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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Morgan Family Week in Review - 18 June - 12 August

Sunday – 12 August 2012 – Up at 2:30 am for software deployment. At 6am still not signed off. Back to bed at 7:30 until 1130.  Then Tara and I had a handoff and she was able to get a few hours of rest. 

Saturday – 11 August 2012 – Up at 3:30 am for software deployment.  Finished about 5:30am.  Zion and Exodus got up shortly thereafter.  Took Phoenix and Zion to Lowes for the Build and Grow Saturday session. Then came home and took a nap. Saturday evening Tara and I went to Leigh Hampton’s wedding at Twin Creeks Country Club.  The wedding was held on the 13th Hole of the golf course and it was officiated by Bishop Michael Smith (not my Bishop Michael Smith).

Friday – 10 August 2012 – Worked from home. Friday night Tara and I headed to Office Max to pick up some clearance home school items. Then we drove to Cedar Park for dinner. Tara picked up Moonies to go and then we ate at Thamnak Thai. Came home early to get to bed because I had to work in the morning.

Thursday – 9 August 2012 – Midnight and Phoenix seems to be going strong. We swim until about 1230am and then we settle in on our air mattress and watch Journey 2.  15 minutes into the movie and Phoenix is knocked out. We get up about 6:15 and start to pack up our stuff and head home.  I have my first call at 8am so I work from home today.

Wednesday – 8 August 2012 – Worked @ Dell until lunch. Came home and finished out day of work. Phoenix and I headed to Dell Diamond at 5:30. Made it in time to walk in the Cub Scout Parade and then changed into shorts to enjoy the game against the Las Vegas 51’s. The Express lost the game by two runs. After all of the fans cleared the park. Phoenix and I went swimming and had pizza. Phoenix really enjoyed the hot tub.

Tuesday – 7 August 2012 – Worked from Home. After work we took the boys to “long jump” and run at Cedar Valley MS.

Monday – 6 August 2012 – Worked from Home. After work we took the boys to the splash pad in downtown Round Rock. We ran into Daniel Caldwell and his son while we were there.

Sunday – 5 August 2012 – We all got up about 6:15am and took showers and then I made breakfast and then we headed to church at 8:20.  I bore my testimony in church about the how blessed we were as compared to the 16 million children living in poverty today of which ¼ of them live in Florida. Then came home and worked on the blog and cleaned up the house in anticipation of the Hall of Fame Game. Vince Penman came by to cut off the lock to the shed and then Ms. Jackson stopped by to visit for a short spell. Then we all sat down for a yummy dinner of spilt pea soup and garlic toast. Tara finished up and I reviewed her disability report. We also moved one step closer to our trip in January to Disney World by calling the World Quest Resort and making reservations for the 6th through the 14th of January 2013. Later that evening one of the boys walked in from the back yard with the keys to the lock that Vince cut off earlier.

Saturday – 4 August 2012 – Lazy Day for all of us. Defonza, old AKPsi friend came by to pitch the new Amway.  Later in the afternoon, Tara and I went to see Total Recall (sat a few seats down from Doug and Karen Matheson) and then we had dinner at Hao Hao in Round Rock.

Friday – 3 August 2012 – Work from Home – Massage in the afternoon.  Grilled burgers for Dinner.

Thursday – 2 August 2012 – Work from Home – Helped with kids – Kelli Lowe brought a yummy Chicken and Broccoli dinner.  Tara submitted her Social Security Disability Application.

Wednesday – 1 August 2012 – Sat around hotel all day waiting from a call from surgeon/insurance company to authorize surgery for Tara’s spinal fusion. Call never came, about 3 pm headed back to Austin.

Tuesday – 31 July 2012 – Headed to the Victory Hospital for Tara to the accurascope procedure by Dr. Alo. After the procedure I went to CVS to fill a prescription for the pain. Then we headed back to the hotel so that Tara could rest. Then in the afternoon we went to the office of Dr. Lee in Sugar Land to find out that Tara no longer needed a decompression, but needed a spinal fusion. We let there and went back to the hotel and then that evening we went and picked up dinner at the Goode B-bque on Kirby.

