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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

singin in the rain...

Monday, June 25, 2007

we have an associate pastor!

our church voted in total agreement to call an associate pastor yesterday! how exciting! asah and i also had practice at being the parents of two. while they house hunted we kept their youngest, emma. they both took super naps and we managed great with both of em....she is only 3 months younger than J...check out the difference in size!!!!

he looked like a little man before church yesterday--

in his new chair i found on ebay (these things go for $100 from pottery barn kids!!)
i got it for TONS cheaper!!

i just realized he's drinking in every pic i posted. guess that's the only way he's still enough for a pic these days...either that or just super thirsty. ha!

have a great week,

the hudgins

Friday, June 22, 2007

vroom vroom

jordan's been quite the fan of his new dumptruck from papa and mimi. i put together a montage of him pushing it around the house. he enjoys pushing pretty much anything around the house. i also included footage of him pushing the laudry basket. he "drives" books, the trashcan, random toys, pretty much anything. it is amazing how little boys automatically know which noises to make and how to push stuff around like a truck. enjoy.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

caves in FL and a couple random shots

hmmmmm...wonder where he gets this from? we thought it was hilarious that he was sitting, indian style, staring intently at the TV.

After our beach trip last week we had the pleasure of meeting up with Asahs parents for one night, we all camped out in a hotel then explored some caves in Marianna with Mimi, Papa, Asahs sis and bro in law and their two lil ones. it was a quick gathering but good to see them for sure! jordan wasn't that big of a fan of the dark caves.

funny shot taken by mimi as he was getting his diaper changed.

update on us:
we are good. i have increased my hours at the Restoration Pregnancy Resource Center so Jordan and I are there around 15 hours/week. He does well there with naps, etc and I get some more time to be involved in this wonderful Ministry! i also have 2 regular clients for bookkeeping from home. it keeps me hopping!

asah is also hopping! praise God the candidate for assoc. pastor will be preaching in view of a call this Sunday. please pray that our church does what GOD would have us do in calling a new staff member. these are exciting times!

this morning i found a flight to Jacksonville, FL from New Orleans for $59 bucks! so jordan and i are flying to FL and my mom will pick us up and drive us to GA so we can spend some time with Pops, Gram, Papa, and Mema in Omega and Tifton. Then Asah will drive to GA and pick us up that weekend so we can head to the Hudgins family reunion.

we continue to stay busy with traveling and work, etc...but it's fun and we love for our family to be able to see the J-man.

asthma update: no breathing treatments in well over a week now! thanks for the prayers. he is doing much better.

speaking of Jordan, it's time to wake him from his slumber. he has slept the afternoon away and i want the kid to sleep tonight. he is cutting teeth #'s 13 and 14 and i gave him tylenol...apparently it worked cause it really helped him to rest today....

we love you guys.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

lifes a beach

we had the pleasure of heading down to Panama City last week to catch up with the Campus Outreach crew from our church. They are there for Beach Project and let us come hang out for a few days. we had a wonderful getaway and Jordan enjoyed the water (most of the time). it was a blessing to see what they do and a very refreshing time.
here are a couple pics and video--

happy fathers day

happy father's day to all the daddies out there. we have had a great day so far. asah did a great job preaching about Sauls conversion out of Acts, we came home and ate a sandwich (big dinner later tonight-still cooking in crockpot), Jordan is napping away, and Asah racked up on some nice loot.

here are Father and Son (two of a kind!) at the beach this past week.

we never know what to get daddy. this year he got "jordan bucks" to spend on the electronic of his choice. we knew THAT would make him happy.

he also got a card from Jordan, a handprint on a tile for his office, an 8x10 of a daddy and jordan pic along with a poem (see below for poem), a shirt, some peanut butter M&M's, and cupcakes. not too shabby, eh?

here's a great fathers day poem (this will be framed with the pic of them)

The Little Chap who follows Me

A careful man, I want to be;
A little fellow follows me.
I do not dare to go astray,
For fear he'll go the selfsame way.

I cannot once escape his eyes;
Whatever he sees me do, he tries.
Like me, he says he's going to be,
That little chap that follows me.

He thinks that I am good and fine,
Believes in every word of mine.
The bad in me, he must not see;
My life to him must an example be.

I must remember, as I go
Through summer's sun and winter's snow,
I'm building for the years to be,
For that little chap that follows me.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


yesterday i was trying to get dinner ready so i handed jordan the phone in a last ditch attempt to keep him occupied (and not tugging on my leg) :)

he pressed buttons as usual then lost interest.
thought nothing of it until 5 minutes later when the Tangipahoa Sherrifs Department called.

"Ma'am is everything OK at your house?"


"We just received a 911 call from your residence."


"OHHHHH, that was my son. He was playing with the phone. Sorry."


Never a dull moment.

Friday, June 08, 2007

at the water park

jordan was feeling better today so we headed out to the water park at Tickfaw State Park. he had a BLAST. the youngest kid out there by far but totally stole the show and hung with all the "big kiddos".

just a glimpse of the fun he had....

