My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


So I'm still without my computer. This really sucks. My friend Katy is letting me use her computer today. Thanks Katy!!!!

The girls are doing great in school. It has been so much fun sitting around the table at night helping everyone with their homework. Brigid was so excited on her first night of homework that it took her almost an hour to complete it. She just kept saying, "I can't believe I am doing my homework. I'm really doing homework!!!" Too cute. Abby cried the first night of homework and said she never wanted to do homework again. :( Caroline has just rocked doing her homework. She is so cute! Megan is too busy helping everyone else with her homework to get her own done. She is always the helper!!

I'm still job hunting for something better with benefits. Keep those prayers coming!!

Lisa is hanging in there too.

We are now looking for a cheap place to get new carpet/floor. Ours got ruined because a pipe ruptured in the basement. I can't wait to get that room finally done and usuable again. All the stuff that belongs in the family room is in the garage so that we can get the floor replaced. Now I can't park the cars in the garage.

I will eventually post a picture here of my new hair. I decided I wanted to go back to blonde. Dumb idea. Lisa and I are NOT professionals. Let's just say after many attempts, I now have yellow, white, blonde, pink, brown, and red hair. All at the same time. My wonderful friend, Ali, reminded me that this stuff happens to everyone. Usually in high school or college. Not at age 40. Chalk it up to another midlife crisis moment. Goes right up there with running into a former first grade student at Taco Bell. She is now 20 and in college. Makes me feel really old. But really cool that she is in college. I hope I got her started in the right direction!!

I'm off. More errands to run!!

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