Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008!!!

This year, Christmas was a bit of an experience...
We celebrated Christmas Eve with his dad's side of the family like always. It was a lot of fun. We did Chinese Gifts this year and that was an experience in itself, but fun. All of us couples ended up ganging up on each other to get what we wanted...haha! I was scheduled to work Christmas Day but several of us got the day off...which was a true blessing...and so we spent Christmas with Morgan's mother's side of the family. They all came up from Fort Worth and we had sooooo much fun!!! It all started when Morgan had a football and told me to "go long" to run and catch it. Well, Angie, who is Morgan's cousin and also a track star in college, jumped out there before I could even register what he said to me and she caught the ball. Well that was it, a football game began and it was tons of fun, but I will NEVER and I mean NEVER do that again!!! The next couple of days I was in EXTREME pain, to say the least. It hurt worse than any of the two surgeries I have had!!! I am not being exagerant when I say this, I could hardly walk the next day. We were going to my parents that Friday to celebrate Christmas and I was a complete mess. I couldn't dress myself or anything. To make matters a million times worse, Lillie was sick with mainly vomiting. She vomited allllll the way to Fort Worth. So, here I am in the back seat with Lillie trying to comfort her while in EXTREME pain myself!!! We got to my parents house and out walked my mom to say HI and I just started crying...let me just say I am not one to usually cry!!!!!! I was a mess! But, thankfully I have the best, supportive, loving husband who could handle all of this and took it all in stride. Morgan has got to be one of the most patient men I know! Christmas with my parents got interrupted with us having to take Lillie to the vet, which thankfully Dr Morris worked his magic and a few pretty dollars later, she was all better. So, to you mom and dad, we love you so much and am sooo sorrrrry that our Christmas was celebrated with a few bumps. We promise that next year will be much better, it has to be!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Texas Gaylord Hotel ICE!!!

I am so fortunate and blessed to be married to a man that is always ready for anything! The other day we were sitting there bored at home when I remembered how I have been wanting to go see ICE at the Gaylord since LAST YEAR!!! So, I told Morgan to get dressed because we were going to have some fun. ICE is so neat, kinda expensive but it's neat to do once. It's only 9 degrees in there so they gave us these huge parkas to wear. If you go, bring gloves because we forgot and our hands got a little chilly. Practically everything is made out of ice. There's a bridge made out of ice, gingerbread house, and even an ice slide. We both did the slide and it was so cute because even people in their 80's were doing the slide. Honestly, I wanted to do the slide again because I am such a kid at heart. We had the BEST day. What started as a quick, 1 hour trip to see ICE, turned into an all day event at the Gaylord. We had such a great time walking around, looking at the shops, and eating dinner at night on the Riverwalk with all of the Christmas lights around. It was so pretty!!! Hopefully some day we will get to spend the night...for a special occasion or something. :)

Matt & Melissa's Wedding November 29, 2008

Matt and Melissa had a beautiful wedding with pretty fall colors!!! Their wedding was in an older church and they wanted to get married in "candle light" which was absolutely gorgeous! Melissa was a beautiful bride. They had their reception at a Ranch that was so neat. I didn't take many pictures because the lights were dimmed down so my camera didn't take pictures well. It was pretty much all wood with white lights every where and a huge dance floor! Morgan and I had soooo much fun dancing!!! I'm so glad I married a man who is not afraid to shake his booty. :) He's so adorable! But, this is a wedding that NO ONE will forget because practically everyone got sick. Sweet, cute, adorable Hannah, who I am holding in this picture, brought with her a nasty stomach bug. Poor thing was so sick and ended up in the hospital on IV fluids. After that, it was down hill from there. My poor mother in law left the reception early because she was so sick. Didn't even get to dance with her son. :( Matt, the groom, almost didn't make the plane for his honeymoon...7 day cruise through Mexico...because he was so sick. Once he got there the cruise ship quaranteened him and he couldn't leave his tiny room for 2 days. :( We all joke that some day when Hannah is older, we will tell her how she made everyone soooo sick. But look at her, who could be mad at that sweet child!!!