Friday, January 27, 2012

Our Etsy Shop

Today, Kelly is linking up people who own Etsy shops or sell items that they have made. Matt and I recently started an Etsy shop.

Here's the Link: Our Shop

We don't have much on it now because we just started last week but we are growing. We are working on several projects most of which are home decor related. We are excited and glad God has given us the opportunity. We hope it grows. Our main passion right now is to share fun things with others and in the process pay off our student loans. We are diligent and can't wait for the day when the balance is ZERO!

Thanks for checking us out!

Til then-
Did YOU Hear about the Morgans?

Monday, January 23, 2012

101 in 1001 Update!

Well, we are 23 days into this year and we have met one goal!! WOOHOO!!! Several of the others goals are in the process of being met. We are having a super fun time with this so far. I wrote a few blurbs next to some just for fun. 

Our Goals

1. Add a member to our family :)
2. Pay off all student loans.
3. Visit NYC.
4. Take a long road trip.
5. Sell something on Etsy  On January 19th, I sold my first item on Etsy. It was a birthday balloon wreath. I sold it to a lady from Greenwood, SC for her little boys 1st birthday! I'm so excited. Matt and I have been enjoying crafting so much and hope to make a small business out of it. 
6. Have Dad's Crawfish in Louisiana. (this is planned for April when we visit. Matt said we can eat them for every meal and he would be fine with it!)
7. Take a trip to Louisiana at least once a year. (This years is scheduled)
8. Host a holiday in our home.
9. Go camping. (We have a tent camping trip planned for Matt's birthday)
10. Build a real fire.
11. Rent or buy a house.
12. Decorate the outside of a house for Christmas.
13. Stay at the Biltmore.
14. Serve in a soup kitchen.
15. Grow our own tomatoes.
16. ******* ;)
17. Give an item away each time we buy something new (clothing, housewares, etc). (We have been doing really well with this!)
18. Go on dates at least every other week. (Thankfully, this is so easy for us. We love dedicating time specifically for dates)
19. Complete a blog series together.
20. For one month, don't buy anything extra.
21. Contact our family members at least once a week.
22. Go to a shooting range.
23. Go sailing.
24. Get involved in a community service group.
25. Go on a mission trip.
26. Read at least one book a month for a year. (We did this for January)
27. Start a small business. (This is in process too)
28. Fast once a year.
29. Buy a new Christmas ornament each year.
30. Get a massage.
31. Send a card to a friend or family member just for fun.
32. Begin a photography business (big or small). (In process)
33. Eat at a local/non-chain restaurant every time we travel.
34. Visit a new place once a year.
35. Ride in a hot air balloon.
36. Attend at least one festival a year in the state where we live.
37. Stay at a B&B.
38. Floss more- at least once a week. (WE HATE FLOSSING) (We have done well with this so far too)
39. Give a 100% tip.
40. Go see a musical.
41. Eat a new type of foods (Korean, African, etc)
42. Repurpose a piece of furniture.
43. Watch a sunrise and photograph it.
44. Explore secret paths.
45. Do something nice for someone anonymously. (Well, obviously even when we do this, we can't talk about it) :)
46. Pick fruit at an orchard.
47. Ge a library card.
48. Go to a garage sale together.
49. Celebrate our Golden Birthdays in style!
50. Make homemade ice cream.
51. Learn a new hobby together.

Leslie's Goals

52. Lose my desired amount of weight.
53. Continue to utilize this blog to document our lives especially once we start having children.
54. Get a Skype account and use it.
55. Paint something worth looking at (not just a wall) :)
56. Add at least one cross to my cross collection.
57. Learn to make the best sweet tea my husband has ever tasted.
58. Make homemade marshmallows.
59. Sell/Give away at least one cake that I've decorated for a party/gathering/birthday/etc.
60. Plan a scavenger hunt for Matt.
61. Bake and decorate each of Matt's birthday cakes.
62. Rake someone's leaves.
63. Meet up with at least one other blogger whose blog I read.
64. Complete a blog series or post about our wedding, including the planning. Just for my own sake :)
65. Continue mailing out birthday and anniversary cards to our friends and family.
66. Invite someone to stay with us for a weekend or longer at least once a year.
67. Complete a vlog.
68. Go fishing.
69. Make a point to call my closest friends as often as possible, not just texting.
70. Take a continuing education class related to Autism or other childhood disorders-even though I don't currently work with children.
71. Find a yummy Low Country Boil recipe and cook it.
72. Take at least one picture of Matt and I every time we travel. (We have not been good at this since we got married)
73. When we take a long trip (5+ hours one way), drive so that Matt doesn't have to.
74. Take a trip to visit a few special friends (we know who they are).
75. Take a cake decorating class.
76. Read a book, write a blog post about it, and link up with a book club blog.

