Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

As I mentioned yesterday, Mother's Day was SUPER low key. We will go out for dinner another day soon so that will be nice. 

McDonald's was giving away free biscuits for Moms from 7-9 so we loaded up in the car to go. I got a steak, egg and cheese. It was so yummy! 

Matt headed to work and Mason and I headed out for a little time out and lunch. Mason wasn't interested in pictures but I didn't let that stop me. 

We walked at Target and Wal-Mart and I got a few things with the money my Mom sent me for Mother's Day. Then, Mason treated me to CiCi's. 

We both took awesome naps and snuggled snuggled snuggled! 

I am so glad that I get the chance to be a Mom. Love my sweet sweet family!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Barilla Pronto {Smiley360}

I was recently contacted by Smiley360 to try out and review Barilla Pronto pasta. They sent me a box of Barilla Pronto Spaghetti and one box of Barilla Pronto Penne for free in exchange for my review. 

The first one I tried was the spaghetti. The directions call for putting the spaghetti in the skillet, add 3 cups of cold water, turn the timer to 10 minutes and stir occasionally. I ended up having to stir almost constantly and I had to add nearly one additional cup of water. However, the beauty was that I didn't have to drain the pasta. YAY! 

I added the sauce right into the pot and finished cooking the dish in the same pot. 
I thought it was good but the little bit of ease wasn't worth the need to constantly stir and add additional water. 

Later on, I cooked the penne the same way. I had to add a small amount of extra water but not much. This pasta also required slightly less stirring that the spaghetti had. 

I think if you want to try something new, go for it. All in all, I don't think the fact that you don't have to drain the water was enough reason to purchase this over the regular pasta. 

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy {A Book Review}

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy was just the fun and enjoyable memoir I hoped it would be! I am certain that McCarthy could be an English professor or full time writer should his medical profession go south! :)

Okay, more about the book now. The book shows just a small glimpse into Matt's intern year sharing some funny stories, hard stories and just some cool kind of behind-the-scenes glances into the "real" intern year. 

McCarthy writes about the close saves, the hard losses, the difficult to understand cases and even the mistakes/learning moments, an intern has. 

I loved McCarthy's openness, realness, and just plain honesty about the hard times related to a medical career. Sure, you go to medical school and learn so much but the rubber meets the road when you enter the hospital for the real deal. 

I relate to this as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) because we schooled for years and then finally got our hands on patients and it was just a whole other ball game. Just like it is day to day life as an SLP and I am sure as a doctor, too. 

I think anyone who is in the medical profession or considering the medical profession would enjoy this book. It is a bit crude but I was able to overlook that easily. I also think anyone who enjoys memoirs, medical related or not, would enjoy this. Check it out! 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

The Morgan's Movements {Mid-May 2015}

We have had several busy and fun days and many not so busy and fun days when our sweet boy wasn't feeling well! 

Mason has become a very very BIG helper! He helps with laundry, sweeping and in this picture, he is helping with the groceries. 

A little hang time in his tent. 

Oh this BOY!

"Hey Mom! Look! All of my toys fit in here!"

Mr. Explorer/King of the Mountain! 

Again, I cannot stop with the pictures when he wears the glasses. :)

Mother's Day 2015 was a low key one. Matt had to work, Mason wasn't feeling well and so Mason and I had a quick lunch at CiCi's and then we hung out at the house. Another post more about that day coming later.

Monday morning after Mother's Day found us at the doctor's office. 

Mason was diagnosed with an ear infection in his right ear and had a fever for nearly 6 days!!!! We were pretty much house bound for a whole week.

We got lots of sweet sweet snuggles! 

And look at these slippers!!!!! 

And Mason is REALLY good at pulling out all of the toys even if he is sick. 

When you're sick, you get to watch Curious George in your tent. Sweet little love. 

All of the hearts!

Snuggles with Daddy. 

Mason still sleeps without a pillow but he is infatuated with pillows right now. He looks so adorable laying on one too! :)

Sick days equaled lots and lots of looking out of the window. 


I caught him mid-cough and this was the result. I LOVE THIS PICTURE!

Just reading a few boys before bed. 

I know, I know! I can't help it! 

This loud boy covered his ears when a truck drove by one day. He was cracking me up. 

Bottoms up for coffee milk! 

And for yogurt apparently. 

I worked one day and had some extra time for myself and I stopped at Cook-Out for lunch. YUM YUM YUM!

Sweet "sleep" with Daddy

Mason's fever broke after nearly a week of it and we broke out for a Target trip. Mason pet this dog statue. He was so happy! 

A little ride in the big cart. 

And trying on a few hats for fun. 

After Target, we got crazy! and went to the library for some playtime 

That wore us out so Mason had to bottoms up again with his food. This kid...

Looking to find a new recipe for Mom. 

Matt went to get Mason up one morning and he had taken off his pants! 

Coffee Milk? 

The Sunday after Mother's Day I had to work so Matt and Mason headed to church. I knew they would be stylin' (because I picked out their clothes before I left ;)) so I asked for some pictures. Matt said right before they left, Mason ran back into the living room and said "Truck!" and grabbed this truck before walking out the door. :)


Stylin' right???

Mason was playing with his shoes one morning when Matt opened the fridge. He ran over there and tossed them inside. Silly! 

Sprinkler fun! 

Matt's grandparents came by one day and Mason handed out treats...toilet paper! 

Time for reading! 

Ready for swim lessons! 

There he goes! 

Fun in the locker. If we can't find him at the YMCA, he might be in the lockers. ;)

Ready to run a mile in Daddy's shoes

Bubble Bath time! 

In between all of these pictures, we have spent some time at the YMCA swimming as a family, Matt and I have had some at-home date nights, and I've read several books. Lots of goodness for the Morgans.