Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lamento llegar tarde

You would think I would be able to blog more regularly since I work at home- BUT... no. ha

OK... Let's get started.

First of all... I am broken. I went to the Doc and I have a pinched fallopian tube. It can be fixed 'surgically' but since I have other obstacles (epilepsy, age, Bryan's not perfect sperm) it was suggested I go and see a fertility Dr. Well.... our insurance doesn't cover anything with reproductive assistance. Bryan and I will have to pay out of pocket anything we decide to do. I made the appointment for at the fertility clinic BUT... the clinic visit is $250 alone. That is just sitting and talking to the Dr. *sigh* We have decided to try a few other things first. Right now I am doing some acupuncture. I will do this for up to 6 months and see how that goes. If no results happen there... we will move forward with IVF ($$$). And the final plan is adoption.
Bryan and I remain positive. We aren't as stressed or sad as I expected. And I feel that people are shocked to find out that Bryan and I aren't freaking out. The very thin silver lining in this situation... when people start hassling me about not having kids I can say "I can't have kids..." and I get to see their face of horror, embarrassment  and pity. I enjoy it very much.
AND THEN...
Happy New Year. We had a mellow yellow NYE. We went to a friends house ate food and lit wishing lanterns. Everyone wrote a wish they had for 2013- we lit them and let them fly. Bryan and I wrote "Peace, Love, and Babies" lol.






AND THEN...
Houses. We stopped the search for a house. They are too expensive and the possibility of Bryan moving with his job is still too high. I would hate to drop all that money on a house and 6 months later find out that Bryan is up for promotion somewhere totally awesome, but we can't move. That would be no good! Therefore... apartment life for us!!! Which I don't mind. I really like our apartment. And we both enjoy the area. There is a sprouts coming in not too far away, and a Trader Joes is being built about 5 blocks away. It is going to be great.
AND THEN...
Valentine's Day. We typically don't do anything for V-day because it is not enjoyable to fight the rest of the population for a dinner/movie date. We usually cook at home and rent a movie. But this year we had the opportunity to go to a Valentines Day dance help by a local Boy Scout Troop. It was so cute. So Bryan and I got dressed up and went to a V-day dance! I don't have any pictures : ( Sorry.
AND THEN...
Recreational life!? Kinda.
The snow hasn't been great, but it also hasn't been horrible. We bought 2 4pack ski passes. One at Winter Park and the other at A-Basin. We have used all but 1. We will be able to use that in a few weeks. Colorado just got a big dump of snow. It extended the ski season! Hooray. Please enjoy a few pictures of our snow activities:





Other winter activities: When Aubrey came to visit we went to Winter Park and did a little town adventure race. There were about 10 'tasks' that had to be completed. It was so much fun. I will definitely be doing that again next year. Enjoy:




















 This picture below has a short story: We all agreed to make a funny face really close to the lens. And as you see.... Aubrey cheated. She said that she made a face, but didn't wait long enough for the picture to be taken. Sure Aubrey.

AND THEN...
Summer Camp. We are still moving forward with living at camp this summer. But the really fun part is I found out we will have a part-time house mate. There is a guy that goes from camp to camp and when he is a Dobbins he will be staying with us *enter uneasy grin*. Oye.
And on the subject of living at camp. Bryan and I will be going down there the last week of May to get it ready. I haven't seen it yet, but Bryan says its pretty nasty. We will see.... I'm sure it just needs a little TLC, elbow grease, and a woman's touch. Good thing my dad will be in town for a few days of that weekend... he can help! hehe. We will get a small allowance for materials, but we will do all the work. Work that possibly includes, but not limited to, tiling a shower, painting, improving kitchen cabinetry, and who knows what else. Eeek.

AND THEN
Bryan and I had a date night to a place called Jump Street. I think it is really meant for children and youth, but that didn't stop us. I bought a groupon and we made a night of it. We had a blast and that is probably the only reason I bring it up. I wouldn't tell you about the time we went out to dinner on a date night! lol. Here are a few videos of our experience. I would like to point out that I STILL have high school cheerleading skills. Recognize. Sorry they are sideways!
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That is all.
Talk to you again in another couple months... when my Aunt texts me to remind me of my blogging fail. Hi Kanda!



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Updates of life.


Grand Adventures have been scarce in our life lately and let me tell you why.
NO SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
barf.

