Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hudson at 1 Week Old

I don't think I ever posted these! So, here they are finally! Our good friend Leigh took these photographs for us when Hudson was just 1 week old. We have them hanging up all over our house and haven't shared them yet. Sorry for the delay! I miss him being this little!

Friday, September 21, 2012

"These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things"

My favorite quotes from this week:

"Happy Birthday" -Family, Friends, Mike

"Erin, your diploma came in the mail" -Mike

"I may or may not have given our dog his medicine by donut" --Mike

"Wanna go out to lunch" -Mike

"Arrrg, Maytee lets go collect our bounty" -Erin

"I love you" -Mike

"Erin, I think its time for you to go to bed" -Mike

"I'm not tired" ... Mike then laughs -Erin

"Hi Handsome!"... Followed by a Huge smile from Hudson -Erin

Life truly is great, I have no room to complain. I have a family that loves me, an adorable son, an amazing job that I love, I'm healthy, almost done paying off my student loans, a wonderful and fun calling at church, great neighbors, awesome friends, a testimony of the gospel, and I know that my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ are aware of my every need and listen to my prayers I send their way.

I am just so happy and greatful to be me right now I have so much joy because I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints the peace this gospel brings into my life are beyond words.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

What We Do During The Summer

Well this summer has been very busy for the Horn family and we have had tons of fun! Here is an overview of our summer in chronological order. :)

We thought it would be fun to have a baby this summer :)
My Mom was an Angel and came out to help the first week and then my Dad came at the end of the week to be with us and meet his new Grandson. :)

Our First Official Family Pictures my good friend Leigh came over and took them for us
This boy is definatley a Horn, reading books already! :)
Hudson's First 4th of July, we spent it with dear friends that are second family to us out here in Virginia; we enjoyed Fireworks from there back deck and delicious pulled pork sandwitches. :)

Visiting Mike in DC and then going to the Temple
Carol comes to visit
Ocean City
Hudson's Baby Blessing
National Zoo
North Carolina for Chelsea's Baptism
*Attending my cousin Elder Slades testimony meeting before leaving his mission
(I couldn't get the picture to upload)

Returning to work full time at TLC

Attending my Uncle Lewis Funeral in AZ with Hudson.
(His first time flying and no Dad to help Mom keep her sanity on the flight. :) )

Hudson meeting his Great Grandma for the first time!
Hudson meeting his Aunt Angie for the first time!
Hudson meeting his Grandpa Kris for the first time! (Grandpa has a way with Grandkids) :)
Hudson and his cousin Miles who is 4 months old
Hudson and me supporting Mike at his Spartan race!
Mike got really muddy :)

Hudson's first boating trip with our good friends the Freeman's

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Welcome to my new life!

Having a little baby has brought added joy into Michael and I's life. I never knew that I could love someone else as much as my husband. Little Hudson is just SO cute and I can't get enough of him. However being a Mom is not a cake walk by any means and all the years of being a Nanny and working with children has not made me a professional. Being a Mother is definitely a new adjustment and brings many new experiences to my life. Here is a list of what is new in my life:

I am officially an ASU Alumni and have obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Family and Human Development. This brings me the most joy and words can not describe the joy I feel each day knowing that I have an education. I take pride in this as I finished my degree two weeks after having Hudson and the last two weeks of school for me were the most difficult. I realized how hard it would be to be a Mother going to school and admire all Mom's that have gone back to get there degree. It takes a lot of dedication and will power to be able to go to school and study when there are little one's that depend so much on you. I am so proud to be a first generation college student and can't wait to teach little Hudson the joy that learning brings and the importance of having an education. It has been a long and challenging five years with different road bumps in the way but I am so glad that I stuck it out and obtained my degree. Well worth it!

I've never been so tired in my life and realize that the only way to keep going is through prayer. I have never relied on my Heavenly Father so much and it feels great to have a better relationship with him.

I call Hudson Squirt because he literally squirts on everything... I have never been peed on so much in my life and am able to find joy in this matter only in the fact that Hudson gets to show off more of his adorable outfits that he owns. I wish life could be one big dress up party for me where I could show off five outfits in a day.

I never would have thought that I would be SO excited to find a laundry detergent for my husbands work out clothes. His work out clothes smell so good after coming out of the washer and dryer that I have to refraine myself from smelling them too much. I love Tide Sports Wash. :)

I have Me time again! I don't have very much of it but now that I am done with school I finally have time to do things that I enjoy doing. I have began running and enjoy it so much. It feels great to work out again. I can't wait to fit back into my clothes pre pregnancy.

Goals and Ambitions for the remainder of this year:
Take more pictures
Start learning German
Complete Finacial Peace University

Enjoy some of our most recent photos below! :)
 On the way home from the Hospital Hudson 2 days old
 He loves sleeping sideways in his swing! :)
 First Trip to Fro Yo in DC 3 weeks old
 Sleeping with Dad after a long day of work.
 First Trip to the Beach
 Hudson's Baby Blessing
 I made his bow tie! :)
 Hudson's first trip to North Carolina
 Hudson meets his cousin Miles in AZ
 Cousin Sleep Over
 I love my little guy!
 I love those cheeks
 Hudson Only Smiles for Sparky Fans
Hudson 1 Month Old