Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good news or bad news...

Well, we have good news. The hubs passed his tests for teacher certification. All he has to do now is pass his background check, which is not a problem, and have 60 hours of substitute teaching.

The bad news, this week we had our first visit with the RE. The good news for me is that the majority of his patients are just like me. That he is very confident that he can me on the right track. The bad news is for the hubs. While his count was really high, his motility and mobility are extremely low. We have to go back to the RE for a couples consultation. This has me scared. I'm afraid we are going to have very few options and can't afford many of the options that will be available. Mostly, because my health insurance will pay nothing for infertility. This is proving to be a tougher challenge than we thought.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm done!!!

I'm all done with my Masters program!!! On Tuesday, I turned in my research paper. I received an A in the course, now the paper is on to be reviewed by the university. It's such a great feeling!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quidditch Round 1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
a. Mundungus

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
b. Sirius Black’s house
7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
d. Dolores Umbridge
9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Mad-Eye Moody

Nymphadora Tonks

George Weasley

The Dursley's House


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cupcakes and two favorite things!

Look at these cupcakes!! They are too cute!! Found this pic on

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My little brother is getting married!!!

My little brother, Cliff, proposed last night!! He's not so little, he's 24 and taller than I am. I am so excited, I love Trish and want her as a sister! Also, they are expecting a baby in September. They are at the bank right now getting pre-apporved for a house. I am so excited for them!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bella's birthday!

This is a bit late. Like 3 weeks. Bad pet mommy! This is Bella eating her first birthday cake! Ignore that piece of lettuce on the floor. She thought she needed it and then didn't even eat it! She's a spoiled pups!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1.What are your three most favorite colors? Purple, red, hunter green
2.What are you three least favorite colors? orange, yellow, pukey green
3.Your favorite candy is Starburst Jelly Beans or Jelly Bellys.
4.Who is your favorite Weasley? Ginny
5.Do you knit, crochet, or both? both, but mostly knit. Just learned to crochet.
6.What type of kit did you ask for? Sock, I think.
7.Acrylic— (a) has its uses, (b) should all be burned, (c) best yarn to work with? (choose an answer) a. it's good for pet stuff, mittens and doll clothes.
8.Who is the Gryffindor Head Girl ? CentyB
9.Name four "extras" you would love to receive in your kit. hmmm, I'm not sure...It's hard to think of these things!
10.What are your three most favorite scents? Orange Blossom, Lilac, Baking cookies
11.Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Most of the time sweet.
12.Which Gryffindor and Slytherin students are sisters in real life? Lizzy Wychwood and Emma Wigworthy
13.Do you really need more stitch markers? Not really, but I do love them!
14.DPNs, circular, or straight? circs
15.Favorite yarn? Dream yarn? Anything soft and squishy.
16.Favorite HP Movie? PoA
17.Favorite HP character? Hermione and Hagrid
18.What is your favorite pattern? Too many to decide from!