Matt's Goals

77. Run a 5k.
78. Take a photography class.
79. Take Leslie to an air show.
80. Make a picture frame out of an old or hand made window frame.
81. Go to a college football game.
82. Get a dog.
83. Get a new camera lens.
84. Make my wife cry in a good/romantic/sweet/you get the idea way.
85. Give Leslie a love letter at least once a month.
86. Visit Chimney Rock N.C.
87. Wear a suit, and look good doing it. ;)
88. Visit a new, to me, zoo.
89. Watch the Flyers destroy the Hurricanes in Charlotte (hopefully with Leslie).
90. Fix something for someone.
91. Cook something new and exciting.
92. Swim in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
93. Make something from scratch.
94. Do something with Granddad.
95. Journal more often.
96. Learn all the words to or learn how to play one of Leslie's "high school days" favorite rap songs.
97. Teach something to someone.
98. Ride a horse.
99. Surprise Leslie with surprises.
100. Spend an entire day, literally the entire day, in bed. Hopefully not while sick.
101. Figure out how we will finish all 101 things on this list.

Til then-
Did YOU Hear about the Morgans? 

A Skunk Attack (Nearly)

This morning I was walking from our apartment to my car to head to work. It was a bit rainy so I had my head slightly down and I was walking briskly so I didn't get wet. As I was walking, I glanced up and saw an animal crossing the sidewalk about 10-15 feet in front of me. I thought it was one of the local cats so I kept walking. I quickly glanced back up and realized that it wasn't a cat at all, IT WAS A SKUNK! I immediately slammed on my brakes and quietly waited for it to walk past me. He kept moving and I RAN to my car, slammed the door and thanked JESUS that I didn't get sprayed.

It was a near SKUNK experience and I'm glad to say that I didn't have to bathe in tomato juice today!

Til then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Love is a not a fight...

This morning, I had this song in my head and just remembered how much I love it. Security comes from knowing that no matter what fight, issue, etc, etc etc comes, we have made the decision as a couple that we will be together. (And no, nothing is going on with us). Just a reminder of God's blessing. Love that comfort. Love my man!

Til then-
Did YOU Hear About the Morgans?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nine Months Later

Jack decided to go skiing with his buddy, Bob. So they loaded up Jack's minivan and headed north. After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard.  So they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night. 
"I realize it's terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I'm recently widowed," she explained.  "I'm afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house." 

"Don't worry," Jack said. "We'll be happy to sleep in the barn.  And if the weather breaks, we'll be gone at first light."  The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night.
Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way. They enjoyed a great weekend of skiing. 
But about nine months later, Jack got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that attractive widow he had met on the ski weekend.
He dropped in on his friend Bob and asked, "Bob, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm we stayed at on our ski holiday up north about 9 months ago?"
"Yes, I do." said Bob.

"Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the  house and pay her a visit?" 
"Well, um, yes, "Bob said, a little embarrassed about being found out, "I have to admit that I did."
"And did you happen to use my name instead of telling her your name?"
Bob's face turned beet red and he said, "Yeah, look, I'm sorry, buddy; I'm afraid I did." Why do you ask?" 
"She just died and left me everything."

Til Then-
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The Ventriloquist



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Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Sermon on Horseback Riding

 It was Saturday night and the Preacher still hadn't been able to think of a sermon for the next morning. About 9 PM he finally said to his wife, 
"Dear, I think I've come up with the perfect sermon. I'm going to give a sermon about Horseback Riding."

