Saturday, February 16, 2013


So it's been awhile. It's been a long while.  Sorry for the delay.  Life has been busy and interesting as usual.

Ella Kate is growing up so fast.  She makes us laugh all the time.  She has a bit of a strong will.  Sometimes I'm not sure how to handle her, but we're all learning together.  She's been sick a few times in the last couple of weeks.  This is new for us.  She had only had 1 sick visit until a month ago.  We've been blessed in that area.  And we've seen the doctor twice in the last month.  I hope she's on the mend.  And I hope she's learning to sleep in her own bed again.  This momma is tired.

John Hudson is also growing fast, as am I.  We'll be scheduling a c-section again, so I'm hoping we have about 10 weeks to go.  I was beginning to think his nursery would be pink and he would have no clothes, but we're getting there.  B painted the nursery 2 weeks ago, and I've been thrifting to find a dresser and rocker. I've also bought out Carter's.  We found a dresser today at the beach.  I'm pretty pumped, although I wish I'd offered less than I did...pretty sure the man would have taken it.  Either's coming along and maybe we can finish before he makes his arrival.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about 2 babies.  Ella Kate will be a big help, but it hasn't been so long that I've forgotten how hard it was the first few weeks after we brought her home.  Honestly, I thought I was Losing. My. Mind.  I cried.  A LOT.  It's possible that I cried more than she did, but it got easier.  I remember one particular night during that first week when I was sitting at the kitchen counter sobbing.  B asked me what was wrong and I told him through tears, "It's getting dark!!!  It's about to start again."  I'm hoping we'll settle in a little faster this time. Regardless, we'll survive and he will be worth the sleepless nights.  We're excited, and that's an understatement.

Life has brought about some uncertainties lately as it often does.  I guess we never really know what lies ahead, but as Bradley has to remind me, God has a plan.  I also made a decision to resign from cheerleading...a decision that makes me sad, but excited for time with my family.  I do love my girls.  They are sometimes my escape from the real world.  I love listening to their stories.  They make me laugh.  They make me proud.  But I realize that the demands of 2 children will be greater, especially during football season, and couldn't figure out a way to make it all work.  I know it's the right decision, but as exhausted as I get during basketball, I texted B during the last game Thursday night and told him it made me sad to watch the season end.  This sounds crazy to some of you, but I spend countless hours with these girls.  I am thankful for the opportunity.  They've taught me as much or more than I've taught them.  If they don't remember anything I've ever said, I hope they remember to never settle for just a husband, in a job, in life.  Wait for the best, girls.

I took a personal day yesterday.  It was AMAZING.  B took Ella Kate on to Maw Maws.  I watched the Today Show in my pj's.  When I finally did get dressed, I treated myself to a manicure, a pedicure, and Sonic.  When I got home, I sat in the backyard and read my Kindle.  I might have caught a few Z's in the sunshine as well.  I had an appointment yesterday afternoon and was still home alone, so I blared a cd from my college days while I got ready.  Pure BLISS.  I needed yesterday in a bad way.  We left late and spent the night with B's brother and his wife in Freeport.  It has been an extra good weekend, and it's only Saturday night.  B has a fire going and I'm snuggled up on the couch.  After I post this, I plan to Pinterest until I hit the sack, which may be sooner than later.

I promise to make a better effort on the blog.  Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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