Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Day and Night... Night and Day

Our Christmas Weekend was awesome! We were able to spend Friday night with my parents... eating dinner, playing with the grandkids, opening gifts, and playing with the grandkids some more. It was a lot of fun! Joel is finally getting into the "present opening"... he now knows what "gifts" are when they are wrapped and what you do with the paper. It was a lot of fun. Saturday, we then had Christmas with the Wynns at our house. Joel walked in and saw a basketball goal that adjusts from 3 to 6 feet and went right to it! (that's my boy!) He also got a learning little desk of his own, that we'll put in the office, so that when mom is in the study working... he can too. Cool deal! Lindsay and Joel both also got a lot of toys and "kiddy stuff" to play with and they just love them all. Joel had to play with all of Lindsay's toys, though... so he could show her how to play with them when she gets bigger... ya' know.

Lindsay still doesn't quite have her nights and days switched yet, although she is getting close. She's awake at several different times during the night and sleeps a few hours during the day. But she definately isn't following her brother's sleeping patterns, for sure. It didn't take him long to sleep thru the night... SHE... on the other hand... wants to eat every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Hungry girl!

Life is fun around here and it's great! Well... I started this post about 8 this morning... it's now almost 5 pm! so I'd better close it.

I'll try and include pictures soon!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Too long...

14 days! WOW... it's been 14 days since I've posted anything. Sorry about that to all of you who check this and are awaiting the "Morton Days of our Lives." Today's post is going to be short, because usually I've left school by now, but I'm running a tad late.

I just wanted to let everyone in cyber-world know that I'm the luckiest man alive! Not only do I have a God who loves me, a Savior who died for me, a family who raised me, a wife who loves me and is my best friend, a son who thinks I'm just the greatest dad in the world, a daughter who... well... just thinks I'm a bit goofy and still trying to figure me out :-) , in-laws who accept and love me ... life is good! I can't complain with how I've been blessed this year and I just know that God's hand is leading me down the path where he wants me to be used to do his work.

I'll try and finish this later. (it's that 30 minute pause in the show, where the commercials seem to run 2-3 more minutes longer)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

America's Team...

A dream come true... I SAW THE BOSTON CELTICS PLAY!... Even better... THEY WON! It was cool. Dec. 7th... Celtics vs. Hornets! I was there... center court... 200 level... all I can say is WOW BABY! I even caught a t-shirt! It was a great change from how my day was.

My truck took a turn for the worse yesterday... it died. I was on my way home last night from our basketball game and dropping the bus off, when my truck stalled out completely btw. Portland and May on 178th street. For those of you who aren't quite familiar with that part of the area... it's DARK and NOTHING IS OUT THERE! Long story short... my dad came out to keep me company while the tow truck came out. Had it serviced today and the technicians said that I would need a new engine! OUCH! Can't really do that on a teacher's salary, but... before I panic (too bad) I had it towed to Bob Howard (where I purchased it and have it serviced) and I'm going to have a Chevy guy give it a 2nd oppinion. I'll let you know how that dabocle turns out. Even worse about last night... we lost our game by 1 point. AH!

Going to go to bed now... been a busy day.