February 17, 2016
I'm not going to lie, I feel like we have been hibernating this month. It's not freezing cold anymore, but now that the snow has melted, it's left the world looking a little bland. A trip to Hawaii right about now would be nice, but that's obviously not happening. ;)
When the sun showed its face after days and days of rainy, gloomy weather, we couldn't not go outside! We soaked in every ray of sunshine that we could before the sun dipped behind the mountains. This is our third winter here but this is the first winter where I feel like it's actually getting to me a little bit. I don't remember feeling this way before. I just feel a little cooped up!
I am trying to make the best of it and celebrating Valentine's Day definitely helped. We didn't do anything all to special on our own, but our ward hosted their second annual Valentine's Dance and they went ALL OUT! (That's where our cheesy heart balloon pictures are from:) It was like a mini wedding honestly; it was super nice with amazing decorations, Italian cream sodas and the most delicious variety of desserts :) And we actually danced! We're not very good dancers but it was still super fun!
Steve and I weren't sneaky at all with the gifts we got each other-- we were just at Walmart doing a family shopping trip and Steve picked out new white sheets for our bed and I picked out some pretty Vera Wang perfume that I looooove! And we got a new bed spread too! The one that Logan is on in that last picture. So, really it's the little things that are getting us through the gloominess. I really don't have anything to complain about but I'm ready for the sun to come out and stay out!
Happy half way through February!