3.29.2008

Our Miracle drug & lot's of catch up...

We're on the mend over here. Since my last blog everyone else in the family got sick--with a nasty chest cough. Thank goodness Allison didn't catch it this round. I may have got it the worst...and I've still got it. I haven't coughed this much or so hard for a few years! I had to include this picture of Allie though from a few weeks ago. I still can't get over how easy it was to give her treatments. She's so fascinated with cartoons right now because she has figured out so many words & loves to point out all she knows. She is a big girl! Well, I promised to share with you all our miracle drug from my last blog...which WORKS!...so here it is:
Sambucol. You won't find it in a pharmacy. Only in a vitamin/natural/holistic/health foods type store. With two children with asthma, flared by virus induced respiratory infections I was determined to find something to help. Asthma is scary. I'm a nurse & have been trained in drug therapies. I never looked into herbs or holistic type therapies until recently. But, I'm hooked. For a year I've given Sambucol to my kids when I first notice they are coming down with a cold. What it has done for us is it decreases the symptoms & the length of the cold...it "nips" it by boosting their immunity. By doing this it has prevented their colds to get bad enough to trigger a asthma attack. They'll cough and have drainage but NOTHING like before. So, there you have it. Try it & see if it helps. It's safe enough for infants, just divide the dose accordingly. I get the adult strength & divide up the dose for my kids so that it will last longer. It has been a great blessing for us...to be asthma flare free for a year is pretty good!


Now for some catch up! Allie had a blast finding eggs this year at Easter time. Here she is with Tabitha & Lindsey at our ward Easter party.
She is now addicted to "cannee". She seems to find all the kids hiding places for their baskets & runs to find me and say, "mmmmm yummy cannee!". Oh boy! I don't have a picture of it but on Easter Loren, Lindsey & Jake "hid" some hardboiled & plastic eggs in the backyard for Allison. It was so cute to see them so excited to help her hunt. She was in heaven!
Loren had her Hawaiian dance class recital. It's her second class. She LOVES it! Her favorite is the poi balls. She can hold the poi balls with one hand & do the "butterfly". Pretty tricky!
So sweet. My Loren is growing up too fast!
All the girls


Jake just had his 1st ever T-ball game this weekend! He couldn't be happier to be in his new cleats, baseball pants, shirt & hat. Ever since T-ball began two weeks ago with the team mtg & practice he has worn his hat daily. Today at the game he was seen dancing in the outfield! :) His Dad is an asst. coach & out there with him so he is in heaven.

All the sisters watching Jake at the game. Go Jake!!
Besides dancing Jake was focused too & getting those balls & making some big hits. Pretty fun.




Lastly, I did it. I've joined the big 3-0 club. 30 years old!!
Everyone has asked me if I was ready to turn 30 & I say YES! I've been excited to turn 30 if you can believe it! I've got 4 kids! I've earned 30! :) I had a great birthday. I was very spoiled by my sweet friends & family. I had a great surprise from two of my best buddies (thank you Mique & Tara for kidnapping me!!), plenty of GFM (guilt free money) & gift cards to spend (thank you to my awesome family & friends!) & an amazing husband who threw me a party (thank you honey! You're the best!). Thank you everyone for making my birthday so great. Now I just need to get rid of this cough!

11 comments:

mockingbirdjc@yahoo.com said...

Megan! Thirty? You make me feel old! I used to babysit you! But thirty is an awesome milestone! Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a ball!
Love ya!
Jen

Melissa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm so bummed I couldn't be there to celebrate with you! And thanks for sharing your miracle medicine. I will definitely have to check it out! Luckily, my kids don't get sick that much, and thankfully, we haven't had to deal with asthma that much for the past few years. Hope you get better soon!

Miss Erika said...

I love the pictures of your kids! You have such a cute little bunch. I particularly love the pictures at Jake's game. Those are classic!

Grayson Family said...

Happy birthday Megan. I am so sorry I didn't get a card out to you. Things here have been crazy.

I can't believe how big the kids are getting.

Congrats.

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday Megan!! I'm so sad I wasn't able to be there for the party! I miss you guys!! Life is speeding by way too fast!! Let me know if you are ever coming down this way and we can meet up!! Miss you!!

Annie said...

Ooo...I hope you get over that cough soon. I had it a little while ago & you cough so much your ribs get sore! Happy 30th to you, and that pic of Jake in his uniform is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!!

Michelle A. said...

Happy Birthday Megan! My 35th is coming soon and I don't think I'm ready for it! Your Loren is getting so big - wow, they grow up so fast. Thanks for the medicine reference, I'll have to try it, hopefully not any time soon though! Really cute pictures! You look great!

Amy & Aaron said...

Such cute pictures- Thanks for sharing them! And I have to tell you that you look amazing in your birthday pic!! I pray I look that good after 4 kids!

kristin said...

Megan! I just found you through Heather. Your kids are growing up so fast! Hope you get better soon, and say hi to "B" for me. :)

Tonya said...

Megan!

I hung out with Clint and Paige tonight at an Angel game and she game me her blog link...I then randomly clicked on yours from hers & I saw your photos and I was like...that is Megan from NURSING SCHOOL! Ok, so I don't know if you rememebe rme..Tonya (Locken)...my sister, Alana, and I went through the program with you...

I married one of Clint's very good friends. I have 3 little girls...worked ER for about 3 years and then was blessed with my babies...so now I am home with them and do a little photography on the side...

Your family is sooooo beautiful. So fun to see your photos and go back in time to BYU. I will have to send Alana this link...

link over to my blog www.tonyajoy.com/myjoy

my girls are all over that place!

Fun to see ya...

xoxo

Tonya

Molly said...

Megan!! Oh my gosh! First of all, I can't believe I stumbled on to your blog...and second, there is no way in the world that you can be 30 and have four darling children! That means I'm really old!! You are such a cute mom and look exactly the same as when I used to babysit you - absolutely gorgeous! Please tell your family I said Hi!! Let's keep in touch!