Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas stuff and wathcing Jordan

Jeremy and I did have a good time in W.V. even though we did have to cut our time short :-( Jeremy did get cool stuff like he posted in the previous blog. Jeremy got me tickets to see Lion King off Broadway in Cincinnati in April, that was awesome. From my mom Jeremy picked out a lot of really cool clothes....but hardly any of them fit so we're gonna have a big return day soon. This week and next week I am also watching a little girl named Jordan from church b/c her preschool is closed. She's really cute but definatley a spitfire! It should be a fun week. Her favortie movie is High School Musical, we've already watched it twice and listended to the soundtrack twice. Here's a picture of Jordan when we went to the park. Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas!

Catching up and my Power Five

Sorry faithful bloggers for our lack of posting. We got back last night from West Virginia where we had a Merry Christmas. The snow came a day late...and it was nice...just for that one day. Anyways, we came back early because a lady in our church past away yesterday. She attended Cornerstone for 65 years. Simply put, she was an awesome lady and she will be missed.

Hopefully Jess will blog more, but I got some cool stuff for Christmas. I got a new suit, a ton of clothes, The Office 2007 Calender, The Office Season 2 DVD, a coffee maker, and a bunch of other really cool stuff.

Before I enter my Power Five for the week, I want to say a few words about Shawn Merriman. What's up with the fact that he tests positive for Steroids and he's hailed as one of the best defensive players of the year? Why is it that Barry Bonds has never tested positive for Steroids and people say he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame? Are you kidding me? Barry Bonds was great before his head started to grow (literally started to grow...its like twice as big)...Shawn Merriman is in his second year and he's already been tested Merriman is great because he CHEATED. Anyways, on to my five...

Number Five: The Philadelphia Eagles - I didn't see the game...cause I was watching soaps with Jess' mom. Fun times. But, they are one of the hottest teams right now.

Number Four: The United States Saints - Best all around offense in the NFC. Great running game, great QB, and a great recieving core.

Number Three: The Baltimore Ravens - I really don't like these guys...but they are winning games and are healthy. Plus, they have a very good defense. Its going to be very hard to beat them in the playoffs.

Number Two: The Chicago Bears - Still the best team in the NFC.

Number One: The San Diego Chargers - Still the best team in the AFC. Whatever happened to that conference. They look pretty sorry right now.

Teams that dissappoint me: The Bengals, The Colts Defense, The Giants, and The Cowboys. These teams really should have done better then they have. I had Santa deliver them coal this year. Sucks to be them. Have a good one...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Some pics from the weekend

Poor stupid leo can't defend himself against Jess and her silly hats!

This is my nephew Trevor. He's so cool!

Here is Jess with my nieces Savannah and Cheyenne. Savannah (on left) got a hold of some scissors and decided to cut her hair!

Here are my grandparents. They are awesome!

Here is Shari my stepmom. We are so grateful to get to see her this weekend.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

This is funny

Hey we're having problems with blogger posting until we can post pics of the's a funny thing I found online.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Jeremy's Power Five

Is it just me or does Chad Johnson cramp up a lot? Anyways, onto my power five. After a convincing win last night, Indy is back on. My top two are my Super Bowl predictions at this point in the season. I think they are playing the best football right now.

Number Five: The New England Patriots - Just like Indy they needed a convincing win after an awful loss the week before. The Pats stepped up and proved they are something to be reckoned with in the post season. However, they will probably need some home field advantage to do anything significant.

Number Four: The Baltimore Ravens - McNair gets hurt?!?!? Who saw that coming. But, they continue to win games...with the easiest schedule in the league...if I haven't said that for the 100th they'll remain at the top of the list. I really don't think they are as good as their record shows.

Number Three: The Indianapolis Colts - Good to see Dwight Freeney wake up from his season long slumber. They will need either Corey Simeon or Bob Sanders to get healthy if they are going to do anything in the playoffs. Their defense will get eaten up on the road without these guys.

Number Two: The Chicago Bears - They've had some bad losses and almost lost this week. But, they continue to win in the NFC. 10-0! That spells Super Bowl trip.

Number One: The San Diego Chargers -Playing the best football right now. I guess I was wrong about their usual end of the year slump. Their best contenders for the Super Bowl are Indy, Baltimore, and the Pats. Indy won't stop their running game or their 3-4 defense, Baltimore and the Pats can't win consistently on the road. Looks like LT might lead his team to the Super Bowl this year.

Monday, December 18, 2006

I love my dog

I know you all will enjoy this I've got to share it with you.

