Love Archive

  • Well, this truly isn’t what I thought this post would be about. And honestly, I’ve been putting this off for weeks. Even sitting here now in our quiet home office while Miles naps, my heart […]

    Baby Dixon Adoption Story: Part 7

    Well, this truly isn’t what I thought this post would be about. And honestly, I’ve been putting this off for weeks. Even sitting here now in our quiet home office while Miles naps, my heart […]

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  • Twins? Let’s just talk about this for a second. God sure is funny isn’t He? You know, we had our daughters very close together…Addi was 7 months old when we found out we were pregnant […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 6

    Twins? Let’s just talk about this for a second. God sure is funny isn’t He? You know, we had our daughters very close together…Addi was 7 months old when we found out we were pregnant […]

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  • Tears filled our eyes and many emotions and feelings filled our hearts after receiving that call from the agency that evening. “You have been chosen.” Words I will never forget. I automatically had a strong […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 5

    Tears filled our eyes and many emotions and feelings filled our hearts after receiving that call from the agency that evening. “You have been chosen.” Words I will never forget. I automatically had a strong […]

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  • We’re officially pregnant AND adopting, all in one! YES. It’s true. Ryan & i were in shock for about a month! Did that really just happen? REALLY?!!! Seriously?! God’s funny sometimes. After multiple positive pregnancy […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 4

    We’re officially pregnant AND adopting, all in one! YES. It’s true. Ryan & i were in shock for about a month! Did that really just happen? REALLY?!!! Seriously?! God’s funny sometimes. After multiple positive pregnancy […]

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  • So we continue along our journey to #babyDixon. We knew this process wouldn’t be easy but we always knew it would be worth it. Thoughts of our future kiddo helped us press on through any […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 3

    So we continue along our journey to #babyDixon. We knew this process wouldn’t be easy but we always knew it would be worth it. Thoughts of our future kiddo helped us press on through any […]

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  • Our journey had officially begun. Hurry-up-and-wait seemed to be the theme throughout this stretch… In March of 2013, we left our first training at the agency with a clear direction, a stack of paperwork, list […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 2

    Our journey had officially begun. Hurry-up-and-wait seemed to be the theme throughout this stretch… In March of 2013, we left our first training at the agency with a clear direction, a stack of paperwork, list […]

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  • Ryan & I started feeling the push towards adoption many years ago. We felt God stirring in our hearts about this in a very real way since the beginnings of our relationship but always assumed […]

    #babyDixon Adoption Story: Part 1

    Ryan & I started feeling the push towards adoption many years ago. We felt God stirring in our hearts about this in a very real way since the beginnings of our relationship but always assumed […]

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  • We had such a great Valentine’s Day! It was gorgeous & sunny outside, so Ryan & I decided to soak that up and spend sometime outdoors as a family. I packed up a picnic filled […]

    Our Valentine’s Day Adventure

    We had such a great Valentine’s Day! It was gorgeous & sunny outside, so Ryan & I decided to soak that up and spend sometime outdoors as a family. I packed up a picnic filled […]

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  • I have a friend who read a book called One Word That Will Change Your Life and told me all about it! In a nutshell it encourages you to pick just one word and let […]

    #focused15

    I have a friend who read a book called One Word That Will Change Your Life and told me all about it! In a nutshell it encourages you to pick just one word and let […]

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  • In December of 2009, I heard an amazing message at church on that particular Sunday morning. Jon Jenz preached on John 15:9 which says, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain […]

    Remain in my love.

    In December of 2009, I heard an amazing message at church on that particular Sunday morning. Jon Jenz preached on John 15:9 which says, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain […]

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  • We have designated every Wednesday night as “Dixon Family Night” in 2012. It was one of Ryan & I’s New Year’s resolutions – to set aside one night each week that we marked on our […]

    I just love you so much.

    We have designated every Wednesday night as “Dixon Family Night” in 2012. It was one of Ryan & I’s New Year’s resolutions – to set aside one night each week that we marked on our […]

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  • To my dear Addison Kate, Today I took you school supply shopping. I’m not exactly sure how this happened given that just a few days ago, you looked like this… But it’s true. You begin […]

    I blinked. They told me this would happen.

    To my dear Addison Kate, Today I took you school supply shopping. I’m not exactly sure how this happened given that just a few days ago, you looked like this… But it’s true. You begin […]

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  • A few days ago, I went up the gym to run & lift weights…change up the pace a little from running outside in this miserable heat. While pounding the treadmill trying to get in a […]

    Your love remains the same.

    A few days ago, I went up the gym to run & lift weights…change up the pace a little from running outside in this miserable heat. While pounding the treadmill trying to get in a […]

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  • Today on the way home from school, Addi was talking (no shocker here) about what she wants to name her two girls when she has kids. Cute how she just assumes she will have two […]

    Girl talk.

    Today on the way home from school, Addi was talking (no shocker here) about what she wants to name her two girls when she has kids. Cute how she just assumes she will have two […]

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  • This weather has been amazing! Spring is like a breath of fresh air. It just feels good. Things start to come alive again. Flowers are blooming, grass and trees are turning green, more people are […]

    A weekend in Spring.

    This weather has been amazing! Spring is like a breath of fresh air. It just feels good. Things start to come alive again. Flowers are blooming, grass and trees are turning green, more people are […]

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  • Thoughts of my Dad are with me daily. Memories are cherished and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him. I imagine it will be like this until I join him in heaven. […]

    Truck full.

    Thoughts of my Dad are with me daily. Memories are cherished and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him. I imagine it will be like this until I join him in heaven. […]

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  • When people ask me where Ryan & I met, a chuckle always accompanies my response. “We met at church.” Sounds so good right? Like we both were praising Jesus, looked ever at each other, met […]

    Our love story.

    When people ask me where Ryan & I met, a chuckle always accompanies my response. “We met at church.” Sounds so good right? Like we both were praising Jesus, looked ever at each other, met […]

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  • Thanks to Uncle Jeff babysitting for us, Ryan and I got to go out on a date last night. Since we’ve only lived here in Tyler for less than two years & don’t eat out […]

    How to NOT make a good first impression.

    Thanks to Uncle Jeff babysitting for us, Ryan and I got to go out on a date last night. Since we’ve only lived here in Tyler for less than two years & don’t eat out […]

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  • I’ve always heard about “love languages” when it comes to your spouse…how to love him the way he desires to be loved. You’ve probably heard of the book by Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages. […]

    Speaking their language.

    I’ve always heard about “love languages” when it comes to your spouse…how to love him the way he desires to be loved. You’ve probably heard of the book by Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages. […]

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  • My hair was in a messy ponytail and makeup mostly sweated off. We were both in our running clothes still from our jaunt through the South Tyler trails earlier that evening. We were at home […]

    The perfect date.

    My hair was in a messy ponytail and makeup mostly sweated off. We were both in our running clothes still from our jaunt through the South Tyler trails earlier that evening. We were at home […]

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