Monday – 30 July 2012 – Woke up at 2:30 and headed out to Houston at 3am. Arrived at the Victory Medical Center at 6 and then grabbed some breakfast at Denny’s. Tara was finished with her procedure by 10 and then I took her to Denny’s for breakfast which 30 minutes later she lost outside of the hotel. She rested most of the day and I went in the afternoon to see Spiderman. Then that evening we met Matresa Allison for dinner at the Goode Seafood Company off of Kirby.

Sunday - 29 July 2012 – Stayed home and prepared for our trip to Houston. Char and John picked up Princess, and that night we dropped off the boys with Michele Steed and Chrissta.

Saturday – 28 July 2012 – Up at 2:30 in the morning for software deployment at work. Tara came down at 11am. Did not finish the software deployment until late in the afternoon.

Friday – 27 July 2012 – Worked from home

Thursday – 26 July 2012 - Worked @ Dell and then taught MGT 4375

Wednesday – 25 July 2012 – Worked @ Dell and then taught last class of MGT 5312 @ Texas Roadhouse at Southpark Meadows.

Tuesday – 24 July 2012 – Worked from home. Barry and Margo left for Oregon today.

Monday – 23 July 2012 – Worked from Home, had an appointment with Betty Mendl, and then went to San Marcos to teach MGT 5312

Sunday – 22 July 2012

Saturday – 21 July 2012

Friday – 20 July 2012

Thursday – 19 July 2012 - Worked @ Dell and then taught MGT 4375

Wednesday – 18 July 2012 – Worked @ Dell

Tuesday – 17 July 2012

Monday – 16 July 2012 – Worked from Home, had an appointment with Betty Mendl, and then went to San Marcos to teach MGT 5312

Sunday – 15 July 2012

Saturday – 14 July 2012

Friday – 13 July 2012 – Worked from home.

Thursday – 12 July 2012 - Worked @ Dell and then taught MGT 4375

Wednesday – 11 July 2012 –

Tuesday – 10 July 2012 -

Monday – 09 July 2012 – Worked from Home then went to San Marcos to teach MGT 5312

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Thursday – 05 July 2012 - Got up and left the hotel and then it was back to the park for more fun and rides. We headed home about 2pm in the afternoon.

Wednesday – 04 July 2012 – Headed to San Antonio to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.  Hit the water park from 11am to 2pm and then went back to the hotel. At five we went to dinner at XXXXXX and then went back to the hotel until about 8pm. Then we headed back to the park for fireworks.

Tuesday – 03 July 2012

Monday – 02 July 2012– Worked from Home

Sunday – 01 July 2012

Saturday – 30 June 2012 – Started work at 2:30am and did not finish until about 5 pm that night. Bad day in the Morgan household.

Friday – 29 June 2012 – Worked from home.

Thursday – 28 June 2012 - Worked @ Dell and then taught MGT 4375

Wednesday – 27 June 2012

Tuesday -26 June 2012 – Worked from home. Boys when over to Michele’s today. Tara parents left at mid-day.

Monday – 25 June 2012– Worked from Home then went to San Marcos to teach MGT 5312

Sunday – 24 June 2012

Saturday – 23 June 2012

Friday – 22 June 2012

Thursday – 21 June 2012 - Worked @ Dell and then taught MGT 4375

Wednesday – 20 June 2012 – Worked @ Dell

Tuesday – 19 June 2012 – Worked from Home

Monday – 18 June 2012 – Worked from Home then went to San Marcos to teach MGT 5312

Morgan Family Week in Review -- 10-17 June 2012

Sunday - 17 June 2012 - Woke up at seven after a very fitful night of sleep. Made the bed and started updating the blog.