I went to Indy this weekend to see my family. While there, Jess, Leo, and I stayed with my sister Shelley. She has a beautiful new house with a sun room. She smokes in her sunroom and opens a window slightly right next to the door. Outside, her yard is fenced in with a privacy fence. This is one of the reasons we chose to stay with her instead of my grandparents. WELL, we got to Shelley's and she and her boyfriend had a party to go Jess and I left Leo in the backyard and decided to eat out at Cancun's in Indy.

We get back and found out that Leo freaked out! He had a pile of mud on the patio where he tried to dig underneath the fence. And he had torn out the screen in the open window where he tried to crawl up into it. Underneath the window, he had torn down part of the siding as he attempted to crawl into the house.

I LOVE MY DOG! Luckily not much else was hurt and it didn't take much time to clean up. But I was not a happy camper. And it set me back 20 bucks for a new screen. Oh well. Just thought you might enjoy a Leo story...I know many of you are having withdrawals!

Hopefully, Jess will have some pics uploaded of our time with Shari (my stepmom), my grandparents, and my family at Shelley's house. She's out today shopping for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Baby it's cold outside!

Jessica and I are leaving the 68-73 degree weather of Knoxville to go back to the frozen tundra that we call Indiana. Tomorrow morning we're leaving for Ft. Wayne to meet up with my step mom for Christmas. Then we'll meet up with my grandparents on Friday in Bluffton. Then we'll meet up with the rest of the family in Indianapolis at my sister's house. We really are looking forward to seeing everyone. I'm sure we'll blog when we get back.

Leo loves to eat

Yesterday morning I was eating breakfast and thought it was strange that Leo wasn't at my feet begging for a bite like he normally does. I did hear him behind the couch chewing on his bone like a good dog. Or at least I thought it was his was actually the kitty toy. We had a toy for Belle that was made up of feathers on the end of a plastic stick. Leo put away almost the whole thing. I was kind of concerned so I called Jeremy who obviously loves Leo so very much. Jeremy said not to worry b/c if he died from it we would just get a better dog. I'm still hoping he was kidding. Leo seemed fine so I decided to just keep an eye on him. Later that evening we saw our landlord who is also a vet and I told him about the situation. He said that Leo would probably be fine and that all the stuff he ate would just "pass on through". He suggested feeding him a lot of something bland like plain pasta or rice to help the process along. So I came home and cooked Leo a pot of rice. At first I wasn't sure if he would want to eat all of it, boy was I wrong....

As you can see he totally loved it and didn't leave a single grain in his bowl.After he was finished he seemed pretty happy. I took this right after he was done, I think he looks so cute and happy under the tree beside all the presents. I love my dog.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Jeremy's Power Five

Except for our number one, there is a lot of change this week in the Power Five. First of all, you'll notice that my beloved Colts did not even make it this week. I'm embarressed to be a fan. However, they can make up for it this week if they can beat Cincy. Also, a side note to Justin, my Power Five comes out on Tuesday mornings AFTER Monday Night Football...unless the game does not effect the Power Five...then I post it early. Sorry to spoil you with early Power Fives :-).

Number Five: The United States of America Saints - Who is not rooting for this team to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. That was such a big win this week. My vote this late in the season is for Drew Brees as Co-MVP.

Number Four: The Baltimore Ravens - I'm still not sold on their offense. But, evidently offense alone does not do much (stupid colts). Steve McNair has proved me wrong and has stayed healthy. This has got to be a record for him.

Number Three: The Cincinnati Bengals - Could be this year's Steelers and make it in through the wild card and shock everyone by winning on the road to make it to the Super Bowl. That would be a great storyline also. Could you imagine the Saints and the Bengals. No one would have thought that 5 years ago!

Number Two: The Chicago Bears - I didn't see the second half of last night's game. I fell asleep. But, I was very surprised to see the score this morning. Rex still doesn't impress me, but their defense and special teams sure do. Another good storyline for the Superbowl would be the two powerhouse defenses clashing: The Bears and the Ravens. Trust me, I'm not rooting for that one!

Number One: The San Diego Chargers - Wow, was I proved wrong earlier in the season when I wouldn't give them any props. They are still finding ways to win and LT is unstoppable right now. He's also my pick for the C0-MVP. I'm not rooting for them, nor do I think they have a chance in the playoffs. But, what do I know!?!?!

