Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Morgan has become interested in the news. What started as a little girl wanting to see her daddy on TV, has turned into a great interest in what is going on in her world! This summer, she curled up next to me many nights to watch the 10 o'clock news. I quickly realized I always need to have the remote in hand in order to censor what was being broadcast!
So, last night I got the question, "What happened on 9/11, anyway?" My first instinct was to blurt out the fears and questions that we all felt that day. Instead, I kept to the facts. No other questions arose. I think she's digesting it all and more questions will come! Please note, I gave the kid-friendly version, if there is one!
Since her question last night, I have thought back to 9 years ago, like I am sure we all have. The anger, the fear, wishing for the times prior to that awful attack. This year, I'm looking at it completely different. Granted, I wish those events never occurred! But today, I am not missing life before that day, I am missing the America we became after that day! The unity, the compassion for one another. It was a true time in my life where I felt brotherhood! I am still proud to be an American and prouder every day but searching for some unity!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The girls have found interest in this new outlet of mine! I think they aren't sure why Momma is starting something new. When I brought my still life home, Merritt asked, "Why are you taking a painting class?" Before I could answer, Morgan quickly responded, "Merritt, Momma needs a hobby, that's why! All she does is sit around the house while we are at school! She needed to find something to do while we were gone!" Oh, my! I couldn't even respond to that one! Rest assured, for the rest of the week, I made sure Morgan knew what I had done while she was at school!
No longer will it be Morgan's school! Morgan is proud of Merritt but not sure she wants to share the school with her! It all came to blows Friday morning when we helped Morgan get to class with some snacks. As we were walking to the classroom a 5th grade girl none of us recognized waved and said, "Hi, Merritt!" Morgan quickly shot me a look as if saying, "Are you kidding me, Momma! I don't even know her!" I asked Merritt if she knew who the girl was and she said, "No, but everybody knows my name!" Aunt Amy might have to offer some counsel this summer on how to handle a little sister in the same school! What Morgan doesn't realize is the next 3 years will be a blink to her mother and the next time these two will be in school together will be when Merritt is a freshman and Morgan is a senior! Reality sure does stink! Just when I thought the two sisters would never share another kind word or look, I walked in on them after church to find.....
Big sister teaching little sister how to read! I guess she decided if she has to share the school with Merritt, she might as well make sure she's the smartest in her class!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The girls had a great time making the dough and rolling it out!
They especially loved icing and decorating them, though!
They even made 'M' shaped cookies. Purple for Morgan.
And pink for Merritt, of course!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The girls participated in several activities but their favorite was sponsored by the Prayer Ministry. In private they were able to write down, or draw a picture of one of their sins and then nail it to the cross. That night the sins were burned and used the next day in the Ash Wednesday service.
On the way home we discussed what we could all give up and/or give back. Morgan joked about giving up playing with Merritt but settled on giving up Sprite while encouraging her daddy to join her by giving up Coke. He agreed and has probably already lost 10 pounds much to my dismay! Merritt decided to give up being mad and has had a little difficulty sticking to it but only when things don't go her way! I decided to give up using my cell phone in the car thanks to Oprah and her No Phone Zone campaign. I'm giving back by being a safer driver as well as spending more quality time in the car with the girls! They were both quick to let me know that I was always on the phone while driving!
Morgan even made me this sign to keep in the car to remind me while they are at school! So far we have fulfilled our obligations! The girls and Dad are anxious to get back to Sprite, Coke and being mad but Momma's car will forever be a No Phone Zone, at least for the driver (see sign)!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The girls had a great time cheering on the Saints with their Daddy!
Merritt says, "Who Dat's #1!"
What an amazing night! I'll never forget where I was for Super Bowl 44 or how I celebrated Scott's 44th birthday! Drew Brees woke up this morning and asked his wife, "Did it really happen?" I Believe Dat it happened and as I continue to hear weather reports expecting 3 inches of snow this week I'm beginning to believe the old saying about if the Saints ever win the Super Bowl what might freeze over!