Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kira sent you some February Updates

I've been sort of a flake with my Cozi journal and haven't updated it too much since August, but  I determined to get back on the wagon in February. I was semi consistent with it and was reminded again how much I like Cozi. I use it for my to-do lists, the calendar feature is the only calendar I need anymore, and the journal is quick and easy to update right from the app on my phone or when I'm on the computer. If you haven't checked out Cozi yet, you really should. It's free and fabulous.


So here's what our February looked like, in little bite-sized pieces. This is also an example of what Cozi does with your journal once a month. It sends out an email, to whomever you've put on your list, with your month's worth of journal entries. Great for grandparents!

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Life in Our Corner of World

February Stories

Cozi. Family Life. Simplified

I just ordered from Gourmet Body Treats for the first time and I'm SO excited to get my stuff. They are one of the most natural skin care lines in the country. I could literally eat everything that goes into them, which is what I've been searching for. Maybe my hunt for the perfect skincare line will finally be at an end... I've been on this ride for a few years now.
Wednesday, February 2nd


Greyson says to some friends who came over: "Don't be alarmed~ the basement is clean."
Wednesday, February 2nd


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Cleaned my oven! No more fires for at least a week. I tried out my new Shaklee "Scrub Away" (is that what it's called?) and it worked as promised. I scrubbed, the gunk went away.
Wednesday, February 2nd




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On Day Four of my weekly menu and so far I've stuck to it every day. Trying to master this "plan your meals, buy what you need" thing so I can pocket my extra grocery money and become rich.... I mean, buy furniture for my house.... I mean, put it in savings.

So far this week we've had chicken tacos on homemade tortillas (Jarrod said they were the best he's ever had), minestrone soup with homemade whole wheat rolls and salad, and hamburgers on the leftover rolls. This isn't as hard as I thought it would be, not sure why it's taken me so long to take the bull by the horns.
Thursday, February 3rd


Unfortunately, that flu bug our friends had last week has a seven day incubation period. Our friend Mr. Throwup arrived last night and relegated Rowan to the couch for the day.
Thursday, February 3rd


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Mr. B's favorite friend "Puppy" has been missing for over a week. We searched high and low. I bribed the boys with the promise of a dollar to whoever found it, and they turned the house upside down. Jarrod was convinced that we'd left it at someone's house. I finally prayed about the puppy, and within five minutes an idea popped in my head and I knew with a certainty exactly where it was. Sure enough, puppy was found. This isn't the first time this has happened... why, oh why, do I always wait so long to include God in the tiny problems of my life? Those are the ones most easily fixed.
Friday, February 4th


At some point in all our boys' lives they have an epiphany. That hot cup of steaming liquid both parents have to have first thing in the morning... it probably tastes good. And then they wait until a cup gets left unattended and try a big swallow. And then their eyes light up and they say "Cof-FEE!" and then we can never leave our cups unattended again.

I'm not sure when he got a taste, but Brecken has been stalking my latte like a lion on the serengetti.
Saturday, February 5th


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We got to hang with our friends the Sovereigns and the Powers. Lots of little people running around, spaghetti and garlic bread, Jarrod and Dan played their guitars for a while. A fun day.
Sunday, February 6th


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Trying out a new chore chart system. I don't know if it's working. My house is still pretty much a mess.
Tuesday, February 8th


First day back to the Kroc center in several months. Mr B cried in the childcare until they put him in a pack n play by himself. Then he was fine. Why doesnt that ever happen at home?
Wednesday, February 9th


We were walking into walmart and passed a handicap parking space. Rowan says, "mama, dats a potty sign. You just sit on da ground."

Thursday, February 10th


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Deceptively NOT delicious. My batch of homemade rolls looked pretty, but were pretty much inedible. Oh well, can't win 'em all
Thursday, February 10th


Greyson took a big swig of milk and then started smacking his chest. He says "Wow, Mom, I can't believe it! My bones used to be a lot softer but I can actually feel them getting harder. I kind of like calcium."
Thursday, February 17th


The only one of my four kids who isn't sick just offered a lick of his sucker to his brother, then stuck the sucker back in his mouth. Fab.
Thursday, February 17th


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All last week, my kids had the flu AGAIN (second time in two weeks for Ro). Rowan didn't eat or stop throwing up for five solid days. He looks like a little skeleton. I'm so relieved to see his smile again. I missed him.
Friday, February 18th


I sure wish Home Depot would hurry up and start carrying those food replicators they have on Star Trek. I'm hungry.
Friday, February 18th


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My mom came over to help me get ready for the baby shower and whip my house into shape after five days of the flu. She had an attack of gout in her foot but didn't let it stop her from helping.... she just kept it elevated.
Saturday, February 19th


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Baby Shower success! I hosted for my sis-in-law Ebonie and everything went great~ I'm exhausted though. The nice thing about hosting a big event is that things get done, and cleaned, that otherwise wouldn't. Jarrod painted my guest bathroom a lovely sage green at 11 p.m. last night. He's my hero.

Today Rowan goes in there and goes "Oh wow, you paint my baffroom Daddy? It wook nice. It wook wike salad."
Sunday, February 20th


  
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Got some more organizing done this month. I feel happy every time I look under my bathroom sink.
Sunday, February 20th


Greyson was pretty disappointed when he woke up and found out today was not, in fact, PRESENTS day
Monday, February 21st


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Three boxes of love in the mail from Auntie Joan, and they were filled with Christmas paraphenalia. I find that entertaining. And the beautiful flowers were a 'thank you' from Ebonie for the baby shower. Awwww.
Wednesday, February 23rd


On our way to the "raising truly great kids" conference in Spokane. Date night!
Friday, February 25th


Mr. B just had some blueberries for the first time. He's a fan! I also chopped off his baby hair and now he looks like a potato.
Sunday, February 27th


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It's the last day of February. This month has flown, and yet dragged at the same time. So much sickness, but lots of joy. I just started reading a new book (nonfiction even!!) and I'm immersed. I can't remember the last time I was sucked in by a "real" book. It's the first time in years that I feel like organizing a book club so I have someone to discuss it with.
Monday, February 28th


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2 comments:

  1. WOW! I do cozi pretty regularly and I get "at most" 4 pictures to send out. This is inspiring. I needed to see how someone else did it. I like just writting down kids sayings and little things. My parents/grandparents adore getting this because they life in another state. Thanks for showing me how to do this "right"!

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  2. You're so funny. I have a hard time getting the photos on there "as they happen" but I sat down on the last day of the month and went through the photos I took in February and picked the ones I wanted to use. Some worked for posts I'd already written, and others reminded me of stories I had forgotten. Then I just uploaded them and changed the date on the posts to try and keep them in order. I really like what the pictures add to the journal. I also scroll through my Facebook and Twitter updates and copy and paste some of them (when I'm on my computer). Makes it easy!

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