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Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Highlights!

I always do one of these, so I can't stop now! :) Here we go! (You can click on the grey text to see that specific blog post ;))

I entered my second trimester and it was wonderful! You can read about my First Trimester Here and My Second Trimester Here.

I had two exciting things in February. The first was a date night with friends. We bought a thing called Date Box and this one was designed for multiple couples. It was a scavenger hunt and you were playing against the other couples. Trevor and I won! Wahoo! It really was such a fun night. Read about it here!!

The second thing was a trip to Kansas to see my grandparents over Valentine's Day. We went there so Trevor could start working on Baby M's crib. Read about it here!

We went on a Babymoon with our good friends Shelby and Chapman who were also pregnant at the time. Read about our fun babymoon!

My first baby shower!

My second baby shower! Plus we found out and announced that we were having a BOY!!

Our 5 Year Anniversary!

Welcoming BROOKS GABRIEL MORRIS to the world!

My future sister-in-law's bachelorette party! #turnerintoaweller

Having Brooks around during football season and getting to dress him up each week. Read about it here!

Our day date to Devil's Den with baby Brooks

Making a trip to Fort Worth with my friend Reagan to see our friend Shelby!

December was busy and awesome!! Here are 3 great things!
Accomplishing goals on the guitar
And Christmas with our sweet baby.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun NYE!!! Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 30, 2016

December Date Nights

We did much better in December than November. :) December was still a hectic month, but we made date night happen!

December 1st: Well, we attempted to have a sushi making date night, but we had some things going on that evening and by the time we got to the kitchen and looked at the instructions, it was close to 8:30 and we wouldn't have eaten until close to 9:30, so we decided to postpone. To be honest, I had a pretty bad attitude about it. I was frustrated because we hadn't had a date night in a month and it felt like it wasn't a priority. It was brought to my attention that I could keep up my bad attitude and ruin the whole evening, or we could get in the hot tub, watch a movie, do something else and make the most of it. So, that's what I did. Plus, Trevor said that he would take me on a date the next day because he had a fun idea in his mind. So...

December 2nd: We made a trip to Pawhuska to go shopping at the Mercantile, which is the Pioneer Woman's new store. We got up super early, loaded Brooks up and hit the road. We got there around 7 and had breakfast at her restaurant. 


Then we went shopping and got a ton of people Christmas presents. I'd be lying if I said I didn't get anything for myself. :) I absolutely loved her store. Once we get our house built, I'm going back! 

December 4th: Since we bought several ingredients for the sushi making, we thought we should make it soon so it didn't go bad. So, while I was at church on Sunday, Trevor got everything prepped for sushi night and when I got home we made sushi!




Overall, the sushi tasted pretty good, but there was an underlying rice wine vinegar taste in every bite that wasn't very good. We did eat it for dinner, but we threw the rest away. 

December 8th: This day was actually mine and Trevor's 12 year dating anniversary and it was our last night in our home forever. We decided to start getting in the Christmas spirit and we watched National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. We had been busy busy busy trying to pack up our house for the big move, so it was nice to just lay in bed and relax a bit. 

December 15th: We finished Christmas Vacation (we both fell asleep the week before! Ha) and wrapped Christmas presents! We had most of our Christmas presents purchased, we just had to get them wrapped. Basically, I wrapped and Trevor marked off the gifts on his spread sheet as I wrapped them. Lol! I knew if I didn't rope Trevor into helping me somehow I'd have to do them all myself. 

December 22nd: We went ice skating! Broken Arrow set up a small rink downtown BA, so Trevor picked me up from church (we were having our Christmas Eve services), we stopped at QT and got hot chocolate and then headed downtown. 


We had so much fun! That night we came home and got in the hot tub!

December 29th: We postponed til the 30th because I got Trevor 4 tickets to the OSU vs West Virginia basketball game for Christmas. We invited our good friends, Randy and Cassie. It was a fun day baby free...thanks dad for watching Brooks!


I can't believe our next date night will be in 2017!! If you haven't started date night in your marriage, I challenge you to start in 2017! You don't have to do it every week, just make it a priority, plan when you're going to do it and stick to it! Happy dating!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Morris Family Christmas

Every year we try to make it to as many Christmas celebrations as possible with family; we try to see as many family members as possible, whether they live here or we have to travel. In years past, this stressed me out, but God has done a work on my heart that I am so fortunate to get to see this many family members during the holidays and I should cherish each celebration and really invest time into each of them. I went into this year with that mindset and I seriously enjoyed every minute. I tried to get pictures at each one, but I didn't do as well in that department like I'd hoped.

