It’s Valentine’s Day, the day of love!
In all honesty we haven’t always done a lot to celebrate Valentines Day in previous years, but we have tried to step up our game recently. Why? Because we have little girls! Just because I’m not a “mushy” romantic doesn’t mean that they won’t be. I want them to know that love is worth celebrating (and not just on Valentines Day). So today we celebrate because those sweet little girls are watching and showing them a good example of marriage is always something we find ourselves working to do.
I feel like y’all know so much about me and not so much about the people who mean the most to me, my family. Today I want to highlight those who are the nearest and dearest to me and share a little more about them. What they like, dislike, and a few reasons that I love them.
Let’s take a look at what I completed…
* Get back to regularly scheduled programming after the holidays.
* Find a few new bloggers to read and engage with in 2017.
* Work on planning out the next couple months and find some new linkups to join.
* Have 2 family game nights.
* Create a winter bucket list to keep us busy until spring.
* Have 1 family movie night.
* Find some new workout routines.
* Get out the door on gym days by 5:00 a.m.
* Open my Bible more.
* Resume classes with a smile on January 3rd… today. (Just think of me, smiling through the pain, right now.)
* Decide if we want to participate in our co-op project fair. Pick projects if we do.
* Celebrate Russ #37!
* Plan ways to log our year better.
* Start planning Valentines festivities.
It’s the month of love!
Not only does today kick off the month of February, it also kicks off my very first Instagram photo challenge!
I am so excited y’all. I have toyed and toyed with the idea of hosting a challenge but have never taken the plunge. My biggest reason to not go for it has been a fear of failure. I mean, I have only completed 2 photo challenges in like 3 years since mom brain generally gets the best of me. It seems pretty obvious that I am totally unqualified to pull this off.
Or am I…
I had so much fun writing up my January in numbers post that I decided to make it a part of the monthly blog rotation. It is such a fun way to recap a month and add up all of the little things that make up our days.
Recipes shared: 2
I feel the need to add that I tried the blueberry muffins with strawberries this week and they were equally amazing.
Trips to the gym: 15
Honestly I am completely shocked and had to double check my check ins. I only thought I had 13 or so.
Cupcakes baked: 36
I did a trial batch and a birthday batch and ate entirely to many.
Episodes of Parks & Rec Watched: 23
I think this show is officially my all time favorite now. It is just the funniest.
Rounds fired: 18
Pew, pew! Working on my skills, watch out.
Hours spent debating 2016/2017 curriculum: 12… at least
So glad for my friend Anna and my SIL who I can bounce ideas off of.
Cell Phone Selfies: 28
NASCAR Races watched:2
Tickets purchased to the May 7th, Kansas Speedway Race: 2!
Boogity, boogity we’re going to a race!
Nights away: 1
And it was glorious.
Paper hearts cut out: 96’ish
Girl night/dates with Anna: 4
I think that might be a record number in one month.
Blog posts wrote: 22
Years Emily turned: 5
Pieces my heart broke into while looking at her 5 year photos: Hundreds
I was am just not ready for my baby to be 5.
And that recaps our February… now that we are a week into March already :/.
Linking up with Deena @ Shoes to Shiraz