Monday, July 14, 2008

The Story of Us (the Cliff's Notes version)

We met at a comedy show in 2000, and as Tracy will tell it, I wouldn't give him the time of day. After turning down two of his roommates (never before and never again will I be such a hot commodity) we began dating. I was proposed to on a moonlit cliff overlooking the desert in Escalante, Utah and of course I said "YES"! We were married in the Salt Lake Temple in April of 2001.
When we decided that we wanted to start our family and find out just what a mini Tracy and Becky would look like, we were given about a 10% chance of conceiving on our own. Trying not to let the statistics get us down, we began fertility drugs. Not long after, I went in to the hospital for knee surgery only to be turned away because the pre-surgery blood tests held a great surprise...

Tracy Leo Simpson, II was born in September of 2003. Leo was our first little miracle.
Now we were under the assumption that we would have to begin fertility treatment
again when we decided to add another member to our little family.
You know what happens when you assume don't you?
When Leo was 8 months old, we found out some great news...

Evan Robert Simpson was born in January of 2005.
Hmmm, apparently our ability had increased beyond 10%. About 8 months later,
we thought it might be time to tempt fate once more.

Jack Owen Simpson was born in June of 2006.
Three boys, and the oldest was not yet three. Most people thought we were crazy and some days I truly felt it, but we knew we were very blessed and were excited to settle down and raise our three boys. Tracy had graduated with his English degree from the University of Utah a few years earlier and in trying to decide where it was going to take us, we moved to Logan, Utah possibly to start his Masters'. In an attempt to try to pay off some debt before incurring more, he began a job at Lowe's and was quickly promoted to a manager.
At this point, one would think that we realized that we could get pregnant on our own and yet we had one more wonderful suprise in store.
Oliver Andrew Simpson joined us in May and we feel complete.
With each new pregnancy we held onto the name Lydia, but suprisingly none of our children ended up with it. I'm not quite sure why, but Tracy didn't think it would work for any of them...
Every day, we thank heaven for little boys.

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