falling into fall.

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Goodness, it’s been a while since I last posted. Hello fall! I have enjoyed the mini break but am pumped about jumping back into the blogging world again! Woot woot! I’m baaacccckkkkk!

I feel like I need a brief catch up post before getting into my regular writings, so here’s the top 5 questions that have come my way lately:

  • Are you pregnant? No. I promise, silence in my case does not mean I am hiding a big secret. My silence has merely been enjoying the break of it all and disconnecting a bit from the whole TTC world. While I am not pregnant, I can celebrate the fact that this PCOS gal has had 3 natural and regular cycles since going off of letrozole in June. Exciting? Most definitely.
  • What’s next? We are not sure exactly truthfully. I can share that our plan is to potentially, God-willing, directed and provided for, do one last IVF cycle this winter before hanging up the towel on medicated cycles. While I’m not sure exactly when that would be, I do promise to keep you in the loop if and when things progress. Our hearts have always been to act along side of God’s will, plan for us and to be wise. We are trusting that He won’t fail us now. Your prayers for us to have wisdom are always greatly appreciated.
  • Where can I get a copy of In The Wait? YES! It’s back in stock! You guys, remember how I got to help co-author a woman’s devotional? I am still so excited about what He is doing with this project and want to get it into the hands of everyone who struggles with living life fully while waiting. Keeping in mind that this is not my product (meaning I don’t make money based on its sales), the reason I am so passionate about sharing it with you is because it’s good, Godly, life-giving stuff! I have seen how He has already used it and know He will continue to do that. So if this devotional sounds like a good fit for you, I encourage you to check it out. You can read more about it here or click here to purchase.
  • What are you learning? Right now God is teaching me the fine art of not knowing the future and trusting in Him. I have to admit, at the moment I feel a little wobbly, unsure of what’s ahead and simply praying that He would guide me into tomorrow with confidence. I don’t have a particular work project on my plate, or cycle information, or book going on. I am just being and trying to savor this season with wise stewardship. Challenging, yes, but full of opportunities to refuel.
  • When’s the next TTC exchange? Mid October! I can’t wait to kick off our annual TTC Mug Exchange and swap cute coffee/tea cups from around the world. Exchanges are always a highlight of the year for myself and many others, so keep your eyes open for more details in the coming month! (This link is just to give you an idea of what last years was like! Hold off on sending any info in until this years is formally announced and details provided. Thanks!)

(Speaking of mugs, I finally added a page to track my own Starbucks City Mug collection. Feel free to check it out!)

And because I can’t NOT show you Cali’s FURst day of school picture …. here it is! Heheh! Seriously though, cute right!?


That’s all from me today, but don’t worry, I’ll be back soon! In the next month I’ll be sharing some fun guest posts, hosting several different kinds of giveaways, and as always, sharing my heart, mind, lessons and laughs with you all. Happy Sunday!

23 thoughts on “falling into fall.

    • chels819 says:

      Oh Kate! I am SO BEHIND on reading others blogs and just saw you’ve updated more about Michael and James! YAY! Congratulations again my sweet friend – I can’t wait to go and read up on the adventures of two new twin boys. :) Thanks for those prayers!

    • chels819 says:

      This comment means so much! I am thankful and humbled that God was able to use my words and our story to speak to you and rekindle that relationship with Him. It’s everything!!!! Hugs friend!

  1. Anamarie says:

    So excited for the mug exchange! I participated in the lucky sock exchange and it was an absolutely incredible experience. I was matched with a girl in almost the exact stage of treatment as me and we both found out we had conceived within 2 weeks of each other, in the treatment cycle after we received our packages and started wearing our “lucky” socks to all our appointments! We talk every day! I not only got some super cute socks and a much-needed lifeline of hope, but an amazing friendship thanks to your willingness to orchestrate such an event. Thank you!

    • chels819 says:

      YES! I love hearing this awesome stories! This is so fun to read because the pairings are SO RANDOM and a situation like that is really truly just a God thing! I am so thankful to hear this fun success story! Can’t wait for the next! :)

  2. thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

    Fur-st day at school….haha Cali is the best!!!!!

    I pre-ordered your book as a gift for someone I thought would like it, they haven’t received it yet, but I had a gander through before I posted it and it is a wonderful book. You must be so proud of it AND you ran out of copies too! That’s awesome!

    I’ve been thinking about starbucks mugs collecting, but I think I missed out on some crackers of places – like Istanbul and Lisbon….I always go to buy one on my travels then worry it will break on the way home and change my mind!! I love your Wales mug!!! ;-)

    • chels819 says:

      Aw, all of these words are so encouraging! Thanks for loving on Cali with us, it means so much to this mama :)

      And you’re so thoughtful to order it for your friend! And thanks for the sweet feedback as well. It’s been awesome to see how God has been working!

      And its never too late to start! You should start today! :)

  3. Kimberly @ Infertility Unfiltered says:

    I can’t wait for the mug exchange too. This will be my 1st time doing that. So great! LOVE the 1st day of school picture – what a cute idea. I’ll be sure to do that next year, thats kind of a great way to support those of us without children yet. I tried to say offline during that time of year. I love my friends kids, but it was right when we were doing our 1st treated cycle.
    I collect starbuck mugs too!!! I’m working on a way to show them off in our kitchen somehow. I finally got my in the wait! I’m going to try and start over the weekend. Loved the update, and can’t wait to read more :)

    • chels819 says:

      Whoot whoot! So excited! And yes, you have to do it next year for sure! I love seeing all the kids fill my feed, but come on, dogs are just as adorable. :) I love that you collect these mugs as well! And am so glad you got a copy of the book as well. You are a joy! XO!

  4. Times New Romantic says:

    I just stumbled on this blog and I’m SO ENCOURAGED. It’s been a really rough year and I’ve been seeking all the support I can get. It’s not easy, especially when it seems like some of my friends can just snap their fingers and get pregnant! So I turned to the Internet!

    Anyway, I’m really glad I found you and look forward to reading through your posts and finding inspiration and comfort in someone who’s been there, and is still there with me! :)

    I can’t wait for the mug exchange!

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