Living life as a fabulous mom, Wonderful wife, and most of the time dedicated employee.Leaves little time to worry about grammar, and spelling!!! I'm Pretty awful at it, sorry ahead of time. I'm just saying!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekend in review !! (a short review)

I Love LOOOOOONG weekends!!  This one in particular has been great! We Got to spend time with both mine and Jon's family, we celebrated Thanksgiving and all 365 days of Landon's life! Can't get much better then that!

Landon was so much fun on Thanksgiving, that little guy can eat, he sat in a big boy chair, and ate and ate and ate. I'm not kidding he ate longer then anyone else, there were 15 of us all together. He gets it from his momma! I love food!!!

We threw Landon's 1st birthday Saturday, that was a blast! We had most of our family and many of our closest friends over for a chicken stew and hot dog roast. Jon and I were so overwhelmed Friday and Saturday, but in the end it was a success!!! I cant wait to give you guys  the details and share all the pictures!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and great weekends!!!!  I sooooo don't wont to go back to work in the morning, someone go for me please!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving!

Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house, everyone is excited, its almost time to stuff our mouths!

All the dishes are cooked and ready to eat, but we have to wait till turkey day to eat theses special treats!

Its time to settle down and rest our sleepy heads, We are all so excited about what lays ahead!

We have so much to be thankful for we have nothing to dread. Its a day to count your blessings,  and look to our futures ahead!

Its time for turkey and potatoes, Green bean casserole and corn, time for pumpkin and pecan pie, food galore.

Its a day to spend time with the families we love, watch a little football, and parades, and thank God for all the the things we love!!!!

Ok so this didn't quite go the way I wanted but you get the point!! I'm so excited about Thanksgiving, Its such a great day. Landon was 3 days old last Thanksgiving he slept most of the day and so did Jon and I. This year we will get to introduce him to new foods and start new traditions!!! We really do have sooooooo much to be Thankful for and  we realize that now more then ever. It really is some Kind of wonderful!!

I hope that each and everyone of you have the best Thanksgiving ever.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Landons 1st Year In Pictures!

I can't believe how fast a year goes by! I can't believe how much he has changed!
Happy 1st Birthday!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Landon! A Birth story!

Once Upon a Time.......................

One year ago today to be exact. Life changed, my heart grew 1,000,000,000 times bigger, emotions that I didn't know even existed came over me!! It was by far the best day Of mine and Jon's life!!!

At 4:00 am the alarm clock went off, I honestly don't think neither Jon or I slept a wink that night, the excitement was too much. We popped right  out of bed!!! We were Hours away from meeting our baby boy!!! We gathered our bags and off we went!!! It seems we were the only ones on the road, the whole city was  still asleep, expect for the people we loved who were joining us at the hospital! (My parents, Jon's parents, Christina and Anthony and Jon's grandmother) We checked in with 10 minutes to spare, I was so nervous and so excited.

My labor had to be induced, I had what was called polyhydramnios, which meant that I had to much amniotic fluid. I had twice the amount of amniotic fluid then the norm. I called it Landon's Olympic sized swimming pool. I believe he used every square inch of it, he was a wiggly, kicking little booger, he definitely let me know he was boss!! I didn't really realize just how big I was until looking at myself in pictures!  I was HUGE YIKES!!!!! Landon's Heart had to be monitored  twice a week the last few weeks of the pregnancy, just to be sure there were no heart issues with all the pressure from the extra fluid. Thank Goodness little man was just fine. Just a little .........well a lot of discomfort for me, but worth every minute.
November 22nd the night before! I told you I was huge!

I was brought back and settled in and the Pitocin was started. It all happened so fast!!! The labor process had begun, I couldn't believe that we were finally going to meet Landon. I had great nurses, they eased my fears and made me feel right at home. My room was some what of a party for the majority of the morning, My Best friend Christina had our flip and interviewed every visitor, She asked them what time they thought Landon would be born, his weight was going to be and asked them to give Landon a spacial message! She also took pictures of everything, I mean everything the clock, the parking lot, everything!!what great memories she recorded for us!

