we are in austin & having a great time! we’ve spent some time with my brother & his family. been to some of my niece’s soccer games. ran at town lake. plan to eat at chuy’s today & hopefully find an amy’s icecream! last night, we went to aaron & jamie ivey’s house…aaron is ryan’s cousin & they recently moved to austin. its been a while since we’ve been able to hang out with this super cool family & we have never met their kids & they have never met ours. we had a blast! they cooked an awesome meal. great times. addison had so much fun playing with cayden & deacon. it was adorable!!! we are glad these guys are back in texas so we can hang out more.
here are a few pics…
and today is my big girl’s 2nd birthday!!! so this morning, we are headed to have a big donut breakfast at krispy kreme. then we are going to austin stone church (where aaron plays). **update: this was AMAZING. awesome church. wow.** this afternoon is bday party time…addi couldn’t be more excited! bday pics to come later! here’s one of her traveling in style…
when we tell addi to smile, this is what she does everytime…
cracks us up! she closes her eyes, lifts up her head and smiles so hard. she’s a mess!
town lake in austin. 8 miles. sweet!
Here is a list of some of my favorite running gear…
Shoes: Saucony Hurricanes or Asics 2120’s
Music: iPod shuffle loaded with rock, hip hop, and anything upbeat!
Socks: Balega Enduro Lo Cut
Watch: Garmin Forerunner 205 (this is a must have!!! i love it & recommend it to all runners.)
Energy: Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bars, S’mores Zone Bars, and Plain PowerBar Gel
H2O: Smart Water
This morning as I ran my ten miler, I once again referred back to a quote I read recently that has really helped me get through some of my long runs recently. We all tried to take this advice in San Fran as well.
Ryan Hall, an Olympic marathon runner, said, “Focus on the moment. I avoid thinking about how far I have to go early in the race, because that can be overwhelming. Late in the race I try to forget about how far I have gone, because that would give me an excuse to give in to fatigue.”
We start training next week for our next 1/2 marathon…Dallas White Rock in December!
so i recently bought these things called, mum mum’s, for kamryn. they are made out of rice & they dissolve easily in the baby’s mouth. so every now & then i’ll give kamryn one to chew on if she’s getting fussy. every time i do, addi says, “momma, addi muffin man!” which means (in addi language), “momma, i want a mum mum too.” she doesn’t like them, she never eats them, and i have no clue why she calls them “muffin men”….they in no way resemble a muffin! it cracks me up everytime.
August 20th is a memorable date in Dixon history…
August 20, 2000: Ryan Dixon asked Traci Clark to be his girlfriend on the porch of a local coffee shop while drinking an espresso shake. Hehehe.
August 20, 2002: Ryan Dixon proposed to Traci Clark. VERY romantically, I must say.
And I still remember the feeling I had both nights!!! I remember because I still get that feeling.
Giddy..nervous..on cloud nine..awesome..in love..excited..girly..blessed..happy..smiley..silly.
I love my man. Even more now than then.