Friday, October 21, 2011

all day and all night "morning" sickness

If you are wondering what in the world has happened to this blog, let me tell you:  I am sick!  Sick with "morning sickness", something that I've encountered before, but never even close to the magnitude it's been this time around.

I've seriously had days where I've thought I'd rather die than go through any more of it.

That is definitely not a normal feeling for me.

I'm just having a rough go, and my poor boys are hanging out with me in bed or watching movies tearing my house apart.  Wes is busy grocery shopping, driving around (nope, haven't been able to conquer that one either die to extreme dizziness and motion sickness), fixing meals, doing laundry....basically doing double-duty as mom and dad.  Definitely a new thing for both of us, and he has been a hero!

Currently, we are praying hard for a miracle because Wes' brother, Bryan, is getting married in San Diego and we haven't the foggiest idea how I am going to get there.  I've thought about getting a prescription, but opted to try some natural remedies first.  So far, they are helping immensely.  Too much, makes me wonder if I'm either farther along than I thought, or something happened (and I won't even go there because I don't want to worry).  But either way, they are helping me feebly function and get through the day.  With lots of naps.  ;)

I am using these:

and this:
and this is all I can "drink":
I'm not whining or complaining (Wes is the lucky guy who gets most of that.  My mother and my best friend, Celest, get what's left over.).  I've done way more of that than I care to admit.  Man, I guess I am a big baby!  I just thought I'd let you all know where I was and why I wasn't blogging.

Once this darn computer screen stops making me sick, I will be back.

Until then, it's LOTS of sleep, praying, and patience. And gratitude that at least I know the baby is okay if I'm feeling yucky....and that a baby is the cause of all this.

Thank goodness for good ol' Andy Griffith when you are too sick to read.  And my cozy, soft bed.

Goodnight everyone.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

cute bat mobile

I just came across this simple, fun craft for Halloween:
Photo courtesy of Utah Mama

Isn't it darling?

I am going to make it with my boys tomorrow.  Here is the link with the template and directions if you want to join in the fun. :)

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 7, 2011


This is one of my favorite pictures right now:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

farewell to summer

The other day, I took my boys to Gateway Mall to play in the fountains.  I wanted to seize what I think was one of the last "water days" this year.  We all had so much fun!  It was so nice to just take a break and soak in the sunshine.  I love watching my boys play together.

Kolton was a little diehard.  He LOVED it and played in the water the whole time.
Here's the only picture I got with Micah in the water.  (I don't know if he just wasn't in the mood, or the water was too cold, he was tired, or what, but he wasn't much into the water that day.)

Even though he wasn't much into the water, he was pretty content to watch.  I loved having him sit by me.  :)

Jonah was happy just exploring.  He was all over the place and happy as can be.  Sometimes I have to look at him twice when he's "out and about"....he looks like such a little toddler now.  My baby is almost gone.  But what a funny, sweet boy he's turning out to be!

I didn't realize that there was "dancing water" aka a water show at Gateway.  We saw four different songs played before we left.  How fun to have that close by.  I can't wait to drag Wes back and show him (we have a special little "thing" with the Bellagio because we visited there while we were engaged a few times, and frequented there once we were married.). 

Here is part of one of the shows to give you a taste:

I loved all the pretty mist the water made, too.  Kolton sure seemed to enjoy it.  :)

I love his face in these pictures.  Pure bliss.  A good reminder of how simple things can bring such joy in life.

This boy was "showing me his smile".  I guess he forgot to look at me haha!

Now he's looking, but night smiling.  But he's definitely melting my heart.  :)

Kolton wanted Jonah to play in the water with him so bad!  (He's such a good big brother.  Both of my younger boys look up to him so much.  I'm so grateful he's my oldest boy.)  Jonah was too busy cruising on the benches, crawling like Mowgli, looking for interesting things on the floor....

I love Kolton's face here and tongue out.  Apparently, this is serious business!  Haha!

We also lucked out and soaked in some serious beauty.  Between the "water shows" and waterfall at the mall, the zinnias were in full bloom.  I LOVE zinnias and couldn't resist the chance to photograph them.

Micah loved smelling the flowers once he discovered them.  I think he inherited that from his mommy. 

A favorite.  I love his sweet little "smelling" face!

Monday, October 3, 2011

my little cuties

Last night, the boys were being so cute that I couldn't help taking a video.  It totally shows both of their personalities.  I love my boys so much and feel so grateful to be their mommy!  We are all excited about the upcoming holiday and I love the excitement it has brought into my home.  Kids make holidays so much more fun and magical.  :)


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