Monday, June 27, 2011

6 months!

This Friday, Matt and I will celebrate 6 months of marriage. So hard to believe that it's been 6 months already.  Since it is a milestone, I thought I'd share a few things we have been up to lately! :)

Current hobbies: Watching Seasons of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit on Netflix, Swimming in the apartment complex pool in the evenings, making various colored waffles (random, I know but we love breakfast for dinner and we try to spice it up a bit. Recently, we have had Green waffles and purple waffles)

Favorite recipes: Potato pancakes (made from leftover mashed potatoes), Any kind of smoothie (This started as a prep for Matt's wisdom teeth removal but we have made some good ones so I think we are hooked) Matt's favorite smoothie was Hazelnut Banana-Yum-o!

Books we are reading: I just finished Learning by Karen Kingsbury and I'm planning to read Sacred Marriage. Matt just finished For Men Only, To Own a Dragon and is starting a fun read- Fever Pitch

Our current dreams: We are in the process of Matt applying to some jobs in Atlanta with the Home Depot Corporate office. Right now, that is all we can see ahead. We believe it's what God has for us but we aren't jumping until he says to!

Upcoming fun plans: For our 6 month anniversary, we are heading to Atlanta for a night to meet up with Brad and Rebekah Hill who are heading there to see us as well as to celebrate their 1 year anniversary. It's sure to be a great time!

Our favorite song right now: Great I Am by New Life Worship

A current picture:

Life is good!

Til then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Blessing

Earlier this month, Matt's maternal grandmother celebrated her 70th birthday. She had a girls getaway for several of her friends and the girls in the family in Tennessee. Unfortunately, I was unable to go because Matt's wisdom teeth surgery was around the same time. I was sad because I LOVE Grandmom. Anyway, everyone said they had a great time and even though I was not there, the Morgans still benefited. Grandmom and Granddad wrote a blessing to everyone in the family and it is so precious to us. They typed it up and gave everyone a copy. We can't wait to frame it in our apartment. Here is what it says:

Father, we welcome and acknowledge each of our children, 
our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren as delightful blessings from You. 
As Aaron, the high priest, spoke Your blessing over the people of Israel, so I speak
Your blessing over our children today. 

Dear Ones, we bless you in the name of Jesus. 
We proclaim the blessings of God, our Redeemer, upon you.
May He give you wisdom, a profound reverence and fear of God, 
and a heart of boldness and unselfish love.
May He create in you the desire to treasure His word and
a willing and obedient heart that you may walk in His light.
May you be not wise in your own eyes, but trust in Him
for your purpose and future. 
May your tongue be as the pen of a ready writer, writing mercy
and kindness upon the tablets of your heart.
May your mind be clear, free from the cares of the world.
May you always speak the truth in love.
May the works of your hands be confirmed.
May your feet walk the paths which He has foreordained for you.
May you never forgot that His thoughts toward you are precious and 
as vast as the sands upon the earth. If He is for you, who can be against you?
May your heart continually be filled with His peace that passes all undertstanding, the 
joy of your salvation, and the abundance of His unfailing love. 

Lord, our hearts are full of praise and gratitude for our precious family. Your 
blessings leave us in awe. Thank You so much! We love You. Amen

Written this day, May 25th, 2011 for our children,
their children and their grandchildren, 
and those yet to come to a thousand generations. 

George and Virginia Brown

We are blessed. 

Til next time-
Did You Hear about the Morgans?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

Wow, it's been so long since either of us has posted. Guess time has just gotten away from us. We are definitely enjoying married life and just enjoying each other. Lately, we find ourselves spending a lot of time together at home. We've been swimming, cooking, playing board/card games, watching Netflix, cooking etc. It's been fun!

Also, Matt's been interviewing for some jobs which is very exciting for us. Hopefully, more to come on that ASAP

Til then-
Did you hear about the Morgans?

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Lately, I've been doing a great amount of observing of other people. So many things that I see frustrate me, make me scratch my head, make me want to scream and then in the end once Matt and I have discussed the observation, I usually just want to cry because I'm so sad for the people I'm observing. I've been diligently trying to allow the frustration to pass quickly, discuss it with the Lord or Matt (depending on the particular situation) and then allow my heart to feel for that person.
Here are just some of the things I've observed lately.

1. People spending WAY more money than they have. 
Ever since I watched "The Blessed Life" video series by Pastor Robert Morris at the Amite Church of Christ when I was in college and truly felt the Lord burden my heart for tithing, offering and being an excellent steward, it has BAFFLED me that others would choose not to do the same. I personally believe that tithing to God is the first step in being able to be financially free and sound no matter how much money you make. Next, you cannot spend more than you make. I've observed that people's priorities are completely skewed. Matt and I are in shock of the responsibilities people avoid (Family, friends, bills, etc) to buy those things that they think they MUST have. The culture is packed with people like this right now. What ever happened to saving until you had the money to buy something instead of buying it that day on a credit card and spending 30 years to pay it off?
Lord, burden your people's hearts to live as financially stable people. Amen.

2. Spouses don't spend time with each other as much as they spend time with other people.

Now, before I go too far. I realize that Matt and I have only been married for 5+ months but I pray that for the rest of our lives that we are the people that we each want to "Get away with for a week", etc. It makes my heart ache to see couples who are spending so much time apart. Now, let me clarify. I absolutely think that we as individuals need "Girl time" or "Man Time" for us and our husbands separately especially when children enter our families because it helps people grow. However, I don't believe this time should be in excess to those "Couple times" or "Date nights". For instance, if you as a spouse have not spent a night out with you sweetheart in a month, you need to cancel you night out separately and come together as a couple. And let me just say this, I think those times need to be alone often as well. Don't just have double dates all of the time. Spend a date night just the two of you sharing your dreams, realities, joys, sadnesses etc. Also, something I read years back before marriage even appeared to be on the horizon for me was about married vacations. Take a vacation with your spouse every year. Even if you can only afford 1 or 2 nights away in a hotel in the same town- Do it! Especially do it more often than you are taking trips separately. Remember guys, aside from your relationship with Christ, you marriage must come next for it survive and thrive!
Lord, Burden your people's hearts to be lovers of their spouses. Revive marriages! Amen

3. People cannot drive!!!!!

Use your blinker, folks. And if you drive near me and you hear a horn honking, it might be me ;-)

4. If you refuse to relax your standards as a believer, other folks get mad. 

When Matt and I got married, we decided that there were some things that we would not do and some things that we would always do. I won't share all of these because they don't apply. However, many of these are our boundaries that aid us in living the lives we believe we need to live. It is crazy to me that people close to us, even those in our own families at times treat us like we are aliens because we refuse (nicely of husband can't be anything but nice, seriously) to bend or break our boundaries. Let me say this, at this point in time God will have to change the boundary because we aren't budging.
Lord, shows us your ways, show us your thoughts. They are so much higher and greater than our own!

I'll stop here for now. Love you guys so much!

Til then-
Did you hear about the Morgans?