Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Man's Mind

Fall Break was amazing! It is exactly what I needed, to get away for a few days! We drove down to Houston Thursday night and got their about 1:30am. We made good time but by the 12:00am mark I could not keep my eyes open. Tara was asleep in the back and Brock had been driving the whole time and it was my job to stay awake and talk to him. I have found out that my body can't function past midnight anymore. Is this a sign of getting older? Great... But I was trying really hard to stay awake. Somehow my head would gravitate to the window and lean on it and fall asleep for a minute and then I would jolt awake and try talking to Brock and then my eyes would slowly close. It was a tough battle for an hour. But I made it and then we stayed up talking to Zach till about 3:00am! I guess once I get past 2:00am I am ok. I just don't understand how I could stay up till 3:00am on a daily basis my Freshman year. I guess Freshman are like superheroes and have this special ability to stay awake so late and talk on the computer to everyone... I don't know.

Well I discovered something about the mind of men on this trip. We went to a movie Saturday afternoon and we didn't eat lunch so I wanted some popcorn which means a pop as well. I gave Brock my credit card cause he told me to save seats and he would graciously wait in line to get me popcorn (how thoughtful that boy)! As I was walking back he asked me "do you want a small popcorn?" and I said..... "yes" (because we were eating dinner right after and I didn't want to spoil it). Well us girls went to save seats and here come the guys with the popcorn. Zach brings in a small popcorn and Brock brings in a LARGE popcorn and LARGE drink. What?? Didn't I say a small? I asked him why he got a large popcorn and he said...... "well it was a better deal." The usual phrase of men, it was a better deal. The funny thing is that it WASN'T a better deal because we only ate half of the popcorn and drank half of the drink and wasted the rest of it. So actually that 3 extra dollars that was spent for the "upgrade" was a waste. Men are just funny. I am not making fun of my love, I'm just stating that a man's mind is a funny one! :) Women have this mindset while shopping for clothing. You could be saving 20 dollars on an outfit, but you are still spending 40 dollars on the outfit and most likely in my case I shouldn't be spending that 40 dollars. But I feel good about it BECAUSE I SAVED 20 DOLLARS! It was a funny moment so I just had to share!

The rest of Fall Break was great! We had a great meal Saturday night that lasted about 3 hours... haha! it was like a 4 course meal! The meat didn't get done as quickly as we thought so we ate appetizers and salad and beans and then the meat! All the food was great though and I fell in love with the game Outburst. Thanks Zach and Amanda for letting us come down and see you guys for a couple of days!

Today I went in to make sure I can graduate and I CAN! That is so weird. I feel like I'm not old enough to graduate. I dont think it is real. OC has been my life FOREVER and its going to be weird to leave it behind. Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to graduate and start my future but some anxieties come along with it.

THUNDER UPPPPPPP!!!! In three hours I will be watching the Thunder kick off their season! SO EXCITED!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Engagement Pics :)

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry! I haven't really been keeping up with the blog and I apologize... But Brock and I took our engagement pictures on Monday!!!! Oh man it was so much fun! I had been trying to decide what I was going to wear for a couple of weeks and then took my clothes over to his house and we decided (I decided... haha) what he should wear. Brock loves to match :) And he loves his clothes. He is such a handsome man! Anyways, we found some great outfits and we were ready!

So I skipped my last class of the day cause we had to leave at 4:30 and we get out of class at 5:00. And I needed to get ready, I wanted that time to relax and get all beautified! I listened to my wedding play list to get me in the mood. Luckily God blessed me with a good hair day and I was so grateful! Well Brock got there to pick me up and I forgot that I put lipgloss on and went in for a kiss and he pushed me away! WHAT! I was so ready to see that man and he rejects my kiss??? Oh yeah, I had my colored lipgloss on... he doesn't like that stuff cause if he kisses me it gets all over him and its "hard" to get off. It was pretty cute cause he didn't want to mess anything up before the pictures.

We got down to Randy's studio and showed him our clothing choices and we were on our way. We started with our dressy outfits and found this pretty cool silver wall. Now was the time where we didn't know what to do... ha! Randy told us to just be ourselves and he would capture the moments, well what he didn't know is that we aren't the true models like some of the people he shoots for, and we needed some help! HA! So he had some fun with us and got us in some fun poses and such. I even showed some PDA!!! Oh man Brock was so excited that I would kiss him on camera, this was a big milestone for me. I just haven't been that big into PDA cause I feel like everyone is judging you and saying "gross" behind your back or "get a room" and such. I'm getting better though. Who cares what people think right?! I love this man and I'm gonna show it by golly! Well we walked around a block stopping and taking pictures along the way. Randy told us to try a funny pose on this bike rack thing and after the picture he said "oh, that wasn't a very good idea..." HA! But that is the only one he said it on so I'm thinking our pictures are gonna be awesome. He is the best photographer!

Oh and don't worry folks! We took a picture dedicated to our matching Sperrys. I know you were all worried we didn't get that picture... but we did! So we tackled Downtown and in the next few weeks we are going to take some field pictures and some pics at OC. While we were shooting in Downtown it started to sprinkle and we were worried about it raining. Well we decided if it did start pouring down rain he would take our picture in the rain! YESSSS!!! Who doesn't want a romantic picture in the rain and kissing in the rain! Well we didn't get that shot, but he is so excited about getting that picture that we are going to watch the weather and when it rains we are gonna have some fun!

