Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Little Home-body

McKenna is absolutely a home-body!
No fail, if we go on a trip she will get sick and not sleep! She has proved this time and time again. The latest example was a week ago we went to St. George with some friends for the long weekend. When we left our house McKenna was feeling just fine, she was acting normal, no complaints. She slept for a little while in the car, not nearly as long as I was hoping, but it was still okay. As soon as we got to the condo in St. George and set up the pack-n-play she grabbed my hand and said go while leading me to the door. All she wanted to do was go home!
That night she got really sick, came down with a very high fever and only slept for about two hours. Needless to say Dave and I didn't get anymore sleep than she did. The next day the only time she would act even remotely normal is if we had just given her ibprofen and all she wanted was Dave. That night she slept 4 hours, better, but still not great. Oh, and she wouldn't eat anything, she would drink water, but she absolutely refused to eat! The last night we were there she slept about 5 hours, but as soon as the medicine wore off her fever was back!
As soon as we got home she slept like a dream and her fever disappeared! I don't know what to do about this little trip problem, any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I don't know if it is just me being pregnant, but sometimes I need to just step back and be grateful for what I have. I have been so blessed in my life, and regardless of the trials I am going through at the time, if I try, I can come up with limitless things that I have been blessed with. So, I am bad and don't really have a journal of my own, so I am going to list some of my blessing here. That way when things just seem too much to handle, I can pull up my old blog and realize how blessed I really am.

- A wonderful husband who I love so much! He is such a driven, hard-working person, who is such a goof-ball, I am so blessed to be married to him!

- Just writing her name makes me happy and cry at the same time. She is the sweetest, funniest, little tease that ever existed. She makes me so happy. I love her hugs and her kisses, and I love being her mom.

-Our new baby girl, I feel so humbled that Heavenly Father is blessing us with another sweet baby girl! I can't wait to meet her!

-It is such a comfort to have the Gospel in my life. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have the knowledge of Gospel. I have the opportunity to teach Sunday School to the youth and I am so excited to teach them about the New Testament. I can't wait to learn more and study more in-depth about the life of our Savior.

-We are all healthy! Which is really saying something because I have already had the flu twice this year.

-Dave and I both have wonderful families. Despite the fact that sometimes I seriously think they are dysfunctional (mine not his), I love them all. We are so blessed to live so close to them. I love that they are part of our lives!

-We have a beautiful home in an amazing place! We love our neighborhood and ward.

-We have such kind supportive friends that are there for us when we need them! They are also so much fun to be around!

(I guess this makes my list because I am pregnant and always hungry) But we have healthy food to eat! We don't go to bed hungry!

This one encompasses so much, but we have the freedom to do and think what we want! We have the freedom to pursue our dreams and make the a reality, that is huge!

If you know Dave and I you know that we love to do stuff, especially outdoors. We have the opportunity and means to do our hobbies and pursue our interests.

This is such a small list, but it covers some of the most important things in my life. It is nice to get some of the more important things down, and see despite the fact that we are going through a rough patch, we are still so incredibly blessed.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hey Everyone, I know it is a little late, but I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!