Saturday - 16 June 2012 - Woke up at about 7am with Zion after going to bed at midnight after the Michael Jackson Cirque show. Cleaned house for a little while and then Vince Penmen, my home teacher, knocked on the door at about 8:15. Started working in the garage on Steps 2-5 of constructing the shed. About 9:30 we moved the operation to the back yard and started on step 6. About 10:30 Mark Pope joined us. We got the sides up pretty quick and then my MIL mentioned that we should take pictures so I started taking pictures of our progress. We had lunch about 1 and then continued working until about 4:30. Mark and I talked for a while about coins and then I stopped in on Barb and Russ to tell them about our neighbor Kasey and then I went to the hospital to check on Erik, Kasey's husband.

Friday - 15 June 2012 - Worked @ home in the morning and had several call. Then at 1:30 had an appointment at LCM. Stopped by Fry's and Harbor Freight on my way home. At Fry's I signed up for Direct TV. Then I came home to have a meeting with the Great Oaks PTA Box Tops Coordinator. After the meeting I took a quick shower and Tara and I headed to St. David's Round Rock to visit our neighbor Kasey Wiley Butler. I went back to the ICU room to talk with Erik Butler and gave him a hug and received and update on Kasey's condition. Afterwards Tara and I headed to Arbor Walk to have dinner at Lupe Tortilla but they had an hour wait list so we went to Mimi's instead. After dinner we drove down to the Frank Irwin Center to settle in to watch Cirque du Soliel's Michael Jackson's Immortal Concert. I can truly say this was the best show that I have every seen in my life.

Thursday - 14 June 2012 - Worked @ Dell, then went to school and taught MGT 4375.

Wednesday - 13 June 2012 - Worked at Dell. Then came home and FIL and I inventoried shed contents and then I worked on step 1.

Tuesday - 12 June 2012 - Worked @ home. Went into work at 11am to meet with Stacey Zoll to discuss a different BSA position within IT. Cub Scout meeting at 5:30. Great meeting very emotional. (Insert Picture)

Monday - 11 June 2012 - Worked @ home. MGT 5312 Great Class.

Sunday - 10 June 2012 - Church, taught Sunday School, then came home and picked up around the house.

Morgan Family Week in Review -- 27 May - 9 June 2012

Saturday - 9 June 2012 - Barry and I took Phoenix and Zion to Lowes for a Build and Grow session. Took Margo out to Rudy's to enjoy her birthday Texas Style.

Friday - 8 June 2012 - Headed out to Leander to Nick Passe's for a night of relaxation with the fellas.

Thursday - 7 June 2012 - Worked @ Dell and then went to the Round Rock Center for the first night of MGT 4375. Have almost 40 students,

Wednesday - 6 June 2012 - Worked @ Dell.

Tuesday - 5 June 2012 - Worked from home.

Monday - 4 June 2012 - Worked from home. Headed to San Marcos on my lunch hour and worked the remainder of my day from my office (318) in McCoy Hall. Picked up mail and keys to the building and classroom with Pam and Paula. Then started class promply at 6pm. Only have four total stutdents and all of them are MAcy students three of which are graduating this August. One of my students Miguel Moreno commented that we worked together at Jeweler's National Bank back in 1997.

Sunday - 3 June 2012 - Sunday morning I got up took my shower and prepared breakfast for everyone. Then we all went to church and Barry bared his testimony of of the truthfulness of the gospel. I taught my Sunday School lesson (#18) and then went to Priesthood. At the start of the lesson I had to run home to take care of some business and then I went back to pick up Barry and then head home. Made lunch for the boy and then we put Exodus down for a nap. Ate lunch, then watched some TV and then took a short nap. Got up at 4 to make Johnny Cakes, and fresh Zuchinni Bread. After dinner took loaf of z-bread to the Morrows and to G & Jill and then stopped by the Wrights to give Lynden a cross stitch program and show him some of my cross stitch.

Saturday – 02 June 2012 - Tara and I went to the last show of the season at Bass Concert Hall:  Les Miserables.

