Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Chatting Away!

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Hey, Hey everybody. Dixon is doing a little chatting and we thought we would share it with you all. This is pretty much a normal day for him now. Talking to us like this... by the way, his voice is the cute little one, the other voice belongs to his dad... look at how he just continues to swing his arms... love it!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Laughing with Dad

Julie went trigger happy with the camera, we have new photos to look at... Just click on the photo to take you to Flickr


Thursday, June 19, 2008

DIXON'S 2 MONTH CHECKUP

Dixon had his 2 month checkup (it was supposed to be a well baby checkup, but he was a little under the weather with the flu bug..) and pretty much as we expected, he was top of his class percentile wise. Turns out his 24 1/4 height is 90% taller than the rest of the class, and his 12.5 pounds is 75% better than the rest his age. He is well fed and his cheeks are starting to fill in :)

Health wise, despite the flu or whatever, he is doing fine. Color is good, lungs sound great and he is charming everyone with his smile... when they aren't poking or prodding him and sticking him with needles that is...

He is holding his head up more and looking around, loves to sit propped up so he can see what's going on and talks and talks and talks... He has started grabbing and reaching for things, though he isn't sure what to do if he actually gets hold of something, but the other day he was absolutely loving the fact that he could reach out and touch the curtains while on the changing table. He would manage to flip the curtain back, which would allow him to see outside, and that would bring a huge smile. He sure is growing like a weed.



Sunday, June 15, 2008

OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FACES

We had visitor's this morning, Hayato, his sister Kumiko, and their mom. Hayato and his mom are here from Japan and they took the time to stop by and visit old friends and make new ones. The irresistible draw of Dixon...

Hayato, Scott, Julie and Dixon

Hayato, Dixon and Julie

A FATHERS DAY DEVOTIONAL

We have been studying Genesis during our Friday night Bible studies, and a Father's day message came to me when I was least expecting it, in Genesis chapter 22.

Most of us probably know the story, Abraham is tested by God and the Lord asks him to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. The spot the Lord picks is Mount Moriah. Hebrews tells us that by faith Abraham offered up Isaac, believing God could raise him up from the dead. The whole chapter is a picture of Christ and the atonement that is his sacrifice on the cross. What a picture of Christ we see in Isaac, a willfully obedient son to the point of death. He even carried the wood for the fire on his back up the mount, and of course Mount Moriah, the spot that the Lord picked, which later in this exact spot would be Calvary. The whole chapter is full of Christ.

One really interesting thing to me was one of the "first's" in this chapter. We see the first use of the word "love" in the Old Testament. In verse 2, God tells Abraham, "take now your son, your only son, whom you love." The first use of love in the Bible is a love between a father and a son. What's really interesting is that the first use of love in the New Testament is in Matthew 3, verse 17, when a the Lord speaks from heaven declaring that Jesus is his "beloved son in whom I am well pleased." Also the love between a father and a son. The same goes for the gospels of Mark and Luke as well. The first use of Love in the gospel of John is John 3:16, which declares "
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." And this brings us back to Genesis 22, in which Abraham was willing to give his only begotten son, and we see how this love is obediant, sacrificial, and a foreshadow of just how much our father loves us. What greater love is there than a father for his children? None. The Lord "provided himself a lamb," the love of a father for his son, for his children, is the ultimate act of love ever shown. Amazing.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hangin' Out


Hangin' Out
Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie


We have added a few more photos. Go check them out by clicking on the photo...

Monday, June 9, 2008

MY NEW TOY!!

New video of Dixon sitting in his 3 in 1 rocker swing... the infant seat!!

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

SOFTBALL HAS STARTED!!

Softball has started for the summer season. We won our first two games and are hoping for more of the same for our third game next week. Come out and root for the team!!

All games are played on Sunday's at Lynnwood High School! You can see our schedule here. We are "The House."

Dixon is all dressed up and ready to root his dad on!!


Saturday, June 7, 2008

DIXON AND HIS SWING ROCKER



Originally uploaded by Rich & Julie


Friends from our church got together and dropped by with a surprise gift for Dixon (and for us too...) What a blessing it is! This is a great gift and once Dixon was in it he quit fussing and eventually he went to sleep...

THIS IS A WINNER!! DIXON LOVES IT!! THANKS EVERYBODY FOR THIS GENEROUS GIFT!!