Monday, December 28, 2009

Slow moving...

Jocelynn has made good progress with not peeing in her diaper at night. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday she woke up dry. Friday and this morning she woke up wet. I expect a few wet nights before she gets the complete hang of it. I'm just happy she is starting to wake up dry more than wet!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope all my wonderful friends and family had a fantastic Christmas! My was great! Jocelynn was a lot of fun this year. It was very exciting to see Christmas through her eyes!

John and I didn't do much for each other this year, we exchanged a few gifts via a stocking. The most important thing is that we were together!

Jocelynn received some clothes and quite a few toys. I am really glad to have a toy room to put all of them in for her! Her favorite by far is the toy train table and accessories that my parents gave her and the Barbie house Santa gave her! I think once we get her Leapster 2 going she will have fun with that!

Christmas eve was great! We attended the Christmas Eve Church service and then headed to my Brother and Sister-in-laws house to enjoy a feast of Chinese food and decorate Christmas cookies for Santa! It was so much fun watching the girls glob on icing and sprinkles....lol

The only mood killer on Christmas is that we are on to the next cycle. Even a holiday could keep AF away.....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Two Steps in the right direction!

Both Dr. appointments today were good.

Jocelynn is healthy and right (or above) the learning curve! The Dr. was a little concerned with her weight, as I am, and have decided as a household to all eat healthier after the new year.

She is 43 1/4 inches tall(97%) and 58 pounds (also in the top percentile). She has always been in the top percentile, but her weight curve is headed further upward than her height curve. I don't want her to have to go through what I went through as a heavy child, so we will be getting that under control.

I'm also trying not to make too big a deal out of it because I don't want her to become self-conscious.

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John's appointment when very well! Apparently the previous urologist didn't know what she was talking about. The Urologist we saw today (who specializes in Male Fertility) said that a varicose does effect sperm count and testosterone levels. So surgery is a go, now we just have to schedule it, he will be down for about 3 weeks and it will take 3-6 months to see any significant results. The Dr. also started him on an oral med to help his body to stop take the testosterone and converting it into Estrogen, which she believe is what is going on since he is overweight.

All in all we like this Dr. very much and we are very happy that we have been able to take two steps ahead and we feel like progress is going to be made soon! Looks like 2010 will be a great year!

On a roll!

Saturday night wasn't just a one time thing. Jocelynn has awoke in the morning the last 2 of 3 nights completely dry. Monday morning she woke up to a barely wet diapers. I think she started to pee and realized she shouldn't and stopped. The last 2 mornings she has been completely dry! I will give her tonight and Christmas eve and if she wakes up dry after those nights we will try the big girl panties for bed!

I didn't realize this would mean so much to me and that I would feel so proud of my little girl who is growing up!

Jocelynn also has her annual exam today. I will update with her 'stats' later...lol

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John's appointment is today. I am nervous but really want her to give him the answers he need. He did do some research and found a herbal supplement that he has been taking and it has help a great deal with his mood swings and patience. Please just pray that she doesn't give us the run around like the last two specialist have!

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As I sit her and type, my brain is going a million miles a minute. Why? I can't say, but this next week could bring some amazing information to John and I. Please keep us in your prayers!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Times!

I want to wish my brother Jeremy a very happy 25th birthday! Man I feel old!

We have finally made some progress! Jocelynn is still in night time 'diapers'. It is frustrating and expensive, but I can't really knock her since it is her genes. I have really started working on getting her through the night dry. No drinks after dinner except about 3 sips at bed time, also keeping an eye on her liquid intake level during the day and making sure she goes potty right before bed.

Well, it did seem to making a difference until last night. She woke up completely dry! I was ecstatic. Also she took a 2 hour nap this afternoon and again completely dry when she woke up! I know it could be a one day thing, but it is progress!

I did praise her and made a huge deal about it. She got excited and said, I guess Santa has me on the nice list now!.....lol so cute!

I guess we will se what tomorrow morning brings!

On another note, my Mom walked into the kitchen tonight to find her getting in the fridge to get herself something to drink (which she knows is a no-no). Well, Mom was working on the grocery list, spoke to Jocelynn about what she was doing wrong, and then went back to her list. With a look of complete horror on her face she asked my Mom "are you putting me on the naughty list"? Mom and I cried we were laughing so hard. It is funny how she takes the whole naughty/nice list so seriously!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Starting to look up!

