Monday, August 1, 2011


Wow! July seemed to go by in a blink.

Not too much to report. We were sick for two whole weeks of this month. It all started with me....I had a touch of a stomach bug, which was followed by a sore throat, and finally, a cold. In the midst of this, Hudson came down with croup. He caught a stomach bug from the doctor's office. The stomach bug gave him the worst diaper rash in history. Then, he had some sort of a fever virus. Now, he has 4 teeth growing in at one time. Will had a summer cold the entire two weeks.

So, needless to say, we suffered from cabin fever. We did lots of moping around. We overloaded ourselves on medicine.

We can't complain too much. Will has been home for nearly 10 weeks! It feels weird to have no one "working" in the home, but still have money. I quoted "working" because there always seems to be something to do.

We had a good month visiting with family and friends. We were able to spend a weekend in Montgomery, Alex City, and at Logan Martin lake. We got to see the final Harry Potter and attend a fun evening wedding. We have been able to have friends into our home, and we have shared wonderful meals and fellowship with those we love. Will also had a great birthday!

We are still using the summer to do home projects. Will is currently working on our reading/prayer nook. It has been on the drawing board for months, but pinterest has inspired me to take action.


Hudson is becoming such a big boy! He runs everywhere. He is learning new words. So far I have heard-Mama, Dada, Bye, Bird, Yummy, and Amelia. He tries to say words I say, and he will point or look towards most things if asked.

He has a good memory. For example, I usually take out his night light in the mornings because he wants to touch it. I replace it with one of those socket protectors I keep on the corner bookshelf. This morning he brought me the socket protector as I was taking out the night light! So funny.

He is down to one nap most days. He decided he doesn't like peanut butter. His favorite toys are a rake, a golf club, and a bottle of bug spray. Yeah, the last one is weird. His favorite game is chase.

We have been dealing with a big temper. I knew we were sinful from birth, but now, I am experiencing it on a whole new level. We are prayerfully dealing with this situation. We are open to suggestions!

He is becoming more of a snuggler. We love it.

Hudson running-

Temper Tantrum-


Please suggest a book for me. This month I read The Poisonwood Bible and The Gravedigger's Daughter. The Poisonwood Bible casts a very negative light on mission work. While I know some people are crazy, I would rather read a mission story that compels me to do my part to reach the lost world. It kept me interested though. It also made me cry. So, I guess that means I liked it. The Gravedigger's Daughter was a deep story about a Jewish refugee who dealt with lots of hard things in her life. It speaks on the desire of women to be known and loved. I am also skimming through Treasuring Christ in our Traditions. I am noting good ideas and working with Will to develop some of our own family traditions.

Pictures of July-

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