Wow...how sad that it has been over 3 months since my last post. And I want to call myself a writer some day. I mean how terrible is it that I can't even keep my blog up to date??? Well...I guess the life of a mom really does keep me busy even to a point that I can't blog when I want to!
Update time...since it has been 3 months, better get this done.....
Damon has been enjoying wrestling. That isn't even the right word, he has loved it. Every weekend (well pretty much) we have went on a journey to a tournament for Damon. I knew he was good, but I never knew how technical he really could get when he put his heart into it. The strongest warrior can be great, but must have the heart behind the talent. Even the best guy can be beat by someone who wants it more. Damon is that kind of wrestler. He truly puts his heart and soul into what he does and in that way, he is exactly like his momma. I can tell in his eyes when he is pumped, when he is tired, when he is ready to just give up, but won't because he knows that champions never forfeit. This past weekend we took him to Super PeeWee State Wrestling in Waterloo, Iowa. It was so much fun to run away for a weekend, crash at a nice hotel for a few nights and do some wrestling. Damon lost his first match, technically the most important one. He lost by points. His second match he pinned the kid in 19 seconds. It was awesome! Then the third match we ended up with a kid that has been wrestling 2 more years than Damon and travels around the Midwest in Nationals tournaments. He was good and beat Damon 11-1. Our day of wrestling was done, but after a quick nap, we went swimming, had some good food and just had some fun at the hotel. We are all bummed that wrestling season is over, but can't wait until next year. If money is good, I want to put Damon in the team called the Predators. They are awesome and what Damon needs to excel in wrestling. The Mat Rats are a good local team, but the first 2 months are spent with 50 plus kids trying to learn moves and he didn't pick anything up until later in the season. I want Damon to focus and learn how to take that focus and transform it into good technical wrestling. We are heading into soccer season now and Momma is excited to be cheering from the sidelines again!!!
Lili will begin her first year of soccer as well. She is excited and can't wait to play with her big brother. She has been such a little cheerleader throughout wrestling season, I am surprised she wasn't down on the mat with the boys as much as she practiced with Damon. Though in my heart I know she is too fragile, she hates pain and does not like to be held down. Instead of fighting back, she screams, a death scream that will make you want to cover your ears and hide under a pillow. So I would rather not put her into wrestling only to hear that scream as she is being pinned. But who knows, maybe she will surprise us next year! We had a scare a few weeks ago when Lili's cat, Purrsia, got out. She was gone for almost a full 2 weeks. One night on a walk down the street, Damon overheard a cat meowing and Lili recognized it as Purrsia's voice. They tracked it into a neighbor's garage and Ryan was able to get her out. She is now back home, healthy and safe. Lili is very afraid of letting her go and is constantly making sure that she doesn't get out again. Her year of Kindergarten is going very well and really likes school. Though I am sure she would much rather be at home playing school so she can be in charge of everything that happens. Lili is very much like me in that way, likes things done her way. Its quite cute at times, but at other times...WATCH OUT!!
Ryan and I are doing great. We just bought a new 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. Its beautiful and just awesome to drive. The color is red. It has a 6-disc cd changer, which for those of you that know me, know that this was a huge improvement. I love music but I am constantly changing CD's while driving. This lets me put in my favorite 6 CD's and I can change them with just a touch of a button. The kids love the new vehicle, though I am unsure of what to call it. The brand is considered a crossover. It is not quite a minivan, but not an SUV either. So for now, its a stationwagon I guess LOL. I don't know what else to call it!
Ryan is getting excited about driving his bike again. He has already taken it out twice when the weather allowed it. He is getting ready to be out on the road again and I know he is anxious for the weather to finally be nice again.
As for me and surrogacy....well, we are going for round three. I almost didn't think it would happen, but we decided to try with a new egg donor and I am so ready to get knocked up!!! I have seen so many people get pregnant lately or give birth and it just makes me want it sooooo much more. I can't wait to see the look on their face when I tell them we are pregnant. And for that moment when we are in delivery, as they watch their first child being born, it brings such a warmth to my heart knowing that because of me, they are able to be parents. So right now we have chosen a new egg donor (well, we are in that process this week) and hopefully will be transfering in May! I want to say April, but I just don't know if we can make it that quickly or not with the middle of March fast approaching.
Also in the surrogacy world I have recently been named the host for the JustMommies message board for the surrogate mommies. I am super excited to have this position and while I know there aren't many who belong to this board, I hope to be able to spread the positive word regarding surrogacy and help those who need answers to their questions. I want to be able to be a positive image for surrogacy and hope that in the next few years, I can strengthen in that position. I want to write a book about being a surrogate and maybe a fiction novel on surrogacy in general. I want to write a positive story and a negative story, one that shows how things can go wrong. That is my dream anyways!!
Well...for now...that is all. I have this setup at work now so hopefully I can blog on my break and start getting this show on the road!!!
Motherhood and Beyond
To be a mom is the most rewarding job in the whole world. But it can also be the most difficult. Motherhood and Beyond is peeping into the world of being a mom, but at the same time a wife, a friend and much more. Life doesn't always go easy and some may not know it now, but there is nothing more precious than life. So I welcome you to join us. Follow in our daily routines, our special activities and just enjoy the ride!! TO MOTHERHOOD AND BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!