Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All BOY!

Hudson's most recent way of entertaining himself (yes, he still wears his Christmas pj's).  ENJOY! 
*Sorry for the technical difficulties... you may just have to watch it side-ways! ;)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Celebrating the big 2-0-0!!!

That's right...can you believe it?!!  This post makes blog post #200!!!  We started this blog in December 2008 after we announced to family/friends that we were expecting our first little bundle of joy... you can see our very first blog post HERE!  It was sweet and simple but I had just entered the blog world and wasn't exactly sure how to start the blogging "process"?! ;)  I have had the most fun going back through old posts...it's amazing to see the cherished memories and moments in our little journey of life and parenthood!  I thought about doing a TOP 5 favorite blog posts but it was just WAY TOO difficult to choose (I have about 100 FAVORITE posts! ;)... so I decided to bring out the ole' Wedding scrap book to give you a little Anna and Brad "history lesson"! ;)

July 4, 2005 was by FAR one of the BEST DAYS of my ENTIRE LIFE!!  It was the day Brad PROPOSED...everything about the day was PERFECT (seriously I could write a book on our proposal story! :).  This is Brad, in the moment, on his KNEE, asking me to be HIS wife!  This is ME, shocked, crying, shaking, saying YES... (Of COURSE ;) I'll be YOUR wife!  (Both our families were there behind us...my dad had kept it a secret from my mom for 3 WEEKS after Brad asked for my hand in marriage...she was a little emotional to say the least! ;)

This is the INCREDIBLE group of friends we had spent the whole July 4th weekend at the lake with...and YES, they ALL KNEW about the proposal (everyone but ME!).  Can you believe how great they are to not give one clue...NOT ONE!  Seriously, we adore these amazing friends and PRAISE the LORD for their incredible friendship, faithfulness, encouragement and LOVE!

And YES...here we are on the Jumbo-Tron!!  Brad's aunt/uncle had made us shirts for the "occasion"! :) Seriously, one of the BEST days of my life...and how great that it all happened at the Atlanta BRAVES game!?! :)

Kind of random but this is one of my all-time favorite engagement pictures...love, love, LOVE! ;) So..after 4 years of dating, 10 months of engagement, and 2 1/2 years of marriage we found out we were expecting this little BRIGHT, Live-ly, bundle of JOY!! :) :)

Yes, this is Hudson's birth announcement! Ohhh...how our lives are forever changed because of this little piece of Heaven and incredible gift from the Lord! ;) I just want to take a moment to thank YOU for faithfully following our blog and showing an interest in our sweet little family and all our fun "adventures"... I love following blogs and I feel so encouraged by so many of you! ;) Thanks for sticking around for 200 posts...we hope you'll stick around for 200 MORE! :) 
Happy blogging YA'LL!!
 Children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. ~ Psalm 127:3

Saturday, February 19, 2011

making memories with Granddaddy!! :)

Brad's dad came to visit this weekend..we've been having lots of fun and Hudson is enjoying all the special time with his Granddaddy! :)

They took Hudson to the lake in our neighborhood to feed the ducks... he loved it, of course!! ;)

He really wanted to jump in the water WITH the ducks!

This picture literally cracks me up!  Brad and his dad told me Hudson followed this little girl and her mom forever (this is EXACTLY what Brad would do as a child...that's one reason it's SO FUNNY!!!)...and the fact that Brad took a picture of Hudson with them is even funnier..haha!! Such a nice mom and daughter to take a moment to snap a photo. :)

LOOK what Granddaddy bought Hudson..his very own basketball goal!

Hudson's new thing is feeding the "bang" (aka DEER) with daddy

Granddaddy took Hudson to the Discovery Museum... Hudson LOVES the bee exhibit!  I have to be honest...to see that many bees in one place really CREEPS me out (I can't even get near it)! 

Thanks Granddaddy for all the fun memories! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines and SuNsHiNe!! ;)

I hope everyone is having a bright and sunny (and delightful) Valentine's day like we are!! ;) I think most of you know how sweet and romantic Brad is so I'll keep all the "sweet-ness" to myself but I've got a good man that I'm extremely thankful for!! ;) Well, I do have to share with you this one thing... I was excited and surprised to have my lunch delivered to work today from one of my favorite local restaurants... "Hot Cakes"!  With a note that read... "Happy Valentines Day to the LOVE of my life" ... Yep, Brad is awesome! ;)

I was so excited to order Hudson's V-day shirt from my neighbor back in Mississippi... click here to see her website.

I hope you've noticed I'm NOT wearing my winter coat...that's because today is 64 degrees and SUNNY!!  It's a little windy but we'll take that 64 and SUNNY any way we can get it!! ;) 
Happy Valentines Day!  
For great is your LOVE, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. ~Psalm 57:10

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another Saturday "re-cap"

Well, it was another terrific Saturday...this time daddy DID go duck hunting, however, Hudson and I had a fun morning filling our time at the park with good friends!  We love spending time w/ our dear friends Michele and her son (Liam).

Not only is Michele a wonderful friend but her husband (Saul) has a Saturday morning hobby as well... he is an avid cyclist, which makes it extremely convenient to plan some Saturday morning play-dates together (daddy-less;).

Mr. Liam and Hudson going down the slide together.

Just being a cutie...I know it's strange but I adore Hudson's teeth.  Seriously, I ask him all the time to show me his beautiful "pearl-y whites"! ;)

Playing baseball with daddy! :)

We ended our Saturday giving our sweet friends Lina and Matt a free night of babysitting... Matt is deploying at the end of the month and we really wanted to give them a night out! :) They had a blast and so did WE!! ;)

Hudson and David loved pushing each other on the tricycle! ;)

I'd also like to use this time to express how excited I am to see the Lord moving in our sweet little family...I hope you'll "stay-tuned" and visit the blog often because God is moving BIG mountains and I'm thrilled to be a witness and a starving believer to God's journey! :)
God is not looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow HIM ~ Hudson Taylor