About two months ago I was talking with Stephanie about her blog when she said we should work together on it. At the time I laughed it off. I was comfortable doing things behind the scenes for her, but I wasn’t sure how I felt about actually writing and being photographed for the blog. The more we talked however, the more I started to come around to a website that would focus on us and the city in which we live….
Easter Sunday was a pretty fantastic day. I have been wanting to get back to church on Sundays so it felt really nice to make it to Easter service. We have been so tired, you know, pretty much since Landon was born. And then Landon got sick and we were told to avoid crowded places during the colder months. BUT. I’m hoping we can get back to church pretty regularly now. Anyway! Yes, it was a great day. Unfortunately, my Mom was not feeling well so we didn’t get to see my parents. We went over to my Mother-in-law’s house and had a delicious lunch and hung out for a while. Landon got to swing for the first time and he thought it was the greatest thing ever! If you follow me on Instagram or SnapChat, you’ve probably seen the video of him laughing in the swing. Oh yes, I am that mom who Instagrams and Snaps their baby constantly. I am not sorry….
Today is your birthday! I am so thankful that I get to celebrate another year of your life with you. It’s hard to believe that we have been celebrating birthdays together for an entire decade! We have spent all of our twenties together, every single step of the way. There have been so many times over the last few years where I have stopped to take a little mental picture and I have thought – THIS, I’m going to want to remember this moment. And I go over those little memories in my mind sometimes. From the littlest things like trips and concerts with friends to the biggest moments like our wedding or the birth of our sweet son.
It’s all a little fuzzy in my mind these days. It’s been 10 months, so I’m not surprised that the memories have started to fade. I think that’s how God intended it, honestly. Because if we could truly remember every detail, I’m not sure anyone would have more than one child. Am I right, Mommas?
I wrote Landon’s birth story right after I had him. Maybe two weeks after I had him. The experience was raw and fresh on my mind. The hormones and emotions were still running pretty high. I remember thinking I captured it exactly as it was. I wasn’t ready to post it though. So I tucked it away on my phone in my notes. Unfortunately, that note got attached to my work account somehow and when my company did an upgrade on their system, I lost all of the notes that I wrote on my phone in April and May. None of the others. I still have notes from 2013 up until now! I was a little devastated about the whole thing. I typed notes one handed while I was still in the hospital, trying to stay awake at 4AM holding my brand new baby, about every little thing I was experiencing. I wanted to remember it all. And then, everything I jotted down was gone….