Sunday, July 31, 2011

Guest bloggin'

I don't know if you can really consider this 'guest bloggin'. But you get the idea.

Here's my post 'some ugly' at BMA.

Here's a picture that I just love:

indeed you are, sweet child <3

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

from way up there

Am I possibly the worst Mommy ever? How could I forget to write my 25 post?! Well. I will make up for it now with this wonderful one :). Unfortunately (and much to my complete dismay) my camera is broken. Those of you who know me, know that this is a seriously terrible thing for me; I probably take the most pictures of anyone in the entire world - maybe an over exageration? - but for real I take a lot of pictures.

So baaare with me while I try and make this a super awesome blog without great pictures. I may just use some of the old that no one's seen just yet :).

Let me just talk about Haven, PLEASE!

He is amazing - all the way from his little weeble-wobble, bow-legged steps to his peach fuzz, curly blonde hair. He is learning to form words right now - of course he doesn't know what they mean but he still tries. Mamamama, babababa.



He's teething right now - we've had some really bad nights. Those long nights have taught me some very valuable lessons; patience, love unconditioned and perserverance. The other night I had a buddy over and him and I were watching a movie. Haven woke up; he would NOT go back to sleep. So finally I just gave up and let him come sit with us. He had the biggest grin on his face as if to say 'I knew you would cave Momma!' The little turkey knew just what he was doing!  


can someone please tell me how i am expected to say no to this little face?

It's a fight every morning getting this child to eat. I think it's very important to feed kids as much healthy food as they can get (me on the other hand; well that's another story. lol). So every morning it's hot, steamy porridge :). He despises it. It is litterally a fight. When Haven decides that he doesn't want to eat something, there is no two-ways about it.


look at my epic multi tasking skills lol. turning on the light and feeding hav at the same time haha

Anyways. I really adore a song right now and whenever I feel like cracking under all the presure of being a Mom/supporting Hav/working/studying/living life I just sing this song - and I smile :) - I dare you to listen to it without smiling; I DARE YOU!

smiling is actually proven to be good for you :)... so. i'm gunna smile my life away!


You & I

Don't you worry there my honey,
we might not have any money,
but we've got our love,
to pay the bills.


loves <3

Maybe I think you're cute & funny,
maybe I wanna do what bunny's do,
if you, if you know what I mean.
(just a side note; get your minds out of the gutter, you dirty, dirty people! bunny's hop. that's what bunny's do. and that is the way i sing it to my son!)


look. at this smile :)

Oh, let's get rich,
and buy our parents homes in the South of France,
let's get rich,
and give everbody nice sweaters
and teach them how to dance.


fat baby arms!

Let's get rich,
and build a house in the mountains,
makin' everybody look like ants,
from way up there,
you & I, you & I.


ummm yup. we are definitely matching. im probably the coolest mom that's ever lived.

'Well you might be a bit confused',
and you might be a little bit bruised,
'but baby how we spoon like no one else,
so I will help you read those books,
if you will soothe my worried looks',
and we will put the lonesome on the shelf.


look at this look! lol! he thinks he's way too cool for me!

Oh, let's get rich,
and buy our parents homes in the South of France,
let's get rich,
and give everbody nice sweaters
and teach them how to dance.


randooommm :)

Let's get rich,
and build a house in the mountains,
makin' everybody look like ants,
from way up there,
you & I, you & I.


you & i, you & i <3






Thursday, July 21, 2011

whistle while you work

Don't you just love this song? It can get stuck in your head like no other song. I know you want to start singing it right now!

'Whistle while you work' seemed quite fitting for my current state of afairs lately. This time last year I had a big belly and was just getting ready to go on my maternity leave. At nine months pregnant a day of work seemed like an eternity. My feet were sore and swollen. My back ached and my ribs felt like they would soon snap right in half. I had an extremly sick pregnancy for the first five or six months and so getting up and going to work some days was terribly difficult. I had two jobs and knew that if I stopped working, my benefits would go down and I wouldn't be able to gain an education along with supporting myself and Haven.

So. With my sweet baby boy as a constant reminder (he would very litterally remind me with his giant kicks), working is what I did.


One of my last days before taking off for maternity leave

Now, a year later, I am working again. The trials of working are much different than they were a year ago. I've found it extremely difficult not being able to spend as much time with Haven. I feel a huge amount of guilt being away from him. I work at a time so that I'm only away from him for a couple hours that he's actually awake. Then I come home and study for as long as I can. Then I wake up bright and early with Hav and we begin the day all over again.

Sometimes I feel as if I'm being spread like too little butter on a piece of toast; there's not enough of me to go around. In the moments when I feel exasperated and overwhelmed I say a prayer - and some may find this corny but it always helps me face the hard moments. I'm so grateful for a Savior who makes up the difference.

