Friday, December 11, 2009


Our little miracle, Sir Jaxson Morris got a clean bill of health today from the perinatologist AND cardiologist!  Last month at our regular ultrasound, they said he had a hole in his heart and had spoken to me about possibly needing surgery when he is 1 or 2.  I know it is thanks to tons of prayers that he has made a full recovery already!  I am so proud of him and so thankful to our Heavenly Father for this wonderful blessing.

 Now, I am so worried that this boy is going to be a monster!  Check out this foot!  He's gonna be huge!  Good thing he's gonna be a c-section! 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Friday Night Chuckle

Just thought this was sooooo fitting for my life lately!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Jocelynn has figured out the joy that comes with playing peek-a-boo. As any good Morris child of mine, she has her own special way of doing things.... I just love her!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Missoula Here We Come

This has got to be one of the craziest weeks of my life.
I have my first coupon class on Thursday & I am frantically trying to get all my hand-outs and "object lesson" stuff prepared.
My grandparents came for a visit for my grandma's birthday (Happy 82nd! Grandma M.)! We threw a surprize party for her Tuesday.
I have a huge choir weekend coming up. We are having group photos and learning some new songs. We are to prepare as if we are out of town. Which for me translates to a logistical nightmare with rides to work and babysitters for my kids.

To top it all off - Jillian made the school play! This is her second year participating in the Missoula Children's Theatre. They come to the school for a whirlwind week of auditions, rehersals, and 2 shows all in one week! This year she is a Racoon in "Little Red Riding Hood". My nephew Jimmy is also a racoon, and Zach, my little brother, is playing the 'little loveable wolf' - leader of the wolf pack.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Watch D.O.G.S.

I have to brag on my hubby just a little... Today was his day to be the Watchdog at school. I love hearing about his day with all the kids. For the past 2 1/2 years he has participated in Jillian's school program called Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students). It is a terrific program where dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, any male role model in a child's life, volunteers at the school for at least one day of the year (Joe usually gets 3 or 4 days). They help in classrooms, at lunch, "check the perimeter" of the school every hour, and overall provide the kids with a positive male role model & provide extra security for the school.

I am so impressed with all the dads at our little school. I don't think we ever have a school day where there is NOT a Watchdog on duty. It is just a terrific program (did I say that already?).

We don't have Joe's picture yet from this year, but here is my dad on his day with my brother Zach, nephew Jimmy, and my Jillian.

Notice: the other perk of being a WD is you get to carry a big walkie-talkie clearly dad loves this ;-) . Also, the kids of the dad (or papa in this case) get to wear their matching t-shirts, which they are MORE than proud to do on their day.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Whoever coined the phrase "stay-at-home-mom" clearly wasn't one! Today was a perfect example of that - start the clock at 9:40am:
  • Take Joe to work
  • Rush home to wrap present & finish dressing the kids
  • Birthday party (Happy 6th Jimmy)
  • Pick up Girl Scout Cookies
  • Back to party
  • Run home to get change of clothes
  • Take Jillian to Ice Skating
  • Take Aimee home (thanks for your help)
  • Race to drop off GS paperwork
  • Back to pick up Jillian
  • Pick up Joe
  • Back home by 6:30

Phew! I am tired just remembering it all!

Well, let's do it all again tomorrow...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

GS Instructor!

It's official!!! Tonight I completed my training to be a Grocery Smarts instructor!! I could not be more excited!! I have posted a few of my great grocery deals on this blog, but I figured that if I am going to do this all out, I had better set up a new blog dedicated to my crazy grocery antics....

Drum roll please.....

For tips and tricks on how to save a TON of money grocery shopping, you can now access my new blog - Such a great name right!?

I have a bunch of great ideas for this site, but I am sure it will take some time to get it where I want it... in the meantime, feel free to stop by to see what's happening in the world of groceries!!