Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It's Fall on J Place

The "street", I use this term loosely, I live on decided to catch up with the rest of America. I walked outside this morning and all of the trees' leaves had turned a gorgeous shade of yellow and were falling off. For some reason, this just cracked me up.

Let me back up a little....


First of all, I live on J Place, this quaint brick-paved alleyway between two buildings of my apartment complex. It is absolutely lovely and makes me smile every day. It has about five very small and thin trees lining it. Because it is between two buildings, it doesn't get a lot of wind and such. So, I guess this prevented the elements from changing my trees. The funny part is that a rare thing happened about a month ago....it snowed! In Dallas, Texas! It was crazy and only lasted a few hours but there was a little white stuff......



Anyway, it was like God gave me a little present this morning with the yellow trees.




Well, Christmas has officially kicked off in Morganland. Blane and I had Christmas with his family last weekend, and he and I will be exchanging gifts tonight. Tomorrow, we will be making the 7 hour drive to my parents' for Christmas. I am incredibly excited. I have been hoping for a real snow, while we are there. So, if it does snow, know that I am smiling. I got my favorite perfume and a Keurig Coffee Maker from the Gibsons! I have used it two days now, and I am in love. I can't wait for someone else that drinks coffee to come over so I can make them some. Blane got me a new 32" TV for my birthday/Christmas and I have been enjoying it for almost two months now. However, he has no idea what I got him and I am anxious to see if he likes it.....




Well, that's all I have for now.




I will let you know if i get my snow!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I Made It!

Drumroll Please.....

I am officially 25% done with my MBA. Finals were this week, and I completely exhausted as my procrastination techniques are never quite as productive during finals. But, they are done and I have an entire month to catch up on life.
Well, kind of, I have to write a 10 page paper, but I don't think it will be that bad. I have so many things I want to get done over my break. Currently, however, I am still so exhausted I can't seem to muster up the motivation to get far from the couch.
Right around the corner is Christmas, and if you know me at all, you know my deep love for the holiday that has been in place since I was a very small child. I am happy to announce that this is a gene that was passed down to Darby too. According to Meghan, as I have to now live vicariously through her words about Darby, every waking moment she demands that the Christmas lights be on......that's my girl!
She is a big helper, and I believe today she is "helping" momma wrap presents. If you can't tell, I love her and miss her and she brightens up my day every time I talk to her on the phone and she says "Hi Sassy, Love you." Yes, she calls me Sassy, and yes, I love it. Obviously, Aunt Morgan is not the easiest name for a 2 year old to pronounce. So, my mom and sis came up with a handful of names (some not so nice), and for some reason, Sassy is what took. I'm not sure why, but I love it, and I think it is quite fitting.
I am so excited that Blane and I are going to get to go to my parent's for Christmas. I love all of our traditions and I look forward to them each and every year. Luckily, he gets 2.5 work days off. So, we won't be as rushed during the 7-hour trip as we normally are.
I am almost done Christmas shopping, and it has been no small feat. I have, for the first time every, purchased every single present online. (This was another great distraction while I was studying for finals). I have 2 left to buy, which is good since a week from today we are doing Blane's fam's Christmas.
Anyway, I know this update hasn't been very exciting, but I did promise to write after I was done with final....and I kept my word. I have a busy week ahead...surely it will give me something interesting to report.

Until then......Haul out the Holly....

Monday, November 23, 2009

I know....and I'm sorry!

Hey Friends!



I know 4 months ago I started this blog with much gusto.....and 2 blogs later, nothing.

That is because I started a little thing I like to call Grad School and it has been consuming all of my free time. I know, you think I am exaggerating. So, let me give you a little example: For the first 8 weeks I literally didn't have time to go to the grocery store. That is where my wonderful boyfriend came in. He would let me make a list, go to the grocery store and buy my stuff, and then separate my stuff from his so I could take it home to my apartment. Have you ever heard of such a thing? I hadn't, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Another example: Blane became an uncle (again) on September 23rd. His brother and family only live 2 hours from Dallas and I have been so busy that I didn't even get to meet the little pumpkin (my word for people I love dearly eg: Darby, Blane, etc..) until November 6th. But, I have met him and he is darling.

Anyway, I just wanted to leave you a little note today saying that my first semester will be over in 2 1/2 weeks. Over Christmas, I will make a point to routinely blog and maybe (don't get your hopes up) it will carry over to the Spring semester.



P.S. I took an hour on Friday to put up my Christmas tree!!! I'm incredibly excited for Christmas this year, even more than normal.



