Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Not A Completely Wordless Wednesday- Welcome ICLW!!

Welcome IComLeavWe'ers!! If you still have no clue what ICLW is, and would like to know click HERE for details and join in on the fun next month. We'd love to have you!!

Any way, if you're here you've stumbled across my little piece of heaven in the blogosphere. Now, for the brief intro on me and my family... My name is Catrisha. I'm 26yrs young (I'll be 27 before the next ICLW however). I'm married to my usually wonderful (I only say this, b/c we've been going through some rough spots lately) DH, C*ody. We have one little boy who is 3yrs young named B*rennen, but I often refer to him as "*B*" or "The Monster" around these parts. We also raised DH's little sister from age 14 on, and unfortunately as she's about to be 22, we're yet again raising her... but that's a rant to come at a later date. We are currently sort of TTC#2, but I'm not in the right frame of mind to fully throw caution to the wind since our m/c back in April and go full force at it. So, if it happens it happens... and if it doesn't well then I'll be back on the infertility bandwagon soon enough. Speaking of infertility, the problem that we know of is completely on me. I have PCOS with IR and hypothyroidism. Before we miraculously conceived our son we had tried for almost 6yrs with a whole slew of treatments toward the end of that time. Alot of that detailed journey can be found HERE and ends up running concurrent with this blog at a certain point. For the semi-short-winded version of our TTC journey, you can check out the tab above that say "My TTC Journey."

Now I'm for a quick ABC's of me to get to know some fun facts on me.

A- Aunt: I'm an Auntie to 14 nieces and/or nephews... including my newest niece born on July 6th.

B- Bold: I'm a very bold person whom always speaks her mind.

C- Cats: My favorite animal, and I only have one.

D- Dogs: I love dogs too, but don't currently have any.

E- Eggs: Make me sick to my stomach unless they're in the food I'm eating then I'm not bothered.

F- Fall: Fall is my favorite season of the year.

G- God: I have a hard time believeing in God, I'll admit it. With all the struggles and obstacles I've endured in my life it's hard to believe in a greater being as I don't think so much bad can happen to those that are good... even though it does.

H- Home: We're buying our first home, but if we ever add to our family it'll be too small.

I- Ice Cream: I love me some ice cream, but it's never loved me back... LOL! My favorite flavor is Spumoni.

J- Junior: When DH and I found out that we were having a boy, I wanted him to be a Jr. DH vetoed it and said one of him is enough... LOL!

K- Kale: I've tried kale and I have to admit I love it! With some sea salt, EVOO, and vinegar it's super yummy.

L- Lobster: I've never in my life ate lobster. I ordered one, one time at Red Lobster but couldn't eat it b/c I knew what it looked like alive in the tank.

M- Monster: We actually do call *B* this nickname. When he was a baby he had some chubby cheeks and we started calling him "Cheeky Monster," but now it's just Monster. Or Mohawk Boy right now... check out the last post with cute pics about that.

N- Nightowl: I love to stay up late. At night it's so peaceful, and it's when I get the most stuff done. I also get up early too, and one day I'm told it will catch up to me.

O- Orchids: Pink and white orchids are one of my favorite flowers.

P- Pink: Pink is my favorite color.

Q- Quilt: I have an infant quilt that was made for me when I was a baby, and I used it for *B* when he was a baby, and it's now stored in a hope chest.

R- Raspberry: I can't stand the scent of raspberries. I think it's a putrid smell. But I do like the taste of raspberries.

S- Steel Magnolias: This is my all time favorite movie!!

T- Tater: My nickname from my FIL before he passed away was "Tater."

U- Up: My son loves the movie Up, and I've probably seen it 500 times or more since the first time I seen it.

V- Volleyball: I played volleyball in high school.

W- Watermelon: My kitchen is done in a watermelon theme. Most do it in apples or mixed fruits, but mine is completely watermelons.

X- X-rays: I've had too many bone x-rays to count. I've had alot of broken bones, strained and/or sprained body parts.

Y- Yams: Candied yams are my favorite food (aside from the main dish) during the holidays.

Z- Zest: I can't use this type of soap, b/c it breaks me out.

So, there you have it the ABC's of me. Hope you enjoyed getting to know me, and I can't wait to get to know all of you. Happy ICLW!!


  1. love the ABC's it is a great way to introduce yourself!!
    ICLW #30

  2. I love the ABC's and I may have to "borrow it"!

    Happy ICLW!! #87

  3. Brilliant ABC's, thanks so much for sharing!!


  4. Love the ABC's list - too cute! (ICLW)

  5. Great idea for the ABC's! Nice to meet you!

  6. Love the ABC list! Nice to meet you!


  7. Thanks for the great introduction via the ABCs. i dreaded the 50 thing blog post and swore off ever doing it again.

    Dawn Davenport
    Creating a Family ~ A nonprofit providing education and support for infertility and adoption

  8. Great post! I wish you much luck on your journey to #2!
    ICLW #40

  9. I love Steel Magnolias, too!

    Happy early birthday, also!


  10. Thanks for sharing the abc's of you! I am semi-raising my 14 year old sister and can probably learn a lot from you!


  11. I love the ABCs. Wishing you good luck as you journey towards #2.

    An ICLW Visit from #107 (mfi, speedskating, strength)
    liddy @ the unfair struggle

  12. Love the ABC's! I'm hypothyroid, too ... it's been a crazy ride. It sounds like you have your hands full ... looking forward to getting to know you (and hope that the rough patch smooths out soon) ... thanks for visiting my blog and Happy ICLW!

  13. Hello, I played Volleyball in high school too! Wonderful ABC's! Happy ICLW! #50

  14. The ABCs are a great idea! Thanks for sharing about yourself!

    I'm so sorry about your m/c--I wish you luck in your journey to #2.

    ICLW, #163

  15. Hope things get better soon...Love the ABC's. I did that too on one of my blogs! Happy ICLW! #45 & 46

  16. Happy ICLW! I'll have to try those ABC's next time!

  17. Happly ICLW! Love the ABCs - thanks for sharing so much about yourself!

  18. I came over from ICLW! Nice to meet you. Great idea to do the ABCs.

  19. So sorry for your loss back in April. I'm in the same boat - loss in April (ectopic) and just starting to think about TTC again...and crazy scared. Like you, I'm thinking what happens happens...

    Here from ICLW


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