Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I Love Him

Look at me two blog posts in two days!!!

You know how they always say the internet is FOR-EH-VER (must be said in Sandlot tone)? Well in my case I truly hope it is! I want my blog to be a type of time capsule for myself, my friends and family, and especially my son.  I can only hope that one day he will look back on this blog and smile and say to himself "I am loved!" That he will look past those embarrassing moments, that I know I will be the cause of, and realize that he had a mother that loved him to no ends. To help boost this embarrassment I want to tell him exactly how much I love him and what I love about him at this age...in list fashion!



  • I love his little personality
  • I love the little pitter patter of his feet when he runs on our wood floors
  • I love sweeping his long hair away from his eyes
  • I love the way he plays with my fingers when he is falling asleep
  • I love the way he wraps his arms around the back of my knees
  • I love his soft touch
  • I love his soft skin
  • I love when he sits in my lap to read a book and put on his shoes
  • I love those gorgeous brown/grey eyes
  • I love the cleft in his chin
  • I love how much he loves to swing
  • I love how much he loves his dogs
  • I love his scream
  • I love his laugh
  • I love that his thighs are his most ticklish spot
  • I love how much he loves to talk
  • I love those blonde locks
  • I love that he loves food
  • I love watching him while he sleeps
  • I love how he falls asleep in his daddy's arms
  • I love his outie bellybutton
  • I love his long little fingers
  • I love his love for the outdoors
  • I love his curious mind
  • I love every milestone he has
  • I love when he falls asleep on my shoulder
  • I love that he prefers to be pantless at all times
  • I love how he sings himself to sleep
  • I love all the little noises he makes
  • I love how he talks to the boy in the mirror
  • I love he has a love for books
  • I love this boy to the moon and back!
I could go on and on about all the things I love about this boy, but I will save the rest for another day and another embarrassing moment!



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Me Time!

I HAVE A BLOG!

This is something I often forget.  I forget that at one point in time I liked to write and that I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Now that my son is 15 months old I feel that I should be taking time for myself and doing things that I love.  I think a lot of new moms forget this.  I definitely did!

I think I was kidding myself all along when I was telling myself that I was taking time for me.  I'm not sure how I fooled myself.  Knowing that I haven't picked up a book in 15 months or that I have only taken time to write three blog posts, which consisted of five words total between the three entires seems crazy!

With that being said, I want to make a resolution! Who says resolutions are only for the new year? So in true Amanda fashion I have made a list!


  • READ - I want to read and finish one book by the end of the year.  It pains me to say only one book, but I am taking baby steps here.  I used to read an average of three books a month!
  • WRITE - I want to post at least one blog post a week.  Now that I am a mother I theoretically should have more topics to write about, right?
  • ARITHMETIC????
  • PAMPER - Whether it be go shopping for myself, go get a massage or pedicure, or even give myself a pedicure I should at least be doing this once a week.  
  • Last but not least...BREATHE!
I don't know what it was but after typing this list I smiled! I smiled because I already feel that I am taking the steps to make me happy, which will in turn make my son and family happy.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

One Fish...Two Fish...

My Baby Boy is ONE!!!!


Graham had a party suited for any Dr. Seuss fan, such as myself and him.  We read his Dr. Seuss collection everyday, he owns them all!

I had fun making all his birthday decorations and treats for his party.





For party favors I had Dr. Seuss pencils, bookmarks, rulers, bubbles, and puppets for all the kids who attended to make their own buckets of goodies to take.  The party favor bar was a hit!



The whole party was a hit and most all of all Graham had fun playing with all his friends. 










Friday, April 22, 2016

Pottery & Willow

Look at me posting twice in one month! I know its shocking! To top off the shock and awe, I am posting my ninth anniversary present only one day after my anniversary. Happy Anniversary to me!

NINTH ANNIVERSARY - POTTERY & WILLOW

Throw and DVD

For the past nine years I have given Trevor only gifts from the "traditional" list of anniversary presents.  There might be a year in upcoming years that I am unable to give him from this list and have to cross over to the modern gifts, but I would love to stick with the traditional list if I can.  On the traditional list some years there are multiple presents  to give.  Most years I have only given one or the other, our fourth anniversary was the only other time in which I gave him both fruit and flowers.


