Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Merry Christmas everyone! We had a wonderful but busy time in Richmond for Hudson's first Christmas :) Hudson and I went and saw the legendary Santa at the Children's Museum with Grandma Lee......Hudson could have stayed with Santa all day! We ran around town all week trying to squeeze in everyone of our friends so that they could see Hudson. Hudson came down with a horrible cold on Christmas Eve so thus began the constant wiping of the nose!

We had a wonderful dinner at my mom and dad's Christmas Eve and then spent the night with Mack's parents that night. Hudson loved opening presents with his cousin Emma in the morning....well Emma enjoyed opening presents, Hudson fell asleep about 10 minutes in! After presents with the Lindsey's we went up to Richmond and opened presents with all the Bedell's and Kaufman's. My cousins loved playing with was as if life was coming full circle since I was 12 when Colby was born and now they are 15, 13, and 11......they make me feel old!

We then went to my godparent's open house and Hudson was the hit of the party! Mom, Dad, and Todd left to go to dinner for Aunt Betsy's birthday and Mack and I headed back to Chester.
All in all we had a wonderful week with our family and friends!

We will be headed back up to Virginia on the 5th for Hudson's Baptism on the 10th.....we just can't get enough of the airports!

Playing in the airportHudson is looking for our delayed plane
Hudson and Grandma Lee
Hudson and Santa in deep conversation

Mommy and Hudson after seeing Santa

Hudson loved playing with Dixie and Dixie loved eating Hudson's puffs!

Daddy and Hudson opening presents
Brothers and cousins opening presents
The Bedell family Christmas morning 2009

Hudson's first Christmas picture with mom and dad....many more to come!
Family pic Christmas night at the Lindsey's

Walking around Lewis Ginter for Garden Fest of Lights

Us in front of the Christmas tree at Lewis Ginter

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


This weekend was jammed pack with activities! On Saturday night we went to the Christmas Parade in Baldwin Park, it was really fun and Hudson loved it! Sunday we had a long day....starting with church, then over to John, Kristy, and baby Jack's house to play, we all then went to brunch and then drove down the the Gaylord Palms for the ICE experience. ICE is what is sounds like, an exhibit of ice sculptures in the middle of Florida! You have to bundle up in these ugly blue parka's and make your way slowly through the exhibit in 9 degree weather! It was neat but I don't think we would go back anytime soon.

Next Monday Hudson and I head up to Richmond for Christmas, with Mack not far behind!

Family picture at the Christmas Parade
cute bean
Hudson sat on Santa's lap

Mack sitting on the ice
Eskimo kissMe braving the cold!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

9 months

Hudson turned 9 months last week, he weighed in at 18 pounds 9 ounces! Here are some pics of the little bean on a family picnic!

eating grass....normal

daddy and hudson

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