My contractions started about an hour after I was given the Pitocin. The pain was tolerable for awhile. The nurses checked on me about every our or so and told me to let them know when the pain got unbearable.   My thoughts for the longest time were, I have nothing to compare this pain to,  I'm not sure how much worse it can get.  I tried to be tuff for as long as I could! It was all so slow go at first, I was only dilated 2 cm when I got to the hospital,  At noon I was 5 cm,  that is when they decide it was time to break my water, that was a crazy feeling, I was literally able to watch my belly deflate, because of all the extra fluid.. After my water was broken the pain got a bit worse,  I decide that I wasn't going to be a tuff girl any more, it was time for the epidural. I remember the feeling of the medicine going down my spin, and a few minutes later I was feeling no pain. WOOOHOOOO  I got this!!!! Time seemed to fly but I  progressed so slowly.  Until..... 8:30 PM I was at 8 cm and at 9:00 it was time to push, Landon was ready to make his appearance. With my sweet Husband by my side!

Jon was absolutely amazing during the whole labor process, He was my knight in shining armor! He remained so clam and so level headed. He sat by my side the entire time,He made sure I was comfortable, he made sure I was taken care of. He dealt with me and my emotional roller coaster, an if for a second he thought that something wasn't right with me, he had the nurse in the room! He was perfect, he was so excited he was going to be a dad!!

I started pushing at 9 pm, Jon on one side and the nurse on the other, the fun began. I can remember every single minute of this last phase of birth. I had been given my last shot of the epidural only minutes before I began pushing, So I could only feel pressure and relied on Jon and the nurse to tell when I was in the peak of the contraction. The only thing I could feel was my face, I thought from all the pushing my face was going to explode! I did do a really funny thing right in the middle of all of this crazy action, I actually feel asleep in between contractions, I remember hearing, is she snoring? I quickly woke up, WHAT snoring??? No way, I couldn't have just fallen asleep during labor, I guess I did and gave everyone a great laugh! I was so exhausted form the day that I was begging to feel like I wasn't going to be able to do it, pushing was getting so hard. I started to pray in between contractions, God please let this be the last, please God let this baby be perfect! 16 hours and 42 minutes.

Landon Cole finally showed his perfect face at 9:42 PM. Dear God, thank you so much for this perfect baby boy! He was a Wooping 9 pounds .2 oz and was 21.75 inches long. Life changed Instantly!

That was 1 year ago. 1 year ago, God gave us the most prefect gift ever! I cant believe how fast this year has flown by. Landon has brought us so much joy, so much love, and so many laughs. I Cant believe he is 1 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Landon Cole!! Your dad and I love you more then words can express!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

BUSY BUSY weekend and WILD Target adventure!

Last night Jon's dad and step mom came into town, kicking off a  crazy busy string of events! I just  love this time of year, I get a bit overwhelmed, but its so much fun. I anticipate this year being the best yet, last year Landon was only days old for the holidays, We were new parents and soo nervous!! Now we are 3 days away from his first birthday November 23rd. I'm soo looking forward to the excitement Landon will bring this year.

We are planning a eventful first birthday for the little guy!!Tuesday is his birthday, but we are having his party Saturday. We have invited our closest friends and family to a chicken stew and hot dog roast. We chose to use bright primary colors and balls, and polka dots for his theme. Most of the food will be in the shape of balls! I really hope that the party turns out like it looks in my head!! Unfortunately I saw on the news that the temperature is going to drop Friday and into the weekend, OH NO!!! It will have  to be an indoor out door party!! Tuesday we will have a little mini celebration.

Landon and I had a busy day, we visited my parents who just got back from their first cruise. I was so happy that they got to go relax and just get away. They don't do stuff for themselves often. I loved listening to them about their trip and seeing their pictures. They seemed so  refreshed. My niece Ashlyn was also at my parents  house so needless to say  Landon and Ashlyn played and played! Ashlyn liked pretending that Landon was her little boy, let me inform you that Ashlyn is 3 and Landon is almost as tall as her, she would try to pick him up and carry him around and for some reason felt that she needed to wash his feet. It was too cute and funny! I wish I had pictures!

We also made a little trip to Target today, I'm not real sure what I was thinking trying to attempt this venture on my own. The purpose of our trip was to get Landon a new car seat. THANK GOODNESS we ended up running into our BFFs (Christina, Anthony, and little Kai), there is no way I could have done it with out them. First Landon decided that he didn't want to sit in the buggy but stand in it, So I ended up carrying him and pushing the cart. I eventually put him in the buggy with Kai they played so sweet together. Picking out a car seat was pretty serious business, Anthony helped me tons, he read the descriptions and helped me with the price comparisons. Thanks Ant! We finally picked out a great car seat and wouldn't you know it, but the big ole box wouldn't fit in the buggy, again Anthony to the rescue, he carried that big ole thing around for the rest of our Target trip. We also ran into my mother-in-law on our trip, She had my other sweet niece Addyson.  When Landon saw Addy he  kicked and wiggled his way out of my arms, and off he went, Addy and Landon ran up and down the isles, laughing and having a great time.  I don't wont to know what the other shoppers were thinking of me, but you try wrestling a wild alligator!  I'm so thankful for awesome friends and family! Couldn't have made that trip with out them!!! Landon and I both came home an zonked out, man that little adventure wore us out! Daddy didn't get to come on this little adventure with us, he was helping his brother, buy building materials for their new house!

