Sunday, October 30, 2011

Prayers Appreciated.

Matt and I are driving to South Carolina tonight. I have an interview for a Pediatric Rehab SLP position tomorrow morning at 10:45 EST. Please be praying that we will have safe and easy travel since we are driving so much in such a little time. Also, pray that the interview goes well. This would be my ideal job at this point in my life.

Love you guys!

Til then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Sunday Download!

I've been wanting to blog all week but my head is so full of so much "stuff" that I haven't been able to make a coherent written thought :) Everything is going so well here, it's a bit ridiculous.

I can't wait to sit down and write an extended, lengthy, unnecessary blog about all of the good things going on (even if no one reads it) :). But for now, I'll just say this: Matt and I are moving to Spartanburg, South Carolina on November 20th to follow the plan that God has for us.

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Product Review/Suggestion

I subscribe to a group called Vocalpoint that reviews and suggests products, provides surveys, coupons, etc. I've been following them for almost a year. Recently, they opened up the opportunity to their followers to learn about products, blog about them and share them with others. Today I received an e-mail about a new product called: Vick's Nature Fusion.

I have not used this product yet, personally, but I can guarantee that if a cold or flu strikes this Morgan household this winter (God forbid) this is the first product we will grab. What makes this product unique from other products? Instead of using artificial flavors, Vick's Nature Fusion utilizes real honey. Awesome! describes the product as this: 

Vicks® Nature Fusion is a new cold and flu liquid that is
flavored with natural honey instead of artificial flavors.**
  • Free of alcohol, artificial dyes*** and gluten
  • Powerful cold symptom relief medicine
  • Delicious goodness of real honey
  • From the trusted Vicks® brand
I hope you will consider utilizing this product if a cold strikes you! Here is a link for a coupon for this amazing product:

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Meet the Family Part 1

Matt and I were talking last night and realized that we had not introduced our family on the blog. We thought it would be a fun few posts. Here is the first installment. Meet the Morgans/Canters/Browns etc :)

It all started with the Grandparents :)

 Meet George and Virginia Brown. These are Matt's Maternal grandparents. They currently live in Inman, South Carolina. Aren't they precious? Grandmom is the beginning of all things crafty in the family (at least to my knowledge :) )

Meet Mom-Mom (aka Jane Morgan). This is Matt's paternal grandmother. She lives in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, Matt and I don't get to see her much. The first time I met her was at our wedding and she's so sweet. We are making future plans for a Northeast visit.

Then comes the parents, Rob and Claire Morgan. Matt's parents lives in Montgomery, AL. Matt's dad is retired from the Airforce and his mom is a crocheting guru (for real). Didn't they look sharp at the wedding?!

 Enter, Mr. Ben Morgan aka Phil. Ben is the youngest of the Morgan brood. He is 22 years old and is a student at Auburn University-Montgomery. He's a funny guy, for sure.

The Canter's. Holly is the oldest child and only girl of the Morgan kids. She is 1 week older than I am. She and her husband, Mitch Canter, live in Franklin, TN. Mitch is a computer guru/nerd/genius and Holly is a sewing/all other things creative guru. They are the parents of Luke and Kieran. 

Luke is the older of the two boys. The first grandchild in the family. Luke just turned 3 in August. He is a barrel of laughs and fun!

And last but not least is Kieran. Kieran was little bitty in these pictures at the wedding but earlier this month, he turned 1! Doesn't he look like his brother?!?

Obviously, there are many more to add. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins (x like 300000). Maybe one day we will share them too!

Til then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sports Saturday

All I have to say today is:

It's great to a an LSU Tiger!

That is all :)

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saving Money/Couponing

Today on Kelly's Korner: SUYL everyone is sharing couponing/saving money tips. Several months back, I was heavily couponing and saving lots of money. Since then I have slowed down a bit because I am not shopping as much. However, you can save money even when you don't coupon. One of the things that Matt and I do is try to buy only items that are on sale. This works well for us and I just plan our menu around what was on sale.

Also, we utilize coupons when going out to eat when possible, which isn't often because we don't eat out very much at all. We also eliminated soft drinks at restaurants and only get water. This really helps us too!
We also share a meal when we can. Let's be honest, most of the time, there is plenty of food for 2 people.

The biggest way to save money whether at the grocery store, restaurant, or a retail store is to look for the least expensive yet best product for you and get it. :)

Til then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Is Life really too Short?

Since I quit my job and we are waiting for God to show us the next step, I have had plenty of time to think about life (among other things). In that time, I have heard news of several younger people dying and it has made me contemplate a statement that so many people say, in fact, I have even said it myself. The statement is this:

Life is too short. 

Is it really? 