She said, "Don't be silly. You can't give a sermon about horseback 
riding. You know very little about the subject."

He replied, "Well, it's going to have to do because I've preached on just about every other subject I can think of."

The next morning as they were driving to church, she said, "I can't 
believe that you're insisting on doing this. You know, if you're going to give that silly sermon on horseback riding, I'm just going to stay in the car during the entire Service."

He said, "OK,my Dear,then, suit yourself,"so she stayed in the car.

Entering church, the preacher had a sudden inspiration and gave a 
hell-fire and brimstone sermon on SEX that had the congregation in awe.

As the congregation filed out of the church, some of the members saw his wife sitting in the car and approached her. One of them said, "Wow! You just missed the best sermon your husband has ever given."

She said, "Yeah, right! What does he know about it? He talks big, but he's only tried it twice in his life. Once before we were married and once after, and he fell off both times!"


Just a reminder that I'm just posting some random funny things on the blog to clean out my e-mail. They are things I just want to have for the future and things you may want to just skip over reading :)

        The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like
                      to express praise for answered prayers. A lady
                      stood and walked to the podium.
                      She said, "I have a praise, two months ago, my husband
                      Tom had a terrible bicycle wreck, and his scrotum was
                      completely crushed.. The pain was
                      excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could
                      help him."
                      You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the
                      congregation as they imagined the pain that Tom must have

                      "Tom was unable to hold me or the children," she
                      went on, "and every move caused him terrible  pain.
                      We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation,
                      and it turned out they were able to piece together the 
                      remnants of Tom's scrotum and wrap wire around it to
                      hold it in place."
                      Again the men in the congregation were unnerved  and
                      squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the  horrible
                      surgery  performed on Tom.
                      "Now," she announced in a quavering voice,
                       "thank the Lord Tom is out of the hospital, and the
                      doctors say that with time his scrotum  should  recover
                      All the men sighed with relief. The pastor rose and
                      tentatively asked if anyone else had something to  say.
                      A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium.
                      He said "I'm Tom." The entire  congregation
                      held its breath.
                      "I just wanted to tell my wife that the word is

Til then-
Did YOU hear About the Morgans? 

Crazy Cajun

 A Cajun man from Louisiana  walked into a bank in New York City
and  asked for the loan officer.

        He told the  loan officer that he was going to London on
business for two weeks and needed to borrow  $5,000 and that he was not
a depositor of the  bank.

        The bank  officer told him that the bank would need  some form
of security for the loan, so the  Louisiana man handed over the keys to
a new  Ferrari.

        The car was parked on the street  in front of the bank. The man
produced the title  and everything checked out. The loan officer  agreed
to hold the car as collateral for the  loan and apologized for having to
charge 12%  interest.

        Later, the bank's president and  its officers all enjoyed a good
laugh at  the Cajun from the south for using a  $250,000 Ferrari as
collateral for a $5,000  loan.

        An employee of the bank then drove  the Ferrari into the bank's
underground garage  and parked it.

        Two weeks later, the  Louisiana man returned, repaid the $5,000
and  the interest of $23.07.

        The loan officer  said, 'Sir, we are very happy to have had your
business, and this transaction has worked out  very nicely, but we are a
little puzzled. While  you were away, we checked you out and found that
you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is,  why would you bother to
borrow  $5,000?'

        The Louisiana man replied,  'Where else in New York City can I
park my car  for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to  be there
when I return?'

        Don't ever  underestimate a  Cajun!

Til Then-
DId YOU Hear About the Morgans? 

Church Humor!

Wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the hel p they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
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The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.

Til then-
Did YOU Hear About the Morgans?

Just for a little extra laugh :)

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars.   See If They Slow Down. 
2.  Page Yourself Over The Intercom.   Don't Disguise Your Voice! 
3.   Every Time Someone Asks You to Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that. 
4.   Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks--Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso. 
5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write 'For Marijuana'. 
6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get. 
7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face. 
8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'. 
9.   Sing Along At The Opera. 
10.   Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache. 
11.  When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won!   I Won!' 
12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling < /B>'Run For Your Lives!  They're Loose!' 13.  Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

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