Is it just me or is January taking its time to end? Not that January has been a bad month, it just feels as though it has been January for a very long time. Much more compared to months lately! We have already accomplished so much in this first month of 2013.
We have made it our goal to spend more time together as a family and take advantage of the opportunities we have here locally. We took the first Saturday and went to the museum because it was free family day.
I tried a new tea room here in town with my best friend the next weekend. They had a delicious chocolate mint tea, chicken salad, and deviled eggs. It was so nice to get a girls day out after not having one in so long!
This month I have been organizing and cleaning things up. I am hoping to make our life more simple this year by getting rid of a lot of things that we do not use or really need. While trying to make things more simple and cut back, I go and spend a few dollars on a couple of valentine's day toddler accessories from target. I could not pass up this adorable sippy cup and snack container!
I finally got all of my birthday and Christmas gifts unwrapped and out of their boxes. Now they are looking so lovely on my kitchen counter. My dad got me a target gift card so I went and got the chalkboard containers I had been eyeing for a while. Our youth group is making and selling treats for valentine's day so I spent one evening trying cake pops for the first time. They turned out pretty good I must say!
The weather here has been cold one day and then warm and windy the next. Early this week little n and I spent some time outside.
Our student ministry has started 2013 with a bang. Game night here, rally there...
Monday was happy mail day for me. I got the afghan I ordered from @hack_n_tweets instasale. This was my second instasale and I must say it is so addicting and fun! Everyone was going crazy over her afghans. I was a little upset at myself for not paying attention and refreshing the feed when she posted this gorgeous white knitted afghan, but then THE ONE showed up and boom my email was there in the comments! I did not waste a second on this gorgeous afghan in yellow with scalloped edges. I was so excited to see that I had gotten it. When it arrived in this adorable packaging, I fell in love even more.
Because we have been blessed with wonderful weather this week, we have played outside and taken family walks. I can't wait until spring gets here!
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