Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Some Disappointing News

I'm sure many of you are expecting me to post about the disappointing McCain/Palin loss. Actually, what I'm about to say is WAY more devastating to me than the presidential election.

It is with deep regret, immense heartbreak and total despair that I have to announce the postponing of our Baton Rouge trip to see Jac and Torey Tubre and their sweet lil' Cupcakes.


We are not allowed to divulge the details of our extenuating circumstances at this time, but there WILL be good coming from this disaster. So, instead of having a baby-free weekend with good friends, watching Alabama schnocker LSU this weekend.....we're having a baby-filled getaway to somewhere warmer.

While we are deeply saddened about delaying our Louisiana get-away, we are ecstatic about the VERY GOOD REASON for it (and so are the Tubre's). However, Jaclyn did inform me that she went into a deep depression. Her friends, family and co-workers have been calling their house, concerned about her new habit of curling up in the fetal position in the darkest corner. Last report I received was that they have been unsuccessful with their attempts to pry her thumb from her mouth. She has also been noted bursting into song and dance (then sobbing) at the most inopportune times and attempting to swerve her 'Burb into the nearest bridge embankment. Don't worry, though....she's now seeking professional help. Despite the huge boost it would give my vanity, I'm afraid I cannot take credit for these bizarre and desperate behaviors. I think it may have something to do with the fact that LSU is only 3-2 in the SEC. Oh no I dit-int! Yes I did. SNAP!

Now, back to the matter at hand. We will be flying (I know....a germ-filled airport in the the midst of RSV season....eeeeewww) with the babies, Billy, Aunt Lainie, our good friend Ashlyn and myself. We're thinking of putting signs around the babies' necks that say, "Stay back at least 10 feet. We have leprosy. You can also catch it by coughing in our direction." That might draw more attention, so I think we'll just be carrying around 40,000 4 oz bottles of hand sanitizer. And if it comes down to it, Mama Bear will emerge and tell the little old ladies to keep their snotty tissue-laden hands away from us. If a curious, straying, snot-nosed kid tries to get too close, I have plans to tell them that the babies are actually monsters that will morph in their dreams and attack them while they sleep. Sick and demented, you say? Totally. It's a curse that I have to live with. But my therapist says I'm making great strides.

We promise to let the cat out of the bag as soon as we can. In the meantime, please send extra prayers and happy thoughts our way on Saturday, Nov 8th. And also send up requests to the Big Man that our travels are safe and everyone stays healthy.

Lots of Love,

P.S. - If you already know about our big plans, we ask that you NOT mention them on this blog. Otherwise, we'll be forced to delete your comment. You KNOW how painful that would be for us, since we treasure each and every one that we get.

P.P.S. - Guess who has a double ear infection..... IT'S ME, IT'S ME!!! I can hardly hear a thing, so make sure you TYPE LOUDLY if you comment.

P.P.P.S. - We got tagged by the Donovan Clan. Thanks alot, Charity! We're supposed to post the 4th picture of the 4th folder on our computer. So, here it is.....

This was one Sunday morning at the Graf house. Man, why didn't anyone tell us our kids used to look like little alien monkeys. I'm glad they grew out of that! And you call yourselves friends...

P.P.P.P.S. - Say extra prayers for the Tubre family, too. Emma was so distraught about not being able to see her Aunt Moni that she reverted to eating dead lizards. Grody to the MAX! Yes, I'm a product of the '80s and that used to be my favorite saying.

P.P.P.P.P.S. - These post scripts are getting out of hand. I'm calling it quits for the night. Peace out, my Peeps!


Anonymous said...



Go Tigers, Go Bama

Guns Up Red Raiders!

Tubre Quads said...

I managed to pull myself out of a deep, dark corner for a moment and crawl over to my computer when I got your text. The light coming from this screen is just so bright. I think I am making my way through the 5 stages of grief...1. Denial - when you called me I thought to myself, "this is a sick joke, that Moni is always clowning around". 2. Anger - "Are you kidding me! You can't do this to me, I'll never make it!". 3. Bargaining - "Can't you do it another weekend? Does it have to be this weekend?". 4. Depression - You pretty much summed up how I am stuck here. We are going stay in New Orleans without you Friday night and going watch LSU kick the snot out of Bama on Saturday night...all by our comes the tears again :(. And finally 5. Acceptance - I am not here yet and I don't know if I ever will be. I wish you guys the best, but I think I am going to stick around in 4. Depression for a little longer. Pity parties can be such fun sometimes.