That's my Power Five for the week. Hope you enjoyed. Tune in next week when I will be proved wrong once again!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Christmas lights

This weekend Jeremy unfortunately had a funeral to help out with, but after the funeral we went to downtown Knoxville to check out the Christmas lights. They also had an ice skating rink that was so cute but it was really cold and we were dressed up so we opted out of skating. Here are some pictures, they turned out kinda blurry but you can still see the prettiness.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Here's the pic of the shirt!


Tonight I attended my first Lady Vols Basketball Game. It was fun times!!! My landlord called me and asked if I wanted to go and I was like HECK YES. I love basketball. It's so much fun. Anyways, we had seats ten rows up and center court. It was awesome. I also won a t-shirt. The guy threw it up in the seats and the guy next of me catches like a girl and missed it and it fell on Bob my landlord and he gave it to me. Those girls can play ball man...they were really good. So, now I have a shirt that says Lady Vols and my life is complete!

Tomorrow we're taking my Jeep to the doctor to get the ball joint fixed. We're going to the nice shopping area in town. It's called Turkey Creek. That's right...I said Turkey redneck is that.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Jess and I bought a 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited in February and then one week later the 4x4 stopped working. So, we took it in and they fixed took them all day...but they fixed no cost to me. Well, we got a letter from Chrysler saying that our Jeep has been recalled! Actually, its just a ball joint in the steering wheel. The letter said that if I don't get it fixed the steering can go out and kill everyone aboard! So, off to the dealership I go...and once again at no cost to me...but I wish this Jeep wasn't such a pain!

In other news, Jess and I taught preschool tonight. They rocked! Funny story. We took the kids to the bathroom and I got the three boys and one of them took a really long time...and it smelled I assumed he pooped. Well, we go back to the classroom and the room starts to stink! So, I had to go get his grandpa and have him check his butt. Come to find out his cousin just had gas. Oh well.

Hope you all are enjoying this cold weather. I'm ready to move again...but this time to Mexico...where it doesn't snow! Sorry Katelyn for spelling your name wrong...I'm the worst friend ever.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


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Monday, December 04, 2006

Weekend Fun

Bethany and Amberlee came down this weekend. I know that Jeremy promised you guys pictures but I am an idiot and didn't take any, I don't know why I didn't think of it. But, Amberlee and Bethany took picutres so maybe they will post some on their blogs. We had a really great time, it was a shopping extravaganza of sorts. We went to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and got a lot of Christmas shopping done. On Friday we all went to a game night w/our new Sunday school class and believe it or not there is actually a person who already had the title of game nazi down here. So it was weird having two in the room w/the new person and w/Bethany. (I think Bethany's rules for Cranium are a little more acurate than the TN nazi). It was also fun to just hang out. Last night we hung out at the house and ate spagetti. Leo loves spagetti and I threw a noodle at him for him to catch it but he missed and it ended up hanging off of his ear. It was hillarious to watch him try to get it, that was a great moment. It was tough to see them go, I miss them both a lot. I guess I've been fighting loneliness down here a lot and not having a job yet leaves me a lot of time on my hands to miss my friends. Hopefully I'll get to see more of everyone soon.

Jeremy's Power Five

Sorry we haven't blogged here lately. BUT, we have lots of pics to share of Bethany and Amberlee's visit to Knoxville!!! BUT, they are at home...and I'm at the office. So, for now, I'll just share my power five for the week. Hopefully, we can get on here and blog tonight about the visit.

Number Five: The Cincinnati Bengals - You are welcome Justin and you are were right...they did make my list. Their win over the Ravens showed just how difficult their schedule is...and how easy Baltimore's is. The Ravens looked pretty sad Thursday night...but the Bengals looked like a playoff team. Their defense held the Ravens to 0 points. (I don't count that last was stupid...and obviously the refs are too.)

Number Four: The New England Patriots - Quietly winning...and quietly sneaking into the playoffs. Watch out for these guys.

Number Three: The Chicago Bears - Rex Grossman looked AWFUL. That's all I got to say about that.

Number Two: The Indianapolis Colts - Come On! A 60 yard field goal to win the game! Come On!

Number One: The San Diego Chargers - To be honest, the teams with worse records are playing like playoff caliber teams. But, the Chargers seem to always find a way to win. Once again, their defense looked bad...but when LT runs like

Sorry my Power Five is awful this week...but there really isn't a good record team that is impressing me right now. Seattle seems to be picking up well as SINcinnati. Tennessee is on a roll right now. It's almost like the powerhouses are relaxing a bit...which is allowing the stragglers to catch up. Very interesting to see how things will shake out. Anyways, blog atcha later...