Dreams To Do

December 2011 archive

I’m ready to commit…

Okay. On the eve of New Year’s Eve I think I’m ready to commit to a few resolutions/goals/dreams for the new year. And by commit I do mean “try my dang hardest.” We’ll see how it goes.

  • Start exercising regularly (and hopefully find something I actually enjoy doing). Okay, so I know this is totally the most cliche new year’s resolution out there, but I have to do it. Right now the amount of exercise I get on a daily basis = Nada. Zip. Zilch. Unless you count going up and down the stairs to change diapers, do laundry, etc. Luckily for me, my chunky son has pretty much sucked all of the baby weight off me. BUT, I am still soggy. And there is no muscle tone whatsoever. Yuck. Soooooooooo, I HAVE TO do something about it. If not for my looks, for my head at least. I really think it’ll help me feel better mentally. But, how do I fit it into my busy schedule? That is what I still need to figure out. Any suggestions? I’m thinking of getting a double jogging stroller so that I can incorporate the kiddos. Or joining the Y and finally taking some fitness classes. We’ll see.
Some inspiration via Pinterest
  • Organize the office and keep it that way. Right now our office is in a state of chaos. If you’ve been following my blog you know that organizing the office has been on my to do list for quite some time. Well, since the craziness of the holidays, it has gotten even worse (see images below). The lack of sufficient/organized work space has also been what’s holding me back from getting started on my jewelry making dreams. Sooooooo, I would really like to get the office pulled together and make it into my own little crafty room. No, I won’t be painting the wood paneling or re-doing the floor… but, I may buy a new desk and some shelves and stuff! Again, we’ll just have to wait and see on this one.
Told ya it was a nightmare!
  • Read the bible – the whole thing! I have only ever read bits and pieces of the bible. I wasn’t even a Christian until college. So, I have a lot of catching up to do. I’ve always felt overwhelmed by the bible… where do I start? Old testament first and then new testament? Jump around? But, I recently downloaded the YouVersion bible app on my iphone and it is amazing! They provide tons of reading plans, including several “Read the Bible in One Year” plans with daily assignments. So, this gives me hope to get through it this time around. And, I think the hubby and I are gonna try to do it together this time which will make it easier. 🙂
One of my faves (again, via Pinterest)…
Okay, well those are the three main things I’m choosing to focus the majority of my energy on. But, here are some others that WILL also get done in 2012… complete potty training with Leila (seriously, what a nightmare!!), start making jewelry (and maybe even selling it!), and eat less processed foods (oh boy, this one is tough). 

Are you a believer in New Year’s resolutions? Got any good ones? 

Wise Words Wednesday: A New Year

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey


With 3.5 days left until the start of the new year I find myself thinking about potential new year’s resolutions a lot today. Sure, maybe new year’s resolutions hardly ever last past January, but there is just something about the beginning of a new year and the potential for a fresh start to “get it right” that just excites me. Eat healthy. Get in shape. Get rid of junk. Nothing like the clean slate of a brand new year to finally make the life changes you’ve been wishing for actually happen.

Today I’m not ready to commit to any resolutions just yet. But hey, I still have a few days to figure it out!

We had a holly, jolly Christmas…

The post present opening disaster…

Oh wait, let me start at the beginning. First off, I just downloaded the few pics I ended up taking yesterday and I must say that I am very disappointed. I was so caught up in the moments of Christmas day that I really didn’t capture any great pics. Oh well. I have great memories in my mind that I will cherish forever.

It was magical. Having a child who understands what is going on and living vicariously through her excitement is the greatest gift of all! Seeing Leila’s face as we came downstairs first thing in the morning and checked out all of the loot that Santa brought was priceless. She loved every second of Christmas day.

Christmas morning – before the destruction began…

My little family…

Soooooooooo happy!

This Christmas was extra special (and a tiny bit bittersweet) because it was my very first Christmas morning EVER away from my parents’ house. Every previous year I have awoken early in my hometown and opened presents with my parents, Andy’s parents, etc. But this year we chose to do our own Christmas morning at home and then make the drive out to the country for the rest of Christmas day. Words can’t explain… it was very special.

The drive to our hometown…

Merry Christmas little dear!

The one and only pic taken of me yesterday (blah!)…

I am a little bit sad today because we didn’t take one family photo together. And the above pic is the only one that I’m even in! Oh well. Life goes on. And I wouldn’t change a thing about my first special Christmas with my family of four.

How was your day? Did ya get any good gifts? 😉

Merry Christmas!

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” ~ Luke 2:10-12


Wishing you and your loved ones a most fantabulous day! God bless!

2 Months

I can’t believe that it’s already been 2 months since I pushed this chunker out of me…

I seriously want to eat him up, like all the time!

So, what’s up with my little Lando-pie now that he’s 2 months old?

  • Went to the doc yesterday and he weighed in at a whopping 14 lbs 6 oz (like 98th percentile) – seriously, how many babies practically double their weight in 2 months? Doc says I’m producing “whole” milk, that’s for sure!
  • He is obviously smiling consistently now. But, he’s still a very calm, serious little man.
  • He has slept through the night a couple of times now, but it isn’t consistent. His most consistent schedule right now is a 8p feeding, 2a feeding, & 6a feeding with solid sleep in between. Pretty dang good to me!
  • Landon is such a good, “go with the flow” kinda baby. He seriously hardly ever cries. Such a lover, too.
  • He’s wearing 3-6 or 6 month clothes now. BIG boy.
  • He has the most beautiful blue eyes right now. I hope they don’t change! Andy & I both have brown eyes & so does big sis, so it would be really cool if he ended up with blue. 
  • Had his first set of shots today and took it like a “man!”
  • Landon makes the cutest cooing sounds. We call him The Crow because they are these high pitched little squeals.
I just love my little chunky monkey so much! My heart aches thinking about leaving him in the care of others in less than 4 weeks. I have thoroughly enjoyed spending every second of the day with him thus far. We are so blessed!



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