Saturday, January 26, 2008

We are home!!!

We finally made it home and it was so nice to step off the plane to the feeling of cold air. Marsha, Bucko, Mom, and Dad flew down to help us transfer all of our new stuff back home. We must have really accumulated a lot because we filled the van and had a lot more stuff to carry on the plane. Thank you so much, by the way, to Chris and Holly Hifield??? for driving our van home for us, and then thanks to Mom, Dad, Lainie, and Adam for unloading it. The house looked great, it was spotless as Mom, Terri Peterson, Bucko, Aunt Bertie, Rachel, and Lainie had worked their butts off cleaning for a couple days. We quickly made it unspotless.

The babies did so well on the flight. We hardly heard a peep from any of them, and they have done very well adjusting to being the centers of attention for more than just three people. As for Monica and I, we have done very well NOT being the centers of attention anymore. It is okay though, and we are gladly ready to share the spotlight with the little squirts. Monica and I have had all four of them by ourselves for the first two nights home. We have done well handling the feedings and changings, only having about 9 arguments. The kids are trying to divide Team Parent, but they are failing as we are doing a nice job of teamwork. However, after being alone with them for 6-8 hours it is a welcome sound to hear the door opening in the morning with reinforcements.

Sorry it is such a quick post, but the feedings are calling. We promise more updates and pictures to come. As far as the question about any media, The Wichita Eagle came out yesterday to interview us and take pictures for the newspaper. The story will run on Sunday. Thanks for all the prayers.

Billy, Monica, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine

46 comments:

Stacey Faber said...

Woo Hoo! Can't wait to see you! Love you all!
Stacey

Trisha said...

Yea, I am sooo excited that you guys are back home. Can't wait to see you.

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! And it is a beautiful day outside!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! And thanks for bringing some of the warmer weather back with you!
Shelia

Anonymous said...

Dear Billy and Moni, so glad you are home, we thought you were but had not really heard anything. I want to come out, stay and help so I will get ahold of your person for that. But, I want to tell you, please if you need anything before that happens ---- call, even if it is you need a box of diapers or a gallon of milk and can't get out, i will go get it for you. Call me!!!
We love you and will do anything!
Seriuosly!!
Anita (648-6481)

EMO said...

So good to hear from you. And I am so glad you are back HOME!!! I can't wait to read the article tomorrow. That is great that they did so good on the flight. I was nervous for you :) You guys were brave being by yourself during the night, since I am sure there were people that would have been willing to help you so that you could sleep. But I am sure that it is also nice to just be a "little" family by yourselves once in a while, since for the next few months (at least) you will have LOTS of people in and out of your house. I am looking forward to the newest pictures of the babies in Wichita!
Love
Erin

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! Glad to see you are home! Can't wait to get a chance to see you!

Delane and Dan

Kelly said...

So glad to hear the trip went well for you guys! There truly is no place like home! Can't wait to hear future updates! Prayers continuing to head your way!

Anonymous said...

The picture in the Eagle is GREAT! Hope everyone is doing great and hope you can get those little ones on some sort of a routine so you may get a little more rest
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Welcome home family! We are so thankful that all went well on the journey. We look forward to seeing all of you soon. Billy, which QT are you gonna be at?
Denis and Barb P.

Kim said...

Billy & Monica,
Well first of all congratulations on the birth of your babies.
My name is Kim Sutton, I am a former Bishop Carroll alumni (1993) and former NICU nurse. I am however now the Wichita Enfamil baby formula representative.Our company has a multiple birth program which I thought I might extend to your family.I obviously have no idea whether you a nursing or formula feeding or which formula, but none the less I thought I would extend that to you. Please feel free to email me if you are interested and I will get in contact with you. My email is kimmiesue123@yahoo.com.
Once again, Congratulations!!!

Kim Sutton

Anonymous said...

Woo-Hoo!!!!
Guys, really, if you need anything (groceries, Chipotle, beer run...) please call me. I still have this damn sinus thing hanging on and won't get over there any time soon to help out. But I can run errands and do things that don't involve me being in contact with the Quad Squad. But when I deliver your groceries can you line them all up by the back door so I can peek in and see them? :)
Heading out to get a copy of the paper now!

Love you all

Maria

Anonymous said...

YAY! I saw the article in the paper and it was great! I can't wait for the spring to come so I can come see the squirts. Congratulations. Wichita is very blessed to have you 6 home safely and healthy : ) Mallory Williams

Anonymous said...

Hey I found the article on line http://www.kansas.com/news/local/story/
293215.html but no pictures unfortunately. Happy to hear you all got back okay and that the little ones did great on the flight. I hear it is REALLY busy over there so dont stress too much about the blog, I can harass Marsha for updates instead!
Tracy

Danielle said...

Hey Mr. Graph. You were my long term sub in Mrs. Haselhorst language arts class last year. :] hope all is well. Congrats!
Love,
Danielle Freeman
(daniewhitefawn@hotmail.com)
let me know how your doing.

Burns Brood said...

Hi Moni and Billy, I'm Molly and Travis' old neighor from Park City, Erica. I just saw the article and was so pleasantly suprised to see how blessed you have become! We are parents of four also, we just didn't have ours in one fail swoop! lol! They are so beautiful! Congratulations and welcome home!
Erica, Bobby and the burnsbrood!

becky glasscock said...

welcome home!! They all are getting so big. Congrats again.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!!!! Glad you ALL are home safe and sound!!
Take care and see ya soon!
Genae

Anonymous said...

