We all played golf on Tuesday. Mom and Missie even drove the golf carts!
Thursday, December 29, 2005
I got Monday and Tuesday off of work and was able to hang with Danny and Shannon. Every year when they come home I only get to see them at night, so this year I decided to be a little selfish and take time to be with them!
This was a very special Christmas, because the whole family was together again. On Christmas Eve, the Johnsons went down to Vista to be with all the aunts and uncles and cousins. We ate great food and then had a visit from Santa which surprised all the little ones! We did a "yankee swap" gift exchange (reference to the TV show The Office) and I ended up with a girly hot pink poker set! Can't wait to play! On Christmas morning, we woke up and opened a couple of gifts, then went to church. It's the first time that Christmas had fallen on a Sunday since 1994, so Mom really wanted to go. By the time we got home, Danny and Shannon arrived. Danny had to work on Christmas Eve, then got home at 2am, and slept for 2 hours. They left so early and were exhausted, but we were just so happy to have them home to celebrate. That night Grandma Julie came over and we had a yummy dinner all together!
Bryson's first Christmas!
Monday, December 19, 2005
On Friday night we had the Fuel Christmas party at Brenton and Joel's house. We had a DJ and dancing and it was dressy, so that was fun! Here are some pics:
Me and Chrissy
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Thursday, December 15, 2005
I had to be in DC on Wednesday for a lunch meeting, so a colleague and I flew out on Tuesday and back on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, I met up with Barbie and Keirsten (and her daughters Layne and Mia) for dinner at Tortilla Coast. It was an old favorite place of mine that is right by the Capitol and around the corner from where I used to live.
Layne (3) and Mia (1) Kelly
Last weekend, my friend Chrissy hosted the first of this season's many holiday parties. We had a bunch of people from church there and spent some time eating and visiting. It was a ton of fun!
Me and Chrissy
My Bible Study group, minus Rebecca and our leader Kirsten. We were trying to all get in the pic and instead look like a bunch of morons! Amy, Chrissy, Mary, Rebekah, me, and Katie. Me and Rebekah. We're hot and we really don't care that we were the oldest gals in the group. : ) Ha!
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Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Just got back from an AWESOME four days in Texas. I flew in on Friday and met up with Robin at one of our old favorite restaurants, La Madeleine. Mmmmm, quiche lorraine has never been so yummy!!! We did a little Christmas shopping and then grabbed some dinner and movies and went home to hang out with Jon and their beautiful daughter Mackenzie (I'm her fairy godmother!!!). Mack is such a cutie pie and is helpful and respectful and just about the smartest 2-year old I've ever met! On Saturday, we got up and made breakfast, then met up with Jon at his golf course, where just last week Tiger Woods shot a commercial. I made him take us all around and show me what he does. It was pretty cool!
Jon and Mack at the golf course. She was being shy.
On Saturday night, I got to go to Ashley Vaught's wedding in Dallas. It was held at the Melrose Hotel which was lavishly decorated. There were about 250 people there and it was black tie. Ash looked gorgeous and teeny tiny (as usual). She had some AMAZING bridal portraits in the hall and she was really happy. Here are some pics.
TCU girls. Don't know what happened to Leslie Walton's face... oops.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Dixon
After the wedding on Saturday night, I drove down to Fort Worth to meet up with Emily and Jason. They were also at a wedding, so we met up and then went to a holiday event that one of Emily's groups was throwing. We had a blast and even went home and ate pizza in the middle of the night. It reminded me A LOT of our college days. : )
On Sunday morning, Jason and Connor went to a pancakes with Santa deal and Emily and I ran out for coffee and then Jamie Kay drove up from Austin! We spent time just hanging out, eating, visiting TCU and playing with baby Connor who is SO ADORABLE and a good little eater -- wonder where he gets that from, ha!!! He is already a heartbreaker and no doubt will keep Em and Ja busy for many years to come. : )
Playing with one of his favorite new toys. To see a clip that we will be sure to play at his HS graduation and rehearsal dinner some day, just to embarrass the heck out of him, click here.
Connor and Jenny
Connor and Jenny
Click here to see a clip of him playing with Aunty Jamie.
Emily and Jason have a BEAUTIFUL home and they've created a wonderful life for themselves! I'm so proud of them for being such amazing parents!!!