We ended out camping season on a high note and prepared for our winter season to be just as great. We bought our ski passes, broke out all our snow clothes, and packed away our summer gear. It was an exciting time. We talked about all our big plans for the winter ski season. We sat and waited for the snow.And we are still waiting. Denver got a sprinkle... and the mountains got about a foot, but then the good ole Colorado sun showed its lovely face and melted all the snow away. We are dry as a bone. It is very disappointing. It has made our own leisure life difficult, but it has made planning for guests even more difficult. All summer activities are over, but there aren't any snow activities to replace them. Bummer.
NEXT
Home sweet home?!!?
Bryan and I have begun the multiple conversations and hard decisions on whether or not to purchase a home. We have never even thought about buying a house here because it was always a possibility that we would move, but we have recently discussed if moving is the right choice for us and our hopeful future family. We love Denver so much... why move?! So... we have been out every Saturday/Sunday driving up and down streets in neighborhoods we can afford and like. Searching for "For Sale" signs. We have found a handful that we like. Bryan has found one that is a junker, but he has a vision. He believes we can get it cheap and fix it up. I agree... we could... we have the skills and abilities. But I'm not certain I want to. Ugh- my stomach does a flip just thinking about it. This house is a wreck. yuk. The search continues... we will know more in the spring.
NEXT
Am I barren!?
Bryan went and got tested... its not him. I have a hilarious and possibly embarrassing statistic on him. I won't share it on here because I have a few people in mind who read this... and they will say with severe disgust "TMI". haha. Feel free to ask me privately. I think it is extremely humorous.
I go in Monday (12/10) to see if I am broken. When we get the results from that test- we will have the joy of sitting down, making a million phone calls to insurance companies to find out the price of each possible treatment, and finally making a decision. Not looking forward to that one.
NEXT
Bryan was given an extra responsibility at work. It is the kind of thing that they only give to employees with 'promise', but it also one of those things that is going to take a lot of extra work and it is possible his original job and responsibilities might suffer. He was asked to be Summer Camp Director for 2013. This means for the entire summer he will LIVE at camp and direct everything. Yes... LIVE AT CAMP. He is given his own cabin.. I am allowed to go live at camp as well, and I will part time. I will go down there and live for a handful of days at a time. I can't stay down there permanently because then my job might begin to suffer. We are both pretty excited about this new role for Bryan. And I am most excited because they have horse stables down there... and I will be able to hang out at camp and help wherever I want. You know I'm going to be at the stables everyday! This Camp Director job is going to make camping non existent for the summer which is sad, but this important for Bryan's career. Sacrifices must be made.
NEXT
I am entertaining the thought of writing a children's book. This is something I have always wanted to do. And there is a book store here that has 'self publishing classes'. You go to workshops and they teach you the process of writing a book, and you can find a small time publisher that will help print a very small amount of books and they will sell them. I'll keep you posted.
NEXT

The End!

Merry Christmas... NOT Happy Holidays.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Facebook

I am conflicted with how I feel about Facebook.
On one hand... I LOVE IT. I love to post pics of the things I am doing so people can see, and I love when my friends post pics of their life. And to be perfectly and horribly honest... I get a small amount of satisfaction to see the 'popular' people in HS that are now overweight, in a crappy job, and single.
It is karma at its finest.

But the number one problem I have with FB that has made me doubt its awesomeness is the sense of security and false bravery it gives people. Internet courage. People will say things on there that they would never say in person. The reason I can point it out in others is because I don't think I say anything on my FB that I wouldn't say to someones face.

I had a recent occurrence that really rubbed me the wrong way. I will not go into it because it is a long and boring story if you don't know the person. But the short of it is- this person must have had a nervous breakdown because her personality took a turn for the worse. She updated her FB like every 2 hours about the strangest things. It became a roller coaster of emotions because some of her updates were about my job and my boss (who I really care for). I stopped commenting on her page but I couldn't make myself defriend her because her FB was like a horrific car crash... I couldn't look away. So finally she defriended me for "my own safety" -whatever the crap that means. I was sad because I know she was going to start talking some serious trash about my job, boss and now me, but glad because it was so draining. It gave me sense of relief
So the caddy women in me turned red and I posted this....
Well... I posted it publicly because I have nothing to hide. And all hell broke loose. I got a nasty text message to never contact her again.
MEH.

I will stay on Facebook, but I am going to try to keep it positive. Positive out... positive in.



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jobs

We are an All-American non-profit family.
Bryan- Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
Missy- Project Sanctuary (supports military families)

Bryan loves his job and so do I.

