Wednesday, March 02, 2016

February ~ A Month of Firsts!

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We experienced lots of firsts this month. By the first of February, we were able to say GOODBYE to our 3 1/2 year renting phase of life - yay!!! Unfortunately, for the first time I experienced moving with the flu. I was so miserable. :( So glad to feel great again!

First time to live in a neighborhood with a golf course. Didn't think I'd like it too much, but I'm loving all the trails and how hubby and I are walking together on a consistent basis. I think we're averaging about 18 miles per week. Feels so good. I definitely have more energy and feel better overall.


First time to FINALLY have white cabinets, and they're all throughout the house!! I've wanted white cabinets for my entire marriage, but the curse of orange oak seemed to follow me wherever I went. Even though I definitely have less cabinet space, at least the cabinets are white. :) It's also the first house in which I've ever had granite counter tops. Ooooh, feeling middle class fancy for sure!!



Less cabinet space led to my first ever china cabinet thanks to my sweet hubby. Even though the extra storage space was more of a "need" I still wanted it to look nice. I LOVE the way it turned out, and I only used items that didn't fit in my cabinets. For the first time, I have somewhere to display my milk glass which was passed on to me from my mom which used to be my grandma's. I wish my grandma were still here so she could see it displayed in my home.



First time to see 5 planets in the sky right along side the moon. It was really neat! Too bad Mercury, Mars, and Saturn wouldn't show up on my phone camera. Only Jupiter and Venus were bright enough and close enough, I guess.


First time to hike the San Tan Mountain even though I've lived SO close to it for 9 years.


First Valentine's Day in our new home.


And last but not least, on February 23, 2016 I published my first children's book, Mysterious Moon!! Though it isn't my first manuscript, it is my first published book - click on the link to download it from Amazon. :) Thanks!




Now, I'm looking forward to March and turning 40 - yikes!

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2 comments:

Alexa Claven said...

Congratulations on moving into your new home, publishing your new book, and your other firsts. Is your book only available in a downloaded form?

Brandi said...

Thank you! Unfortunately, yes, it is only a download at this point. Looking into offering a hardback in the future as it will cost $ to do so. Even I have to look at my book on a smart phone with a kindle app right now. ;)

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