A week, how long is a week. 7 days? It seems to be much shorter than that, and yet so much happens!

Jocelynn went to visit Santa on Wednesday! She walked right up to him and started talking. She was so cute!

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John has an appointment with the Male Fertility Specialist on Wednesday 12/23/2009 at 2:30pm. I am excited for this, but nervous at the same time. I just pray that she can help us! (I will update after the appointment) Jocelynn also has her annual check-up, should be interesting to see how much she has grown in the past year!

I have finally finished my Christmas shopping and all the presents that had to be shipped are, and most are in the recipients hands! It is a great feeling!

Friday is Christmas!!!!! It seems so crazy that this year has gone by so fast. 2010 is in less than 2 weeks! We are praying it is a wonderful year for us!

I am also looking forward to next week because I only have to work 2 days, then I have 5 day off to enjoy myself and family time!!! A much needed break!

So far the holidays season has been more hectic for me this year than last. I think it is because I am working outside the house 30 hours a week. I miss being home with Jocelynn all day, but I also enjoy the adult conversation that comes with work. Hopefully soon, I will be able to cut my hours back to 2 days a week instead of 4!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Jocelynn!!!!

My baby is 4 years old......how can this be? Why does time have to go so fast. It feels like yesterday I was in the hospital holding my newborn!

He birthday fell on a Saturday this year, so she was able to have her party and celebrate on her special day! It was a semi-small party with family and friends and she had a blast playing with "her girls" as she told me! She received her Barbies and a horse. Play Doh which she wanted and a new Comforter with Curtains and even a travel bed set for when we go to Delaware! She was a tired little girl, but a happy little girl!!!!


The Birthday Cake

The fun project with foam pieces!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!!!

Four years ago I though I was going to have his granddaughter on his birthday....but she waited another 3 days....lol

It is snowing....seems to snow every year on his birthday.....funny how that works...lol. I am glad I have the day off from work! I do not want to venture out in all the craziness!

Our Christmas tree is up and decorated! That job is always accompanied ny family drama....but it wouldn't be soo much fun with out it...lol
Our Tree all decorated and ready for Santa!

Jocelynn had so much fun. She was so excited with every ornament that was pulled out! She especially loved the Beauty and the Beast and the other Disney Ornaments I have! This year will be a ton of fun with her and Brooke!
Jocelynn and Daddy putting the angel on the tree!
Putting the first ornament on the tree!

It will be a busy couple of days. Not only do we have the normal chores for the week, but I have goodie baskets and gifts to get in the mail, Jocelynn's birthday party on Saturday and A visit to Santa at the mall on Sunday! PHEW.....I'm already tired!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Let it Snow!!!!!! 2009-2010

We have the first snow of the 2009-2010 winter season! I love it! The first words out of Jocelynn's mouth when we got up this morning was, "can we go out and play in the snow?" LOL. I love the innocence of a child!
Jocelynn playing in the Snow

The pine tree in our yard!
We will be going to get our Christmas tree this afternoon! I love that fact that there is snow on the ground! It is truly beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas!!

The past week has been interesting! Busy as usual, but manageable. We have slowly started decorating inside and outside and I hope we will be finished this week!

Jocelynn's birthday in Saturday! We have a party planned and hopefully we will be going to visit Santa on Sunday! Jocelynn has asked a couple of time, so I guess there is no way getting out of it!

I love my Dad and Brother's. This weekend they have been on the roof putting new shingles down. It had started to leak in our bedroom, and the roof is at least 18 years old, so it was time! Even after the snow last night they were up their this morning to finish it!

Working Hard!!!!!

LOL! Love My Brothers!!!!!

Now Santa will have a nice place to land on Christmas Eve....lol

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another Week......busy!

Another week has come and gone.....my how the time flies! Thanksgiving was wonderful! I love the time with family! It always puts a smile on my face. We actually had 2 meals, one with my parents and brothers and one with John's sisters. Bother were great and the food was amazing!!!!

this weekend we were able to get somethings accomplished...although the kitchen is finally painted, we haven't put anything on the walls because we haven't found the 'perfect way' to hang all the kitchen stuff....lol We were also able to finish the new playroom! Jocelynn was so excited about this and couldn't figure out what toys to play with first! I am glad to have that out of the way with her birthday and Christmas just around the corner. Now we will have somewhere to put all her new toys! I love this time of year. Jocelynn actually gets to have her birthday party on her birthday (12/12) because it falls on a Saturday this year! We will be having a small party at the house.

