It’s really hard to believe that the end of February is already here. Even though this year is a leap year, the month still felt a few days too short. February has been a very eventful month for us and one full of firsts. I have to admit that I haven’t kept any of my promises for Lent or worked towards any New Years resolutions. As a couple, we have seen a lot of growth, though. I think there’s something to be said about that even if it wasn’t the intended goal at the beginning. In the past month we put an offer in on a house, countered, applied for a mortgage, hired a home inspector, filed our taxes together, owed taxes for the first time, talked about insurance more than anyone would like, and traveled to my favorite camp in the mountains. That’s a whole lot of firsts for one month. It’s been an interesting journey so far but we still have a little ways to go before it’s all settled. I’m excited but trying not to let myself get distracted. February has honestly been very productive but I hope March feels more productive on a personal level. I’d still like to make more time for myself. For long walks, reading, home cooking, and painting. See you soon, March.

Kuleigh Baker