December 2017 was the last time I wrote here.. about two and a half years ago! Life got kind of busy since then to say the very least. Here is a (kind of) quick update on my life. The year 2017 was such a hard year but we also had a lot of really fun adventures. I had an ectopic pregnancy in January 2017 and a blighted ovum pregnancy leading to a D&C in April 2017. I finished my second year of teaching and flew to Florida the next day with Bren for Caribbean cruise where we visited the Bahamas, Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Kitts. We bought a new car in July and also took a trip to Catalina with my family. In August, we took a trip to Indian Wells to stay at the Esmerelda. Bren started his fourth year of teaching in September and I started my third year teaching. After trying to get pregnant for months and some fertility testing in December, we were referred by my ob/gyn to Pacific Reproductive Center in Irvine. There we did three months of Clomid and IUIs but each round failed. After a lot of thought, we decided to go in for an IVF consultation in April and we decided to do a mini IVF in the summer. It was really hard to make the decision but after everything we had been though, we knew it was best for our family. After hundreds of injections, medications, saline sonogram, appointments, ultrasounds, mock transfers, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, and so much more, we got pregnant with our baby girl. :) We found out in the beginning of August and we went to Catalina the next day. Shortly after we got home from Catalina, I got soo sick! The school year started shortly after that and I began the year teaching a K/1 combo class. A week later, my combo class dissolved into a first grade class. I had the best group of students and loved teaching first grade. :) I was soo incredibly sick throughout my whole pregnancy, but I couldn't help to just be super grateful to be growing a healthy baby girl. That healthy baby girl is named Riley and she is currently 15 months old. I wish I would have kept up with updates here, but I'm going to start (hopefully) now. :) Here are some pictures from the IVF process.