Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Sometimes Heavenly Father makes us look really hard for our blessings. Today is one of those days. Landon woke up crying at 4:45 am. Sometimes he will cry in the night but goes right back to sleep, this morning wasn't one of those times. I rocked him for a bit and put him back in bed once he fell asleep but he woke as soon as his head touched the pillow. Since it was far to early to be up and moving he came to bed with me. We snuggled real close for about an 1 hour before he decided enough was enough and it was time to get the day going. I felt like I had been hit by a bus. Sleep is something I NEED...especially when pregnant. I was not looking forward to the long day ahead.

Since my lesson on Sunday I have really been contemplating my blessings...blogging about them has also helped me to be more aware of them. Even with the dread of the super long day hanging over my head I couldn't help but be grateful for the opportunity to snuggle my little boy so close. I enjoyed listening to the rhythm of his stuffy nose breathing while he sucked his thumb. I loved his soft little hands stroking my arm and my face even though he occasionally got rough jamming a finger up my nose or pulling on my lips and hair. I love my little boy so much! I cherish the opportunities he gives me to snuggle even if it is at 5 am!!

{Thought a sleeping pic would appropriate for this post...and yes he is sleeping with the Grinch in October}

I am also very grateful for my Mom who lives so close and offered to watch Landon this morning so I could get some much needed rest. And a sweet hubby who got ready for work very quietly while I slept. I am also grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who sometimes makes us work a little harder to recognize blessings that might not seem so obvious at times.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


That was a lot of blog postings!! Be sure to scroll down to see all of the Happenings of October!! I still have a lot things to post about like....what Landon has been up to at 14+ months, super funny videos, the pregnancy, and I even have some buried treasure share. Stay tuned!!


The week before Halloween we carved pumpkins with Grandma and Grandpa Hoefferle. We enjoyed a listening to spooky music, including Michael Jackson's Thriller, and sippin on some spiced apple cider. It was TONS of fun!!

Landon wasn't too sure about putting his hands in the slimy pumpkin guts. His favorite thing was to put the top on and off. He even attempted to put the seeds back into the pumpkin. :)

Lando and I carved our perfect little pumpkin from our trip to Apple Annies.

More interested in taking the pumpkin top of than taking a picture. :)

The pumpkins in all their candle lit glory.

From left to right: Daddy pumpkin, Mommy/Landon pumpkin, Grandma pumpkin and Grandpa pumpkin!

Happy Halloween!

From the CUTEST Puppy there ever was!!!

Apple Annie's Pumpkin Patch

We had a blast a few weekends ago at the pumpkin patch. It was well worth the drive to Willcox to roam the great outdoors with Landon. And the weather was beautiful for once. :) Next time we might try early October to beat the crowds.
Landon can be quite the HAM!!
Landon thinks anything round is a ball and is meant to be thrown. You can tell from this video that he is the first and only son, grandson, and nephew in this family. Lol.

Our Month In Pictures

We have fallen off the blogging planet since Landon's birthday. Thought I would give a quick update with the few pictures that we have taken in the past month.
Landon has figured out how to climb.
We often find him sleeping in funny positions with his little bum in the air or his leg hanging out of the crib.
He loves to eat and we think he is too cute in nothing but his diaper and mix matched socks.
Landon enjoys making a mess whenever he can.
He is growing so big. Looking more and more like a toddler every day.
We took a trip to he zoo with some friends. He had a great time playing. His favorites were the tiger and the BIG fishes.
He loved to point out the animals and would usually say "daisy" which is the name of my parents dog. I guess he associates "daisy" as all animals.
We also enjoyed a day trip to Mt. Lemon with Aunt Cindy and Josh.

Stay tuned for many more posts as I try to get caught up in this blogging world.

Today I am Grateful for...

Bulk trash pick up! Thanks for saving us a few trips to the stinky dump! :)

The right to VOTE!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Count Your Many Blessings...

Name Them One by One!

In the spirit Thanksgiving (November already...Yikes!) and after teaching a lesson yesterday on gratitude, I decided I would post one of my many blessings daily until Thanksgiving.

Today I am thankful for:

The new baby who has been twisting and turning all day long. I feel like I have had nervous butterflies all day. :)

{16+ weeks prego...I think my belly has doubled in the 2 short weeks since this picture was taken.}

Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.