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I don't even live close and she is still all I can talk about

Have you ever noticed how distance is a perceived form of measurement?
For 5 years I lived 2 hours from my parents and saw them probably on average every month-month and a half. I saw my sister more often because she lived 30 minutes from me and she is the keeper of my precious baby niece (more on her later). The point is that I didn't see my family constantly when I lived fairly close to them. Now, I live 6 hours away. I do not talk to my parents or my sister any less, but I feel much more removed from them. My mom is coming to see me tomorrow, and I'm so excited. It feels like I haven't seen her in forever, when in reality it has only been a month. I guess it was just knowing that they were all there just a hop, skip, and a jump away, if I needed them that put that extra comfort in the situation.
Today was my last day of work..........I am officially unemployed and that is a very weird feeling. I was thinking about it today, and I haven't been unemployed for 9 years. CRAZY! Just because I am no longer getting paid doesn't mean that these next few weeks aren't going to be a lot of work. For the next 4 days my mom and I are going to get me ready for grad school and find me an apartment. Wish my luck.......
Now back to Darby (I promised there would be more). The great thing about babies is that they are great conversation pieces. If the conversation ever lags you can ask or tell about your baby and everyone wants to hear about it. However, that is not the case in my family. The conversation never lags enough to throw in some info about Darb. The whole conversation usually is centered around her. I was talking to Meg today (about Darby of course) and it seems that Pop-Pop, my dad, has taught Darby to say please, not actually the word but which context to use it in. Basically he showed her that instead of whining or grunting when she wants something, if she will say please, it will produce better results. According to my sister, this theory is correct. Apparently it does not matter whether it is something Darby wants or even if she knows what it is, her knew phrase is "Mama peas." Now, how can you say no to that?
I know I can't.
Well, I could go on and on about Darby (and probably will in other posts) but the reason Meghan and I were talking about her is her upcoming birthday. Bless my sister's heart. She was trying to plan Darby's party around when Blane and I could be there. Unfortunately, we won't be able to go because the weekend before I have to go to New Orleans and the weekend after is when my first round of finals start. I'm sure Darby will be just torn to pieces that we aren't there. She probably will miss Blane. She is obsessed with him and flirts with him without shame. He, of course, eats it up and thinks she is wonderful. Well Aunt Morgan and Blane will just have to make up missing the party by getting her a great present.

I will give you an update on clothes, apartments, and whatever else my mom and I can get into, when she leaves this weekend.
Until then.....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The last 5 years (the readers' digest version)

Hello friends, family, and anyone else who happened upon my blog. I have been wanting for a long, long time to start a blog. I actually have blog envy about other blogs. However, I put it off because I didn't think my life was interesting enough for people to want to read. I thought, well once I'm engaged or once I'm married I will have exciting enough stories to blog about.
Well, those of you who know me well know that I am not one to be patient. I decided I would go ahead and start my blog and only post when I feel like it is interesting info. So, here I am and here is a quick update on my life......

I went to the University of Arkansas and got my marketing degree. While in school, I met my boyfriend, Blane. We have been dating for over 3 years and are very happy. I know what you are thinking, "Are you going to get married?" I promise we get that question a lot. The only answer I can offer you is not yet. To further answer this question you will have to read on and realize what I am doing with my life now. Anyway, I graduated and landed a great gig as a Marketing Director for Chick-fil-A. I was still in Fayetteville and worked mostly from home. It was without a doubt the very best first job I could have hoped for. After about a year and a half, I felt I had stayed my welcome and decided to get my MBA. After a long, long process I chose the Cox School of Business at SMU in Dallas. I am very please and can't wait to get started in August. It is a 2 year program and is incredibly intense but offers amazing opportunities. So, in June I moved to Dallas!!! It's crazy. I still can't believe that I live in Texas. It ended up working out perfectly. Blane graduated in December (he is a year younger) and by the grace of God the very first job he interviewed for he got offered. It also happened to be 25 miles from Dallas. So, we both live here and we're happy as clams. People who are not happy as clams about the big move: Meghan and Mom. As you can imagine, they weren't thrilled about me moving further from them, but they are dealing with it quite nicely. I do miss my beautiful niece, Darby, and I'm afraid she will forget me. But all in all, it is a wonderful move and I'm happy to be here.

So, that is a very short and non-detailed summary of my life the last 5 years. Now that you are caught up, my next post can be about current events. I can't wait.....until then