Oops….I didn’t blog this month. Honestly, though…you didn’t miss much. It has been a pretty normal, standard January around here. Work, school, church….nothing too out of the ordinary or exciting. And I did NOT do a stellar job at taking pictures.

Here’s a quick recap:

-One weekend Jack and Josie ended up spending the night with the Roses…just because. Then they hung out all day there, until the Roses came to our house for dinner that night. Then, Hannah ended up staying the night with Josie, and Jack went back home with the Roses. So then the next day, we just kept Hannah all day until after I took the girls to youth group, and then I picked Jack up. So we swapped kids for a Sunday. 😉 The kids were THRILLED at all the hang out time! And I only got these two ridiculous pictures:


-We had a board game night to play Jack’s new Christmas board game, Forbidden Island. It’s a lot of fun!


-We have had a LOT of rain this month. But at least one weekend was pretty enough to hang out at the farm, and do some burning.


-I got a try on box of glasses, and the kids had a BLAST trying them on and wearing them around the house:


-It was a very sad month for cats in our family. First, Candy and Poppy went missing for a whole week. Candy never showed back up. Poppy, though, got found by a neighbor that called us. Midnight was happy to have her back…..and then just a few days later, Midnight was hit by a car and killed. 🙁 Josie was heartbroken. We have had such bad luck with cats! Pets are hard. Such important lessons for kids to learn, but still so hard.


-At some point this month I did a MAJOR clean out of my closet, and created a “capsule” wardrobe, something I have been wanting to try for a long time. Here’s a list of my wardrobe now:

Work – 45

  • Dresses – 8
  • Skirts – 5
  • Pants – 5
  • Blazers – 6
  • Sweaters – 5
  • Shirts – 15
  • Cardigan – 1

Personal wardrobe – 45

  • Short sleeve shirts – 12
  • Long sleeve shirts – 11
  • Tank tops – 4
  • Sweaters – 2
  • Dresses – 5
  • Fancy dress – 1
  • Skirts – 1
  • Shorts – 5
  • Pants – 4

Does not count:

  • workout
  • outside/farm/garden/hiking
  • coaching
  • swimsuits
  • outerwear

(but all of those things are limited to my dresser…if it doesn’t fit, it goes)

-Last weekend we kept the Rose girls overnight, and they went to Sadie’s birthday party with us. Sadie turned three!


-I love how much these two love each other.



-Jake and I hosted an adult indoor soccer night, and it was a BLAST. We had a great turn out, and plan to do it again soon.

-I did a lot of “adulting” this month…dentist appointment, eye appointment, OBGYN appointment….plus taking the kiddos the dentist.

-Last night we went out with some friends, and the kiddos spent the night with Grammy and Pappy. We are so blessed to have family that loves our kiddos as much as we do, and are so happy to watch them so we can have some “adult” time.



Here’s to a happy February!



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