Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Almost Sitting Up!

Hudson can ALMOST sit up by himself. He balances pretty good for a short while. So the other night Alex and I decided we should take his net out of the bathtub and let him sit up in it! He was SO excited! It was so funny! He just couldnt contain himself! He was splashing all around and playing with toys!He stayed in the bath so long that his toes were pruney!! He wears big boy boxers to sleep in too! Dana gave us the boxers, I dont know where she found them but I think its so cute! We have been using our video camera alot more lately so that we can capture all these precious moments! After his bath Alex read him a book before bed. It was so sweet! Here are some cute pics...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day!

Alex said this was the BEST Father's Day ever! LOL He said "I know this was only my first one, but I seriously had the best Father's Day" It made me smile :) I brought him coffee in bed and made him breakfast... then once he got up he opened his gift from Hudson. He got a shirt that says "Dads Garage Open 24 Hours" which he loved and wore right after church, then Ella got him a package of sour candy, and I got him a Bradford Pear Tree to plant in our front yard in remembrance of Sydni and in honor of Hudson, and an umbrella for our outside table because we love to grill and we have NO coverage and it gets so hot! I also found this cool lights that you can connect to the umbrella at Lowes and had to have them too... this gift was probably more for me than him but he really liked it too! It looks really good on our deck too. Then I also got him a thermometer and rain gauge for outside. Alex likes anything that has to do with outside! He loves all of his gifts and I am so glad!

My dad rode his motorcycle up this morning and went to Church with me and Alex! Then after Church Ryan came over and we grilled burgers! Dad opened his gifts from us and from Ryan too which Im pretty sure he liked! He is practicing for the big tennis match he has coming up so Alex, Hudson, and I got him a Nike outfit he can wear and Ryan got him a giftcard to a tennis shop! Hudson took a long nap this afternoon too so we all just sat around and watched tv and relaxed! I have been reading the book "My Sisters Keeper" so thats what I did! The movie comes out Friday and I gotta have the book finished by then! After my dad left we played with Hudson and Alex tinted our front door window to help keep some of the sun out. We have wanted to do it for a while but just never got around to it.

Well I got so caught up on telling you about our Father's Day I forgot all about the rest of our weekend!! We have actually been celebrating all weekend! Friday night Alex and I grilled Shishkabobs and had a beer together after Hudson went to bed! That was our celebration just the two of us! Then Saturday my mom and Larry came up and we went to dinner at Copelands! It was soooo good! I absolutly LOVE that restaurant! So we were completely stuffed when we got home and had rented a movie.. well after Hudson went to bed we put in our movie and we were out!

I hope everyone else had as great a father's day as we did!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


WOW has it been hot lately!! I have wanted to lay out but the heat index is almost unbearable! I hardly ever burn and the last time I layed out my little nose got blistered! AND I had put sunscreen on my face! I want Hudson to be able to enjoy the pool but it is just way to hot for his fragile skin! My mom came up on Tuesday and we went shopping around for Father's Day presents! Then she took Hudson home with her for the night!On Wednesday I had to go to the State Board of Nursing Office and turn in some paperwork and fill some things out and I didnt want to have to lag Hudson around with me, plus Alex and I got Traveler's tickets from Kelley's Aunt and we could have taken Hudson but I am SO GLAD that we didnt! It was SO HOT!!You can tell from the pic of me and Alex at the top! That was after the game and we were SWEATY! Once it got dark it was fine but at 6:30 it was beamin down! Mom hasnt gotten to see him in a while and I knew she would be excited to keep him! I think it is very important for Alex and I to go out together especially since we are still so young. We saw lots of our friends at the game too! We had alot of fun!

I met mom in PB on Wednesday for lunch and brought Hudson back! He can roll over both ways now and can sit up without support for a short while! He is sleeping so good too.. He went to bed at 9 lastnight and didnt get up until 4:30 to eat! We were pretty excited!

Well this weekend is Alex's first Father's Day! Yay! I would tell ya what I got him but sometimes he gets on here and reads my blog so its too risky! You'll have to wait! :) We are just laying low tonight because Alex has to work in the morning. Tomorrow night my mom and Larry are coming up and we are going to dinner with them and Ryan. Then Sunday my dad going to ride his motorcycle up early and go to our Church up here and then we are going to Grill Burgers at our house!

