Monday, February 23, 2009

It's Been Forever

Wow, so I realize it's been a REALLY long time since I posted. I have missed it a lot, and I know I have a lot to update about. But I am a procrastinator, and every time I think of all I need to write about and how little time I have to myself I seem to put it off. I realize that I will never have time to be able to rewind and give full detailed accounts of every event in the last 2-3 months, so I am going to give you an abbreviated version, and then move on from there.

Thanksgiving 2008: We went up to 'Lidge Lake and had Thanksimas with my family. My sister and kids came down, Grandma and Great Cousin Joe were in, along with my parents of course. We knew Christmas would be with Dave's family in WV, so we had an early Christmas celebration a few days after Thanksgiving. There was so much snow! It was truly a Winter Wonderland.

Camp McCrady: I left to report for my mobilization on Dec 7th in Columbus, SC. After just a few days there, it was determined that I was not medically fit for deployment (oh shucks) and would be sent home once the paperwork was done being pushed around. On Dec 18th, to my surprise I was told I would be outprocessing the next day and going home for good on that Saturday.... never to return. John was unaffected by my absence and said "Oh Hi Mommy!" 10 minutes after he saw me. Seth still talks now about how sad he was while I was gone. While at Camp McCrady, I was fortunate to be able to visit with my cousin Ann (who lives in Columbus)and my Aunt Kathy (who was visiting my cousin at the time). They took me out to dinner twice, and to a fabulous dessert and coffee place. Yum!

Christmas 08: We drove down to see Dave's family for Christmas. Time spent there is always great. Very busy with lots of people and a huge feast with more food than anyone can eat (even Dave). The boys got to open their presents from us and Santa in the hotel in the morning, and then had more in the afternoon with the rest of the family. Unfortunately we had to leave early Friday morning to get back home since Dave had to work. But it was nice.

New Years 09: Since the boys were still on Christmas Vacation and I didnt' have to work, I decided to take the boys up to visit my sister and their cousins in Vermont for a few days. It was SOOO cold up there but wonderful to see my sis' new house (well, a few years new I just hadn't seen it).

Spring 09: No not the season silly...the semester! Yes, Plain Old Carolyn has embarked on a new adventure back to college. I am taking 14 credit hours this semester and working on knocking out the prerequisites I need to get into the UB School of Nursing. So this semester I am taking Statistics, Anatomy and the Lab, Human Development, Grief Loss and Coping, and Golf. Woo Hoo!

The kiddos: Seth lost his first two teeth, and has officially banned us from kissing him. He made a friend in the neighborhood and it's nice to now see him have some friends outside of school. John turned 2 a few weeks ago and is playing the part. He wants to be so independent and do everything himself.

Friday, February 20, 2009