Monday, March 14, 2011

7 years!!!

 7 years ago today I was boarding a plane for my honeymoon!! Oh what I wouldn't give to be back on those sandy beaches in Nassau right now!!! Yesterday was our 7 year wedding anniversary, time flies! I just can't believe it has been that long because it seems like a long time when you say we've been married 7 years but really it has went so fast it doesn't even seem near that long. When I look back at what I had "imagined" our  life would be like compared to what it is now it is really the complete oppisite! And I am so thankful for that. I thought we would have moved to Van Buren where all of Brandon's family lives but instead we built a house in Rye Hill so still Greenwood schools but close to Fort Smith to. I thought I would still be working at the hospital like I was when we first met but now staying home with the sweetest boy ever:). I thought we would be done having kids by now but really just got started! lol I thought we would have a cute little family dog but anyone who knows us knows we should not own a dog;) I thought we would be still going to Church with Brandon's family but instead we found a Church and made our own Church family. There are so may things I had planned for our lives some came true some proved to be not for us. But this life I live is just amazing for me! Every morning when I pray with Hudson as we start our day I say Thank you Lord for another day in this life & boy do I mean it! Guess it just goes to show we can plan and plan (which I am the HUGEST planner) but God's plan always preveals and is always better! And that's what makes life so wonderful:)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

So grateful...

The last Sunday in October we got ready for church as a family of four for he first time. I knew this would be an emotinal day for me as a I held this 6 day old miracle in my arms beacuse it would be his first time in church where so many prayers had been said for him. I sat that there so proud & so thankful for this amazing life I had been blessed with, I was just overwhelmed. So as Brother Tony began to preach my tears flowed like crazy. He began talking about the orphans in Haiti and how our Church was going to send a mission team every month to help an orphanage there. Feed, clothe, build, minister to just anything & everything they can. We then watched a video clip that showed some children over there. I just looked at Hudson, he will never go hungry, unloved, or unbathed, he will attend school, feel safe at home, attend church, have toys and birthday partys. Our worst will never even be their best. When we say we are starving because we didn't get to eat lunch at 12 we really have no idea what hunger is. My tiny apartment in college could quite possibly be their dream home. Those clothes I don't want to wear because their "old" might be the best outfit they have ever owned. The legos I throw away because I get tired of stepping on them in the floor might have been the only toy they had ever seen. That new purse I just had to have wouldn't mean much to them because they have no posessions to put in it. I could just go on and on... I'm grateful.

I am so thankful to attend a Chuch that is so mission oriented. It is our job. I am so thankful for my friends and Church family who are or who have gone on mission trips. I'm not going to lie the thought of flying across the world to a desolate area terrifies me. At this point in my life I know that is not a call on my life but who knows what the future could hold. But I do feel the need to tell people they need help! Mission trips are not cheap they are not free. So whatever any of us can do will be so appreciated and put to good use! If we all could just give a little it could change so much. Even if you could give up eating out one time a month and donate that money you would have used it seriously could make a childs life better!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mommy makes it best!

So I got this big idea I was going to make my own baby food!!! Hudson just started baby food a couple weeks ago so I bought a few jars at about 50 cents apiece. He was not the biggest fan at first but has soon changed his mind:). So I headed to target and got myself a bullet and a couple ice cube trays and started whipping up some baby food for this hungry little boy! I've made sweet potatoes and green beans so far and it is so easy just throw them in a pot of water for a few minutes then just a few seconds in the bullet add a little bit of water or formula/breast milk and they are done! I chose to make up a bunch to freeze so I just put it in an ice cube tray then once it froze just pop it out & put it in a freezer safe container then you can just get out as much as you need at that feeding. It lasts for 2 months in the freezer. So you can make an entire months worth for just a few dollars!!! But not only is it a huge money saver it is so much healthier for this sweet boy to have fresh fruits and veggies with no additives. Once he's bigger I can just throw whatever we eat for dinner in that little bullet as well! I must admit I felt very accomplished after this task!