Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Last month Hudson and I spent a week in Indiana.  (It's been a BUSY Summer!)  We had a great time!  We stayed with my parent's and got to visit a lot of friends.  Sadly, I don't have that many pictures.  
Julie and I attempting to get a picture with our toddlers. 
 I had no idea Hudson was holding Julie's camera in this picture.
Hudson trying to squirm away.  
Kaitlyn going for her nose and Hudson ignoring us 
After attempt #437, we gave up
Trying to get the future love birds to kiss - Hudson missed his mark

My last attempt right before we left
We had a Christmas in July Girls Party one evening.  It was so much fun.  We watched 2 Christmas movies and ate great food!  I love hanging with these girls
We visited Phil and Rita and Hudson got to ride their newest horse- Buddy

Such a fun week!  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Last week we spent a long weekend in Gatlinburg with Brian's family.  We had a great time.  We didn't have the best weather, but we made the best with what we were dealt.  It started sprinkling when we were setting up this picture and then raining and then it was pouring by the time we made it back to the van.
Grandma and Aunt Melissa taking Hudson on a walk
Family picnic
A few of Brian's Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins
We drove up to Newfound Gap, but the minute we got up there it started pouring.
The little motel we always stay at is small, but so clean and so close to everything.
One of the pretty drives we went on
We stopped at a little creek and let Hudson play for a few minutes and of course, he wanted in the water
Throwing sticks and rocks in the water
We all had lunch together again on Sunday
Aunt Amy playing with Hudson

Attempting to feed the duck ice- they didn't really want any

We hiked a short, easy trail with Hudson to this water fall.

We also swam a few times.  My little water baby
Such a fun time with family!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some of my favs

Here are a few of my favorites:
My little one was wore out every day
Might be my favorite
Love this picture of my sweet parents
My brother and his family

I liked this picture until I realized I was wearing my sunglasses
Family picture

Best we could get - oh, well.  We'll try again next year.

Such sweet memories from the beach!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1st Day of School

Today was Hudson's first day of preschool.  It's more of a Kids Day Out or Mother's Day Out.  He's still a little too young for preschool.  Our church calls it The Great Escape.   I've been calling it school.  He looks like a little boy to me.  
Yes, I have been painting this sign for a week or so.  (Pitiful, I know).  Love pinterest ideas

 We had been talking about going for a while and talking it up.  We have been praying with him about it.  He wanted to walk up all the steps by himself and then walked right into the room and started playing with the kitchenette and I signed him in and said, "Goodbye, Hudson."  but he didn't hear me and I snuck out.  I heard one of the teachers offer him some cheerios and then he looked around and realized I wasn't there and started crying.  We signed him up for school because of his terrible separation anxiety.  He loses it every weekend for church  and every other Thursday for my Mom's group.  We hope going to school 2 days a week will help.  His teachers are so...nice and sweet and loving.  I think after a couple of weeks he will adjust and love it.  The teachers actually gave a great report when I picked him up.  They said he was only upset the first 15 min, but did great after that.  I'm praying that continues.
Love this little guy so much!
A couple of the MANY outtakes. 

Some things for me to remember:  
*21 months
*Food Loves: cherries, strawberries, Greek yogurt, spaghetti, raisins, bread, apples, ice cream, popsicles, ice...
*Food Dislikes:  most vegetables, but I can bargain with him to get him to eat a little bit
*Loves:  swings, slides, jungle gyms, tractors, trains, airplanes, trucks, baths, swimming, Curious George, Dinosaur Train
*Does Not Like:  sitting in car seat for too long, sitting in stroller for more than a couple of minutes, not getting his way