Saturday, January 29, 2011

I can't believe I didn't do a post about this...

Okay, of ALL of the blessings in my life I ABSOLUTELY FAILED in mentioning my most biggest blessing of all ON OUR ANNIVERSARY!!! ugh. I. Am. Horrible.

Well, I guess one month and 9 days isn't TOO late to post something about our anniversary right?

Well, two years, one month, and 9 days ago I married THE MOST AMAZING MAN that any girl could ever ask for. Just so you know, I am not as pathetic as you think I am. We were married on December 20th, 2008, so it is REALLY EASY to keep track of how long we have been married. So judge me. :)

So, this past year of marriage has been interesting as you can tell from past blogs. We have lost two of our precious baby's but our third is on the way and the pregnancy is going so far so good. :D Yay for us both!

Marcus and I both walked at Graduation this year and had a graduation party with my family.

Marcus had a successful senior recital.

Marcus studied abroad in Queretaro, Mexico. It was a very long 6 weeks. But, because of this studying abroad he was able to complete is BA in Spanish.
Pyramid of the Sun

A statue of a Xoloitzcuintle which is a Aztec dog that was bred just to be a pet. Under the statue there is a real one sitting in the shade of the statue. 

To end Marcus' career at Wesleyan he student taught at Pius high school. He LOVED IT!!! He really misses teaching and is ready for his new adventure and his new school this March. 

Also this year I completed my senior recital. 

For Marcus' birthday I got him tickets to the Nebraska vs. Colorado game WHICH WE WON! There were fireworks at the end of the game. Of course I got us matching jerseys. :)

Even though we had many trails this year, we have also had many blessings. It seems in life that the challenges we face become the biggest blessings we will have. Our blessings our the challenges we face and conquer. :) 

I love you Marcus! I can't wait to spend all time and eternity with you!

Happy Anniversary Marcus! It has been an AMAZING two years. 

Love Always,
Karin Marie

So, relieved.

I have a feeling that every doctor appointment I have I am going to feel relieved that the baby is okay.
This week we had a slight scare. Turns out everything is alright. It was a reminder though how fragile pregnancy really is. Not like I didn't know that already.
Anyway, I got another ultrasound and MARCUS GOT TO BE THERE FOR IT!!! It was fun that Marcus got to actually see the baby.

The baby's heart rate was 151. For this picture I was 12 weeks and 3 days along. The baby moved A LOT! I actually got to see its cord, arms, and legs. But, it was hard to take a picture of all that because the baby kept moving.

Baby has been making me sicker than a dog too. I sure hope this sickness stuff goes away. I have been completely unproductive because of it. Even with medicine. Many bets from friends and family that it is a girl. I won't know until March or so.

Baby's head is on the left. :)

Thanks for all of your prayers! 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

So many things!!!!!!!

So, Marcus had a job interview on Thursday for a Instrumental Music Instructor at Franklin Public Schools for grades 7-12.  Marcus and I were very much worried about this job. It's far away. I'll have to find a new doctor and hospital for the baby, we don't know anyone, it's out in the middle of no where, church no matter what direction is a 50 minute drive, we have to change cell phone carriers, etc... Marcus' biggest worry was that another job position, maybe a better one would come along and he wouldn't be able to take it. So we prayed. We prayed that if God wanted us out there, that he would make it obvious.

Well, I don't know how much more obvious it could have gotten! After the interview process and dinner with the rest of the candidates, we left and we were informed that we would know by 5pm that day what's going on. Whether it was a job offer or if it was going to take a few weeks to decide, they were going to let us know by 5. Well, on our drive home, around the York Exit, Marcus gets the phone call shortly before 5.  He was told it was a unanimous decision that was placed under 10 minutes. The students, parents, teachers, and administration ALL wanted him there. There were no doubts in their minds. I don't know about you, but that seems like a clear sign to me!

So, Marcus accepted the position and is now the new band instructor for Franklin Public Schools and I can't even describe how proud I am of him!  His contract starts March 1! So we will be moving shortly.

We were shown a house that was for sale but that was going to be taken off of the market in February.  It is quite quaint and cute!
We are planning on taming down the vines a little. But look at those cute red shutters! 

The very spacious upstairs and you can see there are three beds up there and still there is plenty of room to move. Through the french doors there is a 1/2 bathroom.

Kitchen. Only thing I wish it had is a dishwasher. 

This house used to belong to an old lady. Hence the decor you see in this picture and future pictures. This will probably be the baby's room. 

The other bedroom. This will probably be our room. Both bedrooms have these wood floors. 

Master Bath. On the right (not pictured) is a small vanity with a stool and drawers. I have a feeling I will be claiming that. I hope Marcus doesn't mind. :-P

The dining room. This room FILLS with sunlight. behind the windows and door is the screened in porch COMPLETE WITH WASHER AND DRYER. Am I excited? Yes, I am!

The Living Room complete with gas fireplace. 

The back of the house and back yard which is HUGE! The backyard is framed with shrubs. Also, WE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE DOGS! Watch out Marcus! We are SO  getting a puppy. :)

Also, I tried adding this before, but this is the most recent picture of our little peanut. The head is on the left.  I was 9 weeks and 5 days for the ultrasound. I am 12 weeks tomorrow. Here comes the second trimester!!!!!

We have so many blessings happening in our lives right now! Marcus getting a job which he is actually using his degree, we have a little blessing on the way, and a HUGE support system. We are nervous but more excited than anything. Thank you everyone for your support!

Love Always,
Karin Marie

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Okay, as you all know from the past that my greatest talent IS NOT pregnancy. We lost our first child a little over a year ago and it was devestating. I tried so hard to stay positive throughout the entire thing. But, it was hard to deal with through out the entire year. Right before Marcus left for Mexico, I mentioned again that we lost another baby. Throughout these times my confidence on someday becoming a mother was dwendling into something that instead of a reality and future goal, but into just a fantasy.

Well, surprise surprise! At the end of November, I had a craving. I needed a pulled pork sanwich WITH hashbrowns (yes, hashbrowns) and I needed it now.

The craving was bad. You know the story of "Twas the night before Christmas?" and sugarplums were dancing in the childrens' heads? Well, this went something like that. Only it was hashbrowns and pulled pork sandwiches in my head. All. Night. Long. Drove me crazy!

Well anyway, because of this specific craving Marcus asked if I was preggers. I said "yeah right." Well, I took a pregnancy test and there ya have it.  A DARK PINK LINE. TWO OF THEM! I was knocked up. So, many doubts went through my head of this pregnancy actually making it. I went to the doc and they checked all of my levels. My progesterone was low (which is a cause of miscarriages btw) and they put me on a supplement to help.


Anyway, I went into my ultrasound last Friday. My doctor checked everything out and the baby is healthy! Everything is developing like it should. As the doctor said. "It's a keeper!"

Baby is 5.4cm last I knew with a heart rate of 171. Baby is due August 7. 

I tried posting a picture of the Ultrasound and it wouldn't work for some reason. Please keep baby and I in your prayers. I still have concerns. Thank you!