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February 2, 2010

I know I’m not the only person who simply cannot believe it’s FEBRUARY. January was a good month. Texas Tech kicking butt at the Alamo Bowl was definitely a fantastic start, and the rest of the month was filled with a handful of photo sessions, lots of friend time, and some flat out good soul rest.

I’ve learned in my days (as if I’m old and wise or something?!) that down time can easily be filled with busyness, but nothing that holds much value at all. And as someone who values productivity, that’s usually my go to when I have time to spare. I’ll just find little things to fill my time and feel like I’ve accomplished a lot, when really, not so much the case.

I put a stop to that biz-nass.

January was filled with READING (one of my new years resolutions was to read a book a month… I’m totally on track). Casey let me borrow Francine Rivers’ The Mark of the Lion series, and I’m officially hooked. I’ve never been a huge fiction person, and I think it’s mainly because I had this crazy notion that if I’m reading, then I need to be learning something in the process (see?? I have productivity issues!!). But not only is that ridiculous, it’s completely false! I’m halfway through the second book, and I’ve never been so reminded of God’s grace, and how He seeks out his children and pursues us with His love. The only problem is that I’m a big sharer… So when Jordan comes home from work, I’m all excited about the latest happenings in my book, and how it’s affected my heart, so I struggle to tell him what’s going on. He’s so patient :)

January was also filled with lots of friend time. SO GOOD. Catching up, sitting by the fire, going on bike rides… Just good old fashioned fun. And oh my goodness, I forgot how awesome empty weekends are!!

I know this part is kind of boring, but it really has been so good to get caught up on paperwork, taxes, you know… the FUN side of business.

Here’s the bottom line though… It really shouldn’t take me having a slow-ish month to have time for things like these. It’s all about making time for valuable things, and being intentional about it. So in the middle of June, PLEASE ask me if I’ve made time for little pockets of soul rest.

Oh yeah, Lubbock got some snow/ice. That was fun. Here’s our hammock.

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and here’s Deuce… attempting to eat the icicles on our torn screen door :)

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shari posted the following on February 2, 2010 at 11:36 am.

awwww! i LOVE that one of deuce!

Jordan posted the following on February 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm.

I read the mark of the lion series right before we went to rome and while we were touring I kept talking about the characters like they were real people. Drew was also patient and went with it. fun stuff. love those books.

Brittney posted the following on February 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm.

I LOVE the mark of the lion series – ENJOY!

Terri Fallin posted the following on February 3, 2010 at 9:57 am.

OK, Brittney, I absolutely love love the pic of your dog trying to eat the ice. That is so adorable. You are amazing and I’m never let down when I come to your site to see something beautiful on a rainy drizzling day.

micaela posted the following on February 3, 2010 at 11:09 pm.

that is such a cute dog! what kind is it?

Cristy Cross posted the following on February 4, 2010 at 10:56 am.

love that little duece!

Tara posted the following on February 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm.

I read The Mark of the Lion over Christmas and LOVED LOVED LOVED them!


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