Remember that time I started a blog a promised myself that I would keep it up? Yea, me either! I am curious to see who still blogs, or really, who might come across this blog.
I don't even know where to begin, so much has changed. So much is different now. For example, Mylee just turned 2, yes TWO! What? And Tayden is rounding on 4! They are growing up too fast.
We celebrated our Miss Mylee turning two on Wednesday. I took her and Tayden to Disnleyland. I really don't think I will ever get sick of that place. Mylee got to wear a pink princess dress that she said was Cinderella's (in the cutest little voice) but she did finally agree that it was a Sleeping Beauty dress. She even got to meet Sleeping Beauty! She is so fun, and spicy, and becoming more independent...when she wants to be, when I am not busy doing a million things! She loves make-up and all things PINK! She walks around the house saying, "I need my pink!", She can melt my heart and test my patience all in the same second. She LOVES the men in her life, and has her daddy wrapped tightly around her finger, her big brother too!
Tayden is a character. He is tall, smart, funny, and definitely boy! He is all about farts and poop, star wars (legos and movies), sword fighting, being "nakie". He is in a program called Sportball right now, and he loves it. Right now they are focused on soccer, and he's pretty good! He is fast, without trying to be. It's pretty funny to watch him beat the crowd of kids, but he looks like he's just wondering around. We think it's his long legs (you're welcome Tayden).
Jerry's program just officially switched from a 2 1/2 general surgery 3 1/2 Plastic & Reconstruction, to a 2/4 program, so six months less gen surg and six months more plastics. Wahoo! He is on plastics this month (it's only been a couple days) and has one month of transplant, then plastics forever! I know he loves it! He started this months rotation after a very busy rotation/call schedule. And he's been very busy the first couple days of plastics, but he still comes home happy. That doesn't mean he stays awake long, but he's happy. I am glad he loves what he does and I am excited that he gets more training and to be into it all a little quicker. I am getting better at seeing some of the operative photos (he was on hand call this week). I saw an arm amputated in a car accident, I saw an almost amputated finger, and I saw a wide open wrist (fixing an old injury). I just can't be eating when I see them. Blech! I like hearing the stories and I feel proud of him and his hard work.
And I have been so blessed to get to stay home with my amazing kids, but also being able to help with the bills through doing hair! I have been so busy the last few months. I keep telling Jerry, that was my best month since we have been here, over and over. I truly am blessed and I have gotten to know so many amazing people because of this! Also, I just have to say how proud I am of myself. I never knew I would be so OK living this far away from family! I have been blessed with amazing friends here. I am grateful everyday for this experience. No, it's hasn't been all sunshine and roses (it rains every once in a while...j/k). But I am stronger than I ever knew, or imagined I could be. I do miss my family everyday, but when I do get to see or talk to them, it makes me appreciate them and love them even more.
I look forward to my next post, (lets be honest, it will be a year or 2) to see where we are on this crazy journey we have embarked on. Until then...