Christmas services started on December 21st at Life.Church and over the course of 4 days we had 11 services. I was so thankful to be a part of each service and get to honor Christ in that way. It's always the perfect way to kick off Christmas.

This number represents the number of people that raised their hand to give their life to Christ just at our campus!! By the end of Christmas services this number was even bigger! Each number has a name and each name has a story! It's so cool to get to be a part of this!

My parents came to one of the Christmas services too! Such a good photo of all three of them!
Here is my awesome team at Life.Church! You are all amazing and I love getting to spend every weekend with you!

Brooks received his first Christmas present from Grandma and Papa a little early because we needed a high chair! :)
That face!!!! Melt my heart!
The night before Christmas Eve we celebrated with Trevor's mom's extended family. The best part was playing a new game...Speak Out!

On Christmas Eve morning we headed to Trevor's dad's house in Porter. Me, Trevor and Brooks went over a little earlier than everyone else because we were going to have breakfast with his dad and Regina. They were doing a big lunch there, but I had to be at church around 11:30, so I wasn't able to stay for lunch. I'm so thankful for a family that's willing to accommodate so I could be a part of the celebration! Love you all!
I love this picture :)
I didn't have my own Christmas tree this year, so I had to take pictures of him in front of everyone else's!

He actually did a good job of opening gifts. Once he grabs onto something, he has a tight grip!


On Christmas morning we got up and planned to celebrate with Trevor's mom's family. Trevor and I woke up, got Brooks fed and ready and then made breakfast for the family! Trevor made biscuits and gravy and I made sour cream pancakes. We then headed to the living room to open gifts. I planned to be really good like the day before and take lots of pictures. However, Brooks got fussy after opening one present so we put him down for a nap. Apparently when I put Brooks down, I put my phone down and didn't take any more pictures. But, here are the ones I did take.

He loved playing with the bags and tissue paper. 
Jude opening his wagon from us

This is the one gift Brooks opened before getting sleepy. He looks so cute!!! Love that hat!
This was from Brooks' baby dedication, but I had to have a picture of who we celebrated with on this morning! :)
I'm blaming the lack of photos on, we had so much fun living in the moment, we didn't need pictures! But really, I do have the BEST in-laws a girl could ask for!

After breakfast and gifts, Trevor and I packed the car and headed to Kansas to see my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We arrived just in time for presents. 

We take GAG gifts/Dirty Santa very serious! There were close to 30 of us this year and each person brings 2 gifts! 60 GAG GIFTS!!! Haha! Trevor and I actually did good this year and came home with some cool stuff!

A lot of my family is not able to make it to my brothers wedding in March, so we played a little game for the happy couple. I'd say they did pretty good and know each other really well. That says a lot...they know each other really well and they still want to get married! :)

Uncles are the best!

Cousin stockings...and their first great grand baby!

Our tradition has stuck of going to breakfast the day after our Christmas celebration.
Although our trip was short (less than 24 hours), we had a great time seeing family and catching up! There is never a dull moment with this group!

Since Brooks was asleep for our Christmas celebration Christmas morning, when we returned from Kansas we let Brooks open his gifts from Grandma and Papa.

I'd say he was a good boy this year! :)

On Tuesday and Wednesday we hung out with my family since my brother and his fiancé were only in town for a short amount of time. On Tuesday we went to lunch and then my brother always does his shopping after he gets in town so he doesn't have to fly with anything, so it was a mad dash on Tuesday to get everyone shopped for. That evening we went to dinner and then played games that night.
Cool new outfit from his Aunt Lauren

On Wednesday, my family drove out to my in-laws where we are staying so we could show them our property and where we plan to build. It was exciting getting to show them around. It's also crazy to think that the next time my brother is in town, we will have a house! Wahoo!!!!
Here is our "before" shot. We are standing right in front of where our house will soon be! :)

Best Aunt and Uncle!

Christmas as the Wellers!

Brooks did the same thing at my family's Christmas that he did at Trevor's family Christmas. He opened one gift and got fussy, so we put him down for a nap. I did the exact same thing with my phone. I hardly got any pictures!

When Brooks woke up, he got to open his gifts! One was almost as tall as he is!

Brooks picked this out for my brother. That's cute now bring your uncle a beer.
Check out his cool kicks!!! Those were crocheted by his awesome Aunt Katy!
I think that's a wrap! Our Christmas celebrations are officially over. We had a great time celebrating Brooks' first Christmas and getting to see so many family members! We love you all!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!