Thursday, April 7, 2011

Updates and New Things

I'm really not good at this blogging thing....I need to try to be better, but's what's new with us.

1. I am starting a new job Monday 4/18. I've known it was time to move on for a while now, but I HATE change; however, I decided to take a job as a PA for an Allergy & Asthma practice in Frisco. Its a wonderful office and the staff is great and I think its going to be a great change! I'm still working 4 1/2 days a week but the pay and benefits are a lot better! It was hard to decided to leave my current office and I'm going to miss my patients sooooo much, but its time to move on.

2. My baby girl turned 1 last week! WHAT? How is that possible? This last year really did fly by. It was a fun, crazy year and I'm enjoying every stage so much. Morgan is so fun right now and just learning new things everyday!

3. My grandfather is battling lung cancer and its been a rough few months for he and my grandmother. Pray for peace and strength for them and for God's healing hands on my grandfather.

4. Tomorrow (Friday) Morgan is spending the night with my parents. This will be the 1st time she spends the night away from us. I'm excited for a fun night of dinner and a movie with Josh and sleeping past 6:30am on Saturday. Morgan and my parents will have lots of fun, I'm sure!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This and That

So, life is a little crazy this week, but its improving day by day.

My grandfather (Sammy Morgan) was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer just after Christmas. He started Chemo last week and seemed to be doing quite well. That is, until Sunday evening, when he was rushed to the ER for some breathing issues and turns out he has pneumonia and a critically low sodium level. His cancer has caused a condition called SIADH which causes low sodium levels. Sodium is critical for normal body functioning and too little can lead to seizures, coma, brain damage or worse. He is still in ICU but his level is improving every day. He is a pretty tough guy and I know he can pull through this! Please keep him in your prayers!

So...with him in the hospital, my grandmother is by his side, meaning Morgan is without her nanny, so...luckily my dad can watch her. She's been with Pappa J all week and he's been great with her! I'm very lucky to have family around, I know!!

Changing gears....

EVERYONE is sick! I do family practice so I always see my fair share of sick visits every day; however, lately that is ALL is see! Flu, Strep, Bronchitis, Tummy Bugs, Sinus Infections and more Flu, Strep, etc!! Wash your hands people! You don't want this stuff!

Lastly, my baby girl is getting so big! She took her first steps last week and she's still only taking 2-3 at a time, but she's getting there. We'll have a walker before we know it! Yesterday morning, I told her she looked so much older. Her hair is growing and she's just starting to look less like a baby every day! She says DaDa, MaMa, Mom, Bye-Bye and Pow (I know that's a weird one, but that's what we say when she gives us a high-five and it just kind of stuck). She does patty cake all by herself and she has the most precious little wave you've ever seen. She brings us so much joy!!!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Colony Long's 1st Annual Christmas Party

Josh's aunt and uncle and their kids live just around the corner from us; which we LOVE! Marc and Tiff are more than our family, they are some of our very closest friends! We see them pretty often, but we decided we needed to have our own little Christmas party last week so the kiddos could play and exchange gifts. We went over to their house and had Marc's famous tacos and spent the evening watching the kids. Cade loves Morgan so much and he is so good with her and Landry loves to help take care of her! We are so blessed to have them so close!! It was a very fun new tradition!

12 Days of Christmas--Post #2

We're still counting the days till Christmas and here is what Meems and Pop have given Morgan for "The 12 days of Christmas" days 3-8. (they are a little out of order...but I hate uploading pics on blogger. If any of you know an easier way to get them in order, please let me know!)

Day 7--Bath Toys

Day 8

Day 8---A new bow! Isn't it cute?! Great for Spring!

Day 3--A new Christmas bow

Day 4--Christmas socks

Day5--A new phone

Day 6--A sippy cup

So cute!
ONLY 4 more days to go!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Blanket or No Blanket????

I have a question for all you moms out there. When your kiddos were little (around Morgan's age----8 months)...did you cover them with a blanket in the winter??? I always put Morgan in warm PJ's and socks and we keep the house warm, but I don't usually put a blanket in there because she's such a crazy sleeper I thought she'd just get out from under it anyway. But, I want to be sure she's warm.

So, what did you do?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 days of Christmas-Post #1

For several years now Josh's parents have done "The 12 days of Christmas" with their grandkids. Well, this is Morgan's first Christmas, so its the first time she has gotten to experience 12 days! Meems and Pop (Josh's parents) sent a big box of presents (each small things) labeled Day 1, Day 2, etc.... (And can you believe they also get them several other presents for Christmas day?...they spoil her, but hey, that's what grandparents do)

It started Monday 12/13 and here are the 1st 2 days so far!

Day 1: A new Christmas Ornament!

Day 2
Day 2...A book with my picture in it! So cute!
Its called--If You Were Santa


Sunday, December 12, 2010

The crazy things people say

Saturday we took Morgan to see Santa at Stonebriar mall. We had to wait in line about 40 minutes and of course, we were right behind Miss Chatty Cathy with her two kiddos. One was about 5 yrs old and the other was 10 months (I know because she told me practically her whole life story).

Anyway, I don't know how we started talking to begin with, but once we did, she looked at Morgan (who was sitting sweetly in her stroller minding her own business and eating Cheerios) and said "I was just thinking earlier when I saw ya'll that she looks really spoiled and I was thinking my son will one day have to deal with high-maintenance girls like her". that supposed to be a compliment? How should I take that. I really didn't know what to say, but you could tell that she didn't think she said anything wrong and that she thought she was being nice. I guess because her outfit was cute and she had a bow on that makes her high maintenance. I wasn't sure if I should smile or punch her in the face.

Fast forward to later Saturday night when we went to dinner at Snuffers.

Morgan loves going to restaurants so she was playing and flirting with strangers, as usual, when a guy who works there came over to tell us that he thought Morgan was very cute. He asked how old she was and then proceeded to say, "Well, you have about 3 more years before you say, I'm about done with you kid". WHAT??? Your done with your kid after 3-4 yrs? Do people never think before they speak?

The whole thing just made us laugh! People crack me up!