Thursday, June 28, 2012

The New Morris

will be......A GIRL! Yay!  I tried to take a picture of the ultrasound because I don't have a scanner but that really didn't work out.  But she is precious.  Measuring just on time.  Everything looks good.

We will name her Audrey.  We don't have a middle name yet, but soon enough.  Addie Lee went to the scan with us and was very intrigued by the pictures.  I think she thought she would see pictures like we take, but she was excited it would be a girl.  I'm sure she will show her how to be a princess!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Our Girls Trip

For Christmas we surprised my mama with a girls trip to Savannah, GA.  We "gave" her the gift on Christmas but didn't actually go to Savannah until April.  Here are a few pictures of our trip; however, it cannot capture the fun we had, catching up we did (mostly my sister!), and all the food we ate!

The four of us at a famous house I cannot remember:

The first night we were in Savannah we took the "ghost tour".  Sara June Wheeler was our tour guide and she said "it was MURDER"!  I guess you had to be there but I will forever think that's funny!
 We ate A LOT while we were there.  One day we went to Ms. Wilke's.  It was a round table style restaurant and the line starts forming outside pretty early.  Here we are in line that morning:

The last night we ate at Paula Deen's restaurant.  It was good.  I had the chicken pot pie.

 Here's mama with Paula.  Ok, not the real one but a life-size cardboard cutout.

We also went to a 60s, 70s, and 80s show the last night.  It was great.  The thing I remember most is that they were pulling a few people on stage and my sister leaned over and said I can't get on stage because I didn't put on my lipstick.  Yep, that's right.  Then she told me she was wearing her "fat shirt".  She is so funny.

This is the food from Ms. Wilke's restaurant.  The food was "southern" and abundant.  We sat at a table for 10 or 12 people and there were many bowls of different foods that you passed around.  She is famous for her fried chicken.  Of course, I did not try it but everyone said it was great.  Here is a picture of some of the food:

Here we are at one of the 24 (I think) squares in town.  Can't remember which one!
We had a great time but I think we were all ready to get back home.  I sure did miss those kiddos!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

End of the Year Program

Addie Lee finished her first year of school.  She learned so much this year.  I was really impressed.  This was the first year for our church to have a preschool and they did a wonderful job!  Within the first 2 weeks she knew the pledge of allegiance.  She now knows her numbers, letters, months of the year, can write her name, and so much more.  She surprises me with new things every day.  She LOVED going to school and is so excited to be in "Ms. Dee's" class next year.

Their end of the year program was wonderful.  They did numbers, Bible verses, songs of letters and days of the week.  It was great!  Here are a few pictures from the night:

 Her teacher Mrs. Chastidy

 Having a great time doing one of their songs

Getting her certificate

She also came home with a portfolio.  It was a book full of things they did in class that year.  It was wonderful.  She gained 6 lbs and grew about 4 inches from August to May.  She is such a big girl!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

To my wonderful husband, daddy, and father-in-law.  I am blessed with three wonderful men who love and respect me and my children.  They provide for all our needs and I could not ask for more.

This kids, their daddy, and Pop (Dustin's daddy) after church one night

So this morning our Father's Day gift to Dustin was breakfast in bed.  Addie Lee helped me prepare the food.  She insisted that he actually eat in bed!  Maybe that was more for her!

 Cracking the eggs

 Proud of her breakfast she made for Daddy of scrambled eggs, monkey bread, bacon and orange juice

 She even insisted on carrying the food into our room herself (I held onto the orange juice)


Kimber finally woke up to join in the fun.  He was a little confused as to why I was allowing them to eat in the bed!  Eventually, he decided to join in!

