Thursday, December 28, 2006

Beach Scrapbook

Thought I would share some more of my digital scrapbooking. I have been working on this beach album for my parent's christmas gift. I didn't post any of my layouts so that it could be a surprise. This isn't all of them, but the ones I thought turned out best.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas in a nutshell

The Dixon Family had a very blessed Christmas. We spent precious time with lots of family, ate too much great food, kicked back and watched a couple of flicks, and were spoiled with many thoughtful gifts. As always, mom and dad went out of their way to make it a special time for all of their kids and grandkids. Noah got a 4 wheeler (not a real one!) and Micah got a car, so we are good on transportation for now. Hope you all had as wonderful of a Christmas as we did!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

i'm back

OK, so that was an extra long blogcation. I could go into a long explanation of how busy my life has been, but let's just be honest, nobody wants to hear it.

The most notable thing that has happened in our family over the the last 3 weeks is the sad news of my sweet PaPa passing away. I say sad news because he will be desperately missed by all of us who loved and cherished him as a wonderful grandfather, daddy, husband, and so many things that he was to so many people. But for him I rejoice. He gets to spend his first Christmas with Jesus! He lived a wonderful life full of love and integrity. He leaves all of us with the gift of that example and the gift of our family. I look forward to seeing him again someday, but until then I will do my best to love the way that he loved and live the way that he lived.

Noah is enjoying Karate and his break from homeschool ( which is also a good break for his teacher). Micah is beginning to say a few words. Duane is busy with so many things I would never get to bed if I got into it! We are ready for Christmas and hoping that it will be a nice break from the busyness.

I hope all of your families have a blessed Christmas!

Friday, December 01, 2006


Noah is officially enrolled in Karate (Tae Kwon Do) classes. He had a "try it out" class yesterday, but tonight was his first official class. He looks so cute in his uniform! Here are a few pictures of him goofing off before class. As you can see, he's got skills.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


We've had a great Thanksgiving weekend! The weather has been beautiful. On Thursday we celebrated with my family at Mom and Dad's house. Not everyone could be there this year, but it was still a big crowd. Noah missed his boy cousins who couldn't be there because of sickness, but he made do with his girl cousins just fine :). They made Christmas cards and played pin the hat on the turkey. Much food was eaten and football played. As always, there was much to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

And here's to you....

Well, I've been catching up on things after being in New York over the weekend, otherwise it wouldn't have taken me so long to blog about such a fun trip! My sweet mom took my sister and I, and my Aunt Karen and cousin Sarah joined us. We had a great time! We stayed right in Time Square, which was too cool. We saw a very funny play called The Drowsy Chapperone. We also went to a brunch with the Beatles (well, not the real ones obviously - but they were remarkably similiar). We ate a lot, shopped a lot (4 story Old Navy -watch out!), laughed a lot, walked A LOT, went to the top of the Empire State Building, took a carriage ride around Central Park, saw St. Patrick's Cathedral, ate at SAKS, went to Rockefeller Center (saw the tree, but it had scaffolding all around it), ate New York pizza, and just had lots of fun together. And that was all in less than 3 days. It wasn't exactly a "restful" time, but who goes to New York to rest??? I'm so blessed to have such wonderful women in my life. Thanks for a great trip Mom! It was unforgettable. And a round of applause goes out to my very capable man for holding down the fort while I enjoyed some girl time! Here are some pics. Candice - the Target picture is for you.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Happy Birthday Ty!

This weekend we went to a ragin' party to celebrate Ty's 1st birthday!
Here are a couple of pics of the precious birthday boy.
Happy Birthday Ty!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trick or Treat

This year we spent Halloween in Kingston Springs. The boys had a great time trick or treating around mom and dad's neighborhood. I am officially declaring it the trick or treating meca of cheatham county. I have never seen so many kids! There were some houses where kids were actually standing in line to get to the front door! Noah is sporting the Peter from Narnia look and Micah is an adorable little Roo. He was coordinating with his cousin Ty who was a sweet little honey pot. (Noah refused to be Pooh). Much candy was collected by all. I don't know who will eat Micah's??? :)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

a festivus for the rest of us

Yesterday was fall festivities day at the Dixon house. Noah and I spent the afternoon making scarecrow cookies and delivering them to our neighbors. Then, after some tasty burritos for dinner, Noah and Duane skillfully carved our 3 pumpkins (Duane's much better and safer with large knives than I am). I even gave toasting the pumpkin seeds a shot, but they turned out to be pretty disgusting. Ah well. The day ended with the pumpkin lighting ceremony. Noah is at such a fun age for things like this. I'm trying to focus more on the boys rather than on the less significant things I have been focusing on recently. I think yesterday was a good start. I have such sweet boys. I want to do my best to soak up every day I have with them and give them the kind of mom they deserve. I know that it is only by the grace of God that I will manage to do either of those things, which makes me even more grateful to know that his grace is sufficient!