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Once upon a time I wrote posts 3-5 days out of the week and I felt like my readers were friends. I don’t know how many of you really even know me any more, it’s been so long since I’ve shared my heart (and recipes!) like I used to in the good ol’ days. Or even followed others’ blogs! I do miss that, but wouldn’t trade it for the time I now spend with my little homey. I wanted him my whole life, and blogging just isn’t as important to me right now. The days fly by and I know that soon this brief time in my life, raising the child I always wanted, will be over.  I’m just soaking them up!

But today my little guy is out of town for a sleepover with his grandparents, and I have some time all to myself, and I believe I’m way overdue for an update! Last time I blogged, I mentioned our fundraising efforts to afford the fertility treatments we need to give Joshua a sibling. I also mentioned professional photos and it’s about time I share those (which you can see two of them above) and update on the former!

Our fundraising went very well and we are gearing up for our first IUI of this year.  Several blog readers donated, some that were just stopping in for a random recipe and saw the fundraiser link, and I’m so grateful for this help, thank you. I have been going to a chiropractor since we started fundraising, and we’ve both done natural (herbal) things to help our fertility. A large percentage of the money raised, as well as money of our own, went to these natural treatments but it was money well spent.  Quite a bit went into consultations, blood tests, fertility drugs (non-herbal), and sonograms as well. I’ve even been doing acupuncture in hopes to give myself an extra fertility boost!

We got to a point where we were ready to move forward with an IUI and we needed one more fundraiser to meet our goal so we did a chili cook-off & silent auction.  This was our most successful fundraiser (I also did a cupcake sale, a garage sale, and a Mary Kay party) and was also the easiest!

The cookies were glued to the plate and he was pretty mad they weren’t real. He tried so hard to get them off! lol

So now we are excited and looking forward to the IUI, amazed how God has guided and blessed us through this journey, through family, friends, and even strangers.  Taking heart that this is the path we were meant to take, and hoping for a positive outcome, though we know that is not a guarantee. No one knows that more than us.  After thirteen years to get our son, and a failed IUI last year, we know.  I still can’t help but be very hopeful, as I’ve never been on this many drugs (for fertility) before, LOL!

So that’s the excitement going on for us right now.  Hopefully I will have some good news for you guys some time this year, as it’s the last year we will be trying. :) Prayers are much appreciated! <3

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. We’ve been getting updates on your fund raiser and I was so happy to see that you had met your goal.

    The pictures are just darling – Joshua is getting so big!

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  2. Love the update (even though I knew most of it, I love to see it on your blog!!)
    I miss you Queen Blogtress. Recipe next time!
    Praying like mad for kiddo number 2!
    Love you bunches sugar sister!:)

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  3. thebetterbaker11

    What a scrumptious update! I can’t imagine anyone being MAD that we’re missing out on your luscious recipes because you’re relishing time with your adorable growing babe. He couldn’t be cuter and will make an awesome big brother. Thanks so much for taking some of your alone time to spend with us here. My love and prayers are with you as you look ahead and dream about all God has in store for you. EXCITING TIMES!! Big Hugs sweet friend and wonderful mom!! XO 💜

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  4. great update! hope everything goes well for you guys :)

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  5. Oh my goodness it’s so good to hear from you. It has been a while. But look at your son so big already and so handsome. Yes time does go by real fast I have a 6 year old son our only miracle after having 2 miscarriages and 2 still born baby boys before him and 18 years of marriage when God blessed us. Spend as much time with him make lots of memories cause they grow up to fast. I’ll be praying for yall. Many blessings to you and your beautiful family.

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  6. Yay! So happy for the update, V. Joshua is such a beautiful little tyke. Much luck & love to you and Dennis with your upcoming IUI.

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  7. It’s so good to see that you and your family are doing well.
    While I do miss your posts I understand the importance of spending as much time as possible with your adorable boy.
    Wishing you the best for the future.

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  8. What a BEAUTIFUL family. Please don’t feel bad if you can’t post. We all understand. i wouldn’t want to miss a thing in this little ones life. It all goes by so fast Looking forward it God is willing to hear all about another new one If anyone deserves to be a mom again it is you, it looks like you are doing a wonderful job the first time around. Keep you in my prayers my on line friend.

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  9. I hope you have a positive outcome , but be grateful for your precious son , motherhood is a privilege denied to so many woman who would have been wonderful parents !

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