Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
These are from a recent trip to Florida. Hudson loved the beach, but did NOT want the water to "get him." We visited Haley & Ret and some family. We had a great time!!!! I wanted to get this posted before Christmas, since I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures to post after Christmas. You will have to pause the music on the side so it doesn't play over the video. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Merry Christmas! I can't believe it's only 12 days until Christmas!!!! I'm so excited this year because Hudson is so into it. This is going to be a great Christmas!!!! He's not so sure about Santa coming to his house while he's sleeping...but he's excited about Christmas! We're taking him to see Christmas lights at Callaway Gardens tonight. This is such a fun age with him! He gets so excited about everything! I'll post pictures later.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am thankful for a husband that works hard to provide for us. I am thankful for a husband who is my best friend, and loves me in spite of me. I am thankful that he has seen me be at my ugliest (I don't mean physical appearance) and he still loves me. I am thankful that God picked him for me.
I am thankful for a son who is healthy and happy. I am thankful that God has entrusted him to me for our time here on Earth. I am thankful that he is full of life and wonder. I am thankful that I get to see the world through his eyes, and that is an amazing view. I am thankful that if you ask him (as I just did) what he is thankful for he will say, "my daddy." That melts my heart.
I am thankful for my family. They are so loving and kind. I am thankful that my mom had Thanksgiving a day early for us because Josh had to work today. I am thankful that my brother and extended family celebrated with us a day early.
I am thankful for my in-laws. I am so blessed to have them. They are second parents to me, and I value their opinions as much as I do my own parents.
I am thankful for my friends. I love that some days when I need to talk to someone or want to share a laugh, and I look through my contacts I don't know who to call first.
I am thankful for a church family that we are becoming a part of at Burnt Hickory. I am thankful for a church where Hudson can grow and be challenged. I am thankful for a pastor and church family that care about our family and our son.
Today, my heart is thankful. Happy Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hudson and 'Ma.
Hudson and 'Pa.
But we did get to see Santa. Hudson was really excited until we got up to him. :) He started to cry, so Santa talked to him for a minute. Then I just put him on Santa's lap. He started to cry, but Josh and I were behind the photographer saying, "Don't you smile!" He couldn't help but smile through his tears. :) So funny. The reverse psychology works like a charm with Hudson. We do it with his dinner too. "Don't you eat that." ha ha. Anyway, by the end of the visit with Santa, he had stopped crying, and was discussing his list with St. Nick. The photographer took another picture so that the glisten of tears wouldn't be in his eyes. So nice! We love seeing Santa, and we will ALWAYS go to Phipps to see him. They are so great every year!!! They let you take your own pictures and video, which is RARE! Santa spends a lot of time with each kid talking to them, taking pictures, and making it a great experience. He probably spent 5 minutes just talking to Hudson about his list. Here are the pictures from our visit. Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you.
Fashioned by God's hand, and perfectly planned
To be just who you are.
And what He's been creating
Since the first beat of your heart,
Is a living breathing priceless work of art.
I can see the fingerprints of God,
When I look at you.
Yes, I can see the fingerprints of God,
And I know it's true.
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds.
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God.
Just look at you,
You're a wonder in the making.
Oh and God's not through,
No, in fact, He's just getting started!
Monday, October 27, 2008
So, Allison "tagged" me in her blog and now I think am supposed to post 7 things about myself you might not know or realize...here goes:
1. I really want to be a cow farmer...really. I want a huge pasture dotted with cows. I think it's so pretty!
2. I love jeeps...all jeeps...and I think if you're a big dork but you're driving a jeep, you're immediately COOL.
3. Mexican food is by far my favorite, but the thought of going to Mexico really scares me!!! However, (thank you Jana) "If God is for you, who can be against you?"
4. Speaking of foreign travel, I really want to go to Greece.
5. I am a peace keeper, and I cannot stand when anyone is upset with me.
6. I love planning parties and everything that goes with that...even if it's for a 2 year old who won't remember. :)
7. I joined the gym in August, and I LOVE working out as long as I'm taking a group class...I have ZERO motivation to do anything on my own in a gym!
Now I have to "tag" 7 more people to do the same thing on their blog, right?
So I tag:
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I joined the gym in August, and Hudson goes with me and stays in the nursery there. The anxiety has been getting much better over the last 5-6 months. There have been a few times they've had to page me at the gym to come and get him, but it hasn't been often. Taking him there 3-4 times a week along with church nursery on Sunday mornings has been really good for him. I watch him through the mirror/window at the gym and although he cries when I leave he usually stops within 2-3 minutes or even less! I don't want him to be sad and upset the whole time I'm gone, but it does make me feel good to know that he would rather be with me than anyone else.
Not even one tear. His little lip quivered a little bit, but he fought the tears and went over to the slide and started playing. I am really happy that he finally understands that I will ALWAYS come back to get him, but I did feel like a bit of air was let out of my balloon.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Burt's Farm 2007
(My how he's grown!)