Sunday, April 27, 2008

Baby Mama and Wedding Video

Today, Shayna, Aunt Danielle and I had a mini girls day out and saw the movie Baby Mama. It was hilarious! I would recomend for everyone to see it. There is like two swear words in the entire movie the rest is laughs and maybe a happy tear or two.

In other news, I finally got to see some footage of my wedding day. The person's camera who was supposed to be shooting ran out of batteries so I cried thinking of those memories not being captured. Luckily, Shayna's friend recorded most of it on his cell phone, so today we finally put it on DVD. Watching it made me think how it was one of the happiest days of my life! I picked the best bridal party (well the girls lol I didn't have much say-so for the guys) I could. Each one was hand picked for their uniqueness and special impact on my life. Shayna because she is my sister and my best friend, Meaghan because she was my very first friend at college and she always had my back, Erica because her heart is as pure as gold and Janna because I was blessed enough to live with her and duh....she was my twin lol. When your wedding day flies by so fast it is hard to relive the day. I remember barely getting to talk with people who traveled so far to see us and dancing like their was no tomorrow!!! Watching the video just confirmed that Noah and I were so loved to have all those people witness our marriage in the church. If I could do the whole day again, I would in a heart beat!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Bella!!

Today the three of us are going to my neice Bella's 2nd birthday with my sister-in-laws side of the family. I still can't believe how old my neices are already!!! Time sure flies when you are looking and it is hard to think that Wyatt will be 2 someday. Bella and Caprice are adorable little girls, Bella is a bit on the crazy side while Caprice is a total "miss priss". I love them both even though they are complete opposites. I can't wait for the three cousins to play together while us moms sit back and chat. As for now, Auntie Shay-Shay is their favorite because she spoils the heck out of all of them!!
Here is to Bella turning 2, may there be many, many birthdays to follow this one!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


The other day while staring at Wyatt, I realized that he had more eyelashes grow in which make his eyes pop even more. Sometimes things are so hectic with school, homework and chores that I don't stop to realize all the changes that Wyatt has made since he was born. he is so much bigger and much more alert. He smiles when I talk to him or kiss him. I know which cries mean what and most of all he has started to sleep about 5 hours in a row! I can't get enough of my Wyatt and I just hope I remember to stop and smell the roses otherwise I will make up one day and Wyatt will be in college!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Give Thanks...With a Grateful Heart

Out of a grateful heart comes a view of life that recognizes that we are not entitled to a life free of problems.

I found this quote while researching for a project and it really struck a cord with my current situation. Sometimes when things are really stressful I forget to think about all the things I do have and keeping that grateful heart mentality is a challenge when things are exactly going as planned. Being a Christian I shouldn't expect a life free of problems, rather I should fight through them and remember to be grateful of the things that are going well in my life. I have a wonderful husband, a healthy baby boy, a roof over my head, an education and a family that would gladly take a bullet for me. When I think of all these positive things in my life, the problems I thought were so big, are swept under the rug where they should stay, beneath my feet.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

there's a place for us...

Noah and I finally signed the lease to our new apartment yesterday. It is in Marengo IL (only 20 min NW of Elgin). It was totally God that we even found this place. Tuesday afternoon we decided to take a look at a house for rent, we drove all they way out there only to find out that house was taken. So, we sulkily drove to the gas station for a potty break, when Noah came back out to the car he was holding a newspaper and suggested that we call a few more places in Marengo since we were already out there. We called on a two bedroom one bath that was a block away from that gas station. Sure enough a guy name Mike answered the phone and said he could meet us there in 15 minutes. We were so excited but didn't want to get our hopes up. The apartment was small and cute, very modest, but we knew that for our budget we would have to settle for a less glamorous place. The rooms were a nice size and the master opened up to the quaint yard. The kitchen even had a separate eating area as well as a pantry! Those seemed like luxuries after living in our 200 sq ft college apartment. Mike asked if we wanted to fill out an application and we jumped on the opportunity. After we were done filling it out, Mike looked it over, asked Noah a few questions about his character and then said "I will rent it to you guys right now if you want". Well, our jaws dropped to the floor in astonishment! We were worried that our credit wouldn't be good enough to get a place and this guy didn't even want to check it. He trusted us enough to know we were good people. So yesterday we drove there again, looked the place over one more time and signed the lease. When Mike handed over the keys I felt like such a grown up. We were finally going to be out on our own and away from school. Another praise God moment, was that Mike gave us have the place for two weeks with out charging us for it so we could being slowly moving our stuff in until even before our lease technically starts. We knew there was the perfect place for us out there, all we had to do was trust that the Lord knew just which place would work the best!

Friday, April 11, 2008

God Help Me!!!

I am in need of some prayer...last night was pretty rough with Wyatt. He was up screaming in pain trying to make a BM. There is nothing worse than looking at your screaming child and not knowing what will take the pain away. I was almost in tears for a couple of reasons; I didn't want to see Wyatt in any more pain and I was beyond tired I could barely keep my head up. So getting up for my 8am class was horrible. I stared off into space listening to my professors voice trail off. I am hoping to catch a few naps while Wyatt does now that my classes are done for the day. I know this is all part of motherhood but I never said it was going to be easy.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A must listen to...Canyon Prayer by Jessi Alexander

About two years ago I came across this song and I just thought about it today. I loved it back then and I still love it now. It is a good daily prayer but in song form.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Trust the Lord Your God With Your Heart, Soul and Mind

Our apartment search is coming to a stressful end. I graduate in just a few weeks now and apartment searching has not been fun. In fact I never want to do it again. There are so many things to consider, the commute time, the location, the safeness of the neighborhood etc... I just wanted to find a place so bad that I forgot the most important thing, to ask for God's insight as to where he wants us to be. When Noah and I prayed about it night after night, I got a really good feeling about one apartment in Algonquin. The location is great, not too far from Noah's work and I felt safe there. Trusting in God for things like how to pay the bills and where to live is really hard for me but time after time God shows his constistency and I am learning to trust in him for anything with all of me. My heart might believe it but often times my realistic mind doesn't.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Perfect Gentleman

The other morning I was on the way to my Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8'0'clock class, almost to the door I was met there by a young man. He stepped to the side and held the door open for me. My jaw dropped in total shock, I wasn't used to any other man doing so except for Noah. I thanked him kindly and proceeded to my classroom. Later that day I was thinking about why I was so shocked and how I shouldn't have been. Whatever happened to the concept of "ladies come first" anyway? Instead we now live in a society that is more like" survival of the fittest" and nobody has an extra moment to go out of their way to help some one else. My challenge for raising Wyatt, because I am still old fashion, is to teach him about manners especially around women.
And a challenge to fellow bloggers: if some one goes out of their way to help you, thank them as if they saved your life. Maybe you will make their day or another person could learn from their example, just a thought :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Missing Husband

I have spent many a lonely nights waiting for my husband to come home from work. You see Noah works at job where the schedule is forever changing. If he was supposed to get off at 8 he rolls in the apartment around 9 or 9:30. Today was supposed to be his day off, but much to my surprise (sarcastic here), he was called in from 6am to 4pm. I have officially given up on planning anything because in the end my plans will just shatter. However frustrating this all may be, I stop to think of how selfish I am being. Here I am watching the newest episode of the Hills while my husband is slaving away at work. Sure I am cooking dinner, taking care of our child and doing homework, but I am certainly not breaking a sweat in doing so. Noah is amazing, even after a hard day at work, he walks in with a smile on his face and two kisses, one for me and one for Wyatt. Life around the Morgan house is spontaneous and crazy, I am learning to love it.