Tuesday, October 11

It's been a doozie

Right now,
I should be giddy as heck.
I mean, it's Autumn!
And the leaves are on fire.
I should be picking baskets full
to make garlands.
And baking pumpkin cookies.
And planning Halloween costumes.
Starting Christmas gifts.
Picking apples.
And all that jazz.
But the celebratory fire in me has been temporarily snuffed.
I'm soooooooooo happy to be pregnant, right, I am!
But I am so sick.
And tired.
And tired of throwing up!
Yes, I know, bless my heart, thanks.

This was one of my last good days.
"Good" as in nauseous but still hanging in
and getting out.
We picked berries,
I made a pie,
it was beautiful.

Sorry I've left you all wondering what happened to us.
I just couldn't bring myself to do hardly anything.
My goal for the day is to
feed kids, get them on the bus, and just survive.
There have been a few small miracles, though.
Like getting these two ready for picture day:

I mean, CUTE!

And I somehow dragged myself
up to Shriner's with Bugg
to get his new braces & shoes.
So styling, he is!
Nobody can get away with wearing white shoes
like Bugg can.
They will stay perfectly white for forever!

Apparently, I took a picture of the birds
eating all our sunflower seeds.

My girl cracks me up.
Mia has dressed herself since she was 2.
Sometimes she lets me do her hair.
Other than that,
she is on her own and I'm fine with it.
I mean, look at her.
She knows style!

See the rainbow?


This day was miracle of all miracles.
We went to the pumpkin patch.
The hayride, the maze, tromping through the patch,
eating cider & donuts.....
I just couldn't let that go.

in the maze

There was magic in the patch, like always.
And there were moments when I thought I'd be sick.
But I loved the joy on my childrens' faces
as we carried out one of our favorite traditions.
But just 'cause we made it to the patch
doesn't mean that I can deal with Halloween.
All those treats!
Ew! Get away!
And coming up with costumes sounds so exhausting.

We've rummaged around in Grandma's
costume box.
Mia is so picky and changes her mind every day.
Ella is freaked out about costumes.
Fine with me, actually.
And Bugg.

Any ideas?
He can't be the only kid at school
and the only cousin at the party
with no costume.

Done! I actually finished a post for you!
I must really love you or something.


  1. We've missed you dear!! I'm sorry you've been feeling so sick!! That's no fun, but hopefully you'll be feeling better soon! The pictures are beautiful!!

  2. Those pictures are incredible! I think you are doing very well considering how poorly you've been feeling. We love you and hope you will feel better soon!

  3. We all care...but take a break, put your feet up and rest a bit.Being a Mom & Wife can be exhausting at the best of times. Just sooo thankful to hear and see that everyone is happy and well.Thanks so much for so graciously sharing what's been happening. Always enjoy your photos and your keen sense of humor.Take care of yourself.

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  5. Morning sickness would be so much better if it stuck to the morning! I hope you get through it soon.

  6. Hope the nausea subsides soon. Gorgeous photos of your family and autumn fun. Costume ideas? I'm thinking of dressing Seb up as a cowboy. Or a super hero.

  7. I thought the title might refer to your pregnancy before I clicked on it...! I am so with you there - I WISH I could be one of those women who love being pregnant, but it's just plain horrible. With a few highlights, but mostly horrible!! Good thing it's worth it :) I hope the stomach-related symptoms subside soon, and that you get to enjoy a few good weeks, or maybe even months!! Loved all the pictures, as usual :)

  8. Bree, I'm sure you've talked with your doc about this, but if not definitely ask about zofran. I went from throwing up all day to only throwing up in the mornings (and feeling stick all day)...which was a big improvement with Kaylee and this baby's pregnancy. I didn't know about it with the boy's pregnancies and sure wish I did. I know exactly what you are going through and wonder why on earth I get so sick when my mom and Stacy never did! It'll soon pass! :)


  9. welcome back!:)
    loved the pix (my favorite right now is ella wearing those glasses!)... kovy has the same sneakers as bugg!!! he's due for new braces so he'll have to get new shoes soon...
    hope you get some bursts of energy, and more "feeling better" moments...

  10. Sorry you have been sick, but thanks for posting! I've missed your updates. Beautiful pictures as usual.

  11. great to hear from you! beautiful photos of family, as always! take good care and just try to take it easy, really really really easy! :)

  12. SO delighted you're back! Glad it was nothing worse (relatively speaking) than morning sickness. Your lovely posts have been missed.

  13. The picture of you holding Ella in the pumpkin patch is absolutely stunning. You and your family are completely gorgeous!

  14. oh my. so sorry you've been sick. don't know how we all manage to survive pregnancy. and I've only done it twice!!! hopefully it will pass soon. your kiddos are so cute and you guys look so happy. where are you living now? we're in spanish fork.
    here is our blog.

  15. Bree, I've linked your blog to my list of lovely happinesses (and your yellow kitchen)

    Love to you.

  16. I've missed you Bree! I'm so sorry you've been so sick...it's hard to make a person! I'm glad you were well enough to get to the pumpkin patch and to Shriner's. You look lovely as always.

  17. Buggs should be peter Pan http://kiddofuncs.blogspot.com/2011/10/costume-idea-peter-pan.html easy and you can do it at home. I hope you feel better. Keep up the awesome work. amy webb

  18. Bree, do you edit all your photos before posting?

    -Aunt Ky


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