Family Fun: February

This is a VERY brief recap of our February ๐Ÿ™‚

The BIG NEWS obviously was the announcement of our Disney Rental Home purchase! We went to Disney twice this month and also put a lot of work into getting the house ready to rent. Even though our purpose of the house purchase is really for a financial investment, it’s also all about a family investment and we enjoyed it SO MUCH this month. It makes me so excited to have a place where our family can make memories together over the years ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Another biggie this month were appointments. Spear and Britt had their well check ups together and Kye and Tess had their dental visits together. And all four appointments? On the SAME DAY. I already blogged about Spear’s and Britt’s appointment here but haven’t chatted it up about the dentist one ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

It worked out great having it all on the same day because it meant both Kye and Britt had excuses for missing school and that Zach was already missing work for Spear’s shots so he was able to take Spear and Britt back home after their appointment so I could just have Kye and Tess for theirs ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tess did GREAT! She had x-rays and was a super big girl about them. Our dentist has tv screens in the ceiling and since our kids never watch actual live tv they think it’s AMAZING. They are like little zombie children. 

Everything looked good for her, she’s totally good to go on using the same toothpaste as the older two which makes my life a lot easier!

I love that she picked out a Star Wars sticker!

I didn’t want to embarrass Kye snapping pics of him but his appointment also went well! He’s what they call a “slow erupter” which means he’s taking awhile to get in his adult teeth. Which isn’t a bad thing when you’re looking at braces and crowding! It’s good to give his jaw time enough to grow a bit before cramming more adult teeth in. 

It’s crazy that Britt may very likely pass him in number of teeth lost and she’s almost 3 years younger. We did discuss braces and the new trend now is doing them in phases. The dentist at this appointment doesn’t see him needing to do the phase thing but says we’ll watch and see once he loses more teeth.

Something I’ve NEVER noticed with Kye is that on a couple of his teeth his gums are like receding. This is possibly from brushing too hard but can also be genetic. He says his teeth are sensitive at times and the dentist said it can cause that.

He’s going to be mindful to brush gently and he’s going to use Sensodyne toothpaste but we are gonna have to watch it pretty closely as he may end up needing a procedure where they MOVE gum tissue from the roof of the mouth to the gum line. Um. That does NOT sound like a simple fix. 

We did also talk about the “Sedgley split.” A strong gap between the two top front teeth is SUPER strong in my bloodline. It’s in the Sedgley side but also in my mom’s side (my grandmother had it) so I’ve always full expected at least one, if not all, of my kids to have it. The dentist though doesn’t think it’s gonna happen. She said neither Kye’s or Tess’s x-rays show signs of it (my money is on Britt b/c she’s the most “Sedgley like” in her looks!). 

The dentist also said she thinks Tess may be our best bet on not needing braces. Fingers crossed on that one! Neither myself or my brother needed them so ideally I hope our kids all get my teeth. I’d rather have the gap than braces! 

I know the weather is SO WEIRD for everyone this year! We had a HUGE warm streak in February. So warm that the kids decided it was warm enough TO SWIM. Def the earliest we’ve ever gotten in our pool. And it was also wayyyyy too cold to be enjoyable. They didn’t last long and Mama sure enough didn’t test it out with them haha!

As Spear starts sleeping better and better I’m able to get back to enjoying “me time” more and more. I’m so thankful for so many awesome friendships and so many great groups of ladies who like to get together for fun nights out!

This month we did dinner and an Escape Room. I haven’t ever done one before and Zach actually has talked about wanting to do it. 

Yall know my frugal self. It was $25 PER PERSON which I thought was HIGH. Like my expectations were pretty up there for that price, right?!?!

So automatically I think the price set me up not to think it was “worth it.” The room just wasn’t what I was expecting or picturing and I felt like they could have done SO MUCH MORE especially since they are making a killing (our group had 6 people so off our ONE hour they made $150!). 

Robyn, however, LOVED IT. I’m talking I’ve NEVER, in our almost 9 years of friendship, seen her so crunk about something. It was awesome and THAT was worth the money to me haha!

We escaped!!!

I def hit my wall with it and probably wouldn’t have made it out if I was alone. Zach LOVES riddles and stuff and I get annoyed after a little bit and am always like “just tell me the answer.” I kinda reached that point with this where I was just over it haha. 

I get the same way with hide and seek. I get so annoyed trying to find people. I guess I’m lame huh?

For book club this month we had agreed to read Pitch Dark. It was SO BAD yall that we all agreed to just STOP reading it. So we didn’t have a book for the month and instead met up just to chat and make plans for the rest of the year moving forward (or at least loose plans ha!)

Olive Garden has randomly become our meet up place because they have a great room where we can all sit and visit and we’ve worked out a pretty decent deal on the food too! I’m so glad to have some new faces come and some that we hadn’t seen in awhile! 

I haven’t read a “self help” book in a long time and have owned Boundaries for 6 years now. My counselor gave it to me when a lot of the drama with my mom started happening. Of course she ended up exiting my life so I never bothered reading it (don’t really need boundaries with someone who isn’t in your life anymore). 

I decided to pick it back up and tackle it and YOU GUYS. I’m SO thankful I did. This is a MUST READ. I’m talking it’s on my LIST of top favorite books that everyone needs to read. It’s a LIFE CHANGER. 

I’m still not all the way done with it but it’s one you can read over and over and continually apply it to new ways in your life. I feel like the age of 33 is a year of personal growth for me and this book is helping me in HUGE ways!!! 


We had to buy some new pans this month (my goal is to use this new house as an opportunity to replace OUR stuff and take our old stuff down there!) and I cracked up when I read the care instructions.

You know all your husbands like to “soak” everything too haha

I also randomly got a skin tag this month and it drove me CRAZY. I googled around like a mad woman and found out that Apple Cider Vinegar can cure them!!! Here’s what I did and IT WORKED!!!

I do recommend trying it for a shorter timespan at first (like 20 min or so) to make sure you don’t have any sort of reaction before letting it sit all night!

Kye had the dreaded flu this month and our insurance doesn’t pay for prescriptions. Tamiflu? Was gonna cost us $200! Um nope?!?! Plus I heard it has had all sorts of rough side effects. I had a friend recommend Oscillococcinum to us and I loaded UP on it. 

I think it truly helped minimize his symptoms and I plan to keep some on hand to have all the time in case we ever need it!

I was SO PUMPED this month to actually WIN a giveaway! I never win stuff!

I won this poster print from Ever After Tees and can’t wait to hang it in the Disney House!

My dad had a minor surgery this month that had a pretty long recovery time so we put together a care package for him. I’m so thankful my step mom takes AMAZING care of him and cooks such healthy foods for them both buttttt when I think of my dad I think of all the junk food we’d always eat at his house growing up ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

I couldn’t resist sending some of his favorites!

One of my MUST DO goals for 2018 is to catch up on getting all my blog books printed off. I was reminded of the urgency for that when Britt and Tess were looking through some this month and Tess asked where she was…ummm I haven’t had any blog books printed since she was born. 

Outfits of the month:

I’m obsessing over this blazer from Old Navy!

Jeans from Target

Top also from Old Navy (these are my favorite tees!)

Top: Old Navy

Bag: Amazon

Jeans: Rock Star from Old Navy

Shoes: Toms

Vest: Amazon

Top: Amazon

Jeans: Nordstrom

Shoes: Originally from Sears, these are similar

Vest: Amazon

Top: Amazon

Jeans: Nordstrom

Shoes: Toms

Top: Amazon

Jeans: Old Navy 

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