Well, mother nature has done it again this year and brought us some warm and sunny February days. A couple of days last week, and then a few this week have been in the mid to upper 70’s–sunny and just perfect. I remember the weather being the same last year when I was on maternity leave with Isla. We went for walks every chance we could to soak up that sunshine and fresh air!
Virginia weather is so unpredictable sometimes, but I do love the mix of cold and warmth throughout the year. Though, I would totally be okay with more Spring, Summer, and Fall than Winter. Just need one good snow and I’m all set!
The last thing I want to do when it’s nice is stay cooped up inside, so we’ve been taking advantage of these days while we can! Winter is definitely not over yet, and we are already back to temps in the 40’s today with a forecast of straight rain for the weekend. Our countdown to Spring has already begun and luckily we are less than a month out. 🙂
Last year I got this cute wicker conversation set for our front porch and I absolutely LOVE it! Our porch is covered so it’s nice and cozy and my favorite place to drink coffee on nice mornings. We have already spent so much time here and I look forward to many more days this year.
Oh my heart….how I love these two!
That day 5 unwashed, post run, next morning after an oil treatment, hair. Yeah, I showered and finally washed that mess after this photo!
Staying active has been a bigger focus for me this year for many reasons. Mainly because I need to stay healthy to keep up with these girls, but since I’ve made it more of a priority, I notice my body has started to crave the stress relief it gives. Running outside especially. Hitting the pavement in this warm air feels amazing to my body and soul! The treadmill just doesn’t compete. My Apple Watch helps keep me on track and you can get fun band replacements through Amazon for much cheaper than through Apple. I have gray, white, and light pink. I also love these Airpods! They are the only earbuds that do not constantly pop out of my ears! Not to say I don’t ever need to adjust while working out, but not nearly as much as others. Definitely worth the investment in my opinion!
Oh hey, wintery dry hands…I sure didn’t miss you! I’d also like to add that since this run, my airpods have been missing in action! 🙁 I know they’ll turn up (this isn’t the first time I’ve misplaced them!), but I’ve searched my house high and low and cannot find them!!! UGH!
We also took a trip to the park by our house that has a small lake with a surrounding walking trail. Then we hit up the big playground to let Josie burn some energy! Isla’s not too impressed with the playground yet. Or maybe she just prefers the people watching like her mama!
Little monkey who likes to dress herself!
Are we done yet? I know as this girl is more mobile she’ll be running circles around the playground with her big sis!
My happy girl!
The sun was bright, but I needed to snap at least one picture with my girl with that sweet blue sky. I also think its time to ramp up my anti-aging routine…holy under eye wrinkles!
I treated myself to these birkenstock-ish rose gold sandals because they were too cute to pass up. I’ll be wearing these on the daily this summer!
There’s just something about the warm weather that puts me in the best mood. I’m also feeling so grateful lately that I can now enjoy days like this with my girls instead of being stuck in an office. I love creating new memories, and spending this time with my family is exactly where I’m meant to be right now. Aaron, if you are reading this, thank you for being the best husband and making this dream come true for me. I don’t think its one we’ll ever regret. XO