Sunday, July 15, 2012

Loves and Food and Cramps

You know you're restless when you're watching the same horrible, 16 year old LMN movie that was on a couple of hours ago.
I'm 13 days past ovulation.  14, really.  But it's still my Sunday.

I envy the kitties.
They fall asleep in .7 seconds and always look so peaceful.

I haven't tested yet. 
And I don't know if I will.  I've been pretty crampy on and off since last night and it's hard not to feel like my period is on its way.  Though, I know cramps aren't always a bad sign. 
These last days make it near impossible to put it all out of my mind.
I could slap myself for the amount of times I turned on the tears today at the thought of a negative.

I watched this video again over the weekend.  It may seem like I'm torturing myself, but I'm glad I did.  In some weird way, it helps me keep positive. 
Sure, I cried.  Maybe bawled.  But, they were good, cleansing tears.

So, before I start blubbering on (and "googling" dumb questions that I already know the answer to)...
I will say good night with a bunch of photos
 of happy things and happy loves
from the past few days...


A wonderful lunch that lasted until early dinnertime with my mom and Jessica.
Jessica ordered the awesome special.

I ordered a pasta dish with 3,874 pounds of cheese.

And my mom kept it healthy (and a bit boring, if you ask us) with a buffalo chicken salad.

We always end up talking too loud (okay, maybe just me) and laughing at each others stories.

They totally look like true "ladies who lunch."

On our walk back, we found a cute spot to get snap happy. <3

After saying goodbye to Jessica, my mom and I headed to Jessica's.
(That sentence doesn't sound like it makes sense at all.)

It was a treat to see both Jessica's in one day.

The boys talked baseball and drank beer.

While my mom, Jessica, and I walked into town for a nighttime snack and lots of hilarious stories.

It was a fun and entertaining evening with these ladies <3


Saturday, we went to Jen and Sean's for a bbq.
Her sister, Jill, brought her unbelievably adorable, pretty little girl, Anabelle.

Aunt Jen and Belle

She had all of us smiling non-stop.

She was gettin' her groove on.

Before heading in to relax and escape from the ankle-biting mosquitoes,
we stuffed our faces with sugary goodness.

This makes any day better.

We met Vania and Chris for burritos.

And mini-golf.

goofy guys.

Steve won.  (I think it was the 4 containers of "Jump Up And Kiss Me" hot sauce.)
I lost. 
Vania had an idea and I was her model.  I wonder what the people behind us thought I was doing.

(Look! There's a cat on top of my head!)

Yep, the "Total Gym" infomercial just started. 
 That's my cue.
Upstairs and to bed.

I'll be back in the next few days with an update.

Thank you so very much for all the positivity and encouragement you've sent my way.


Manic (hopefully not) Monday Lovin',


Julie Marie said...

So many awesome pics:) I love the snap happy shots;)
Googling questions and answers was the death of me (emotionally) when I was miscarrying and trying to get pregnant. It eS pure torture.

Maria said...

Awesome pics (as always)!!! Belle is adorable! I hope that you get some pink lines. The last days are the hardest. I hope to hear a happy update from you soon! If it isn't happy, I'd like to think that I have some of the best virtual hugs in the blogosphere.

carlia said...

i am crossing everything for you! you've been in my thoughts and prayers. i truly hope this is it for you!

LOVE the pics in the tunnel! such a cool location. you'll have to tell me where it is, because i am dying to do a shoot there now. :)

MrsV said...

Stay away from google!
I hope you had a nice weekend, your pictures as always look great and make me hungry lol
I hope the cramps are the good kind, but if not stay strong <3 you are going to be an amazing mother <3

Emily Moore said...

Praying for good news for you! Lord knows, you deserve it!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

I LOVE all of your pictures! I am super hungry now! thanks! lol.. how fun that you guys went and played Mini golf too! Isn't it fun! that baby is Adorable! I am praying for you so much this week Maria! Sending lots of love your way pretty lady!

Jenny said...

I hope the cramps are a good sign, and you see a positive test very, very soon! I'll continue to think about you...

