Saturday, November 30, 2013


You know that moment when you realize another month has gone by and you wonder "How in the world...where did the time go?" You rewind the past 30+ days and play through events, memories, normal days, abnormal days, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have a brother on a mission and I realize I'm not the best at keeping him updated with well-written letters, so I use this blog as my back-up. I'm keepin' it short and real Elder- here's a summary of November:

1. The kids have been getting their molars and it's a nightmare sometimes and other times it's not so bad. This particular day was pretty awful and we ended up letting them just chill in our big master bath tub with their red bums before laying them down to bed. We introduced them to bubble bath and they LOVED it.

2.  Oh, and the very next day we were sitting together as a family on the couch, watching some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally (we watch this daily- sometimes multiple times a day) and Liam reached out to point/grab something and he tumbled off the couch and landed on his right arm. We knew something was wrong when he wouldn't stop crying and he wouldn't put any pressure on his arm or hold anything with it. It also looked kind of funky. We ended up at the Instacare and within the hour we were informed he had fractured his ulna and radius. It was NOT an awesome mommy moment. 

3. 2 days later, in the middle of the night, Liam woke up crying hard and he wouldn't stop. His hand was 2x bigger than his left hand, so we decided to take the splint off and when we did, this is what we saw: 

Yeah, the splint was put on too tight. 
The poor little guy had to postpone getting a cast for 2 more weeks to let this wound heal.

4. But after two weeks, Liam got his beautiful blue cast and he has since learned this new accessory has some advantages, including an improved way to get bigger brother out of the way.  

5. I had the opportunity to attend Time Out For Women in Salt Lake City this year. B's mom and I carpooled and met my mom and sisters at the event. Friday night we got to hear Ann Romney be interviewed by Sheri Dew and it was AMAZING. My dream of raising 5 handsome boys with an amazing husband may or may not have to do with this woman. I am an Ann Romney fan club member. The rest of the program on Saturday was inspiring and I left feeling spiritually fed and hopeful.

6. THANKSGIVING DAY. I got up at 6:00 am, put my running shoes on, and left B and sleeping babies to run in the Human Race 10K. I was SO nervous! As I waited at the start, I looked around me at all these fit people and I felt incredibly out of place. When we began running I started to feel better, until I realized no one would be waiting for me at the finish line. I started to feel discouraged and I prayed that someone would feel inspired to come watch me finish. As I approached the last stretch to the finish line, I looked to my left and saw a sign "We (heart) Megan!" with a screaming mom and sister. I burst into tears. I felt a burning in my heart as the Spirit testified to me that prayers are heard and answered. 

(Auntie Taylour treating the boys to some post-Thanksgiving fun.)

7. Today is the last day of November. B, being the incredible husband that he is, climbed the roof to put up Christmas lights and helped me set up Christmas decorations inside. We also spent the day "winterizing" the yard. After a long day, my sisters called and we invited them over for dinner and games. Whit and Joey brought their puppy Franklin. He and Finn are little buddies and it's kind of cute. A couple of hours into the evening, we caught Finn doing this:

November is over and December is starting. I have a beautiful home that I get to share with the most important people in my life. I have a family that loves me. I have health. I have a body that can take care of a growing family and help me accomplish my goals. I know I am a Child of God. My prayers are answered. 
I am thankful. 

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