We Remember

On this day as I cuddle with a new life, we pause to remember those who have fallen to give us peace and freedom.

In flanders fields the poppies blow,
between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place and in the sky,
The larks still bravely singing, fly
scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago,
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunsets glow,
Loved and were loved. And now we lie,
In flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe,
to you from failing hands we throw,
the torch, be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,
In flanders fields.

Thank you to all our soldiers past and present.

Surviving The first Month

Its been one month, 4 weeks, 28 days. Where did that time go. I must really be behind on sleep because it feels like a blur. How could it go by that fast already. And yes there is not a lot of sleep going on these days. I keep getting asked if Sawyer has his nights and days mixed up. I fear he has no concept of either. Because on the days he’s up all day I think, good he’ll sleep tonight, but nope! And then even odder on the days he sleeps all day, he sleeps the best through the night! So needless to say I have finally learned to have naps in the middle of the day. And I have also learned my husband can sleep through ear piercing screaming. It really is a talent.

But its not all bad. There is the snuggles, smiles and lots of picture opportunities! I find myself attached to my camera (who didnt see that coming!) hoping not to miss a moment. Im sure my facebook friends are tired of seeing my Sawyer album constantly on top and being updated daily. But this girl doesnt care. He’s too cute in my eyes not to share!

So as Im sure I’ll say about the next month, the next year, the next life time, this has gone way too fast. And yes its been a change, but a change for the better. Im looking forward to all that the coming weeks of milestones and changes. Especially the sleeping through the night stage! But the giggle stage just as much! And Im sure to have my camera through it all.

Happy Halloween!

Last year my first real post ever was about halloween. Can you believe its already been a year! So much has changed since then. Namely the new addition. But Im very happy about continuing my blog for one full year. And Im excited for the coming year too! Here are some highlights from Halloween this year.

It was Sawyers first Halloween. So not to be outdone he had 3 costumes! Some skeleton Pj’s with matching ones for his teddy, a Mike Wazoski onesie and a homemade Mummy outfit. He was just too cute to only wear one so we made sure he got a chance to wear all of them!

Brandon and I made costumes about 1 hour prior to leaving the house. Both involved printing paper accessories. And like every year Brandon tells me how much he hates dressing up and every year he does it just for me. Im a lucky girl. So this year we were Hello Kitty and Clark Kent. I would say for no time and just paper we did pretty good!

Even the dogs dressed up! Walle was a puffer fish for the second year in a row. And he seemed to like his costume just as much as last year. Karma was a shark, and just loved being in her costume. The best part was when kids came to the door and they would go running and barking towards it, we could grab the shark and puffer tails and hold them back! Genius!

And of course it couldnt be a holiday without special cupcakes! I was absolutely in love with this years halloween cakes. There was Furry monster cakes and mummy cakes. And all the left overs went with my nephew to preschool the next morning for all the kids. Just too cute. And they taste good too!

And of course we did some trick or treating too. We went to my sister in laws house for the night and went with my oldest nephew around the block. Sawyer hit up 2 houses but somehow after leaving my sister in laws house managed to have an entire bag of candy! Which basically was gone before morning. Gotta love the first halloweens!

And that was our awesome night. Hope you had a wonder filled night too! Happy Halloween!

Next up: Christmas decorating!