Hey man, this is my buggy!!

Looking forward to tomorrow, Family reunion with Jon's side of the family, get to see lots of people, some who have never met Landon!! Should be lots of fun!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hooray For Christmas Cards and Shutterfly!

Each year Jon and I have these great intentions to send Christmas cards, every year time sneaks up on us and BOOM!!! Its to late, we get so mad at ourselves!!! This year that is NOT going to happen!!!! We have little Landon to show off now, who wouldn't want to see his cute little face on a Card!!! (maybe I'm a little biased)

Shutterfly has the BEST selection of Christmas cards, so many fun and traditional cards to choose from. It took me forever to choose a favorite,they are all so great. Jon fell asleep helping me pick one out, sorry honey it has to be perfect!  This year it is sooo going to happen. This is our first year as a family of 3, we have so much to look forward too!!! 

Here's a Link to the awesome Christmas card selection. Have fun selecting a favorite, man it was hard!
Christmas photo cards to http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-photo-cards

Ive got to get to ordering these things, times running out, Christmas will be here before you know it!
Thank you Shutterfly for the AWESOME selection of Christmas cards! I'm so excited to get mine!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I just can't get enough SLEEP!!!

Today my brain has been a jumbled mess. I bet it cause I'm running on empty! Landon has had some awful nights lately. Its as if we are reverting back to the early months. We were doing good for so long, an BAM back to waking up 2 to 3 times a night. Last night was awful, he woke up at least 5 times, the first time it took me FOREVER to clam him down, he was almost inconsolable, I held him as tight as I could till he finally took a deep breath and drifted off to sleep. The second time, laying him back down didn't work, again it took me rocking him and holding him tight. Poor guy it broke my heart. Finally by the fifth time, saying a prayer for his comfort, loving him and holding him tight, he went to sleep and stayed asleep till I had to wake him up this morning. I could have thrown the alarm clock out the window this morning. I HATE that sound, I cant think of a more awful sound,  then a loud annoying alarm clock. UGHHHHH!!!!

We haven't changed Landon schedule, or his diet. I'm not sure why the little fellow isn't sleeping as well. Maybe a growth spurt? I sure hope tonight's better. I'm ready either way! Good Night!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I know Im awful!

I know to be a consistent blogger I need to post more often, But I'm sooo tired!!! Had great night tonight!!! With Awesome Family and friends!!! Im worn out!!GOOD NIGHT!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Friday! A little bit about me!

I love Fridays!! I sit at work and count down the hours till 5:00, It seems to drag bye at 4:55 Im out!! Woohooo!!! I get to spend 2 days with my sweet little family and friends! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! I'm doing a little blog hopping today!! TGIF!

Friend Finding Fridays

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sleep I hear you!!!!

Sleep I hear you calling my name, I'm coming I promise!!! Man I'm so sleepy. I haven't had a good nights sleep in a few days, the last few nights have been really rough, Landon has woken up 3 or 4 times. What the heck is going on, we are reverting back to the early days! Hes in bed early tonight. I better take advantage. OK sleep ready or not here I come! Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!!! Bye!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Landon Cole

My plan is to take every letter of Mr. Landon's name and describe something about him, something that I love, or a characteristic of him. It will either be in the form of a letter to him or a story about him or just a simple paragraph.  I will try and do this  every day until I have spelled his whole name! I may skip a few days here and there to write something else that may comes to mind,  but there are many days that I just sit here at this computer clueless about what to write. I'm still trying to find my niche in this blogging world. I figured that if  I ever draw a blank, I can simply write about a subject that I'm quickly becoming an expert on!!! All things Landon!

L~A~N~D~O~N   C~O~L~E


 It Goes with out saying that the minute  you came into our lives we were changed forever. You have brought about so much joy, and LOVE. LOVE that I never knew existed, and never felt so strong. Before you I never knew my heart could hold so much LOVE, Its a wonderful feeling. In the short time you have been in our world, you have taught your dad and I so much about LOVE. I LOVE to watch your dads eyes light up when you are around. I LOVE to watch him play with you and teach you new things. I think that you have even taught your dad and I to LOVE each other even more. 

