Favorite Quotes

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  • "I'm so busy.... I don't know if I found a rope... or lost my donkey! - Unknown"
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving with Granny and Pawpaw

We had a great Thanksgiving with Granny and Papaw. The girls helped Granny cook. They made a batch of deviled eggs, but ate them all before we ever sat down to eat Thanksgiving dinner!!! We watched movies and football and took naps. And just enjoyed each other's company. We have alot to be thankful for. Here are my two favorite quotes from the day.

My Dad won't ever answer us kids 'cause he's too lazy to talk!!! - Libby Pool.

House full of kids. House full of dogs. Good food. Days like these are what makes life worth living!!! - David Morgan

P.S. I pitched in and tried to help cook the Mashed Potatoes....one simple little thing...and they tasted like crap. LOL. WHO can mess up mashed potatoes!!! Me. That's who!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Crazy Discussions My Kids Have

We were in the car this week...and for whatever reason they start talking about Mammals. They are arguing about what is and is not a mammal. So Frank, a knowledgable sixth grade spouts off "You can tell it's a mammal because it has live babies." Carlie, my first grade, quickly corrected him "Actually Frank, that's not true. The exception to that is the Platypus which IS a mammal, but lays eggs!!!"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Blind Side

My family and I went to see the movie "The Blide Side" this weekend. It's about a wealthy Memphis family that took in a large black boy who was homeless and he became an NFL football player. It's actually the true story of Micheal Oher.

I loved the movie and so did my family. Reminded me so much of our situation with JB. But so far we don't have the fairy tale. My high school football player that we took in just pled guilty to a felony and will have to toe a straight and narrow line for two years to stay out of jail. But ...I haven't given up on him. So much of the movie I related to....the strange big kid suddenly showing up in the family Christmas picture...and the questioning relatives. My grandma warning me about taking in a teenage boy in a home where I had small daughters...and driving around on the wrong side of town looking for him after we'd had a "fight". But also a proper hug.

After the movie, I sent him a txt just because I was thinking about him. He wanted to know what I'd been up to, and I told him about the wreck last weekend. He was outraged that I hadn't called and told him about it when it happened. I sent him a text back that I didn't think he cared that much, and I wasn't hurt anyway. And he sent back "Well I expect you to tell me when anything bad happens to any of you in the future!!" He cares. I hope he can work out his issues.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Family Nursery Rhymes

These were rhymes my Mom taught me when I was little. I've never seen them in any Nursery Books :0)

I'm just a little girl...with just a little figure.
Go away boys....til I get a little bigger.

When I was a little girl..about this High.
Mommy'd take a little switch and make me cry.
But now I'm a big girl, and Momma cain't do it.
So Daddy takes a big switch and hops right to it.

Ooey Gooey was a worm,
a mighty worm was he.
He climbed upon the rail road tracks,
the train he did not see.
Oooooey Gooooey.

Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair,
Fuzzy wuzzy wasn't very Fuzzy...was he.


Adult says *Who fired that shot?*
Child says *I fired it...I fired it*
(Play on words..often comes out *I farted...I farted*)


How many chucks could a woodchuck Chuck.
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.


My Momma told me...if I was goody,
that she would by me...a rubber dolly.
My Auntie told her...I kissed a soldier,
now she won't buy me...a rubber dolly.

3, 6, 9...the goose drank wine,
the monkey chewed tobacco on the street car line.
The line broke and the monkey got choked,
and they all went to heaven in a little row boat.
Putt Putt.


I'm sorry little playmate,
I can't come out and play.
My Dolly has the flu,
Boo Hoo, Hoo, Hoo, Hoo.

Climb up my rainbow,
slide down my cellar door,
And we'll be best of friends,
for ever, more, more...
More, more, more, more.

Bumbely, Bumbely, Bumbely Buck,
How many fingers do I have up?

Coca Cola went to town.
Pepsi Cola knocked him down.
Dr. Pepper fixed him up,
and now he's drinking 7-Up.


Hi, My name is Joe.
I have a wife and three kids,
and I work in a button factory.
One day my boss came to me,
and said *Joe, are you busy?*
I said *No*
He said *Turn the button with your right hand*

(Make button turning motion...repeat with both arms legs, head, etc)

Then end with:

Hi, My name is Joe.
I have a wife and three kids,
and I work in a button factory.
One day my boss came to me,
and said *Joe, are you busy?*
I said *Yes*

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Well They Both Said Yes!!!

I went down with my Mom and Dad to my cousin Matt's wedding. I look Libby with me because she PROMISED she'd not talk to much and she'd work and help decorate. Well when we got there the church was too dark for me to use my built in flash.

