Morgon Newquist

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.”

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Meet the Family

Here is a quick introduction to my husband and kids, to make it easier to follow whenever trip diaries/daily life posts happen to appear.

disney vacation 1272This is Russell (pictured when our youngest was a baby). I go ahead and use his full name as he is a fellow author and hosts a blog here.  We met at a Karate studio, and have been married since 2007. He is a joy to share my life with, and I will never allow him to cut his hair, since people seem to think that I’m just itching to make him do it. You remember what happened to Samson, right? On the plus side, everyone remembers him once they see him, so we meet (or re-meet) people all the time.

We converted together to Catholicism after much discussion, and joined the Church on Easter 2011. We continue to journey together, learning more about our faith and working to structure our lives around the seasons and requirements of the church after both of us growing up without a lot of that. He is a Sandan in Shin Nagare Karate and runs a school teaching it. In his day job he is a programmer.

Our oldest son was born in January 2010. S is rambunctious, smart, and helpful. He lovesIMG_9412 Batman, Legos, Minecraft, Star Wars, and lots of other nerdy things. We frequently have movie nights with him, and so now he has seen all the Star Wars movies, all the Harry Potter movies, the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Chronicles of Narnia movies, just about all the current superhero movies (minus The Dark Knight, a fact which irks him very much) and more. His next goal is to learn how to read, because we promised him he could start playing World of Warcraft with us once he learned. Stay tuned because S gets to take his first trip to Dragon Con this year, and he has lots of costumes planned and is very excited.

Our middle child and only girl is E. She was born in December 2011. She is a tiny pixie of a blonde girl that is alreIMG_0802ady excellent at using her cuteness to get favors from strangers. Luckily (or unluckily, as she probably currently sees it) for her that it doesn’t really work on her parents, especially her daddy. She is as girly as one can be, but she also loves our movie nights and is able to hold her own against her two brothers (one of which is affectionately called “wrecking ball” in the church nursery). E currently loves Rapunzel, Ariel, mermaids and The Princess Bride.

The youngest was born in May 2013. A is a beast of a kid who will gladly share his special brand IMG_9942of aggressive affection with you. He is as tall as his big sister and heavier, and now I often get the question if they are twins. A is a clown, who will keep doing anything that makes someone laugh. Mickey Mouse is his best friend, and we now have more stuffed Mickeys in the house than children. He also has a unique and amusing way of grumping about things, so the phrase, “A, no more demon voice,” is commonly used in our household. He absolutely loves playing with balls and climbing, and is rather skilled at getting around various types of childproofing and gating to get what he wants.

So that is our household for now. Hopefully we can have fun sharing stories and experiences about ourselves. Now you know who everyone is when you start to read recaps and posts :).

Hello! Obligatory Introduction Post time!

Good morning! What follows is the obligatory introduction post for a new blog. I’ll try to get through this quickly so we can get on to the interesting stuff 🙂

My name is Morgon, and I am a writer, videographer, wife, mother and martial artist. In case you thought that covered everything, it doesn’t really…among other things, we can add gamer, singer, actor, devout Catholic, and more. If you think that is an odd mix of things, well…it is.

And that is how this blog will be. It will be an odd mix of things. Part mommy blog, part reviews & pop culture, part author blog, part homeschool/DIY/homesteading, and part anything else I happen to find interesting. It will be eclectic, but I hope that will serve to keep things interesting, rather than just all over the place.

I own and operate a special event videography service that specializes in Weddings named Ever After. I started that in 2010, and how I got there is probably another blog post. I also co-own and help teach at my husband’s Karate dojo Madison Martial Arts. I teach one of the preschool karate classes. My other business hat is as an author for the publishing company Silver Empire. I have several published short stories, and also have a novella and novel that should be forthcoming. My husband blogs here if anyone is interested.

But I mostly stay at home with my three kids, even though it may not sound that way from the resume that I wrote above. All these businesses cater well to me being able to adjust them to fit into our family life, where I am not away from the kids too much, either literally or figuratively while I am working on my computer. It’s a hard balance that I struggle constantly to keep.

I read and watch a lot of TV. My family also makes an effort to eat paleo/primal/Weston A Price foundation (I basically pick and choose between them all based on my own research and what works for our family) so I’ll have discussion, posts and recipes pertaining to that. I love food, and to cook, and I also love food history, so those topics will make an appearance as well.

We live in a brick rental house, and are working our way towards purchasing our own land and building our own house, and heading in the homestead direction. I can’t say how hard-core we’ll end up being, or even what we’ll do on our land, but it is a goal and also something that I am interested in.

Thanks for coming to my corner of the web. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Since this will be sort of a mommy type blog, I’ll also have a following post introducing my husband and my kids, and then we’ll jump all the way into this blogging venture.

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