February Heart to Heart

Here we are, another February come and gone! I know its the shortest month, but EVERY YEAR I am all “what the heck it’s March already?”

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Care to join me for a coffee?

With all this warm weather we have been having I have been guzzling iced coffee like its my job, as soon as its warm out I remember how much more I like the icy than the hot. Alas today it is raining, and though my heart says “go for the cold” my mind and body say “get those hands around a nice warm mug.”

 

February kicked off with a bang. For Christmas Hubby and I decided to make a tradition of investing in experiences rather than gifts, so this year we grabbed tickets to see the Lumineers at Madison Square Garden.

It. Was. Incredible.

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We were a bit nervous about what it would be like to see them at a venue as massive as MSG, but they played a good half of their set from this perfect little set up smack in the middle, which seemed to really shrink the place. They shared stories between songs, which made it feel so intimate. I love feeling like I know a band more personally after seeing them play. If you ever get a chance to see The Lumineers, go, its worth every penny.

Then, just two days later, we were fortunate enough to see Joe Purdy in our own town! When I saw that he was playing a mere ten minute WALK from our house, I could barely believe it. I have wanted to see him for years. While Joe was incredible, the absolute best part was that a whole bunch of friends came with us. My best friend from Pennsylvania, my brother and sister in law from Michigan, and two of Hubby’s sisters. It was a dream come true in so many ways. Wish you could have been there too.

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His more recent music is much more politically charged and challenging in the best way. This song and “Cairo Walls” have been on repeat this month.

Over Presidents Day weekend we celebrated my sister and little baby Kinsley! I was able to play co-conspirator on a plan to surprise my mom and older sister (Marissa) with my younger sister Amanda. Amanda was the other conspirator, AND the surprise. She is in grad school in Nashville, so it looked like she wouldn’t be able to get to Buffalo for the big celebration. But, God is so good and she was able to catch a flight to New Jersey and then ride with us to Buffalo! She came on Thursday, so we even had Friday to go around Montclair. There is just something really special and good for the soul when the people you love who are far away get to see the place you call home, you know?

The shower was a blast! It was truly heartwarming to see so many people shower Marissa and my future niece with so much love and support. I had so much fun decorating and planning with my mom and Amanda. I am hoping to do a whole post about the party decorations, so more to come on that. (How amazing is this diaper cake my cousin made?)

In January I had told you I was diving into the blog as a dream to pursue for February. I have to say, so far so good. I have found it really good for my mind and my heart to be going after something, and all the feedback has been so encouraging (thank you!). I will also say, it has been vulnerable and scary at times. But at this moment, I am okay with that. I know that overcoming fears is important, and that being vulnerable brings freedom to others. So my goal for March is to keep going, with the hopes of incorporating some more fitness posts next month. Is there anything you want to see more of?

My birthday is the first week of March! So Bobby has a trip to Lancaster, PA planned and I can’t WAIT! Otherwise, as of right now, March will be pretty mellow (though the calendar never seems to stay as empty as it is now). I have all my fingers and toes crossed that the weather will stay on the warmer side. I just love being out of the house.

How was your February?

What are you looking forward to in March?

One thought on “February Heart to Heart

  1. Absolutely love being able to relive our past month through this! It is easy to forget what you did this morning, let alone last month, so I found this to be really helpful in remembering what our last month looked like. As a personal aside, it would probably be a good idea for me to journal through my week and month, just so that I could intentionally think back to and reflect on what I did. I hate how good memories can just become a blur or forgotten altogether. Thanks for this!

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