Month in Review: January 2019

Month in Review: January 2019

January was a month of extremes. We rang in the new year in 80˙ heat before returning home to endure -50˙ wind chills during the polar vortex. Despite these changes in weather, Ian and I filled the month with a balance of fun-filled family outings and cozy days at home.

Month in Review: January 2019

The month began listening to the waves crash upon the Vero Beach shoreline. Ian’s family planed this staycation while we were visiting Florida over the holidays and we couldn’t have been more grateful. We enjoyed watching the sunrise on the beach, splashing in the waves, and playing board games with the family at night.

Month in Review: January 2019

While we were in Florida, Ian and I managed to sneak in a day trip to Miami. We wandered around the Wynwood neighborhood to take in all of the murals, eat Taiyaki ice cream, and meet up with one of my good friends for dinner. Sadly, this was our last day in Florida. I couldn’t believe our trip flew by so fast! 

Month in Review: January 2019

Luckily, when we returned home, we had a few weeks before we were greeted with the polar vortex. The -50˙ wind chill closed down the town and everyone hunkered down at home. We filled our nights baking bread, playing card games, and reliving the magic of the Harry Potter film series.

Month in Review: January 2019

Once the weather warmed up Ian and I celebrated with a visit to Milwaukee’s downtown ice bars. When my toes started to lose feeling we decided it was time to go home and warm up! It was a nice outing, regardless of the cold, and helped ward off cabin fever.

Month in Review: January 2019

Month in Review: January 2019

Interested in seeing more of our month? Watch our second a day video below!

 

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Month in Review: January, 2018

Month in Review: January, 2018

January began under the palm trees in Florida and ended being surrounded by snowflakes in Wisconsin. After thawing poolside for a week, I needed an adjustment period to cope with the cold. Bundled under layers of thermals, I ventured back into the thick of winter and tried to build up my tolerance. By the end of the month Ian and I were enjoying long walks in the park and attended an outdoor festival. Needless to say, we got back into our winter routine without too much moaning about the cold.

Month in Review: January, 2018

Month in Review: January, 2018

Soon after we returned from Florida, Ian needed to travel to Eau Claire for work. Neither of us have spent much time exploring Eau Claire, so I jumped at the chance to tag along on this mini road trip. We stayed at a quirky boutique hotel, The Oxbow, and took an evening trip to Leinenkugels. Our drive home took longer than expected due to a snow storm, but I was grateful for the time we were able to spend together.

Month in Review: January, 2018

Month in Review: January, 2018

The rest of the month was spent with Mother nature playing games with us. One day all the snow would melt under a heat wave, then the next day we would be under a winter weather advisory. In years past, my heart would sink when I woke up to snow. This year I’ve made a conscious effort to embrace the cold and get outside. Having this mindset has led to magical walks in the woods, snowball fights, and enjoying the first outdoor festival of the year – Mittenfest!

January was definitely a busy month, but I’m glad we were able to kick off 2018 with so many wonderful memories!

Month in Review: January, 2017

Month in Review: January, 2017

It’s crazy to think that at the beginning of January Ian and I were in sunny Florida! Adjusting back to the cold was more difficult than I thought, but after a few days of shuffling on icy sidewalks, I’ve accepted that it will be a few months until I can put my snow boots in storage.

Before Ian and I said our final farewell to Florida we booked a Jet Ski tour around Key West. We couldn’t bring our camera with us, so I had to take mental pictures when we floated by a sea turtle and skimmed over waves.

Month in Review: January, 2017

Once back in Wisconsin we were counting down the days until the Breunig Christmas. The past few years, our trip to Florida has overlapped with this holiday party, so it was nice to catch up with my aunt and uncles and battle all the cousins in a competitive round of White Elephant.

Month in Review: January, 2017

Sadly, we lost our dear friend Reggie this month. When Ian and I were visiting for the Christmas party Reggie wasn’t doing well and we said our goodbyes, even though we hoped it wouldn’t be our last time. He was the sweetest dog around and will be greatly missed.

Month in Review: January, 2017

The rest of the month was filled with organizing our lives. Appointments were scheduled, closets were cleaned, and blog posts were photographed. To celebrate our hard work, we treated ourselves to a night out at the bowling alley. It’s always refreshing to get out of the house and have a bit of fun!

Month in Review: January, 2017

Watch the short video below to watch our month, one second a day!