Land in Hand

Making Music Out of Life's Simple Joys


The Lands

Thinkin ‘Bout Nothin (Track 6)

I was thinkin’ ’bout somethin’
You were thinkin’ ’bout nothin’
And I was try’na read in between the lines
On your face and in your mind
Like staring at an oven
Won’t get it done, an’
And isn’t somethin’? Continue reading “Thinkin ‘Bout Nothin (Track 6)”

Friend Like You (Track 4)

When I was a young boy
I set out to the outdoors
Looked for things to catch my hazel eye
I could have done it all alone
And that at first was all I’d known
But it’s nice to have a friend like you Continue reading “Friend Like You (Track 4)”

Emergency (Track 3)

Whoa whoa, wakin’ up late again the alarm never ends
Anxiety has got a grip on me and what am I gonna wear?
I’m panicking, is anything clean?
Didn’t sleep, not a wink, now I’m strugglin’
She’ll want me to be home early to eat her chili… and take the baby! Continue reading “Emergency (Track 3)”

I’ve Learned Love (Track 2)

I’ve learned love is not what they say
If you wait for it to appear it will go away
Love is a work that’s toiled in truth
Like a tree that won’t grow without roots

Continue reading “I’ve Learned Love (Track 2)”

Unexpected Wonderful (Track 1)

Land Fam!Land Fam!

I love you, from before the moment that we met Continue reading “Unexpected Wonderful (Track 1)”

Josie’s Birth Story & 10 Things

IMG_4971We have two kids now. There are two car seats in the back of my car.

There are two sets of mouths to feed, although one can technically feed himself. Two little bodies to hug and hold and cherish and we feel like our cup is running over. Why did we only get a cup to contain all this goodness? Someone bring us a wheel barrel please.

Continue reading “Josie’s Birth Story & 10 Things”

Honestly: Parenting at 2am

Arguably, this isn’t the ideal time to write a blog post.

But, parenting is much like being a volunteer firefighter. You often don’t get the call, but when you do… you gotta put out the fire. Continue reading “Honestly: Parenting at 2am”

Our New Life in the North

We are super open people. I can’t deny that we would confess to you pretty much any old thing you wanted to know about us. I believe it’s a combination of our desire to connect with people and the lack of skeletons in our closets. We are about as transparent as they come. Continue reading “Our New Life in the North”

What 9/11 Means to Me | by Joel

September 11th is a day that will live in infamy forever.

  • For the U.S.A, it is one thing (9/11/2001)
  • For me, it has become two different things.
    • 9/11/2014 – Alyssa and I took the first unexpected turn in either of our lives
    • 9/11/2018 – Alyssa and I chose an unexpected turn for our lives

Continue reading “What 9/11 Means to Me | by Joel”

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