Days off are like a slice of heaven. I appreciate moments of rest so much more. I soak up every second with Haven.

a day off on canada day :)


I work so that he can have every opportunity that he deserves in life. It's going to be a really special day when I finish my schooling; there's no one else that I would rather be standing beside than my sweet Haven.

I do know that all of the sweat and tears will be worth it in the end.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Natural Highs # 6

Getting mail.

I could go on. and on. filling this particular blog with millions of many wonderful memories in 'getting mail'. There is nothing like coming home from school or from a long day at work to a hand written letter addressed to 'yours truly': Megan Sumbot orrrrr sometimes Megan Jolynn.

:)

Just this week I waited... and waited... and waited... for a letter from ms. bestie who's serving a mission for our church - the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (whooooo heeee, take a breather; it's a long name!) I'm so proud of her. She brightens up my day so. often.


love her :)

Chelsea left during a really difficult time in my life! Before she left I spoke with her every single day. Then something huge happened in my life and I needed her more than ever... except unfortunately.... she was leaving. It was good for me; painful, yes. But so good. Because I couldn't pick up the phone and call her, I was made to realize that I was not strong enough to do this one thing on my own and that I needed to get down on my knees and say my prayers! Which is what I did.

And now I have a stronger testimony of prayer.

I won't lie though... I anxiously waited for those letters. Usually once a week, they would come. She would always know just what to say. It also reminded me of my Heavenly Father's ability to work through other people to help me and to have what He wanted me to hear actually get to me.

She's truly an angel in my life. And those letters have been such a blessing to me <3

Friday, July 15, 2011

welcome, welcome :)

Keoli'i Halani Everette Tupou

10 lbs
2 oz

Born on July 5, 2011

What do I love about my sweet new nephew?
I don't know if I have enough time to write it all down.

He has a full head of black hair.



He has the biggest/longest/reddest little baby feet I ever did see <3



as long as Hav's! Hav wins on the fat department though ;)

Haven may or may not have slapped him in the face on their very first encounter; this is the start to a very good relationship, I know it. ha.

papa and his grandsons <3

So let me be honest for a second.
This night hasn't been the best.
This week I've been flooded with a huge wave of 'reality' and at times I've really felt as if I'm drowning in it.
There are so many choices to make; they aren't even little ones either.
Snuggeling up with this sweet little boy made the world's cares seem to stand still for a moment.
This precious child, so close from heaven's arms, was sent here with a purpose. I know he's going to accomplish great things; I have faith in him.
He gives me hope that I can accomplish whatever I've been sent here to accomplish as well.
I'm grateful for my fambam.
I'm grateful for this life that I've been given
and
all that comes with it; the tests, the pain, the joy, the laughter and even the occasional tears.
I'm grateful for it all.
And today
I am grateful for:

Keoli'i Halani Everette Tupou <3


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

super fantastic!

Some things that have made my life 'super fantastic' lately:

1. Sammi's usage of the words 'super fantastic' in every single sentence; there is nothing that is not 'super fantastic' in her books. lol.

2. Harry Potter movie marathons.

3. The fact that I have a job.

4. My amazing family who helps me as much as they can during the hard times.

love. love. love


5. The question game; this one's a life saver. really. lol.

6. My new nephew (who is getting a specific blog once I get pics uploaded :).

6. And last, but not least, SLEEP! Which I am in dyer needs of at the moment.

Good.night.

ps. how could i not mention Haver?
Haven is a weebly wobbely little walker these days :)

:)


o i just love him.
so much.
<3

Monday, July 4, 2011

No, I'm not lucky

This weekend has been so. so. splendid.

I spent it with my family and friends and fireworks too; it was one of the best Canada Days I've ever had. I am simply bursting from the seams with all of the things that I am grateful for.

How much does it rock that I live in this beautiful country? I mean really. I think that I take it for granted. 

How awesome is it that I have a Mom and Dad who love me so much that they even sometimes irritate me with their occasional over-bearingness. Come to think of it, I'm grateful for the occasional irritation; without it, it might mean that they don't love me so. so. much. And I know that they do!

Today my family and I had one of our big sunday dinners with all the family at home. We made home made pizza and I ate so much that I grew a food baby and looked like I was 5 months pregnant. Eating is hard work guys. It's pretty tiring business. So Hav and I curled up on the couch and had the best nap together. He wrapped his chubby little baby arm around my neck and we just snuggled.

<3

This life that I live in isn't just chance. Everything that I have is given to me by God;
the trials that make me stronger - He gives me those,
the friends who turn out to be angels 'bearing me up' - He sends me those,
the beautiful son who looks at me with love unconditioned - He sent me him,
the sisters who I have learned all that I know about life from - He blessed me with them,
the parents who have opened up every single opportunity that I have in this life - He gave me them.

As my good friend Nikki would say: "No, I'm not lucky... I'm blessed."