Monday, June 16, 2008


We just spent an amazing week in Florida with some of the family (Zack, Cherith, EK, Mom and Dad). Katie, Patrick and the boys even joined us for a few days. We missed having Chad and Brandy there with us but we are looking forward to seeing them soon.

We enjoyed spending time on the beach and ate lots of great sea food. We also enjoyed getting to meet up with our friends Eric and Stefanie for dinner while we were there. We had a great time but after a week of the beach, swollen ankles and an eight hour drive home we were very happy to get home and Gracelyn was very happy to see us.

Here are some pics from our trip......

Ella Kate wasn't so sure about the ocean at first but eventually she loved it. She loved playing in the sand and taking naps on the beach. We would sit under the umbrella and she would be out instantly.....but then again whats better than taking a nap on the beach!

The guys and Cherith took a day to go Deep Sea Fishing while Mom and I stayed with Ella Kate and went shopping. They had a blast and caught tons of fish but Cherith out did all the boys and caught the most fish and of course the biggest!

Of course we had to get a few beach pictures while we were there....

Todd, Brittany and Hudson:)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Home...In Tennessee!

After a long weekend of packing we are officially moved to Tennessee. Sunday we headed back to Missouri for one last day of school on Monday and then drove back to Henderson today.

It was not as easy as I thought it would be leaving school on Monday. First, I had to tell all the kids bye...then all the faculty and staff stays outside after school and celebrates as the buses leave one last time which you can imagine is full of emotions. The thought had never even crossed my mind that I had to tell all the girls I worked with bye then too....that was so so hard for me to do. They have all been so wonderful and accepted me from the beginning. I am really going to miss them and I know they will miss making fun of my southern accent.

We have a very busy week ahead of us. Tomorrow we are looking at houses ALL day and Thursday we have our first doctor's appointment with our new doctor. I always get nervous before our appointments and this time is no different. I always feel better after it is all over and I know that Hudson is healthy and growing. Our week doesn't stop here....Zack, Cherith and EK are coming in to town Wednesday and we are all going to Florida on Saturday. We are very excited about our much needed vacation. We will keep you updated on everything going on here and get some pictures up soon.....

Me with one of my kids from school...He hates getting his picture taken so this is the best of all the ones we took. I am probably going to miss him the most.