Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Friends

Most of you know that in June Todd and I left the church that I grew up in and started attending a new church in Jackson. We were sad to leave our friends and family there and it will always be "home" to me. My parents still attend there so I know that we will still visit from time to time. We just felt that we weren't growing spiritually at our current church and felt that God was calling us to make a change. We have been so blessed by our new church family. I know I talk about it all the time but it really has been a huge blessing for us. I am so thankful for the people we have met and the friendships we have made. We were already blessed to have some pretty great friends but now we are overwhelmed with them!

These are just some of my new favorite girls!
This was taking at Brooke's (the cute blonde in the leopard top) baby gender revealing party a couple weeks ago. Her and her husband are expecting their first baby in June! We are so excited for them and can't wait to meet their sweet baby GIRL!
I am so thankful for these girls and I don't think they really know how much their friendships already mean to me. Thank you God for putting these girls in my life!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Growing every day!

Well nothing has really been going around our house except for snow, snow and more snow! I don't ever remember getting this much snow in one winter and they are calling for more snow next week. Luckily, they have "snow days" built into the school year so hopefully Todd won't have to make any up later in the year. So he has enjoyed the much needed breaks. I know we are all ready for some warmer weather and some time outdoors. I think Hudson is starting to get a little bored spending so much time at home!

Hudson is getting be such a funny boy. He is talking and singing all the time. He loves to dance too! Some of his favorite songs are: ABCD's, Building Up the Temple and pretty much any song that comes on the radio. He just might be the next American Idol:) He loves playing with his friends. He will play with anything.....even babies. Yes, I admit it, I let my son play with baby dolls. Since the majority of the kids I keep are girls he has played with a few babies. He is so sweet with them. He also loves playing with his trains, building with his blocks and reading books. He loves to read! He is growing up everyday. I just want to enjoy every second because it is going by way too fast. I still can't believe he is already 2 1/2 years old! I am so thankful that I get be home with him everyday. He is such a blessing in our lives!

Look at this handsome boy!

Friday, January 14, 2011


The forecast got it right this time! They were calling for a big snow storm to cover parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee earlier this week. So on Sunday night the snow started coming down. Todd and I were like little kids! We would race to the back door to watch the snow. He was excited because they had already called school off for Monday. I was hoping we would would get enough snow to cancel my grad class on Monday night. We ended up getting about four inches by Monday morning! We both got a much needed break. My grad class got cancelled for several nights....which means we are having to meet all day on Saturday...Not fun! School ended getting out on Monday and Tuesday. So we took advantage of our snow days and got some stuff done around the house and I worked on projects I have due this weekend. We of course took some time out to play in the snow. Hudson was really excited when he saw the snow on Monday morning. He remembered it from our trip to St. Louis so he was ready to play!

Getting ready to make a snow ball!

Eating his snow ball! Yum!

Loving the snow!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A new year, a new start!

I have to admit...I was kind of glad to see 2010 come to an end. It was a pretty tough year for us. I know that we are stronger because of the things that we experienced and our faith in God is stronger then ever before. Even though it was the hardest year of our lives, I realize that we also received many blessings in 2010. We continue to remind ourselves of these things and thank God daily for them. We hope and pray that 2011 will be a good year for us. We are excited to see what God has in store for our family. We hope that 2011 brings much happiness to you too!

This little boy continues to bless us everyday!

Last picture of 2010!!

2011 please be good to us:)

White Christmas!

We celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve morning this year. Santa came to our house and then we drove (a long mile!) to my parents house to celebrate with them. We opened presents and then enjoyed a yummy breakfast. We had a great Christmas Eve morning. We then loaded up and hit the road to visit Todd's family in St. Charles. We were a little concerned about the weather...they were calling for 3-5 inches of snow in the area. We were starting to wonder where all this snow was and then finally we ran into it just outside of St. Louis. It was gorgeous! It was so exciting to have snow on Christmas. I don't remember ever having a white Christmas. We had a great Christmas this year!!

Hudson checking out what Santa brought!

He loved opening presents!

He even helped mommy open hers...

and helping daddy!

Ella Kate loved her new guitar from Hudson!

Christmas in St. Charles

Sweet Jackson

The boys loved playing in the snow!

Todd pulling the boys around on the sled.
They loved it!

Our first white Christmas!