Sunday, September 27, 2009

I am pregnant!

For real! I found out last night after checking with a test. I was about a week overdue for my period so it was time to check and YAY!!! There is a little person inside me!!

My family is way happy about this and there were a lot of hugs and kisses last night after the test came out positive. Steve is off the hook happy and is not saying it but I know he is hoping for a boy. I am calling my mom today to tell her and that should be fun. I have a lot to do today but I wanted to get this posted here!

I'm pregnant!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sad news

My friend Macy has ended her marriage to Peter and Lisa and is living with us for now. That does NOT mean she will be a 4th wife in this house it just means she is staying here because we have room and because we care about her.
I seriously do not know everything that happened but I do know she was really upset by what happened and she was really happy to be moving in here. Pastor Jeff helped her move out so I know he supported her decision to leave so she must have had a good reason. Maybe she will tell me all about it some time but right now I am just happy to see her having some peace.
Shari told me she has seen it in the past where someone joins a family and then decides that they made a bad decision and decided to leave so this is not something all that new. It does make me see why people were really worried about me staying here. I guess you just don't know if it will work out until you try it.

School is going along just fine. I am doing a catering job with some friends on Saturday so that should be fun. It is a wedding at a country club. I wish I could say I was doing something really cool but all I will be doing is finishing plates before they are served and that just means adding garnish and sauce and cleaning the edges if they need it. It is still fun to do something different and to get to go to a country club.

It is officially fall now but it is still in the 100's here and it would be nice if the weather would cool down. It will be nice to have it cool in the house and the yard.

The chickens are doing great and are making enough eggs that the egg business is now making money! A organic slow food group buys my eggs for $3 a dozen and they buy any eggs I give them. It is pretty cool to think the chickens support themselves!

Hate to say but I have to go. It is really busy on the road with school back in and so I have to leave earlier anymore to get to school myself.

Welcome to Fall!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Answers

I think I remember reading that you first made contact with your married family online, correct? Could you say something about how you first started thinking about a plural family as a way of life, before you actually met your Steve-Shari-Christie family?

I did meet my family online. I had joined a poly family site and Christie was the first to send me a invitation to come visit and she was only 40 miles away so I did. I started thinking about having a baby first before I started thinking about poly and I guess I am not so into the idea of being a working mom so I wanted to be a stay at home mom. When the FLDS people got raided and I heard all about them and then saw them in interviews I decided I liked the idea of poly because it meant a woman was not alone in the house with her husband but she had friends built in to the deal and I started reading about it. I got my computer last Christmas and started looking up stuff on line and found some poly sites and now I am just active on one of them mostly because I don't have time anymore to do a lot on the web.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Six month anniversary!

Today makes six months of marriage for me! Wow! I'm half way to my first anniversary! Yay!

I don't have a lot of time before school so Molly had a question:

What do the girls call you and Christie, since you are not their biological mother? Do they still call you mom, or do they call you Megan? Do you think the younger children will call you mom when they grow up a little?

The older girls just call me Megan and Eric calls me 'Momma' but then he calls Christie and Shari 'Mommy'. That was something Christie noticed.

I could have had the older girls call me 'Ma'am' but it didn't feel right to me so I just said to call me Megan and it worked out just fine to me.

Any thing else?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Finally a cool day!

It's raining a little here today and they say thunderstorms will happen later. Yay! I am so happy to have a cool day finally. I ended up sleeping in late because it was so dark because of the clouds this morning. It was so nice.

School is going pretty good and so are my chickens. Lauren mostly took over taking care of my chickens for now because of school and that is a big help.

Stevie is one week into married life now and says she is loving it. She will be over for dinner with her husband tonight and it will be really nice to see them. We haven't seen them since they got back from their honeymoon trip so this will be nice.

One of my emails asked me if I was taking questions anymore and I guess I will. So if you have anything you want to know then go ahead and ask.

I'll check in later but right now I want to be outside!

Have a nice weekend!