Kiara Buechler said...

Cramps certainly are not only a bad sign, I speak from experience. Hoping and praying for good news soon.

lovejoy_31 said...

Praying for good news soon. I know for a fact thought that you and Steve will be OK if it isn't. Your love is so evident in every single one of your posts.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
Greetings from Jamaica! It is always wonderful to see the many beautiful pictures you share. I am so happy that regularly you get an opportunity to go out and have fun with family and friends as it helps one to cope with the challenges of life. You, your mom and Jessica certainly had on beautiful outfits. Luckily it will soon be lunch time as all the nice food here is making me feel so hungry!:) What a cute baby Belle is! I can understand why she is such fun to be around. Now I am sure you know I would not miss the Jamaican flag on the cap! Love it! LOL Keep having good times and you are in my thoughts and prayers always. Lots of Love, Friendship and Best wishes always.

Angela said...

Love all your awesome pics!! many PPTs going your way girl. And dang woman, you have style! You dress so cute and I wish I could wear red lipstick and look as stunning and confident as you do <3 You rock.

Jess said...

Praying: HARD!

I have to say, you post some of the most disgustingly delicious looking food. :-)

Katharine (LauraKat81) said...

Praying and crossing everything I've got! (((hugs))))

Vivian said...

Nice photo shoot between you two. You are a natural, but I'm sure you already know that. You are doing the right thing; in spite of the trials keep focusing on the good things life has given you.

Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights said...

They're good cramps! I know it!!!!! Thinking of you! Mwah!

PS: extra long lunches with a couple of hundred of pounds worth of cheese are always my favorite! :)

Kim said...

Cramps can be good, cramps can be very good! And Google is the devil.

I have everything crossed and will be praying for you!

I hope you have a fabulous, stress-free week!

Kristina said...

Looks like a good weekend! Praying for you over the next couple of days! Xoxo

Ashley said...

I have been praying, Maria and I will start praying extra hard to hear some good news from you soon!!

Looks like you had a great weekend filled with lots of yummy food (again)! I love all of your pictures and I can practically see all the happiness radiating from you and your friends.

Sending lots of love, hugs and strength your way!

Rebecca said...

I can't believe how patient you are!!! I would have been thru 5 boxes of FRERs by now! GL!!! Can't wait for an update :)

KERRY said...

Hey friend!! Stay positive, you're a strong woman and what will be, will be this month. Just remember it's not over, you have too many friends cheering for you guys!!
Great, fun pics...have a wonderful week Maria xoxo

JP said...

You and your friends seem to have the BEST times together. And, you all dress so darn cute!

Baby Belle is so completely cute. Her brown eyes are killer.

Praying for you this week.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I should have not read this post when I am hungry-lol!! I love all the pictures Maria! I will continue praying for you with Hayley, like we have been doing. Have a great week my friend. xoxo

~Rian said...

I'm wide awake and looking for an update! You've been on my mind a lot (thanks for approving me on fb) and in my prayers!!! Hope you are doing okay.

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

Thinking of you girl! Keep on hopin! And can I say your posts ALWAYS make me hungry! So much good food!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

Thinking of you :D

lucia m said...

you look stunning!


Camille Griffiths said...

Great pics, good luck on the test!! I know how emotionally crazy it is waiting to test every month.

Our Little Fam said...

You look so beautiful! So does Jessica. All the food looks so delicious. Belle is so stinkin' adorable! xoxo

Irish Carter of Dedicated 2 LIFE said...

What a fun time you have all the time. Annabelle is a doll...too cute. Your pasta dish looked delish and you so did your moms, I love a good chicken salad.

It's been forever since I did the mini golf. You make me want to take Maddi out for it. I put it on my to-do's. = )

Can't wait to read your next post. Wishing you and Steve the best. Take care.


Cami said...

I always love your photos :) I love your life ;)
Pretty kitty!!
It looks like you had so much fun..the photos of you and your friend with the brick pretty!
Sending positive vibes!!

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