Thursday, August 21, 2008

What's in a Name?

Okay. The name of my blog is Morgen Thruston. Because I am not very clever and that is a good enough name to have. But my family should have some anonymity. So to make it fun and cute and easier to type I am going to give you a run down of my Monkeys' names:

Monkey #1 is Junior because he is named after my man and although I never call my husband by his name, it is just not a cute name and we are trying to be cute, right. We never call him Junior but everyone else does. He is 21 and on a mission right now and so I don't see him much, okay ever, and I just don't write about him, okay? But he comes home December 18th, YAY! Then I will write about the crazy things he does. Maybe we will change his name to College Boy.

Monkey #2 is Married Girl. It was Wedding Girl but since she got married it just didn't seem right. She is only 19 and she's amazing and sweet and talented. She works at a hair salon so go get your hair done by her so she can have some money and move out of my guest house. Just kidding about the moving out thing. I love her to be there. I hardly ever see her at all. Her LAUNDRY on the other hand I see every day. I think I need to buy her a washer and dryer, and some shelves in her closet would be nice.

Monkey #2 1/2 is Married Boy. He married my daughter. He is not officially my monkey but he is accident prone and golden and his children will be my grandchildren so that makes him practically blood. He is also smart as crud and fluent in Spanish and handsome. So, I'll take him.

Monkey #3 is Rex eats Chex. It used to be I-man but he decided this year he was too big to be called I-man. He went to EFY and they gave him this name. Now even his best friend of 12 years calls him Rex. He is all by himself in this sea of girl monkeys. He is really a MONKEY. That boy can flip and pike and tuck and somersault like no other. When he was little I thought he would break his neck. Seriously. He is 15 going on 25.

Monkey #4 is Mini Me. The End. She is exactly like me only organized. Just think how dangerous I would be if I were organized. I would be like Martha Stewart. Only practical and very funny and better looking. That is MM. She wants to be a news anchor. I think she will, too. She is in all advanced classes in school and the other kids look at her papers to try and cheat. Yeah, that's my Mini Me. I remember that. Anyway, she did most of the planning for Married girl's wedding and she is 12! She put together a planning book and did maps and diagrams on the computer. Sometimes, she's a little scary.

Monkey #5 is ....... okay I don't have a cute nickname. Only a dumb one. Peeka. It is short for Pikachu from the Pokemon game and Pikachu is so cute, like her. So maybe you can help me out and give me a new nickname for her. She is very talented and like me. Only she is nicer and is better at making friends. She is like Mini Me but softer and 10. And more patient. I love that about her.

Monkey #6 is Art Girl. Okay, all my girls are very artistic but Art Girl will spend 3 hours wrapping a present. She will make the most unconscionable messes involving art I have ever seen. Paint doesn't come out of things. I have marker on almost every surface in my house. She has a pile 3 feet high in her closet. Yeah, I gave her that ability. But she is good. I think she will be a professional artist when she is about 15. She is 7 now.

Monkey #7 is Bee. She is only called that a few times, she has so many names we can't pick just one. But they all start with the letter B so MM and I just call her B. She is 5 and apparently too big to be homeschooled. I wanted to homeschool her this year but my man registered her for kindergarten without my knowledge and she was so happy. I couldn't un-enroll her. She loves school.

Monkey #8 is the littlest monkey and her name is Fifi. She is adorable and funny and little. Like 10th percentile little. She reminds me of my grandma who was barely 5 feet tall. And she runs every where she goes. That girl started walking and within a week she was running and she was been running ever since. She loves to climb on things, things she has no business climbing on. She also gives kisses a lot. I saw her kiss the mustard bottle a couple of times. Her new favorite word is "No". Don't you love babies?

My husband is not a monkey. He is very forgiving. And a little abrupt. When we were dating, my mom, sister and I thought we would call him "How Rude" instead of Howard and see if he noticed. He never did. So that is the only nickname he has ever had other than "Honey" or "Dad". So I will shorten to H. He wants me to make his nick name "Stud Man" but I think that would make the other men out there with only 7 or fewer kids feel bad. He thinks he is virile. "How Rude"!


artchatter said...

Hi Morgen! I loved reading about all your monkeys! What a fun bunch. You've got a great looking blog site too... I especially like the progression pics of your church competition entry. Can't wait to see more! Miss you. Shelley

Connie said...

Hi Morgen,
It's so great to hear from you. I enjoyed looking at your site. Your painting entry is awesome! Stay in touch always. Tell Howard and your kids hello for me.
love ya lots.

sheriloraine said...

Morgen!!!! I love it when you email out reminding us to read your blog! It seriously is one of my favorites to read, its just hard to remember to check with all the crazy things of college life! But I loved your monkey descriptions they are all so cute! It was especially fun to read the younger monkeys since I dont know them as well :( It seems like everything is going well though! I sure miss being in class with you! Unfortunately I havent painted much this summer, I have been too busy! (I will redeem myself this fall in my painting class at the Y) I have however drawn a couple things. My most recent ones I should put on my blog... havent yet. My drawing teacher was a little more "expressive/creative" then what I was really hoping to get from the class. Instead of learning perspective and such aspects like I was hoping, I learned how to do crazy things that I might use again? haha... it was fun nonetheless! o0o! You would be so proud I did paint one thing... last Friday I think? It was tinkerbell... it turned out really really cute and fun. It was one of those all in one night projects. Unfortunatly, I didnt finish her all in one night. She still needs wings. I left those because I wanted to do like a glaze? I think its called over top. Ill have to take a picture of it when its done. I doubt the picture will do it justice but when at great distances, it will have to do! Anyways, moms up here with me for a day or two and shes yelling at me to get off and finish cleaning.... we are moving my stuff in now. My place was a pig sty when I first moved in the girls were very messy. Weve been cleaning for days it seems like... almost there! Wish me luck as I do the same for you! I really admire you! See you around! Dont forget me! ;)

Morgen said...

Thanks for commenting. I miss all the guys from class. Email me your projects so I can see what you're up to. I'm painting on Saturday at 10 am if you want to join.
Thanks for reading. We miss you!
How awesome you are in aa art class. Be patient, there are realist teachers there. One is a drawing teacher named Robert Barrett. Have fun!

Shirley said...

I enjoyed reading all of your blog site. I "love" all of your pictures! I think that it is "neat" that you have special code names for all of your children. I do love all of your children, very much! I am so very thankful that they were all born in the U.S.A. and have the gospel in their lives. They are so blessed to have you as their mother and to have the freedom
to explore and use their talents like you do. Love, White Grandma