Monday, December 29, 2008

Catching up Christmas

Luckily Saturday night I got my camera back, so here are some great pictures from Christmas!!

T.J. & Brennan Lawrence

Me holding Brennan

Little Brennan

Below is Mike, T.J. & Wade at the UFC PPV

Baxter was so sleepy!
T.J. riding Brandon's scooter that he got for ChristmasThis is me playing Wii Fit, the ski slope thing.
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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Fun in Iowa!

Yesterday was a great day in Iowa! My day started at 4:15 a.m. Mom, Keriann & I got up early to do some shopping. After finding many good deals, I hooked up with T.J. We headed to CJ's Bagles to eat lunch with Brett & Courtney. After lunch, we headed to Des Moines to meet Brennan Lawrence. We chatted with Wade & Andrea a bunch and got to hold Brennan a ton. He has tons of hair, is teeny-tiny, and is super cute! I got some pictures of TJ and I holding him, but then I left my camera there. When I get it back, I will post some.

After leaving there, T.J. & I raced to Iowa Diamond before they closed. I got my ring! It is beautiful. I will post a picture later when I have my camera again. Then we had to make a quick pit stop at Hy-Vee and get some groceries for a casserole I had to make. I also had to get a couple of gag gifts for the evening (sugar cookie cookie dough and a douche)!

We ran back to mom's, made up the casserole and then headed over to Jessica's. Jess & Keith, Sara & Mike, Kristy & Ian, Angie & Chad, Malena & Nate, and TJ & I. It was so fun to see everyone again. And best of all....we got to finally meet Carter & Dylan! I got lots of holding and feeding time in. They are soo cute!! Even though they are identical, I could still tell them apart. More pics to come later.
Today I have just been playing with a photo web site called picnik. It is so fun. Here are some of the pictures I have created:

Tonight we are heading over to Mike & Megan's house to watch the UFC fights. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can make it without any trouble! I am excited to see their new house and hang out with our friends!!

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas this year. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends to celebrate with. We hope '09 is full of hope, joy, laughter, and love for you and your families.
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Christmas Eve with the McCords

Tonight we spent the evening in Maxwell celebrating Christmas with T.J.'s family. We had chili (that means tomato soup for me), little smokies, cheese ball, and goodies. Here are some pics from the night...and all our awesome gifts!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

1 day until Christmas

Today T.J. got a UFC zip-up hoodie.
I got some new snow boots!!

We made it back to mom's this morning at about 8:30 a.m. Seven hour drive took 12...that was the longest 12 hour drive of both of our lives!! We drove through every type of winter weather you can imagine. Rain, sleet, slush, ice, wintery mix, huge snow flakes, regular snow, blowing snow, pellat-like snow, icy roads, snow covered roads (are we even on the road?), etc. I may be leaving something out, but you get the idea:)

T.J. was a super driver! We were a little loopy by the time we made it to Newton. We were kind of giggling and singing, completely out of it! We got a good 5 hours of sleep and now are up and at 'em. Tonight we are celebrating Christmas with the McCords! Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas everyone!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2 days until Christmas

I got a new Iowa Hawkeyes shirt!!! I LOVE it!
It is big, though, so I have to exchange it...
T.J. got a giftcard to the movie theater!!
We are all packed and ready to go to Iowa. T.J. came home for lunch, and the plan was that I would take him back to work and then go get him at 8. Then we could jump on the interstate and be on our way. Well, I just took him to work and headed for home and it took me 50 minutes to make the trip. I was going to get gas, pack the car, etc., but unless the weather straightens up, there is no way we are leaving tonight.

It is frustrating b/c we have plans made for while we are back, and now it is kind of up in the air. We don't even have any food in the fridge! Check out how empty it is!! Looks like we are going out to eat tonight...
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Monday, December 22, 2008

We are ready to go!

It's Baxter & Herky here. We just got home from getting baths. They trimmed our faces, feet & tails. We love going to Katie. She takes such good care of us! Now we are ready for our trip back to Iowa. We can't wait to see & play with everyone! Chow!
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3 days until Christmas

Today T.J. got a calendar -- The Office! It's like deja vu:)
He is going to take his to work to enjoy!
I got a new pair of slippers! Yeah!!!
I wear my slippers all the time.
I just bought a pair a month ago at Old Navy and I already wore them out.
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

4 days until Christmas

I just realized that we are off a day. I don't know what I did. I guess we started on 25 and should have done 24:) Oh, well. We made up for it today. So today we also got:

T.J. got a Hollywood video giftcard for a videogame rental. I got a mini cactus. It is sooo cute! I hope I can keep it alive.
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5 days until Christmas

I FINALLY got a Yankee fitted hat!!!!! This has been on my "wish list" for years now:)
T.J. got some white t-shirts!
We got all packed up today for our journey to Iowa. I say journey because from the sounds of it, it could be a long night of driving. I just hope that the weather holds up and we can make it there safely.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

6 days until Christmas

T.J. opened a UFC mousepad today -- oh, yeah!
I got a $20 gift card to Victoria's Secret -- wahoo!!
This morning T.J. and I did some cruising around, ran to Wal-Mart, Pier 1, and now are home again. Now I am trying to get some work done...always hard on a Saturday! I have to keep my eye on my goal, though, to be caught up on work before heading to Iowa...
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Friday, December 19, 2008

7 days until Christmas

Today T.J. got some more reusable grocery bags. I got a Starbucks to-go mug.
This has been a pretty crazy week for me. I had a job every day this week. That's five days in a row of getting up early, dressing up...ahhhh! All I can say is TGIF! Now, though, I have all next week off. Hopefully I can get some R&R.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

8 days until Christmas

Today T.J. got a Chicago Bears retractable cord card thing for work. I got the new Sugarland CD!!!


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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

9 days until Christmas

Today I got some ear muffs! And T.J. got some sports corn pics!


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