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Exciting week

We had a good, but crazy weekend and made some decisions about streamlining our life a bit now that we know a little bit more about how incredibly crazy Micah's schedule is. I don't have much time to post today. I have a very dear friend from college--Amy--who is coming to visit us and stay with us for the rest of the week. I am very excited to see her, because we really haven't spent extended time together since we graduated from college nine years ago--are we getting old or what? :) I am looking forward to some sweet talks, lots of laughs, cooking together, couponing together, and just time together in the same room!
With that being said, I have a ton to get done today. But, I read this post yesterday and it reminded me of some really good and important things about parenting. It is long, but so worth it!

Bad Blogger

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So, this week, I have had grand plans to blog almost every day and in fact have thought of several very witty things to say in the ol' blog, but unfortunately, I have not made time to do it. It has been a very busy week for us and has involved a lot of adjusting. Obviously, Micah is now in school, then on Tuesday nights we have youth group at church where Micah and I are leading small groups, Wednesday nights is Awana, Thursday I ran errands literally all day, it felt like and then yesterday, I cleaned house and finished up by having a major emotional meltdown of my own after a particularly trying 90 minutes with the boys. Fortunately, my sister called and was able to talk me through it and encourage me in it all. I have just felt so emotionally exhausted that it is hard to sit down and write about the day to day stuff and I really haven't been up to delving into the emotional aspect of my life. So, what you get is bad blogger!!
Fortunately, today I am feeling much better…

The New Normal

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So, I think that we just got a taste today of what our new normal is going to be like.  Micah left this morning at 6:30 to get to school to study.  He got home around 5:30 and spent some time with the boys. We ate dinner together, took a little walk, put the boys to bed around 7:30ish and Micah locked himself in the bedroom for more studying. I watched a movie and worked on some scrapping. I guess that I am going to have more time for scrapping which I will like, but I know that I am going to miss our time with him.  He had his first anatomy lab today which is basically dissecting a cadaver and he found it extremely fascinating.  No queasiness, but he really didn't want to talk about it over dinner! :)
I spent about an hour and a half weeding our garden which might give you a clue as to how bad it was.  I am way too embarrassed to take the before and after pictures. I know that next year, we will do better. It has been a bit of an experiment this year and we did have a bit of an un…

White Coat Ceremony

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Yesterday, Micah had his White Coat Ceremony and is now eagerly anticipating his first week of classes.  Of course, he already has 60 pages of reading due on Monday and 68 questions plus some reading due on Tuesday.  
The White Coat Ceremony is apparently a big tradition in medical schools.  Having never been to one before, I really didn't know what to expect, but it was nice.  There were way too many speakers, who were way too wordy, and it lasted a bit long for my taste, but it was really nice. It definitely was a moment to be proud of my sweet husband.   These last two years have gone by really quickly and really slowly all at the same time and there are moments this last week when I have had to remind myself that this is real.  He is starting med school. I think that we have just talked about it for so long that it is hard to believe that it is real.  So, seeing him there at the ceremony and getting his white coat made it just a bit more real in my world. And I will admit to a …

Family Dinner

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Last night was the Family Dinner at Micah's school.  To be honest, I didn't really want to go just because I am a bit tired out from the week, but knew that it was the right thing to do and would be good for us and so we went.  The boys were so excited to see daddy's school and had a blast climbing up this massive hill and sliding down on their bottoms.  It was a bit awkward at first because there was definitely a difference between those who are married with kids and the single students and no one was really talking.  But, we ended up sitting next to a couple who also have two boys and who are Christians and sat and talked with them for a long time.  I know that this is a whole new world that we are entering and I know that while our husbands will be in school and studying so much, there was definitely a feeling of camaraderie with other wives and the challenge of being responsible for so much at home.  They had also put a huge tarp down on a small hill and made a little …

Thankful Thursday

Well, I have decided to resurrect Thankful Thursday for this week--if you read my blog very often, you know that I am not so good at actually keeping up with Thankful Thursday, but I am doing it for today.
Here is my list that I am thankful for today: My boys who are growing up way too fast (I can't believe they are 3 1/2!)The gift of technology:  we have been burning our home movies to DVD and the boys and I spent some time yesterday watching videos of when they were little and it just did my heart good to see them so little and see how they have grown!My dear husband and his intro to med school--it is very exciting and overwhelming at the same timeGood friends--I have said it before, but I have blessed with so many good girlfriends through the years and even though we all live way too many miles apart, we still continue to share sweet friendshipsThat His mercies are new every morning and His compassion doesn't fail.Happy Thursday! Micah is off to another day of orientation and…

Busy Weekend, Busy Week

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I don't know if I will get a chance to blog much this week. Since I got back from New York, we have been going non-stop, it seems.  On Thursday night, I had my first meeting of a young breast cancer survivor's group that my surgeon and I had organized.  It was something that I desperately needed (whether I knew it or not) when I was going through treatment and has been something that I have been wanting to do for a long time.  It was so good to see other women and realize just how important it is that we do this.  We are going to meet once a month and I am looking forward to the opportunities that will give me to help encourage other young women who are facing this horrible disease.  We also had a good friend of Micah's come and stay with us on Thursday night which was lots of fun for him.  Friday night was the youth all nighter at church that Micah had volunteered to help out with.  They went to Incredible Pizza, bowling, roller skating, and ended up swimming from 4-6 AM.…

Sometimes airplanes feel like prisons

Okay, since I have never technically been in prison, I know that that title is possibly a bit melodramatic, but yesterday was NOT one of my favorite travel days ever.  More on that in a bit...
My appointment yesterday was fairly anti-climatic.  In fact, I was in and out of the doctor's office in about 15 minutes total and that included waiting for the elevator to the 10th floor, checking in, being called back, and seeing the doctor.  Afterwards, I kind of thought to myself, "so, I traveled all the way to NY for this?"  but then, I decided that I would much prefer that kind of appointment to the alternative.  Basically, he wanted to see how I was healing and he was very pleased.   We knew that there would have to be some revisions and so we talked about those.  The good news for me is that instead of having implants, we are going to go the route of liposuction of fat from my thighs to inject into my new breasts to give me more volume and kind of fill out some little pocket…

A Day in the City

I had a rather uneventful travel day yesterday. I didn't have any delays, good seats on the plane, my flights got in on time--just the way I like my travel days to go. I am speaking at our church's women's tea at the end of the month and I got to spend a good couple of hours preparing for that--which was good and hard at the same time. I am going to be sharing more about our journey the last few years and any time I go "there", it is always emotional to dig around and examine those thoughts and emotions. At one point, I made myself just stop and get up and go to the bathroom on the plane because I knew that if I let myself, I could break out into some major sobbing and let's be honest, I didn't need to freak the entire plane out with that. It was good to redirect my focus towards not falling over on top of people and by the time I got back, I was able to continue working. As hard as it can be to revisit painful moments of our life, it is also encour…

Wicked and other adventures

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Micah and I went with his parents and another couple here in town to see the Broadway production Wicked last night.  It was so good and we really had a great time and I think that I have decided that this might actually be my all time favorite Broadway show, topping even Phantom of the Opera.  Last night was actually our third time to see it and so we felt like we picked up on several nuances that we hadn't noticed before.  For those who aren't familiar with it, it is supposed to be the back story or pre-quel to the Wizard of Oz.  It definitely takes some liberties with the story, but at the end of the day, it is a story of friendship between Elphaba (who would be known as the Wicked witch) and Glenda (the Good Witch).  There are tons of fun little details and little plot twists that I won't give away, but my favorite song is the final one that has these lyrics: It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of wh…