Thursday, August 27, 2009


It's about time I blog again... especially since we're married now! August 11, at 11am Thayne and I were wed :) It was such a wonderful few days of celebrating and I'm happy to announce that everything went really well! Now, if I only had pictures to post! My wonderful photographer Duston Todd only shoots film, which mean It will be awhile before I see the images (boo!). But, I've stolen the two pictures that I've seen from our BIG day off my mom's blog - and am so excited to see more!!
Fresh outta the temple!
Our first dance :)
BRIDALS! Thanks to my wonderful team of hair makeup and dress crew (Mom and Britt), the Salt Flats was such a fun place to shoot! Plus we had like 10 ginorm balloons and tiny Britt had to sit in the back of the suburban surrounded by them on all sides. Good times!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mexico "Swine Flu" City

WARNING: anyone who is stressed/concerned about getting the swine flu should stop reading this post because the author was in Mexico City from April 24- April 26.Dun dun dun......

So Friday, April 24 - we all flew down to Mexico City and arrived around lunch time. The first thing we notice as we're coming out of our gate and walking through customs are BLUE MASKS (scary!). My dad asked the lady who was checking our passports why everyone who was working in the airport was wearing one of these masks. She mentioned something about something going around. Nearly an hour later, as we're safely nestled in the City, CNN breaks the possible pandemic and outbreak of something called the Swine Flu... or in Mexico called Influenza de Porcina. Before we got on the plane down to Mexico, there had not been a single news flash, article, or warning about the swine. Why were we headed to Mexico? Click here.

As we pulled into Benemerito, the wonderful and promising High School located in Mexico City (owned by the church), classrooms were empty along with the campus. The President of Mexico and the Secretary of Health canceled all schools and major public events as a precautionary. Naturally, I was a concerned about the whole thing, because now my family, Thayne and Muy, and the rest of our crew were right in Mexico City, where everything was ordered to be shut down, and people were wearing blue masks. Not only this, but my brother Stephen is serving in Mexico City, and I was worried about him too.

Anyway, all of this didn't stop the school from serving us a wonderful dinner and providing excellent entertainment. Benemerito is famous for many things, among them is the Ballet Folkoriko. It is an amazing performance of about 25 dances all together, which include many costume changes, and musical numbers. The costumes are all so bright and colorful, and very intricate. We all enjoyed it, except for I think Adam and Muy may have slept through some of it, and I don't know how because the dances were accompanied by some of the most powerful speakers I've ever heard. It was a lot of fun!After the ballet, headed for taco-mania. I enjoyed some of the best tacos ever here. The whole crew enjoying a late night taco stand.

After the performance, we walked around the block to a little taco place for a midnight snack. Tacos de Habeneros was more like a midnight meal. Queso fundito, and nearly 20 other dishes filled our wobbly table on the side of the road in true taco stand fashion. We all hungout there for about an hour, and had so much fun! Thayne was a champ, and ate enough tacos for me and him, so I didn't have to. That night we slept at Bene, Muy and I bonded. I borrowed her shampoo, she borrowed my blow dryer, it was great.

The next day we got on a little bus provided by the people at Bene and headed to Cholula. Cholula is at the base of Xalizintla, the village that we originally came to ten years ago. Up in Xali, were a very grateful group of people who had been in need of wheelchairs for a long time and received them. While my parents spent the afternoon up in the villages... Thayne and I, and Adam and Muy began a day of walking and lots of four meals for dinner eating. We stayed at Club Med, right near the base of the very famous pyramid.Awesome shoppers.
I don't speak Spanish, therefore I blame these beer flavored suckers on these two that DO speak the language!Me and Thayners at the base of the pyramid. Pastry break! 12 pastries...for $3 , delish.Cold chocolate foamy drink. We thought Adam knew what was good since he lived here for two years, but this certainly was not good. The end of the night. The forth and final meal, Muy has to spoon feed Adam.

Before we knew it, the next morning, we were back on the road headed into the city. As we passed through the main toll to get into the city, they handed enough masks for everyone in our bus to wear. To be honest, I felt like we were in a movie trying to escape to somewhere like the movie I Am Legend or Outbreak. Thankfully, we all made it back into Salt Lake safe and sound. What a fun trip! Inside the airport straight from church.Nothing Burger.Kinda ready to get back to the states.

Thanks for the awesome trip!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


On Friday, April 17, 2009 Thayne Morgan and Megan Marie (of course) got engaged!! Yep, that's right. It's official. ---Thayne did a great job picking out a ring that I love, and I think it rocks. Anyways, we're SO SO SO excited!

The plans so far: we are getting married August 11, 2009 in the Salt Lake Temple. So everyone SAVE THE DATE! Yep those are all the plans so far. Which pretty much means I need to start planning.

ANYWAY, of course I'll write about the engagement story, and the plans as they come along, but for now...I have to study! Oh, and don't worry, more pics of Evie coming soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

We love Evie!!

I'm a little confused as to what we all talked about before Evie was born, and even more confused as to what we all DID. Her adorable face, and sweet disposition has taken over everything...and I love it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Baby Eve

Today at 1:34 pm, March 8, 2009, Brittany and Bryan had baby Eve. She's quite the punctual little one, being born on her due date and all. More importantly... I'm an aunt! Adam, Daniel, and Step are uncles! And my parents are now GRANDPARENTS!! Crazy! Oh yeah...and Brittany is a mom, and Bryan is a dad. I just needed to clarify each and everyone of those things, because they are all so exciting! Congratulations!! She is such a beautiful baby, and I can't wait to play with her, and to teach her mischievous any good aunt would.

Most importantly, the babe and the mom are both doing well and are happy and healthy. We're so glad she's finally here!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Day 1: Thayne and the CREWster
Up to Midway
Freddy CREWger
CREWby dooby doo
George CREWney

Monday, February 23, 2009

the CREW

On February 14th, Thayne met his new best friend. We went and picked up Crew. Crew is a German Shorthair Pointer. He was born on December 27th, which makes him just barely 2 months old. He is one of the best dogs (I didn't say the only best dog) EVER! Crew loves to chew on shoes, especially slippers, he loves to run around the living room in circles, and loves sleeping on laps. Getting Crew has reminded me how much I really love dogs. I especially love his puppy breath, his puppy smell, and the way he looks when he sits and stares at me. Crew lives with Thayne, which means Thayne gets up with him once sometimes twice in the middle of the night to let him out. He has a nice kennel where he spends his nights. Thayne and I made him a blanket together, and he is learning to recognize it as his territory.

Crew comes from a great and extremely proud pedigree. Both his mom and dad are champion pointers in both time trials, and pheasant hunting. He is one of eight from the litter, and in my opinion... the best one!

So far the funniest moment with Crew: I was not in the room, and Thayne didn't quite have his eye on Crew when he peed...on my UTAH sweatshirt that was on the floor. Apparently it was hilarious, and Crew didn't get in trouble, because "of all the places Crew could have gone pee, he chose the Utah sweatshirt"... "this dog is smart" - Thayne. I didn't necessarily think it was funny, but someone else thought it was hilarious. We'll see what happens when Crew accidently pees on ANYTHING that says University of North Carolina.

Anyway, I really love Crew. In fact he already has a few nicknames. Crewton (pronounced Crouton), Cruiser, Crewbatron, Screw (if he's being bad). He hasn't even been around that long, so I'm sure there are more to come.

I have taken A LOT of pictures, and will post them shortly. It would be in everyones best interest to meet this dog... he is officially part of our crew.