Instead of giving him something made from Willow wood (which by the way, what is made of Willow wood?) and a potted plant, he got the DVD Willow and the manliest throw one could find from PotteryBarn.  There was a slight problem with wrapping up Willow and giving it to him though, this being the fact that we already owned the movie.  Tell me how crappy of a wife would I be if I wrapped up something we already owned and tried to pass it off as a new gift???  So I didn't wrap up the movie and we turned the night into a stay at home date.


In true coordinating fashion I made a themed dinner for our movie watching pleasure.  In this house we watch Willow while eating miniature burgers and miniature pizza, with a side of littl' smokies and a dessert with miniature cheesecakes.  I know, I know, I should have made miniature Brownies instead. 


It was a perfect night with my man cuddled up on the couch in his new throw watching a movie.  Until next year...

Hopefully that won't be my next post!





Friday, April 15, 2016

Bronze

I thought I was bad when I was pregnant about updating this little blog of mine...little did I know!!!  Here we go again with another update on updates, I still haven't post my Eighth Anniversary present.  After looking at the most traffic I get from Pinterest my anniversary present ideas get the most hits. So with my ninth anniversary only six days away...

EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY - BRONZE

Bronzer, with a trip to the Beach

I have decided that there is no better feeling than being pregnant in a bikini, no need to suck in! I was seven months pregnant with Graham when I decided this was the best time to take a six hour road trip to the beach (not the best idea I've ever had).  


A few days before our anniversary I wrapped up this bottle of bronzing tanning oil and gave it to Trevor and told him not to make any plans for the upcoming weekend because we were off to the beach! So, did he use the oil? As a matter of fact...it's still sealed and in our bathroom closet, apparently he doesn't like the George Hamilton look!


Texas beaches aren't the best, but they do for a little weekend get away with the hounds and our first "vacation" as a family of three.


Even though it was an overcast weekend these two didn't care, as always water is there favorite place to be.  


All and all looking back on this trip a year later it was a prefect anniversary get away equipped with dogs running into crashing waves, sand everywhere, and sunburns with tan lines I still have!





Friday, October 30, 2015

Graham's Nursery

Well that took longer than anticipated!  Graham just turned four months old a few days ago and I just completed decorating his nursery.  I had fully planned to bring Graham home to a beautiful completed nursery, but little did I know he was going to come early.  At least that's the excuse I'm going to use; little is it known that I am the most indesisive person when it comes to decorating a room.  It takes me FOR-EH-VER (said in Sandlot tone) to decorate a room.  I have this problem known as "perfection," it's a good and bad problem to have.  I'm just happy that after twelve months of decorating his nursery I can finally call it PERFECT!


When I found out I was pregnant I knew I didn't want to have a theme to my babies nursery.  I wanted everything about his nursery to be a piece of both me and Trevor.


Graham's nursery is now Remington's new favorite place to be.  He loves that little boy more than anything in the world.



I love that this picture has elements of both Trevor and I.  The sporting equipment is an element that Trevor wanted in his nursery, they are all sports that Trevor has played and loved.  Then hanging on the wall above his crib is the lyrics to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song Simple Man which is one of my favorite songs and only appropriate for my son. 






I love the shelves that we created to house all his knick-knacks and all of my (or should I now say his) Dr. Suess books. I found the idea here


I love how Graham's nursery turned out, the final piece to complete his nursery was the framed picture of one of our maternity pictures. 









Thursday, August 20, 2015

Family of Three

How has it been two months?!?!?!?!  On a rainy day in June he was born.  After a long night of labor my little man was born on June 20th at 2:02pm.  Graham Joseph came into our lives three and a half weeks early weighing 6lbs. 15oz. and measuring 19in. long.

These past two months have been the best time of my life.  This little man has shown me what life is all about and all the things to look forward to in life.  I cannot describe or put into words the amount of love I have for him; for he is my world and my everything.










Trevor gave me this Black Tahitian Pearl necklace and a "Push Present" which is Graham's birthstone.  I am going to love sharing my birth month with him!
Photography by: Amy Dang Photography




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