Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A New Blog Address

The time has come to switch to wordpress. Please stop by at www.mostlymorgan.wordpress.com and say hello! I would love to know who is still reading--leave a comment!

Monday, August 24, 2009


My handsome little one finally stands still for a photo from the mamarazzi!

Digging in his pocket to make sure that his matchbox car is still there...he's such a BOY. His pockets are full of tiny cars, pebbles, you name it! He told me that his backpack was too heavy but he wanted to bring his little blue tote full of cars...priorities!!
Have a GREAT DAY little man! I love you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Friends

We had a fantastic visit with Lee and Zoe! Morgan and I were thrilled to spend some time with so many of the families that we speak to online. Zoe, Lulu, and Amos are all such wonderful little kids. Morgan could not stop talking about his new friends...
We also met up with Sharon and Aven and Kelly and Ada--we had a blast playing at the park and at the children's museum. It was so much fun to connect!
Lee spoiled us rotten while we were there--and took so many gorgeous photos. Morgan and I are going to start pestering Jeremy to let us move closer...

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Thanks to my mom for giving us one of our best nights as a family :)
Last night, a tent, tunnel, and tepee arrived for Morgan in the mail. We set it up before dinner and had a blast. Morgan was running around in his mismatched pj's--Daddy always neglects to choose a matching set--shrieking "My Tunnel! My Tepee"
Even Mommy and Daddy had to get in on the fun...resulting in near surgical removal of said tunnel from our backsides. Toddlers only!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Recipe

It's been a while since I've posted a great recipe--and this one from Cooking Light is our new summer favorite. For speed, I modified the recipe at home--using a bottled light Champagne Viniagrette that I found at the grocery store. Believe it or not...I don't always have an open bottle of white wine to mix in to salads :)

The salad is cool, fruity, and delicious with all of the summer ripe fruits and tart cheese with crunchy almonds on top. Serve with some grilled chicken and artisan bread it makes an easy meal.
Lovin it!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

The last month of Summer....

Don't you love how absorbed Claire is by Daddy's story??

After my last post, no doubt everyone is imagining me with a champagne glass in hand...wittily bantering with a new group of fabulous friends. Truth is, things have been quiet here. I have finally finished putting together Morgan's life book this past week--struggling mightily with software and digging up old photos that were nearly lost in the great computer crash of 09.

We are also getting ready for Morgan to start at a new preschool this fall. I've picked out the cutest backpack by Dante Beatrix and I am dying to purchase the matching suitcase. As much as we travel I know we would get our money's worth...however, my luck with luggage is nothing but BAD. I've been through two expensive suitcases in the past 4 years and am now sporting a Tar*get special that (unfortunately) hasn't let me down. It seems that the better the suitcase the worse the airlines luggage crew treats it. Alas...my dream Dante Beatrix suitcase would have to be carry on only and we all know when you fly with kids that you would check your child to avoid carrying on one more blasted thing!
I finished shopping for Morgan's "back to school wardrobe" online today. Far better than braving the mall traffic--now that Gap and Old Navy ship their goods together! Hurrah! We also scored 2 pairs of sneakers on Zappos--having been told that Morgan's Crocs were not acceptable playground shoes at the new school. I always have trouble finding little guy shoes in our area and love Zappos because they ship in 24 hours and it is FREE.
On the social side--Morgan and I enjoyed a play date last week with a beautiful little girl from our international adoption play group. Her mom is a Registered Dietitian like me! It was so much fun to hang out with someone that I have a lot in common with.
I was also pleasantly surprised that a new staff member in Jeremy's department has a 5 year old girl adopted from China. Now, there are four families in his department with internationally adopted children. Watch out! We're taking over :)
I am excited to meet some blogging friends in 2 weeks when Morgan and I travel to see Lee and Zoe, Jenn and Amos, and Emily and Lulu! I have enjoyed following their blogs so much over the past 2 years and can't wait to meet these ladies and their adorable kiddos :)
Like many people lately, I wonder why I am continuing with the blog now that we are home and nothing much is happening...but I keep going because of the fantastic people that I have met along the way. Thank you my friends!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just Say Yes!

So um...since we've been parents something has definitely changed in our social lives. The truth is, we've gone from the couple who goes out every weekend and some week nights to those people that actually know what day shows come on TV and rarely leave the house.

We've talked about it--why don't our child free friends want to hang out?? Who wouldn't love a toddler friendly dinner complete with Morgan spitting his food back on the plate as a grand finale? It's a far cry from trendy restaurant life and cocktails! Heck...even the time I volunteered to do a hash run with one of Jeremy's friends didn't pan out. For three hours I ran around the desert thinking...I should be home...I should be home...

It's not that parents don't want to have fun. We do! It's just that our social networks need to change and it is rather hard to meet parents because we are all...well...at HOME.

So this month I am saying "Yes". Ask me out and I will go!

It's actually working--Morgan and I have gone to see Dora the Explorer with my dear friend Sue Ann and her son Andrew. I've had dinner and a movie out with the girls--Kate and Leslie. Last night we accepted an invitation for cocktails with another friend who is growing her own business...and even brought the little guy. I even hosted a playdate for our international adoption play group :)

It is possible to have a life after children. You have to work at it....so just say YES!