Monday, April 23, 2012

National Infertility Awareness Week April 22 - 28, 2012

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Don’t Ignore this Week

April 22-28, 2012 is National Infertility Awareness Week®, a nationwide campaign intended to educate the public about infertility and the concerns of the infertility community. Since 1989, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association has led efforts to celebrate this special week by hosting events and activities designed to encourage grassroots advocacy and motivate the infertility movement.

This year’s theme is “Don’t Ignore Infertility.” We chose this important message because every voice that speaks out about the realities of infertility, and every act that acknowledges infertility as a medical condition with far-reaching social and emotional implications, helps tear down the wall of ignorance and silence that surrounds this devastating disease.

During NIAW 2012, we are calling upon everyone in the infertility community to commit to some act – large or small – to show that we won’t ignore infertility. Together, we can educate millions of people about a disease that is often overlooked and misunderstood by healthcare professionals, the government, insurance companies, the media, and even friends and family members.   
It’s time to make our voices heard!

For more information check out this great website 

My goal this week is to share my journey with infertility, facts about infertility and how to love someone on their infertility journey.  I am having a rough time getting started so today I want to share with you an excellent blog series about How to love people dealing with infertility.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Dress

Grandma Marcia sent LeAnne this beautiful Easter dress along with an adorable little lamb and some yummy chocolate. :-)

Grammy & Grampy's visit & Easter fun!

We had a very nice visit with Grammy Sally & Grampy Ron during Spring Break!  LeAnne was napping when they arrived, so when she woke up I told her they were here and she came running out of her room squealing.  Then continued to run over and give them both hugs and kisses! :-) I love watching LeAnne cuddling with her grandparents. Another cute moment was listening to LeAnne an Grammy having a conversation while I was making dinner. :-)  Grampy spoiled us with cinnamon rolls & donuts from the bakery. Grampy also took a shining to our cat Charlotte. We are so thankful Grammy spoiled our little princess with some new Spring clothes!  She's going to be one adorable girl this Spring in her new wardrobe! :-)

On Friday afternoon LeAnne, Grammy and I colored and decorated Easter Eggs. 

We also went to the Easter Egg hunt in our city park. LeAnne was so excited.  Not wanting a repeat of last year I showed her where the blue rope was and said don't cross it.  In the excitement  of the hunt she went under it anyway. LOL!!  When the hunt was done she kept saying " that was fun"! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Family trip to Palouse Falls

Our Spring break started off with LeAnne getting sick, next was daddy and I. We had to cancel our trip to Western Washington because LeAnne had spiked a fever and was one sick little girl.   Today we all were feeling pretty good so I said come on we've gotta get out of this house and enjoy the beautiful day!! We took a  short 30 minute drive to see Palouse Falls. This was John's first time seeing the falls and he was impressed.  Amanda, LeAnne and I had lunch there the summer of 2007 and explored the falls then.  With all the rain we've had lately the falls were raging.  When we asked LeAnne was she thought of the falls, she said "awesome"!

We are all on the mend and looking forward to a visit from Grammy and Grammpy! :-)