Sunday, December 23, 2012

Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse and a Merry Christmas to You

We have been really busy this Christmas season. The week of Anna Dixon's birthday our church had its annual walk through nativity. Over 8000 people attended over the three nights, and Tommy participated in two of them. He was one of the magi the first night and a Roman soldier the second. The weekend before her birthday we took our annual trip to the tree farm with some friends. Tommy and I both sing in our church choir and sang in our church's Christmas program on the 16th which also happens to be Tommy's birthday! This weekend we took AD to the Zoo Light Safari at our local zoo. We saw lots of fun Christmas light, loved the petting zoo, and took a hay ride. And, tomorrow we are singing in our church's Christmas Eve service. As you can see it has been a busy month.

At church this morning, we were encouraged to have a "Mary Christmas" meaning to stop and meditate on and worship Jesus the way Mary did instead of busying ourselves with the fleeting things of this world like Martha did when Jesus came to visit them. It is hard to do sometimes especially with so many fun events and wonderful traditions during Christmas time. So may we all take time to truly worship our Savior who was born to die to save us from our sins and bring true joy to the world! I wish you all a very "Mary" Christmas! we all struggle to slow down during the Christmas season here are some pictures of my Mary/Martha Christmas beginning with Anna Dixon's Mickey Mouse themed 2nd birthday party...

ready for cake!

hayride at the tree farm

look Dad I found one!

somewhat better then
last year's

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Baby Girl!!!

Anna Dixon turned 2 last Thursday!!! I can't believe it has been two years already. It scares me how fast time flies. It is amazing how quickly we went from desperately wanting a baby to desperately loving our baby. Now two years in the love keeps growing, and I can't imagine life any other way. Last week was a crazy fun filled week long birthday celebration. It started on Tuesday at school with donut holes with her friends and a birthday crown. Wednesday I had her playgroup over for cupcakes and a little birthday playdate, and Saturday we had a birthday celebration with family and some close friends. Sadly, Sadler (our dog) ate the crown before I could get a picture of her in it, but I have lots of pictures from the other festivities that I will be posting soon. If you remember last year Tommy did a video of AD's first year, and he has decided to make it a yearly tradition. So, here is his video of "Anna Dixon Year 2."