I have soooo been enjoying not working and being able to spend time with my baby! I have started applying for jobs though... I want to start working at the end of July. My mom is taking me and Alex and Hudson to Branson as my graduation gift. We are going the first week in July... so that is the main reason I havent rushed into a job. I have applied for some positions at UAMS though so keep your fingers crossed I will get an interview!

Happy Father's Day to all the daddys!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My baby is 5months old today :)

Not much has been going on with us! We had a low key weekend... Someone gave us a free swingset and Alex and I decided we wanted to paint it before we got it all set up. Hudson really isnt big enough for a swingset yet, but I know we can get a baby swing to put on it and at about 6months he should be able to use that. But we also have a few friends with kids so I thought it would be something fun for them to do when they come over as well. Plus, it was free! So anyway, Alex and my brother worked on that this weekend, they painted it blue and put it together and I cooked them supper in return! My dad has been in Little Rock alot lately because he is playing on a tennis team and him and my step mom, Kara, were up here Saturday for a tennis match and we all went to lunch. Congrats to my dad for winning this weekend also! His team is now in the Finals!

Sunday Hudson, Alex, and I went to Church and then to lunch in Bryant! We did some yard work and house work and just stayed around the house. Yesterday I went to Kelley's aunts house in Alexander and Kelley, Kandace and I layed out all afternoon and Kelley's younger cousin watched Hudson! Hudson got in the pool for a little while but he wasnt too crazy about it! I thought he was going to LOVE it but he seemed a little confused! Ha! So we will have to try again next time.

My mom is coming up today to visit and we are going shopping! I feel like I havent seen her in forever! I am so used to her being here at least once a week, if not more while I was in school! So I am really excited to see her today. Kelley's aunt gave Alex and I tickets to the Travelers game tonight also! So we are going with Kelley and her guy "friend". Im excited! We have been wanting to go to a game but I didnt want to take Hudson since it is so hot and just uncomfortable for a 5month old. But mom offered to babysit since she hasnt gotten to see him in so long!

Thats about all I know for now!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song! It reminds me of my sweet hubby ;) When we hear it on the radio we text each other "put it on 95.7" or whatever station it is on! So sweet!

THEN- By Brad Paisley
I remember, trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mezmorized
And three weeks later, in the front porch light
taking forty-five minutes to kiss goodnight
I hadn't told you yet
but I thought I loved you then


And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

And i remember, taking you back to right where I first met you,
You were so surprised
There were people around, but I didn't care
Got down on one knee right there once again,
I thought I loved you then


And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

I could just see you, with a baby on the way
And I could just see you, when your hair is turning gray
What I can't see is how I'm ever gonna love you more
But I've said that before

And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
We'll look back someday, at this moment that we're in
And I'll look at you and say
And I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then


Lindsay's Wedding was absolutely beautiful!! She looked gorgeous of course and I loved our bridesmaid dresses! Long, black, sweetheart neckline...very flattering to all shapes and sizes :) It was so much fun getting to see all of my highschool friends! We had the rehearsal dinner Friday night and then all of us girls stayed at Lacey's... then Saturday was the big day! I didnt have my camera with me so I dont have any pictures but hopefully there will be some posted on facebook that I can get copies of! This was only my 3rd time to meet Lindsay's now Husband, David. He really seems like a great guy though, I am truely happy for her!

Alex came down Saturday when he got off work and we went out to the reception together. We didnt stay out too late though, I was tired from a full day of wedding stuff and he was tired from work. Plus we didnt know many of Davids friends so it wasnt as fun for us! Then Sunday we headed back to Little Rock.

Alex was off on Monday so we had a family day! We didnt do much but it was still fun! Alex has been so helpful lately with Hudson! At first he would do things if I asked him to, but now its like he is wanting to do it all. He thinks its hilarious feeding Hudson the baby food, its very messy but thats okay! And he has even started giving him his baths! I am LOVING all of this help :) ANNNNNDDD the main thing is....He gets up with Hudson at the first feeding at night!! This is a miracle! Ha! So Hudson goes to bed around ten and gets up at 3 and Alex feeds him and puts him back to bed then I get up with him for the day at 7! It is wonderfuL! I know it was hard at first because he has had such a hard time with the loss of Sydni. But he is doing so great and I am so proud of him. It is definately still extremely hard for him but he is really looking at it the right way. He says he wants to start living his life right and being more involved with church. It makes me so happy.

