Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Absolutely one of my favorite movies ever! (clearly, it inspired my blog's name) 
Love the ending the most (along with the 'lasso the moon' scene) here it is for ya! Merry Christmas! 

It's a wonderful life!

Monday, December 19, 2011

All I Want for Christmas is Landon's Two Bottom Teeth!

So - being married is wonderful..except the sharing holidays thing! It's so tough! It's hard on us, as well as, our family members. Tough to be away from one another and sharing our time. After we got married we decided we'd switch off Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. This year we did Thanksgiving in Houston (cannot believe I haven't posted pics of those on here! I guess they're on facebook and I didn't realize they weren't here! eek!) and Christmas at my parents in Dallas. Last year it was the opposite.  Some day we'll host everyone here! 

Kathy (my wonderful mother in law) and Evan (Ry's brother) came in town for Christmas at our house! Since we will be in Dallas and not spending the holiday with them this was the perfect day/way to get to see them too! And boy did we get spoiled. Landon had so many gifts to open and it was hilarious to watch him try and figure out how to rip the wrapping and why we were all squealing at his cuteness! I'm super biased of course, but he's so dog-gone adorable.  

Such an involved daddy - I love watching them together.

Landon LOVES this lantern from Uncle Evan! :)

I like Christmas!!!

He has to eat everything...

Haha... my sweet, giggly, happy boy!

So at this point he had finally woken up from a long 2 1/2 hour nap! He barely took a nap  (15 min) that morning so he really needed it. He opened everything and tried out his new ride.

 He was very confused and I think nervous cause he didn't know how to control it! Keeps going backwards.
Moose and everyone checking it out - there were some tears here, but he's loving it now!

Uncle Evan, GiGi, and Daddy

Relaxing and playing on the couch

Love, love, love

I need to get in some pictures! Sheesh! He'll wonder if I was ever around - (just kidding)

Oh yes -so his bottom teeth. Goodness he's been teething since 4 months old! Just waiting for them to break through - makes for some screaming in the middle of the night and a frustrated hurting little boy. I do love his little gummy smile but curious to see what he'll look like with teeth! :) I sing that tune around the house..."All I want for Christmas is your two bottom teeth...two bottom teeth..." Ok I'll stop.

Video of Landon in his new stroller... of course chasing Moose around the house!

It's a Merry wonderful life!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Repeat the sounding JOY!

The most wonderful time of the year.... and we are SO joyful! 

Remember these pictures?! Yeah...we took those 6 1/2 months ago! Crazy! Jessica did an amazing job and we snagged her again for a mini Christmas photo shoot. :) Perfect little Wednesday evening with lots of smiles all around. Ryan and I have so much to be thankful for and joyful about - SO glad we captured this special time. Landon's first Christmas and our first as parents.

Little boy's outfit is from Baby Gap - we still had a gift card to spend from one of our baby showers! I LOVED this as soon as I saw it - I think turned out really cute in the pictures. He looks like a little man! Oh ::melt my heart:: <3

Feeling better after my last post... boy was I emotional. Sorry about that! I made it to Christmas break and it's so needed! Get to recharge, reconnect with my little family, see our families and celebrate the reason for the season

Love me some Charlie Brown Christmas! Happy last week of Advent!

It's a wonderful life!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sara Lately.

I never know who reads this stuff I write.

Just have a heavy heart and need to get a few things off my chest.

So lately...

1. It's been really hard to leave Landon to go to work everyday. He's starting to cry when I leave in the mornings and it's just torture walking away, getting in my car, backing out of the driveway and leaving him. He's all I think about all day.

2. I've been trying to accept that my figure will never be the same again. I have about 6lbs to lose to be back to pre preggo weight  (and I'm 6 MONTHS post pardum ugh..) ...however did you ever see my last few wks pregnant? I was HUGE. My stomach will never be the same again. I know this is self-centered, but this different body stuff does a number on a girl's self esteem.

I love and hate this pic all at the same time...
LOVE that it's the last one taken while carrying Landon,
and hate how huge that dress makes me look!
I did carry a 8 1/2 lb baby. :)
Exhausted taking down my classroom before baby!

3. Feels like it's a constant guessing game/trial and error and I'm questioning everything. Is he getting enough milk? Is he eating enough solids? Is he healthy? Will he stay healthy? Is he getting enough sleep? Are his pants too tight on his tummy? Am I bathing him enough? Is he growing like he should? Is he developing like he should? Will he have social, emotional, physical disabilities? Should he get a hair cut? Is he happy? Does he feel loved?

4.   I'm trying to come up with what our family traditions will be. I love my family's traditions and I want the same for Landon (and future baby Corl's) It's like I feel like I have to figure them out now before time passes by! Too much pressure on myself. (haha I just re-read that to myself and laughed out loud..I'm silly)

5. Really trying to figure out 'what's next for me'... what does God want from me? This working (full-time) mom gig is really hard. It's what I have to do right now. But are there other options? Is there another way to make ends meet? (could I blog for a job..that'd be awesome) Trust me I love teaching and enjoy my job a lot. My heart is just heavy. At this point I'd rather be poor and at home with my little boy. 

I don't mean to be a downer...but this is where I am. I know God's plan will become clearer for me soon (I hope). I think a lot of new moms go through this. After you get past the just trying to survive without sleep and make it through each day but absolutely loving every second of it - to adjusting to your new life and new role and asking yourself what your priorities are. Trying to find yourself again - I am still me...I just have a new facet added to myself now. I'm multi-faceted now! I'm a mom - and that's something I've always wanted. Landon is the Hands down. Just want to do my best for him.