We have already started decoration the house and we will be going out next Sunday to get our Christmas tree! It is great because we all get together and go out, My parents, my brothers and us! Most of the time it takes us a while to find the 'perfect' tree, we get cold, but we have fun! I can't imagine putting up a fake tree or buying one of those pre-cut trees every again! The fun lies in watching my Dad and Brothers climb on the ground to cut it down.......lol

Today we went to the Dover Christmas Parade! It was actually Jocelynn's first parade and she has a blast! She was able to have Hot Chocolate and she loved getting all the candy from the parade people. My favorite part was when the Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters came. Mickey actually 'held' Jocey's hand when he went by and her face lit up! It was magical....lol. It was worth standing out in the cool weather for 2 hours!

I asked Jocelynn what her favorite part was and she said "the pink truck"....lol. One of the local oil delivery companies has a pink breast cancer awareness truck and it made a trip in the parade and that is what Jocelynn remembered as the best.....kids!

On the way home from the parade Jocelynn and I were singing and counting and just being silly. While counting, she got into the teens and said "fourteen, fiveteen, sixteen" I busted out laughing. Makes since for it to be fiveteen to a four year old. It was a great ending to a pretty perfect day!!!!!!!

This time of year always seems to be super busy and although I wish it would slow down, I can't imagine it any other way!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Sweet Niece!


Happy 4th Birthday to my sweet niece. Brooke Elizabeth I love you and am blessed everyday that you are in my life!

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon!!!!!!!!

New Moon was GREAT!!!! Worth every minute in line and sitting in the theater waiting......4 1/2 hours we spent in line/sitting in the theater waiting.

It was the most fun I have had in a LONG time.....lol. Thank you Jekka and Alaina for going with me and being just as giddy and as excited as I am! June 30th can't come soon enough!!!!!! (BTW: June 30th is when Eclipse is in theaters!!!!)



I am still Team Edward but Taylor worked his butt off and it was clear in the movie.....yummy...lol

I am hoping to see the movie again while it is in the theaters, but we will see!!!

PS: The Volturi are scary and they actors who were cast are perfect for their roll! One of my new favorite actors is now Michael Sheen. He was amazing as Aro!!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Things seem to be getting busier and busier....but isn't that how the Holiday's work?!?!?! We have been able to get Family pictures done, Christmas shopping started and I am making a 'ton' of stuff for good baskets to send to family and friends!

A Family Picture and a cute one of Jocelynn

Two of my Favorite pictures! (notice the princess dress!)



We are still waiting on our PCP to call with a referal for John to see the specialist! I am trying to be patient and understanding but it getting harder and harder since we have been trying to get this taken care of since APRIL! Please pray that we will beable to get in to see the specialist by the end of this year/very beginning of next year!

I want to say a Congratulations to all my CO 'sisters' who are now expexting! I am so very happy for all of you and you give me hope!

Tomorrow is NEW MOON! I am beyond excited! I sometime think I am too excited for someone my age....but they say you are only as old as you feel and it makes me happy to live like a teenager for a few days! I will be going to the midnight show (12:05am to be exact) with Alaina from work and my niece Jekka! I am so happy to share this experience with them and they are just as excited as I am!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

I want to say thank you to all the men and women who have served or are serving in the military! I appreciate the sacrifice you and your families make or have made every day!

I pray that our men and women come home safe and I pray for you every day!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crazy!!!

This week has really showed me just how crazy some people are. Between the crying over the gay marriage right not passing and the Ft. Hood shootings it is scary in this world. I am just in aw with what some people will go to to prove a point and so sod for the families affected. My prayers go out to them.

Wednesday we were able to get a bit of stuff done. Not only the usual grocery shopping but we were able to find Jocelynn's birthday dress at Sears. She picked it out abd I have to say she looks beautiful in it! I will be taking out family pictures this weekend as long as the weather holds out and it doesn't get too cold.

The princess dress!


