Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We hope you are having a wonderful day as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Posted by Megan at 10:07 AM
Friday, December 19, 2008
Last Tuesday night I hung out at my sister-in-law's house and had a slight headache. On my way home it got worse. A few times I felt a little nauseous and dizzy. By the time I carried David up to bed I thought I was going to pass out. I had Emma get ready for bed by herself, and left a sleeping Mckenna in the car for Ian to take to bed when he got home 10 minutes later. I took a bunch of Advil and Tylenol and went to bed.
The next morning my whole body was sore, especially my head, neck, and back. Over the next two days I had a fever, chills, night sweats, more nausea and dizziness, heat rash, and was just super super sore all over. The headache was the worst I've ever had, even when I was on 4 Advil and 2 extra strength Tylenol. Wednesday night was the worst. I was shivering more than I ever have in my life. And Thursday morning I stopped halfway down the stairs and just started crying because I hurt so much. Last night was the first night I started feeling a little better. I just figured I got a nasty flu and it had to run its course.
Then I woke up this morning...
...with swollen lips. I looked in the mirror and the inside of my lips looked like I had chomped down on them sometime in the night. There wasn't any broken skin, just big red and purple bumps. Odd...
Then my feet started to itch. And get red bumps, as did the inside of my cheeks and the palms of my hands. I finally went to see a doctor today. The diagnosis?
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Nice, huh? Yeah - I know what you're thinking: disgusting! You can go Google it, but it's basically just a viral thing that has to run its course. The doctor said once the rash appears, I'm not contagious anymore, but the rash usually lasts about 1-2 weeks. Yuck.
Now I bet you're still wondering why I felt so cruddy the past few days. Well, it turns out that there's a complication with H/F/M disease...you can get Viral Meningitis - very commonly described as "The worst headache you've ever had." Sound familiar? Here's what the Mayo clinic has to say about it:
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection. The swelling associated with meningitis often triggers the "hallmark" symptoms of this condition, including headache, fever and a stiff neck.
So wish me luck as I drink my milky smoothie and rub hydro-cortisone cream all over my feet. Oh and Happy Holidays! Hopefully I haven't coughed on you in the past couple of days.
Posted by Megan at 3:35 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
For all those of you who are mad at me when Ian finds a great deal and I tell you about it after the sale is through...I guess I bugged Ian enough and he typed this all up and emailed it to me, before he even told me there was a good sale this week! Happy Shopping!
Safeway's got some good deals on Kellogg's products - save $5 on your order when you buy 5 participating items. Below are some of the items that interested me (prices shown are after the $5 is taken off your order):
Smart Start $1.88
Special K Red Berries $1.99
12ct Pop-tarts $1.49
I usually don't get these healthier Kellogg's cereals because they're not on sale very often and it's usually hard to find good coupons for them. I think my family is getting sick of Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Captain Crunch! (the Pop-tarts are far from healthy, but they're a cheap & convenient breakfast for those days when we're running late!)
I bought the following coupons on eBay (spent $6.18 total):
(10) $1 off Smart Start
(10) $1 off Special K
(15) $1 off Mini-Wheats
(10) $.55 off Pop-tarts (doubles to $1 off)
Basically, I'm going to get $1.00 off each of these items. Once I'm done, I will get 35 boxes of cereal and 10 boxes of Pop-tarts for $37.16.
Posted by Megan at 10:29 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Mckenna: Mommy my nose hurts. I think someone picked my nose. But it wasn't me! I don't know who did it.
David's new phrase this week is either "Huh?" or Whaaaat?" And when you answer him, he'll say, "Oooooooh," as in "Oh, it all makes sense now!" He usually says it after you tell him no. Like this:
Me: No, David, we don't play with scissors.
Me: Remember when you cut your shirt earlier today? We don't play with scissors, bring them to me.
Posted by Megan at 6:37 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
Our camera has been stuck on the "sports" setting since Halloween, so we took it in to Best Buy and have been minus a camera for a while. Luckily, I bought a new, smaller one on Black Friday. Because I have been bombarded with picture requests(ok...two), I will now pleasure you with a blog full of just pictures....
Our neighborhood had a little mini Christmas party last weekend. Santa came riding up on a firetruck. I guess Emma didn't believe it when we said Santa would be coming out of the truck because this was her face when he did:David wasn't so sure...Emma asked for a basketball hoop and a basketball.
Posted by Megan at 1:25 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I realized that when I posted all of the Halloween and California pics, I skipped over all of the ones in between. Here they are, plus my trip with Ian to Sedona. (More recent pics to come in another post)
The Friday after we got back from Cali, Ian took David camping with the Young Men in our stake. They got to camp at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport - how fun is that? The YM were taken up one at a time in tiny little planes(don't ask me what they were called!). David was too little, but was more than happy to just be surrounded by airplanes, and to see them take off, land, and fly around in the sky.
She had shoved her "greenie"(her blankie) up in her shirt! What a nut!
Notice our blingin' sunglasses? We couldn't find our regular ones, so our Britney and Kevin ones had to suffice. :)Apparently Ian thought this was a great photo op...be grateful I didn't post the other one of me bending over looking at some rocks...I'm not sure why I'm posing like a trophy wife in this one:Ian's Velociraptor rock sculpture:
Posted by Megan at 1:35 PM
For my 27th birthday last week we hosted a Murder Mystery party. It was SOOOOOO SO SOOO much fun! Seriously - I haven't laughed that hard in who knows how long. We all had characters that we had to play. There was a dinner menu, complete with recipes, invitations, a play book for each person, and lots of clues and hints. It was set in a train car in France, June of 1940.
Here are my friends Amber and Tami - AKA Barbra(the perfume heiress) and Belinda(the high society dressmaker):Ryan(Khover the secret agent)and Dave(Mal the Gangster):Mary(ruthless journalist) and Wey(pilot)Idelle(princess) and The Duke(military officer)
Posted by Megan at 12:41 PM
Friday, November 28, 2008
With the Holiday season upon us I have been realizing just how much I really love this time of year. The weather finally cooled off this week and now that Thanksgiving is officially over, I can really start enjoying Christmastime. So...to kick the season off, here are a few of my favorite things(of this week!)
Stephens Chocolate Mint Truffle Hot Cocoa... Mmmm... 'nuff said...
I'm not sure why this picture is so ridiculously large(none of these pictures are mine...I googled them all - and somehow they all turned out huge!)... My Great Aunt Peg's famous applesauce cake... I made some on Wed and for some reason it was really dense, but still SO so good!
I ordered this velour hoodie(and the pants) from Old Navy. When the box got here, this was the last thing I tried on...and I've been living in it ever since. I come home and put it on right away and when I wake up in the morning, it's the first thing I go to...Maybe I should get two so I can rotate them. SO cozy!
Black Friday shopping. This year was the first time I went. My friend, Tami invited me, and we had so much fun! I got some pretty good deals, but mostly just had a lot of fun.
Christmas lights! Ian put ours up on Wednesday and Saturday and they look great! I love that my husband loves Christmas as much as I do. We also cleaned the house really good on Wed and Saturday, and decorated inside. I still haven't done our trees - I'm saving that for next weekend.
Posted by Megan at 7:25 PM