So, apparently my eyes are not deceiving me and it really is February already. I haven’t had too many things to share in this space lately, but I thought I would share a random post about what I’ve been loving lately and what’s been up in my life.
All in all, February has gotten off to a relatively uneventful start – aside from my first (and hopefully only) minor accident right at the end of January. No one was hurt and insurance paid for my repairs and a week-long rental, so luckily it wasn’t too stressful! Just a bit of a bummer that it happened to my first (and new) car that I’ve barely had six months but I am praising God that it wasn’t any worse than it was.
Earlier this week, I finally started listening to Ellie Holcomb‘s new album Red Sea Road and friends, do yourselves a favor and check it out. Beautiful voice paired with absolutely beautiful lyrics and truth! My favorites are Fighting Words, Red Sea Road, and Living Water. I had seen the ladies of She Reads Truth and author Annie F. Downs raving about the album around Instagram and Twitter so I’m glad that I finally started listening to it.
I’m four books into my to-read list for 2017 and even though the first book of 2017 fell sort of flat for me, I really enjoyed the books None Like Him and All the Pretty Things. I’m currently reading Life in Season!
I’ve also been loving all the planning that I’ve been doing for my family’s big trip to the Grand Canyon coming up in April! This is going to be one of the first true family vacation’s we’ve had in a long time and it’s something we’ve talked about doing for years. We’ll be spending a little bit of time in Las Vegas and the rest of the week in Arizona/New Mexico and I cannot wait! The “wild west” seems a little like home in some ways for my Dad’s side of the family since he spent his early life living on the Santa Fe Railroad, which both my great-grandfather and grandfather worked on. To hear the stories from his childhood and from my grandfather’s life, it sounds very much like a story line from a John Wayne western, which I sort of love.
Hope you all are enjoying your February!