We are still waiting on on our PCP to call us with information on the referral for John's specialist appointment. Looks like John will be calling him again on Monday!

Congratulations to all my CO sisters who have recently received their wonderful BFP!!!!! I am over the moon happy for all you ladies!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seeing a Specialist

John's appointment didn't go as I expected. The Dr. said that the vericocele is not the reason for his low sperm count because his morphology and motility are good. She said that the morphology and motility are what is usually affected when the vericocele is the reason for infertility.

So we are off to see a specialist at Mass General. Waiting to speak to our PCP for a referal, hoping to get that this week and hoping for an appointment with the specialist by the end of the year.

I'm kinda numb right now. Then as I was leaving the appointment and heading to work I heard 2 commercials on adoption (2 different stations).

I'm not sure what to do anymore. I guess we are waiting again......

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!!!

I can't believe Halloween is here. That means the rest of the year is going to fly by!

Trick or treating was fun......short.....but fun! We went to 3 houses, Jocelynn looked at me and said "mommy, I'm done. Can we go home?" She wanted to go home and eat her candy......lol I was a little disappointed, but she really didn't need all that candy.
My little pirate....arrrrrrghhhhh

We have also been working on cleaning out one of the spare bedrooms upstairs. We want to put all of Jocelynn's toys up there! I am hoping to finish this project this week.

John has his surgery consult on Monday. I will update again then! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On to yet another cycle!

CD1 today! Not a big shocker since I have been spotting for 2-3 days. I just always get a little hopeful that this is the month that our dream comes true. It would have been very fitting to get pregnant the month before John;s surgery.....lol. It just wasn't in the cards for us.

John's surgery consult is coming up fast. 11/2 to be exact. I feel strange being excited and worried at the same time. I hate the fact that John has to have surgery but is also an answer to a lot of the issues he is dealing with. I am by no means thinking this is going to solve everything. In fact it may solve nothing, but we will never know until we go down the path laid before us. We have to try all the options and starting with the easiest and least expensive is a good idea. I know it sounds funny to call surgery easy and inexpensive, but the other treatments are much more involves and more out of pocket cost....not to mention IVF is around $30,000 an pop. Insurance pays for NONE of this.

Let's not step up on that soap box. I could go on and on..........but i won't.

Life has been crazy it seems. Halloween is right around the corner and I hope the rain lets up so we can take Jocelynn trick or treating on Friday night. She is going to be a Pirate and I will post pictures over the weekend. Here is her halloween picture we sent out. She had to have the picture taken with Spanky!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers and light a candle from 7-8pm!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

waiting.......again

John received a call from out PCP today. He has an appointment with a Urologist on Monday 11/2. Our PCP said he pulled some string to get him in that early. Hopefully his surgery will be scheduled shortly after that! Seems John has a thing for going in for surgery around Thanksgiving. Last year he had his sinus surgery 1 week before Thanksgiving....lol

Life has been pretty boring. John and I are in the process of cleaning out one of the other bedrooms in the upstairs for Jocelynn. Here current bedroom is right next to our bedroom (they share a wall) and she kicks in her sleep. So John and I are up at least once a night. Also we hear every little sound she makes. The bedroom we are cleaning for her is down the hallway, still close enough for us to hear her when she really needs us, but we are hoping to get more sleep at night. Also we are planning on finally moving her toys out of the living room and into her bedroom, her new room is much larger then her old room. Plus the new room has a closet. Right now she is using an Armour and it just isn't big enough for her cloths.

We will be saving her old room as a nursery, it is already painted yellow and green, very gender neutral. Also it is close to our room which works out well with babies! We will see, I feel like we are putting the cart before the horse but I'm trying to be optimistic with the resent news we have gotten about John.

Friday, October 9, 2009

News from the Dr.

John had a visit to the Endocrinologist that didn't go exactly how we expect. The Dr. ordered more blood work, another semen analysis and an u/s on John's testicles.

John went yesterday for the u/s and the Dr. called us today with the result. Sure enough, John has a moderate Varicocele. I am slightly relieved and worried all at the same time. Of all the treatment options this is the 'easiest' and I say easiest lightly. But this mean John will have to have surgery, which always scares the hell out of me!

On the TTC front this is good news. After doing some reading and research, this could be the answer to John's low sperm and testosterone issues.

We are now waiting for the Endocrinologist and our Primary Care Physician to talk to each other and determine the next step we take. It seems our lives are always a waiting game.

Please keep John in your thoughts and prayers. He seems to be handling this diagnosis ok, but I am worried about him!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A LONG 3 weeks!!!

It has been a busy 3 weeks, Right after my last post we had company arrive and they have been here ever since. I is nice to visit with the in-laws. We went to Rochester and Deerfield fair. Done some apple picking and was able to can apple sauce and butter! YUMMY!

The last few days have been relaxing. Company is leaving tomorrow, and although I will miss them it will be nice to get back to life. Relaxing and falling back into the day to day stuff.

On 10/1 John had an appointment with an Endocrinologist to see what needs to be done to help with his low testosterone. We didn't get the answers we were looking for. He was willing to help, but were we are still TTC another child, he suggested we see an Endocrinologist who specializes in Male fertility issues. We will either be going to Mass General or Lahey Clinic in Mass. Depends I guess on which of the Dr.'s can see us first. Please keep John in your prayers. He seems to be having a hard time dealing with all this.

On the TTC front, we are officially starting out 36th cycle. :(

Monday, September 14, 2009

What is going on!

Seems we are loosing celebrities left and right this year....

R.I.P Patrick Swayze
August 18, 1952 - September 14, 2009

I know this is an older picture of him, but this is how I want to remember him. Not what he looked like while battling his cancer. He will be missed he was a wonderful actor!

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Busy 11 days

How am i ever going to get better at posting? Stop working so many hours! lol

My schedule has been modified, I now work Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri. I have Wednesday and the weekends off! Work is in seacrh of yet another person to fill the part-time receptionist/administrative assistant position! I don't want to do it full time! But for now I am! It is frustrating that no one seems to want to do this job. The pay sucks, but with the economy, any job is better then no job! I'm starting to think that maybe it is me, but then I slap myself because that is crazy! Who wouldn't want to work with me.....lol. Let's hope the 4th time is a charm!

I am feeling better, I still have a cough, but it is MUCH better then it has been! Pneumonia sucks! Jocelynn is also better. Her cough is gone, except when she gets really active!

Labor Day weekend was great! We spent alot of time with family and just enjoyed relaxing.....even though we were constantly on the go, it was relaxing! I guess it had to do with the act that I had a 4 day weekend!!!!

Saturday (9/5/09) we went on a whale watch! Can I just say it made the top 3 of the best experiences of my life! It is amazing the beauty that God created! (I will blog about this later with pictures!)

Sunday (9/6/09) we went to Church, a birthday party and spent the afternoon at the Alexanders just relaxing!

Monday (9/7/09) Happy labor Day!!!! We spent the afternoon at Fort Foster enjoying the sea breeze and the fresh air! It was so relaxing!

Tuesday (9/8/09) John and I spent it at home! It was great to spend the time just the 3 of us!

All in all we have been keeping busy, filling our time with family trips. Still scheduled to do are another whale watch (I would go every weekend if I could afford it!) and a trip to the aquarium in Boston!

The only bad news about this weekend is AF decided to make her monthly appearance! So on to cycle 35! :(

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Still sick!

I will be calling the Dr. in the morning. I still have a very persistent cough and it has become very annoying. I have been on antibiotics for the last 2 weeks and I am tired of it! Not sure what else she may do, but we will find out tomorrow.

Jocelynn has also come down with a cough! So looks like I will be making an appointment for her at the Dr. as well tomorrow! I am hoping it is just a little chest cold and not pneumonia!

The other thing that really stinks about this month, is because I have been sick and on a class C antibiotic, we have had to put TTC on hold this month. Not like I have been really feeling in the mood anyways! Even though I know it is highly unlikely (not completely since we did have 1 or 2 instances when I was feeling better...lol) I still have small hope. Especially since there have been 2 nights, thurs. and sat., when I vomited. I keep telling my self it is from the mucus in my chest breaking up, but there is still a part of me that is hopefully it may be a good sign.....stupid me!

Only time will tell, AF is due on 9/6 so we will see! I really hope she makes an appearance since I will be extra worried with having taken the antibiotic, but I am leaving it is God's hands!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I can't believe how much time has gone by! We have been busy and I have been sick.

