Our February 2016

February brought us more cold weather but lots of love this Valentines month! Both kids enjoyed Valentines Day parties at school. And they both worked extra hard on their gifts for mommy and daddy. We enjoy our little routine. Mondays and Wednesdays are school days. Tuesdays we go to Bible Class and Thursdays are days spent with their babysitter/best friends. We've had a few sneaks of warm(ish) weather, so on those days we definitely take advantage. 

My sweet engineer. He's always building forts, zoos, buildings, organizing his vehicles or mastering a new puzzle. (He does not get any of these skills from me.)

Ryan and I enjoying a rare night out to support dear friends and a great cause. 

So after a month of Valentines, dancing, singing, building, exploring, snuggling and more...here are a few highlights in this month's video:

Let's hope March brings just as much fun!

Valentines 2016

Happy Valentine's! We were able to celebrate a lot of love despite Briggs testing positive for strep on Friday (boo) and keeping him separated from his sister until his antibiotics kicked in.

We kicked off Valentine's at school for their class parties.  These two already showing the love.

Briggs has been working so hard on writing his name. He did it all by himself on 20 valentines :)

He made extra valentines for family and friends. And again, insisted on writing his own name.

Saturday night, the kids had a sleepover with Yaya and Papa, so Ryan and I enjoyed a night out with our sweet friends.

Sunday morning, I had my valentines waiting for my three loves.

The kids enjoying opening their treats after church!

Kerigan was not at all phased by daddy's nap. 

Getting excited once the snow started falling! We have about 3 inches today. Briggs keeps requesting to build a snow mouse :)

Working on some Valentines crafting.

Finished product <3

Then Kerigan and I decided to send some selfie valentines to unsuspecting family.

That wraps up our Valentines weekend! Today the kids are off school, thank goodness. They are still recovering from the sickies. So we are going to have some extra snuggles today. 

Have a great week! 

Hello February!

Happy February! My goal posts have been MIA lately. You know, Christmas, then birthdays then...life. But its my goal to start them back up again this month :) I'm so happy February is here. It's the last cold month and a time where we can do all the heart crafts we want without judgment. 

So let's start fresh on the goal list:

1. Make Valentines with the kids: And when I say, kids I mean more Briggs. Kerigan doesn't have a lot of patience with me+crafts yet. She usually ends up painting her arms and face with anything we try. But Briggs loves crafts! So we will come up with something fun and easy he can do.

2. Get back to a morning routine: I've had a serious case of the winter blues. I can't seem to get out of bed in the morning. I hate cold. I have a serious aversion to it. Even inside my house- I can't stand it. But its effecting my life. I haven't been getting up early enough to do my Bible study...which leaves me grumpy and spiritually hungry all day. So I end up rushing on it which is not the purpose. Get over my fear of cold. Get up early. Drink my coffee. Do my Bible study. Get to work. Morning routines=the best version of me.

3. Finish coffee bar: Speaking of coffee, we have a desk in our kitchen that we've used as a coffee bar for over a year. It's my little space of happy. I have some pinteresty plans for it. Stay tuned.

4. Give another couple a date night: I'm the guiltiest of the guilties<--not a real word?  But we don't date our spouses enough. So I want to help another couple by watching their little(s) so they can have a date night. I'm thinking...slumber party. Briggs will provide the popcorn. 

5. Family service project: Our church showed a promo video about mission trips. One of the women interviewed in the video had two little girls. She mentioned that she went to Jamaica despite having two small toddlers at home because she wants her girls to witness her serving others besides just them. That struck me, y'all. I do serve a lot. I give all my sweat and tears. But 99.999999% of my service is for my kids. I never realized it. We should serve our families but I'm realizing how much more important it is for our kids to witness us serving others too. So this month, we plan on doing a family service project together.

Yay for February! Happy Love Month!