11 Things You’ll Find at the Morgan House…

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  1. You’ll find two outside cats that are meow-challenged. Yes, neither cat knows how to meow.  The male cat only makes squeaking sounds like a chipmunk or squirrel when he wants something to eat. The only noise I’ve ever heard our female cat make was screeching sounds when I stepped on her once.
  2. You’ll find a family that’s probably not much different than yours. We love each other, yet we can still get on one another’s nerves at times.
  3. You’ll find that we eat bread with nearly every meal.
  4. You’ll find that everyone carries a tube of ChapStick. I’m not sure if we were just all cursed with dry lips, but we are all addicted to the stuff.
  5. You’ll find a cup of coffee, a glass of milk, water and a pitcher of sweet tea if you’re thirsty. But if it’s a soft-drink you want, you’ll be out of luck.
  6. You’ll find 4 fun boys who are all very unique and different, yet they are still amazingly alike.
  7. You’ll find that Lea and I are amazingly different in every way, but with hard work and patience we’ve learned to be very compatible.
  8. You’ll find that there’s often an extra kid or two hanging out at our house … and we like it that way.
  9. You’ll find that we eat supper together as a family. At those meals, we don’t start until everyone’s at the table, we always pray before we eat and no one is allowed to mess with cell phones during the meal.
  10. You’ll find a VERY old dog named Cocoa who’s breath will kill most living things.
  11. You’ll find a man who is still madly in love with the girl of his dreams. And his goal is the same thing every morning when he wakes … work just as hard to keep her as he did to win her.

I’d love to know …. so tell me a little about your family. What’s it like?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. jel says:

    there not much to tell about us.
    it’s just the 2 of us, the kids are on their own.
    we have 4 outdoor dogs, some chickens and a mule.

    we both love to read, we don’t get to spend much time together during the week, cause I leave at 3am
    to go stay with mom, and his works hours now he don’t get home until 7pm. so we live for the weekends :)

    did i over share?

  2. mmlace says:

    Well, I also don’t have much to tell, since I’m single, so it’s just me!  But since you asked, here’s a little about me/things you’ll find in my apartment…

    1. There is always some form of chocolate in my kitchen.  It’s my weakness.

    2.  There are pictures. TONS of pictures!!!  My fridge is covered in them.  I’ve made several poster-sized collages of pics to hang on my walls.  I’m still not done w/them, have plenty more to go.  Love seeing the pics of all my people!  (Strangely enough, I don’t really like to be in them…)

    3.  You’ll find plenty of books to read!  Mostly religious, non-fiction.  

    4.  You might have trouble finding the remote, as I don’t watch TV all that much.  Probably watch more this time of year than normal (college football!) but otherwise, I can go a couple of weeks at a time w/out even turning it on.

    5.  You’ll find lots of notebook paper.  I love learning, and tend to learn best/remember more things by writing them down.  So I have lots of paper and notebooks around…especially since I’ve just started grad school.  There are lots of notebooks laying around, some for school, some just for some of the bible studies I’ve done at my church over the past few years.

    6.  Walmart shopping bags!  I have TONS of them.  But that’s really because I’ve been collecting them for a project in which we use them to crochet sleep mats!  I’ve just recently learned to crochet and actually have my 3rd mat almost half-way done.  We’re trying to have several of them done to send to Haiti on a mission trip in December.

    I think that’s just about everything interesting/unique that can be discerned from what you might see in the Mauk apartment…

  3. mmlace says:

    But enough about me.  If you would really like to know a little about my family, I have two wonderful Christian parents who just celebrated 32 years in June!  Dad works in the trucking industry, and Mom is a church administrator for a Baptist (gasp!) church.  :)

    I have an older sister who is married and has two beautiful children, a 7-year-old boy and a just-turned-three year-old girl!  The boy is a little on the quiet side, so sweet-natured.  The little girl is a ball of energy…she NEVER STOPS!!!  :) My older sister just graduated w/her education degree, but has yet to find a job, w/TX cutting teaching positions…  

    My 6-foot-tall “little” sister (I’m only 5’5″) has been married for about two and a half years, and her baby boy just turned 1!  So I guess he’s not quite a baby anymore!  (But he’s always been a big boy, and weighing in now at nearly 31 lbs, he doesn’t really feel like a baby anymore either…) My lil sister worked as a collector at a bank but now works part-time from home so that she can be a stay-at-home mommy!

    But I can’t tell you about my family without mentioning my “de facto” family, that is the singles group at my church here in LR.  They are wonderful people with whom I sit on the “roller coaster” on Sunday mornings at my church, we share meals together, we study scripture together, we serve together, we pray together, and we play together.  We’re not perfect, but they’re my people and I love them.  They’re my family, too!

  4. vanilla says:

    A beautiful picture of your home. As my daughter says, “Pobody’s nerfect.” Growing up, bread, which Dad called “the staff of life” was mandatory at every meal. The habit has persisted; I can almost not eat without it.

    Here you will find the same beverage choices you have at home. We are just two old people and an ancient dog. All of us get testy on occasion, but we all love one another.

    Perhaps the Chapstick thing is a function of living in the Texas Panhandle?

  5. Jen says:

    I smiled when I read your list–my Daddy always had chapstick in his pocket (and a handkerchief that my mom ironed into a perfect little square). And the bread–my grandmother did not serve a meal without some form of bread (biscuites, rolls, cornbread…).

    At my house though, we seldom have bread with supper. We try to sit as a family and eat together. We always go around and tell our “best and worst” of our day. We have a cat named Kitty Kazoo and a dog named Freckles. There is always nerf bullets and school papers in various places.

    I have a vision of a perfectly neat house where everything always goes back into its place after it’s used, but so far not much success…

  6. Preacherman says:

    One thing you’ll find in our house is legos everywhere. Espcecially at 3 in the morning when trying to get around in the dark. :-)

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