Thanks for all of the great questions! Tonight I'll answer the questions that don't require a lengthy answer because I really should be getting off to my bed soon.
Michelle asked, "Can we come with you on your wonderful trip this summer?"
I'd be glad to have you along, but we'll really only have 2 seats available due to all the luggage and therefore, you'd have to leave some of your boys behind and that would be sad. And since you'll be feeling so much better this summer, I think that you'd better stay and play with them:)
Really, I wish I could take everyone along. We are still in shock that we actually received the award in the first place. Sean will be documenting our trip via a blog. So stay tuned!
By the way, our story made it in the local paper. The kids were thrilled to see their picture in black and white. Very fun!
Ducky Girl wondered, "What is your favorite board game?"
Settler's of Canaan. I actually have to discipline myself to play board games because I'm always thinking of about a hundred other things that I should be doing instead. That's sad.
"Do you have any allergies?"
I used to be allergic to cats, but I outgrew that. Then last fall we went on a field trip to a honey bee farm. We sampled all kinds of honey and by the end my tongue had swollen up. It was really weird. Now whenever I have raw honey, even the smallest bit, my mouth gets that same strange tingling feeling. So I'm thinking that I'm allergic to honey now.
"What are your top three favorite candy bars?"
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Cindy asked, "Who is your favorite strawberry blonde, freckled old roommate with big thighs?"
Why, Cindy of course. We became friends our Freshman year of college and were roomates for some of that time. She is one of my all time favorite people and I wish everyone could know her! By the way, her thighs really aren't as big as she claims.
Jen was curious, "Will you come and be my nurse when I give birth?
If only I could, I would be honored. Please if you have any questions (especially about breastfeeding) as the days go on email or call me. I'd love to help you any way I could!!
Sniz inquired, "So, are you planning to have more kids???
It would be an act of God. My uterus wore itself out with big babies and a few C-sections to boot. During John's birth the surgeon came around the operating drape and told me that it was all he could do to get me put back together.
It was sad news for us, but not unexpected. I waited awhile and when the timing was right I had a tubal ligation. The babies I already have still need their mama:) It COULD technically still happen and if it did I certainly welcome it.
Sean's still good to go. So if I die prematurely he could remarry and have more children. He thinks I'm crazy when I say that:)!!
I'll write about homeschooling/parenting/kid questions soon. I certainly don't have the corner on the market on wisdom in these areas, but I can share what's working and not working for us.