Tuesday, December 8, 2009

21 degrees

It was 21 here this morning and that is really cold! I have the heater on for the chickens and we have the fireplace going in the house along with the pellet stove and it is now 10:16 and it is still just about 60 in the house. This morning was my first serious experience with morning sickness and it was not a lot of fun. It was time to stay home from school and since it is so cold out it was not a hard decision to stay home and not go out.
The babies are doing fine and I am doing fine too. I mostly wear sweats any more at home because they are more comfortable than my other pants. I don't know if I put this on here but a while back Shari said it was okay not to have to wear dresses all the time and we've been really enjoying not doing that all the time.

On Sunday at the church service Steve and Macy got married. I know I have not even posted much about them lately just because I was tired of the drama from a lot of people who know who they are.

Macy married Steve because she really wants to be a part of our family and being married means she can stay here now. She is still waiting before the two of them do anything romantic and that is her choice and it is up to her when that might happen. She says it will probably be next year sometime but she won't say when or anything. I'm very happy that she is staying because I love her and would miss her a lot if she left.

A question from my email friends was how many wives will the church allow and the answer is four. I had thought there was a Bible reason for this but Pastor Jeff says it is just that after four wives a man is showing off his wealth and it is considered kind of rude and then it can make people jealous who can't afford a bigger family so it makes sense. More than four sister wives would be kind of a crowd in the house too. Macy has been in Stephanie's old room anyway so it is not like we have to move people around for this.

One of my email friends needs your prayers for his family and it would be really great if people would pray for him and his family. They are having a hard time right now.

School is going really well. We're working on fish right now and learning how to filet and scale and all sorts of things. The best thing I am liking so far with fish is baking halibut. Grilled halibut is good too but baking it makes it come out so moist and it just falls apart. Fish was never a big deal to me before but now I am starting to like it now that we are using fresh fish. Fish to me growing up was always fish sticks and those are made from pollock which is a kind of really cheap fish that does not have a lot of flavor. Salmon is good but the flavor with halibut is more consistent.

Christmas is going to be really special here. We have a big tree in the foyer and it looks so cool! We did it in mostly red and silver for a theme and then we have red and white lights outside. Stephanie and her husband will be having Christmas here and Christie's mom is coming, one of Steve's brothers will be here and Shari says a couple of her sisters will be here too. It will be a bunch of us sharing beds for a few days and that will be nice too. Only bad part is sharing bathrooms!

We had five inches of snow yesterday and that was a big surprise because it does not always snow here. There is still enough on the ground to make it really pretty out but yesterday was really cool.

That is it for right now.

Have a Happy Tuesday!


  1. That sounds wonderful! Congrats to Steve and Macy, and congrats to you on the addition of a new sister! :)

  2. Contrats Megan to you and your family. I am so happy to see your family is growing in many ways! I wish your family and yourself a healthy, happy and fun filled holiday!!! I've been reading since the begining and found this post too good to pass up commenting on!

  3. Congrats to MAcy and Steve :)!
    What made Christie change her mind?
    I'm so freaking excited for you guys.
    My hubby and his potential broke up, she ended up crazy.
    *sigh* back to square one in our search for a co-wife.

  4. I'm a little puzzled about putting on a heater for the chickens when it is 21 degrees F.? I consider 21 degrees balmy. Our winter temperatures can go as low as -17 F, (although I don't recall in recent years it going below -10,)and I've never heated the coop. On those severely cold days I make sure the door and shutters to the wooden coop are closed to keep the wind out, and they just stay in and huddle together. They have an electric water bowl to keep the water from freezing, and that's it. I keep Barred Rocks, and they are quite hardy.

    Congratulations on the addition to your family, and prayers indeed for your friend.

  5. Hey dear sweet megan! How are you? I haven't commented in a while. I can't wait for those babies to be born. I think it is so sweet. Can you post a belly pic? With clothes of course. I bet it is the cutest thing. Of course probably bigger than most at this stage since your carrying twins. But still so cute and sweet.

    Were you excited that steve married macy? I know during this time pregnant women normally have many emotions and mixed feelings. But I do hope all is well with everyone, especially you.

    Anyhow, I am blowing some kisses to those precious babies. Be sure and catch the kisses for them.

    Love you,

  6. Megan My Dear;

    Please forward my congratulations to Macy as well. I am elated that she is staying and have found what she was looking for. Please also give her a big hug and kisses from me.

    I have been meaning to ask you about the chickens but had forgot to so so. How many do you have now. I remember you had lost some.

    I agree with Helene, and someone who grew up on a chicken farm with over 5,000 chickens we never had to heat the coops, except for the chicks in incubators. Although we hardly ever went under 0 degrees here in NJ. That said, you will have to do what you feel best for the chickens and the weather you have there on the west coast. I would not begin to second guess the needs you need to do to preserve your animals.

    I am so glad to hear you and the babies are doing well. However, the morning sickness is no picnic but just part of most if not all pregnancies and something your body needs to go through.

    God bless to you and yours


  7. Ohh I wanted to ask, is Macy going to start a blog?

  8. well, it's getting colder again by another storm front dumps snow on the western states. I'm too far south and live in the desert not to get any. Do you live in the mountains?