Fall To-Dos

by Lindsey on October 12, 2014

in Just Us

There are a lot of things Justin and I do every summer, but somehow this year went way too fast, and we missed a few things on our annual list. For example, we didn’t get to Kennywood, we only went to the zoo once, we only went to one Pirate game, etc. etc. etc.

I don’t want the same thing happening this fall, so I decided to come up with a list of things I hope we do in the next few weeks, during my all-time favorite season! (Mind you, I drafted this post a few weeks ago, and forgot to post it, so some stuff is already crossed off!)

Host the 3rd Annual Dunmyre End of Summer Bash

Visit a Pumpkin Patch – We always go to Soergel’s Fall Festival with Jut’s sister and the girls!

Pitt Football Games

Drink Hot Apple Cider


Carve pumpkins – we always buy them, but never actually carve them! (They are currently sitting on our porch, un-carved)

Eat a caramel apple


Decorate the house – I’d really like to get a couple nice wreaths for the front doors, a fall flag, and maybe some indoor decorations too!

Visit a Haunted House (or Park)

Watch Hocus Pocus

Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Go Trick-Or-Treating with our nieces

What are you doing this fall? What should we add to our list?!

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Five Things on a Friday

by Lindsey on August 29, 2014

in Just Us

1. I’m taking on a new role at work, as the “Interim CAO (Chief Administrative Officer)” for my new boss. It’s good because it’s giving me experience on the financial side, which is the one thing I’m missing if I ever want to move into a management position. It’s difficult because I’m still running two pretty large projects, and struggling a bit to split my time efficiently. It’s awesome because after the first of the year, she’ll have an open req to permanently fill the position, and by that point I’ll have a really good idea of whether I want to take it on full-time, or stay within Project Management. It’s pretty much the perfect way for me to “try it out” and see how it goes.

1.2. Justin also has some things happening at work, but not that I can talk about just yet. His include some changes for us that will take some getting used to, but overall it’ll be a good thing for him, and us.

2. On the fertility front, things seem to be getting a little better, though it’s hard to tell. I’m still off all the medications, but acupuncture seems to be helping things function correctly. It’s funny how easily my acupuncturist can tell how my week has been going. Yesterday when I was there, I told her my temperatures have been out of whack the last few days, and she asked me if anything was stressing me out. (spoiler alert, it was). Then she asked me to stick my tongue out (this is normal hah) and said “Wow, you ARE really stressed this week. Stop thinking about all that stuff and get back on the right page.” Everyone always says stress is a huge factor, but it wasn’t until something major happened this week, and I saw how it made everything fluctuate, that I realized just how true that statement is. Luckily that thing that had me all out of whack ended up being just fine, and the stress of it is gone now!

3. We’re finally getting ready for our big roadtrip to Florida! We’ll be gone for 12 days, making a pit-stop in Raleigh to visit some friends, spending a few days in Tallahassee to visit my dad, and then heading to Orlando for Harry Potter World and Disney. We’re hoping to squeeze in some beach time at some point, and Justin’s on a mission to get some good chicken and waffles somewhere in the south. Surprisingly, I’m most excited for the car ride! I’m already downloading some new tunes, choosing between a few books on tape, and making a grocery list of all the best easy-to-eat-in-the-car food!

4. This weekend will be spent welcoming back some fall traditions while still trying to squeeze in every last bit of summer. The first Pitt Football game of the season is tomorrow, which brings with it tailgating, stadium snacks, and my personal favorite, the cheerleaders and dance team (Yes, I secretly wish I had been a cheerleader in high school!) We also have plans to attend the last Cinema in the Park of the summer, and will spend the holiday with family, swimming at Jut’s brother’s house. Every moment in between will be spent getting the house ready for our 3rd Annual Dunmyre End of Summer Bash. I cannot believe it’s time for that already!

5. In case you missed it on Facebook or Twitter, Justin and I are participating in this year’s Miracle Marathon in honor of our buddy Ryder! Our team is “Ryder’s Rockstars”, and we’d love for you to join us! It’s not a full marathon run, just one mile per day for 27 days, and an extra mile on the last day. You can walk, run, bike, or move in any way you want, wherever you are! Help us raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, or your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. It’s a great cause, and we’re excited to be a part of it!



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That time we won a trip to Miami!

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So there’s this soccer tournament going on in the US right now called the International Champions Cup. Justin and a bunch of his friends are going to a game in Pittsburgh, between Manchester City and AC Milan, and he bought his tickets from their website a few months ago. Right before the World Cup started, the […]

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We went camping…and I cried a lot…

June 29, 2014

This weekend we went camping, and while we had a seriously awesome time with Jut’s siblings and our nieces, it also simultaneously tore my heart to shreds. Because the thing about infertility is, no matter how much fun you might be having, no matter how many other things you have going on around you, you’re still always thinking about infertility. […]

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My Super Awesome Harry Potter 30th Birthday Party

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So remember how I was planning a Harry Potter party? Well, I’m here to tell you that it was so much better than I ever could have possible imagined, and no future party will ever beat it! I didn’t take too many photos the night of, since I was too busy mingling, but I made […]

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My Journey to Catholicism

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Justin grew up in a pretty devout Catholic family. They attended church regularly, his mom and sister taught CCD, he and his brother were altar servers for as long as you can be, and for a long time I truly believed that his Grandma did not approve of me, because I’m not Catholic. I grew […]

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It’s Birthday Month!!

May 1, 2014

IT’S FINALLY MAY!! I’ve been waiting my whole life for this. Seriously. Not only do I turn 30 this month, I turn 30 on the 30th this month! It’s my golden birthday and, as if I don’t make a big enough deal out of my birthday every year, I’m going ALL OUT this year! Justin […]

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Another Fertility Roadblock

April 21, 2014

All along we knew there was something wrong with me. You can’t get pregnant if you don’t ovulate, and well, I don’t. Or at least I haven’t. And so we started down the path of treating it as if I have PCOS (though I have only one mild symptom), taking medicine to force menstrual cycles […]

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Five Things on a Friday

April 4, 2014

Alternate Title: 5 things I’ll be posting more about in the future, but here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on in our lives. 1. We are officially in the planning stages of throwing me the most spectacular Harry Potter 30th Birthday Party in the history of 30th Birthday Parties. It’s going to be incredible, […]

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