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William is sleeping thru the night!!!  Seriously he turned 6 months and something clicked.  He always did it randomly up until this point but at 6 months it was like clockwork.  So weird.  So lovely.  I can’t believe how hard these 6 months have been!  I won’t bore you with the deets but just saying I’m soooo glad that phase of my life is over.  That sounds bad.  Don’t judge.  They’re so cute!!  That fact and my amazing husband and family and naps got me through it.  And really I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.

I’ve crossed many hurdles and my next one is a big one.  At least for me.  Some may gawk but the hurdle I speak of is the grocery store.  Till now I’ve avoided taking both kids to the store, alone.  We’ve taken them together David and I or I’ve gone when I have a willing babysitter or I go at night when they are sleeping. ..but never alone…with them.  It scares me.  I don’t think I can do it.  But I must.  I’m going to face my fears, buck up and just do it.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  p.s. this may be why my kids are always in their jammies…I never take them anywhere!  And I hate laundry.

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I love my kids so much.  That’s so cliched and believable but it’s also true to the core.  I also love my husband more than anything in the world.  He is seriously my hero and my boys feel the exact same way.  Right now he feels like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders (in some ways he does) and he handles it with such grace and agility.  I’m grateful he puts up with me, his frequently incompetent and cranky wife.  I don’t know what I’d do or be without him!

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Right now we are bunkered down and getting through this last semeseter of CLASSES.  I emphazise classes because it doesn’t mean he is done with his degree.  Grrrr.  It’s ok though.  Once classes are done he can fully focus on the research and have the burden of scheduled classes lifted.   Research and lap work is what he enjoys.  In the past year our ‘plans’ have changed a lot.  We’ve gone from graduating and being done in May  to being done with classes in May and graduating in December to what the plan is now which is done with classes in May and graduate next Spring.  Maybe we should learn our lesson and stop making plans.  Oh doctoral degree why do you have to be so mysterious and unpredictable!  The silver lining is that it’s a pathway worth going down, as hard and long as it may be.  Right?  ?? hehe

Sherwood Forest is growing!  The business I mean…that was NOT an announcment.  Nope! That’s not happening for a while!!