Friday – 01 June 2012

Thursday – 31 May 2012 - Worked @ Dell.

Wednesday – 30 May 2012 - Worked @ Dell.

Tuesday – 29 May 2012 - Worked from home.

Monday – 28 May 2012 - Celebrated Phoenix's birthday at Gattiland with the Steeds, Delis', and Hinze families.

Sunday – 27 May 2012

Morgan Family Week in Review - 21 April -26 May 2012

Saturday - 26 May 2012 - Got to sleep in finally with out being sick or having to be somewhere. Woke up about 8am and then started working on the last month of blog. Was just commenting to my FIL the other day that you can't get to far behind or you start to forget things that you have done. Looking forward to the rest of the day. Going to clean up the garage a bit, work on the pantry and lay a few more bricks for my non HOA approved cinder block foundation for my new 10x12 storage unit. Later today at 4:30 we are meeting the Hinze family at Texas Roadhouse to celebrate Benson's graduation dinner, and then out to the Cedar Park Center for the McNeil High School Graduation.

Friday - 25 May 2012 - Worked from home in the morning. Had the Beast towed to 620 Auto. Then in the afternoon I met up with Brenda and Gary Peek to help them move. Worked with them for several hours and then came home to mow the yard and take care of the boys while Tara met up with Deb Pope and Beth Delis as they attended the taping of The X-Factor at the Frank Irwin Center.

Thursday - 24 May 2012 - Worked from home on Thursday. Had to go at lunch time and pick up Phoenix at school b/c he had hit another boy on the playground. Then at 1:30 we had to take Phoenix to see Dr. Richards. She indicated that she believed that some of Phoenix's aggression was being cause by the Kepra.

Wednesday - 23 May 2012 - Got up early and went in early for our Wednesday morning briefing. My time had come up to brief the GBS and APOS stuff that I am now responsible for. Then I had a 1x1 with my manager and afterwards I went to The Well at Dell Health Center at Parmer South. PA said I mostly likely had a virus, but to be safe she ran some bloods tests and then sent me back to the health center at RR7 to have a strep test run. Afterwards I went home and got some more rest. All the while Tara has been feeling like dirt and had the same thing that Zion and I picked up. Tara took Princess to the vet b/c she has been sick. Later that evening I had to pick up an Rx from People's Pharmacy that cost $42 that had to be compounded.

Tuesday - 22 May 2012 - Felt a little better on Tuesday morning and worked from home, but by lunch time my fever was 102.6 so I laid down again to get some rest. Got up later in the evening and finished working on my slides for Liz's Wednesday morning briefing.

Monday - 21 May 2012 - Monday morning I got up and worked from home. I was supposed to be off b/c of working a deployment on Saturday, but by noon I was feeling terrible and had a temperature of 104. My fever broke late Monday night early Tuesday.

Sunday - 20 May 2012 - Zion woke up complaining that his stomach was not feeling well. We all attended church and then the Hinze's and the Seale's over for dinner. By later in the day Zion really was not feeling too good and then Tara said that she was not feeling well . Tara's mom made two roasts with potatoes and carrots which was absolutely delicious.

Saturday - 19 May 2012 - I got up and went to Harbor Freight with my FIL and then took both he and Phoenix to the end of the year Cub Scout party at Brushy Creek Lake Park. I left them there and I came home to start work on a deployment. Tara had to take Exodus to Treehouse at 11 to get another antibotic/steroid. I finished work at about 6:30pm and then later that evening I hit OfficeMax and CVS.

Friday - 18 May 2012 - Day 3 at Texan Eye in the morning. Then at lunch I hit Staples to use $20 in recycling credits to use. Tara and her parents went to Cedar Valley to check out Madi in one of her productions. Late afternoon I went to see Battleship at Gateway. Then that evening I purchased a chair for my mom from OfficeMax

Thursday - 17 May 2012

Wednesday - 16 May 2012 - Went to work @ Dell and then that evening Tara and I had a date night where went up to the mall to have dinner. We ran in to Claire's family (all of them and met her brother (A&M-Engineer) and sister (Texas-PA). Tara had a burger and I had a hotdog. After dinner we went to Jared to look at rings.

