Friday, December 4, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Once it's time for Thanksgiving I get so excited because I know it is time I will get to spend with all of my family and truly see what I have to be thankful for. Even better I get three entire weeks about of school with in a month and a half time span :)


We had a wedding to go to the weekend before Thanksgiving so we weren't able to head home to our families until the next week. Us at the wedding...Jason can never take a normal photo...

Of course Jason had to watch football on Sunday so we ended up leaving for our families on Monday morning.

The best part of my break was a girls day out with my granny. We went shopping for all of the great-grandkiddos Christmas gifts. We had so much fun, I can't remember the last time the two of us went shopping together. I spent the night with them that night and we had a good ol fashion present wrapping party with Papa playing his guitar and singing to us. (He was trying to get me to pick out a song for him to sing in church on Sunday. I have attached a video of him singing and me being a big ol baby in the background because I go back to my spoiled little girl days when I am around them..ha!) These are the memories I never want to forget as I get older.

I got up the next morning and "helped" PaPa haul logs. You see I am sitting on the four Wheeler which is my helping while he is back there working away :)

Everyone was really mad when I got waffles the next morning and they didn't. Granny always knows her sweet baby loves her waffles, another favorite memory of mine.

My friend from work Jennifer got married during the break also. She got married in this awesome building at the University of Houston. No lights needed with all of the windows in this building :)

Thanksgiving break was great, Jason and I ended up spending Thanksgiving apart..which was not ideal but with our families living nearly 4 hours apart it is hard to fit it all in. We both had a good time and headed back to Houston for a few more weeks of work until we head back home to do it all over again.


It snowed in Houston, this is like one in the 30 times in history it has snowed down here, so Zeus went out and played a little :

For Christmas break Jason and I decided to drive up in one car this time, to save on gas. Mason stayed at moms from Thanksgiving so we only had Zeus with us this time.

He dropped me off in New Boston and off he went to spend a few days in Arkansas before coming back to spend Christmas Eve with my family.

I got to finally meet my precious niece Adeline and spend a little time with my two BFF's Amanda and Lindsey, it was so not enough time though. Another exciting event was that Granny, Mom and I got to take another shopping trip all together. It was so much fun. It was just enough that I got to go with granny once, but to add mom into the equation this time made it amazing. I forgot how much fun we used to have all together and it made me miss it even more this time.

I got Granny and Mom addicted to Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks...I think my granny has got her friend Joylen hooked on them now as well. Here is a picture of them enjoying them.

Christmas Eve came and Jason came back to New Boston to spend time with my family at Granny and PaPa's. We loaded up that night and took of to Arkansas to spend Christmas Day with his family. We stayed there a few days and hung out with his family but time sure does fly because before I knew it we were heading back to Houston.

New Years...

Buffalo Wild Wings shuts down early and has a private party for all of their regular customers, yes regular customers...Jason loves his wings and sports..ha. It was a lot of fun they cooked like 10 times too much food but it was all really good. We brought in the New Year and then headed home. A few pics from the night...

Dee and I at the party.

Jason and I at the party.

I have probably forgotten something since I waited so long to post this, but I got the important stuff in here that I want to remember.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

William's Elementary

This has been a very exciting week for my kiddos at school. Friday we took them on a field trip to the Pasadena Fair grounds to watch a show on Native Americans. They had lots of wild animals such as bison, lambs, zebra, eagles, and other types of birds. The most exciting part was the Indians, Cowboys and African shows that they put on for us. The Native Americans showed us their how they lived and different dances and the meaning behind them. The African Americans did many interesting dances as well along with showing us their different instruments. My favorite part was probably the cowboy that did rope trips with his horse. All of the kiddos sat there well behaved and listened to every minute of their presentation, which was very unusual for them :) It was a very busy and tiring day but I am very glad my kiddos got to experience this.

Today was our 4th annual Turkey Trot. Each grade level has their own race boy/girl and the winner gets a good ol turkey for Thanksgiving. There is even a parent race Also if you race you are put in a drawing to win one of the 6 bikes we give away. I was in charge of picking the winneMy student JJ won the boys race for 5th grade. I was very excited for him.
Grades are due Monday morning for progress reports so the rest of my weekend will be filled with grading papers and entering them. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

1st picture is one of the guys dressed in his Native American gear, 2nd is the African dancers playing and singing, 3rd and 4th are their homes, and the last is kind of hard to see but that little girl was only like 2 and she was dancing just as good as the adults..super cute :)

My lil JJ won for the 5th grade boys :)

Kiddos warming up and above that everyone stretching to get ready.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DFW 3 Day

Well as most of you know my fellow BB's (boobilicious babes) and I walked 60 miles this weekend in the fight for breast cancer. Needless to say it was one of the hardest the hardest things I have ever done, but worth every blister, tear and pain. We walked 20 miles Friday, Saturday and Sunday and stayed in cute, not so comfortable, pink tents at night time. We also had to take showers in the back of semi-trucks with about 6 small stalls with no privacy at all. Needless to say after 20 miles a day all I wanted was a HOT shower so all of that didn't matter by that point. I am so thankful that I was able to experience this with the people that I did. My two best friends have lost a grandmother and mom to this terrible disease and I would do it all over again to experience the joy that I got for doing something to show them that we will find a cure to fight this terrible cancer. I only got to share it with one of those best friends as the other one decided she would give birth to her very first precious child Sunday night. Bad part of that story is her mom was with us in Dallas and she was giving birth in Springdale Arkansas. So Jill had to hurry to Arkansas to be with her brand new grand baby who is just PRECIOUS! So we had a very exciting Sunday to say the least. I walked those 60 miles and became an aunt to sweet Adeline. I can't wait until I get to go meet her and I hope it is very soon.

After the terrible plane ride back to Houston my leg was so swollen I could not even walk anymore. I got to lay around Monday, but had to go to a work shop today. I was so worried that I was going to get in trouble when my principle walked into the workshop and I had flip flops and a knee brace on as I could not fit my swollen foot into any of my shoes. Thankfully he just gave me a pat on the back and told me to rest up. I go back to the doctor tomorrow for them to take another look at it, hopefully it will be better by then because I am so scared I need to go have the fluid drained out of my knee and that just does not sound good to me. Well hope you are all doing well!!!
The person I LOVE THE VERY mommy suprised me and showed up and the finish line to greet me...I was pouring tears! She is the BEST mom in the entire world!!
Closing ceremony

Sea of pink tents...not comfortable at all!! reasons for walking Momma Jill and Amanda Kay

Our team....You did a great job girls!!!!!

The othe reason I BFF Lindsey and brand new precious niece, Adeline...Her Aunty Am can't wait until she gets to go see and hold her. Love you girls!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

First Post

My mother is a blog follower and refuses to get on Facebook, so I figured what better way for her to keep up with us than by starting my own blog. I also figured everyone else that is not constant facebook users can get on here and check on what's going on in our lives as well. My husband and I live in Houston and our families live 4 1/2 to 8 hours away so we don't get to see them very often so hopefully this will keep them in the loop. So hope you all will check it out often to see what's going on in the Morris Family.