Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thank You!

I can't believe 4 weeks ago was my last post. I wanted to take a break for a while. But I felt I could no longer wait to tell everyone thank you so much for your kindness. It's been a very sweet and touching experience for me to have been shown so much love. Flowers, emails, texts, prayers, comments on our blog, cake bites in the mail, care packages filled with lipstick, candy, and an OBEY shirt for Micah :), it all has been quite overwhelming. We love you and are so grateful for the love and support we have felt from our friends and family through this experience.

Where we are now:

I was going to start back up again on another round of IVF a couple weeks ago. However Micah wisely advised we wait. I'm so glad we are taking a little break. I need this time to try to feel normal again. IVF hormones sure do play a number on you, emotioanlly and physically. We are going to take a month or two to re-group before we go at it again. I'm planning on filling the next month with some therepeutic embroidery and some good reading. Any good books you would recommend?

We have a lot to be grateful for. The most obvoius right now is our little Eleni. In just a couple weeks we will be celebrating her 2nd birthday. Wow, 2? Really?? My does time fly. I remember in highshcool thinking how fun it would be to have kids and throw fun birthday parties for them. I had possibly the greatest example for throwing a great party-my mom. From the Mad Hatter Tea Party where my dad dressed up as an old English lady to have tea with us, to my swan princess party where all of us girls dressed up as ballerina's, struck a pose, and then my dad ran out in a leotard to lift us up and twirl us in the air. Ah the memories. I'm so glad I have my little E so I can make such memories for her. Although I don't know if I will ever get Micah to dress up in a leotard...

Over the next couple weeks I will be doing posts about memories of Eleni's life so far. Letter's I'm writing to Eleni in fact. From the moment I first held her right up until now. Can't wait to relive those memories again.

Here is a little video of pictures from her 1st birthday. It was such a fun special day. Xoxo


  1. Wow! This last year has FLOWN! I can't believe our little girls looked like that a year ago! THey have grown so much in a year. That party was pretty amazing....can't wait to see how you will top it :)

  2. Ah Kori I don't know if I can top it! I mean you were responsible for half of that party with the the paper scrafts ect. I guess it's better to just look back and think what a good job we did rather than top it;) Plus I dont know if I have the energy to top that one! haha

  3. I love the pictures! SO CUTE! It is funny how time changes so much even in a few years. It used to go by so slowly and then you have your own child and it just goes flying by! I love seeing our girls grow up together!

  4. You are amazing Carly! I am so glad to have you as a friend. We need to have a play date soon, Joseph is getting tired of being cooped up with me all day! That is so precious for Eleni that you have been writing letters for her. What a great idea!

  5. Such a beautiful party! I can't wait to see what you come up with this year. You look gorgeous in the pics by the way. Eleni is pretty cute too! Love you all.