Reading: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. Eh. I don’t love this book so far. I usually really enjoy Kristen Hannah’s novels (think easy, fun beach read), but this one is not engaging me at all. The Nightingale is about two sisters in France during WWII, so someone who loves historical fiction might really enjoy it. I’m going to keep going, so more on this later!
Watching: Friday Night Lights. I know I’m a little behind here, but Bryan and I wanted a new show to watch together and heard good things about this one. We’re only about 4 episodes in, and so far I feel like I’m watching Remember the Titans in television form (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). I honestly don’t know how I feel about it yet. I want to love the characters more (which will probably come with time), and I also want there to be just a little bit of comic relief. It’s so intense all the time! The verdict’s still out on this one for me.
Listening: Mumford and Son/Wilder Mind. This has a lot more to do with my husband than me, but we’ve had this album on repeat since it was released. And I’ll admit—it’s pretty good driving (and writing!) music.
Anticipating: A summer of adventures. Summer is my favorite season, and (relatively speaking) our schedule is a little more relaxed these days. We have lots of big and small adventures planned, and my goal is to soak up as much fun, friends, and new experiences as possible before our schedule gets super busy again in August. What’s on your summer bucket list?
Remembering: My grandmother. My sweet, strong grandmother passed away last week after a very difficult couple of years, and my family celebrated her life and legacy on Saturday. When I think about my grandmother, I remember her as a woman of valor. She was brave, caring, intelligent, loving, and deeply passionate about her faith. One of the last memories I have of my grandmother is visiting her in the hospital. She could barely speak, but she sang the words to “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” with the confidence and security of someone who knows them in her heart to be true. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy and an example of the kind of woman I hope to become.