The End of October

I knew on our trip to billings that I was pushing my body too hard. Morning sickness had started the week before, but I had kept it in check by sleeping TONS and eating tiny amounts of whole, fresh food and tons of water. This was hard to do on the road. Sure enough, I woke up sick on Sunday and I couldn't keep anything down all day. By evening I was dehydrated, my lips were cracking, I was desperate. I felt prompted to ask Rich for a blessing, but I also felt I should call our home teacher. Good call! Brother Kling saved the day--his wife is going through the same thing and he brought over sea bands and Zofran (an AWESOME anti-emetic/ nausea cure). The combination of a blessing, sea bands, Zofran, and a chat with my brother sent me off to dreamland. I carefully rehydrated over the next few days, but the nausea is still in full swing. I haven't been this sick in a long time, so I am thinking I might be carrying a girl.
 
Anyhoooo...on Monday the 21st, I drove to Three Forks to meet up with my sister Laura and Kamrie. Kamrie had left a bunch of stuff at my house after their sleep over on the 9th, so we met up to exchange it. I made Jenn Claar come with me in case I got sick again, but everything went well and I crashed when I got home.
Laura snapped this little picture of Niles being jealous of Zecklin at Wheat Montana where we met up for lunch on Monday.

After a week of laying in bed, Niles and I were excited to feel better and attend a Moms & Monsters lunch on Friday, October 25th at The Johnsons. Here's little Colton welcoming us!

My little monster having lunch

Niles & Brody

It was such a sunny, beautiful day, the party moved to the back deck.

Johnsons have the BEST view!
Naomi, Colton, Niles, and Jason look over Livingston

Saturday October 26th we went to Rosedale gardens to get some prairie grasses for our yard
while Daddy rolled out sod. They had all kinds of fun fall stuff going on.

The kids played squash vs. pumpkin tic-tac-toe and bought some carmel apples.

I wasn't up to much celebrating this Halloween, but Addie saved the day by cleaning and carving pumpkins with the kids on October 29th. Grandma and Grandpa Melin grew these pumpkins at the ranch--they were perfect!

Niles loves the goo!
Mommy has been living on the toasted seeds--such yummy protein!
I need to find a picture of our jack-o-lanterns...?

Back on Saturday, October 26th, James and I attended the baptism of one of his best friends, William. I love these two boys together and I think they will help each other be good over the next 10 years!

On Wednesday October 30th, we went to our ward Trunk or Treat.
Rich told Niles to make his scariest monster face...

James was a hunter

Three Cute Fourth Graders!
Heidi was Fionna from Adventure Time,
with her friends Allison the witch and Sidney Princess Leia 

Cute girls!

Addie and her BFF Izzi were ballerinas.

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