Tuesday - 15 May 2012 - Worked from home. Had a Cub Scout Parent night at 7pm. Tara and her parents went to Logan's to celebrate Natalie's birthday. We gave her a cute purple Coach purse.

Monday - 14 May 2012

Sunday - 13 May 2012 - I got up and made breakfast for everyone and then gave Tara and her mom their new Coach bags for Mother's Day. I gave my talk about how Priesthood leaders should take more responsibility at home in regards to prayer, scripture reading and family home evening.

Saturday - 12 May 2012 -

Friday - 11 May 2012 - Worked from home

Thursday - 10 May 2012 - Worked @ Dell

Wednesday - 09 May 2012 - Worked @ Dell

Tuesday - 08 May 2012 - Worked from home

Monday - 07 May 2012 - Took today off from work for Tara's Birthday - Took Tara, Barry, Margo, Chrissta, Beth to Fogo de Chao for lunch. While we were there, I ran into Mike Smith from the Austin Ward.

Sunday – 6 May 2012 – Went to bed a midnight and took Princess out to pee in the rain. Then got up and six and took her out again. Tara had the three o’clock wake up. Tara started the shower and then turned it off because she did not have any hot water and it was then that I realized that I had not plugged the hot water heater back in. I fixed breakfast for everyone and then we took two cars to church. I bared my testimony about my interview with Concordia. Then I taught Chapter 16 about holding on to the iron rod in Sunday school. Had all of my regular students, plus Emory Morrow and Kate Bean. Had the Hine’s over for Hawaiian Haystacks for dinner.  Then we all celebrated Tara’s birthday with Krispy Kreme that I had picked up on Saturday night. Gave her some new Texas State shirts and a new White and Grey Leather Coach Bag with a purple lining.

Saturday – 5 May 2012 – Up with the boys at 6am. Made two pound cakes.  Weeded and turned soil in both of the raised beds. Then met with Teresa Zell at 1045 to drop of an MBA recommendation, stopped by Home Depot, then dropped off some ink cartridges at my moms. Then came home and Barry and I went to G-Man’s crawfish boiled and hung out with the Dellis’.  In the afternoon Tara and her mom went to Phoenix game and then came to the house and picked up Sarita and the boys and went to the Great Oaks Carnival. Moved the cable box into the guest room, changed the temp on the hot water heater and fixed two boards on the fence.

Friday – 4 May 2012 – Keystone all day. Tara came for lunch and we went to the Seoul Korea House for lunch and then had a 1:30 appointment at LCM. Saw Avengers at Regal at the Arboretum.

Thursday – 3 May 2012 – Worked @ Dell all day and then came home and we all hung out.

Wednesday – 2 May 2012 – Boys to see Dr. Joey. Wednesday afternoon the Hinze kids came by to see their grandparents. We all had scalloped potatoes and sausage for dinner.

Tuesday – 1 May 2012 – Keystone all day. Saw Safe at Regal at the Arboretum.  Tara and Beth picked up the Clift’s at 1:30 and did not get home until 3am and then we got to bed about 4am. Called in about 6 and worked from home instead of going in.

Monday – 30 April 2012 – Went to Dr. Stovall, lunch at Whataburger, MRI at 6 and then was cancelled. Phoenix did not go to soccer practice.

Sunday – 29 April 2012 – Stay home from Church today. Had a relaxing day at home with the boys watching TV, napping, and hanging out.

