Thursday, December 2, 2010

Living our lives.

J and I have been talking recently about how to pick back up with our TTC journey. As 2010 is coming to an end, how do we see 2011 playing out? One thing we both agree on 110%, is that no matter what, we are no longer putting our lives on hold. We're young (and damn fun if I do say so myself) and have bright futures. There are adventures to be had, people to meet, conquering to be done!

Where are we starting?


My childhood dreams are finally being realized as I plan our first trip to Europe. We'll be visiting England and Ireland this spring/summer.

I. Can. Not. WAIT.

Do you have any idea how many castles are in Ireland? Me either. But I know there are tons. Nothing makes my inner princess tingle more than the idea of actually staying in a castle. Seriously I am giddy just thinking about it. A Castle. WITH my prince charming. I might die. Or never come home. Either way, I'll be happy.

Sure, it is going to take some major saving and a dent in our account, but it is time to LIVE people. If we get pregnant between now and then - great. (I'll just make J take me back later so that I too can take full advantage of the pubs. lol) If we're not pregnant, we'll be sad, but we go through that each month anyway. At least now I will have immediate access to European wine and Irish beer to help me cope.

Now I start my research. I really love my research. When is it most affordable to fly? Where should we go? Which sights should we see? I've gathered so much information already and I'm barely getting started.

I think I missed my career as a travel agent.

Have you ever been to England or Ireland? Do you have any recommendations? I would love some input from you all.

With everything we need to schedule in our coming months (I'm really dreading the appointment schedule), I finally have something magnificent to look forward to.


  1. Ooooh - so jealous!!! I've been thinking long and hard about doing something like this as well. I'm so happy for you!!

  2. I have not been. Ireland is my top destination if I ever get over "the Pond" though. I do have a friend that lived in England for five years and married an Englishman. She has amazing pictures. I expect fabulous pictures when you get back. I will live vicariously through you!

  3. I'm glad you're not putting your life on hold - and I can say I am so happy!! It sounds like a GREAT vacation!!! I'm sure you'll have a blast when you go and please take pictures (I'm sure you will of course) :) Honestly I wish I would go for a trip like that!! Keep us updated on it!

  4. I LOVE Ireland.
    I lived there in 3rd grade. So maybe I'm not the best person to ask (ha, since I'm 28 now) - but it is GORGEOUS.
    Make sure to hit up a dublin brew pub tour, see the Cliffs of Moher, and (if there's time) see County Wexford - it is awesome and old school (think cows in the street).
    (ps: i'm a fellow PCOSer praying for a normal period and a baby in the tummy one day. i heart your blog)

  5. Thank you for the tips MSoP! We're still trying to figure out exactly where we'll be going within Ireland, but I just did a quick Google Images search for County Wexford and holy crap - SO beautiful! But then again I say that when I good any town/site we're thinking of visiting. I think I will be in overload once I get there! lol

  6. When do you plan on going to Ireland? We're going in May for the first time and I can't wait!