First of All, 8/8/09 we went the NE Dragway to see the Jet Cars under the stars! It was GREAT! Jocelynn loved it! She now want to drive a jet car.....I DON'T think so!
The Big Boy!

Waiting for the races to start!
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We have been spending allot of time in the pool. It has been nice and hot here!

Jocelynn Swimming like a big girl!

Jocelynn and Brooke 'relaxing' in the pool!
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I have been very sick. Fighting Pneumonia! I couldn't believe that I came down with a winter ailment in the middle of summer. I had been fighting a cough since 7/23/09 and was too stubborn to go the Dr. Finally on 8/14/09 I went and sure enough.....pneumonia! I am now nearing the end of my second antibiotic and I still have a small cough. Looks like I may be heading back to the Dr. in a few days if the cough doesn't give it a rest!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND! I took the day off from work (8/19/09). We went to the movies, saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, very good but much darker the the previous. Then I took him out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, Texas Roadhouse....and then we did a little shopping! I was still not feeling well, but pushed myself for his sake. It was worth it, he said he had a great day! He also had 2 other 'parties'. One on the 18th with the Alexanders and one on the 22nd with my brothers and parents! He may be a little spoiled but he deserves it!

So as you can see, life has been busy and interesting! There is still more I want to post about....but there is always another day! Hopefully I will be able to get back to posting regularly, I am currently training a new girl at work, and I am hopeful that my hours will be decreasing to 2 days a week (Monday and Friday) in the next couple of weeks! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Damn.....onto the next cycle

OK....so the witched showed today....early!!!! GAAH!!!!!!!!

Onto cycle (I have kinda lost count) 30-something! We are trying a new herbal treatment. Thanks Beth! I will let you all know what happens!

John should be starting his testosterone treatments in the next week! Maybe this will be it! It's getting hard for me to be excited or optimistic about any of it! Just hit me in the head and smarten me up....lol

I have been a really bad blogger....life is so crazy! Working full time really sucks up alot of my time!

I will have a longer update with photos at some point this week!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

R.I.P. Grandpa Farris

R.I.P. Donald (Grandpa) Farris: 11/12/1940 ~ 7/18/2009
You will be forever missed and I Love You!


SOMERSWORTH — Donald Allan Farris, 68, passed away early Saturday morning, July 18, 2009, at the Dover Rehab Center.

Donald was born Nov. 12, 1940, in Norwood, Mass., the son of Stuart and Margaret (Burhoe) Farris.

Mr. Farris graduated from Walpole High School in 1958. After graduating, Donald joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served for eight years.

Donald was employed at Robbins and Napa Auto Parts stores, where he was the store manager. He was a member of the Berwick Fire Department, as well as a policeman and firefighter in York, Maine. He was a member of the Berwick American Legion Post 79.

Donald was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, as well as a NASCAR fan, favorite driver Mark Martin.

Mr. Farris was predeceased by his father, Stuart Farris; brothers, David and George Farris, a sister, Linda Farris and grandson, Travis Denbow.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Joan (Carpentier) Farris of Somersworth; his mother, Margaret (Burhoe) Farris of North Carolina; son, Allan F. Bradeen of Rochester; daughter, Carrie Chisholm of California; three stepsons, Robert Tibbetts of Berwick, Maine, Allen Tibbetts of New Durham, and Shawn Tibbetts of Berwick, Maine; a stepdaughter, Linda Denbow of Gonic; his brothers, Bill Farris of Connecticut and Ken Farris of Massachusetts; his sisters, Ellen Deorsay of New York and Janet Richards of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel, 36 Rochester St., Berwick, with an American Legion service at 7:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Weaver officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory can be made to Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820 or American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

Friday, July 17, 2009

It has been a while....again

Things have been crazy. I am still working full-time at she shelter (CVHS). I am enjoying getting out of the house, but I am ready to slow my weeks back down. I just don't seem to have the time to do all I want now that I am working!

Not alot has been going on over the last 3 weeks, just spending alot of quality time together and enjoying the sun shine that has blessed us lately!

Here are a few pictures of the water fun!
The first day in the pool!
Our first time in the ocean! Jocelynn loved it!
Sparklers!!!!!
Daddy and his girl!

