Our Family

Our Family
Josh, Zoey and Me

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers out there!  I've been slacking on posting new blogs.  Its just so hard to do when I have a dino for a computer in my freezing computer room, lol.  And you can forget about me typing a blog on my phone, it would take me all day long to type out a page of words.  So anyways, here I am.  I'm gonna try to keep y'all up to date on our life at least once a week.  Keyword is 'try'. 

Lets see what has taken place since my last entry....

Last Thursday, February 2nd, I tried to do my quarterly duties and give blood.  Well because I'm not taking my vitamins like I should I couldn't give.  My iron was way too low for them to accept me.  I have always had issues with low iron.  My blood is in great need but unfortunately people with my type of blood if you don't keep your iron levels up you cannot give blood.  So I am trying my best to take my vitamins or eat iron enriched foods to keep the levels up.  And the next time I give blood I should be good to go.  Plus when my iron levels are that low I feel weak and don't feel like doing anything.
Well Saturday, February 4th was the annual Polar Plunge, an event that our county participates in.  The Polar Plunge raises money for the Special Olympics.  I am so proud of our county, they raised a good amount of money for this great cause.  Not sure how much exactly but it was way up there.  If I find out I will let you readers know!!  Well let me explain a little about what is the Polar Plunge.  The Polar Plunge is when the pledgees get people to give money towards the pledgee and depending on the goal that the pledgee made will decide if they go into the ocean, how long they go in and how deep they go in.  If people really want you in that cold, freezing water, they will give money to make sure you are going in.  It's a fun way to raise money for an excellent reason.  Their slogan is 'Freezin for a Reason' lol too funny, huh?  My husband does it every year.  This year my daughter was willing to go in and she did.  This year was the hottest out there that it has been in a long time.  I was very warm.  They said the water was nice, I didn't try it because I didn't bring anything for me to change into.  See pictures below of my family at the beach.

Zoey and Daddy on the beach before the plunge.

Zoey getting ready to go in the water.

Daddy and Zoey lining up to go plunge!
The beach was crowded with plungers and onlookers!

Daddy and Zoey coming from their plunge into the Atlantic!
Zoey being her silly self!

Zoey being wrapped up with our over sized towel!

Well the next day, Sunday was the Super Bowl!  Good game with great commercials.  I watch the game for the commercials, lol.  The half time was a good show with Madonna as the main act then had several other artists appear on stage with her, which included LMFAO.  That group is Zo's favorite!  She loves to dance to their music.  She will tell you 'I'm sexy and I know it'.  It is the funniest thing!  My Zoey can keep you entertained.
Speaking of being entertained by her, her paw paw and maw maw came this past weekend to see her.  Paw paw and maw maw is Josh's dad and step mom!  Zoey loves them to pieces.  They played and played this weekend.  See the pictures below and you will understand what I mean, lol.  They also came to help us celebrate our 11th anniversary.  Yes, Josh and I have been married a long time.  We went to eat at a hibachi style restaurant at the mall.  I can't remember the name but it was wonderful!  Our cook/server was excellent.  Btw that type of food is not approved for our diet, lol.  But I guess it doesn't hurt to splurge every once and a while.  Zoey did not like the fire that the cook did.  If you have every been to eat hibachi food you know that your cook makes a large fire in front of you before they cook the meat.  Well Zoey was not thrilled with that at all.  And every time our cook would make a sudden move she would whimper and put her head down on my arm.  Bless her heart!  But she did enjoy her food.  Sunday we spent sometime with them before they had to head out on the road to get back home.  Oh and we got to see paw paw's new truck, very nice btw!  It rides good too.  Josh, Zoey and I all fit in the back seat and yes Zoey was in her car seat.  Unfortunately I didn't snap any pic's of his new wheels.  Below are the pictures I'm only gonna add the names of who is in the picture.


Maw Maw Mary and Zoey

From left, Paw Paw Rob, Maw Maw Mary and Zoey on the bottom.

Well Sunday night I decided to surf on the Internet and I got a great idea.  My high school buddy, Christy, had posted pictures of a homemade Valentine gift that she did for her daughters Sunday School class.  She got the idea off of pinterest.com.  My new love.  I give her the credit for this idea though.  I was going to just do the store bought Valentine cards that have candy with it for Zoey's class until I found this wonderful idea.  So after making another trip to the store or should I say several.  I had to go to three different stores, lol.  Anyways, I spent all evening Sunday making these things.  Then I called Zoey's school on Monday to find out exactly how many kids are in her class to find out that I was six short.  That's ok though.  So another trip to the store we went on yesterday.  And this morning I will finish up her Valentines and bring them to her before her party this afternoon.  Anyways, the Valentine is a small box of cereal with a spoon and some decorations and a little note to the side that says, 'I cereal-sly like you'.  They are too cute.  I've always wanted to be crafty but I have no creative side to me at all.  So thanks to Christy and pinterest I got a homemade gift for her classmates and teachers for today.  I have attached those pictures as well.  To summarize the pictures I will show you what it looked like in my process of making them and the final product!  Enjoy them!

Tell me what you think, did I do a good job?  I am very proud of myself.  And I want to continue to be crafty.  I want to be the mommy with the cool ideas.  Once I get these kinds of crafts under my belt I'm gonna get me a sewing machine and learn how to sew and make things including clothing!  But I'm gonna have to save up money for a nice sewing machine.  Those things can get up there in price.
This week is gonna be a busy week for our family.  Hope I don't burn out. 