In the past, I would have said yes. Surely, young people did not live to the fullest possible extent because their lives were taken earlier than they should have been taken. 

However, now I think differently. I believe that if you are following God, seeking him for His will, that your life is never too short or too long. It's just the right length. 

See, if you are following God's will, he will leave you on Earth just long enough to fulfill the passion and purpose he has for your life. Once that is done, He will bring you home with Him. Why? Because he loves you.

What do you think?

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans? 

Scarf Wearing!

I love scarves! I have gathered quite a collection over the last several years. Today, Someone recommended this video and I'm hooked!

Til then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yummy and Easy Recipes

Since I'm not working right now, my goal when cooking besides making food that is delicious is to spend as little as possible. I found a recipe website called that allows you to input ingredients you have at home and it gives you recipes for those ingredients. Tonight, I have made two delicious recipes

Cheesy Pasta Bake

1 can of cream of mushroom soup
3 cups of cooked pasta (your choice)
1-2 cups of shredded cheese

Boil pasta as directed. Put soup in a casserole dish and cook on 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until bubbly. Mix cheese into soup until incorporated. Add drained pasta into soup/cheese mixture and bake for up to 20 more minutes until heated through.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 egg

Incorporate well and put small spoonfuls onto sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees on a greased cookie sheet

Both are delicious!

Til then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Wisdom Wednesday

Recently, I've been reading a blog series about how to increase the finances for your family outside of you 40 hour per week job. And also, even instead of a 40 hour per week job. Matt and I have been discussing this extensively and I will share in depth with you all soon.

For now, I have signed up for Ad Sense which attaches advertisements to our blog and if people click on them, we make money. It's a minimal amount but better than what we would make before they were there. So, if you see them, click on them. Won't hurt you and it will help us :)

Also, there is a new link for e-mails. If you put your e-mail in there, it will send you an e-mail when we update the blog if that's something you are interested in.

Love you all

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Things that Make me Happy Tuesday (5th Edition)

1. Weekend trips to see friends and excellent memories that were made!

2. Quick text messages from friends just checking in on us.

3. Craving pizza on the same day as my husband and ordering out for our favorite kinds!

4. Watching my husband fulfill one of his

5. God continuing to open doors in our lives for new and exciting opportunities.

6. Continuing to trust in God's excellent plan even when the enemy tries to use others around us to discourage us.

7. Recipes found on Pinterest that make Game Day Saturday so much better!

8. My football team being #1.

9. Clean sheets on the bed.

10. Reading books on my Kindle.

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thirsty Thursday (3rd Edition)

Peanut Butter, Caramel and Oreo Milkshake

2-3 oreos
1/2 cup of caramel coffee creamer
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients well and drink! YUM-O

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

What to say....

All week I've been wanting to blog but, honestly, we don't have that much going on right now so there isn't really anything to say.

All is well. Will update soon (or whenever there is something to update) :)

Love you all

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Things that Make me Happy Tuesday (4th Edition)

1. When you yield to God and he IMMEDIATELY opens another door for you to walk through.

2. Blogging and reading/being inspired by other people's blogs.

3. Visits with friends who I haven't seen in a while.

4. My husband being a mechanic for our poor old cars :)

5. Yummy spaghetti and homemade cheese biscuits (a new recipe)

Til Then-
Did You Hear About The Morgans?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Something to Say Sunday

When Matt and I first started this blog, we discussed that we wanted it to be for updating folks on our lives, posting fun memories, and also for sharing with others our struggles, victories and what God was teaching us about our relationship and life in general.

Recently, I mentioned that I quit my job for various reasons (mostly, because God said to) and since then I have been looking for another position. One week ago, I had a phone interview for a job in Birmingham and this past Thursday, I had an on-site interview. Matt and I had been praying that the Lord would speak clearly in the situation and say "This is the way, walk in it". A friend confirmed this prayer to us prior to the interview as well (Love when God does that).

I went to the interview on Thursday and the interview went well, great, in fact. I was impressed with the company. The facilities I visited were clean and very nice but when I left something just wasn't right. It wasn't anything I could pinpoint and honestly, I was a bit confused. I talked to Matt and he said "If you don't have a peace about it, then neither do I. And maybe that's our answer". But wait, would God really tell us "No" to this job after he led us to this job in the first place. Or Did He? Hmmm....

I called my wise mother and discussed with her what Matt and I were feeling and she said "think about it and see what you feel is best". Over the weekend, Matt and I discussed the whole situation and decided that God was clearly telling us "No" and we had no other option but to listen to him. This is a hard decision to make. Why? Well, it means turning down employment. Who does that?!? Someone yielded to God that's who. So what now?

