February Numbers



Welcome to the monthly numbers link up!  February was a busy month and all the going-ons have pushed me into a retreat of sorts as we start off March.  I took a moment today to look back at my Feb 2015 Numbers post...(here) - it's interesting to see how things have changed, but nothing has changed at the same time?

Now February.....

For the kids:


2 days of Basketball with it finishing off for the season.

They also had 3 piano lessons each along with a piano party where they performed a quartet with Kinsey and another friend.  4 hands, 2 pianos...pretty darn cool!  The kids rehearsed at my old school where the other girl's mom is a teacher friend of mine there- we got to play around in the band room with my other band teacher friend and the kids loved trying out various loud instruments.  Bless those band teachers' hearts.
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They also both started 1 new activity, now that basketball is done: Lucia will be doing gymnastics and Willis will keep busy with parkour.  Willis also got to participate in his first school sport- track...he amazed us with his running..check him out in the green shorts and yellow jersey.


We took 2 trips in February, one was planned, one wasn't.   Dan and I took a last minute trip to London.  He had some meetings there, Grandparents were available to watch the kids, so it was perfect.  I bought 1 jacket which exceeded my spending allowance for the month and as penitence, I shan't buy anything in March.  I loved our little trip and did some fun exploring (you can read my London posts here)






We also spent 3 days in Winnipeg during the Feb. break...we loved spending time with family and friends. You can read that post (here)



Other fun things that went down last month was having 24 of the 28 days with company at our place. Okay, that number might have been a stretch but we seriously had company for most of the month. This was also the month that we saw the most of Uncle Josh since he lived with us, doing that little start up thing in our basement.  Our kids loved getting time with their uncle.





I had two "procedures" done in February: I had laser surgery on my eyes and my eyebrows microbladed


Lastly it was a brilliant month with friends: I planned 1 splurge event themed "favourite things" where I made the girls do a workout at OrangeTheory with me and then we went to a resto and exchanged gifts with our favourite things for under 30$!  We also hosted a girls' night at my place and I made them a nice meal and Alynne did a "how to budget" presentation.  I love my friends.



It was a wonderful, busy month and I had so many other things I wanted to report but everything was skewed because of all the travel - so I'll be back to those next month.  For now, check out these great posts of numbers too!

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Comments

  1. What a busy month!! I totally have to check out microblading and that coat was sooo worth the spending freeze now!

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  2. All of that packed into the shortest month of the year, I am seriously impressed.

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  3. Katie Mitchell05 March, 2017 22:29

    Great idea to go look back at last years post!! And I so enjoyed all your pics from the museum...what an experience! Fun busy month for you!!

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  4. Girl you did all the things in February! I want CJ to play an instrument and your post reminded me of that. Do you or your husband have any musical talent? My husband and I have none.

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  5. I was tired just reading it haha. I really want to try Orange Theory but I am finding it impossible to fit it in to my schedule! One day I will!

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  6. Your February sounds like my March. Oy.

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  7. Hi Deena, this is my first time to post my numbers and link here. I enjoyed it, thanks for hosting! Your girls night sounds so fun!

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  8. Holy cow, what a busy month! What a fun last minute trip, that's awesome! I love these monthly numbers you do, such a fun way to reflect as the time flies! Hope you have a wonderful week! XO- Kim

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  9. If we had come to visit it would have been 28/28 days with company :)! Next year!

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  10. Sounds like a good month! I especially like the things you did with friends.

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  11. I find myself studying everyone's eyebrows now trying to find some that might have been bladed? Thank you for explaining that to me. Yours look very natural and well defined. Successful month it looks like for both babies and mom and dad. Yay for babysitting grandparents at the ready!

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  12. I've always wondered about microblading... I need to look into it!

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  13. ps LOVE your brows! you're making me want to get mine done

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  14. so jealous of your surprise trip to London!! I need a trip... preferably somewhere hot... Brent's not convinced, apparently he thinks finishing the basement is a better use of money. HMMmmmmm....

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  15. What an awesome month! I've also wondered about the whole eyebrow thing!

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  16. That piano playing is pretty awesome! So neat that they can play together like that. And wow, your son is FAST, good for him!

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  17. 2 Pianos 4 little hands, just adorable! Band teachers should make more money, all the art and joy they inspire and bring into the world. I still remember my band and choir teachers names, they were the first grownups other than my parents to believe in me. Wow Willis is fast! That was fun to watch.

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  18. Living on Cloud Nine06 March, 2017 10:40

    That Microblading is so cool!! Wow, that's a lot of days with company, good thing you're a Hotesss with the Mostess!! Yes on a favorite things Party, you know I did one of those one time and it was so fun!! Great Month girl!!

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  19. I just love posts like this- reading all about the girl and life behind the blog. My room is directly beside the band room, I can't imagine teaching it! And it looks like you had a jam packed but super fun February! For a short month, you certainly accomplished a ton! I want to try that Favorite Things night, love that idea!

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  20. I've chaperoned a few junior high band concerts, and yes, bless those band teachers! haha. And I'm still not entirely sure what microblading is...but it looks good on you!

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  21. That Microblading is cool! It turned out really well. Looks like a great month for you all!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  22. What a cool way to look back on the previous month- and how cool does microblading seem? I want to try!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  23. Oh I'd never heard of microblading before, but the finished result looks wonderful. Hopefully it wasn't painful!

    Sounds like a busy but fun month. Always good to have friends and family over.

    Hope you are having a great week! Happy International Women's Day! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  24. I'm excited to see the results after the second appt.

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  25. ummmmm...it wasn't pleasant but I didn't cry?

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  26. It was a wonderfully exhausting month.

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  27. It was a huge success...really neat presents too, from cookbooks to fancy water bottles to wine.

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  28. Tiny blades making slits that look like hairs then dying them. Kinda like a tattoo.

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  29. The best part was the fun they had doing it.

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  30. I absolutely agree and can't wait til my kids can make more music.

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  31. somewhere hot like in the stands, under the sunshine at a Jay's game?

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  32. It didn't feel awesome but definitely worth it.

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  33. and you wouldn't have had a typical sask winter. You need to come when it's real cold and snowy!

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  34. bahahah- I do the same thing now too.

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  35. Do it! I'll mail you my free passes

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  36. Thanks for joining in...I loved your post and you have had the most clicks on it of all the posts that are linked up!

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  37. I have my grade 8 Royal Conservatory and my hubby dabbled...I sing as well...but definitely try something, anything! We started Willis with the Music for Young Children classes.

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  38. Fun month and now even less time til I get to see you again!

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