A month or so ago I pulled out my camera and took a few pictures of Beau’s little room. It is a small room, and we were kind of limited on space…but keeping everything light made the room more open. I’m so thankful for places like Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, and antique stores where we found most of the cowboy-themed decor for this room. His crib was a purchase off of Amazon and the dresser is an heirloom from our family. It’s a simple room, but I think it fits our little man just right ;)
There are a few things that I’ve been loving lately, have inspired me, or are just awesome that I wanted to share. Over the winter, I didn’t blog too much but I journaled and read more books than I have in a long time. (I’m going to do a separate post with some of the books that I read soon!) For now, here are some things that are definitely worth sharing…
1. Souvenir Magazine- Loving this lifestyle magazine! Souvenir is kind of like my own Kinfolk (Kinfolk Magazine is a very popular magazine out right now.) ;) The photography is absolutely beautiful and I love all that it features.
2. 50 Tips for the Work at Home Mom- I love, love, love this writing from Karen Stott. It totally blessed me and put things into perspective when working part time from home. Even if you don’t work part time from home and have kids- it’s still worth reading! One of my favorite points she made was number 18:
“Avoid Comparison- You are enough. End of story. That girl over there… you don’t want her life. Because you don’t have the grace for it. You have the grace for yours. You don’t have her kids, her job, her talents, her hubby, and her network FOR A REASON. Because you are needed right where you are at.. by Your kids, Your job, Your hubby and YOUR network! Do what you can, with what you have… right where you are at! And be grateful.. Always be grateful. What you are taking for granted, someone else is praying for.”
3. Influence Conference Workshops- This September, y’all must check out the Influence Conference! They announced some of the workshops that are being held (I wish I could attend them all!!) and I’m excited to be leading one of them on photography. You can read a little more about it on the Influence blog.
4. “Bring Your Nothing” by Shane & Shane - My goodness. I love Shane & Shane and am loving their new music!! I’d say I’ve probably listened to this almost a hundred time already…almost. It’s just that good. All of the songs are blessing me and my walk with the Lord right now. Here is a song “Without Jesus”…
Thank you so, so much for the kind words about our new arrival! This past week has been such a whirlwind! Beau turned one week old yesterday and that one week certainly felt so very short. I forgot how much newborns sleep and also how quickly they grow (not that he has really grown that much yet but still, it goes quick!) So I have been taking in every moment that I can while he is so tiny. Leland has been adjusting somewhat well to having a little brother which is great. There have been some times when you can tell Leland is wondering who this new little person is and why in the world he’s not getting all the attention….but for the most part, he’s doing good. My heart is full. Not to mention, spring has finally arrived here this past week or so! :) Warmer weather, trees in bloom, no more snow (!!) …So very grateful for this new season.
On April 9th we welcomed Beau Hudson into the world! 7 pounds 10 oz. We are in love with this little guy and have been soaking in every single moment. Leland likes to call him “baby Beau” and has been giving him plenty of kisses already. I am incredibly thankful for an easy delivery and a healthy baby boy…..we are in love!
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” Psalm 127:3
Hello, hello! Well I am back from my little blogging hiatus. It was refreshing but I’m excited to start posting here again. I will explain why I took a little break from this blog the past month or so in another post soon. For now….we are still waiting on a baby. (Psst…when your doctor says “Oh, I’ll think he’ll be here by 38 weeks”…don’t believe him!!) ;) So yeah we are still waiting as little baby boy takes his sweet, sweet time. I cannot wait to meet him, and am getting anxious! It is finally starting to warm up here in our neck of the woods which is awesome. It is so nice to see the sun again! Although I was a bit uncomfortable this past weekend, our Easter was wonderful. My mom has truly blessed me these past couple of weeks and I am forever grateful. She made us brunch yesterday, dropped off some beautiful flowers the other day, and more. It’s little things like that that have helped me stay a little more joyful these last weeks. (Also, Easter candy is absolutely 10X better when you are 40 weeks pregnant!)
…These are just a couple photos from the weekend. I hope you had a beautiful Easter as well!
….little Leland looking soo much more grown up these days. He brings me so much joy, I love him!
The last couple of weeks or so I’ve been quiet…life has been quiet. But no worries, because I think soon, it’s going to be not-so-quiet ;) We’re expecting baby #2 (he has a name I promise…still deciding on a middle name…but he has a name!) a few weeks from now. When I went to the doctor today, it looks like he is ready to go. This could mean he could come in a week, or 3 weeks! Who knows, but the dr. thinks he’ll be here before my due date. We are excited though, and anxious! I cannot express how thankful I am that a new season is beginning. Not only in my life but that spring will be here soon as well. (I feel a-change-a-comin’!) My life feels like it is in total transition right now so I am going to just soak in these last couple weeks of quietness, of no picture-taking, no meeting-attending, and extra rest while I can.