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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Morgan Family Week in Review - 22 - 28 May 2011

On Sunday we attended Kamryn Carden's 1st Birthday at Futurity Farms out in Elgin, Texas.
The boys love going out there because they get to see and pet all kind of animals.

On Monday morning I was summoned to Williamson County Court for Jury Duty. I made the first two cuts but then they released me with a vote of thanks and sent me on my way with $6.00. The one thing that I learned that day was that the Great State of Texas has there own Texas State Flag pledge and the attending judge made us all say the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.

Tuesday morning Tara, Kelly, and I went for a three mile walk. Tara and I went to Brackenridge hospital to visit my fraternity brother, Justin Yule who had a UTV accident.

Wednesday morning, I did a quick two mile run. That afternoon I attended the CRP for staff, lunch, and an afternoon session. Tara took to the boys to the dentist. Wednesday night, Jamie Echols and family came over for diner. Tara made Cordon Bleu and fresh green beans from the garden along with garlic mashed potatoes. Jamie brought some yummy brownies.

Thursday I was able to get the yard mowed and cleaned up the back yard and set up the patio set. On Thursday night I attended Alex Oldroyd's Eagle Court of Honor.

Phoenix's last day of school was on Friday. Tara attending his end of year party in the morning and then later in the day, Tara and I both had massages. Friday night we attended a Graduation Party at Brushy Creek Park and the boys were able to play at the water park before coming home.

On Saturday I went for a run/walk at Brushy Creek trail for the first time since early March. I didn't get started until about 9 and it was already very hot and windy. When i finished I delivered graduation cards to several of our family friends and was able to give Daryl Gibson a few fresh green beans from the garden. When I returned home, Tara told me that the garbage disposal was not working so I called InSinkerator and did some troubleshooting and got it working again. Overnight the wind had kicked up and knocked over the patio table and umbrella. Tara and I we out attempting to fix the table when the wind caught it and it just right on the edge of the patio and shattered the entire glass tabletop. So then we spent the next 30 minutes using the Shop Vac cleaning up the mess. It was sort of sad b/c we purchased that patio set while we lived in our first apartment waiting for our house to be built back in 2004. For dinner we rounded up the boys and headed to Red Lobster for family date night and then did some shopping at Sam's and HEB.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Morgan Family Week in Review - 15 - 21 May 2011

Week started with attendance at church. Sacrament went well but Zion did not want to be left in Primary, so I took Tara and the two younger boys home and I went back for Sunday School and Priesthood.

Sunday afternoon the family met up with Hinze's, Steeds, et al, at Pepperrock Park to celebrate Benson's and Natalie's birthdays. The weather was perfect and we had a fun few hours spending time with family and friends outside at the park.

The week was pretty laid back with Tara back on the scene from her New York visit. Tara met Bridgett for lunch at the new Rosa's cafe on 1431. My mom stopped by with fresh baked cookies on Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon Tara had to take Exodus to Treeshouse because he was not feeling well. The doctor said it was a virus in his throat. Then on Thursday, Exodus had his 18th month well check.

I went in to work on Wednesday and Thursday with week. I had a demo of USP on Thursday morning at PS3 and then attended a session of the LATAM 1.5 CRP.

Friday morning I took Phoenix to school and stay with him for breakfast. I went back later that day to pick him up along with his classmate Hayden Turner for a play date. Phoenix said his "joints were hurting" so when we all got home I gave him some Tylenol and he settled down and had a great time with his buddy, Hayden. Tara was supposed to have a massage today, but she even mentioned that she was not feeling well.

Friday evening, I had a work dinner at the Walburg Restaurant in Walburg which is about 30 minutes northeast of the house. Scott met at the house and then I drove. We all had a good time and the food was great. We even stayed for a while after dinner to listen to the band which reminded me of my times in Germany during Octoberfest.

On Saturday morning, I got up at 6 with Phoenix. Phoenix had a soccer game in which he almost scored a goal and had a very good assist. That even Tara and I had a date in which we went to see Bridesmaids and then went to dinner at the Seoul Korea House on Anderson.

Garden of Eden - May 2011

Well it is not looking good for the cucumbers and squash. Most of the plants have shrivelled up and there are but a few blooms left. We have been watering every other day, but it has not seemed to help. The green beans look really good and we pulled off a few of them this week, but not enough to to. Tomatoes and peppers look ok, but only one of the tomoate plans actually has tomatoes on it. The figs look pretty good with only watering once a week, but the plum and apple have not really shown any promise.

Pictures to follow either this evening or tomorrow.