Monday, January 31, 2011

Beautiful Park Day

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Countdown 'Til Bridesmaid Dress Season

So in a little more than a month I have to buy my bridesmaid dress for my friend Ti's wedding! EEK!!!! Time for me to stop talking about losing weight and actually do it! I don't belong to a gym so I am going to have to find things to do around the house and outside....thank goodness the weather is warming up!

This is the bridesmaid dress from J.Crew!

I'm thinking of wearing this to the rehearsal dinner which will also be my 5 year wedding anniversary! I have already purchased this from Target on clearance!

And this I want for the Bachelorette party in Charleston, it is a steal from Boden USA

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Almost Two

Today Hudson is 23 months.....23 months! Time has flown by and while I want it to slow down so I can cherish every moment, I am also so excited for the person that Hudson is becoming. His birthday party is coming along, we are going with a red wagon theme, I have been making invitations, banners, etc!

Along with Hudson turning 2 comes the question of when are "we" having number 2. Here is the dilemma, I have always wanted more than 1 and after having 1 only having 1 more....still with me....M would be happy to just stay a 1 child family. Yes we talked about kids before we got married (hello we dated for 6 years) and kind of settled on 2 kids. But now that we have Hudson life is great, we love him sooo much it is hard to imagine bringing someone else into our love fest so to speak. I do believe that when you have a second child you don't love your first any less, your heart basically grows allowing you to love your second as fiercely as your first. It was almost a blessing that Hudson was our little surprise because having to think about planning to have another is when all of these questions came up.

I have decided to make a pro and cons list....not sure if I want to share it yet.
Also how do you reconcile the fact that 1 parent wants another child and 1 doesn't? Will I resent M if we don't have another child? Will he resent me if we do? These are the things I have been stressing about today.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Del Rey Trip From Hell

I would love to say that our mini vacation down to Del Rey to spend time with Mack's parents and my Uncle Chuck's Aunt Dot (long story about how Mack's parents have known her forever...small world), but it didn't.

2 Fridays ago I got a call at work around 4:45 saying that Hudson had been pushed by another student and hit his head on the concrete sidewalk and that because it was a head injury I needed to come get him. My poor little guy had a huge goose egg that was all bloody and scraped when I got there, I took him back to work with me and had Dr. Clark check him out. He didn't need stitches but we were told to watch out for vomiting etc.

So we left for Del Rey around 7 and made great time since we had missed all the traffic on 95. When we got to the hotel room Hudson was so upset from being woken up and having to try to go to sleep while looking right at us! We put him in bed with us and he promptly got out of bed, got his diaper bag and tried to leave the room....poor guy just wanted to go home.

Saturday was great, I went shopping with Helen and Dot and the boys went golfing. Saturday night we went out to dinner in Palm Beach, Hudson and I were dancing and having the best time.....until he started vomiting....about 5 times in a row! Thank God I had put him down because if he had thrown up on me I would have lost my lunch.

I cleaned him off and we took him back to hotel. We called the DR on way back to hotel and of course were told to go to the ER.....ughhh! He threw up again at the hotel so we packed him up and found Broward General (they have a Peds ER) and after 4 hours and a CT later we were sent home with a stomach virus diagnosis (with no fever).

Sunday Hudson was fine and we had a nice lunch in Del Rey. Our nice mini vacation was a trip from hell and we probably wont be taking any trips anytime soon!!!!

Although Mack and I could use a weekend away if any Grandparents want to volunteer to come stay with Hudson!

Hudson looking wonderful at dinner

Mommy and Hudson dancing together

Lunch in Del Rey (and Mommy's amateur camera skills)

This guy owes his mommy and daddy big time!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pictures I haven't uploaded

Such a horrible title I know but I am too tired to come up with anything witty after my first 12 hour day in 8 weeks. So enjoy!

Enjoying playing with boxes and bubble wrap

Hudson with his tool belt on helping Daddy put together the wet vac

Hudson on New Years Eve

Mommy and Daddy having fun on New Years Eve!

My sweet little boy

Having a snack with Daddy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy Mack

Happy 34th Birthday to my wonderful husband Mack today!!!!
Mack is an amazing father to Hudson, he loves him with all of his heart :)

Daddy and Hudson in the hospital

Playing in the park

Christmas 2010

Daddy and Hudson having a snack together

Hope your day is wonderful, looking forward to cake and ice cream tonight!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Our Year In Pictures

We have had an amazing year here in Florida. Hudson has grown into a little boy, while sad for mommy, it is amazing to see him become more and more aware of the world around him. Mack is still enjoying his job at Darden and has made some great friends. I started a job in August after looking for 2 years!! I love that my job is 3 days a week so that I still get to spend time with Hudson and my other mommy friends! We lost our beloved dog Bruster this year and we miss him everyday :(

We cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store for us and our families!

January 2010
Hudson's Baptism

Hudson with Daddy on his Birthday

February 2010
Hudson's 1st Birthday

March 2010
Happy St. Patrick's Day

April 2010
Hudson on Easter Sunday

May 2010
Memorial Day Weekend at the Beach

June 2010
Hudson and Daddy after dinner by the lakefront

July 2010
Hudson at my parent's river house playing with the puppies

August 2010
Mommy and Hudson after church one morning

September 2010
My handsome little boy!

October 2010
Mr. Giraffe on Halloween

November 2010
Playing at the playground with Daddy

December 2010
Christmas morning with Daddy

January 2011
Happy New Year!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blog Identity

Lately have been struggling with my blog's identity, is it merely way for our families to catch up or are our friends actually using it also?

While I was a stay at home mom (looking for work) I discovered this whole mommy bloggers community and was deeply intrigued. First I lurked, too scared to comment on anything, and then I started to realize that these mommies were just like me, looking for an outlet to express them selves and make new friends. While I still lurk at most sites I am learning that I can put myself out there, because in the end, whether I become friends with other bloggers or not, I am finding my voice and I love it.

I also wonder how so many people read and comment on someone's one has ever posted a comment on mine so it just seems crazy that you could have as many as 100 comments a post!

While sometimes I think it would be nice to write down what I am thinking, going through, etc. I just don't know if I am there yet and if anyone actually wants to read any of it!

Anyway as I sit here at work longing to be home with Hudson once again I just want to say thank you to those of you that read this little blog!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas Part III

The Lindsey's braved a snowstorm and drove down to Orlando from Richmond the day after Christmas....something like 17 hours later they made it to us!

Helen and Aubrey overlapped one night with my parents so we were able to get a group shot of Hudson with all of his grandparents!

Hudson was once again spoiled rotten as GiGi took care of him while mommy and daddy worked.

We opened wonderful presents, skyped with Lee, Mindy, and Emma, and just had a great time catching up!

Mack and I have come to the realization that our parents no longer come to see us, they come to see Hudson :)

Papa, Mimi, Hudson, Gigi, and Grandaddy

Our family of 3

Opening earrings from Lee and Mindy

Hudson wearing his turkey slippers

They make his feet look so big!

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