Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Meet Kit: The prettiest girl I know

I know she looks like a weimaraner, but Kit is actually my year-old silver Lab.


I don't understand all that breeding and factoring, Punnet-square-mumbo jumbo that results in silver lab puppies, but when I first saw one I was in love.

Predictably, the AKC is kinda snooty and doesn't yet recognize silver and charcoal labs, so Kit is officially registered as chocolate, but...she's not......at all.

Oh, if only I could stop traffic the way Kit does....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Drum roll, please.......

Amos and Kalee are now officially Dixons!!!!

A scanned copy of our court decree arrived in my inbox today. It says, in part...

"IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND DECREED: that from this date hereto and henceforth, said children shall for all intents and purposes be the adopted children of the Petitioners....

...and shall be called, known and regarded as AMOS LARMAH DIXON and KALEE LARMAH DIXON as if the children had been born out of the natural bodies of the Petitioners in the bonds of Holy Matrimony."

Drew and I have 5 sons. God is so very good.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Partying with a purpose

I'm all for birthday parties and I love to celebrate my kids' special days, but accepting all those gifts that roll in? Well...not so much...

This year, Jay and his BFF, Josh, partied with a purpose! They asked their friends to celebrate their 11th birthdays by bringing presents to the kids in Amos's and Kalee's orphanage instead. Check out the birthday boys above. They collected 12 books, 28 t-shirts and 106 pairs of underwear that will ship to Monrovia courtesy of Jay's and Josh's very generous friends. Thanks, y'all!

Thursday, September 4, 2008