I think all loved the breakfast in bed, but none more than Addie Lee.  She said it was "cool"!  My sheets are now in the washer!  Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012


The Morris clan seconds the Plum's love of snow cones...evidence:

Pregnancy Etiquette

For those of you who do not know, my cousin Rebecca is due to have her first child on December 5 (one day after my due date).  Yesterday we were talking about the impolite things people have said to us.  Rebecca said "Growing up I always thought I'd enjoy being pregnant but I don't know anymore."  So, for the few of you who read this I'm going to give some tips on what not to do or say to pregnant women!
  1. Do NOT touch a pregnant belly without permission.  This is my number one because I have a real thing about my personal space.  This applies especially during the first trimester and into the first part of the second.  If I cannot feel movement, you definitely cannot feel it!  Also, I do not go up and rub on your belly, shoulders, or back so I expect the same courtesy.  Again, some pregnant people do not mind you rubbing on their belly but I have a real thing about that! 
  2. Do NOT ask a woman if she is pregnant unless you already know she is that way.  It's very embarrassing for someone to ask this to a woman who is not having a child.  
  3. On the same note, do not ask a woman when she is going to get pregnant.  Pregnancy does not "just happen".  You do not know their situations.  There are many issues out there that affect pregnancy.  You do not know if someone is trying to conceive or maybe had a miscarriage they are open about with you.  PLEASE be sensitive to women because we are sensitive people!
  4. Do not use any of the following to describe a pregnant woman: whale, blimp, cow, pig, bigger, large, about to pop, 
  5. Do not insist that she is having twins because "she is just SO big".  You may politely ask if it's twins but do not insist multiple times that its twins because of her size.
  6. Asking if I know "how that happens" is inappropriate.  If you ask this question you may be embarrassed by my response.  It's not rocket science!
  7. Guessing the sex of the baby because of "where I'm carrying the weight" is not polite either.  I know everyone likes to say women who are having boys carry the weight in their back side and thighs, but that's just not correct and not polite.  If you say this I may have another response you will not like.  I don't know what I'm having this time, but I know that I have gained much more weight in my boobs (with all pregnancies).  So you may get a view of that!
  8. Do not ask how much weight I've gained.  
  9. Do not tell me I look miserable or any synonym of that word.
  10. Do tell me if you think I look like I feel good or have this "glow" people see.  I feel fat at this point, so any positive comments are welcome.  As you can see, any negative comment is remembered! 
  11. If you ask me about breastfeeding and I tell you I am not doing that do not judge me on the spot, try to sell me on breastfeeding, tell me all the negatives and things my child will lose because I'm not doing it. I think breastfeeding is a wonderful thing but it's not for me.  I've had two children that turned out great and did not breastfeed.  (Again, this is a personal choice that came after a lot you do not know.  I think it's a wonderful thing for those who do that).
  12. Any genuine advice is welcomed. While I have two children it does not mean that I know everything, so all thoughtful advice welcome.
A few comments given to either Rebecca or me (this includes all my pregnancies):

  1. You are having a boy because your face is "all broke out" (not my terminology but the nice comment giver).  Oh yeah girl, it's everywhere.
  2. When I was 7 months with Addie Lee and riding the elevator to my 7 month appointment a woman asked "Are you going in to have your baby today?".  I had to inform her that I had 2 months left before I was due and as a side note they do not deliver babies in a doctor's office but in the new place called a hospital.
  3. I also had a woman at a restaurant I went to a lot insist on multiple occasions that I was having twins because I was so big.  Hence the above faux pas.
  4. There was a pregnant and a not pregnant in this situation where a woman said to the not pregnant (with both women standing there):  "It looks like not pregnant has lost weight and pregnant has gained it all!".  Very helpful!
  5. I'm not saying you're fat but it's gonna be a boy because it's just in "that area".
  6. While I was pregnant with my second I had someone tell me "I don't think anyone should have more than one child." (this coming from a person with two children).

If you have any fun comments to add, please let me know!  This was meant to be fun so take it lightly.  If you are offended by any of it that was not my intention.  But please be mindful, especially of my personal space!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oh Boy

or girl!  That's right we will welcome Morris baby #3 in early December.   I'm 14 1/2 weeks pregnant and feeling it!  My belly is growing rapidly.  We have been pretty busy here the past month.  I went on a girls' trip (very relaxing), we attended 2 VBS, I did the recreation for our VBS, movies, gymnastics, birthdays and so much more.  I will update on the kids soon.  It seems like we've been busy but not many pictures.

On another note we got a rain last night and it was wonderful!  We seemed to have been missing all the rains lately but last night we got one on all the crops.  What a blessing!