Thursday, June 07, 2007

time for an update

jordan is a big helper. see how he helps with the laundry?!??!?! can you find him?

just woke up from his nap. this is how he wakes each afternoon, one paci in the mouth, one in each hand. silly guy.

these have become a way of life. still not too much's discouraging. he's GOTTA feel better soon. i hate seeing him go thru these.

Monday, June 04, 2007

it's official: jordan has asthma

after 10 days of wheezing, coughing, quick breaths, etc the doctor officially diagnosed the little guy with asthma today. This is the 4th time in his short life that we've gone through a couple weeks of breathing problems brought on by respiratory infection, changes in weather, or something like that. It is a relief to have an official diagnosis.

I will now begin my research on the best way to treat and prevent the "flare ups"--

For right now he takes Pulmicort and Xopenex through a nebulizer in the a.m. and p.m. until this episode is over. I already noticed a difference tonight after his first dose, and he's been sleeping peacefully now for over an hour (down for the night) and I haven't heard a cough yet. So that's good news...because these past couple weeks he's been so restless.

Here's more reading
on childhood asthma.

Our prayer is that we will be able to help Jordan manage this and that one day he grows out of it.

Night night,


Saturday, June 02, 2007

my new favorite song.

this one's been out awhile but i've NEVER heard it.
and it is incredible.
i love the message and lyrics and theology.
i love that we can ask God for things, be real with Him, and know that He will take care of us, even if it isn't how we imagined.

you can hear the song on this Youtube video, but it has spanish lyrics. odd....but you can hear it at least. oh, man, it is just a beautiful song.

here are the lyrics in English:

Send some rain, would You send some rain?

'Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again

And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade

Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?

Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down

Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid

But maybe not, not today

Maybe You'll provide in other ways

And if that's the case . . .


We'll give thanks to You

With gratitude

For lessons learned in how to thirst for You

How to bless the very sun that warms our face

If You never send us rain

Daily bread, give us daily bread

Bless our bodies, keep our children fed

Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight

Wrap us up and warm us through

Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs

Let us slumber safe from danger's view this time

Or maybe not, not today

Maybe You'll provide in other ways

And if that's the case . . .


We'll give thanks to You

With gratitude

A lesson learned to hunger after You

That a starry sky offers a better view if no roof is overhead And if we never taste that bread

Oh, the differences that often are between

What we want and what we really need

So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace

Move our hearts to hear a single beat

Between alibis and enemies tonight

Or maybe not, not today

Peace might be another world away

And if that's the case . . .


We'll give thanks to You

With gratitude

For lessons learned in how to trust in You

That we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream

In abundance or in need

And if You never grant us peace

But Jesus, would You please . .

events of the week

titus came over to visit last weekend! he is 2 months older than me. he is mommies friends (michelle smith's) son. she was on her way to visit mary margaret and they spent the night.

just so you can see how we've grown, here is us last year at Gold Rush. We are so much more mature now!

i got tired of waiting for mommy to cut up my pancake so i just grabbed it off her plate.

i got a FUN box from mimi. there was something in it but i really loved the box.

i finally got on my ride on toy instead of just pushing it all over the house.

Friday, June 01, 2007

RAD is back.

hey faithful blog readers!

please pray for the dude. we are in the middle of another flare up of his RAD and it stinks. he's coughing, wheezing, congested and overall yucky. sleep is difficult and he just isn't our happy Jordan.

we took him to the doc today for a new script of breathing treatments since we havent had to do them in forever. we're now at every 4-6 hours with the nebulizer. it is HARD keeping a 14 month old boy still for 15 minutes!!! we are trying to be very creative!

here's more info on RAD for those interested:

What is reactive airway disease (RAD)?

Reactive airway disease is another name for wheezing and coughing that happens when the airways in the
lungs “react” to something, such as a respiratory infection. The small breathing tubes in the lungs react by
getting narrow and becoming clogged with mucus. When air passes through a narrowed airway, it makes a
high pitched whistling noise called wheezing.
Some children with reactive airway disease may develop asthma later. While there is no way to predict
exactly which children may have asthma, children with a family history of asthma are at a higher risk.

What are the symptoms of reactive airway disease?
Your child may have one or more of the following:
• Wheezing
• Fast, shallow breathing
• Dry cough
• Chest retractions (skin pulls in between ribs with each breath)
• Nostrils flaring with each breath

What is the treatment?
Your child’s doctor will talk with you about specific care for your child. Some general guidelines to follow
are listed below:
• Your child’s doctor may prescribe aerosol treatments (breathing treatments) with medicine that works
to relax the airways that are reacting. Some children may use an inhaler (puffer), also called a metered
dose inhaler or MDI.
• Your child’s doctor may also prescribe steroids (for example, Prelone or Orapred) to be taken for
several days. The steroids help reduce inflammation and irritation in the airways.
• Keep your child away from cigarette smoke, perfumes and other strong fumes that may make the
wheezing worse.
• Do not use over-the-counter medicines, such as cough syrup, unless your child’s doctor tells you to.