Sunday, December 13, 2009

My last name

Ryan just reminded me of this story the other day and I just have to share it. We marry for love, not for a last name! Certainly in my case, DICKMAN! Well, this happened way back when we were still at BYU and not too long after we were married. Ryan was in a band with some of his buddies and one of them, Matt, was engaged. They were performing at some place one night and each band member could get one guest in free. So this girl was writing down the names of the guests of the band members who would be admitted for free that night. She came to Ryan and Matt and asked them who their guests would be and Ryan said, "Nanci Dickman" and Matt said, "Lisa Balls." Lisa Balls was the name of his fiance. She started writing and then paused and looked up and asked if they were messing with her. They explained that they were for real!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Was lost and now is found

"Jelly Bean" as Justin calls him was lost about a month ago, and Justin was so so sad (see previous post). He would call out over and over again, "Jelly Bean, where are you?" I was sad for Justin because he was so sad. Justin likes to have something that he carries with him everywhere, and that has been Jelly Bean for a while now. In the past weeks while he's been gone, he's had several substitutes. My favorite was the play dough turtle, but he could only last so long. Anyway, the other night, Ryan was looking under our bed for something, and who did he find but Jelly Bean!!! Justin had just got in bed and Ryan called everyone in the room to witness this great reunion. He showed Justin who he had found and Justin was glowing. It was seriously so cute, and funny too. He sat and held him and stared at him forever just smiling away! Ryan caught a picture of it. I have to say, I'm happy that Jelly Bean is back!