Monday, February 20, 2012

color run fun

Sunday I ran in a 5k called the COLOR RUN in Dallas. It was really interesting! Here are some pics:




Color Party

Don't know this guy- but he was awesome


Sunday, February 19, 2012

a perfect {belated} vday celebration

We celebrated *vday* this weekend since we both worked on the actual day. This was We woke up and had pizza for breakfast (yea, I know.. this day quickly became all about food). Then we went to Cabela's and got our vday presents for each other: We like to think of it as a Redneck Valentine's: Fishing poles + Fishing licenses.
And SURPRISE.. mine lights up! :)

Ate lunch at Twisted Root: yummo.

Went grocery shopping, and got all the goodies for our home-cooked dinner and dessert.
Danced some, except I can't so this is how we roll (I also got some new socks today).

Cooked dinner...

Hasselback potatoes (I added parmesan to mine), Outback-style steak, and green bean bundles

And dessert...

Sprinkle cake but I prefer this icing

This cake looks fabulous, I know. It is a 3-layer vanilla bean cake with buttercream frosting. It was just okay... the cake was fabulous. The icing was a little too buttery. And since I cannot tell a lie, I must say that it almost wasn't edible for one tiny reason... See, apparently you are supposed to put parchment paper on the bottom of your cake pans to keep them from sticking. I didn't have any, so I cut wax paper to fit. No problem. Then they came out nicely, I stacked them, iced them. Oh yea, and I forgot to take the wax paper off. It blended in with the cake and I didn't even see it. So we had to peel it off before we took a bite and it kind of just ruined it for me. Very upsetting. Oh well, I'll have to try again. :)

Happy belated Vday, friends!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

to {my husband} on *heart day*

Thank you for loving me well.
Thank you for being patient and kind.
Thank you for all your encouragement.
Thank you for supporting me and providing for me.
Thank you for being a loving, caring, sweet, thoughtful husband 365 days a year.. not just one.
I love you.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Ok, i do {pinteresting} things a lot but THIS ONE really "takes the cake." I have noticed a lot of my most recent posts are about cake... what can I say? So i found this recipe on pinterest and it is really a winner. I crave dessert a lot, usually at night, and when I don't feel like going to the store for ingredients or spending a lot of time in the kitchen. This is a perfect solution. I love you, whoever you are that invented this and then whoever else you are that pinned it on pinterest.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

birthday week in photos.

My family came in town the weekend before my birthday to celebrate! And eat cake, of course!

Momma, me, Nana

On the day of my birthday, Jacob surprised me and took me to Austin to a Bed & Breakfast for the night. We ate an amazing dinner there, then a yummy breakfast there the next morning before we went out and about to see some of Austin!

Bed & Breakfast in Austin

Our lunch view on Lake Travis
Exploring Austin antique shops :)
soooo many sock monkeys. 

my handsome devil found a hard hat 
should've bought this, but we didn't

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

birthday girl

Pretty much what every birthday looked like when I was young. They usually involved me with cake all over my face, crying. At least the crying part doesn't happen anymore...