I've been so busy and sick this week I forgot that ICLW started! My apologies! I have a lot of catching up to do.

I currently sound like an 85 year old Italian smoker. This laryngitis is totally kicking my butt this year! I'm used to losing my voice after the first cold snap of the year but it typically only lasts for a few days. Anywho...

Tonight is Ricktoberfest 3.0. AKA - Ricks 30th birthday celebration. I bought him a surround sound system for the house and surprised him with it. It's a nice addition to the entertainment center!

As for all things fertility related. We've begun exploring the options and have decided that several conversations are needed with our families as their opinion and support in this process is VERY important to us. Maybe we can find a way for us all to get together at the same time. Rick and I have decided that we'll wait out the end of 2009 and continue to gather information and figure out which direction we want to go before jumping feet first into everything! We are excited at what this new path brings us.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!


Anonymous said...

I love it - "ricktoberfest!" that is so cute :) Hopefully right now you guys are enjoying the rad new surround system with a new DVD. There is nothing better than a night in "at the movies" - especially on a Friday, huh?

Erika said...

Hope your hubby had a GREAT birthday! I'm sure you'll both enjoy the surround sound.

Laryngitis is horrible! I had it the first 2 weeks of school this year. I hope you recover soon!

Happy ICLW!

Kelli said...

Hi, Kerri! Just stopping by for ICLW. Hope you're feeling better and that your hubs had a wonderful b-day. :)

All the best to you as you continue your journey...may all your determination pay off.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend (and are enjoying that new surround sound, too!).

Anonymous said...

Ricktoberfest...lol! I will have to remember that for mine and my hubby's 30th.

April said...

I love the Ricktoberfest! How cute!

I hope you feel better soon. Best of luck to you and your husband in your continuing journey, whatever direction it may take.


The Mrs. said...

Feel better! Good luck with your plans!


Anonymous said...

Happy ICLW!

Ricktoberfest made me lol! I hope he had a great day, and got to break in the new surround sound! We love ours!

Good luck with talking to your families! It can be a challenge, but it can also be a HUGE blessing!

Elisabeth said...


My name is Elisabeth, and I am an infertility / repeated pregnancy loss "veteran". You can read a little bit about me and my experiences in my blog: drhousewife.blogspot.com . I am completing a PhD in Counseling Psychology, and my dissertation is focused upon the impact of infertility on marriage. I believe strongly that there is a need for better support services for men and women who are undergoing IF diagnosis and treatment, and my hope is that this study will aid in the development of such services.

I am contacting you after stumbling across your blog. I am recruiting participants for my study, and wanted to invite you and your husband to take part. All that would be involved would be the completion of an online survey, that would take approximately 20 minutes. All couples who complete the surveys will receive a voucher good for a pair of free movie tickets at a Regal Cinemas.

Please let me know if you are interested by emailing me at UTInfertilityResearch@gmail.com . I have included the criteria for participation below.

Best of luck to you!