10 Firsts With Our Sweet Son

Happy Monday dear friends! What an amazing weekend we had! As you probably know by now by the blowing up of my Instagram stories, our adoption is finally FINAL! Ahhhhh! We are so so happy right now. And we are so thankful a lot of our family was able to come in for our special day.

The moment they introduced us for the first time, officially as the Weaver family. OMG, crying all over again. I kept thinking that after almost 2 years I maybe I wouldn’t cry on the day of the finalization. Boy was I wrong. My sister was like, “you were standing there fine and then the tears starting starting rolling down your cheeks so fast”. I am so thankful Yash was there to capture it all. I cannot wait to watch the video from that point of view and to share it with all of you!

I waited exactly 683 days to share our sweet Landon’s face with you but whose counting LOL . So basically I have a million and one pictures I need to catch up on for those 683 days 🙂 Today I want to share 10 of our “firsts” with you!

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1. Our First Night Together

November 6, 2017

I remember opening the door for the first time when the CPS case worker brought our sweet Landon home. I thought he was the sweetest boy I had ever seen! My second thought was “did they get his age wrong?” LOL! He was a big 7 month old!

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When I put him to bed that night I just stared at him like “we are so meant to be”. It was like he was always there.

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2. Our First Target Trip

November 7, 2017

Naturally we were at Target on our second day together 🙂 Of course to buy us matching outfits and also because we found ourselves at the store every day that week since we literally had NOTHING the day we got our placement phone call. You can read more about that whirlwind of a day in this blog post.

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And then of course I had to bring him home and do his first photoshoot LOL

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3. Our First Family Photo

Omg, this photo makes me so happy! So many of our friends came to see us that weekend and my best friend Rach was like “let me take a family photo of you guys”. I hadn’t even thought about it because I had just been snapping pics of him all week. Thanks Rach!!

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4. Our First Thanksgiving

We actually went to his aunts house that year to celebrate Thanksgiving but we decided to cook a full on Thanksgiving feast at our house as well. Even if it was just the 3 of us, we felt like we had to since it was our first Thanksgiving as a family of 3. 🙂

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5. Our First Family Visit & Our First Time Ringing In The New Year Together

As soon as our baby boy was brought home to us my Mom, Dad and oldest brother and family booked their tickets to come in as soon as they possibly could and we all got to ring in the New Year together!

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6. Our First Airplane Ride

February 2018 – we took our first plane ride together to Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate Brandon and I’s 4 year wedding anniversary. You can see more about that trip here.

7. Our First Professional Family Photos

March 2018

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8. Landon’s 1st Birthday Party

March 2018 – Our party theme was Landon’s Candy Shop! You can see all the details about his party here. I’ll have to update that blog post with non-emoji pictures!

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9. Our First Trip To Disneyworld

March 2018 – This trip was a continuation of Landon’s birthday celebration and also a first time for Brandon and I to Disneyworld! As you can see Landon was thrilled about the teacups LOL

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10. Landon’s First Haircut

April 29, 2018 – his hair is so cute and curly. It was getting so long but we actually had to ask and then wait for approval to get his hair cut.

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11. Landon’s First Rodeo

Okay, okay I know I said I was only sharing 10 first moments but when I was rounding up these photos I ran across his cute photos from his 1st rodeo (also Papa & Lola’s first rodeo) so I couldn’t help but share!

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Oh man, so many special moments with our sweet boy. It was extremely hard to narrow these moments down to ten eleven! We feel so very blessed to have been chosen to be Landon’s mommy and daddy.

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5 Baby Items Under $25 That Make Traveling With a Toddler Easier

Did you September is Walmart’s baby month? It’s 30 days where Walmart offers savings on hundreds of items online at Walmart.com. Shop Best of Baby Month here.

Since The Weaver family has been traveling quite a bit recently I wanted to take this opportunity to share 5 Walmart items that we love traveling with because they just make the traveling life so much easier!

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  1. Traveling Changing Station – Who knows where you have to change your cutie? Whether it’s a public restroom, backseat of a rental car or the airplane restroom, have no fear for all the germs because this traveling changing mat will put your mama mind at ease!
  2. Diaper Sacks– Speaking of airplane bathrooms, don’t be that person that changes their baby’s number 2 diaper and just throws it in the trash for everyone to suffer, lol. These bags are so nice to throw in your purse or diaper bag. Everyone will thank you.
  3. Frida Baby Skin Soother – I used to pack our baby wash cloths and then discovered this! OMG, not only does Landon love it but you don’t have to dirty the hotel wash cloths or pack any! It dries super fast and you can even say goodbye to your wash cloth laundry at home too!
  4. Umbrella Stroller – This under $25 stroller was a life saver on our cruise! We have another stroller but it’s a little bulky and heavier so bringing this super lightweight stroller that is easy to stow away is so nice!
  5. Sound Machine – This one is nice because it’s super small and easy to pack! There are several different sounds but the white noise is Landon’s favorite because it sounds like the desk fan we use at home , lol!
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If you had to pick your top 2 baby must haves when traveling, what would they be?! Drop them in the comments below!