Cuddling on a rainy morning!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone is enjoying their day off! I know I am!

I will start with a comment from my last post:

Megan, I love that you're continuing your education and that you'll be able to help support your family as well as use your skills & interests. I'm wondering, will Stevie be going back to school (I'm assuming she hasn't graduated from high school yet)? And does she have any plans to develop her marketable skills outside the home?

I am doing cooking school mostly because I don't know how to cook and I want to be good at it for my family. Catering might be something I will do but I am not wanting to do any restaurant jobs.

Stevie has her home school diploma and not a GED. Her plan is to be a wife and a mom and to have a big family and to be there for them. She is pretty set on this and when I saw her at church yesterday she looked the happiest I have ever seen her so I am thinking this is a good thing for her. It's not like she didn't have a choice. Lauren is the middle girl in the family and she wants to be a doctor and she has the grades to do it and everyone will help support her when the time comes. We are not like some groups that raise girls to be poly and the girls all have choices and Stevie chose this and her husband is happy about it because that is what he wanted too. As long as they are happy I will be happy for them.

Here is an easy basic recipe I did for church yesterday and you just make it as big as you want for your family or party.

Fancy Mashed Potatoes

5 pounds potatoes, peeled and boiled until soft.
4 cups half and half
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves of garlic, minced
1 head of cabbage cut into 1/4 inch wide strips about 1/2 inch long
3 onions minced
1 teaspoon oregano
Salt to taste or use none at all.

Sautee the onions, oregano, and garlic in the olive oil at a medium heat for about 2 minutes until they just start to brown. Put them in a mixing bowl.

Boil the cabbage for 3-4 minutes and remove it from the water as soon as it is a little soft. Do not cook it until is completely soft. It needs to be a little crispy. You can boil the cabbage with rosemary or bay leaves but if you use bay leaves remove them from the cabbage when you are done boiling.

Mash the potatoes with the half and half and mix them until they are smooth. Now gently stir in the cabbage and onions & garlic.

If you want to be really cool use a cooking torch to lightly brown and crisp the top of the mashed potatoes after you put them on the plate. Sprinkle with melted butter.

This is really good with beef and salmon but if you serve it with pork or a white fish then use only 1 clove of garlic for every 5 pounds of potatoes so the flavor of the meat is not overpowered by the garlic.


The weather here is finally starting to cool off but they say we will have 100's again this week. Yuck. I am so tired of the heat! I really can't wait for some cool weather. We have this beautiful fire place and it will be nice to have everyone around the fireplace on a cold night.

Pastor Jeff gave a really great sermon yesterday on why the Bible doesn't have any new parts to it. I didn't know that the Old Testament was old when Jesus was born and that the Jews thought it was done back then. So no one added to the Old Testament and then Jesus came along and the New Testament is supposed to be limited to things that were written from the time of Jesus and anything written after his time is not included.

Something else I never thought of is that the New Testament might be about Jesus but nothing in it was written by Jesus. It is all other people who wrote about him who are in the New Testament and Pastor Jeff said this makes the New Testament unique among different holy books because Jesus never wrote about himself and let other people write things down as witnesses to what he did. After church I said to Pastor Jeff that Jesus probably wrote letters to his family and to the Apostles and would it upset things if a letter written by Jesus were found someday? He said it would be something really important to read a letter written by Jesus even if it were just a letter to his parents. I think it would be nice to know what Jesus thought about things and to see it in his own words.

It is a little quieter in the house without Stevie and all the excitement of the wedding being over. Shari is a little quiet and I think she misses Stevie a lot more than she is saying. Steve is being Steve and Saturday night said me and Christie have to get busy filling up Stevie's empty room. Christie is back to trying to have a baby and I am sure I wrote this before but it is making her a lot happier. She is back to being herself after losing the baby earlier this year and trying to have another baby is doing something good for her.

It is a really beautiful day today so I am going to go out and do some stuff in the garden. I hope you all have a nice day!

