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Great start, to a new school year!! October 3, 2011

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Remi and her posse on her birthday…this year we had a purplicious birthday.  She enjoyed her purple cupcakes!!

Starting from the left is sweet little Avaree, Mack a Doo, our neighbor Abby, Maddie, one of Remi’s friends from school, Claire, Kaydence Remi’s bestfriend, Nia her cousin, and last but not least Rae Rae. 

 I know it’s been awhile since we’ve  posted anything, With school starting, football finishing (praise Jesus!)  oh, did I say that out loud?  So, here is a little bit of what has been going on in the Hudson’s house.  Fisher is still not walking.  He has a full mouth of teeth, can snap his fingers, can say a couple of small phrases, but yes you heard me correctly, no desire to walk…none!!  But who would walk if any time they pooted someone picked them up to carry them?  Not sure what Fisher was eating, but he had it all over his face!   He is so precious though, it’s hard not to want to squeeze him.  He has the sweetest personality and loves to just cuddle, and give kisses.  We are still trying to figure out what is causing his skin to break out to badly, he is constently scratching.  We have changed everything he eats, logging anything that causes a reaction, now I am even making homemade laundry detergent.  We will be full fledge tree hugger before this is all over.  We find things he really likes, and stick with it…the list is very small.  We have found sunbutter which has replaced peanut butter and he loves it!!  We have a brown rice bread that he devours, I’m glad he likes it because it’s like stale bread.  We are learning that there are all types of foods now to cater to people with food allergies…even cake mix!!  Today I bought him some noodles.  He loves Ring Pops!!!  As you will see below…On a different note we would like to introduce you all to Flat Stanley, the reason we are introducing Stanley to you so because he may be coming to visit you…so, don’t be surprised if Stanley doesn’t show up in your mailbox.  Below you will see that Stanley went to work with Chad, he was very helpful.  Now keep in mind you will not have both Stanley’s, so please don’t feel overwhelmed,  they have come to our house twice and they are very well behaved!  As you see they wash dishes,  bake, and if you need some wood cut they are also very handy with a wood splitter.  No job too big for Stanley.











Second Date… July 9, 2011

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Our second date is “real physical beauty”, our verse is Song of Songs 6:8-9 Sixty queens there may be and eight concubines and virgins beyond number; but my dove, my perfect one, is unique. I was just relieved they did not ask me what a virgin was…thank you Lord!!   We talked about how God has made us all different and unique, so part of our date was to get pampered.

After we did our pedicures, we later did facials…I did facials on Mackinley and Reagan and then, they did a facial on mommy…

Before our facials the girls and I looked in the mirror to admire our uniqueness.  Mackinley’s dimples and beautiful big eyes, and Reagan’s pouty lips with her little beauty mark and her little bald spot on her head where she tells everyone God kissed her.  I let them look through a teen vogue and seventeen magazine…don’t judge me!!  I removed the pages that were too inappropriate.  The point was to show them how the world portrays false beauty, how these magazines are altered to enhance false beauty and remove the uniqueness from the pics, which is what makes us beautiful.

We still have to finish our devo, and as a gift to Mackinley we gave her a bag of scrapbook materials to record our memories of God’s masterpiece.


Visit from Poppie & Grammy… June 12, 2011

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This weekend we have the privilege of celebrating Great-Aunt Ruth’s 90th birthday as well as visiting with same family we don’t  see often enough.  First we get a nice visit with Poppie and Grammy Fisher…









Sharing some ice-cream with Poppie, not sure how much Poppie actually got, or should I say how much Fisher got…in his mouth.  We had fun and look forward to tomorrow with the fam at Myakka River State Park, should be hot and a lot of fun!! 


Counting our blessings in the chaos… June 5, 2011

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My name is Stacey, I have lived in Florida for the full thirty-six years of my life, most in the little town of Land O Lakes, and may I add that I had HUGE plans for my life!  One of my plans was to leave this town and find a more exciting life.  Apparently, the Good Lord had the same plan, because it just so happens that I live a VERY exciting life!  My name is screamed by many people…they go by the names of Mackinley(8), Reagan and Gunner(6), Avaree (5), Remi (3), and Fisher (11mos), all day, everyday and our life is very exciting, some would call it chaos! 

Chad and I met in February of 2000, and were married August 2001.  In ten years we have taken fruitful and multiply very seriously!!  When we married we both knew we wanted to have a large family.  To me, large was 3 or 4, to Chad, that meant 10 or 12.  I’d say we met somewhere in the middle.  God has truly blessed us with 6 healthy, energetic children, it is rarely easy.  Honestly, there are many days when I would like to lock myself in my closet, but when one day ends a new one begins and I can’t imagine our life without them.  I have really felt lead to share my love of my family, our daily trials, where God can use our chaos and transform it into a masterpiece. 

We are officially out of school for the summer, and let me tell you I am about ready to send them back.  I was looking forward to sleeping in…fat chance!!  A dear friend of mine has been passing on these “helpful” blogs that these moms write about  different activities to do with your children. It wore me out reading them.  I have put together a calendar with a few different activities to do with them during the week, including some fieldtrips, but my goodness we are to teach our children it’s healthy  to entertain themselves…it’s good for them…and it gives some of us a few brief, very brief moments to use the bathroom.   I’m not too sure how our masterpieces will turn out, I should take before and after pictures of me, before and how well I held up in the after…I hope you stick around!!

Hopefully, you found my blog helpful.  It was and is intended for my family, friends, and other moms that need encouragement and strength.  2 Corinthians 12:9 says My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 

Rest in His Peace,

Stacey (more…)