Our Journey To Parenthood
Well, if you’re here reading this blog, you’re likely in one of three categories:
Category 1) you know myself or my husband (or more likely both of us)
Category 2) you yourself are on a fertility journey and are looking for a way to cope
Category 3) you stumbled upon us randomly, cool! welcome!
Well if you’re in category 1, you probably don’t need to read this, so go ahead and skip it. No really, nothing new here. Alright, so who am I? Who is Liv? I am a 30 some year old Canadian living in Houston, TX. I am a passionate creative who by circumstance can’t work and couldn’t have a baby… oh what to do to fill my time?? I know, BLOG
Eric and I met young, got married young, and started trying for a family young. We met at age 22, got married at age 25, and started trying for a family at age 26. Yes, we tired for over 5 years before finally finding success on our final IVF frozen transfer. One of either our 7th, 8th or 9th embryos transferred in that cycle gave us our miracle baby Beau. We'll never know which or why.
Eric works in the finance industry and his job relocated us to the states in early 2015. He works long hours but loves his job. I used to own a portrait photography business and worked as an art and drama teacher in Canada before we moved, and am now making my own rules as an actress, photographer, and writer. Dream big!
I’m a hard core movie and popcorn lover. I could go to a movie everyday and eat a large bag of popcorn and be happy with my life. Although Eric likes movies, I’m definitely the instigator. BUT… that being said, I have other passions too. I love to dance (I’m currently taking tap classes), I love drawing and painting, decorating, fashion, and enjoy being active (volleyball, golf, softball, snowboarding etc). Eric loves to golf, having grown up with golfing parents and as a junior member at a golf course (he can kick my butt with a blindfold I swear). He also loves scotch, watching sports, and used to play basketball until a busted knee took him out.
Another passion of ours is travel. As much as I love my possessions (and let me tell you… I like nice things…), I will always choose an adventure over things. We have been to many countries and explored many places including hiking the inca trail in Peru, seeing the Pyramids in Egypt, scuba diving the great barrier reef in Australia, hiking up to the Acropolis in Greece, surfing the waves in Nicaragua to name a few.
We may not have been blessed in the baby-making department, but we sure feel blessed in our relationship. All of our struggles have made us a stronger couple, and we truly are each others’ best friends. We were determined to have a family, and believed, somehow, someday, it would happen.
On that note. Now that you know who we are, its time to mosey around… go on. Have a look.
Liv & Eric