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: December, 2018

Month in Review: December, 2018

I never intended on stepping away and taking a digital detox. It all began with tucking my phone away to soak in quality family time over the holidays and catching a cold on the flight home from Florida. A weekend offline suddenly turned into three weeks and I was in disbelief. The holidays really took a toll of me this year! Thankfully, the cold has passed, our Christmas decorations are back in storage, and I’m ready to take on my 2019 goals. One of which, is to rejuvenate this space. To start, let’s rewind a bit and dive into December’s month in review!

Month in Review: December, 2018

December was a magical month full of light displays, sugar cookies, and holiday parties. Ian and I fully immersed ourselves in the season and filled our calendar with outings to drive down candy cane lane, bake our favorite holiday treats, and attend our first play in Milwaukee – Christmas at Pemberly. We ended the month celebrating Christmas with my family, then flying to Florida to ring in the New Year.

Month in Review: December, 2018

It was a month filled with tradition – some old and some new. That’s one thing I love most about the holidays. It’s a time to create your own magic and be filled with the wonder of the season. Watch the video below to see one second of every day in December. Enjoy!

Month in Review: November, 2018

When you flip over your calendar to start a new month, you never truly know what life has in store. Notes are scribbled on various dates, reminding you of scheduled outings, but nothing is really set in stone. All it takes is one phone call, one moment, to make time stand still. Then all those notes on your calendar seem irrelevant and life choses a new course for your month.

November was one of those months where life took control of our schedule. A mere two weeks into the month I got a phone call that my grandmother had passed away. Even though she was 93 years old, the news of her passing came as a shock. My heart wasn’t prepared to say goodbye just yet, but it was healing to be surrounded by family as we celebrated her life.

Picking up the camera to document our outings slipped my mind this month, but I was able to find a few photos to share. First up is our visit to Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. It was a brisk winter day, but Ian and I bundled up and walked along the winding trails. We came across ice covered ponds, a wigwam, and an observation tower that overlooked Lake Michigan. Seeing as the nature preserve is only a short drive away from our apartment, it was the perfect way to enjoy a low-key afternoon.

On another chilly afternoon, Ian and I drove to a new café/brewery in town, Vennture Brew Co. Being a combined brewery and café, Ian and I were both able to enjoy the experience. I ordered a pour-over coffee and Ian tried out one of their seasonal brews. I have a feeling we will become regulars!

November ended with a trip to parents’ house to celebrate Thanksgiving. Our stay was filled with playing games, decorating gingerbread houses, and meeting up with friends at Wollersheim’s Vintage Christmas. Spending time with friends and family was the perfect way to close out the month.

Interested in seeing a snippet from each day in November? Watch our Month in Review video below!