The advice that I would give about engagement pictures is that wear something you are comfortable in and won't worry about what it looks like in pictures. Also just have fun and enjoy being with the one you love. We are excited for people to see our love through our pictures. A question he asked us before we got started was "do you see your pictures more passionate or fun?" obviously we picked FUN cause that is who we are. We are too people that have fun together and love eachother so much! Of course we got some passionate pictures too :) Not too many though OK MOM... hahaha!

Sidenote: Yesterday I gave a chapel announcement about Host and Hostess auditions. Chapel announcements are the most nerve racking things... My heart was pounding so fast! But I put out 30 applications yesterday and all 30 were picked up! WOOO so excited for that to get started! Well on the same day I had Gamma club meeting, two Spring Sing meetings, and talked to mom about wedding stuff. It was a full day all across the board!

FALL BREAK IS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! I am heading to Houston with Brock and Tara to go see my soon to be brother and sister in law Zach and Amanda! I'm so excited to get to see them and to get away for a bit!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Phone

This weekend I decided to turn off my phone for Friday night and all day Saturday. I wanted a break from the world and just wanted to be with Brock and my family. A funny thing I realized is how dependent I am of the Iphone. Once I turned it off at precisely 6:30pm on Friday, 10 minutes later I picked it up and pushed the button to see if I had any emails or missed calls. Obviously it didn't turn on, but it was confirmed that my phone is my haven. I decided to do this because it seems like everytime I hang out with Brock my phone rings about 5 times or I get 10 emails or text messages about things. So I wanted a phone free weekend. Saturday was great cause I just enjoyed my day and didn't worry about anything. It was a very good detox from Rush and Greek Week! It was funny cause Brock and I went to Academy and split up in the store cause we were looking for different things. Then it took about 10 minutes to find eachother cause we were walking in circles and he couldn't call me. I guess the phone is good for those situations.

It is very sad that our generation has become so dependent on technology. It wasn't too long ago before we had phones and people just had to rely on time and or actually go over to the person's house they wanted to talk to. There was no easy way of texting, everything was more personal. I do admit that the Iphone saves me in instances like email. I do get many emails a day and it is nice to keep up with it on the phone. But for some reason i tend to pick it up and look at it even when i don't have anything new to look at. It has become habit. I encourage you to challenge yourself to turn off your phones for the day. See how you feel and how freeing it is!

Yesterday we went to Gailardia and saw a wedding all set up. It was so pretty and Brock and I are ready for it to be here! I just sat in the reception hall dreaming up what our lay out would look like. It was funny seeing all the people in action getting everything ready. I heard the wedding planner say "there is no tux for the FOB from tuxedo junction" 1 hour before the wedding... oops! Everything was so beautiful and it was a gorgeous night! It was just very elegant and breath taking. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Life Happens

Good morning Blog World! Welcome to Greek Week :)

Flash back to this last weekend...
As we were getting ready for induction and all the festivities it became a very hectic week last week. All details needed to be perfect so our little rushees would have the BEST induction weekend! Well I got hit back to reality early Saturday morning. As I was driving back to my apartment I got to that stop sign by enterprise Square and quickly looked left and right, didn't see anyone coming, then BAM! There was a car perfectly positioned where those big Electrical Boxes are when I looked left so I didn't see it. So we smacked fenders and I felt like the world crashed down for an hour. I felt stupid and sooooo bad that I just tore up this girl's (Emmalee Mattern) car. But God is good and no one was hurt and if I would have gunned it at the stop it could have been a lot worse. We are both Ok and that is all that matters. I needed a good cry anyways so I guess the Lord provided for that as well :) He always provides.

Well induction was great and could not have been any better! I'm so proud of my Rush Directors because they did such a fantastic job. Now I am so excited for Greek Week because I LOVE MY GAMMA FAMILY!!!!

We are really cute, funny, smart, athletic, weird, and awesome! I love it! Our family is the Morgan family and we love each other! Our new sisters are Callie White and Sarah Walton! I could not be a prouder Mama Morgan! Here are some pictures of us :)

If you see two cute girls wearing orange sunflowers in their hair then that is them! You girls are beautiful! We are missing one sister in our picture and that is Summer Sinclair! We missed you this weekend! 

Last night my mom and I spoke at the mother/daughter banquet at Quest! I was so tired from the weekend and emotionally drained that I was a little worried I would not be able to deliver a very good speech, but it went really well! Then we get to the end and my mom almost made it through her part and then broke out the tears... great then came my tears and I still had to talk about Brock and how great of a man he is and how my mom loves him. I also had to quote Carrie Underwood's song Mama's Song which was a set up for tears anyway. But everyone loved it and it was a lot of fun. I love my Mama!

I'll leave you with a picture of all the lovely Gamma girls!!! 

And here is my rush class! We are finally Seniors and it feels weird. I love them so much! We love to have fun :)