Welcome to DIY Pinterest 101! Let’s face it, there are many of us who have that long list of DIY projects on Pinterest that have yet to be completed. If not, then I must be alone! I know I have a whole board on Pinterest of DIY projects that are just waiting to get done! This Blog is to 1) get me motivated to actually tackle those projects and 2) to show you if they are really as easy as they look! Let’s be honest, there is always that project that looks so easy and then turns out to be a week long project when it should have taken less than a day!
To start, I figured I would share a little about myself and who I am. I am 24 years old, (I had to think about that, I am starting to forget how old I am!). I love to sew, play and teach piano, do crafts, cook (when I am in the mood), and go out and do things with my little family! I have been married for a year and a half and I have two beautiful daughters! Before I married my sweet husband, I served a year and a half mission in Pocatello, Idaho for my church. I served from April 2013 – October 2014. I met my husband in March of 2015 and married him that following November!
He has a daughter from his previous marriage whom I have had the wonderful opportunity to adopt her on June 5th of this year. Here is our beautiful 6 year old! Miss Teagan Piper Fitzpatrick
This is at the adoption!
Shortly after we had gotten married, about three months, my husband had some blood work done, a bone marrow biopsy done, and an MRI done to figure out why his white blood cell count was so elevated. Once the Doctor received the tests back, he had invited us to his office so we could talk about the test results. As we sat in the room, talking with the Doctor, my worst fear had suddenly come to life. My husband had cancer. Hairy Cell Leukemia. I felt as if my world had come to an end. The Doctor reassured us that he would soon be in remission but that did not ease the pain. We talked about our next step which was chemotherapy. Thankfully it was only 5 days in a row and he would be done. My husband was so sick and had no energy. I am so thankful for the love and support of our family and friends!
After 5 long days of chemo, he was done! We may both look a little tired… but it was a hard week! We were both so thrilled! He more than I, because that meant no more Chemo! He was pretty sick the following week, but he was such a good sport!
His birthday was just a week and a half after he finished and so we celebrated by going to top golf with his siblings and some of mine!
Before starting Chemo, we had visited with his Doctor on if we would be able to get pregnant once chemo was done. His Doctor had told us that we more than likely would not be able to. So, before treatments started, we tried to get pregnant with no luck. We were devastated. But, despite what the Doctor had told us, we decided to continue to try for a baby. But, to my dismay, I had gone to the doctor and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was told with my levels I would not be able to get pregnant. All hope was lost at this point. At the beginning of May, I decided to take a pregnancy test and was completely surprised when it came back POSITIVE!! We were beyond excited to be adding to our little family! 20 weeks rolled around and we found out we were having a little girl!!
Our sweet little girl was born on December 30, 2016 and she has been loved unconditionally since the day she entered this world! To say she is perfect is an understatement! Meet Emma Ryleigh Fitzpatrick
And here is our sweet little girl today! She is as healthy as can be!
We love our sweet little family!
Here are some more pictures just for fun!
My family is everything to me and I am so thankful for them! I am grateful for a husband who loves and supports me in everything that I do!