Monday, August 31, 2015

Open Letters {3}

Dearest Mason,
You are so funny! One evening recently, I was giving your Daddy a kiss. You turned his head away and kissed him yourself. He asked, "Did you want in on the action?" and you said "YEEEAHHHH!!!"
You are the sweetest.
Love, Momma

Dear Husband,
Thank you for saving me in the middle of the night the other night when I woke with a start because there was a BUG CRAWLING ON ME!!! You are my hero!
Love, Your Girl

Dear Friends,
I'm not sure I've said it enough since July 5th. Thanks for being there for us. That was such a HARD situation but your love and concern have helped us to move forward.
Love, The Morgans

Dear Mom,
Thanks for the birthday money which I used to buy a hair dryer since mine decided to blow up just last week.
Wow, I'm a grown up.
Love, Me

Dear Dad,
Thanks for telling me that I needed new tires on the car when we were in Louisiana last month and giving me birthday money early to put towards getting some. It was nice to not have to pay for all 4 on our own.  Yeah, I'm definitely a grown up.
Love, Your Daughter

Dear S'mores Poptarts,
I haven't eaten you in forever but we got a sample at Sam's Club and now I can't stop thinking about you!
Love, Annoyed {not really} girl
P.S. Let's pretend like I didn't buy a box at Target just a few days later

Dear Blog,
I've almost reached 1,000 posts in just over 4.5 years. Crazy. I love our story.
Love, Mrs. Morgan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker {A Book Review}

Alrighty then, let's see where to begin with this review of For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker. 

My overall thoughts of this book have changed nearly hourly since I finished reading it. Let me say some positive thoughts about the book first. This book is hilarious. Jen Hatmaker has a writing style similar to some of my favorite authors which is more like streams of consciousness and just plain funny. I also thought some of the chapters were extremely relevant and pertinent to today including the parts where she address leaders of the church. 

I felt like the book was a little choppy for me and at times disconnected. Unlike another blogger friend (link mentioned below) who reviewed this book, I wasn't able to connect all of the chapters once I finished the book. But honestly, even that is not that bad to me. 

My biggest issue with this book is just that I didn't really think that Jen actually accomplished what she set out to do or say based on the subtitle of the book..."fighting for grace in a world of impossible standards." I would say that it was briefly addressed, in my opinion, but I didn't feel like the book just blew that topic wide open like I would have expected. 

All of that being said, I did not at all hate the book. In fact, as a fun, easy read, I rather enjoyed it.  I would recommend it to others as a good read. In fact, I'm sending it to another friend tomorrow who will send to another friend after she finishes. 

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Find another great, more in-depth review on this book here:

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Morgan's Movements {Mid-August 2015}

You guys, we have been enjoying life so much these last few weeks!! 
Here's a run down of what's been happening in the Morgan household. 

Matt made homemade pasta and I made sauce and it was SOOOO Good! 

Obviously, Mason loved it! 

Matt and Mason were having leftover donuts one morning and Mason was waiting for them to heat up. So cute! 

Day with Daddy...lookin' fly! 

Matt said Mason saw these ball players and hardly took his eyes off of them. 

Potty Practice...for the record, Mason is not potty training. We just put a SUPER positive spin on it and encourage it whenever he seems interested. He is also learning that boys/men read on the toilet. haha! 

First time playing with Playdoh. YAY! He loved it! 

Silly Mason and Momma! 

And a silly Daddy! 

Now that Mason is forward facing, I have lots of pictures like this from stop signs, red lights and parking lots. In this picture, we were praising Jesus! 

Sweetest little face! 

We also had a first (at our house) with paint. This day we "learned" about circles and painted with easter eggs to make our own circles. Thanks to Darby Hawley for that idea! 

Then, we played with our Curios George magnets that MiMi gave Mason. 

GROSS ALERT!!! Mason walked over to me the other day to hand me something. This wasn't unusual because if he finds a tiny piece of paper or anything "trash" related, he will bring it to me for throwing away. But this was a boogie...oh boy! 

One day last week, a fever popped up and was gone almost as quickly as it came. We enjoyed some snuggles as a result. 

When Mason first started really playing with toys, we would have a basket in the car and just give him some each ride. He has now become particular, which is totally fine, so we just took the basket out and we left him choose a toy each time we go to the car. The following pictures are all that he tried to bring in the car on a recent trip. 

Thankfully, he settled for the 4 pop-up books in a box.

This is our "Yogurt Mountain had BOGO cups tonight! And they also have Alma's pound cake flavor!!" look. 

Smiling for GiGi showing her that Mason was feeling better! 

Sweaty after a FUN time at the library play area. 


We met the MOMS club downtown one afternoon for ice cream and fountain fun! 

That made Mason sweaty so when we got home, he got undressed (with help), sat on his suitcase and cooled off. :)

More reading...these are his FAVORITE books right now! 

I got a FREE slice of cookie cake for my birthday and we all three shared it! 

Daddy snuck Mason some morning coffee. ;)

We also had a family painting night! 

Lastly, one morning, I missed my early morning Y trip so Mason and I loaded up to go for a walk before going to play at the park. We were both HAPPY!