It has really been a tough 4-5 months for us and things are really starting to brighten up! I am so happy with my life right now. I am so thankful for my family. Alex is seriously my other half. We are so different but I think it makes us level each other out. He has such a big heart and he makes me laugh every day! With school having me constantly stressed out, I didnt make time or HAVE time for my husband like I should have! I am so glad school is over and we can now enjoy each other again!

I am just so happy if you cant tell :) Just wanted to share it with yall! Today Kelley and I are going to lay out at her Aunts! Hudson may even get in the water if its warm enough! But if not her cousin Sarah is going to play with him inside! Ill post pool pics soon!

Friday, June 5, 2009


I took the HESI for the 2nd time yesterday (we only get 3 attempts to pass) and I passed with flying colors! I am SOO happy! This last semester has been so tough on me, being pregnant, having a baby and going back a week later,and my sister in law passing away... I feel like Alex and I have had such a rough year so far and its makes me so thankful for my accomplishments. Now I can get my temporary license and start working and register to take the NCLEX! I am not worried at all about the NCLEX because they say that the HESI is much harder! Thanks so much to everyone for your words of encouragement and prayers! Couldnt have done it without yall!!

Now off to Monticello to enjoy Lindsays wedding!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Not a whole lot has been going on with the Harvey's lately! Enjoying being done with school but still having to study for 2 more tests I have to pass before I start work! I am planning to apply at UAMS and hopefully can get employed there!

Alex has been super busy at work and Hudson is getting bigger and bigger everyday! He is almost 5 months old now! Gosh time flys! He is almost able to sit up on his own! And he is starting to laugh out loud! It is so cute! Kelley's Aunt lives in Alexander close to us and has a pool :) Her little cousin is 13 or 14 and she is just crazy about Hudson! So me and Kelley go lay out and she plays with Hudson inside! I have really enjoyed having a break but still being just right outside if he needed me! We did make a big step this week though! Sunday when we were getting ready for church i said to Alex "You think we should let Hudson go to the nursery today?" Im thinking he is getting bigger and doesnt sleep in church anymore and he is going to get restless! Well low and behold of all people Alex says "I dont want him to go in there... I want him to come with us" WEIRD! You would think I would be the one worried! So I said "Okay but your going to hold him because I want to be able to enjoy the service and look at the scriptures" he agreed and off we went. Well of course throughout all the music he was good because he loves music... well like any kid, the preacher started talking and he got restless, and if you know Alex you know he paniced of course! Worried that he was disturbing others... so he gave in and took him to the nursery for the last 20 minutes of the service! When we went to get him he was swinging and kicking his feet around! It was soo cute! I think he really liked it! And it was very nice with plenty of help! He will definately be going back next time!

This weekend we will be in Monticello for Lindsay's wedding! The rehearsal is Friday night and then the wedding is Saturday! Im really excited about getting to see everyone and see Lindsay on the big day! She is a nervous wreck!

Dana, Alex's step mom, has come down alot and watched Hudson for me so I could study throughout my semester. She doesnt work so its easy for her to come! Well I asked her to come down this week so I could study and she talked me into letting her take him home with her... TO MENA!!! I couldnt believe I actually agreed but his dad and little brother were wanting to see Hudson too! And I know that Dana is great with him. So she got him Sunday night and I studyed all day yesterday and plan to study today then he is coming home tonight! I have missed him SO MUCH! LOL and its only been a little over one day! She has been sending me pictures and texting me non stop though!

Since we were childless, Alex and I had decided on Sunday that we would go to dinner at WestEnd because he has never been there and that way we could do something fun! Well Kelley's Aunt has introduced her to this new guy who she got stuck going on a blind date with so I told them to join us! So we all four went to WestEnd lastnight and had dinner and a few drinks and played pool! It was so much fun! It was our first outing since we had Hudson! It was really good for us! And we LOVED her date! Him and Alex had so much in common and we decided even if Kelley doesnt like him we are still going to hang out with him! LOL

Well I think that's all I know for now! Keep us in your prayers! Hope everyone has a great week!