Billy
So, it's been about 4 days and the trash is just now ready to be taken out, I went to stuff a couple more items in and thought to myself "self" who's gonna take the trash out now that Billy's not here. A sobering reminder of your absence. I miss you guys, do you still check the comments often?
Oh, by the way, I'm off to try another new Restaurant tonight...I'm going for Oysters with a girl from work.
Give those sweeties a kiss for me please.
Love you
Becky

Moni Graf said...

Hey Becky, we still check the comments, but not quite as often as we did in the Nix. We're really missing your laptop right about now (and the neighbors internet service)! We miss you, too. Enjoy those oysters and we'll give the kids another big ol' kiss from you (for a total of one million and one kisses for the day - I can't help it, their cheeks are just too irresistible). Talk to ya later!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the Graf's. Glad the Graf Quad's are home and hope you are all adjusting!! Can't wait to see all of you.
Love,
Rosie, John, Maeve, JJ, and Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Billy, Monica and babies, we are glad you are all home and trying to settle in. I enjoyed the article in the paper. I have been fighting a cold, as soon as I am over it I will come out to see all of you and help you out. Take Care
Love
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Billy, Monica and babies, we are glad you are all home and trying to settle in. I enjoyed the article in the paper. I have been fighting a cold, as soon as I am over it I will come out to see all of you and help you out. Take Care
Love
Brenda

Jennea said...

Wow...what a whirlwind...and to think it's only just begun! I need to get myself on Kel Kel's schedule...but I need to get a shot first...well, love ya all and continue to pray for you and the Quad Squad! Congrats on arriving back to the dub!

Love

Jennea

Tubre Quads said...

Abbey, Tyger and Emma need to hear how their significant others are doing and Cullen would like to know if Pius wants to have an eating contest. What is going on in Kansas??? It's not enough that I get to talk to you once a week or so...I need pictures and especially videos!

I know the chaos you are living in right and completely understand the delay in updating.

Miss you and love you lots!
Jac, Torey, Abbey, Tyger, Cullen and Emma

P.S. A tasty Mardi Gras treat heading your way so do not delay in opening the package when it arrives. Don’t let the purple, green and gold icing scare you…it is totally edible…I’ve been eating them since birth and I turned out o.k…shutup Billy, I know what you are thinking.

Anonymous said...

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!!!!!!!! IM GOING TO LOOSE MY MIND. I CHECK YOUR BLOG ABOUT 20+ TIMES A DAY. HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL!

Sarah said...

Glad you all had a safe trip back home. Wichita will be cooling down for a snow storm so that will keep your little clan nice and cozy together. Congrats and can't wait to see the Eagle article. Love the College Hill Girls

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Monica!!!

I bet I know what's coming from the Tubre's!! I ordered one myself, since I can't be there in person!!

I'm having fun here enjoying some of the Superbowl festivities and getting my Mug out there for all to see, so the kids won't miss me so much!

Love to all, good luck on you're outing tomorrow. Should be interesting!
Becky

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Monica. Hope you had a good one. We are taking Jennifer and a friend to the Reba and Kelly concert tonight. It should be good, she is ready for an evening off of work. Hope everyone is doing good at your house.

Take Care
Love
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Ok - I bugged the Tubres for an update and now its your turn. Whats up?? How's everyone doing? We need pics. Even Jac says so :)
Lori

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you guys! I hope things are going good. Are the babies enjoying their first big snow!!? Looking forward to hearing from you guys :) Andrea

Anonymous said...

The babies are so cute! They are getting so big, turning into little chunks! If you guys need anything let me know.

God Bless,
Courtney Akright-Ritchie

EMO said...

I'm just saying that the Tubres have had 3 updates since this 1 update... That's all I am saying. :) I am sure it will be worth the wait, but the waiting is so hard!

Anonymous said...

I agree with emily, but I am not going to be so nice, where are our updates???? Hope all is well, and you are getting some sleep, you are all in my prayers.

Love, Daniel

ryno said...

WEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ryno said...

Having 4 babies is a WEAK EXCUSE not to post!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought the withdrawals at drug rehab were painful. Yeah, no news is good news but, doggone it, let us know what is happening!!!!!

Aunt dd said...

Really! All of these people complaining about the lack of pictures and/or blogs have no sense of what it's like to have 4 babies at one time. That being said, it is unkind to withhold pictures from a sweet elderly great aunt who will not be able to see the babies in real life for several months.

Anonymous said...

If aunt dd is my dear Aunt Dee....
PFFFT!! "Elderly" my butt! You and your beautiful, ageless sister will never be "elderly".
I see where your daughters get their ability to somehow look younger year after year!

(If you're not my dear Aunt Dee, I'm sure the same still applies! :)

Hope all is well Billy and Moni!! Sorry for misusing your blog to cross-communicate with Aunt DeeAnn.

Maria

ANGRY AND UPSET FAN! said...

WE WANT MORE!...WE WANT MORE! WHAT THE HELL!...WHAT THE HELL!...



R Y N O

boo who.... said...

The crowd and fans are getting restless............................................................................................................................................................................................................:::::((((((((((((((((((((((((
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:-)

EMO said...

Ryno-
Haven't you been over there? Can't you give us some sort of a written update? Or anyone that has been over there to help for that matter. Just tell us about your experience with the babies. That will maybe tide us over until the real post comes in.

Anonymous said...

Erin I have been thinking the same thing. If you've been over there or seen any of the 6 let know about it! AW

Anonymous said...

whoops...let us know about it

Anonymous said...

I feel betrayed!! You only liked your fans when you were away :(
.........I'm only kidding!!! Just wanted to give you guys a hard time like everyone else is. You guys take care of yourselves in your spare time and not your fanclub.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are all safely home in Wichita. I bet the family just loves having you back. We can't wait to see the kids and hope to plan a trip to Wichita in the near future.
Love, Aunt Mary Ann