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Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post! As always, thoughts are my own.

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3 Things Under 20 Minutes That Are Good For The Mind, Body & Soul

Between working full time, chasing after a little one, running a business and trying to stay healthy, I am constantly looking for ways to live a  healthier lifestyle with limited free time.

Today I am partnering up with Pronamel to share the 3 things that are good for the mind, body & soul and, most importantly, things that can be done in 20 minutes or less. Mamas you are going to want to read on!

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1- Relaxing at home with a face mask 

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There aren’t many things I love more than applying a face mask with some quiet time at home. It’s an added bonus that they do wonders for your skin too! Very rarely do I have time to enjoy a full spa day so any self-care activities I can do at home is a win in my book. 

2- Working out 

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Even on busy days, I like to take at least 20 minutes to get a workout in. Whether that is at home, at the gym or just a walk outside. Working out makes me feel so much better mentally and physically. 

3- Brushing with Pronamel Intensive Enamel Repair 

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There aren’t many things that you can do in two minutes that help you live a healthier lifestyle, but brushing with Pronamel Intensive Enamel Repair toothpaste is one of them! When brushing my teeth with Pronamel Repair, it is helping to actively repairing my acid-weakened enamel to strengthen and protect from everyday acids. 

I know to some of you that may not know me on a personal level might be thinking this toothpaste blog post is off-brand for me but truthfully it could not be more on brand. Ask my mom, dad or husband who have had to deal with my dentist bills in the past, haha. 

I actually started using Pronamel a few years ago because it was recommended by my dentist, who had explained acid erosion to me. Acids are found in certain foods and drinks such as my juice cleanses and my acai bowls. Let me tell you, I consume juices and acai bowls like they are going out of style because I am just trying to live that healthier lifestyle. While those foods and drinks may be good for my body, they were really doing a number on my teeth! Acid erosion can cause teeth to appear “see-through,” dull, discolored or even yellow. She handed me a tube and insisted I started using this toothpaste because Pronamel is actually the #1 dentist recommended brand for strengthening and protecting enamel. I immediately loved it! I endured years of having braces for a better smile, I couldn’t throw all that away. Pronamel to the rescue!

So, I was thrilled to learn a few months ago that Pronamel has a product that helps with that protection.  Pronamel Repair helps actively repair the effects that acids in certain foods can have on your enamel.

It was comforting to hear that Pronamel Repair was helping to keep my teeth healthy by not only cleaning my teeth, but also helping repair the effects of acid erosion from my diet. All of that without having to do anything extra but brush my teeth with it! I’m not sure gets any easier than that! 

So that’s why I chose to keep using Pronamel Repair. Will you join me?

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Thank you Pronamel for sponsoring this post. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.

Vera Bradley Performance Twill Collection

Hey friends! I am excited to be partnering up with the Vera Bradley team to talk about their new Performance Twill Collection! If you are familiar with Vera Bradley products you already know the quality of her bags are so good!

Vera Bradley’s new Performance Twill Collection boasts a new fabric with special technology that is water repellent and designed to withstand the elements. So, your favorite Vera Bradley quilted silhouettes just got better!

Iconic Small Travel Duffel Bag

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Outfit Details: Dress: Walmart | Shoes: DSW | Quilted Duffel: Vera Bradley | Umbrella: Vera Bradley

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Outfit Details: Tee: Nordstrom (similar here and here) | Leggings: Spanx | Sneakers: P448 | Cardigan: Walmart | Quilted Duffel: Vera Bradley

Iconic Tote Bag

A chic work tote that will keep you stylish and organized! I love this black style. The exterior has multiple pockets and the interior features one zip pocket, four slip pockets, a padded laptop sleeve and three pen slips.

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Outfit Details: Jumpsuit: Walmart | Heels: DSW | Quilted Tote: Vera Bradley | Umbrella: Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley Performance Twill Collection is a polished pick for every day and for travel in addition to being lightweight, durable and water-repellent. Which style is your favorite?

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Wear To Work: Wide Leg Cropped Pants

Another cute work wear outfit comin’ at you today! Some people don’t enjoy dressing up for the office. I absolutely LOVE it! Some days I love getting dressed more than actually going to work LOL!

Today I am sharing some really cute kelly green pants and a cute neck tie top that is under $20!

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Outfit Details: Top: Amazon (also found a similar one from Loft here)| Pants: Loft | Heels: Sam Edelman | Handbag: Aldo

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