All joking aside, you better make me proud and make it worth yall not coming! Text me immediately!!!!

Love you lots (even though you broke my little soul),
Jac, Torey, Abbey, Tyger, Cullen and Emma (she has moved on from eating dead lizards...she is back to being a paper eating goat again...thank goodness).

P.S. You crack me are too dang funny!

Charity Donovan said...

I was wondering how hard it would be to squeeze into a suitcase??? Why wasn't I invited? lol! Now I think I'm in a deep depression! lol! Have an awesome time on the trip!!!! Loved the baby alien Uncle actually did tell us that's love! =)

Misty said...

I do feel for Jac. I was too was very much looking forward to the posts regarding the weekend. I wish you the best of luck on your new "adventure"! I don't envy you flying with all of them!
Great talking to you yesterday or mon? Hope you feel better soon!

Jennifer L said...

Now I'm intrigued. Can't wait to find out what is going on here.

Anonymous said...

I to was looking forward to all the stories from a weekend with the Tubres but good luck on the trip! And even though I'm a Georgia fan (yes Georgia.. I can hear Billy singing the Bama fight now) I'm going to root for Bama (sorry Jac) since you guys will miss out. Moni hope you feel better you have to leave on the trip.


Stephanie said...

Best of luck on your trip this weekend! I cant wait to hear what its all about!
GO BAMA!!!!!!!


Ok- You are all sooo funny! I always love reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

Moni, I think you need more help. Maybe from a Phychiatrist....
Have a safe, fun, exciting, rewarding trip! What an experience for everyone!
Love ya! Budda

Andria said...

DID YOU PACK YOUR CAMERA, AT LEAST? So perhaps your postponement with the Tubres is well-thought. Ya know, keep any "bashing" away from the kiddos! Plan for a more kid-friendly environment. Or, is it that one of you don't have the appropriate gear for all the babies??

I can't wait to read all about it! And hope you get well Moni... did you hear me???

Sending thoughts from Sacramento!

Moni Graf said...

Ha! I caught the first part, Andria. That's because it was in all caps.


Anonymous said...

I have been following your site since you have been pregnant with the babies. Just never signed.
Safe travels. Will be waiting to hear the news as to why you cancelled out on the Cupcakes. Another family that I have also been following.

Anonymous said...

Wait, Jac isn't in depression, right??
PLEASE Let me know-- worried over ere!!


The Murray Crew said...'ve got my email if you just can't hold in the secret any longer right? (Wink,Wink)! Poor cupcakes, their icing is liable to melt right off their cute little cakes.
Wishing you the best!

Always love it when my reader has a new post from you!

Hugs from The Crew!

Anonymous said...

Ok, PLEASE PosT!! I REALLY NEED TO HEAR from you!!! E-mail me at

Thanks, Michelle!!

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Moni - Happy travels!! I've said a dozen prayers already and will continue, especially tomorrow for a stress-free day! I hope you're able to get some R&R with the extra hands and the sun rays! -Mari

The Carlsons said...

hey, are you coming to see us, here in sunny and warm AZ? i think so ;) it's a warm 75 degrees here :) perfect weather - ahhhh!

safe travels for you!

-fellow quad mom of GGGG and a 4yo boy

HansonTriplets said...

I am sorry to hear you do not get to go see those adorable cupcakes. They are just too cute!! And they have an Emma like we do so they have to be great! Have a safe time flying with the kiddos. Did they not get approved for sinergist shots? My kiddos just got their first shots yesterday and I am glad for it.

King Quads said...

Had to comment on the "Groady" I use that all the time and Mike rips on me for it, made me laugh when I saw you use it.

jag said...

Hey girl! Laughing my tail off reading your post. Can't wait to find out this good news. I'll be checking the blog even more now. Well, babies are ready to be fed so I'll sign off. Praying for safe, germ free travels.
Jenna and Nuggets

Mary said...

IT'S FRIDAY, TIME TO SPILL WHERE THE TRIP IS...Or is this just a mean ploy to get us stalkers to finally sign in?
Hope you have a fun safe trip, but poor Jac!!!!

Ashley Dave and Lexi said...

I have a guess, but I can't wait to hear for sure where you are going!!! Hurry up and post the news would you?!?! :D

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR ADVENTURE THIS WEEKEND!! We will be sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way. Try to get some R & R while away.
Love Brenda

Anonymous said...

i bet someone knows where they went!!! like me!!! hahahaha