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One Crazy Life

So much has happened in our lives since the last time I blogged, I hope that I can remember it all! In May we put our trampoline into the ground thinking it would be safer that way. The problem with having it in the ground is that Max was able to just walk right on to it. I warned all of the kids that they needed to be careful and not jump when he was on the trampoline. Well one Sunday evening Hailey took Max outside and while they were playing she decided that she could give Max just a little bounce. He cried and she brought him to me. I knew his leg was broken. He wouldn't stand or crawl he would just sit next to me and cry. The emergency room in Burley is useless when you go there with a broken bone so I just waited to take him to the orthopedic doctor on Monday. At the doctors office the next day the X-Ray tec said that sometimes they can't see the break for a couple of weeks but they took X-rays anyway and you could see immediately that both bones in his leg were…

Parenting and Puzzles

A couple of weeks ago as I was tucking Ethan and Brigham into bed Ethan felt his blankets and said "My blankets have pee on them." I said it is probably just water because I just washed your blankets, and he said "no, it is pee I can tell." So I asked Brigham "Did you pee on Ethan's bed?" He said "Yeah I did, because I don't want him to sleep in mine room." I stood there for a moment feeling quite angry and trying to decide what the best course of action would be. I thought that spanking and time out weren't the best option and since I already had Ethan's blankets to wash what is one more batch. I said "Ethan, hop up on Brighams bed and pee on it." He gave me a look like I was crazy and said "what?" I said "you heard me, hop up there and pee on Brigham's bed." He said "Okay" hopped up and peed on it. Brigham cried his eyes out and screamed his head off. If we had neighbors t…

The Unknown and more

Just before spring Break I got a call from the pediatric neurologist's office and they had an opening. They were able to see us on the 24th of March! I was so thrilled that we were able to make it. I thought the weakness in Ethan was maybe his feet or calves, but the doctor said that it is in his hips, and pelvis. Which makes sense and is why he has a hard time holding it when he needs to pee and at night he has to wear a pull up. They already had our doctor do a CK test and it came back normal, if it had been elevated he said that he would bet it to be Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but since the CK came back normal he isn't sure. On the 11th of April he had to have a muscle biopsy. I had to wait until the day before to hear what time we needed to be to PCMC. It made me crazy to wait so that I could plan when I would leave. We had to be there at 6:45 AM so I decided to drive down to Utah the night before. I was hoping to leave around 8 PM but I had to pick Spencer up fro…

Life in a nutshell

On the 12th of February Tyler and I went on a cruise without kids. We did bring Max our baby though. He was such a sweet and fun baby and all of the people that work on the Cruise ship loved him. Especially the Maitre d', She was from Romania and every night would carry Max to our table. She said that she had to leave her daughter to work on the cruise ship when she was Max's age. While we were on the cruise Max turned 1!! I can't believe that a year has passed. He is such a sweet little guy.

While we were on the cruise Max had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin and was covered from head to toe in hives.

This picture was taken at the airport and every person that saw Max kept saying "what happened?" or "what is wrong with him?" Poor Max, I kept saying "Normally he is an adorable cute baby."

This was taken at the doctors office just before we left.
It really was divine inspiration that I brought Benadryl with me on the cruise ship. I kno…

My Little Ethan?......

Taking the kids on a cruise was one of the best vacations that we have had. It was very relaxing and the cruise ship has plenty of activities for the kids. While we were on the cruise Marge brought to my attention that there is something going on with Ethan. I am a big fan of taking the stairs on the cruise the elevators are slow and the stairs are good exercise. I have always noticed that Ethan walks and runs a little funny, but I just figured it would work itself out as he got older. He was the slowest at walking and has to plant both feet on every stair when walking up and down the stairs. I also know that he gets tired easily and if you ask him how he likes kindergarten he will say "I hate it because I can't get a drink when I am thirsty." I had his thyroid screened and they also checked for diabetes in December and both came back normal. When we got home from the cruise I took him into the doctor to ask about his walking and what might be going on. They did…


In November we flew to Minnesota to spend Thanksgiving with Grandma Dalton and Marge. This was our kids first time on an airplane. I was quite stressed packing and getting us there but we made it without losing any kids along the way. I let the older kids use my camera while we were flying and I think they took about 50 pictures of the clouds and airplane wings :) Shawn and Lindsey were on the same flight out as us and it was fun for the kids to have cousins to play with. Brigham now says that Carson is his best friend.

Ethan was really cute. He wore the Indian hat that he made at school all through the airport. The people at the airport helped us a lot and were very family friendly.

Here is a picture of the back of Grandma Dalton & Marge's house.

The house is really neat and it had plenty of room for the kids to play. We took the kids to the park to play one day.

While we were there I was visiting with Marge and I asked her if she had ever had someone puke in her car, and…


It has been quite awhile since I wrote about life. In October Ethan turned 6! I can't believe how old he is getting to be. He is such a funny, sweet, happy little boy. When life is crazy at home I look at him and he will be sitting at the table coloring and whistling. I am so thankful that he is a part of our family. We had a birthday party for him before kindergarten. I had planned for a structured party like I always do but I felt much more relaxed this time and let the kids play around a little more.

Recently it has come to my attention that Ethan has something wrong. I have had the feeling for awhile. I have tried to pinpoint what is going on and I have taken him for tests. So far all of the blood tests have come back normal, however I can see that there is something going on so I am just hoping that it isn't something to life altering. In May we go to Primary Children's to meet with a Neuromuscluar Doctor. I keep hoping that one day Ethan will wake up and…

Hepworth Christmas letter

Dear Family and Friends,

Another year has flown by for us! Our lives seem to always be a little bit crazy, but we are truly blessed by our Father in Heaven, and we are so thankful for his hand in our lives. We hope that this letter finds you healthy and happy this Christmas season.

Tyler has had a miraculous recovery from his broken back! Other than being a little bit more worn out from working hard (I tell him that he is just becoming an old, we haven't noticed anything from his injury that hasn't healed. Tyler is still a hobby programer and is always studying something on his computer. He is also really great at building things for the shop. This year we also built a new shop building. While building the shop, I saw Tyler standing on the backhoe scoop and adjusting the shop doors. As I looked at him way up high, I felt so thankful that he is still with me on this earth and that he is able to do all of the things that he used to do.

I have been busy this year.…