Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hello, Again! + Happy Thanksgiving!

My normal blog- Pink Panda- is on the Fritz. Somehow it caught a bug and is now no longer reachable. Until I can play bug catcher to that blog, I realized that I do have other blogs, and hey- why not write on those?

And so, here I am!

We have been busy! As usual, Troy and Emily and fam are coming into town for Thanksgiving this year- they are on the road as we speak! We are excited and hope that it is a good Thanksgiving for all!

I have hit my 20th week mark in my 6th pregnancy (with 4 children currently). This little one is a boy- and will be joining his 3 other brothers and 1 happy sister who took the news that "he" is a
boy very well. He loves to kick and flip and turn and twist and let me know that he is often there- I love it! I enjoy being pregnant and this one (at least from the second semester on) has been no exception.

I keep busy subbing at the kid's local school often. The kids are all in Elementary School- Elizabeth 5th, Ethan and Jonah 4th and Asher 2nd and they keep me busy!

We rent a cute 4 bedroom home in the Phoenix Valley of Arizona and still own a home in Maryland. We are very close to getting it off our hands and have yet another hardship package to complete before it is all taken care of.

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I served a mission in Bilbao, Spain some 13 years ago. I love it and I lead a happy, happy life.

Happy Thanksgiving to you ALL!
The Loves of my life- Asher

 Mi Familia

 Baby Boy due in April

 My Handsome Prince- Josh
 Our Savior!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Broken Emotional Thermometer

Elizabeth playing our new digital Roland piano!

I was reading about Bi-Polar (which I have) the other day and it explained it in a way that I liked. Having bi-polar is like having a broken emotional thermometer. Imagine, if you will, a person who is very chilly on a summers day. That is what it is like to feel Depression when nothing in the world is going wrong. You are extremely sad that you have to make lunch that day. That is not normal.

Or, on the other hand, you are extremely hot on a day in January. That is equal to being blissfully happy, like you are going to get married happy, when you are only going to Church. Mania!

Yesterday I was blissfully happy- like I was going to be getting married. And it was a normal Sunday. A fast sunday even. And I was tired. From our long trip to California in back. I took a nap and woke up happy and hyper. I bore my testimony in Church. Twice. I invited a family of 6 over for dinner. This is usually not my normal behavior. I tend to avoid doing those things.

Josh, tired from the trip, looked at me when we got home from Church and said "Are you manic?" "I don't know! I'm trying to follow promptings and that's what I got!" "Did you feel it in your heart and your mind?" he replied. "Yes!!! Ok, well I see that it was a little over the top and I have been writing long blog posts and I did lose quit a bit of sleep on our trip to California. Ok. Yeah. I'm manic. But I'm taking medicine- how can this happen to me! Now I will have to up my medicine and we'll never have another baby!"

Phew. There you go. All is fine now. If I have to up my meds and not have another baby for awhile that's okay. I'm 32. I've got time.

This is my blog. My name is Megan Abbott.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The power of Music

Today was kind of a hard day. Asher had a huge meltdown going into playgroup for MOMS club today. I mean the crying, trying to run away, refusing to talk tantrum that lasted twenty minutes kind of a melt down.

Later, I completely lost track of time and forgot to go to my Psychiatrist appointment. I never miss appointments! Ever! Good thing I still have a lot of medication left and it was not a med appointment!

Then, the kids got to bed late because we went to t-ball and they were hungry and needed a snack. Jonah doesn't handle being tired very well at all and threw a major tantrum over Asher wearing his shorts as pajama bottoms. Again there was crying and yelling for twenty minutes.

I kept my cool and amazingly still had the Spirit with me after all that. I think the Depakote that I take once at night has really helped. I am able to nap after waking up at 4:30 am in the morning every day for the last week, when I couldn't before because I was so manic. Sleeping does wonders for my temper.

Anyways, as I was still calm, I felt that I should sing to each child as they went to bed, as they were slightly disturbed from all the yelling and screaming Jonah had been doing. I sang "I love to see the temple" to Asher. He settled in and visibly relaxed. I sang to Ethan and Jonah the same song and Ethan spoke for a few minutes about the temple and the visit they made as a Ward Primary. It turned into a good conversation about how the temple is. "There was no trash, Mom." Ethan remembered.

Elizabeth was crying because of a future trip we will be taking away from the kids. I comforted her and as I left she asked "Will you sing me a song?" I did and felt the Spirit. It's amazing the power of Music. It can restore peace and hope into our lives when we least expect it.

This is my blog. My name is Megan

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I've now gone public with my previously private blog at Feel free to head on over there and check it out!

See you there,


Friday, November 20, 2009

Welcome Back!

I hate to see this blog on the last leg of up-dated blogs so here's an update! Today I plan to:

-go to the Church and help clean. Hang out with my friends and chat. Let Asher run around crazy. Make sure he goes potty once in a while.

-Eat lunch (already made pb&j)

-Send a letter to someone, thanking them for their inspiration.

-Bake some pumpkin bread, even though it will have 300 calories per slice! (you only live once!)

-Go to M's play at the Middle School and take all four kids, even though it's at their bedtime (you only live once! Did I say that already?)

-watch E have her last piano lesson and think of ways to get her cheaper lessons!

-call a babysitter for tomorrow. Watch a movie with J.

Love, Megan

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


On Sunday Josh and I often sit down and plan the week. We plan what's going on when and when we should do any extra projects that need to be taken care, like getting Josh's car headlight fixed. We stopped doing it for awhile and now we're back on. Yay! I love planning sessions. They make me feel organized and on top of things.

This is my blog. My name is Megan.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Busy day

Today I've already been to the gym and the mall at the their play place and then later, I'll be headed to therapy. A busy day! I'm training to run a 5k on July 4th. This week it has me running for 3 minutes and then walking for 4 minutes, five times. I like having a goal and something to look forward to!

This is my blog. My name is Megan