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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

no rest for the weary (this week)....

well, this week is going to be a doozy. we're both so BUSY. asah is working tons of hours b/c compusa is short staffed. i'm working lots this week because, as i've learned, the summer is when the activity heightens for the centers, and that means I become busier because it generates more work for me. not complaining though, i'd rather be busy @ work than bored.
last night we helped one of my coworkers from namb move a family member from new orleans. her house was only 5 miles from us so we got to help a little. then we got a free dinner, so that was a bonus.
tonight is dinner club. theme is "Breakfast". i'm not a big breakfast for dinner person but we'll see. i'm making these incredible little rollups. not really breakfast food but it will work. if ya need a quick recipe to take to something, here's a great one:
1 can of crescent rolls
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
small can of "real" bacon pieces
1/2 small onion, chopped

Mix cream cheese, bacon pieces, and chopped onion. Spread on flattened crescent roll dough. roll up (the long way) and cut into several slices. bake in oven until crescent rolls are golden brown.
it's so simple but they are so good.
anyway, that was kind of random.
hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, June 27, 2005

What's wrong with this picture?!?!?!?!

Okay, I'm taking a risk here, hoping that everyone else will see the humor that Asah and I saw in this. Last weekend at Riverwalk mall, sitting down to a tourist priced meal, we saw this!

I am NOT making this up. This is for real. This dude had a serious problem keeping his pants up!

We were like, how can he NOT know that his pants are down?!?!?!?

The first pic is a close up, the second is a view from the crowd.

Anyway, enjoy our weird humor!

crack kills,


Friday, June 24, 2005

late night

man i'm really keeping up with this blog! i've posted fairly consistently over the past few days! yay.
last night i babysat reagan, asah's cousin's little girl. we had a really good time. asah came with pizza after he got off work and we watched the basketball playoffs. the spurs came through! that's who we were going for. we got home close to needless to say my eyes are heavy this a.m.
i'm glad the playoffs are over, because of all the sports to watch on tv, i really don't get into basketball. college football, however, is another story and the time for that is quickly approaching. i'm so ready for august for that very reason!
tonight we're going to see more sports action as we go to a zephyrs game. they're a farm team for baseball here in new orleans. i think there are fireworks tonight too, so that should be fun.
well, i hope everyone has a good weekend. this week kind of flew by for us.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

in a color?

On Wednesdays I teach money management to a group of teen girls at the Friendship House. This will go on through the summer and I am really enjoying my time there. The program is called "Project Hope" and the goal is to keep these young girls off the streets during the summer and teach life skills as well as have fun (they do field trips, etc).
Anyway, yesterday I was truly entertained. I was teaching on checking accounts. We learned how to record deposits and checks, reconcile the account, etc. Fun stuff (for me, at least). At the end I had time for questions. One of the last questions I got threw me off a bit. A girl asked, "What does it mean to be in a color?" I was like, can you repeat that? So she repeated a couple more times. Finally a light went on in my head. OH, you mean in the red or in the black? "Yes!" she answers. Hmmmmm. You definitely want to be in the black, I say. That's why it's so important to keep a check register. I guess she'd heard a family member say that before. Funny stuff.
I'm enjoying my time there. It's good to get out of the office and help out with those girls. Hopefully they'll learn a few things that can help them down the road.
Have a good day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


I've never really done any demolition/construction work, but there's a first time for everything. Last night I drove up to Hammond to help out with the building. Asah was already there (he works there m-w-su). We were knocking down plaster off the walls to expose brick, and taking up the flooring. There were 3 or 4 layers of flooring. It was tough work! We were really nasty and sweaty afterwards. Both covered with dust. So there's what we were up to last night, and probably will be most Monday nights until August. That's when Crossroads is scheduled to begin services in the new building. Pretty cool.
Tonight is dinner club. The theme is "summer". Should be fun. I'm making finger sandwiches, and I made homemade pimeinto cheese spread for the first time. It's tons better than the store bought stuff.
Well, that's about all from the Crescent City.
Hope everyone is doing great.
By the way, we appreciate all the prayers and support over the past week. Many of you have emailed, called, sent cards and we appreciate it. God has been so good to us, and I am confident that His timing is perfect and that He will provide us a child when the time is right.
the hudgins

Monday, June 20, 2005

all day date

on saturday asah and i enjoyed a fabulous all day date.

