Friday, December 31

Goodbye 2010

I am creating a Kodak book to recap 2010. I'm not very good at printing pictures throughout the year. This way they are printed and already put in an album for me. Read more about my Kodak book here.

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I love to look back over the year in one blog post. I'm going to attempt to do it with a couple of pictures each month.

January
Legally Blonde with Chesley
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February
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work trip to Austin, TX
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March
Ty lived in a hospital room on his rural rotation.
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April
work trip to DC
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work trip to San Francisco and more importantly to Crown & Crumpet
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May
My sister's baby shower.
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Received a wonderful Big Brothers Big Sisters match.
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June
work trip to Savannah, GA
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Ty joined me in Atlanta, GA.
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Amy, Brent, Lillian and Lucas came to visit us for the weekend.
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July
Our beach vacation
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My sweet nephew arrived!
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August
Ty's nephew arrived!
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Trip to Philadelphia for Ty's test
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Day trip to Ocean City, NJ
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September
Work trip to Utah
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Ty spent the month in Chicago and Detroit for rotations and I flew to Detroit to make the road trip home. We spent the night in Canada.
Looking at Detroit skyline from Canada.
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October
Another work trip to San Francisco
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Happy Halloween!
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November
Ty spent the month in Ft. Worth for a rotation and we celebrated a great Thanksgiving in a hotel room.
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December
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Farewell 2010 and welcome 2011!

Tuesday, December 28

A Hometown Christmas

Ty and I had a fantastic Christmas at home with our families. Ty's rotation schedule and my work schedule allowed us to go home on the night of the 22nd and return to our house on the 26th. Ty also gets off for New Year's. Whoo hoo for a great rotation schedule!

Thursday, December 23rd:
I spent most of the day with my mom and Mason. I did get to meet up with some of my best friends from high school that afternoon. It was so nice to catch up and see Kristan's new house and meet her little boy, who is a year and a half. I can't believe I had never met him! He is adorable.
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My mom keeps Mason during the day. She wasn't feeling well, so she took a nap and Mason got to come with me. :) I had fun showing him off.

Ty's family has a Christmas Eve Eve celebration every year where we all get together and eat and play games. This year Santa made an appearance.
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Friday, December 24th:
Ty and I are always the first ones to open our stockings. I had to test out my new flexible tripod
that came in my stocking.
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My MIL always puts code names on all of the presents and we find out who we are when we open our stockings. There is always an orange at the bottom of the stocking with a code name written on it. Last year the the theme was Twilight and this year's theme was Toy Story. I was Slinky and Ty was Bo Peep. I love this tradition!

Lillian and I drew each other's names and we were waiting patiently to exchange our gifts.
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I want her jammies! Aren't they cute?!

No trip home is complete without a golf cart ride.
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Ty brought this gun home with him to protect us from bad guys. :)
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Still not sure how I feel about it...

You have to love Lillian's get up for shooting a gun:
Leopard coat, heart mittens, polka dot hat, and cowboy boots.
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Part of her present from me was the polka dot hat.

Saturday, December 25th:
Christmas day with my family.
We were ready to open presents!
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My parents re-gifted us our bb guns. I need to search for a picture of the first time they gave them to us.
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Mason checking out his present from Aunt Lindsey and Uncle Ty
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I think it met his approval.
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This ribbon and cooler kept him entertained the most--go figure.
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Ty wearing his new vest and hat doing a little target shooting with my bb gun.
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For whatever reason there seemed to be a lot of gun shooting this holiday season. At least it got us out of the house for a little bit. :)

I got sick Christmas night and have still not recovered. Fingers crossed, I feel better tomorrow. I want to enjoy my week off from work!

Wednesday, December 22

Merry Christmas

Our Christmas card
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I had the hardest time picking out a Christmas card this year. This was Ty's favorite. I decided to post it here, since it didn't make the cut.
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Tuesday, December 21

Christmas goodies

One of the best things about blogging is getting great ideas from y'all. I have found several fun recipes from blogs and I thought I would share some with you!
I have already made or will be making these Christmas treats.

I have tasted these recipes and they are delish. Hopefully, mine will turn out just as good!
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Bruschetta

Great small Christmas presents:
Cinnamon Honey Butter
Chesley and I made this last year and packaged them up real cute.
This is super easy to do! Here are mine this year.
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My favorites:
Peppermint Bark
White chocolate covered popcorn

A new one I tried this past weekend in my gingerbread cakelet pan:
Salted Fudge Brownies

I'm a HUGE fan of sea salted chocolates, so I thought this sounded delish. I'm not a huge fan of homemade brownies. I think the next time I make this I will just make brownies out of the box and then add the sea salt.

What are you guys making this year?


Monday, December 20

Good Ol' Santa Paws

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Friday, December 17

a christmas tradition

I have bought Ty a Christmas ornament every year since we started college in 2003. It is such a fun tradition! If you know Ty at all, then you know Christmas is his favorite holiday. I can only imagine the amount of energy he had as a child at this time of the year.

The past several year the ornaments have all been doctors. I try to find something that represents the year or one of his hobbies, etc. The past four years have been consumed by medical school and I don't see that changing anytime soon since he has chosen a 5 year residency program.

This year's ornament is a doctor, but more importantly it is a specific type of doctor. This year has been all about choosing a specialty (general surgery) and applying for residencies.
Cute little surgeon!
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