I told Matt that one of the reasons that I felt like God was telling us "No" to this specific job was because I need to be yielded to Matt and his leadership in our relationship/family. Matt is an awesome leader but I'm not so good of a follower (can't believe I just said that outloud typed that). So, what does that mean in this situation? It means that as of right now, we reconvene Matt's job search. Matt has been working at The Home Depot for over 4 years. It's not a job he loves but it's a job God has provided and despite intermittent job hunting over the last year, nothing else has come up. I tend to get upset about that at times and then I realize that God has used every single step in our lives to teach us something. If Matt had gotten another job 4 months ago, our lives would have looked completely different and I'm not sure I would have wanted that!

Our next step is to PRAY and ask God what he would have us to do. We believe the first step is to re-start Matt's job hunt (which I will help with a great deal, since I'm not working) and see what God shows us. We are not fearful. We KNOW God is in control and that our needs will be taken care of and we believe that all events of our lives together have led up to this point. Why would he leave us now...oh, He won't for HE IS GOOD!

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Witty Wednesday

My Mom sent me this today and it made me laugh!

    A mature (over 70) lady gets pulled over for speeding... 
Older Woman
: Is there a problem, Officer? 

Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding. 
Older Woman
: Oh, I see. 
: Can I see your license please? 
Older Woman
: I'd give it to you but I don't have one. 
: Don't have one? 
Older Woman
: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving. 
: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please. 
Older Woman
: I can't do that. 
: Why not? 

Older Woman
: I stole this car. 

: Stole it? 
Older Woman
: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner. 

: You what? 

Older Woman
: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see 

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun. 

Officer 2
: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle. 
Older woman
: Is there a problem sir? 
Officer 2
: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner. 
Older Woman
: Murdered the owner? 

Officer 2
: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please. 

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2
: Is this your car, ma'am? 
Older Woman
: Yes, here are the registration papers.
The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2
: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. 

The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled. 

Officer 2
: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner. 

Older Woman
: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too. 

Don't Mess With Mature Ladies 

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Things That Make Me Happy Tuesday (3rd Edition)

3rd edition of Things that Make me happy!!! This post reminds me so much of how blessed I am. Praise the Lord.

1. Hearing my husband practicing his guitar in the other room. 

2. Sitting outside with my computer or Kindle with the wind blowing and the sun shining. 

3. Preparing for a change that Matt and I would really like to make.

4. Hearing my Dad talk about going to Hawaii this weekend with my step-mom. He is like a kid...he's so excited. 

5. Less than 48 hours until the First "First Wednesday" service at Highlands Montgomery. 

6. Reflecting on this weekend at the beach. 

7. Talking to my husband about a situation in life that is difficult for both of us to comprehend and being able to move forward because in reality, this situation doesn't matter that much. 

8. Preparing a list of a few Christmas items that I would like to get for Matt. 

9. Thinking about decorating for Christmas not that long from now!!

10. Getting sweet e-mails/messages from people that catch me off guard and make me smile!

Til Then-
Did You Hear About the Morgans? 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Memory Monday (2nd Edition)

This weekend, Matt and I went to the beach in Destin, FL for a friend's wedding. We had a blast. It was our 9 month anniversary and our first trip to the beach together. We only stayed one night but it was just right.

We drove down on Saturday morning just in time to eat at The Donut Hole and get some donuts to eat on Sunday morning (more on that in a minute). We had grand plans to shop and walk around on Saturday afternoon BUT both of us got limited sleep on Friday night because we were having some stomach issues :-(. So, we ended up napping some of the afternoon and watching football before the wedding.

After watching the LSU game, we got dressed and headed down to the beach for the wedding. The wedding was super simple and beautiful!!! I was so glad that we were able to be there with Cragg and Jansen as they became "Mr. and Mrs. Fitz". The reception was across the street in an AMAZING condo and the food was delicious. Matt and I got to visit with several friends/family from home and that was such a breath of fresh air!!

We left about 9:00 and went back to our condo to relax. We enjoyed our cake and headed to bed. Sunday morning, we headed to the outlet mall for a bit of shopping. We each got a shirt from Gap and some super fun measuring spoons from the Le Creuset store. (They measure smidge, dash and cute!). We had lunch at Pomp@ano Joes and then went back to the outlet mall for dessert from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. 

As we were leaving, we decided to go home a different route than the one we came down. We were so glad we did! We went through Florala, Opp, Luverne, and other small towns. We stopped in Florala at the Florala State Park and it was so beautiful- a nice respite from the long drive. We also discovered that Luverne in the home of Sister Schubert's rolls!!! I got really excited about that....haha.

Overall, it was a great trip. Love making memories with my Man!

Til Then-
Did You Hear About The Morgans?