Here's what we were up to:
cooked breakfast together
went to Lafreneire Park and fed animals (ducks, geese, otters, etc.)
ate lunch at riverwalk mall and walked around
took a nap
dinner at zea's
ice cream at marble slab creamery

we had a lot of fun just being together. it was a long way from where we were at earlier in the week. i'm thankful for the time we had.

sunday worship was good. it was our first a.m. service @ Crossroads and there was good turnout. we ate lunch with chip and his wife at cracker barrell. last night we cooked dinner for our friends amy and mallory on the first floor. watched the basketball playoffs and then went to bed.

great weekend. bummed out because it's Monday!


Friday, June 17, 2005

good music

I've been listening to Air1 radio in the office this week, and it's been an encouragement to me. You can listen to this station online by going to
Anyway, this song spoke to me this a.m., and I wanted to share the lyrics. It's by a group called Jonah33, never heard of them till now.

I have read about the days of old
About the men who followed You
And how they saw the supernatural
And became the chosen few
So I come before You now
Tearing off my earthly crowns
For this one thing I have found

I want a faith like that
To see the dead rise or to see You pass by,
oh I want a faith like that
whatever the cost
I'll suffer the loss,
oh, I want a faith like that
I'm not looking for a miracle
Signs and wonders or things thereof
I caught a glimpse of what You want for me
And what I have is not enough
I read the story one more time
Of those who gave to You their lives
With no fear or compromise
I want a faith that can move any mountain
And send them to the seas
I want a faith that can break every stronghold
That keeps You, that keeps from me

This week, probably one of the hardest I've had in awhile, has taught me a lot. When tough times come around I'd like to say that I have faith like it's described in the song. I know I'm not there yet. I'm learning. I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Asah and I are taking some time to be together and hopefully our weekend will be a low-key, relaxing one.


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Our baby

Sorry for the lapse since our last post. It has been a rough week for us.
Many of you may not have known, but we were expecting our first child February 14th, 2006. We began the process of losing our baby on Monday. Words don't do justice to the pain that we feel, our hearts are heavy and we are sad.
But God is so good, and He continues to comfort us even through a very hard time in our lives.
We appreciate all the prayers and words of encouragement. They mean more than you'll ever know!
Thank you God, for our family and friends.

We love you.

Resting in Him,

The Hudgins

The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away, may the name of the Lord be praised……

Thursday, June 09, 2005

good morning/afternoon/night?

i awoke at 3 am today to board a plane to Atlanta. i don't know what kind of drugs i was taking when i booked the flight. i got into atl around 7:30, dead in the middle of rush hour traffic and drove to NAMB.....what a trip! it is now mid afternoon and i feel like i've been run over!
but man, it was good to be back "home". it was like i never left! being here made me realize how much i miss my "team" in accounting. being by yourself in an office is WAY different than having constant fellowship of others. it is nice to be here today, and tomorrow.
tonight i'm spending time with a couple folks from work, and tomorrow night my mom comes in and we're going shopping. then i hop on a plane back to cajun country, and back to the place where we call "home" at the moment.
home is wherever you make it, ya know? an important lesson to learn.
love from atlanta!

Monday, June 06, 2005

shuckin corn

This weekend was nice and relaxing for me, busy for Asah. On Friday we met for dinner at one of my new favorite places, McAllister's. it is about the only place around here that you can get sweet tea! On saturday, asah worked so i went to Winn Dixie because they had a big sale on fresh corn! 10c an ear!! so i bought a bunch of corn and put it up. Then, I went running, then went to meet asah again on his break from work. On Sunday we both got to relax. We watched the Pelican Brief (which is centered a lot around the new orleans area). It was on TV. I cooked lunch and burned my toe. I know that doesn't make a ton of sense but I was frying pork chops (this has become Asah's favorite thing for me to make). I flipped on and the grease splattered out and landed on my foot. My big toe is nice and crispy. We headed to Hammond and enjoyed a great service @ Crossroads on Sunday evening. It was awesome.
That's about all for now.
Much love,

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Take my quiz!

I found this site that lets you make your own quiz to see how well people know you. Thought it was fun. See how you do!
I'm about to make one for Asah, too.
Here's my link: