Sunday, February 15, 2009


Valentine's Day is a day set aside to show everyone we care about how much we love them. I love that there is a day set aside for this, but like our Stake President said....EVERYDAY should be Valentine's Day in our lives. I really liked what he told us a couple weeks ago. I think it is sooo true. Everyday should be like Valentine's Day. We should ALWAYS show our loved ones how much they mean to us....this does not always mean we have to go out and buy flowers, balloons, candy, etc. We can do those little things that mean so much. With that being said, we had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Terrel got up earlier than any of us, like he does every morning because he's a wonderful husband who gets up very early to go to work and comes home and plays plays plays with the girls 'til he can't play anymore and then will get up with Carley some nights if she's crying so I can get some sleep, and he went and got us some breakfast---I was going to make some pancakes, but we got home extremely late friday night from the circus and did not have time to go to the store to pick up stuff to make pancakes with, so we settled for fast food--- it was still good. He also surprised me and the girls with balloons, flowers, and candy :). We then spent the day together as a family, no plans, just let the day take it's own direction. We went to Cumming and mom and dad said they would watch the girls for Terrel and me to go out, so we took their offer and had an enjoyable evening together. We went to eat and just strolled around and enjoyed being together. It was a special day, but we will always remember that everyday should be Valentine's Day and we should always show our loved ones how we feel.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Friday night we went to the Circus. It was a lot of fun. Terrel, Tegan, Carley, Morgan's parents, and Morgan's brother, Bryce all went together. We had a wonderful time together. The circus was a lot of fun for everyone. Before the circus we got to go down to the stage area and have an up close and personal experience with some of the circus clowns, and animals, and performers. This was really neat and we got some really good pictures. Tegan really had a fun time seeing all the amazing lights and animals and performers, but I think her favorite part was when her Papa & Nana bought her one of those lights that spin around...she loves that thing.... We love being together and doing things as a family and it's always nice to have the grandparents come along too, to enjoy in the fun of our kiddos and their grandkiddos. Tegan is such a little 'HAM' ...she would get up and dance with the music...and make sure we could see her...she was also so amazed at all the lights most of the night. Carley's eyes were as wide open as they could get looking at all the bright lights....she would fall asleep for about 10-15 mins and wake up because she didn't want to miss anything. It was a great way to start off our wonderful weekend being together.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Well, Tegan and Carley took their first bath together the other night...Tegan absolutely loved having Carley in the tub with her. We were a little hesitant about Tegan splashing her in the face and wanting to play with her in the tub, but she actually did really well. She helped us wash her and get her all cleaned up :). Tegan adores her baby sister and can't get enough of her. She's a great helper to us and love to watch her interact with her baby sister. Carley thinks Tegan is one funny girl, she's always smiling and laughing at her. We love both our girls so much, they are truly a blessing in our lives.
--carley has the deer in the headlights look--


A lady who worked with Terrel in Jacksonville brought this delicious cheese block to their work one day and Terrel absolutely loved it. A few weeks ago we were walking around the store and he remembered it and wanted to fix it. It's the easiest thing to fix and it's very YUMMY!!! It's a block of cream cheese(8 oz) and Italian salad dressing mix. All you do is take the cream cheese and put the dressing mix all over the block and then get Club Crackers or whatever kind of crackers that are similar to that and put the cheese on the crackers. It really is delicious. Here is what it looks like....half eaten

It's Friday

This week has been a great week!!! We started the week off like we do every week just about by having to" clean up clean up everybody everywhere...clean up clean up, everybody do their share"(Tegan sings that song while we do it). Monday night, after Terrel got home from work, we ate dinner and then had FHE(learned about Noah's Ark) and then Terrel had to see what was wrong with our 02 Maxima because Sunday morning it wouldn't he jumped it off on Monday and it started but it was working really hard to start and turn over.... but it was acting like it did a year ago when we had to replace the computer in the car---which is not something you want to have to pay for AGAIN!!! So, we decided to post the car on craig's list about 7:00 p.m. that night because we were tired of dealing with it and it's problems...and by 9:30 it was sold and out of our hands...... this was a great blessing for us b/c we did not want to have to continue paying for the car if it was going to keep causing us trouble, blah, blah, blah. But you may be what are y'all driving since you don't have your maxima anymore???..... Last Tuesday(I think) we purchased an 07's sooo pretty and we got an incredible deal on it and it only had 25K miles on it. We were really excited about the deal so we went ahead and purchased that car....even though we hadn't sold our other one yet. And then the problems started happening with the other so we posted it on craig's list got out of paying for it b/c we sold it for what we owe on it which was not very much, so the guy who got the car got a really good deal on it, but we didn't want to sell him the car for too much knowing that there could be something major wrong with it, but there may not be anything major wrong, we'll never know...and the guy knew that there were some problems with it but he wanted it anyway....the Lord truly blessed us when we needed it the most. So we now have an almosst brand new maxima and the 4runner which I think we'll probably have forever b/c it's never given us any problems and it has 215,000 miles on it :):)
---I(Morgan) have been trying so hard to work out at least 3 times a week. I've been doing a really good job so far, I'm very proud of myself. I really enjoy working out I've just got to keep motivated. I am now running about 2 miles working to get up to 3 and then we'll see from that. I want to be able to run like I used to in high school...i used to run at least 3 miles a day....and I am striving to get back down to my pre-kids weight :):)
---Tuesday, I had to go to the doc(the girlie doc)---no explanation needed here
---Thursday---went to BIRMINGHAM...had a wonderful time visiting with old friends from church. Enjoyed catching up on everyone and seeing how things were going for everyone. I love these women they are a big part of my life---especially Lisa and Ali---Lisa being my YW leader and my "boss"(i babysat for her ALL the time and LOVE LOVE LOVE HER CUTE KIDS) and Ali being an awesome friend and mom with some dang cute kids. Nancy and Joan are a big part too being they are some of my mom's really good friends---they helped her out a lot in one of her greatest times of need many years ago---I also went to the orthodontist to get my permanent retainer fixed...I haven't seen those people in about 6 years or so they all look the same it was soo good to see them though :):)
---Friday---it's cold outside today, but it's going to be a really nice weekend with highs in the 60's...can't wait to get outside and play play play with the girls. We've got a little cleaning to do, but nothing major just the norm.
---the BEST thing of all---- CARLEY IS SLEEPING ABOUT 12 HOURS AT NIGHT NOW--- YES, FINALLY!!! oh and she can not only roll back to tummy she can now roll tummy to back. She's moving all over the place, she'll roll and then she'll turn herself, she's such a sweetie pie...we love her so much