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Unzipped and Discontent

I have two problems

The first problem is a pretty strange/serious problem to have. I have trouble remembering to zip my fly. This is a problem that I have had for awhile now and it isn't getting any better. I do not know why I have trouble with this but I do. The other day I went to buy a cell phone and I spent about 30 minutes talking to the cell phone sales man, walking around the store with him trying to choose a new phone. After I left the store I realized that my fly had been unzipped the ENTIRE time! Not just a little unzipped but full blown completely wide-open unzipped! It was one of those situations where I'm sure he didn't know what to do. You never want to make direct eye contact with an unzipped fly - I'm sure it was awkward for him. I have struggled with remembering to zip my fly for about a year now. I desperately want to remember to do this - but for some reason it seems to slip my mind ( I am being completely serious)

The second problem I have is that I have trouble with contentment. Everyday I want to live life to the fullest enjoying everyday, but I always seem to be discontent. I think this is something that I have always struggled with. I remember when I was in middle school my grandma gave me a notebook and told me to write down 3 things that I was thankful for every night. It is funny to go back through and read. One day I wrote down 1. hot dogs 2. Advil 3. my family.
It seems that discontentment is such an easy thing to let slip into our life. I don't want to focus on what I don't have in life right now but instead focus on what I do have, and find complete contentment in the moment.

My goals for November: 1. Remember to zip my fly
2. Be Content!


Fast Forward?

I'm Back!!

After lots of medication, lots of laying in bed, a 102 fever for 6 straight days, lots of coughing, and seven missed days of work I feel like I am back to my somewhat fully functioning self! It was so nice to go back to work and to do 'normal' things! And it is nice to have my appetite back. I didn't really eat while I was sick, but yesterday my appetite came back strong! I really can't get full!

Last Thursday Luke and I went on a small trip to Red River with his family. It was a very relaxing trip and a good remedy in helping me get better.

We left on Thursday night and before we left I took my very strong cough medicine. It took us 9 hrs to get there and honestly I don't remember an hour of it. I had to ask Luke and his parents if I even used the restroom on the way there because I seriously don't remember anything, even going to the bathroom - now that is some powerful medicine. That was my last time to take that crazy stuff!

After we arrived in Red River we just spent the day walking around the town and taking it easy.

This really got me thinking - how often do we take to just spend time relaxing? Yes we always have our 'worries' and 'things' that need to get done but what parts of our life are we missing because we are always trying to get to the next part.

I am very guilty of this in my life. I am always thinking about what is next in life and sometimes miss what is going on now. After this weekend I realize that life is too great right now and I don't want to miss the now by trying to 'fast forward' through. I want to slow down and TRULY enjoy where life has me right now. Think about it? What are you missing right now because you are thinking about 'that next thing'

"God has made evrything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.....there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they can" Ecclesiastes 3:11-12

A couple of pics from our weekend:

Walking down the street in Red River - it is beautiful!

Luke's Dad, Luke, and Me taking a break from shopping



Fever, Cough and Maury

I have been sick for the past couple of days.....let me tell you it is not fun.
Fevers, chills, sweating, persistent cough which is causing my chest to hurt, and my abs to get such a workout I will probably never have to do another sit up in my life again.
What do you do when you are too sick to get out of bed. Absolutely nothing, I try to go to sleep but most times I can't fall asleep because I am coughing so much.
So I just sit here and watch all the trash that is on TV during the day.
Currently I am watching Maury. I have a question - why when the women find out that their 'man' is NOT the father of their baby do they (a) scream (b) throw their hands up in the air and (c) run back to the same spot every time. They all run back to this brick wall and either cry against it or throw themselves on the ground.
And think of the children - Can you imagine them 10 years from now telling their friends - I was on TV when I was a baby, then they pop in the DVD to show the friend their moment of fame and there he is with a big caption that says "Is ____ the dad???
O wow.

I am really ready to go back to work.


About Me

Hi my name is Megan and welcome to my blog Tales of the Trees!

You might be wondering where the name Tales of the Trees came from? Well, "Trees" is a spin off of our last name and I use this blog to tell the in's and out's from our everyday lives, thus forming the Tales of the Trees. Pretty simple!

I started this blog in 2007 when I was a post-collge, single gal, living with roommates, living off fast food trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.

Fast forward several years later and this blog has chronicled my engagement with my husband Luke, wedding planning, our amazing wedding day, newlywed years, pregnancy and now our life with our first son Eli.

Quite a journey it's been in a few short years!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope somewhere in between random stories and nonsense you found something that you liked!

We are the Trees and these are our Tales! Thanks for following along!


15 Years Later

Fifteen years ago today I became a big sister for the second time!! This was a joyous day in my life - once I got over the fact that I indeed had ANOTHER sister and not a new brother (which is what I really wanted)

I was 8 1/2 years old at this time and having a sister that much younger than me was just great.

I had a real live 'baby doll' to play with when I played 'House'. I took her for show 'n' tell in the 3rd grade, and if I couldn't find my homework in school I blamed it on my little sister, "my baby sister ate my homework!"

Although growing up, I often fought with my middle sister (Kati) Haley was so much younger than me that we usually didn't have anything to fight about. She was my 'cute baby sister' - how could you fight with that?

When I went off to college I found that as my life grew in Edmond I found less time to travel home to spend time with my family. While I'm sure it was a hard adjustment for everybody in my family this was particularly hard on Haley. One Christmas break after I went back to school she called me almost everyday for about a week, crying asking when I was coming home - while I felt bad and tried to find opportunities to go home - it was nice to be 'wanted' this much.

Then it all changed......

One day I came home - expecting the usual joyous response from Haley when I walked through the door. I walked in set my stuff down, hugged my mom, and yelled for Haley who was upstairs. Now remember, every other time I have come home I was greeted with a HUGE hug and excitement from my 'baby sister' but not this day as I waited at the bottom of the stairs for Haley to come down it took much longer than usual - then when she finally came down she stopped in the middle of the stairs and said "what are you doing here"

Shock and confusion both hit me at once! What happened to my 'baby sister' who got so excited when I came home?? Who watched America's Funniest Home Video's with me every night at 11:00, who cried when I left the house - Long gone were those days - in its place was something called "teenagerism"

I would like to finish this story and say that it was only a one time situation and she is back to getting excited when I walk through the door or cries when I leave, but that my friends, would just be a big fat lie. Just is a full blown teenager and I am just her nerdy, older sister. She was shocked when I told her that I too enjoy watching 'Life of Ryan' on MTV. I guess she thinks I am just a old dud!

Even though times have changed and the position that I hold in her life has changed, I am still her big sister (whether she thinks I am cool or a nerd). So happy birthday Haley! I love you!


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