I never fully understood how important it is to like your job. I've always been pretty good at turning off my job brain and then going home and having my life brain. But now that I have a great job.... I see I don't have to do that. It's pretty awesome.

Bryan can't turn his job brain off. It is ALWAYS going. That makes things a little hard occasionally. But I would rather Bryan like his job and always be talking/thinking about it... than hate his job and always being cranky. His job works really well with his personality. He works for an organization that has the same morals as he does, and he wants to put his children in BSA some day. If you don't want to put your family through what you do for a living... I think that is a bad sign.

But working for BSA right now is kind of hard. They have had a rough 6 months in the medias eye.
First it was the fact that they don't allow homosexual individuals be leaders. Then it was the release of a list that BSA had collected over 30 years ago that had peoples names on it. These people weren't allowed to be leaders for one reason or another- Some were because of child abuse history others were because they embezzled money. This list was compiled before we lived our life on the Internet and email. This list was passed around so a child abuser couldn't be denied at one location.... then travel one state over and join a pack there. It wasn't kept a secret- but why would they broadcast this list. I told Bryan... BSA wasn't going to win. They didn't spread this list so they were accused of 'keeping a secret' but if they had shared the list they would have been accused of  'purposefully ruining someones life". UGH.Then that kid went on the Ellen DeGeneres show talking about how BSA won't give him his Eagle Pin because he is gay. I would like to point out that.... BSA is a private organization. And they don't have to do anything if they feel it doesn't align with their morals or mission statement. That boy was not required to join BSA and they have never been shy about their position of homosexuality. So I don't know why he (and other people across the US) are all of a sudden surprised that BSA is taking this position.
Whew... that was a rant if I ever wrote/read one.
my bad.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Silly to keep this secret

Bryan and I have a 'secret' that really isn't a secret. Its just something that one doesn't rent out a billboard to advertise.

We have been trying to get pregnant for over a year now.

I guess the other reason why it was a 'secret' is because I didn't want to deal with all the questions and advice about how to get pregnant.

It is kind of a bummer, but I am happy to say neither of us has succumbed to that depressing state where every baby makes us cry and we are bitter that our friends are getting pregnant and have multiple children. We are ready to have a family and we know that we will. There are so many ways to have children- we aren't worried about it. I would be lying if I said that I didn't care how I got them. Of course I want to have biological children. I want to know what a mix of Bryan and I would look like. And I want to carry on the Hyatt name.

But in the end- I will have children in my house. And I think that is why I'm not freaking out!

I would love to have a little babies like these.


Bryan

Missy

Bryan

Missy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Finding friends isn't easy.

Finding (and keeping) friends in college is easy. But as an adult it is much harder. Especially now when we are all in the age range of having children. I made my 2 best friends in college and then when we graduated... they moved away (jerks). And even though we drifted apart as is the natural progression of such things I still consider them very special. They saved me. I was so lucky to be loved by these two ladies. And since I had found these amazing friends I figured I had already met my rationed amount of friends and wasn't allowed anymore. haha
So when we moved to CO we made peace with the fact that we probably wouldn't find friends like we had in college. Plus the fact that Bryan is A LOT to take in and he isn't everyone's cup of tea- we figured it would be just us. Boy was I wrong. Although no one will ever come close to the relationships we had in college- I feel we have found a close second.

The group of people we found in CO are a true blessing. We are very similar in our outlook of life. And they are "fly by the seat of your pants' kind of people. We could call almost any of them for an impromptu dinner party and they wouldn't hesitate.... they would say "Yes... what can we bring".

There are 7 of us. The 'core' group. If you find one person of the core... the other 6 are probably close by.

We have monthly culture nights. I believe I have talked about them in the past. Well we take the summer off because everyone is camping and vacationing. This year we decided to have a local feast to mark the end of summer. We called it a local feast because it was our mission to make sure all the food was Colorado grown. It then turned into our 'End of summer local feast' because school was starting the following week.

This party has been my favorites so far. I loved it and it really brought to my attention how blessed Bryan and I are to have friends like this again.



Setting up the decor

Hanging the lights

Some of the food

The table

Sangria made from CO fruit and CO wine


The hosts



Quiche made from the chickens that our friends keep in their backyard.  : )

Handmade pizza. Dough made from a local pizzeria.






Apple pie made from the apples in Stacy's backyard.


Acknowledging the blessings we have in our lives.

The gang with a few special out of town guests!

The lights put a magical glow on our evening!