Archive | February, 2009

the ultimate ice cream

24 Feb

ben & jerry’s phish food is absolutely my favorite ice cream. they don’t carry this flavor at the grocery store in our small town, so we picked up a couple of tubs in longview this past weekend & oh my am i happy!!!

chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallow, caramel swirls, & fudge fish…aaaaawwww, it doesn’t get any better! and this is why i must run tomorrow. 🙂

what’s your favorite ice cream?



rockin’ out…

20 Feb


surprise box of goodies

18 Feb

it is so much fun to receive an unexpected box in the mail filled with all kinds of goodies! today we received that kind of a box with a bunch of valentine’s day surprises for our family from ryan’s sweet mom & dad. chocolate, cookies, sweet tee’s and cute pj’s for the girls, teddy bears, a dora dvd, and a gift card to wally world! thanks grandma & grandaddy dixon for our gifts!!! we miss you both.

here are some pics just for you guys of the girls in their new adorable lady bug pj’s…





story time

17 Feb


our girls make us laugh daily. they are so much fun! they can be stinkers at times, but what kids aren’t right? here are a couple of cute stories i thought i’d share to brighten your day…

now that the girls share a room, they tend to “talk”, play, laugh, etc for about 20-30 minutes before actually falling asleep. some nights, it takes longer and some disciplinary action has to be taken. the other night, they had been in there for probably one hour or longer and it was all quiet. so we assumed, they were fast asleep. wrong! i started to hear a little squeak coming from their room. squeak…squeak….so, i walked in to find addi reading a book (you know, the kind that you push the plastic animal on each page and it squeaks)….and kamryn was standing up in her crib reading the hugest book ever! it was seriously like as tall as she is. all of this in the dark, in silence! apparently addi had distributed books out for their secret reading time…there were like 5 books piled in kam’s crib. silly girls! i busted out laughing when i saw this…it was just way too cute. 

here are some funny things addi has said recently that made us laugh. she is so hilarious…

-ryan says, “whoa nelly” to which addi responds, “furtado!”

-today, ryan took kamryn to get shots and when they were walking out the door, addi say, “i love you tamaren…have a good shots!”

-during a recent nap time, i had to go in and discipline addi b/c she would not stop talking and go to sleep…as i was walking back out of their room, she says, “spank tamaren too” even though kamryn was laying down quietly in her bed. 🙂 so much for watching out for sissy’s back yet!

-now, every time she burps or toots, it has to be public knowledge, regardless of where we are. she will say, “mommy, i tooted!!!” loudly while laughing. or if you burp, she will say, “momma you burped!!!” again, loudly.

-the other day at walmart, she said “hi lady” to a random woman we passed in an aisle, then she says, “momma, i said hi to the lady” while the “lady” was still right there. i guess that is better than her saying, “momma that boy is silly!” about the grown man we just walked passed.

she says stuff, like this, every day that really cracks me up, i could go on & on!

one more story…today kamryn was playing with my keys. i said, “kamryn, can i have my keys?”  she walked over (mouth wide open) and planted a big kiss on me…she thought i had asked for a kiss.  🙂  what a doll! i felt really bad taking the keys away after that.

my babies are dolls and they bring so much joy to our lives!

here’s a pic of kamryn that makes me laugh…looks like she’s saying, “wassup???”


Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

Lazy day at home for us today! Ryan’s cooking one of our favorite meals tonight…grilled burgers & steak fries! Our Valentine’s date will consist of putting the girls to bed & then watching a movie we rented while eating Ben & Jerry’s Cinnabun ice cream. 🙂




I love my Valentine!

red dresses

13 Feb

this morning, addi asked to wear a dress…she’s so prissy. she loves to put on a dress, put a ponytail in her hair, turn on some music and dance. so i let them wear their new red dresses grandma clark bought them for valentine’s day….


very lady-like kamryn!


they have started to play ring around the rosy together…



this pic cracks me up because kamryn always tries to get in the cabinets, even though she knows she’s not supposed to. here, i snuck up behind her as she was opening the door and the little stinker glanced behind to make sure no one was looking…


Who is my neighbor?… by Ryan

10 Feb

If you ever make it to Austin you must go check out The Austin Stone. With only attending a few times while in the area visiting friends and family, I have been thoroughly blessed by the worship, vision and the messages delivered by Matt Carter. Recently on my long runs I have been listenting to his past messages via their pod cast. The one I heard today was so great. You MUST listen. The title of it is “A Church For The City: The Cost Of Following Jesus.” 09/28/08

chicago style stuffed pizza

10 Feb

Chicago Metallic UNO Deep Dish Pizza Set

jen ordered this pan from amazon for us. it arrived yesterday, so we made stuffed pizza last night. ryan made homemade pizza crust and we loaded it up with mozzarella cheese, sausage, onions, tomato sauce with pesto, parmesan and fresh parsley. it was so good!!! the homemade dough made all the difference…it was amazing.

check out this masterpiece…


poll: 24?

9 Feb


i’m curious…who out there is as obsessed with the show 24 as we are?  


tonight…8 pm central, fox-hd. 

a message for grandma dixon…

7 Feb