Dan's mom got these flowers for me to perk up my daytime area.
Here is a cute photo of Dan and Elijah playing with E's new keyboard that our sweet friend Cecilia sent him for his birthday!
Two of the things I have done a lot of in the past five weeks are eating ice cream and reading books. So, I thought I would share my new knowledge with you on both topics! :)
I am partial to Ben & Jerry's. I have tried a few other brands, but I always go back to good old B&J.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - A good basic, simple favorite.
Magic Brownies - A favorite! Raspberry ice cream swirls, with brownie chunks, yum! I love any ice cream with brownie chunks, but the raspberry makes this stand out.
Cake Batter - Pretty good.
Cherry Garcia - A trusted favorite.
Chubby Hubby - Not a huge fan of pretzels and ice cream combined. I wouldn't buy this flavor again.
Chunky Monkey - I looove banana ice cream, and this is such a simple, yummy flavor.
Cinnamon Buns - It's in my freezer. I haven't tried it yet, but am eager to (maybe tonight!).
Everything But The.. - Too much going on for me with this ice cream. I think simpler is always better.
Half Baked - A definite favorite! I don't normally like chocolate ice cream, but it is swirled together with vanilla and again, I LOVE brownie chunks!
Mint Chocolate Chunk - Another trusted favorite.
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk - I haven't tried this, but I saw it on the B&J website and started salivating.
Cheesecake Brownie - Yum!
Imagine Whirled Peace - Just ok for me.
Americone Dream - This is another favorite. There are little bits of chocolate-covered ice cream cone chunks mixed with caramel swirls.
Triple Caramel Chunk - I love caramel, so another favorite!
Strawberry Cheesecake - Thanks for the recommendation on this one, Jen! I probably never would have picked it up otherwise. The graham cracker crumbles in this one make it sooo yummy!
I think it's pretty obvious why I've gained 22 lbs (or more)!
Modoc by Ralph Helfer - I mentioned this book before. It is just a wonderful little book! It is a true story about an amazing elephant's life. I highly recommend it.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - I finished this in two days. It is extremely well-written and powerful. When I finished it, I felt extremely thankful for my life.
The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern - A classic that I had always wanted to read. I have to say that the movie is much better for me, but maybe that is because the movie is such a popular favorite.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I decided to re-read this classic and enjoyed it just as much the second time.
Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian - Eh. It was ok. Wouldn't highly recommend it to anyone.
Heaven by Randy Alcorn - I just started this book. It is an in-depth study/depiction of what Heaven will be like. Dan read it a while ago and really liked it, so I am excited to read it, as well.
Do any of you have ice cream and/or book favorites? Please share!!