Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It's a special birthday today!

Happy Birthday to the best dad and papa a family could ask for. We love you very much and are so thankful for the example you set for us and the way you speak wisdom into our lives. We wouldn't be the same without you!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Break

Fall Break has come and gone and I'm mising it a bit.
We made another trip to Grandma's house to help with her estate sale.  
Grandma had SO much stuff. I cannot even describe how packed her house was and in the midst of it all we found some treasures! I'm not trying to downplay how hard it is to sell all of your family member's possessions, but we tried to have a little fun with the items that are not sentimental-like these wonderful boots. I claimed them quickly and now they are all mine. You think I'm joking, but I'm not lying when I say that I will wear these. I think they have a bit of a vintage feel to them and I love it!  
The estate sale went really well. I think we probably had at least 30 customers before we even officially were set to open on Saturday morning. These people are serious about their estate sales. We were able to empty the house of everything that was not needed. Hudson did a pretty good job during the whole ordeal. He found this mini wagon to drag Mickey around in, watched a lot of "hot dog" and ate junk food. That's what you're supposed to do on "vacation" right?! For the most part he did really good, he wanted to be outside most of the time and thankfully the weather was mostly gorgeous except for the chilly mornings. Brrr. 
Other than trying to help with grandma's things we have been trying to keep up with the baseball games. Ryan is cheering for the Rangers, I'm secretly cheering for the Cardinals (shhh don't tell, I'll be kicked out of this house), and Hudson just cheers. His daddy likes to yell "Go baby" at the tv and that translates into "no no baby" in Hudson language. We adore him, he keeps us laughing!
And of course a weekend wouldn't be complete without a trip to school. Hudson loves to go to school with me. He mostly wants to vacuum (which is broken and almost brought him to tears), but he has discovered the motor lab. It has lots of great toys for large motor development and the trampoline is definitely his favorite! He is also at the right height to reach markers, scissors, and anything else he shouldn't touch! Such is life with a 1 1/2 year old!
Happy Fall (break) Y'all! Can you believe October is almost over?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

21 Months & a New Cousin

Hudson Williams I cannot believe you are 21 months old!
I covered most of the highlights in your picture above, but I have to add a few details.
You weigh 27 pounds and wear a size 4 diaper.
You wear 12-18 month or 18-24 month clothes and size 6 shoe. You are obsessed with shoes and pick which ones you want to wear each morning.
You are also obsessed with cleaning-every night before you go to bed you put everything back in it's place. You also love to sweep and vacuum and wash your hands too! We could give you a rag and you would wipe down EVERYTHING in this house.
On a more serious note, you went for your yearly cardiologist appointment last week. You did pretty good laying still for the ECHO. You ate gummy bears and played with their fun light up toys. The best news is that everything came back normal and we don't have anything to worry about!
You still talk ALL day long. You love to name everything and you are starting to put two words together to make a phrase. You say things like "wash hands" and "where's abby." My favorite things you say right now are okay and alright. I think it's hilarious that you respond to us with those words. You are also getting really good at yes and no. Anytime we are in the car you name everyone is the family. It sounds something like this, "papa, mae mae, nick, abby, erin, hat, non...."
In other news you have a new cousin! You got to go meet her on Saturday, but you didn't pay much attention to her. You were really excited to play with Katy and her toys! You are now surrounded by 5 girls and another one is on the way! Good thing you have some good friends who are boys!

Daddy and I love you so much H! We have loved every bit of the last 21 months with you! You are so grown up and although it's a little sad we are excited for your future. You have great days ahead of you! We are already so proud of you and cannot express how much you bless us! Love you little man!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hat Parties & Family

The last week or so has been draining to say the least. My grandmother passed away so it's been a whirlwind of a week. We headed to Missouri this weekend for her services.
Our first stop was to meet up with family at Lambert's. It was Hudson's first visit and I think that he thoroughly enjoyed it. 
I am so thankful for time with family. It's so hard that it has to be under such sad circumstances, but it is so nice to spend time with extended family who we don't get to see often enough! 
My grandmother was notorious for keeping EVERYTHING! We were going through some things on Sunday evening while cooking dinner and came across enough hats for the family and plenty to share too. We decided to have a hat party in grandma's honor. I'm not sure how many different hats we each wore, but it was fun to try different styles. I think she would have laughed at us for our goofiness! This is my great aunt Dorothy, isn't she presh? I adore her!
It's so hard to find the right words to say to write about such a hard topic. To be honest I don't really have any words. But I am so thankful to be surrounded by such wonderful family and friends during a rough time. I am thankful for time with extended family and all of the love that was poured out to us through prayers, flowers, visits, etc. Thank you all for your love and I'm thanking the Lord for peace that only comes from above.
Grandma, you are loved and missed!