So my Dad and I went in search of one in his car. We ended up going all tbe way to Tulsa. I was driving. My Dad's cell phone wasn't working, so he had his cell phone out to find my Uncle's number and he was trying to dial it into my cell phone. We were stopped in our lane of traffic when WHAM we are hit from behind. I heard the tires squeal before we were hit, but there wasn't anything that I could do. We were the first car in a three car chain. Both the cell phones in Dad's hands went flying as well as the glasses off his face. My head slammed back against the head rest. We got out, and a young girl hadn't been paying attention and had rear-ended another car which then was pushed into us. Thankfully no one was hurt.

But it was the full works, police, firetruck, etc right in the middle of the busiest part of Tulsa.

By the time we got the wreck cleaned up and cars towed, and a rental car, we missed Matt's wedding completely!! While we were at the rental car place, the agent goes "Mr. Morgan will your wife be driving as well?" (while looking at me). I go "I" am his DAUGHTER. And he goes "Oh". So needless to say we had a hard time fitting my Dad's inflated head into the rental car. LOL.

All the time we were waiting, we were trying to call my Mom's cell phone to let her know what had happened. Later we found out that her purse...along with her cell phone...was in the car. Along with the clothes she and Libby were going to change into for the wedding...and the wedding presents. Oppps.

I asked Libby how the wedding went. She thought about it a second and said "Well it was really pretty....and they BOTH said Yes!!!"

BTW, Mom said that Libby did work really hard. She decorated and cooked and served food. I was proud of what a good helper she was.

The truck of Mom and Dad's car was just blown apart. We are waiting to see if it is totalled.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Old and Sterilized

Frank and Libby just came back from the "health" field trip where they learn about the birds and the bees. Frank went on Wednesday and Libby went today. So last night, Bob was asking Frank about what he'd learned. Frank was mortified and didn't want to talk about it.

So they moved on to other things, and Frank was telling Bob that one day he's was going to grow up to be big enough to beat him up. They were just joking around....boy stuff. And Frank says "Well I may not be able to beat you up now...but some day you'll be old and sterilized...and I'll get you then?" We both go "STERILIZED??!?!?" And Frank says "Yeah, you know....where you can't move any more....sterilized." LOL. So we explained to him the diffence between sterilized and paralyzed. Bob told Frank "Oh MAN, you KNOW this is going on facebook!!!" LOL

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Discipline in a Modern World

You know when I was a kid, if I wouldn't clean up my room, my Dad would threaten to spank me and that was enough to get me motivated.

However, the world has moved on. Yesterday Carlie and Madi were to clean up the room they share....and it was a PIT. Madi went in there and worked a while, but Carlie wouldn't help her. So finally I told Madi she'd done enough and Carlie would have to finish it herself.

She threw the most awful tantrum. I told her that she wasn't going to get to eat dinner until her room was clean. So she laid in her bedroom floor and screamed "I guess I'll just have to eat alot at breakfast in the morning since I'm not going to get any dinner tonight." and better yet "I guess I'm not going to get to eat until I get in High School." or "I'm going to starve to death."

I went in there and spanked her and that didn't work either.

Finally I heard Frank mutter under his breath "Geeze, if that had been me throwing a fit like that you'd have taken pictures and sent them to everyone." And he's right. I have some SPECTACULAR videos of him throwing tantrums when he was little and some pretty recent pictures of big boy tantrums.

So I got my camera phone out and made a video of Carlie throwing her fit. I told her she had 15 minutes to get the room cleaned up, or I was going to post it on Face Book. That did the trick. She had that room cleaned up in a heartbeat...all the while squalling..."No, don't put it on facebook where everyone can seeeeeeee!!!!"

Ahhhhh....kids these days.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hard Questions

Mr. Robey came to Winfield to watch Frank's last regular season football game. Frank was on the field, and I was taking pictures of the team. Libby was sitting by Mr. Robey. When I came to check on them, Mr Robey goes "Man, Julie, don't ever do that to me again?" I go "What?" He said when you left Libby started grilling me with hard questions "Why didn't you keep me?" "Are you still married to my Mom?" "How many tattoos does she have?" "Is your grown up son in jail?" "How many tattoos does HE have?" "How old are you anyway?" "You've been with your girlfriend for five years, so why haven't you married her yet?" "Are you gonna marry her?"

Boy, she nailed him in true Libby fashion. LOL. To his credit, I think he did a pretty good job of answering her questions. He told her that we all decided at the time that the best thing for Frank and Libby was to live with us, and she should be very glad she has such a great home. I told him I thought he did a fine job....all we can do is tell them the truth.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Carlie comes up with some great new words. The other day I picked her up from school and she had her bag and coat and a bunch of other stuff. When we got to the car she says "Mom, would you open the door for me? I'm kinda full-handed!!!"

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