Two of my favorite things in life: Ireland and plants. And both are combined in this photo so it just makes me really happy. 😍 But for real, I need advice. The end is (finally) in sight for our home renovation-yippee!! And I want to incorporate allll the plants. So. Any plant lovers out there, please tell me some of your favorite ways to incorporate plants in your home or DIY projects you’ve done with plants because I need all the inspiration! 🌱🌵🌿
Okay, so two posts in a row of pictures of Mat and I, whoops. 🙈 But, I shared a little on my Insta story today and I wanted to share a little update on where we are at with our infertility journey. Not too much has really changed recently in regards to this. We had some frustrating test results that showed the medication I was on set us back substantially in making progress in fixing my thyroid issues and I am now on a new medication that we are hopeful and waiting to see if it is working correctly! Aside from that, we really don’t have any answers or a plan of action. We are currently looking for a new doctor as ours has kind of just stopped providing steps for moving forward and has pretty much just said, “Call me when you’re pregnant!”…which doesn’t do much when that isn’t happening. 🤷🏻♀️ So, in regards to infertility, we plan to find a new doctor and still pursue less invasive options to hopefully get some answers and get my body in a healthier place, regardless of whether or not that ends with a pregnancy. 💕 The most exciting thing that I have been a bit hesitant to share about publicly because we don’t have any firm decisions yet is that we are strongly considering and pursuing adoption options!! Nothing is official yet, of course, and we are still looking into options regarding domestic infant adoption vs. embryo adoption, which are currently our main choices. We ultimately have a passion to foster and adopt through foster care, but with our travel schedule, it just isn’t a possibility in this season of life. We will 100% pursue this at some point, but for us right now, infant adoption is our best option. 💕 Now, one of my main fears with sharing this, is that I don’t want people to assume that adoption is a last resort for us. I have heard some frustrating comments already from friends/family that I know mean so well but imply that adoption is only a route we are pursuing because it is our last option. Or that we should continue testing and basically do everything possible to achieve a biological baby and THEN if that doesn’t work, go the adoption route. For us, adoption was never a last option. In fact, we have had a passion (continued in comments)
We had a date night out at the state fair last night with some friends and it was such a nice little break from the crazy workload I’ve had lately. And then I came home and stayed up literally all night in order to get my to do list accomplished...work/life balance? 🤷🏻♀️😂 Best thing about the fair: people watching for sure. There are just all sorts of people that come out for the fair and it is very interesting to observe, wouldn’t you agree? 🎡 Worst thing: I paid $10 for fried pickles and they were superrr salty and nobody liked them so I had to throw half of them in the trash. That was very disappointing for fair food that I spent $10 just for some pickles!! 😂😂🤦🏻♀️ Lesson learned.
Sometimes you just need a good b&w cuddly picture for your Friday night, ya know?! My Friday night is looking much less cuddly than this, just to be real. 😂 I’m currently spending my Friday night at the local McDonald’s (real classy, I know 😂) because the coffee shop we holed up at today to knock out editing kicked us out because apparently they close at 6. 🙄😭 And when you’re on a roll with productivity and just need out of your house, McD’s will have to do. 😆😂 Sooo that’s my Friday night in a nutshell, how is yours?!
Can we please go back to this foggy, misty day in Ireland?! Cuddling cliffside, frolicking on the incredibly green hills of Ireland, and spending the entire session laughing with Cathaerine and Ben! We had the best time and these two kept us laughing the whole time-they are a perfect pair and we felt like we were just adventuring with old friends! 🏞 And by the end of the session, the fog was completely covering the Cliffs, but we didn’t even care! It was the coolest mystical looking heavy fog evening and we were in Ireland photographing an incredible couple! It may not have gone exactly as planned, but I think it still turned out perfect!