I know you LOVE me back just by the way you smile at me when you wake up in the morning , and the way you wrap your arms around my legs when you want to be held. I can feel the LOVE when you bury your little head in my neck when you are scared, or when you are sleepy. My heart just wants to explode with this LOVE. Landon you have truly brought a whole new meaning to this simple little word LOVE. I thank God every day for you, I just cant get enough.

I Love you a Trillion,

P.S. I forgot the most important part,  I LOVE being your mom!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Im Thankful for..........

I cant believe that Thanksgiving is a few short weeks away, Last Thanksgiving Landon was 2 days old, I remember I was so tired mentally and physically and sooo sleep deprived. Jon and I were determined that we were going to spend thanksgiving with our families! We did manage  to take advantage of  having a lot of family around. I gave my sweet ,tiny little man to my sister, and escaped for a few hours to get some peaceful much needed,  uninterrupted sleep.
My sweet beautiful grandmother and 2 day old Landon Thanksgiving 2009

Growing up Thanksgiving was and still is a really big deal, I have so many vivid memories of Thanksgiving, many include my grandfather, my hero. He was my family's rock, he was so proud of each and everyone of us. He made it know that we were each his favorite, in some way. I was always his favorite grand daughter named Heather. I can hear him telling  me that now, he would pretend he was telling me this major secret that I had never heard before , and every time I acted as if it was the first time I had ever heard it! As long as his family was together he was happy, that's all he ever wanted. One tradition that has continued over the years is  that before eating, we all sit down and tell what we were most thankful for. The last few years before my grandfather died, knowing that it could be his last Thanksgiving, I was always most thankful that God had given me one more year with him, my best friend. It blows my mind that its been 4 years since I last heard him tell me I was his favorite Heather!

What I would give for one more day with that man. How I wish that Landon could have met the man, who created this family. The man who taught us that nothing in the world is more important then family. The man, who taught me that giving up isn't an option and to shoot for the stars. I know that my grand father would be proud of me today. I now get to pass these values to Landon. Landon will know his great grandfather, he will know him  through stories and pictures , he will know how great and passionate he was about his family!

This year I am most Thankful that I was able to walk beside such a brilliant, loving man, and that I  have been given the opportunity  to teach my beautiful son a love that is indestructible.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Productive weekend!!!

Despite a 11 1/2 month old running ramped through the house, Jon and I finally got some major over due cleaning done this weekend! I will have to admit that it has been a long time since our house has had a good deep,  hands and knees cleaning! Don't get me wrong we clean our house, but really haven't been able to do the hands and knees kind since Landon has been around.When he was smaller we would worry about waking him up or we were just to tired ourselves to clean, as he got older just walking out of the room would make cry, as he became more mobile we would find him with his hand in the toilet or him stuck in an awkward position. I was really worried that we wouldn't  be able to this weekend, but we did and actually had fun! We literally locked ourselves in for the weekend, and cleaned and cleaned!

Landon's sweet attempt to help with the laundry!

Landon was a little cleaning machine. We would throw away trash and he would take it  out, we would fold clothes and put them away and he would take them right back out. I would dust with the little  duster,  and the minute I would sit it down he would grab it and run! We had such a good time laughing with him. I LOVE having a clean house, I seem to be more calm, and relaxed when my house is clean.

I guess the part that I loved most about this weekend, was that I got to spend every second with my 2 favorite men in the world. I'm so sad the weekend is over. :(

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! OH MY!!!

So November the 1st  kicked off a GIANT season of craziness for my little family!!! I cant help but get a little stressed out just thinking about it!!! Not Only is my sweet son turning 1, Ill soon be 30, gosh I'm not real sure I'm ready for 30. So here we go in chronological order. November 5th Brother in laws birthday, November 10th Sister in laws birthday, November 23rd Landons first birthday, which I'm in the process of planning and getting together now! November 25th Thanksgiving, December 12th my BIG 30, December 25th Christmas! Man we have a lot to do, but I cant wait. This is my favorite time of the year! Family and friends all around, lots of yummy food,  Christmas music, pretty lights and beautiful decorations! It cant get any better!

Im Just so excited and ready for all of these wonderful milestones and holidays! Tis the season!!!

Look at my Little shark, He wanted to attack everything that got in his way. I think that this little costume made him feel like he was indestructible.We had so much fun Trick or Treating with him, we felt like kids again!