February was an off month for us with the blog.
But it was totally an on month with so many other things. We were constantly on, constantly going, constantly running from one activity to the next. Just to give you an idea of our month, here is a series of shots (some double-featured from instagram):
^^^ lunch at Damask, a new Mediterranean restaurant find
^^^ [another] huge snow that coincided with our furnace going out- thanks Murphy parents for sending us to Jack!
^^^ sneak peek at the start one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done
^^^ can’t forget relaxing with Hobbesy
^^^ celebrated World Nutella
Day Month (one day just doesn’t suffice.. am I right, or am I right?) with a few treats.. thanks to the Guzman parents for instilling this love early on
^^^ hosted an all-day indoor yard sale with stuff for sale in every room
^^^ said goodbye to my faithful car– and Tyler’s too
^^^ celebrated a stellar Valentine’s Day from start– breakfast in bed– to finish– breakfast the next day at Cafe Patachou– with exciting surprises in between… good on ya T-Murph!
^^^ met with a friend and life coach who offered to help us identify our life values
^^^ visited many a dealership and scoured many a website to find this beaut
^^^ glimpses of spring with fresh fruit in my bowl, but the snow keeps falling outside
^^^ took a trip with friends to a 1/2 mile toboggan run in northern Indiana
^^^ finished the month with a trip to see Katrine… everywhere I go, there are people cooking good food for me!
Some of the bigger tasks of February were our all-day indoor yard sale, the sale of both our cars, and the purchase of a new shared vehicle. These are symptoms of a larger movement in our life– the move to simplicity, and the move to Anchorage, Alaska!
Lest the physical move overshadow the ideological, I would like to insert here the fact that an abstract movement in thought and priorities is difficult and time consuming. I’ve read several books lately that center around the pursuit of simplicity, and I’d like to process through some of those thought-provoking challenges… in a later post.
And back to the “exciting” part… Alaska! Most of you know that Tyler and I have both visited the northern-most state before, and that we both had experiences that left us saying “we’ll be back for more.” We have decided we want to spend the next few years traveling and our first stop is Anchorage. We’ve been in the planning stage for awhile, but February was the first month of action as we begin counting down to our mid-summer move date. Stay tuned for more move-related news… I’ve tried to find “Help– I’m moving to Alaska!” advice online, but it seems to be a rare crisis, so I think we’ll be breaking ground with our own cross-country relocation advice. :)