Friday, February 24, 2012

Huck is 1!

I can't believe that it's already been a full year since Huck was born. Where did the time go?

Sweet Huck...this is what you are up to at 1:
-You LOVE eating. There aren't many foods that you don't like. But your favorites are: YOGURT, grapes, strawberries, really any fruit. You LOVE LOVE apple juice.
-You love music. We love watching you dance when music comes on.
-Peek-a-boo, playing on the stairs, climbing on top of things, swinging
-You don't like when things are taken from you (who does?!)
-You are giving kisses.

-We think you are saying Dadda and Momma
-Crawling like a speed demon but could care less about walking. And you are pulling up on everything.
-You do THIS a lot with your bottom lip.

-You love bath time and being outside and anytime your sister gives you any type of attention.
-It's obvious I'm your favorite. FINALLY...One that loves me the most!
You have the sweetest smile and such a sweet little spirit. Obviously we think you are the cutest thing going.

PS If you are seeing a little bit of a black eye on littlest otter, you are seeing right. First black eye before age 1.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


huck turns 1 in 2 weeks. what in the world?! has it really been a year? it feels like it in some ways. i can't imagine our family without him. it is really even hard to remember our family of 3, and even harder to remember is our family of 2. i didn't know i would melt every time harper and huck enjoy playing together. or when harper just wants to snuggle with him. he has turned into this little renegade. he likes to roll down the stairs in our bonus room. he likes to crawl fast and be chased. i'm beginning to think this is what we will see as we watch him grow...when you name a kid HUCK...expect for him to like adventure. i painted a canvas in his room with a john eldredge quote:

so far it fits him to a tee. and i'm beginning to worry we may have bitten off more than we could chew. but like all good stubborn parents, we wouldn't have it any other way.

this is him trying to climb out of the wagon. he is yelling BANGARANGGGGG (like the lost boys in hook)! ok, so he can't really talk, but if he could, i'm pretty sure that's what we would be saying.
i hope your day is fierce and wild and passionate! bangarang!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Orlando // YL ASC2012

Big thanks to David's parents for coming to Nashville to hang with our kiddos 2 weeks ago so that we could go to Orlando. If you have kids you know that it's a huge gift to not have to pack bags and uproot your kids for a week. Thank you thank you Grams and Pops!!!

We went to Young Life's All Staff conference in Orlando. Every 4 years, YL has a staff conference for everyone on YL staff. YL spoils us. It's extravagant and fun and funny and you reconnect with friends (very close friends) from all over. We are refocused on this mission that we get to be apart of. We are reminded that what we are doing is a big deal. That we are winning kids to Christ and seeking hard after lost high schoolers that need Jesus. I can't even explain how awesome it is. Here is a quick shotgun blurb about our week.

Tim Keller :: Hogwarts :: Seaworld (They rented out the ENTIRE park for us) :: Francis Chan :: Magic Kingdom :: YL swag (free jackets) :: Cash family band :: Jeff Foxworthy :: Brandon Heath :: 22 people in a van :: 75 degree weather in Jan (lots of time at the pool)

On the day we went to Disney parks we all loaded up in 1 van...22 of us.

p.s. I got the highest score possible on the Buzz Lightyear game. No bigs.