Sunday, November 28, 2010

Entry 341: Basketball Game

We decided to go to an Iowa Hawkeye basketball game last Friday when they played South Illinois University of Edwardsville. This was Julie's first time seeing any University of Iowa sporting event, let alone Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa ended up destroying the Panthers and we both enjoyed the game.

Entry 340: Lance's Thanksgiving Accident

During Thanksgiving dinner Lance tried to move the coffee table and as you can see he broke the leg. Julie thought it was the funniest thing ever, but in Lance's defense the table is more than 10 years old. While fixing the table by putting the screws back in, Lance's father had the line of the night when he said, "Let me know if you get tired of screwing."

Entry 339: Thanksgiving In Iowa

We recently got back from celebrating Thanksgiving in Iowa with Lance's parents. We left Thanksgiving morning and got there just in time to eat dinner. Everyone brought their favorite dish ans since we traveled from Missouri we brought a pumpkin and apple pie from our favorite restaurant in Kansas City. We really enjoyed seeing everyone and having a great meal.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Entry 338: Early Thanksgiving Dinner

This weekend we had an early Thanksgiving dinner with Julie's mom and dad, her sister and brother in law, and her nephew. We made the ham, rolls, and potato casserole at our home and then drove it over to the party. We ended up having a nice meal and enjoyed eating our personalized pies from Kent and Nancy. Afterwards we all sat down and caught up with each other and watched the Missouri Tigers play the Iowa State Cyclones.

Entry 337: Dinner With Family

We were lucky enough to have dinner tonight with Lance's sister and husband at On The Border. They came in to watch the Kansas City Chiefs game today and met up with us afterwards for dinner. It was nice to see them again.

Entry 336: Harry Potter

This weekend we decided to go and see the new Harry Potter movie. We went to the 10:00 a.m. showing and it was still packed. We both enjoyed it, but for different reasons. Julie liked it because it was like the book, but Lance enjoyed it because of the action. All in all we gave it two thumbs up.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Entry 335: Tough Times

We have been a little lax in updating our blog lately, but we have been dealing with some problems lately. Lance's mom had brain surgery five years ago to remove a tumor, but unfortunately the tumor came back and she had brain surgery again this Friday. The last time she had her brain surgery it did not go well and it took about two years for her to regain everything she lost.
The surgery took place on Friday at the University of Iowa and it was a long day. The surgery began at 7:15 in the morning and didn't end until 10:30 at night. The tumor was all taken out, except for a small part that was too close to the nerves. Lance's mom is still able to talk, move her arms and legs, and has not lost any memory.
We do want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We are so blessed to have such great family and friends.

Entry 334: Hawkeye Fan In Training

We were recently in Iowa City, Iowa and Julie began to catch Hawkeye fever. She asked Lance if she could get a Hawkeye sweatshirt, and Lance of course agreed. We went to The Hawk Shop and Julie picked out a nice sweatshirt. It makes Lance's heart swell with pride to see Julie starting to become a Hawkeye fan.