It's a wonderful life!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

6 months


You are 6 months old. 

6 months old!

Sort of unreal to think I have a 6 month old baby!

I say this all the time, but I don't have enough words to fully express what you mean to me and how much I love you. You are such a gift, a true treasure and blessing. People said Daddy and I would wonder 'what did we ever do before you?' and that is SO true. Life was not meaningless before, but it is so much more meaningful now. I feel like God sending you to me has put into focus what my purpose in life is. I am humbled and honored to be your mom. I take this job seriously and I'm trying my best!  

You laugh and smile ALL the it makes me think I (we) are doing something right! Everyday I cannot wait to pick you up after work and squeeze/kiss you to death. It's all I think brown eyed boy, his gummy smile and chubby cheeks! :)'re giving the sweetest, drooly, open mouth kisses. You are so snugly and showing lots of affection...which I love! 

Curious about absolutely everything! You're so smart already and growing beautifully - er - handsomely?! :) Dr. appt tomorrow will tell us all your stats! You are so long and getting leaner as you get more active. Your hair is growing in thick and fuzzy. Much lighter than the day you were born. People say you look like your daddy more and more everyday...and I agree. So handsome. I'm glad you got my eyes though. And hopefully some other good attributes of mine. ;) Can't wait to see more of your personality come out.

still not quite able to hold himself up...sitting without falling is still a challenge!

You bring so many people so much JOY. You are such a good boy Landon. Things are so perfect right now with the three of us, but I know our family will grow some day. I am loving this life and cherishing this time we have right now. Never have I felt a love like this before. I feel so absolutely complete now that you are here.

"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
as long as I'm living
my baby you'll be."

-Love You Forever

It's a wonderful life!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Message from L

Hey's me Landon! Up close and personal!

I think it's way more exciting to hear from me instead of mom. So I'm taking over the blog today. I've decided that a monthly update just isn't enough! I'm doing way more than mom tells you about and I'm changing so quickly - it's more like we need weekly updates. Definitely keeping mommy on her toes - always something new going on.

So I'm eating more than rice cereal these days...I've tried sweet potatoes and I LOVE IT! Mommy tried to mix it with rice cereal (thinking I would like a familiar taste to get used to a new one..) but YUCK I didn't like that. Made lots of faces cause she can't seem to figure out what I'm saying. I am mainly eating big people food around dinner time, but I heard mom telling dad that she thinks we need to add a breakfast meal in there! YIPPIE... I love food. (can you tell? I'm a chunk and I think I'll weigh more than our Thanksgiving turkey..hehe) Mom and dad made me baby food at home! I tried sweet potatoes from a jar first just to see if I'd like it! 

Also...I have this new move when I play on the floor. I like to call it 'the helicopter'. I'm not quiet ready to crawl but I'm close. Can't figure out how to get the arms and legs moving together just right. I stay on my belly and push around in a circle to see the entire room around me. If Moose walks by I can follow him just by using my arms and pushing myself in a circle! It's a lot of fun, but I really wanna crawl and I get frustrated when I can't get it. My coordination is lacking there. I'm pretty much sitting up on my own, but still fall every once in a while. 

I have awesome toys! I love the color red a lot and anything that squeaks. Moose thinks they're his toys too and I share them with him, but mommy and daddy don't like that. I also love things that light up and play music. I have a piano that I like to bang on (just like Uncle Adam) and I have concerts at home for my parents. I love to chew on all of my toys...they all just taste so good and feel good on my gums. Soon I'll have some teeth! 

Bathtime is the BEST! I used to HATEEEEE it. Absolutely hated it. Sitting in my baby tub and getting water poured on me and rubbed all over with soap was awful! But now...I can sit up and I have some toys to play with! Bubbles are the best. I like to splash and make mommy and daddy laugh. I guess they think I'm pretty cute. I still really hate being dried off and have lotion put all over me. Getting into PJs is just not fun either. I know it happens everyday and I should be used to it by now, but I just don't like it!

It will be my first Thanksgiving this week! I get to go see Gigi and Uncle Evan in Houston! More of daddy's family will be there too. I cannot wait. Maybe I'll see Great Grammie again. I like her! I hope I get to eat part of the feast too! 

Moose is my best friend. He's always there. I love to watch him play inside and outside the house. He makes me laugh more than anyone else. People always try to make me laugh and tickle me like crazy- but Moose gets the best giggles outta me. Someday I'll be able to throw the ball to him like daddy does. Moose and I are great pals.

There's also a girl I'm kinda crazy about. She takes really good care of me. Always there when I wake up...even if it's the middle of the night. She feeds me, holds me, hugs me when I cry and when I don't, kisses me a lot, talks to me, changes my diaper and clothes when I need it, plays with me during bath time and rocks me to sleep at night. I don't get to be with her all day - cause she's working hard being a good teacher. But she takes me to a lady's house and it's a lot of fun. I know I can't be with her all day, but I still love her so much. Soon she'll be able to stay home with me! (maybe...)

You got's mommy. I love her.

 It's Sara - yeah I wrote that last part. Hopefully that's what he'd say to me if he could talk. Ryan also does all of those things too- he's an awesome dad. Love you Ry!
(Just wanted to make sure he gets a lot of credit too!)

Crazy about my little boy.

It's a very wonderful life!