That a few of these things also happened!
Valentine's Tot Time - We went to the park with some of our buddies from church - our LBS class has a Tot Time every month, and this month it was supposed to be a Valentine's party at the Blazeis'. Well it was just too gorgeous to stay inside, so we moved it to the park. We Texans must capitalize on happy outdoor weather while it lasts! When Madeleine was digging in the sand, she kept wanting to find crabs...sorry love.
Artisan Pow-Wow - Feb. 16 was a huge work day for me. We hosted our artisans in the morning for an exciting meeting of what went well in 2012, what we can improve on, and just some nice hang out time. We had a great turn out, and we needed translators for four different languages - a different meeting dynamic, trust me! I loved listening to the reasons why these women love The Community Cloth. After the meeting I quickly packed up and headed south to Friendswood for an in-home event that evening. I think it was a 12-hour work day! Those two in the bottom left picture are Aisha from The Congo and Chitra from Bhutan. They are beautiful, strong women with whom I work especially closely.
MCC when I grow up day - as a part of Madeleine's February curriculum at school, they focused on community helpers. She learned about firemen, doctors, policemen (and made her own cute little fingerprint book, awwww.) At the end of the month they got to pick a profession to dress up as for school. I took M to Lakeshore Learning the day before (remember? I am always so on top of things,) but I couldn't bear to pay nearly $30 for a costume of a doctor, chef, policeman, etc. So, off to Hobby Lobby we went, and a costume was made for less than $8. :) I think she makes a cute and compassionate little veterinarian.
Baylor Day in Austin - We wrapped up February with a short trip to Austin. I love being a mama, but I so desperately miss that car time with my sweet husband. Road trips are our favorite time of conversation. Cason and I were invited to be a part of Baylor day at the Capitol, which was celebrated with a breakfast, proclamations in both the House and the Senate as well as some speeches made by the many Baylor Reps and Senators currently in office. We also had an intimate lunch with Judge Starr and First Lady Alice, as well as other Baylor dignitaries and fellow alumni. It was a lovely time, as always, I was so proud of Baylor, and it was really special to get so much one-on-one conversation time with Judge Starr. He really took the time to listen to us and answer questions about the direction of the university. We got to swing by Thunderbird Coffee on our way out of town (Cason had to be back in Houston for class by 6!) to see our favorite little longhorn.
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