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
|Addie and her BFF Izzi were ballerinas.|