Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

From the Pifer Family to your family, I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 19, 2010


I am thankful that I have such an amazing, understanding, forgiving, and glorifying God in my life. Without our Lord and Savior I wouldn't be the women I am today. God has guided me and has built my strength during the trying times. Our God is a Big God, a God who can do anything, and I'm Blessed and honored to call him My God!!

I'm beyond thankful for my husband, Zachary. I loved him more than anything in the world 6+ years ago when we met, but with each day that passes I find myself falling in love with him even more. I can't begin to tell you how Thankful I am for the man who he is-for the sparkle in his eyes when he looks at me-for the way he holds my hand-for the kisses on my nose in the morning-for the sweet messages throughout the day-for the way he makes everyday worth while...he is my very best friend, my soul mate and has been my #1 support system throughout our infertility journey. A journey like this can break a marriage, and I'm thankful that we have climbed these mountains together, side by side and grown closer than we could ever imagine! To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be there world--I'm thankful to have him as 'my world' and that I'm 'his world'.

My family...if you add, a mom, a dad, a stepmom, a brother, amazing inlaws, 3 grandma's, 2 grandpas, a jillion aunts uncles and cousions that would = the best family on Earth! I am so Thankful for each person in my family, for they are there when I'm weak to pick me back up. They know the words to say to put a smile on my face. Family is God's greatest blessing, and boy has He blessed me with an extraordinary family. Other things in life, such as struggles may change us, we may move away and not talk often...but we start and end with family and we will always be! I'm so thankful!!!

My three dog-kids. Yes, they are like kids to us! In fact I don't think they realize there animals. I'm thankful for there sweet whimpering excitements when I come home from work, there sweet kisses and how excited they get when we give them a treat. I'm thankful for how they know when I'm sad or crying and they come and curl up right next to me and lick my tears off of my cheek. I'm blessed to have such amazing dogs who are well behaved, potty trained, and the sweetest (and cutest) ever!

I'm thankful for my friends and all of the sweet people I have meet through the years. This journey has taught me who were my true friends and who were not; I've learned a lot and have met so many amazing people. I'm thankful for all of my friends who have stuck by my side through thick and thin, I'm thankful for the ones who have let me share in there special moments with there children knowing that it meant so much to be to be apart of such important days, however those same people are so very caring of my feelings as well. I'm thankful for the many sweet emails I get on a daily basis from complete strangers, I'm thankful for the amazing comments from my readers, and for the close friendships I've built with some amazing people who I've met through this blog world. A friend is someone who understand your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are--I'm thankful for all of my friends!

I'm thankful for our struggles, infertility being one of them. I'm thankful that God picked us! Although 5 years ago I couldn't say that, I see the light now...I see how much this journey has changed us and has molded us into the couple and individuals we are now. It's amazing how certain things are placed in your life, things that seem as far from 'blessings' as possible, however those certain things that we often refer to as struggles are what we are most Thankful for. If it wasn't for infertility being in our life, I'm not sure I would be the lady I am today...

Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday we will all be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Big News...

This is BIG News to me, probably not y'all...but I'm UBBER excited and can't wait to share!!!

I wasn't really job searching, however I was presented with an opportunity I could not pass up.

I was offered a position as the Asst. Mgr at Talbots, the pay was better-the incentives were better. I have the potential to advance with the company in ways that I don't have where I am at now...the only negative of the whole thing was there will be times I have to work weekends; however it's only one or two weekends out of the month (not bad) and with ALL the positives, I couldn't pass it up. If you asked at the beginning of this year that I would be in the position I am now in retail I would have probably laughed, retail isn't something I thought I would want to do...but it's so much fun! I love the challenges, the people and the atmosphere.

I am extremely excited about this new transition, I can't believe things have fallen in place this way for me, but I am extremely blessed and thankful!!

I will start this new chapter in my life at the end of November.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Miscellaneous Catch Up's

Since I've been such a horrible blogger lately I thought I would try to catch y'all up on our crazy but wonderful life...

* My momma put in her order for a wheel chair, it's come that time and it won't be long till that will be her only mobility...I am thankful that she is alive given everything she has been through, so if she has to spend the majority of her time in a wheel chair I'm thankful that our God gave her that option! She decided to pick a blue wheel chair-she said it reminds her of me. My mom is stronger than I could ever imagine being, and I am s proud of her for accomplishing so much! Thank you for all the sweet emails asking about her...

*Speaking of emails, I have a huge list of people to add to the infertility support tab, I am getting through the names slowly but surely. So if your name isn't up there yet, I promise it will be soon :)

* I can't believe Thanksgiving is RIGHT around the well as Black Friday. This will be our first year where we will not be shopping on black Friday, partly because I will be working the day after this year (so I'll be on the other side of it)...thankfully we starting buying for Christmas at the beginning of this year, so we almost done with a lot of it! YAY!

* A few of Zach's family will be coming down for Christmas this year and spending it with us and my family, I am so extremely excited about this! It will be nice having both of our families together on a holiday!

*I have exciting news coming soon (and no it's not that I'm pregnant) in fact ya'll may not even find it to be exciting news, but I think it is...I'm extremely excited and can't wait to share the details!

* I finally had that lesion removed that my Dr. was concerned about, thankfully it came back clear-NO cancer; however it hurt like CRAZY...I had a few stitches which I had removed this past Friday...and I surprisingly lost another 3 pounds at the Dr's office...

*Speaking of 'pounds' I am almost to my goal weight...I am fitting in the size pants I was wearing my Sr. year of high school...I don't think I'll EVER see those double 0's again (which I honestly don't care to see) but I am right where I've wanted to be...YAY! I've lost a little over 20 pounds and I feel great. I just need to tone up some and I'll be 100% happy with the outcome :) --while on the whole weight issue, Zach has lost a little over 25. When I wanted to start watching my carbs and really dieting hardcore he said he would do it with me. (You see before he would never diet with me, so it always was so easy to just quit...I would sink back into my little rut and eat whatever he was eating--however this time he decided he would give it a try with me and let me tell you it helped SO much). I don't think he thought he would lose so much, he could be the 'spokesperson' for dieting now with as much as he tries to convience people how much it's worked for him, haha!

WELL...enough rambling from me...I just wanted to keep y'all posted on what our boring but beautiful imperfect life consist of :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Beautiful Imperfect Life

IMperfect....that's who I am!

I'm not afraid to admit that I am imperfect. My body is imperfect, my actions are imperfect, my relationship with my husband is life is imperfect!

But, with all that said. I love my imperfect life and couldn't be happier with it! God has blessed me in many ways, one being that he make me imperfect!

Being imperfect has taught me a lot, it's made me grow in ways I never thought I could.

Infertility is apart of my imperfect life. I don't hate it anymore, in fact after almost 5 years it's become apart of me, a part of me that I'm thankful for.

I believe that God gives each person in life there own struggles to help them grow in the aspects that he believes they need to grow in...ours just happens to be infertility. We may or may not ever concieve our our child...Zach and I don't worry about the future anymore, we set our imperfect life in God's hands, for him to guide us down the path he wants us on.

So today, and everyday, I'm thankful for our BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECT LIFE!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's November!!!

I can't believe it's already November!! This year has flown by!

I always try to count my blessings on a daily basis, however during Thanksgiving season I catch myself counting them even more...

I will be posting what I am Thankful for closer to Thanksgiving...but right now, I wanted to write and tell everyone 'Happy November'!!

I'd love for each of y'all to tell me something small y'all are thankful for in the mean time.

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