Ahhh, yes, hello Spring! We’ve been seeing hints of your arrival for the past month, but this week especially we knew you were near. This morning we woke up to beautiful warm sunshine, and it was the perfect start to springtime. All winter I was jealous of the snow in the north. But now? The north can have their snow. I’m happy to take Spring. :) This little southern town is simply wreathed in dogwoods and Bradford pear trees and azaleas.  It… Read more »

My son – our son – had his first birthday yesterday. // Yes, he has killer blue eyes, just like his daddy. :) // I don’t know HOW it is possible for a year to go by so quickly, for a little person to become so intricately interwined in our lives, for our love to grow so deeply, for our hearts to swell with love for a new little person in our family… I tried not to cry, but I… Read more »

The Shaping. “Our natural reason looks at marriage and turns up its nose and says, ” Alas! Must I rock the baby? wash its diapers? make its bed? smell its stench? stay at nights with it? take care of it when it cries? heal its rashes and sores? and on top of that care for my spouse, provide labor at my trade? take care of this and take care of that? do this and do that? and endure this and… Read more »

What are little boys made of? Snakes and snails, and puppy dog tails. That’s what little boys are made of. –author unknown We are absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of Benjamin Hudson he was born less than an hour of twelve days late 11:05pm, May 5, 2012 weighing in at 8 chubby pounds plus 10 more ounces 20 short inches He is named after his wonderful father, and after the missionary Hudson Taylor. We will be calling him Hudson…. Read more »