Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Happy 60th Birthday to the best Grandma and Mom in the world! We love you so very much and are so thankful for you!

Today is Jitta Bug's birthday! We are so glad that we could celebrate her special day last Saturday night with her! And are glad baby Hudson could be there too! He was definitely the best gift of them all! Here are a few pictures of Grandma at her party and with her sweet grandson!




We Love You!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This is Really Happening!


We are going to be assuming new roles as Mommy and Daddy NO LATER than next Monday! Oh my goodness, this is SO exciting and wonderful! We are so blessed and thankful for this wonderful blessing that we will be meeting REALLY SOON!...like 5 days or less!

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we approach delivery time.

Love,
J&E

Friday, January 7, 2011

One Little Decision...

FYI: This is a sappy blog...I just want to document everything :)

As we get closer to meeting Hudson, I am so overwhelmed with emotions. Mainly being so grateful and thankful for this wonderful gift.

Jason and I have been talking alot about how funny it is that one decision can change everything. We both think back to when we first met and how if I had not gone to that Christmas party with my sister and Scooter...chances are that we would have never started dating. There were so many variables in that decision looking back, that I am so surprised that I actually went. But thank the heavens above I did! For my life would not be what it is now and I would not be where I am. That night I found my husband, my best friend...my everything! And now we have a little boy on the way that is a precious product of us both.

Hudson will bring on a whole new chapter for us and I am so ready to embrace this new portion of our life. I know that when he makes his big arrival, I will probably just cry and cry and cry...tears of happiness, tears of joy, tears of gratitude and appreciation. I seriously do not think I will stop crying for the first few days. Being a parent is a precious gift that you are given and I am so grateful to become a mother. I have always known one thing for sure in life...that I was intended to be a mother. It is something that has always felt so very natural to me and is something that I have always looked forward to. Waiting on this sweet boy is somewhat like a dream for me....a dream that you long and long for. You know how it is when you dream about something you want so badly, but it would just be "too good to be true" for it to actually happen? I constantly feel like that...I know this is all real and happening, but until I am holding our angel, I do not think that this wonderful gift/dream will truly feel real. So I just can't wait! And that is why I will probably just cry and cry and cry....and stare at him constantly and I might even pinch myself to make sure that I am not just dreaming!

So come on sweet boy! There are a lot of people out here waiting on you! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that Mommy will do well and that our little boy will be a healthy and happy baby when the time arrives!

Love,
J&E

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

37 Weeks and Counting!...

And we're just waiting and waiting! I swear every moment of the day, I am waiting on that one sign that he is coming, the contractions that do not stop or subside! I went to the doctor on Monday and am now 2 cm dilated. I have BH contractions constantly and the doctor seems to think that me constantly contracting should bring baby soon. BUT...you never know! He could hold steady, as he seems to like his little home now. It is really just amazing to think about how he will be here with us very soon! We are both so excited and ready! It is so cute to see and hear Jason get so excited when he thinks about Hudson being here. Sometimes he will just say (while looking at baby's swing in the living room or something else of baby's), "I want him here!" :) I feel so blessed to have such an excited and involved husband! We are both just so ready to see this little face :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Wonderful Year!

How wonderful is it to be able to look back on a year and be able to say how truly great it was? I know just how lucky we are and I am so thankful for all of the many blessings that we have. When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of what I wanted my life to be like when I "grew up". I think most children dream about being famous or in some powerful role of some sort, having an endless amount of money to buy everything they desire, etc. I know I always wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, and a model...yes, all 3. Well, my lack of math skills quickly diminished any hope of me in the medical field, my complete hatred for school tossed any additional higher ed out of the door (for now), and well a model??...I'm 5'2 and am no Heidi Klum! But the one thing that I always dreamed about and always wished for (yes, on birthdays, stars, fountains, you name it...anywhere I could make a wish) was to be happy. Well, the billions of wishes I made for happiness for the past 20 or so years have finally started coming true...starting 3 years ago. My world changed when I met Jason and things have just continued to get better and better. I could have never have dreamed OR wished for a greater happiness that I have now. And I truly have a profound appreciation for the blessing of happiness that I/we have :)

SO! A few (certainly not all) happy highlights from the past year...

Feb. 28th...Jason's 30th Birthday! A great 30th Birthday trip to Cancun with Mom and Dad!
April 10th...The Day of a Big Decision! The night of my sister and Scooter's shower, we decided that we would try to start a family!

May 15th...Before leaving for Atlanta for a bachelorette party, I thought it would be wise to take a pregnancy test and well, it was a very good decision! I think I took 3 or 4! (warning: this picture may be TMI, so just pass it on by if so!) We were so blessed to be given our baby so soon after trying for a little one...our Hudson is one special little baby boy!
This picture is from June :)
May 28th...The most beautiful baby girl was born! Our sweet niece, Landry is just the most perfect child in the world and it has been a joy to watch her grow!

August 23rd
...We found out our angel was a boy!

August 29th
...Our 1 Year Anniversary! I am so blessed to have my sweet and perfect husband!

Sept. 24th-28th...
Anniversary/Babymoon Trip to NYC

Oct. 24th
...Joined South Highland Presbyterian

These are just a few "big things" from 2010, certainly not everything. Jason continues to work so very hard and things are going really well for him with the many things/projects he has going on. I am so proud of him and just really admire his drive and ambition...he really honestly excels at everything he does and is so deserving of all of the good fortunes that come and will come his way. His success has allowed for me to stay home with our son, which we are so thankful for. 2010 was a great year and we can't wait to see what 2011 brings! I am so thankful for every ounce of happiness that I/we have and am so thankful that I can share it all with my best friend.

Happy New Year Everyone!
Love,
J&E