Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall at Camp Nawakwa

Like I have mentioned in past posts, my husband's family spends time at a YMCA family camp in the northwoods of Wisconsin every summer in July. Some go for a few days, a week, a couple weeks, or even a month. They have been going here since the 1950's. It is a gorgeous place. We have gone most summers since we have been together. This year we decided to skip our yearly fall walk at Starved Rock State Park and go back to camp (we were just there 3 months ago). There is a north and south camp and we stay at south camp. We were the only ones in south camp. It was awesome during the day and extremely eerie at night. We got to stay in the Island cabin that connects to land by a foot bridge. There is a gate on the foot bridge to keep the dogs in. They got to run free all weekend. We got there at about 1am on Saturday and left at 10am on Monday. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We rented a motor boat and took it out on the lake for pictures both days. We enjoyed time around the fire, reading, and playing games. It was the perfect fall trip that I wouldn't mind making into a tradition with our future children. We had such a good time that we may even book it for next year. Here are a few pictures from our trip:

If you are interested in seeing more, go here: Fall at Camp Nawakwa 2013

In IVF news, I went in for my baseline labs on Friday morning. I started 200 units of Follistim on Sunday night and return to the clinic tomorrow morning for labs and an ultrasound. Next week will be the egg retrieval and embryo transfer. I am so extremely excited. I feel like we are getting so close. I am trying not to get my hopes up too much because of all of the negative outcomes or chemical pregnancies that I have read about in others blogs. I can only hope and pray that we are successful.

In job news, I left my part time job working before and after school care on Thursday. I was a little sad, but only got teary-eyed when the middle school girl, Lauryn, hugged me when she went home in the afternoon. Today was my last day at my other part time job as an instructional aide in a kindergarten classroom. I cried. I cried a lot. They made me a book and thanked me for helping to make them smarter and they told me that they will miss me and that they love me. I think I cried for the last 5 minutes at work and for 25 minutes after that. They are so cute and I am going to miss them so much. I will also miss the staff at that school. I have really felt like a part of the family for the last year. I will miss that place tremendously. Tomorrow I start at the junior high. This should be interesting. ;)

Hope all is well with everyone else! Have a fabulous week!


Amie said...

Yaaayy!!! So excited to follow your journey coming up and praying for your miracle!! Those pictures are just beautiful :)

Caroline said...

That looks BEAUTIFUL!!! What a fun trip!! Glad things are moving forward with IVF and congrats on the job change!

Laura said...

Wow, you weren't kidding when you said that it was beautiful! Fall perfection! Hoping the u/s brings great news! I'm excited for you! Sometimes it is hard to read all the terrible cycle outcomes of our online friends and keep the hope alive that it will happen for you. Sounds like you've got the right attitude, though. Fingers crossed!

JoJo said...

Beautiful pictures. What a great way to relax through this journey. Getting excited for our retrieval next week. Hoping this works for the both of us(: