worse, and when it comes down to it, we sold our house!!!  Thank you God!

Now on to packing...ugh!  Andrew has We both have so much random crap stuff!  Where did it all come from??  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

Isn't Macy just the cutest little thing?  She has the posing thing down to a tee.  I've trained her well. :)  I love that dog!  But if you know me at all, you already knew that...

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.
Speaking of cute...My sister brought my cute little niece over the other day and I took some really adorable pictures of her in her Valentine's attire.  Isn't she the sweetest?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9th

February 9th...That was the day we found out that our life was about to change forever...for it was the day that we found out our little family of 2 was about to become a family of 3!  February 9th, 2012 goes down as one of the best days of my life.  I couldn't believe my eyes that morning.  The tests were always negative.  I just knew this test was broken or wrong or I was imagining things.  I must have walked in and out of the bathroom 10 times before I finally realized it was true.  It couldn't be though?  Or could it?  We have been trying to have a baby for so long that it just didn't seem right for the test to not be negative.  Wow!  I remember saying the words, "Thank you God," over and over and over and over.  Then I called my husband, cause we are doing the whole long distance thing right now, I told him to look at his phone because I had sent him a picture.  So romantic, huh?  I had always thought I would tell him that we were having a baby by doing something special, but after what seems like forever of waiting and waiting, I just couldn't wait any longer.  I had to tell him!  He looks at the picture of the positive pregnancy test, asks me what it means, and what do I say?  I say, "I don't know" as I am crying my eyes out.  "I don't know," haha, it's not like I am a doctor or anything.  We talked for a bit, but I really can't remember our conversation.  It's such a daze now.  I just couldn't believe it.  I was in shock.  I just sat there and cried and cried and must have thanked God a bizzillion times.  I remember praying for all those still out there struggling to have a baby.  I prayed (and I still do) for those going through similar things we have and just praying so hard for comfort and strength for them.  I don't think there is a moment that goes by that I don't continually pray to God that everything will be ok with this baby.  I am scared.  Terrified.  Shocked!  Once you have been down a path similar to ours, which I may blog about one of these days...I think it comes with the territory.  And it's in my blood to worry, thank you mother.  Its what us "Mayes'" do.

All that being said, I am so extremely excited and feel so incredibly blessed, I can't even begin to explain it.  It's been quite the journey for us, and it's all making sense now.  The good Lord sure has such an amazing plan laid out for us.  Once I realized I can't do anything without Him, things just fell into place.  You have to have faith, for without it, you truly have nothing.  God has blessed us so so so much and there is not a day that goes by that I don't thank Him.

Andrew & I have such an amazing support system.  We can't thank those of you enough who have been praying for us, supporting us, encouraging us, and just simply being there for us.  We are so very blessed to have a group of people, who love us so much, in our life and we thank you from the bottom of our heart for being there for us every step of the way.

Monday, February 6, 2012


We went to Colorado over the New Year for a little family get-away.  It was so fun and amazingly beautiful!  I want to will move there one of these days.  There is something about being in the mountains that is so relaxing and serene.  The stress of life just seems to melt away up there.  Spending a few days up there, was definitely what we needed to start the new year off right.

We decided to take our psychotic lab along with us.  She did surprisingly great on the 13 hour drive and slept most of the way. 

Andrew snowboarded most of the time, while I went shopping!

Roxy and I also went on running adventures around the cute little town of Frisco.

The altitude didn't phase her at all, but I had to stop multiple times to catch my breath.  

By the time we would return back to our condo from our run, she was pooped!

On our last night there we went out to dinner in Breckenridge at a little Mexican restaurant.  It was nothing fancy, but I thought it was delicious!

It was such a nice, relaxing vacation.  There is something so peacefully relaxing about being in the mountains.  I have no care in the world up there and I can't wait to go back!

Friday, February 3, 2012

2011 Yearly Recap

I am late, I know, I don't care.  Here it is anyway folks, my second yearly recap for the year of 2011.  You can read my yearly recap of 2010 here

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
We took the most amazing road trip of a lifetime down the PCH.  We drove from San Francisco to San Diego and had the most incredible time and saw a part of the world that was so breathtakingly beautiful that only God could create.  We also celebrated our third wedding anniversary!  I also became an aunt! 

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No, I stink at keeping resolutions. Two years ago, my resolution was to be more!  Last year...I can't even remember.  I pretty much gave up soda, does that count?  This year my resolution is to take care of myself.  And I am quite sure my friends and family won't let me break this one. 
3. Did anyone close to you die?

No.  Thank you God! 

4. What countries did you visit?
None this year :) Unless California counts?

5. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory.
May 23 & July 19th.

6. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Getting through the year better than who I was when it started. Getting through the year....period.

7. What was your biggest failure?
Not taking care of myself 

8. Did you suffer illness or injury?
9. What was the best thing you bought?
The best things I paid for were experiences and memories...California Road Trip of a Lifetime...enough said.   

10. Where did most of your money go?
Probably to our trips...sorry hunny.  And I sure wouldn't change it for anything!  Oh and lets not forget our mortgage, and that...I probably would change!

11. What did you get really excited about?
 Seeing Garth Brooks perform in Las Vegas!  So amazing!!!

12. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Have a Little Faith in Me.

13. Compared to this time last year, are you:

– happier or sadder? sadder
– thinner or fatter? Beats me, I never weigh myself, probably fatter considering that I cut way down on my mileage.
– richer or poorer? I spend a lot of money.  I should stop. 

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Taken more photos.  Prayed.  Dont get me wrong, I pray a lot, but I need to pray more, dont we all?

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?


16. How did you spend Christmas?
We went to my mom's for Christmas morning and Andrew's dads for Christmas dinner.  Then we had Andrew's mom over for a Christmas dinner a few days later.  We always go house hopping on the holidays.  It seems to be a tradition around here.

17. What was your favorite TV program?
I got sucked into the Kardashian's this year.  Completely obsessed now!  I am also such a sucker for the Bachelor and Bachelorette...gets me every time!   

18. What were your favorite books of the year?
Hunger Series.  What Women Fear.  I Will Carry You.

19.What was your favorite music from this year?

Band Perry.  Black Eyed Peas.   Carrie Underwood.  

20. What were your favorite films of the year?
Anything with romance and comedy.  I cant remember what movies we even saw, but I know there were a bunch of good ones!

21. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
We went out to eat with my family.  I turned 29. 
22. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Less stress, but lets face it, everyone has stress, its how you deal with it that matters.  So I guess, learning how to deal with my stresses....hmm maybe that should be my new years resolution!?!?  Last year was such a challenging year, but I learned a lot about myself and I survived. 

23. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Hoodies and sweats, good thing "my baby loves me just the way I am." ;)

24. What kept you sane?
Praying, running, my supportive husband and my awesome family and friends.   I love them! 

25. What was the most enjoyable part of your work?
I work with a handful of amazing people that truly care about others and I have a handful of awesome attendings, it's such a blessing!  And of course the cute kiddos that I get to take care of, they make coming to work easier.

26. What was the biggest thing you learned this past year?
Sometimes you need to take care of yourself.  It's ok to seperate yourself from people who bring you down.  Saying no is ok. When all else fails, pray.

27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.
1 Corinthians 10:13