Monday, September 22, 2008

Please forgive me.......

I am back. I have been gone for a while. I have had many health things that I have been dealing with in the past few months. I think that I am FINALLY on the up swing of that, although I am still waiting for a EEG and another MRI to be done. I have been switched from back and forth from so many medications in the past month and I think that we have finally found the right combo that is getting things under control, and the side effects are finally lessening to the point where I can deal with them. The really sad part in all of this is that I had to stop breastfeeding Mayah. It was heartbreaking for me but what was best for her.

Highlights from the past few months that I hope to update soon on - with pictures of course. Well I hope so. Our camera is broken (so if anyone would like to donate one to the Woolf family cause - okay totally joking...............) BUT our friend Tyler is in town before he ships off to boot camp in a few weeks and he takes FABULOUS pictures (remember May of 2007??) and is planning a family photo shoot sometime in the next few weeks......

I turned the BIG 31!!!!!!!

Ethan (our oldest) turned 5, August 2nd AND started kindergarten. He is already blending letters and can read 3 letter words - he can read most of the Dr Seuss books.

The brothers turned 2!!!!!!!!! I can not believe it. It seems like it was just yesterday when they were in the NICU so tiny eating through G tubes. Now they love to feed themselves and feed each other. Here is the conversation that I had with Aidan just the other day:

Aidan: "nummies?"

Me: "okay just a minute - I am making it"

Aidan: "oh what?"

Me: "Macaroni and Cheese"

Aidan: "Um Don't think so - not tonight"

Me: "Well that's what I am making and that's what you will eat"

Aidan: "Um drink juice eat orange"

Me: "no you will eat Macaroni and cheese"

Aidan: "I cry"

Me: "Then you will sit in the corner until you are done"

Aidan: "k" he then went to the corner - cried for about 2 minutes and then came back

Aidan: "Macaroni and Cheese"

OH BOY - do you think that I am in for it with that one or what???

Mayah is 5 months old today!!!!!!! I can not believe that one. I love her so much - I can not believe that I thought that I didn't want a girl or that I wouldn't bond with a girl easily.

David works for Starbucks and is at one of the stores that will be closing. His store will be closed by November 1. He will not find out if he has a job until the last day that the store is open. Nice huh?

Our rent is up at the end of the month. We had no idea what we were going to do. It looks like there is a house that if David likes the inside of it, a friend will buy it and then rent it out to us. We could do a long term lease with a option to buy. It has 4 bedrooms 2 stories 2 bathrooms and a den a 2 car detached garage and a full basement that we could eventually convert to a whole living area for the boys when they get bigger. It is within walking distance - like 3 minutes - from a HUGE park and a community pool and the high school - a good high school. Although I am teaching at a private Christian school that my kids will more that likely all go to.

I have a job. I am teaching and I LOVE it. Who knew that I would love it this much and that I would be as good at it as I actually am. I now think that I will be getting my Masters in School Administration.

OH and here is the biggest thing, I am not sure if I mentioned that I am a official college graduate!!! I received my diploma in the mail and here is what it says:


Those 3 little words under Psychology - Summa Cum Laude - means with the greatest honor. Each college has a different way of awarding this honor. Some colleges give this for a GPA higher than a 3.85, some for a certain number of AP classes, well my college gives it only to the top 1% of the graduating class. Here is the kicker. My school is a small private Christian school. My graduating class was 300. That means that only 3 of us got this honor. By the way - my GPA was a 4.13. Now I stared my college education when I was pregnant with Ethan and I ended it 2 weeks after Mayah was born - just 4 months before Ethan turned 5. So I attended college had 4 kids and still managed to get a 4.13 GPA. I am kinda proud of myself. Oh in that time frame I was also diagnosed with Epilepsy.

Okay well the brothers just woke up from their nap so I got to go get them before they jump out of their cribs - and I am not joking about that one.

PS - I had a dream last night that my parents and brother came out to visit us. It was awesome. I miss them. Maybe it could come true........................... (lets see if they read this :)