Saturday – 28 April 2012 – Woke up at 5 am and took Princess out and she finally went poop in the back yard.  I was so proud of her. Then I took her upstairs and put her back in her kennel and then about 30 minutes Exodus actually used his words to say that he was ready to get up (he normally just screams and throws all of his bedding out of the crib). I then spent the morning cutting coupons and picking up around the house. Zion got up about 6:30 and Phoenix got up about 7. By 8 am Phoenix was tripping because he could find any of his other than his Crocs which he did not want to wear outside. Tara got up about 9 and then took all the boys to Cat Hollow Park to meet the Morrows.

Friday 27 April 2012– Worked from home. Had an appointment at Texas Eye and then came home for a two more meetings. Then I went with Tara to the Great Oaks Vet for Princess’ first well check and shots. Saved a ton of money by signing up for a pet plan for $350 which will end up savings us over $300. In the evening I realized about an hour late that I was supposed to bid on a few items for my coworker Jamie. Tara and I went to see the remake of 21 Jumpstreet.

Thursday – 26 April 2012 – Worked @ Dell. After work drove home to change cars and then the family went to the Round Rock Campus for the Student Leadership and Activities Organization (SLAO) potluck. Afterwards we shipped Lisa’s birthday present.

Wednesday – 25 April 2012 – Received guidance from my manager that my skip level’s Wednesday morning briefing was optional for those not presenting. I called in from the car for the 730 and gave my name and then skip level made it very clear that she wanted all Austin personnel in the office and at the meeting, so I high tailed into the office. Jamie and I went to Pluckers for the March of Dimes fundraiser. After work,

Tuesday – 24 April – Received and email from an old friend at DADS that Concordia was looking for PhDs who were Christian to teach in their MBA program. I then obtained the MBA Coordinators phone number and left her a message about 10am. At 12:30 she called me back and we basically had a phone interview.  It was evident that she was about to pull the trigger on hiring me when she asked if I was a Christian and I told her, “yes, I am a Mormon loud and proud,” in which she then proceeded to tell me that she could not hire me because Concordia, a Lutheran funded school, did not recognize Mormons as a Christian faith.

 Monday – 23 April 2012 – Worked from home in the morning and then delivered Meals on Wheels at 1030.  We had a quick family home evening lesson where I showed the boys the difference between purchasing Kona Ice from the school for $5 versus paying $1 for the same size Icee from the Signature store. After dinner, Phoenix and I went to the YMCA fields for soccer practice.

Sunday – 22 April 2012 – We got up and I prepared breakfast and got everyone ready for church. As we were about to leave Zion developed a really bad nose bleed and so Tara stayed at home with him and Exodus. Phoenix and I went to Sacrament Meeting and stay in the last pew with Jill Mast.  Right before the start of the meeting I made eye contact with Bishop Allison and made my way to the stand so that I could bless the sacrament. Phoenix moved to the cheap seat and sat with Josh and Xander. I taught my Sunday School class and then had to run home for a quick break and then headed back to have Priesthood outside due to the floor in the cultural hall being refinished. After church I went to home teach the Swans at noon and the Kinchens at 1pm. Afterwards I came home and then Tara left to meet up with Beth Delis whose brother had passed a few days earlier. For dinner Tara made homemade cordon bleu which was yummy.
Saturday – 21 April 2012 – For some strange reason I was up at 4:20 am and unable to go back to sleep so I decided to come downstairs and work on the blog. Took Princess out for her morning sabbatical and it was really cold…..only 48 degrees. Did some work around the house and then got Tara up about 645 so that I could take The Beast to Sam’s to pick up a new mattress. While there I asked about a desk that Tara and I had seen before. The manager marked the desk down from $278 to $229. We got the mattress loaded on the truck and then as they were loading the desk I noticed some damage that we could not see when we in the store due to the location of the desk. We had the manager come out and look at the desk and then I decided to return the desk. The Beast got me and the mattress back home and then Tara and I were able to use the furniture dolly to move it to the garage. Phoenix had a soccer game at noon and I stayed at home with the two younger boys. Saturday night Tara and I went to see Think Like a Man at Tinsletown which we bo