Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thank you Starla!

The week of Hudson's first birthday I was also going to get his one year pictures made. I was so excited! I bought a precious new outfit and we even got his first haircut. I was very exciting about these VERY important pictures! I was not so excited when I got the proofs. They were horrible!!! I was literally in tears when I saw them. The photographer only spent about thirty minutes with us and didn't seem to care how important these pictures were to me. I learned my lesson about trying a new photographer. A day or two later, I got an email from our wedding photographer about doing some family pics for Christmas cards. It was a sign and a slap in the face for trying someone new. I said YES!! I was so glad she was able to fit us into her schedule. She made this mommy very happy! She spent over two hours with us and was very patient with us and Hudson. I am so thankful for her and her amazing talent. She is sure to {capture} that perfect shot!

Look at that sweet red headed boy!

We were very blessed to use my Aunt and Uncle's farm for our pictures. They are very special to us and it meant a lot for us to be able to use their home for these special pictures. Starla also took our engagement pictures here. It was neat getting to take new pictures here now that our family has grown.
Hudson loves to clap! This was one of the only ways we could get a good picture of him...without the paci! He was pretty happy considering the next day was when I took him to the doctor with the flu!

Thanks again Starla for sharing your amazing talent with us! We are so thankful to have you to take all our special pictures.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

House Divided!

Everyone knows that Todd is an Alabama fan while and I am a Tennessee fan. This leads to some interesting Saturdays at our house. One that we always look forward to is the Third Saturday in October....which for some reason has turned into the Fourth Saturday in October. Our plan is to make it a tradition to go to the game but haven't been able to make it since Hudson was born. We usually try to get together with friends for the big game. This year we watched it with some other friends who are also a house divided. It is always nice to have some other Tennessee fans to cheer with. We were all on pins and needles the last few seconds of the game. It turned out to be an exciting game and I was really hoping the Vols could have pulled off the upset. Todd was pretty happy with the outcome of the game but he did say it wasn't pretty! I don't think anyone expected it to be that close or that exciting! Until next year........

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Homecoming 2009!

A WHITE OUT was declared at Eagle Stadium for Homecoming 2009 as the Eagles took on the Lexington Tigers. It was a great game but the Eagles were defeated in the last few minutes of the game with a final score of 28-21. It was nice to see lots of old friends from High School and the new ones we have made along the way. The Eagles have their last game Thursday night in Jackson against Liberty! It is a huge game and determines where they stand in the play offs. Good Luck Eagles!!

Hudson loved his pom pom.

Presentation of the Homecoming Court

The Homecoming banner!

You can see more information about the Eagles by visiting their website!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Welcome baby Keenan!

A few weeks ago we had a surprise shower for my cousin KB. Her and her husband were in the process of adopting a newborn baby boy. You can read her awesome blog here With their first two adoptions the boys were around the ages of two and three so they didn't have a whole lot of newborn things. I also have to mention that this adoption happened really fast and wasn't expected to happen this soon. SO you can imagine the craziness in her world as she was preparing to bring home her newborn baby. She was coming home one weekend so it was the perfect time to shower her with lots of things for her and her sweet baby!

Opening presents

All babies need Butt Paste

KB with her biggies! They were so excited about getting a baby brother. I also think they were ready to dig into that cake!

Meet Keenan Jakobe McCarthy born on October 3, 2009 at 11:45 p.m. He was 6lbs and 12 ounces. He is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! He is an answer to so many prayers! Please continue to pray for him and his new family as they adjust to their new life together. We love you Keenan and we are so happy God blessed all of our lives with you!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It will happen soon enough!

I just knew since Hudson started crawling so early that he was going to be walking by now. We have several walking toys and he pushes them and walks all over the place. He is just not ready to let go and take off just yet. He has taken four or five steps between the couch and coffee table and to his cousin Miller but that's all. I am honestly ok with that. I have said before that I am fine with the fact that he isn't walking yet. That means I don't have to chase him any more than I already am! There have only been a couple situations when I have "wished he was walking" and I usually take it back after a few minutes. I would love to see him run to his daddy on the football game after a big win or run around with other kids at a birthday party. I know it will happen soon enough and then I won't be able to keep up with him.

Hudson checking out his new toy from Nana and Poppa

I think I will push it....

This is so fun!!

Flu, flu and more flu...

The flu has officially invaded our house! Todd came down with it a few weeks ago and then last Saturday my mom came down with it. Hudson has had a cough for a couple weeks and is also getting four new teeth. Then, on Wednesday he had a low grade fever so I broke down and took him to the pediatrician. Guess what? He had the flu! By Thursday, my sis-in-law Cherith and my niece Ella Kate both tested positive for it. So you can imagine how crazy things have been. Then, I had an awful headache that lasted over a week. I finally had to go to the doctor for my headaches. They did some test and everything seems to be ok...just a headache that is probably caused by stress. So three co-pays, two prescriptions of Tamiflu and some muscle relaxers later......we are all feeling much, much better!!