Plus I have got to start planning my baby sisters bridal shower, which is going to be next month.  Like I said in my first blog post, this year is going to be a busy year for us.  Which is fine with me, I like to stay busy.  Not having things to do leads to depression and that leads to overeating and gaining weight.  So wish me luck on all my endeavors this year.  I will keep y'all updated as to what those activities are and the status of them when it gets closer to time.  For now, I have three birthdays behind me, thank goodness.  But I have our anniversary coming up this Thursday.  Then we have two more birthdays near the end of this month.  I'm only counting family birthdays, not including invites we get from co-workers and friends.  I think those are the only events I have left for this month.  Oh and I didn't include today, Valentines Day, since I've already done what I'm gonna do for this day.  I think next month is an easy month as well.  Only one birthday in March.  Oops spoke too soon.  I have my 15 year high school reunion and Heather's (my sister) bridal shower.  I don't have to do anything for the reunion expect to pay our way and show up.  But the biggie is planning a wonderful shower for my sister.  I want to have the best shower I can possible give her.  I'm getting some ideas for that thru pinterest.com and thru one of my co-worker's, which is a very creative person and knows how to make things spectacular!  Well I guess I have probably bored y'all with me just rambling on and on.  I am getting off here for now and I will blog more later on.  Until then 'Love ya'!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend Pictures

Good Morning!  Just wanted to post some pictures from this weekend.  Some are from our time at the park on Saturday and the others are from where we went walking on Sunday.  We walked for a long time Sunday, more on that later.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.  Until the next blog...'Love ya'

Zoey loves to swing!!!!

Zoey and her friend, Nicholas.  He was having fun pushing her and wer were happy to let him push her some to give us a break, lol.

Zoey and Nicholas swinging in the big chair (I think only one kid is suppose to swing in it, but who cares they were having fun!)
Close up of them on the big swing!

Another close up of them.
Zoey loves to slide but not as much as she loves to swing!

Mommy helping Zoey climb the wall!

Another shot of mommy!

Zoey being silly Saturday night.
Zoey loves this hat!! 

Zoey at the waterfall on our walk Sunday.
She really didn't know what to do after I had her stand up on the waterfall.

Zoey was dancing, which she LOVES to do!!!
Zoey in her new ball pit.  We put it together last night and she just loves it.

Zoey playing!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Beautiful Day Beautiful Life

Well today is a beautiful day.  Started out kind of cold but warmed up very nicely.  So we decided to take Zoey to the park.  We had us a picnic and then Zoey played.  And she played some more.  Lol.  She loves to play, well I should say she loves to swing.  So mommy got a work out today while Zozo played.  She also had fun playing with Nicholas, which is my friends son.  They had a ball!!  I will add pictures later.  Zoey played so much fun that she fell of asleep in the car on the way home and of course is wide awake now.  I guess it was a power nap. 

I'm trying to do better on my diet but it is so hard.  I am addicted to food.  What can I say, I love to eat.  I feel like if I don't get full or satisfied I will continue to eat until the point of regret.  I know my wonderful and supportive husband is not happy that I'm struggling and failing every once in awhile.  I think he just hates to tell me no on what to eat.  I know I know, I'm an adult and I should know what I can and can't to eat.  But I honestly think I'm addicted to eating.  Food is my friend.  And I need someone to tell my "Tasha, no, you don't need that."  Food addiction is just like any other addiction, its hard to stop something you are use to doing that you have done for so long.  Ok, I'm done talking about food for now.  I'm gonna want to go eat whatever I can find.

I think that tonight after supper we will go for a walk, its nice outside and that makes for good walking weather.  Well I'm struggling on what to talk about today.  I guess I will lay down with Zo and get her to take a nap then write more later.  Til then 'Love ya!'

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Year New Things

Well, I'm starting a blog, as you can see.  Really don't know why but hey why not.  I'm not a writer, never have been but oh well.  This is for me and for anyone who wants to know what I'm thinking lol. 

I guess I could start out by saying a few things about myself and my family, since I did label this as 'The Morrison Life'.  Well lets see, my name is Natasha, I go by Tasha or Tash, whichever you like.  I am 32 years old, ugh I feel so old in numbers but I'm full of life now!!  I am married and have a daughter.  My lovely husband, is Joshua, goes by Josh most of the time when he is not in trouble ha ha.  We have been married almost 11 years, in a few weeks it will be the 11th year mark.  We have had our good times and we have had our bad times, but I still love him no matter what.  It took us what seems like forever to have our wonderful and beautiful daughter, Zoey.  She will be 3 in April.  She is the light and joy of our life's.  She is her daddy's girl.  I am a E911 telecommunicator, a.k.a. dispatcher for police, fire and ems.  I love my job and my job family.  I was born and raised in South Carolina, don't know what I would do in another state! 

Well this is the beginning of a new year so we have made our resolutions for the new year!  Our 1st and most important one is to lose weight.  We have been struggling for years but we are now dedicated and we are going to see a change in ourselves.  I guess this will be one thing I can blog about, our progress in 'Team Morrison Weight Loss'.  Lol, I know I'm lame.  My other important resolution is to be a better person.  I am working hard to make sure that I am a better person to everyone including myself and my family.  I want to be that person that everyone wants to be around.  Awww, so sappy. 

Anyways, if there is something you want to know about just ask me and I will blog about it in my next entry.  I think this blog thing will be a good thing for me.  I have to thank my wonderful sis-in-love(law), Katie, for giving me the idea to blog.  Kudos to Katie :)
Also we have a very busy year this year so I have much to talk about this year.  Can't wait.  We have 2 family weddings, and 1 friend wedding, my high school reunion, etc.  Stay tuned for more on our life.....until then 'Love ya!'