John goes for his Master Electrician test on Wednesday 7/22. This is good, because if he doesn't get his job back at Gemini, he can go into business for himself!

I am onto cycle 33. AF decided to show her ugly face this morning. I wasn't expecting anything this month. It has been nice, the last 2 month have been very nice not being obsessed with TTC. I havn't taken any meds, or vitamins, not temping and for most of each month I didn't even know what cycle day I was on! It was great! We are going to try herbal supplement this month. I guess we will see what happens!

This weekend will be great! Our friends from DE are coming for a visit!

Congratulations A & A K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Friday, June 26, 2009

What a week!!!

This week has been pretty laid back....at least according to the last two weeks.

Wednesday John and I went to see Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen! AMAZING!!!!! If you like a move that is action packed from the very beginning, go see the movie! Actually just go see the movie and thank me later...LOL

Tonight John and I had a much needed date night. It is always nice to reconnect as a couple!

The entertainment world has had a huge blow this week with the death of 3 icons!

Ed McMahon: March 6, 1923 ~ June 23, 2009


Farrah Fawcett: February 2, 1947 ~ June 25, 2009


Michael Jackson: August 29, 1958 ~ June 25, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Long overdue update!!!!

Here we are.....almost 2 weeks after my last post! I have been a bad blogger. Life has been crazy and fun! Here is a run down of what has happened!

Wednesday June 10, we headed down to Delaware at about 3:30 pm. It was to visit my in-laws and our best friends for the dedication of our nephew!
Jocelynn and her buddy Gabby!
Tyler Cesar! What a sweet little boy!

Thursday (June 11) we spent the day looking at a camper my father-in-law bought and we were able to get to the local Christian book store and buy John a new Bible and I was able to find a Bible cover I liked! We also were able to eat at out favorite sub shop, Cleveland Avenue Subs! You have not had a great sub until you have had one of theirs!

Friday (June 12) I realized that Jocelynn was 3.5 years old......I had a little cry because my baby is growing so fast! I Didn't have long to be upset because we headed to Pennsylvania with The Garcia's to Arnold's, a fantastic indoor arcade/play place! It was so much fun and Jocelynn and Gabby were hilarious!

Saturday (June 13) We spent the day just lounging and catching up on 'stuff'.....lol. We did some shopping and John and I purchased a new digital camera because our old one was dying....It is a Nikin Coolpix S220 and I LOVE it! Even though out previous camera was only 3 years old, it was slow and I had a hard time getting the pictures I wanted! This one takes the picture when I push the button!!!!!

Gabby and Jocelynn with Grandpa Miller in the back!

John and Julio playing Wii!

Sunday (June 14) Was Tyler's dedication to the church! After the Church service, we went to a BBQ and just spent more time together! It was a beautiful, relaxing time!

The girls before the service....They had the same
print on their dress, but different color!

Jocelynn "taking care of the man in the bounce house." lol

Monday (June 15) Happy Birthday Julio! The ladies (me, Jocelynn, Gabby, Jody and Jody's niece Casey) went for pedicures! It was the first time Jody and I had had one and I am thinking it is going to become a regular thing! Of course....miss Poopie pants Jocelynn didn't want to join in the fun, she watched!
The ladies enjoying their pedicures! Gabby jumped right up in the chair...lol
Jocelynn just watching......

John and Julio went to the movies after we got home! We were also able to get a sitter for the kids and have a much needed adult dinner! It was fantastic!

Tuesday (June 16) Headed home. Sad to leave, but we missed home and our bed!

The rest of the week was pretty uneventful and we all tried to catch up on the lost sleep from the previous week!

Saturday (June 20) The Somersworth Children's Festival! It was fun and the weather was beautiful!
Jocelynn making her princess crown!
Blowing bubbles with Daddy and Auntie Bobbie!

Sunday (June 21) Happy Father's Day! We started father's day with breakfast....there were 11 of us! and then a cookout with family!

Phew......It has been a busy 2 weeks and I am ready to relax and not do much for a few days! The weekend will bring another day trip to the park! It is tiring and relaxing all at the same time.....LMAO!

On the TTC front, AF decided to show her ugly face on Friday (6/19) so we are on to month 32..........

So until the next update....enjoy and God bless!

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