|Mom and Lance at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian|
|Lance after receiving his birthday cards|
His address is Lance Miller
PO Box 865
Middleburg, VA 20118
In one week in August we had three friends die here in Crescent City, one our next door neighbor for the last 18 years, and one a fellow music teacher with Greg and a very dear friend since we moved here 25 years ago. They were all older friends, more our parents generation than ours, but they were good friends and our world is emptier without them.
I managed to publish two picture books for kids. One, Rainbows around Us, is a book about colors using my photographs and the other, Moonrise, is a lullaby I used to sing to the boys 20 years ago, along with finger paintings I did on the table top and lifted as prints. So now you can google Dixie Miller Goode and find five of my books on-line or available for your local bookstore to order.
Greg has changed back to straight vocal music instead of doing just high school band and choir, he does 5th grade through high school Choir this year, and as Christmas gets closer he has an incredible number of performances scheduled, but he ended up with a record number of his students being selected via blind audition to go to the All Northwest USA choir festival, as in RECORD (Triple the number he has ever had before)
Austin and his girlfriend Tricia are around quite a bit and are always working. They have kept us in firewood while also helping her family while Austin is driving for GH Outreach. He drives handicapped adults to work and helps supervise them on the job sites. They pick up recycling and do yrs wok and he seems to really enjoy the work. I kind of blame Lance for the fact that I have so many years teaching Special needs kids and now both of my sons work with people with handicaps. Once you have known Lance, you realize that people need to be given a chance to be their own best self.
Anyway, life is still LIFE, busy, happy, sad, crazy, wonderful and exhausting. It looks like we will make it to 2015 with a smile and a prayer that you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2015.
Dixie and Greg
|Flat Stanley Came to visit|
|4th of July here at the Crescent City Display|
|I was finally sailing on a tall ship with my fifth grade class when Lula texted me, "My Water just broke"|
|The Lady Washington|
|Dad, Grandpa and Daisy|
|Camping with family|
|exploring only 4 miles from my house|
|Austin and Tricia|
|Family in Laramie, Greg's Sister Wendy and John, and their two boys|
|Me, at Fort Laramie|
|Mother and Son|
|Harvey (My FIL) front and center|
|At Oregon Shakespeare Festival|
|The two picture books I published this year|
|Which makes 5 books published and more on the way|
|My Beautiful Angel|
|Emerson, Daisy and Lula on Halloween|
Could you guess?
|Greg with Gasp 52 candles!|
|Singing Happy Birthday|
|Uncle Austin and Daisy|
|The Christmas lights getting turned on at Ashland Oregon|
|Dixie, Marc and Thomas|
|Already getting ready to run|
|What December looks like here.|