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Some New & Exciting Things

1. Compassion International

Have you noticed the new “badge” on the right sidebar of The Dixon Dialogue?

Over Valentine’s weekend Bill and I had a lot of time to just talk. It was so nice! And when you’re without the baby for a few days you run out of things to say about the baby and have real, adult conversations. One thing we started talking about is what love really is and how it manifests itself in our lives. We had both been burdened/convicted/contemplating sponsoring a child through Compassion International. SO – we put “love” into action and chose a child! Our sponsored child is Naimer and he is almost 4 years old and lives in the Dominican Republic. We are so excited about partnering with Naimer over the next 15 years or so!

I also signed up to be a Compassion Blogger – meaning I will occasionally post about Compassion events, trips and updates. My first one will be coming this weekend!

2. Shout Out!

My blog got a shout out from another blog today. I was so excited that I called Bill and told him while he was at work :) A blog that I check nearly everyday is Frugal Wife = Wealthy Life. It is written by 2 sisters and their mom and just gives good, practical advice on ways to save money. Anyways, I commented the other day on how we only pay $13 for our basic cable and you have to remind the cable company that they do offer something that inexpensive and it got mentioned in their next post ! Whoo-hoo! Check out their blog – it’s pretty great.

3. Blog Award

A long while ago,  Diane nominated me for the “Beautiful Blogger” Award. Thanks! By the way, you should head over to Diane’s blog and read about how Liam’s  (1 month) reflux was cured. It’s amazing!

Here’s how it works:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the award and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Share 7 interesting things about yourself.
5. Nominate 7 bloggers.
7 Things About Me:
1. I love to have my feet tickled.
2. Green is my favorite color.
3. I really enjoy blogging and reading blogs (but you probably already knew that!)
4. I like to cook for special occasions but I hate cooking dinner every night.
5. If I were rich, not cheap, and un-giving I would travel the world and buy all of my clothes from J.Crew.
6. NYC is my favorite place in the world and DisneyWorld is a close second.
7. I am a social worker and social injustice REALLY gets me riled up.
Bloggers I Nominate:
2. Desiree at Sholes Synopsis
3. Kristian & Katy at Musings
4. Rebecca at Masons
5. Bethany at The McAtee Family
7. Tiffany at The Harris Life
Congratulations! You read a lot of words when you really just wanted to see a picture of Will – so here is your reward!

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7 Responses to “Some New & Exciting Things”

  1. Pam says:

    Well, I do love those pictures of Will, but I love reading your words as well. I think sponsering a child is a very cool thing for you and Bill to do. You will not regret it.

    Thanks for blogging!

  2. Congrats on the award and shoutout! Very exciting, indeed!

    That is awesome about sponsoring a child! And Will is pretty cute! :)

  3. Tiffany Harris says:

    Thanks for the nomination! :) and thanks for the new blog to “stalk”, The Frugal Wife! I love it!

    Oh, and as usual, Will is so stinkin’ cute!

  4. SYBIL says:

    As always I love all the news: The BLOG world is good! I notice Will likes showing his abs! Does he not like wearing shirts? He’s so precious to us!

  5. Mimi says:

    I loved the reward for reading all those words but I love to hear what neat things you and Bill are up to. You are two amazing young people! (even if you are ours) I love you #1

  6. Didi says:

    Is there a reason that he always seems to have his shirt off?? That poor kid… does he need a cute new outfit?

  7. Bill Fine says:

    Let’s visit Namier on Spring Break!