"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; He bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold
from those whose walk is blameless."
Psalm 84:11

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas in the Bluegrass!

After seven weeks without a blog post, I have decided to finally sit down and write one. (This is for Celia Fish who got on me for not keeping her updated and for my mother in law who doesn't yet have facebook!! Here ya go Celia and Brenda!)

I'm sad to report that there was no snow in the beautiful Appalachian mountains this Christmas. However, Santa did leave his mark on Cedar Creek when we saw 6 beautiful deer on the mountain in our back yard on Christmas Day!!

Hutton has been like the Energizer bunny since we arrived last Wednesday. There's no place like Nana Land! Mommy threw all routine out the window and decided to let Nana and the Auntie's drive the ship for the week! So instead of abiding by his typical 6:30pm bedtime, Hutton has been staying up til probably 9:30 every night, snacking at all hours of the day, and running around in the nude as he pleases!

Needless to say, I knew it was just a matter of time before my very routined child would absolutely just crash...And crash he did. After a long day of opening presents and playing with his new toys, I decided to intervene and put him to bed at his normal bedtime. (One which my mother implemented in my life when I was young...or a teenager as well I suppose) So I put him down at 6:30 and was OUT!! (So was Nana!!)

My parents have graciously given Craig and I the upstairs room, which is on the opposite side of the house, so they had been getting up with Hutton each morning. When Craig and I went downstairs this morning at 9, we found that our sweet baby boy had just woken up himself...at 9:00am!! So after 14 1/2 hours of sleep, Hutton is revamped and ready to go!

Ho Ho was very generous to Hutton this year...Probably because he's been such a sweet boy. He got a new slide that we can keep inside the house (happy winter to Mommy!), a basketball goal just his size, a water table for the summer time, a ball pit from Aunt LaLa and Uncle D, and so much more! It should definitely get us through the cold winter when we can't go outside!!

Hutton and I will be staying in Nana Land through New Year's Eve! I'm looking forward to the company of my family and seeing my child filled with so much joy at Nana's house. Looking forward to see what else is in store this holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Turning a New Leaf

Fall has been nothing short of a whirlwind! I had no idea just how time consuming packing, moving, unpacking, and decorating could be! The funny thing is, I'm still not finished! Regardless, we are finally settling into our new home and absolutely love it! We've made some new friends and neighbors and couldn't feel more blessed to be where we are today! Hutton is growing like a weed!! I looked back at his nine month professional pictures and couldn't believe how different he looks just 8 months later!! He has completely lost the baby look and is growing to be such a sweet little boy!! So I won't spend my time writing, I'll just show you in pictures. Here is what October looked like for us in a nutshell!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

We Bought A House!!!

The Howard's are delighted to announce that we finally purchased our first home!!! We couldn't be more excited!! It is the perfect home for us in the season of life that we are in and we just can't wait to move in!! Copy and paste this link into you web menu bar to check out more pictures!


Friday, August 19, 2011

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hutton's Favorite Chore

Hutton loves to sort the laundry for me. I get a kick out of watching him do this every time!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Learning to Whistle

When Nana and Pop came to visit for Hutton's first birthday, they brought him a whistle in hopes that it would help him practice blowing out his birthday candles! He got the biggest kick out of that whistle!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Big One

For Hutton's First Birthday Party, we had a small celebration at our home with our closest family and friends! We were so blessed to have so many people travel from all over the country to share this day with Hutton. Much to my surprise, Hutton did not enjoy his cake! Up until his birthday, the only sugar I had given him had been the natural sugar in fruits, so a frosted piece of cake wasn't something he was interested in. Instead, after throwing a fit over the cake, he enjoyed several pieces of watermelon! I guess that's not a bad thing! Here are some pictures of the big day!