Cuddling under a fluffy quilt on a cold night.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wedding Day!

Just a quick note. Stevie's wedding went great! There were about 110 people and it was lots of fun. It started at 11am and was over at about 11:30 and then we had the reception here. It's 5pm now and most everyone is gone. Steve and Shari are out visiting with some friends still but everything is cleaned up and you would almost never know there was such a big deal here just a few hours ago.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stayed home today

Christie and Shari and the girls went to go see the King Tut thing in San Francisco today and that meant I had a chance to be home alone so I called in and took the day off from school. I told Christie and Shari and Steve first and they were okay with it. Steve says he will come by to see me around lunch time, too. Yay!

It is cooler today and I am doing the shorts and tank top since no one is around. It is nice to just have the house so quiet sometimes. Shari made an apple strudel and I am having some with some coffee and sitting in the kitchen with the windows open. It is so nice to feel the cool air. I love fall and winter and they are my favorite seasons. The cool air and the smell of fireplaces and good cooking is something that makes me just feel so peaceful. Spring comes along and I love the flowers but it means that people are starting to get busy for the summer and then summer comes along and it is hot and noisy. So fall and winter are my favorite times.

This will be my first fall and winter here. I am looking forward to it and I am starting to plan for Christmas and Thanksgiving. It will be nice to be able to do some of the cooking and to do it really good.

Shari is letting up on the dress code a bit. She says she will be okay with us wearing sweats around the house when the weather gets cold and I am liking that. Sweats and pajamas are my favorite things to wear just because I love being all cuddly especially when it is cold. That is so weird I know that I love cold weather but the part I love the most is being warm when it is cold!

My private blog is REALLY private! I can't read it!! I had to use Firefox to see it because internet Explorer won't let me see what I wrote. It is something with cookies but Firefox doesn't have that problem so I guess I will just use Firefox more.

One of the people on this blog says she sent $200 to Jaycee Dugard and that is really great! Thank you!

They are going to tear down that house she was in and that is a good thing. Places like that are just evil and they will just bring evil people by to see them. It is best to tear it down and build something new there or maybe just leave it empty for a few years to let the memories die.

I looked at that house on Google maps and the scary thing is the pictures show the creep driving behind the Google camera car that took the street view pictures!! One of the people at school talked about it and it creeped me out when I saw it.

What makes me feel so bad about Jaycee is that this could have happened to anyone. She didn't do anything to deserve that she was just going to school and this evil bastard stole her and did what he did. We're suppose to forgive people for things like this but I guess I would feel better forgiving him after he was dead. As long as he is alive he will be dangerous and there is no cure for evil like what he has.

That makes me think of something. I moved here and really had not a lot to do with the world and now with school am I sort of back in it and halfway not in it. It is like I have two lives now. One at home and one at school. At school I am hearing music and news you don't hear about at home and I am sort of happy to be involved in it but then it takes away from my peace because these things are on my mind.

Shari says we can hear too much news sometimes and maybe that is right. Maybe when school is over and I settle back into my home life things will be more peaceful.

I am going to go play with my chickens now and maybe will write some more later on.

Apple strudel and coffee!

Birthday week

This week I turn 19. It's pretty amazing how many changes took place for me in the last year. A year ago if you had told me I would be living the life I am living I would have laughed in your face. Not really, but I would have thought you were crazy!

This time last year I was starting classes in community college and having a hard time with them and then dealing with things at home with my mom. Dating was totally off for me because that would mean bringing home a boy to meet my mom and to be honest I really didn't like any of the boys I met. The ones I met at school were not so great and they were not serious about anything but then they all wanted to do serious things with me. I just don't get that.

So a awful lot changed in one year! LOL!

I got my books for my next series of classes and it looks like a lot of fun. We will be doing pasta, rice, risotto, and a lot of other grain dishes and then we also will get to start on desserts! Yay! I will gain so much weight!

It is time to go so you all have a nice day!

The first morning of September