March was a whirlwind of a month for our family! We celebrated two birthdays and a holiday, everyone got sick at some point, it snowed, it was sunny and so many other things. See how our month went below–in numbers, of course!
965 – Price for two round trip tickets to Kaua’i, HI. When my husband and I were first married, we decided that for our 10 year anniversary we wanted to go to Hawaii. Last May, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, but we also had a 2 month old baby which meant we had to postpone our trip. Fast forward a year and we’ve been keeping a close eye on the cost of flights to Hawaii, specifically Kaua’i. (Thank you Google Flights!) When we saw them get down to $430/ticket for the time we wanted to go (in June), we double checked with grandparents on the dates and booked our tickets! We can’t wait to go and see everything Kaua’i has to offer and just have a nice, kid-free vacation.
3 – Days we went for a walk around the neighborhood. March is a funny month because you really never know what kind of weather you’re going to get from day to day. One day it’s sunny and 65 and you’re outside in bare feet and the next, it’s snowing. (I’m not even kidding.) Thankfully, we were able to sneak in a few walks around our neighborhood while the kids rode their bikes and scooters and baby girl rode in her stroller. We’re looking forward to more consistently warm weather this next month and more walks outside.
1 – Chocolate cupcake devoured. My sweet baby girl turned ONE in March and I still can’t believe it. A few days before her birthday, we took some pictures with my friend Kendra. Baby girl was not happy and cried for most of the shoot, including when we gave her the smash cake I’d made. Turns out she was teething and had a bit of a cold the rest of the week which is why she was so sad. But the weekend came and she was feeling much better for her family birthday party and much more ready to eat some cake. Once she realized how good her chocolate cupcake was, she couldn’t get it in her mouth fast enough!
18 – Years since I got strep throat. I used to get strep throat all the time when I was around ages 13-15. I finally got my tonsils removed in 9th grade and haven’t had strep throat since then. That is, until March of this year! After having strep so many times as a kid, I knew that’s what it had to be so I went into the doctor for antibiotics. The rapid test came back negative, but they sent the test into the lab and it came back positive. Here’s to hoping it’s another 18 years (or more) before I get strep throat again. Ouch!
50 – Miles to Salt Lake City to see Disney On Ice with my daughter. My friend Julia (who blogs at The Quiet Grove) invited my daughter and I to go with her and her daughter to Disney On Ice Dare to Dream in Salt Lake City last month. I had been wanting to go so I was thrilled with the invitation. The show was so much fun! I loved watching my daughter watch the show and I was pretty amazed too. If you get the chance to go, definitely take it!
2 – Trips to the dollar store. I made a couple of separate trips to the dollar store this last month and came away with some pretty great purchases! The first time, I found everything I needed to make a faux moss spring sign for the Inspire My Creativity link party I host. I went again a couple weeks later for something else entirely and came away with supplies to make these awesome DIY Lego car activity kits for my kids! They can’t wait to use them on some of our longer car trips.
5 – Quarts of applesauce made. Our local grocery store was having an amazing deal on apples so I decided to buy a box to bring home and bottle it. I made some homemade apple pie filling with some of it and homemade applesauce with the rest. I know that many people are hesitant to try bottling, but I promise that applesauce is as easy as it gets!
250 – Business cards ordered. A few years ago, I found out about a blogging conference called SNAP. It’s mostly geared toward creative bloggers (crafts, DIY, recipes, etc), but any kind of blogger can go. I told my husband last year that I really wanted to go this year so when tickets went on sale about 6 months ago, I snagged one. Fast forward and SNAP conference is coming up next week! As part of my prep, I ordered 250 business cards. I’m not expecting to need that many for the conference, but plan on attending other events in the future. If you follow along with me on Instagram, I’ll definitely be sharing some great highlights from the conference!
17 – Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. We don’t do a lot for St. Patrick’s Day in our family, but we did all make sure to wear green! My girls wore matching hair bows and we had family over for dinner, but all in all, it was a pretty relaxed day. Except of course for the leprechaun who turned our milk green. *wink*
And that’s a wrap! I have a feeling that April is going to fly by and before I know it, the kids will be out of school and my husband and I will be in Kaua’i. If you’re interested in reading my other month in numbers posts, you can find them below:
What was something that you did in March??